need a good USA made folder

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by snakedoc.ua, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Spyderco gb is made in Taiwan
     
  2. chrisfa

    chrisfa Banned BANNED

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    Sep 15, 2012
    yea so this probably wouldn't be a good option if he is looking for usa made. Tough usa made folder? to me sounds like a buck csar-t
     
  3. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    I like the ZT 0200, and any of the ZT 0300 series. I love the ZT 0301 that I bought. This knife is a real beast!
     
  4. fsatsil

    fsatsil

    832
    Sep 15, 2009
    Benchmade Presidio. Not exactly a very thick blade but is a solid knife that has an aluminum handle, is US made, and its under $150.
     
  5. fsatsil

    fsatsil

    832
    Sep 15, 2009
    There's also the ZT0801 which is coming soon
     
  6. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Maybe try a stainless handle endura or police model from spyderco. both can come saber ground for toughness and are relatively thick.

    sorry, I didn't register USA made.
     
  7. snakedoc.ua

    snakedoc.ua

    16
    Jun 30, 2012
    i just like the metal handles as the last plastic ones broke. this new g10 may be the best thing?
    i like the serration as it cuts the heavy zip ties easier then a strait blade. and i cut wires a lot and all kinds of junk. my esee is a strait blade and it works good for most things but i just like having the serrations there if i need it.
     
  8. jimmyredd

    jimmyredd

    2
    Mar 5, 2008
    The Cold Steel Code 4 has a 3.5 inch blade, metal handles, the option for partial serrations, and about the strongest lock you're going to find on a folder. All for about 60 bucks. However it is made in Taiwan.
     
  9. Blade-fiend

    Blade-fiend

    Apr 11, 2013
    As mentioned by both RamZar and Bigfatts the BM 275 Adamas is THE heavy use folder. People can argue till they are blue in the face and still not find a better brute then that even if you ramp your price range up to $300. As for the metal handle requirement, G10 will hold up to the abuse and not show the wear that metals will.
     
  10. GrinderMcgee

    GrinderMcgee

    Jun 23, 2008
    Mackinac Hunter from CS. Ditch the USA fetish and there is a few options from Cold Steel. Heaviest pocket knife in my collection is ZT 0200 and that fits your criteria.
     
  11. snakedoc.ua

    snakedoc.ua

    16
    Jun 30, 2012
    im leaning hard on the adamas it looks real nice, i dont thing i will try a over seas knife again i have had bad luck with them all, i have used cold steal before and did not like the craftsmanship.
     
  12. polaris500

    polaris500

    59
    Oct 17, 2011
    Cold steel has a really strong lock on their knives, but their AUS8A sucks (based on my experiences). Get the Benchmade. You can't beat the knife. With Benchmade's craftsmanship, warranty, blade steel and what have you, it's an excellent knife. And I feel the G10 grips are better than any metal grips. They're more grippy, look better and probably just as, if not tougher, than aluminum.
     
  13. cards94

    cards94

    Jul 23, 2013
    how do you like the axis lock? any problems?
     
  14. dr_fosg8

    dr_fosg8

    Mar 17, 2013
    Kershaw blur blems!! USA made metal handles and come in part serrated, even in a tanto if you prefer. Plus you could get like 3 for your budget.
     
  15. cards94

    cards94

    Jul 23, 2013
    only problem with them is they're assisted opening. :p
     
  16. flarp

    flarp

    Sep 7, 2011
    ZT 0350ST and 0200ST come to mind. If you're willing to go up $15 from your limit, Kershawguy has a ZT 0301ST blem for $165.
     
  17. Awhiteha

    Awhiteha

    39
    Aug 15, 2012
    Sounds like you"ll like Benchmade or a Blackhawk knife. They also pride themselves in USA craftmanship.
     
  18. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    ZT 0350 would be my suggestion as well!
     
  19. HJD

    HJD

    132
    Nov 25, 2011
    How about the Grayman Satu? Doesn't have serations but meets all other specifications especially being a hefty folder.
     
  20. jkulysses

    jkulysses

    Dec 8, 2010
    Didn't they come out with an aluminum handled version of it a few months back? Maybe more like 6 months back but I'm almost positive they did make an aluminum version in a couple different colors.
     

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