posted on Dec, 16 2021 @ 10:01 PM
I need to buy a good EDC knife, BUT there are some conditions. So, I'm looking for some recommendations, but it's important you read what I'm
looking for before responding.
First, I'm a knife guy. I have tons of knives. I'm also a master knife sharpener, and even dabble in making my own knives sometimes as well.
However, most of my knives are fixed blade knives, including the ones I make. I don't make folding knives. That's a higher skill above my hobby
Some background - I have about a dozen really nice folding knives, but only a couple are suited to EDC. They were pricey, but not crazy pricey (when
I bought them). The most suitable to an EDC knife, and the one I've been carrying around in my bag recently is a Benchmade Mini-Griptillian with a
2.75" blade and D2 tool steel. That thing is bullet proof. Today, on a lark I was looking around for Benchmade knives and saw the knives I have
selling for $250+ per each! HOLY COW!!! I didn't pay near that much, and I'd hate to lose one of these things now. So, I need something more
Here are the requirements for what I'm hoping to find...
- Folding (obviously)
- Tip up carry (as opposed to the tip pointing down when folded) (I can explain if not clear).
- Not being snobbish about steel grade for this knife, but I would like something with a little chromium in it, but not like 440, and not pure carbon
(for this knife anyway).
- I'd like it to be under $100 dollars (US), preferrably about $50-75 (but negotiable). It's going to get mistreated and abused. I always have
some kind of a knife on my person, but this one is going in my bag which goes everywhere with me.
- Don't really care too much about scales. Just something ergonomic and decent.
That's about it. One last word about steel grades. I generally try to stay away from Chinese steel. Some of those "CR" steels you really don't
know what's in them. It's not an absolute, but I try to stick with American, German or Australian steel.
Lastly, I'd love to hear about your EDC knife (or knives). Good, bad, whatever and all about your EDC blades.
Thanks in advance!