Good edc in 150 price range

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Crazyfarmer, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Lots of great choices in this thread so far. Here’s one more. Benchmade Presidio 2 CF Elite. $124 brand new.
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  2. Gizler00

    Gizler00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    PM2, Bugout, griptillian, hogue Ritter
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  3. Crazyfarmer

    Crazyfarmer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    What is the model in the bottom pic. Like the look of that
  4. BJE


    Apr 12, 2006
    That’s the Enzo Birk.
  5. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    These are great points. :thumbsup:

    Going larger will give you some good differentiation from the two knives you already own, whether that's 3.5" (medium) or something in the 4" range.

    If you want something with premium materials which will feel like a notch up from your current knives, Kizer has a ton of titanium frame locks for under $150 and their fit and finish is excellent. Definitely worth a look.

    Folks have already mentioned the Griptilian and Para Military 2, but the Grip has a thick handle that you might not love if slimness is your jam (although it's a great knife). The PM2 might not be a steel upgrade at your price point, but it carries slim and nudges you up to a larger knife; fantastic ergos and fit and finish, too. Both of those have new-to-you locks -- Axis and compression, respectively -- which are a ton of fun to fidget with and use.

    The Drop Keen is right at $150, has Ti/Ti handles and a great blade in a solid steel, and sits right at 3.5" blade length. Long wait from Drop (shipping time), but an excellent EDC choice.
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  6. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 5, 2015
    It’s rare a forum post actually makes me laugh out loud. Well done!

    Also, my vote goes to the Endura K390!
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  7. Crazyfarmer

    Crazyfarmer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    I was thinking the same thing ! Made me laugh though
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  8. Crazyfarmer

    Crazyfarmer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    I saw the keen. Very clean and simple look. Also I liked the look of the massdrop dao. I really like the lines and style of the we knives in general. Slim in pocket too.
  9. Texas Spenser

    Texas Spenser

    Feb 14, 2021
    Check Bladehq or amazon for closeout on ZT 0460. Incredibly thin and small but great knife. Also check for deals on ZT 0350 in that price range, though it's a chunk. Otherwise I'd agree that pm2 is a great knife. Yojimbo 2 is in that price range as well.
  10. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
  11. Crazyfarmer

    Crazyfarmer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    Thanks again for the information! Definitely would like a 3.5 inch blade perhaps in slim package
  12. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Manix 2 and Paramilitary 2 are my favorites.
  13. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I doubt that s a slicer. That s for people who really hate hollow grinds.
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  14. Buzsaw


    Nov 15, 2020
    Endura 4
  15. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Every time you post that fatass lil turd I laugh, then go looking for one. :D
  16. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
  17. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    I want a knife that will actually cut. Many knives look cool, but in reality they do not cut well. When I want an EDC, I have to ask myself, "Do I want a big knife that has bragging rights, or do I want a slim knife that is easy to carry and really cuts stuff well?"

    I want a knife that is easy to carry and actually cuts well. A Spyderco Chaparral and Delica are at the top of my list. If I want smaller, then the Dragonfly 2.

    If the Chaparral I mentioned earlier does not float your boat, the Delica is available in a variety of handle and steel options, from Titanium to stabilized wood, Damascus to 204P, your choice. There are lots of color options, too.
  18. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    Spyderco was going to be my first suggestion. The Efficient, Tenacious, and Persistence are all great, budget choices.
  19. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    Well, that would be me! It's flat ground, and the factory edge was about 45 degrees. Splitting maul territory. Some time with a 750 diamond plate and an adult beverage had that angle slimmed down considerably. It would even shave hair, when I got done.

    The Cold Steel Code 4, then.

  20. Grizzm@n

    [email protected] Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2020
    I'd been carrying a custom G10 Grip almost exclusively.....until I got a Para 2. The difference isn't significant (to me), but the Para is thinner and weighs less.

    I've ordered a Micarta Para 2 in Cru-Wear, and I think it's going to be an outstanding knife. At only $20 more than my standard Para 2, it seems like an obvious choice for anyone interested in trying out Micarta or Cru-Wear. I happen to be interested in both.

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