Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I am looking for a new budget EDC knife. Budget because I do not like to put a big investment into something that is fairly easily lost or stolen. So I am setting the budget to $30. I would prefer a blade over 3" and under 4". No assist (legality reasons). And preferably something that could be customized. My idea of customization is probably different from most peoples. Most wouldn't consider the 112 slim customizable, but as long as i could drill out the rivets, replace the scales, and replace the rivets with screws, I'd consider it customizable. And being easy to clean and maintain is a plus. My preferred lock type (if going with a locking knife) are lockbacks. Primary uses would be cutting open packages, maybe some food prep, and outdoor activities. Here is the list of options I am looking at so far. Opinel No 9 Kabar Dozier Buck Bantam Buck 112 slim Cold Steel Working Man Case Sodbuster You get the idea.