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Quality Folding EDC Knife under $40?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TripleB67, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. HappyDaddy

    HappyDaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Take a look at the Kershaw Strobe. 3.3 inch blade. 8cr13mov blade. Unassisted flipper. Under $40. Flips great and a very versatile blade. It's probably my favorite "budget" knife.
  2. TripleB67


    Jan 28, 2016
    Great looking knife, under budget, like the blade, and love the idea of a flipper more and more.


  3. TheOutdoorNerd


    Oct 30, 2015
    The best thing about the Link is: once you grow to love it, then upgrade to the ZT version and get the better build quality and materials.
  4. GlockandBalls


    Jul 30, 2013
  5. 155440


    Aug 7, 2012
    I love the buck vantage's design but man are they hit or miss. Probably my favorite sub 40 knife if you can get one without horrendous off centering. I really like the look of the Kershaw made Emerson knives.
  6. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    Another vote for the Kershaw Link. I got the aluminum handled version first because it looks better in my opinion. Got my son a GRN Link with the stonewash blade and liked how it felt in hand better so I also got the GRN version with a blackwash blade. Love this knife, it makes up part of my poor man's EDC.

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  7. nlewman


    Dec 26, 2015
    I own quite a few knives, but no matter what I'm carrying, my brawler rides in my pocket. It takes a very nice edge, and it's not too bad to sharpen.

    However, I am guilty of just sharpening over the tanto point. At this time, mine is more of a very thickly spined drop point. I love it.
  8. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    Here are a few you have not considered. All of these are true EDC size. All are less than $40 and some less than $30.

    The Benchmade Lone Wolf Mini Landslide. It has N680 steel that will not rust yet holds a good edge. From knifeworks.com

    The Spyderco Persistence.

    Cold Steel Voyager with BD-1 steel.

    Cold Steel Tuff Lite.
  9. TripleB67


    Jan 28, 2016
    Thanks for everyone's input.

    After a lot of reading, searching, watching videos, comparing, thinking about my needs/wants, etc. I think I've narrowed my first non-small-Case type EDC down to three knives: Kershaw Cryo, Kershaw RJ Tactical, and Ontario Rat II.

    I appreciate all the help, advice, and knowledge you passed along my way!

  10. Pioneer Valley

    Pioneer Valley

    Nov 7, 2014
    Don't forget the usa made kershaw link.
  11. TripleB67


    Jan 28, 2016
    Really like the looks of the Link but due some unclear knife laws in my state I'm trying to stay 3.0" blade or under.

  12. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    I have an original Cryo and I really wanted to like it, it's a nice knife but not easy to hold on to. Something Kershaw addressed with the Cryo G10.

  13. snatchss454


    Feb 2, 2016
    This is my first post. I was doing some research and came across your thread and figured Id lend you a hand. Here is a cold steel voyager for $30/40 depending on size. Problem is(sort of) its a 50/50 blade and I'm not a fan of the cold steel serrations, but maybe you are. Killer blade for 30 to 40 bones.




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