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Looking for a good EDC knife under $100

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Ian Brandstetter, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Check out some of the Kershaw Link and Dividend exclusives From House of Blades (an authorized BF.com dealer, btw :thumbsup:). Pretty good value for the blade steel used on these.


    Also, these two Kershaw models also come in m390 steel (regular production, not as exclusives) and can be found at most other large knife retailers.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  2. number9


    Mar 5, 2017
    Plenty of good ideas so far. I won't repeat. But I'll add an unexpected one. Bestech Pebble. Discontinued and on sale now at BladeHQ. Just under 3" blade, VG-10 steel, full flat grind. Sort of a spear point blade shape. Best flip open, one hand close of anything I own. Maybe not the nicest/fanciest knife, but flips open perfectly with no assist, and nice contoured liner lock with a relief for your thumb to close. I bought it on an impulse because I liked the style and blade shape. Didn't put anything else in my pocket for a month. A sleeper, IMO.
  3. Chucktabulous


    Jan 11, 2019
    Kershaw and Spyderco have some great offerings for under $100.
    Never hurts to go to a store and see what feels like a good fit.
  4. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    I'd you're looking for something different but very neat, look at the Benchmade Azeria.

    It's a small fixed blade with a very small footprint, of Wharncliffe design which is super handy for utility purposes, opening boxes, etc, has a great "cant" to the blade angle and is super ergonomic and comes in a rustproof N680 steel! :eek::cool::thumbsup:

    Super slicer with a thin stock and full flat grind and dead easy to sharpen, due to the straight-edge geometry.

    You could get a kydex sheath later, for horizontal belt carry.

    Really cool piece. Super utilitarian as well. Being essentially rust proof, I've used it to open up fish bellies as easy as an Amazon package. :p
  5. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Spyderco Native 5, FRN handles/scales
  6. Earl1


    May 11, 2016
    I love that Spyderco came out with a lightweight para 3. That is one of the best all purpose edc knives I've seen. I'm gonna be ordering one soon or buy a used one.
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  7. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Buck's 112 Slim Pro is very nice, has a deep pocket clip and is available in G10. Myself, I would opt for the Micarta. I like that it is made in the U. S. of A. and has a very good company behind it. They do S30V steel right too.

    The Small Dozier Trapper from A.G. Russell is a neat little flipper available in G10 with a deep pocket clip. I don't own one, but I most likely will. It's made in China, but it comes with 9CR steel so it'll probably perform okay.

    Neither the BM Mini Grip nor the Spyderco Delica have G10, but neither of them need it to be awesome EDC's.
  8. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I don't think you'll be disappointed.
  9. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    You did not say what size knife. I will say that Spyderco probably has the highest satisfaction of all in this price range.

    Under $100:
    Small ...Dragonfly 2.5”
    Medium small... Chaparral light weight 2.8”
    Medium...Delica and Salt 2 and Native and Native Salt 3”
    Medium large... Endela 3.5”
    Large...Endura and Pacific Salt 3.8”
  10. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Case Russlock.
  11. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    Spyderco Native 5
  12. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    I’d go for a delica in an upgraded steel. I’m not sure if there’s one on the market currently but you can get a lot of knife for under 100. VG-10 isn’t all that bad either though.
  13. PatrickKnight


    Jan 24, 2012
    Para 3 LW.

    At $91 I am not sure you can find a better edc.
  14. ßäD ßöß

    ßäD ßöß

    Jun 17, 2019
    I would probably say the kershaw dividend in m390. 3” blade I think... aluminum handles. Also these guys know way more than me so I don’t think you can go wrong with their suggestions either.
    Good luck!
  15. bruno_go


    May 19, 2015
    Any decision?
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