What EDC Around $100

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by simple6, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :) If you want a great reliable and strong working knife ... Cold Steel . :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Not so good for fidgety flipping , but very functional as a cutting tool .

    Best value in lock strength and steel at your price point , by far .

    American Lawman , AK-47 and others would fit the bill quite nicely . ;)


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  2. flashcan556


    Aug 31, 2019
    that wyvern blade looks like me fossil butt with a bloodgroove.
  3. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Sorry, I just can't get over the mall ninja look on some/most Cold Steel knives. YMMV
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  4. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Just got an Elite off the bay for $100, and agree it's a great knife for the price. However, the CF is a bit slick, so the G10 version may be work better depending on the OP's intended use.
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  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Spyderco Endura ZDP-189
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  6. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    I haven't found it to be hard to hold in use, I think the width of the handle combined with the shape of it make it easy to get a good grip on. That said, the G10 version also has the bonus of being cheaper.

    I'm still surprised at how thin and light the knife turned out to be. It's become one of my favorites very quickly.
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  7. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Doc, I like orange....what knife is that, please?
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  8. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Kershaw Link in both m390 and s35vn falls in that price range and blade length. Assisted opener with aluminum scales, though, if that's not your thing.
  9. Der Verminator

    Der Verminator

    Aug 23, 2019
    The finger groove Buck 112 with real Ebony slabs is well under that price.
  10. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    CS Ultimate Hunter. Normal version is black, but they also offer it in orange.
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  11. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Looks like the Ultimate Hunter.
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  12. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Steelwill Mini Cutjack in D2. I have the more expensive one in M390 and love it. But the reviews on the D2 version are generally favorable. I now generally carry the Benchmade Mini Presidio II if I carry a second knife in addition to my SAK. But you don't want Benchmade and it cost more than $100.
  13. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    If you can carry an auto, I've heard good things about the Kershaw Launch series.
  14. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Orange one is a Cold Steel "Ultimate Hunter" . It has a nice hand filling type handle and is not very tactical looking .
  15. golden_dragon

    golden_dragon Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Spyderco Dragonfly, Delica, or Endura.
  16. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    +1 for the Bugout. Why no Benchmade?
  17. simple6


    Oct 6, 2002
    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the feedback.

    Cold Steel was my first knife, Voyager I think. But I dont care for lockbacks.

    I can carry an auto, Launch is on my radar.
  18. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
  19. gazz98


    Sep 3, 2008
    Ok, no back locks.

    I like my Boker Caracal. Feels great in the hand.
    Spyderco Manix LW in CTS BD1. The cutting edge might not be long enough at 2.88" tho.
    Kizer : Begleiter, Kesmec
    Bestech : Warwolf, Barracuda, Toucan

    If you want to go auto, Kershaw Launch offers plenty of options.

    You might find something on the exchange here too. Plenty of $120-130 knives that are LNIB are being sold for a C note.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  20. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Spyderco sage ... pretty dope in FFG ...for around ur budget...

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