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Good every day pocket knife??

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by Starship, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    Just looking for a good every day pocket knife (folder). Budget would be under $100.

    I'm a casual user and I don' necessarily take all that good care of them. Have had a few cheap ones that I abuse till no longer useful. I use them to cut anything I think needs cut, pry something that I can't get a finger under, pound something that needs a good pounding, etc. etc.

    I have decided I should take better care of these things and plan on buying a sharpening tool (still researching this issue) and learning what I can.

    Anyway, any suggestions for a good all around pocket knife??
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Kershaw 1670BLKST.

    Ive had it for 12+ years. Assisted opener. Just cut myself looking for the model number hahahaha!

    I think they are 50-60 new. Found mine used for $25. Still has a good 10 years of hard abuse in it still or more imo.

    Don't get a fancy knife, you wont want to use it...
     
  3. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Stay withe the cheap ones. replace as needed.
    Think what you wouldn't do if you had a chance of breaking a $100 knife.
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I lied. There is a JUN 04 marking on the blade so I've had it 11 years.

    Ground off one of the thumb studs because I caught it on a wodden chair but other then that I just keep it sharp and use the heck out of it. If I can't have a fixed blade on me I have this Kershaw.

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    EDIT: $62 on Amazon, many different options on blade type.
     
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  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Benchmade Hunt series
     
  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    No arguments about the quality of those, but the cheapest one I could find was $140...
     
  7. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I got my Hunt series folder from Keiths for under $100.
     
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  8. lucifermonkey

    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Love my Kershaw Blur as well.
    The ESEE 3 is a great knife if you can do without a folder.

    On a side note, stay away from the "Made in China" Kershaws. :eek:
     
  9. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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  10. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Main blade locking was going to be my first question :cool:

    Too many memories of my beloved swiss army knives folding over my fingers while whittling as a kid.

    After I had learned a lot of painful lessons, I thought locking folders were the best thing next to PB&J.

    I think my first was a kershaw - that still hangs on a hunting pack...
     
  11. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Benchmade Mini Griptilian has been my carry knife for about 5 years now. I really like the knife, not too big, not too small, really sharp and feels good in my hand. They usually run from $80-$90. Serrated and non-serrated blades available. They open easily and lock nice and tight - and I really like the feel of the blade release. If I ever lost it though I might consider that Kershaw Joe recommended, if for nothing more than saving some $$

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  12. ruggdogg87

    ruggdogg87 Tigard Active Member

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    I agree with the other guys. Kershaw Blur or Benchmade Mini Griptilian. Both great knives for the money.
     
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  13. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Spyderco Native. Around $90.
     
  14. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll add another vote for the blur. Have had mind for several years now. Sharpened occasionally. Used daily, mostly to open boxes.

    Bought a few extras about 5 months mostly because I was able to get them for 20 a piece.
     
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  15. ruggdogg87

    ruggdogg87 Tigard Active Member

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    Also good thing about kershaw is they are in Tualatin. Benchmade is in Oregon city. Easy to get fixed and sharpened and both and lifetime warranty
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Kamp King rules!
    Don't leave home without it.

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  17. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 with Joe, on the Kershaw 1670 BLKST! They are tough as nails, hold an excellent edge and the assist opens the blade very fast and easy! It's a Ken Onion design and I use the krp out of mine! It's a drop point tonto with 1/3 serrations! They're not expensive and you'll like 'em for sure!
    BTW, mine was made in 2008. :cool:
     
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    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I recommend for a pocket knife - nothing fancy a Kershaw black gulch. I have never worn one out. I have given several away and lost one. To me they are a very good knife.
     
  19. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes carry a Kershaw. It's a 1660. A very good slicer. The blade is not very strong, however. Not real good for anything other than slicing. Assisted open. Under $50 bucks street price.
    I also sometimes carry a CRKT M16 (has a Z something in the model name) It has a good strong blade. It has a very strong locking system. Still pretty good for slicing, and also good for other uses. Under $40 bucks street price.
     
  20. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Try as I might, I always lose folding knives.
    Mostly due to work, they either get covered in resin, left in a crawlspace or attic or atop my truck as I drive off from a job.
    ..Even the decent quality expensive ones.
    So, I just pick up "Coast" knives.

    While they arent expensive, they hold up pretty well to my abuse I dish out.

    Unless its a fixed blade, I dont spend good money on folding knives anymore.
     
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