1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

  2. Week 39 of the BladeForums.com Year of Giveaways is live! Enter to win a Cold Steel Tuff Lite & Cold Steel Prize Pack

    Click here to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Cold Steel Knives Tuff Lite & Cold Steel Merch Prize Pack , Bladeforums.com swag or memberships!
    Be sure to read the rules before entering, and help us decide next week's giveaway by hitting the poll in that thread!

    Entries will close at 11:59PM Saturday, Sept 28 ; winners will be drawn on Sunday @ 5pm on our Youtube Channel: TheRealBladeForums. Bonus prizes will be given during the livestream!

    Questions? Comments? Post in the discussion thread here
  3. Week 38 drawing for the BladeForums.com 20th Anniversary Year of Giveaways live stream, going on from 5-6PM eastern!!
    Tune in to our YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/TheRealBladeforums, we'll be drawing winners for BladeForums.com merchandise & the grand prize:
    a Kizer 1034A1 Gingrich Bush Knife & Ka-Bar Dozier Folding Hunter , along with BladeForums branded gear!

    Additional prize(s) will be awarded to people in the livestream chat, so watch for your chance to win bonus prize(s)

Brother is really hard on knives, looking for an inexpensive tough knife in a decent steel

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Macchina, May 8, 2019.

  1. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    +1 for fixed blade or Cold Steel
    I don't like carrying either for EDC because they end up being unnecessarily bulky for me, but they oughta hold up if you're using a knife for non-knife things.
    I use my flat blade screwdrivers for chiseling and prying when you're not supposed to but they're only 5-10$
    DocJD likes this.
  2. kniferbro


    Jan 22, 2011
    serrated pac salt
  3. Forester_01

    Forester_01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Buy him a small fixed blade if he’s primarily into folders for their length and ease of carry.

    I suggest you purchase a used carothers edc knife.
  4. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    Well, what did you finally get him?

    This was a perfect opportunity to test some of these highly touted so called "tough" steels, like cruwear and 3v darlings. :cool: :D
  5. onekerf

    onekerf Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    These might suit his needs. A CRKT fixed blade Razel, an Estwing Roofing hatchet/hammer, and some protective eyewear. timthumb.jpeg s-l300.jpg mcr-safety-safety-goggles-mcs2028-64_145.jpg
  6. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    Folding boxcutter and a smallish pry tool. I like the ones from EOD Robotics.

    Stanley makes an adjustable wrench now that has a striking face, and a pry-tip on the butt. Between those three (and some instruction on which tool is for what), he should be set.

    Now, the jaw on the wrench is very sloppy, but I don't think your brother is ready for "good" tools, just yet......

Share This Page