- Jul 30, 2015
Whichever you decide to buy, buy used here in the Exchange, unless money is not important. Plenty of light user s30v PM2 go for around $100, which is what I would buy.
Steel Will cutjack is made in China.I got 7 different para3 in exotic steels. I would
not use them for a work knife. Too expensive and too pointy for work use, great for defense and EDC. I also have delica and they are great but they start to get up in price for a work beater.
My new perfect work knife is a steel will cutjack in D2 steel brand new for $39. Good steel and FRN scales that are work abuse friendly and it also has tip up blade back like your old knife.
SMG Inc. is an American company established in 2008 that produces the steel will knives.
I was thinking grip cause I already own one and love it. Wasn’t really sure about crud inside or getting it out.And the skyline sounds good,I have 0 experience with the steel.And does kershaw do14c28n right. But as others have said people own them for a reason.The delica in s30v and para3 I also already own.The more I think about it maybe open construction would be the way to go
For a more rugged knife, the definitive answer in that price range is Cold Steel (American Lawman, Code 4, Recon 1, etc).
Spyderco stretch, I love mine
My experience has taught me otherwise.If you move it back and forth it will clear the mechanism and lock up fine, I'll give you that. The reason I claimed it wasn't so good was that it's a more complicated mechanism and is more difficult to clean the dust out of. If you don't mind taking the time to give it extra care it'll work fine. Something simple like a liner lock will push dirt off to the side with each opening just like the Axis, but there are fewer places for the dust to go. It's a tradeoff, ease of actuation with the Axis or simplicity of construction with a liner lock. I've seen drywallers and painters come out looking like there was an accident at the flour mill, so you know that dust is going to get into some hard to reach places.