What EDC Around $100

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

  1. ScooterG

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

    Mar 15, 2016
    Spyderco Meercat XL
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  2. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I'm fixing to buy a launch 8 myself.
  3. simple6


    Oct 6, 2002
    I like the 8, stiletto looks good.
  4. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    ;) Maybe should have mentioned that , at the start ? :rolleyes:
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  5. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    SK Blades "Smoke Jumper" Buck 110LT (CPM145 clip point blade) or SK Blades "The Shield" Buck 110LT (CPM154 drop pount blade) depending on which blade style you prefer.
    The 110LT is light enough (under3 ounces) for pocket carry, or they come with a nylon belt sheath for horizontal or verical carry.

    At under $40 each you could get both and have enough left over for a Pizza. :)

    Missed the part about you not liking lockbacks.
  6. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    That’s too bad. CS is really hard to beat here. +1 to American Lawman for people who has similar criteria but are ok with lockback/Triad lock.
  7. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    I say the Manix2 (S30V/G10) at $113 is one of the best deals in the knife world today.
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  8. kingston73

    kingston73 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2013
    One thing I’d suggest would be cruise the for sale thread. You can find some good deals on great knives, my favorite edc is a benchmade 745 I picked up for under $100.

    I’ve tried to like the manix but it’s just too wide in my pocket for my taste.
  9. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Para 3 Lightweight. I have a lot of other options but I carry this pretty much every day. It’s really good. The BD1N steel has been performing really well too.
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  10. Cogam87


    May 5, 2019
    Can you please point me to $100 sages........
  11. rawpaak


    Dec 29, 2010
    I've been collecting for years , lots of knives . Just got Civivi Elementum , Great Knife ! fit and finish A-1 . D2 steel .
    Sells for $50 to $75 depending on scales . check into You-Tube for video's . Again, Great Knife !
  12. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Do your homework, I've bought 2 of them in the past for around $115-$120 shipped. =D

    they only go for around $150 brand new...

    I figured if the OP could flex another $15-$20... he could get something really great for cheap!
  13. Kaibab270

    Kaibab270 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2019
    If you can settle for BD1 I'd agree with the Para 3 lightweight or even the Manix 2. If you absolutely have to have S30v or better, the Gerber Fastball might be a good option, though I haven't been able to try one yet, it has decent reviews. At that budget you might want to try second hand in the classifieds as the pickins are slim with your criteria.

    One thing I can say for certain is stay far away from the Bear Ops Rancor 2. The price is alluring but that thing is one of the worst knives I've ever had the displeasure of owning and the company has zero CS in my experience.
  14. Cogam87


    May 5, 2019
    Ahhhh I thought you meant new, my mistake
  15. simple6


    Oct 6, 2002
    Thank you everyone. I will cruise the classifieds here.

    The Civici Elementum is on my short list, even though it is D2.

    What is the difference between the CS Triad and standard lockback?
  16. gazz98


    Sep 3, 2008
    IIRC, the Triad lock is essentially a lock back with a stop pin added. The stop pin helps counter vertical play and makes it stronger.

    If I'm wrong, someone will correct me.
  17. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :) You are totally correct .

    The Tri-ad lock is also self adjusting as it wears in over time . It will retain a rock solid lockup for many years with no fussing . :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

  18. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Doc’s right. I’ll add that while the stop pin is the main difference that transfer the load to the handle, the other thing that makes triad lock truly strong is the way the lock contact the blade tang. Unlike typical backlock, the contact of triad lock is angled in a way that forms a hook. IMO this is where the tru strength comes from. The only way to achieve this is to give the lockbar ability to travel forward and back, instead of just rotating along the lockbar pivot. This is why the hole of the lockbar pivot is oval instead of round.
    IMO describing Triad lock as a lockback with stop pin is over simplification because of the above. The change in the lockbar travel and the contact may be less visible, but has significant impact.
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  19. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Trust me.

    Cold steel Recon 1 and a SAK Huntsman.

    Shop a bit and you can get both for 100... this combo is hard to beat.
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  20. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Very nice explanation.
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