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Old 02-28-2018, 10:11 PM
 
Location: WA
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There are a lot of good EDC knives at every price point starting at around $25-30 and up to $120. (for example, some people spend more on their daily carry)

For the lower end you can find some decent folders from CRKT, Kershaw, and Ontario. Spyderco, Benchmade, Buck, Cold Steel are good brands that have a wide price range of knives.

If you don't mind parting with a few more hard earned dollars, Benchmade makes most of their knives with the Axis lock, which is better in my opinion than any other being ambidextrous, strong, and smooth.

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Old 03-01-2018, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Check out SOG knives. I have a SOG Flash II which is a solid build. Assisted opening and AUS-8 steel makes this knife handy in a flash (pardon the pun).
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Just take a couple grand and go to the Blade Show in Atlanta June 1st and with over 400 tables, you can find a perfect EDC Like a mid release auto, or a Canoe

Not advertising, couldn't resist, my Dad's a custom knife maker and believe me, most people that buy them, carry them, some do just collect.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I like auto knives. My HK Turmoil is my EDC but I have a few.

This one is my $8 auto with AUS-6 steel. Really pointy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON9j...ature=youtu.be

This one is the real Italian Stiletto knife made by Armando Beltrame.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CENc...ature=youtu.be
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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First off, why buy any knife? Make the darn thing. I make them all the time and I can assure you, my knives are top grade steel of A6 in stainless or 1095 in carbon. All you have to do is take the steel and knock off whatever doesn't look like a knife. Same with the scales, Glue 'em on, knock of what don't look like a knife. Here's a couple I made from the smallest, a neck knife that's worn around the neck like the ol' time trappers used. Or to a 12" carbon Bowie knife with African Rosewood block.


But for an all around knife that I carry with me 24/7/365, can't beat a single handed Gerber

I make my own knives but I've never tackled a folder. My folders are all store bought. Houge and Kershaws. Kershaw offers bang for the buck, Houge is a tad more spendy but of very good qualiy and not unreasonably priced.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not everyone can make a knife but I did this.





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Old 03-01-2018, 02:08 PM
 
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For the last 7 years I have been carrying the same knife. I really appreciate one hand operation of this knife and use it several times per day. It has never given me a problem. It is very slim and easy to pocket carry.

http://www.bladehq.com/item--SigTac-...-Tactical--907

The picture is the exact EDC that I have.
There is a clip on the other side that is easily removed.
There is a safety located on the top. (I have never used the safety and never had an accidental opening)
Open length is 7"
Closed length is 4"

I think I paid about $130 for it those 7 or 8 years ago.

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Old 03-01-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Very interesting steel on your knife, ATS-34. Sounds wicked.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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If you guys want to read up on a lot of options, try this site:

http://knifeinformer.com/

These are the "good old days" regarding knives. When I was a kid, there were not nearly this many choices.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That's correct. In the old days the 440C steel was considered top dog and deserved to be. Now we have advanced metallurgy and created super steel. Really good stuff like Elmax, CPM-S90V and CPM-S30V (Ultra Premium and Premium).

My D2 falls under the High End steel. That's good enough for me.
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