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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

    595
    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$
     
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  2. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    serrated pac salt
     
  3. Forester_01

    Forester_01 Gold Member Gold Member

    352
    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

    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

    540
    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

    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......
     

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