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North86
11-11-2013, 9:50 PM
So there is a flashlight on Amazon that is really cheap for what you get. Lots of Calgunners have bought it. See here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=809682

Are there any blades that are similar bargains? I am on a budget, and I am always watching my costs.

Thanks in advance.

North86
11-13-2013, 7:23 PM
52 views and no response. Really?

hermosabeach
11-13-2013, 7:48 PM
That says a lot

FMJBT
11-13-2013, 8:20 PM
Schrade Extreme Survival knives are about as budget as I'll go for a knife I actually intend on using as a tool on a regular basis. Their stuff holds up surprisingly well to some pretty horrific treatment. The SCHF9 and SCHF10 are extremely well built knives that typically sell for around $40.00 or less.

sealocan
11-13-2013, 8:30 PM
if you're looking for a folding pocket knife with a pocket clip,I seem to do well with the "Gerber EZ out".they are less than $30 ( for the full size one, which is what I like. there is a smaller one I think there about $20.) and they last longer than you would expect them to.in fact I've never broken one.and the ones I've lost were cheap enough not to worry me.
good luck on your search.

monsterhook
11-13-2013, 8:32 PM
Check out the Kershaw Cryo, Cryo II or Thermite. All can be had for around $25-$40.

IMHO, the Thermite is one of the sweetest budget knives I have ever owned. Most of my buddies think its worth at least $100.

SonofWWIIDI
11-13-2013, 8:56 PM
If you want something super cheap (in price and so-so in quality), try budk. They have tons of stuff at deep discounts, and some pretty good stuff at decent prices. If you plan on using it hard and not worrying about how long it lasts, you'll find something there. I do have a couple of knives I bought through them that were inexpensive (<$10), and they have held up pretty well under some regular abuse.

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North86
11-13-2013, 8:58 PM
This is what I was hoping to hear. Thanks to those that responded.

I had also read about a small, fixed blade Mora. Is that something I should look at too?

monsterhook
11-13-2013, 9:05 PM
I like my Mora, my sister gave it to me. It's pretty sharp and good for bushcraft kinda stuff. I have it setup as a neck knife, perfect for hiking/camping. Holds an edge pretty well too.

This is what I was hoping to hear. Thanks to those that responded.

I had also read about a small, fixed blade Mora. Is that something I should look at too?

scLowe
11-14-2013, 1:27 PM
I was going to suggest the cheaper Kershaws, like the Oso Sweet, or any of the Ton line.

North86
11-14-2013, 9:10 PM
Schrade Extreme Survival knives are about as budget as I'll go for a knife I actually intend on using as a tool on a regular basis. Their stuff holds up surprisingly well to some pretty horrific treatment. The SCHF9 and SCHF10 are extremely well built knives that typically sell for around $40.00 or less.

I just read a review of the SCHF9 and they said it was fairly decent, especially at that price.

nosuchagency
11-15-2013, 5:39 AM
this a.m. i received an email from knifeworks that they're running a 5% discount on kershaw effective today through sunday.

http://www.knifeworks.com/kershawknives-1.aspx

diveRN
11-15-2013, 6:08 AM
I bought one of these for my son to take fishing. Liked it well enough for the cost that I bought one.

Decent enough quality to carry everyday, cheap enough to beat the crap out of and not worry about replacing.

http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SW423B-Oasis-Linerlock/dp/B001608OK6/

FMJBT
11-15-2013, 8:25 PM
I just read a review of the SCHF9 and they said it was fairly decent, especially at that price.

Yeah, they definitely did their homework when they made the F9. Blade material and geometry are just about perfect. I've sharpened mine once in the last year, mostly because I was bored more than the knife really needing it. I use the knife regularly for trimming trees around the yard. 1095 steel is awesome steel for knives that are going to see a lot of abuse.

My only complaints about the SCHF9 are that the sheath seems kind of cheap (but still functional though) and the kraton handle scales are a bit too squishy. The screws holding the scales in place can get loose and back out when chopping because the scale material isn't really hard enough for the screws to torque against. Locktite solves this problem well enough, but eventaully I'm going to carve up some micarta scales for it.

Dark Mod
11-15-2013, 8:57 PM
The knife equivalent to that flashlight would probably be either the GI Tanto or the Bushmaster from cold steel.

Knifetest.com did a torture test on the $20 bushmaster and it performed as well as some of the $300 knives they tested.

Knifetest isnt around anymore but you the bushmaster video is still on youtube under knifetestnoss

Ricky-Ray
11-15-2013, 10:39 PM
I've been carrying the Kershaw Clash for the last 2 years. Bought it on Amazon for $20 and in the last 2 year's it's only gone up in price by 2-3 dollars.

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1605-Clash-Folding-SpeedSafe/dp/B003LNR5YM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384587478&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+clash

Ninety
11-15-2013, 10:40 PM
http://kershawguy.com/

ElvenSoul
11-16-2013, 5:18 PM
Awesome knife for just over $20 Mercator Black Cat
http://www.knifecenter.com/item/K55/

Mr_Dunev
11-16-2013, 6:25 PM
Ontario Rat-1

mindwip
12-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Mora.

DirtyDave
12-09-2013, 10:13 PM
I really like my Kershaw Pack Rat for EDC. Not too big or too small and light weight. Gutted 4 deer and a couple hogs with it. Holds an edge better than my buddies Stryder that cost 10x as much.

jyo
12-10-2013, 10:45 PM
If you can spend just a bit more (shop internet), go for the Sptderco Delica 4...

TacticalPlinker
12-11-2013, 1:45 AM
Did I miss your budget (what price range) and what you want to use the knife for? Fixed or folding? Details will help you get better answers.

Garyson1311
12-12-2013, 12:17 PM
I bought a CRKT M16-12ZLEK off of camofire for like 35 bucks. CRKT sells them for $89.99. I would have preferred a non-tanto blade but I still love this knife. I like the idea of having a seatbelt cutter and a window breaker built into the knife.

http://www.crkt.com/M16-12ZLEK

Religious Shooter
12-18-2013, 8:50 PM
They currently aren't in stock. But for a large budget folder the Ka-Bar Agama is great.

http://www.lapolicegear.com/kb-3076-agama.html

The build quality and design is average (knife blade tip goes to one side... clip can only go on one position... fitting of the liner lock to the blade isn't that great... 420 steel (at least they tell you what it is)... etc.).

But at $14.99, for a large folder I think it's a great deal. Next time you order something from LA Police Gear see if it's in stock and just add it.

Intel0116
12-19-2013, 7:42 PM
spyderco persistence ,spyderco tenacious, buck bantom

Altahick
12-19-2013, 8:08 PM
my little sister got me a Kershaw shuffle for an early christmas gift. it was $14 at wall mart and i actually like it a lot. it is a small knife with a short fat blade. its not a tactical ninja fighting knife, but it is very nice quality for the price. the blade is fairly thin which i like in a knife this size because it is sharp like a razor blade. i sharpened it on a really nice fine stone and i can shave my face with ease no joke. not that i use it for shaving, but if it can shave your face you know its sharp. it has a little bottle opener on the back, which i dont really need and a lanyard loop/flathead thing on the back which fits perfect in flathead scope turret adjusters. right now im carrying this as my edc in one pocket, and same flashlight you linked above in the other, which was $4. so for under $20 for a light and a knife you cant beat.

heres the link
http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/shuffle

USMC0621
12-20-2013, 2:39 AM
So there is a flashlight on Amazon that is really cheap for what you get. Lots of Calgunners have bought it. See here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=809682

Are there any blades that are similar bargains? I am on a budget, and I am always watching my costs.

Thanks in advance.


Www.budk.com tons to pick from

crufflers
12-20-2013, 10:38 AM
I like the Kershaw Vapor II (linerlock folder with a clip), Cold Steel G.I. Tanto (kind of rough but fixed 7" high carbon steel with decent composite molle compatible sheath@$23, can customize blade and grip panels if you want). United makes some cheap stuff that is not horrible. The little Gerber AR3.0 is nice. I have a CRKT Fixed bowie (about the same size as the G.I. Tanto but lighter) that I like... it has a softer rubberized handle and leather sheath and it makes for a solid grip - that was a big5 buy at about $25 I think.

This is a cheap little utility knife that carries tip up... I love the design - cheap enough to cut tape with and not worry about it - big5 on sale for $15
http://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-Design-HK-Ally-Knife/dp/B002GO85IW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387568989&sr=8-1&keywords=benchmade+hk

OKC makes nice stuff like the UtilitacII:
http://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8910-Utiliac-Folding-Knife/dp/B003MNO9F4/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1387569301&sr=8-15&keywords=ontario+knives

They have a lot of popular fixed blades too - starting about $30
http://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8627-RAT-5-Knife-Brown/dp/B000R30XAC/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1387569417&sr=8-14&keywords=ontario+knives

Prairiedillo
12-20-2013, 10:36 PM
Big Five has been having some sales lately on loads of >$40 blades. I picked up a Volt II after looking at what made sense to me. I didn't want a serrated edge and wanted a round blade vs. a Tanto type combat tip.

I love my Volt II for EDC and really dig the spring assist. I just use my kitchen knife to touch up the edge.

Ninask
12-20-2013, 11:16 PM
The place to go for budget blades is Big 5
On sales lots if good folders under $20
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Jel
12-20-2013, 11:45 PM
Mora.

+1.

Moras are one of the best bang for your buck knives out there.

They are not cheap by any means...they are inexpensive!

Great knives.

BigPimping
01-10-2014, 11:29 AM
My Sheffield Haze is a damn good knife at ten bucks. Even has a carbiner clip.

JWHuey
01-10-2014, 12:58 PM
I have a Kershaw Camp 10 that is an OUTSTANDING large knife for around camp. I like it better than a hatchet for firewood prep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiWfYdAXbkA
I also have a light my fire Mora that is a great utility/camp knife as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPQLRnacGRQ

These can both be had for less than $40

paintballergb
01-10-2014, 3:33 PM
I recently bought a Mora just to check it out because is supposed to be one of the best budget blades. It's worth about what you pay for it. If you want a fixed blade go with a sog seal pup. I have seen them for $40 which is not that much money. I used mine and completely broke down a 300lbs pig with ease.

tcd511
01-11-2014, 5:26 AM
If you want an everyday carry that if something happens to it you won't be upset than look at

www.kershawguy.com

the_t0ny
01-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Another vote for the Spyderco tenacious. About $40 shipped on shop42a.com (amazon).

Religious Shooter
01-25-2014, 7:17 PM
I just bought some knives --- ESEE Zancudo, TOPS Lite Trekker and Lone Wolf 4".

At $17.95 (MSRP $45) the Lone Wolf 4" Hunter is a great knife for the price. The sheath sucks but the knife is great. Very sharp and it feels great in the hand.

http://www.bladehq.com/cat--All-Items--1--1--search=lone+wolf+hunter?qty_per_page=100&x=0&y=0

msand951
01-26-2014, 2:14 PM
Picked up the Kershaw cryo yesterday at big 5 for $20 buckos.
Great perfect folder..

laabstract
02-07-2014, 11:15 PM
watch?v=ZJq2Zh7QvB4

dc2allday
02-07-2014, 11:27 PM
I rarely purchase "budget blades" as I mostly own microtechs, I would consider big 5, there's always something on sale take a look

milleniumdude1999
02-08-2014, 8:53 PM
search for :
YJ Ganzo G704
YJ Ganzo G711
Etc....
all made with 440c and roughly 20 bucks. Do they look similar to Benchmades? yes! Are theY identical? No. For all the Benchmade freaks and budget flammerz, they are not as light, or refined; however, they are very tough and perhaps, stronger than benchmades, because the case is unmilled and heavier. 440c is nothing to poo poo. Look at some YouTube videos and you will see how tough they are.

FYI, bench made does not own the patent on the cam lock they use, YJ Ganzo does. That should clue all the BM drones in. You can also look into Elan BEE and Navy too, but IMHO, Ganzo is the best deal out there. Also, look at their multitools. Do they look like Geber's? Can we say OEM?

This is the real economy of US brands, they are importers of custom OEM products. U S made often mean assembled, not actually!llymade, look at the class action against Leather man.

Spiderco, BM, Leather man etc, have nice refined premium product. Do you need ultra light refined, or a working blade that's well made? The price to value ratio gap is substantial. FYI, I make my living as a product manager. Abide your needs and indulge your heart when you can afford luxury. The dude out.....

mindwreck
02-08-2014, 11:49 PM
fixed blade. get a mora.

folding.. lots of options... kershaw selectfire is great. sypderco tenacious for little more. dozen of options i could list off top of my head but those are in the 30-40 dollar range.

jjj/jjj
02-09-2014, 10:48 AM
kershaw

DavidR310
02-14-2014, 11:43 PM
Another vote for the Spyderco tenacious. About $40 shipped on shop42a.com (amazon).

I loved these guys so much I bought 3 (when they were at $28 each). One for work and 2 to keep in each car. Great reviews on these.

They have these in black now and would love to get a 4th!:D

socalsteve
02-16-2014, 1:44 PM
I bought a Bucklite Max the one with a 4 inch blade on EBAY for $12 incl. s/h.

Made in USA full length tang.

Can't beat the price

Kcaro81
03-06-2014, 11:02 AM
I know this is old thread but, just to touch on what one of the comments were.

BUDK.com is a place where I have found some good deals. Great customer service and a lot of options as to cost/quality of items.

stitch_paradox
03-10-2014, 8:37 PM
When I gave my Benchmade Grip to a friend, I bought a Coast FX350 knife at one of the PX in Okinawa, the price was $25 bucks. It is my favorite EDC now. Although made in in China, the knife is built like a tank. Frame lock and keeps edge really well.

I see them in ebay for $30 to $35.

glock_this
03-10-2014, 9:01 PM
SOG makes a lot of nice quality well priced knifes. Check out the Flash 2 Tanto.

gblacksmith
03-18-2014, 11:18 PM
So there is a flashlight on Amazon that is really cheap for what you get. Lots of Calgunners have bought it. See here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=809682

Are there any blades that are similar bargains? I am on a budget, and I am always watching my costs.

Thanks in advance.

For budget knives, the best I have used are Mora sheath knives. I own 3 Mora 2000s, one in each backpack.

For folders, I like Kershaws

I often carry my own handforged blades when I need to cut up game animals. My A2 Fat Boy skinner is my fave.

Ninask
03-19-2014, 1:04 AM
Big 5 sales

dirtrider04
03-21-2014, 6:25 AM
I have a SOG Flash 2 that I love. Also just got a Schrade SCHF9 and it is an awesome buget fixed blade.. it was under $40 shipped from amazon.