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Three-Knife Game

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Sharperthansticks, May 13, 2019.

  1. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    If you were only allowed to have the same three knives for the rest of your life, what would they be? To make this a much more interesting question, let's make a few more rules to the game:
    1. The knives should be new and purchaseable nowadays (that is, not discontinued years ago) from a reputable online store (BHQ, KnifeCenter, or some place like that), where you will pay the normal retail price.
    2. One of the knives must cost $0 - $70.
    3. One of the knives must cost $70.01 - $160.
    4. One of the knives must cost 160.01 - $350.
    5. Don't worry about tax and shipping for purposes of the prices.
    6. Just use regular, everyday prices; don't cheat by using massive Christmas sales.
    7. The knives should be in stock most of the time; sprint runs that sell out in 7 minutes (like the M4 Shaman) aren't allowed.
    8. Please don't break the rules; it's not as much fun if you just play however you want to play. ("Slysz Bowie, Grimsmo Rask, and Olamic Wayfarer 247!")
    Let's hear your triple-choice.
  2. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    $0 - $70
    Kizer Mini-Sheepdog

    $70.01 - $160
    WE Practic in M390

    $160.01 - $350
    WE Deacon

  3. numbersman


    Nov 28, 2010
    Lets see, if I'm only going to have three knives, I want one multitool, one fixed and one folder. I'm going with.....
    $0 to $70: Leatherman Rebar, $69.95 from KnifeCenter.
    $71 to $160: Paramilitary 2, with the black S30V blade, $153 from KnifeCenter.
    $161+: Esee Junglas, Venom green, $184

    Instead of the Junglas, could I take two smaller Esee's, like the 3 and 4? They add up to more than $160. :) :) :) Or an Esee 4 and a fire starter kit, or something.

    Cheers, numbersman
  4. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    $0 - $70
    Leatherman Wingman

    $70.01 - $160
    Benchmade Bugout

    $160.01 - $350
    Benchmade Mini Crooked River (from their custom shop)
    GB940Rookie likes this.
  5. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Waitress, I'll have what he's having...
    Dair and GatorMedic like this.
  6. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    Spyderco Native
    Spyderco Police
    Spyderco Shaman
  7. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Buck 110
    Becker BK16
    Spyderco Gayle Bradley
    jux t and GB940Rookie like this.
  8. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2019
    $0-$70: Buck 110
    $70.01-$160: Leatherman Wave
    $160.01-$350: Spartan Blades Horkos
  9. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    You'd rather the Bradley over the Advocate?
  10. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I can’t speak much on the Advocate as I have not owned one. But the GB1 and GB2 have both been favorites of mine for many years.
  11. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    To each his own. The GB1's liner lock was rough on my thumb (I think it was the GB1). I had a similar experience with the Advocate frame lock, but I Dremelled out a bigger thumb cut out and I weakened the lock bar a bit, which really made me like that knife so much more. I already loved the aesthetics; now the action was great, too.
  12. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    0 - 70$: Civivi Baklash
    71 - 160$: Spyderco Para 2
    161 - 350$: Reate Crossroads (I think ~5$ over wouldn't be cheating, otherwise Reate K-2)
  13. Don W

    Don W Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    victorinox tinker
    Spyderco Manix 2
    White River Jerry Fisk Sendero
  14. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned

    Aug 21, 2013
    Vic super tinker

    Spyderco Aqua Salt

    WE Deacon
  15. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    $0-70 - Cold Steel Leatherneck
    Just a classic, all-around fixed blade in D2; built to survive just about anything.

    $70.01-160 - Leatherman Surge w/ bit kit



    $160.01-350 - Spydiechef


    I already own this one. It's handsome, performs well and is completely corrosion resistant.
  16. JimMD

    JimMD Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    Civivi Baklash
    Spyderco Chaparral CF/G-10

    From my personal purchases, I'd put the Evo Typhoon and probably the Boos Smoke ahead of the SpydieChef, but those aren't readily available at the specified price.
  17. `br4dz-

    `br4dz- Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    Civivi praxis
    Para 3 (hopefully not s30v)
    Chaves ultramar redencion (possibly change out for a ffkw archbishop 2.0)
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  18. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    (OP here.)
    1. Steel Will Cutjack (or Mini Cutjack) in D2
    2. Massdrop Ferrum Forge Falcon Wing
    3. ZT 0562Ti
  19. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Why can't I list knives that I already have, regardless of whether they are in stock or readily available to others?? I'm not looking for new knives, and not really up on current offerings... but I do routinely carry 3 knives (I understand your game doesn't say they should be carried together; but it doesn't make sense for me to play any other way).
  20. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    ESEE Izula
    ESEE 6
    Cold Steel AD10

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