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Old 01-07-2018, 1:08 PM
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Default Good flipper type knife

Any recommendations for a flipper style knife in the $100-150 range? Maybe 3” blade or so. Made in USA preferably.
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Old 01-07-2018, 1:12 PM
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Old 01-07-2018, 1:21 PM
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No reason to spend that much. Kershaw Leek is your friend. Superb blade shape. Thin in the pocket.

https://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/s...usrsearch=leek
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Old 01-07-2018, 2:57 PM
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ZT makes really good ball bearing flipper around that price. If you like washer flipper, check out Hogue X5, Elishewitz design, really well made.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:00 PM
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CRKT Ken Onion Outrage? Really like it, can buy 3 of them at that price.
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I carry an SOG trident, about $60 maybe?
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Old 03-21-2018, 8:53 PM
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Spyderco Sage w/ liner lock $135 easy open easy close s30v steel carbon fiber handles

Kershaw Skyline $40 easy open flipper easy close liner lock thin light 14c28n Sandvik steel g10 handles
Damascus blade $80

Benchmade griptillian or mini griptillian $90-140 easy open axis lock 154CM steel. Multiple finishes, colors, blade shapes avail.

There are soo many choices with that much budget.



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Old 03-21-2018, 9:07 PM
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...Benchmade griptillian or mini griptillian $90-140 easy open axis lock 154CM steel. Multiple finishes, colors, blade shapes avail.

There are soo many choices with that much budget.

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Mini grip. Under 3 inches. Good steel. Even s30v from Doug Ritter. Strong lock. Light weight.

And the mini Barrage is a strong contender too.
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Old 03-21-2018, 9:25 PM
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Default CRKT M1613T

I have been EDC'ing a M1613T for a little over a year now that I am exceptionally happy with FWIW. $70 range I think.
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Old 03-21-2018, 9:34 PM
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I'm a knife fanatic and my EDC for the last 2 years is a Kershaw Blur. It continues to amaze me.
https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Kershaw-Blur-Knives--449
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:04 PM
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ZT 0450. 0801, 0909... now the 0909 and 0801 you may still find on EBAY for your price.

0909 or 0801 for that price range would be a great deal.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zero-Tolera...MAAOSw23NZnews

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zero-Tolera...UAAOSw-4BXY1iG
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Dpx, makes good knives. Some models will be ~$200-$250
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$16.

8Cr13MoV stainless


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Have had my Zero Tolerance 0350 for about 8 years now. SOLID and cant go wrong.
I also use a Kershaw 1812 for lighter and low profile work.
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I used to edc a ZT 0450 and kept forgetting I even had a knife on me at times.
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I just picked up a kershaw link for $38 and it is very similar to my zero tolerance. USA made. only draw back is 420 high carbon steel but you should definitely check it out.
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I just picked up a kershaw link for $38 and it is very similar to my zero tolerance. USA made. only draw back is 420 high carbon steel but you should definitely check it out.
I have had both Links or rather the two tanto variations (FRN, Aluminum)... still have the aluminum scaled one which is more slippery, but slim.

Another down-side might be the assisted opening if someone is looking for pure flipper action. Good knives. Some ZT's like the 0350 and 0566 are also assisted.
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No reason to spend that much. Kershaw Leek is your friend. Superb blade shape. Thin in the pocket.

https://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/s...usrsearch=leek
My brother has one of those and loves it. He cant really flick it open, but he uses it almost every day for something or other.
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I just bought a Zero Tolerance ZT0350 and it is great. It replaced my Kershaw.


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ZT, Turners usually has a good selection with fair prices....
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I have had both Links or rather the two tanto variations (FRN, Aluminum)... still have the aluminum scaled one which is more slippery, but slim.

Another down-side might be the assisted opening if someone is looking for pure flipper action. Good knives. Some ZT's like the 0350 and 0566 are also assisted.
I agree with everything you said. I used to use my zt 0350 and really like the speed safe so I wasn't really thinking about is being assisted but some people might not like it. I tend to prefer it The 0456 had been calling my name lately though. I stand by my recommendation though it's a lot of knife for the money as is the dividend which is like a super sized leek. I hated the leek it was small and slippery and I couldn't get a good price on the grip. I ended up giving it to a girl I'm friendly with.
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Steel Will Cutjack Mini - made in italy. There is also a cheaper Chinese model.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Steel-...Flipper--74207
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Steel Will Cutjack Mini - made in italy. There is also a cheaper Chinese model.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Steel-...Flipper--74207
https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Steel-Will-Folding--3155

I wonder what the $39 model is like. I wasn't too impressed with their fixed blade line. WE Knives is pretty cool.
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I'd give one of these a shot with ceramic ball bearing pivots and D2...

https://www.bladehq.com/item--WE-Kni...k-Knife--67799
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I just got the Benchmade Vector. My first "good" knife. Bigger and a littlemore than the OP asked about, but I am very pleased.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchm...-Assist--78757
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I just got the Benchmade Vector. My first "good" knife. Bigger and a littlemore than the OP asked about, but I am very pleased.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchm...-Assist--78757
Pretty cool... that's the way Benchmade should have done a bunch of Axis Locks ages ago. Now maybe they can make one around $150.
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Zero Tolerance, Spyderco, Kershaw, Benchmade, Gerber. I like all of those equally well for different things. Take a knife get what you like and show it off.
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Good steel. Ceramic detent, ceramic bearings, G10 & Time construction.
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Get yourself 4 or 5 of these One for each pocket, the car and the go bag!

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I was buying the cheap Kershaw's made in China at big 5. They would cycle through them at $20 so I would just wait for the one I wanted to go on sale. Best one is the AM4 but there are other I enjoy too.

When the leek his $23 a few months back I nabbed one and it is a really nice knife. American made does feel much better.

Finally broke down and got a zt0450cf when it hit $140. Hands down best knive I've ever handled or owned. Light, sharp, strong and beautiful. I want to get a 0452 but I'm not in a hurry.

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