I'm pulling the trigger on a huntsman, #8 opinel, and I'm looking for a mora now lol! My debit account budget is getting loooow lolA SAK is great. I use the bottle opener the most followed by the blade for slicing up limes. Add a mora and you've got versatility and a practical pair at a pretty cheap price point. So cheap that if you lose them you probably won't care.
Dude, that link is actually wicked interesting. Well I got one more week to look, due to medical crap.. When I'm out of work because of it, I have to rebudget my account. I'm not complaining, it is what it is, but now I have 1 more week to gander now lol. I appreciate this whole thread. That link is something I'll look at more than once, cause I dig that stuff, and I'm sure that will help with my mora decision. I gotta stay away from here.. went from a sak, to a sak and mora.. if someone starts talking bowies, I'm introuble lol! Have a great day today, P A S, and everyone else whom sees this!https://www.ramblinjim.com/articles/mora-knife-models-explained-and-compared/
Not sure if you've seen this but if your looking at mora it might be worth a glance.
I have grizzly ridge, baby! I know it's not the same as a Grip, but it's close enough, to me anyways I'm going to check out some Doug Ritters, nowMore than you have said you want to spend, but the Benchmade Griptilian is very good, large and small. Even better is the Doug Ritter Mini RSK. While I love my SAK, I don't have anything good to say about the cutting ability of the blades.
Thanks for the advice a Silky is next on the list, after a sharpener. I completely suck at using stonesIf you plan to do any wood fires, I’d highly recommend getting the Silky brand F-180 saw, and just use whatever small pocket knife you normally use (or just your sturdiest folder) for the small, pocket knife tasks that come up. You’re nicely set for hard use fixed blades and your folder doesn’t need to be specialized imo. I used to bring a locking SAK with me but I found I never used most of the tools so I ditched it for that role...
This is what I carry, you can pick them up used for less the 100 bucks. I've also carried a SAK cadet/pioneer, a Spyderco Delica, mini griptilian, an Opinel No 6, among others. But honestly the mini bugout is the way to go, with an opinel No 6 as a close second as the budget optionIf you're trying to shave ounces off your load, it's hard to beat the Benchmade mini bugout @ 1.5 ounces, $120 gives you a locking s30v blade which SAK doesn't. It doesn't have a saw blade but I find that it's worth carrying a separate longer saw, such as the Backcountry Access saw, just because longer saws are infinitely more effective (every inch helps) when you need to clear a downed tree limb blocking the trail or build a fire. Ps. You might want to avoid Fallkniven folding knives. I gifted my brother a Fallkniven Tre Kronor TK3 and he said after minimal use, the blade would no longer stay shut in his pocket and he was afraid to carry it. Their customer service is also notoriously nonexistent.
I pulled the trigger awhile back, but now cause of the last few posts, I'm looking at bugoutsThis is what I carry, you can pick them up used for less the 100 bucks. I've also carried a SAK cadet/pioneer, a Spyderco Delica, mini griptilian, an Opinel No 6, among others. But honestly the mini bugout is the way to go, with an opinel No 6 as a close second as the budget option
Again it depens on the kind of backpacking that you are going to do... I am guilty myself of also carrying a multitool when I haul a multifuel stove or randonee skis (which means winter outings, just in case something needs disassembly or tigthtening). But I got a Squirt PS4 for this as it is the ligthtest plier based multitool. Mechanical issues aside. I think that a SAK, in the woods, does not need much than a blade, saw, can opener and MAYBE... tiny scisors and awl/punch. I feel most of the SAKs are overkill (tool wise) for backpacking. If you want to go ligther/smaller, I would choose a Farmer....I love my other multi's but it's hard to beat the toolset for the weight on this guy. I really had a tough time finding any mid-size multi's under 7 oz and all of the mini-multi's didn't have saws or it was laughably small. The evolution s52 was also priced decently.