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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by corwise, Dec 4, 2019.
ESSEE Izula or BK14
Green river and old hickory both have some fairly affordable knives that look like decent knives to start out with. Mora would be another good option to look into.
Mora HD Companion or any number of Ontario offerings in 1095.
It's easy and fun to add handles to these.
can't believe a 113 buck hasn't been mentioned - but I also agree a mora is likely the best value
A.G. Russell Woodswalker is a great little piece for insanely little money.
CRKT has the Folts Minimalists in different configurations, but I like the Kit Carson F4 better.
An off the wall pick might be the Condor Bombus. Cute little thing.
My favorite so far is the Small Bucklite Max. A $20 bill gets you a great little fixed blade that is easy to carry, simple to maintain, a pleasure to use... and from a great company made here in the USA.
SOG Instinct or Steel Will Druid 282 could work. The are small (under 3”).
Maybe for you. That isn't fun to me. I don't have handle material on hand nor do I have much bench type power equipment. I have no interest in attempting something like this. I use them the way they come or not at all.
Great options already mentioned. Helle has a boys knife also.
I would also recommend the Mora. In my onion, they are the best blade for the money. The companion would make a great starting knife.
My boys got a Buck 110 and matching 120 because of a super sale mentioned in the Buck forum. (This was a few years ago, Sam's Club closeout, if I remember)
Real Steel Knives "Connector" cool little piece right under your budget.
The new Spyderco Bow River would be my recommendation. Sheath is worth price of admission alone. Comes in a fancy box. Just over 30 bucks. Will be my Cheap and Easy go too gift this year. Great knife for the price.
I agree with Velitrius. Take a look at the A. G. Russell Woodswalker knife.
The Woodswalker is cute. I never got around to ordering one. Then just recently I found one in some of my Dad's old stuff. My brother had given it to him as a gift 20 years ago.
It doesn't impress at first but the more you carry and use it, the more you will like it. It looks cute at first sight, but when you put it to work you will be amazed by its cutting power (not talking about building log cabins, of course...). It's one of my basic EDC knives, in one of my pockets most of the time.
The Woodswalker does a good job. But I did have to strop it between cuts.
Woodswalker sounds just right to me or the Mora. The Moras for young folks have guards and some with rounded tips. I remember the first knife my dad got me, a folder, being so young I thought I could conquer the world. He gave me some good practical and cautionary advice on its use, he was an Eagle Scout and he was an engineer so he was the measure twice cut once kind of guy. Getting sentimental, but what was important was the giving and the advice given, so help them to explore and learn.
Stainless Mora Basic or Pro S.