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Reccomend me a good large folding knife?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Atakdog, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Atakdog

    Atakdog

    173
    Sep 3, 2012
    I am looking for a good folding knife on the larger side. These are the thing it must have:
    -under $100
    -blade length ~3.5 inches+
    -decent steel (especially for rust resistance)
    -Good lock that is strong (no liner locks unless they are really good)
    -adequite traction plan
    -preferably not made in China

    I am currently considering the Spyderco Endura. Made in Japan is a decent amount better than made in China, and the steel sounds good. If anyone know as a better knife that fits my description please tell me.
     
  2. singularity35

    singularity35

    Mar 1, 2010
    I'm sure you consider Taiwan part of China...so a Recon 1 is probably out of the question.
     
  3. OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    May 23, 2004
    Spyderco Stretch would also be good, one of the Spydies I always thought of as a brilliant design. Cold Steel Lawman, Recon 1, Voyager, etc. also work if Taiwan is ok.
     
  4. JDunn709

    JDunn709

    Jan 7, 2009
    Spyderco Military can be found in the exchange for about $100 :thumbup:

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  5. I HAVE KNIFE ISSUE

    I HAVE KNIFE ISSUE Banned BANNED

    405
    Oct 10, 2012
    para 2
     
  6. chris97

    chris97

    79
    Apr 2, 2011
    Ummm, Buck 110?
     
  7. oldspooky

    oldspooky

    44
    Oct 3, 2010
    What do you plan on doing with this knife? Daily carry? Into the woods? Fishing? Defense? Cutting what mostly?
    How you plan on using it could lead to different choices.
     
  8. 2manyknives

    2manyknives

    698
    Aug 9, 2006
    Any of the Spydercos mentioned above are very good knives, as is the Buck 110 if you like something a bit more traditional. Also on the traditional side, the Queen Mountain Man is worth a look. Benchmade have a good range of decent sized folders.
     
  9. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Ontario/Hossom Retribution.
     
  10. Smokinape

    Smokinape

    Jan 21, 2011
    I got a new Spyderco para 2 s30v digi cam from a forum supported vendor for 96$. I also was able to snag the excellent Spyderco Manix 2 Xl for 94$...
     
  11. Rick2121

    Rick2121

    67
    Oct 8, 2012
    +1!!!!
     
  12. Maddogg774

    Maddogg774

    Sep 19, 2011
    Recon 1 spear point.
     
  13. whetrock

    whetrock

    Nov 13, 2010
    I too would recommend taking a hard look at the Stretch. I find the blade profile more becoming than the Endura, but that's just personal preference for the most part. Very reminiscent of the old Hunter model.
     
  14. KelvinHyatt

    KelvinHyatt

    1
    Jul 3, 2010
    Large cold steel voyager plain edge is great if you are looking for a large lightweight folder
     
  15. Ruckus Rampage

    Ruckus Rampage

    92
    Sep 19, 2012
    Boker Todd Begg designed field marshall ..4 out of your 6 ...great beefy knife
     
  16. viper89

    viper89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Spyderco Endura, Stretch, and Para2 are great choices but for something larger maybe a CS Voyager L or XL
     
  17. sigsoup

    sigsoup

    166
    Dec 17, 2011
    Spyderco para2 or military , if you can find a para for under 100$ scoop it up you won't be sorry. IMO. SV30 steel and compression lock !!
     
  18. HardTripper

    HardTripper

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manix 2 XL is a great knife, and fits your bill.
     
  19. all 41 + 14 all

    all 41 + 14 all

    53
    Jul 11, 2012
    Good call! I'd say it's a perfect match for the OP's wish list

    under $100 check
    ~3.5 inches+ 3.86" = check
    decent steel (SS) S30V = check
    good strong lock Ball Bearing Lock = check
    adequate traction plan DOUBLE CHECK
    not made in China USA = check
     
  20. Striderco

    Striderco

    Jun 17, 2010
    Spend a few more bucks and get a mans knife! A Grayman Satu! Meets all your wish list except one minor one.
     

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