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Old 11-20-2017, 4:55 AM
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Default Knifes under $150?

I know nothing about knifes and looking to get some input.

They would be gifts to my office guys at work. But a after looking I feel like I just opened Pandora’s box. Any help would be great and best place to buy them. Thanks
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Old 11-20-2017, 5:59 AM
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Are we talking knives under $150 each or under $150 total for all of them? Might also be good to know what business you are your guys are in so we fit a suggestion to that.

In terms of where to buy, I like Bladehq.com, knifedepot.com, and of course Amazon.

Even without the info my instinct says, Kershaw Link in Blue with the American Flag etching on the scales:

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Kersha...fe-Blue--52152
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$150 each= Benchmade, $150 total= 5-6 Kershaw's.
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Old 11-20-2017, 6:50 AM
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My favorites in order of cheaper to pricer is; CRKT, Kershaw and Benchmade.


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You can get them a nice custom shop Buck 110 Folding Hunter with BOS S30V blade for about $150. Now that would be a gift they remember.

Check out the custom build options at Buckknives.com.
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Buck the tacticool trend and get them something they can pass down to their grandkids.

All American made

http://greateasterncutlery.net/blog/

Also Buck knives mentioned above
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We are in the material handling business.
The price would be per knife.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:19 AM
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I love Great Eastern Cutlery too. Great choice for something unique and classic. If you want something they can use with one hand, you'd be better off looking at Spyderco PM2's or many ZT models. Benchmades are ok. I think I paid $140 for my 810 Contego BK... that's a great knife.
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Get them the Benchmade Impel. They are going for $161.50 at BladeHQ but you could probably get a better price buying more than 5. It is one of the nicest California legal autos I have. And considerably cheaper then my Microtechs.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-Impel--4802
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buck as mentioned is a great option, if not benchmade griptillian 551. great everyday knife and one of the best deer skinning/processing folders.
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Swamp Rat RMD - http://www.swampratknifeworks.com/av...w-ratmandu-cg/

Esee 4 - https://www.theknifeconnection.net/e...eather-sheath/
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Thanks for all the options and opinions.
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+1 on the 551. Hard to go wrong with a BM Griptillion in that price range. A great EDC knife.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BAAM2Y/
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L.T. Wright Patriot.

http://www.dlttrading.com/lt-wright-patriot

Handmade. 3V steel. Classy. Functional. Rugged.
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Get them the Benchmade Impel. They are going for $161.50 at BladeHQ but you could probably get a better price buying more than 5. It is one of the nicest California legal autos I have. And considerably cheaper then my Microtechs.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchmade-Impel--4802
Can you post a pic of the impel? Can’t find one local and thinking a 2” blade might be small. Not sure.
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Might try a HESS. Always wanted to. Have not yet. Lots under $100 but...

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I know kabar had a buy one get one free last year around Black Friday they have some cool stuff
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Wife is getting me something from these guys for Christmas.

http://anzaknives.biz/store/index.ph...oducts_id=1381
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We are in the material handling business.
The price would be per knife.
Found my Zero Tolerance for about $80, but even at $125ish on Amazon I would buy it again. Super durable, super reliable, and as of yet I haven't had to deal with their customer service, but according to feedback it seems to be top notch. Good luck
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Benchmade Griptilian 550
Serrated drop point? Eww.
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OP, fixed or folding would also help ~
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I know kabar had a buy one get one free last year around Black Friday they have some cool stuff
I was just going to recommend the Ka-Bar Becker BK7 I have. Beast of a knife for a reasonable price. $84

https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-BKR7-B...ustomerReviews

And to go with it, a Ka-Bar Becker Remora Knife that fits in the same sheath of the Becker. $25

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Looking for a folding blade.

Thinking the Griptilian are the ones I’m leaning too. I like the Impel but thinking the 2” blade is little short.
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Can you post a pic of the impel? Can’t find one local and thinking a 2” blade might be small. Not sure.
Sure. Here is the bladehq page. And they are now down to $148. It is a small gentleman's knife that is real nice. Most people would like them just because it is a legal switchblade made of top quality materiel from a premium company.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Benchm...ch-Impel--4801

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Personally I would want something super cool like a hunting knife or just something unique. I have both of these on my wishlist and they aren't even close to your $150 price range:

Hunting Knife: http://amzn.to/2A6ymef

Tomahawk: http://amzn.to/2zo2bnD

If you give more details, I can recommend better, more specific knives and brands but these ones are just too damn cool especially for the price.
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Thanks for the options. I want something that these guys will carry with them in their pocket, an EDC type knife.
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Benchmade Griptilian 550
Serrated drop point? Eww.
550 looks like it was inspired by Terry Bradshaw's forehead or the Humpback of Notre Dame's back.

Serrated drop point makes for a great EDC blade. I do like a clip point better. Good for most chores you'll run up against in the everyday world. Sure there are better blades for skinning bucks, taking out sentrys, or filleting fish. But for everyday work I'd take a BM drop point combo edge if I couldn't get a clip point.
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Spyderco Military

https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Mili...QOO?th=1&psc=1
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Thanks everyone. After brain F’ing this for the last week. Picked up 3 Spyderco P2’s. Hope they like them.
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Thanks everyone. After brain F’ing this for the last week. Picked up 3 Spyderco P2’s. Hope they like them.
Solid choice. Grippy, light, slice great, popular, good lock IMHO.
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I had 3 I was looking at. 2 Benchmad in Griptilian 551 G10 and the impel and with talking with bladeHq the Spyderco was is it. Thanks again for all the help.
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http://anzaknives.biz/store/index.ph...oducts_id=1381
I have about a dozen Anza knives, they're a good knife. Most of mine date back to the 80s.
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If anyone is looking for folders that ARE tactical-like.... other than the Spydercos, Benchmades, etc... check out any Rexford or Les George designed ZT's.

If you could get an 0909, 0801, or 0808 for $150... those would be loved.

Doesn't get much smoother and beefier than this for $135...

https://www.bladehq.com/cat--ZT-0909--2192
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I may need to start working with you!!

I would buy a decent fixed blade and folder for them.

For a fixed I'd look at Schrade for low cost fixed blade beasts.

For folder I'd go with benchmade, spyderco, Cold Steel, Fox Drago, Browning Stacked Deck, or any Boker Plus blades.
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$150 each= Benchmade, $150 total= 5-6 Kershaw's.
I got my new benchmade for just a hair over $100
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There are a couple more just over $150 on sale at BHQ too... a ZT Emerson and a updated 0801 which is another great ZT.

Here's a great example of a cheap knife that's worth $8
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Smith-...actical--21791

I left this one in my car for a few weeks and the actual FRAME cracked clean through at the pivot like a shrinkydink. ZT's typically don't break in half from storing in the car. ERGO's on that S&W are actually pretty good, but typical cheap import crap.
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There are a couple more just over $150 on sale at BHQ too... a ZT Emerson and a updated 0801 which is another great ZT.

Here's a great example of a cheap knife that's worth $8
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Smith-...actical--21791

I left this one in my car for a few weeks and the actual FRAME cracked clean through at the pivot like a shrinkydink. ZT's typically don't break in half from storing in the car. ERGO's on that S&W are actually pretty good, but typical cheap import crap.
I just saw a ZT 920 Les George design for $150 brand new. I just don’t know enough about the knife, besides it looks big.
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