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What do you think is the best all around fixed blade for under $100 and why?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by AshesFall, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Or, for under $100, you can get the original Grohmann version that Cold Steel..."paid homage to."
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  2. shortwinger

    shortwinger Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    I have the Grohmann Yachsman version and gave the Original design as a gift. Love them both and would highly recommend them.
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  3. Irch

    Irch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2018
    I can’t remember what I paid for it, but I’m sure it was under $100.00. I’m still in love with my little Essee. I keep it in my camper and use it every trip. [​IMG]
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  4. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    For me ... most likely a Becker BK16 ... a great value.
  5. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    Kershaw Diskin Hunter, Buck Personal, an more.Don’t have to spend a fortune in order to get a good knife.
  6. Chucktabulous


    Jan 11, 2019
    Man, they know how to make a knife.
    Correction - They know how to make excellent knives.
  7. Cryptyc

    Cryptyc Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Fallkniven F1 or BK 16. I've owned a lot of knives and for under $100 in the fixed blade realm, I don't think you can do much better. Bk16 is probably the best deal of the two, but the F1 is fantastically easy for lack of maintenance.
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  8. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    There are several mule team knives left at the Spyderco company store.
    The A11, RWL34, and the PD#1 (Cru-Wear) are sweet little knives for ~$70.

    Ooopsy. The A11 is gone.
  9. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    If you can find one on the used market, Western L66. 1095 blade and leather handle.
    New: Ontario 499 "Jet Pilot Survival Knife"
    I've never had one, but I've heard nothing but good things about the Ontario SP series.
    If you desire a stainless steel blade, any Buck up to and including the 119. The 120 General and 124 Frontier cost a smidgen more than $100.
  10. jacksterp

    jacksterp Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Take a look at the BK62.

    Or the 16.
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    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2018
    Could I get a link to these please? Haven't been able to figure out how to find one
  12. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2018
  13. NapalmCheese


    Aug 24, 2006
    Another SRK fan here.

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2018
    Haha! Thanks, when I looked there before they all just said discontinued
  15. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Hmm, and all-around fixed blade under $100? For now I have to say it's probably a buck 119 in 5160, even though I don't use it much anymore (too many over $100 that I love). I really want to try a mora kansbol with the multi-mount sheath but haven't taken that leap yet. The sheath is the real draw. I think it would make a great all-around use knife.

    If a leather handled Hess tiburon ever shows up, might be one of those. Had a pioneer I liked but wanted something different with the same handle feel so I sold it. Then it seemed like the leather handled varieties became hard to find.

    Trying a gerber gryll's ultimate knife pro, and it's pretty decent but heavy. Probably a better beater knife than the 119 but the 119 is better at being a knife...

    I'm not considering used prices because too many fall into the $100 price range too easily if the condition degrades enough. Doesn't make it as fair a comparison, IMO.
  16. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    I can't add much to what others haven't already said here, but my BK16 is a favorite in that price range. I even added micarta scales to it.
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  17. rctic


    Nov 22, 2015
    Yeah I am in the same boat, I personally like the BK10
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  18. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Just do a search for mule at their website. Check the spelling too.
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  19. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2018
    Go to Spyderco and search for "mule." the first 6 products that come up are all in stock. Three Mule Team knives, 2 sheaths, and 1 handle. Links for all the Mule products and the three knives in stock are below.


    The 3 available Mules, PD#1, RWL34, and B70P, all seem to have approximately the same edge retention based on Cedric & Ada testing. The PD#1 may have more toughness. RWL34 and B70P are stainless.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019

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