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under 80 Bucks

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Wyomoose, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Wyomoose


    Sep 30, 2019
    I am starting to buy a few knives under 80 bucks for friends. Lots of budget knives now days Civivi, Kershaw, etc. Wondering what folks top 2 or 3 knives in that range might be.
  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Spyderco Delica comes to mind first.
    Victorinox swiss army knives
    Steelwill D2 folders
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  3. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Any interest in traditionals? With $80 you could pick up a GEC, two Case knives, or a handful of Rough Riders.
  4. Wyomoose


    Sep 30, 2019
    Sure if you have a suggestion throw it in there. Just curious what people like. I currently have a Spyderco and 4 or 5 Kershaw's. Like them all but would like to kinda buy folks all something a bit different.
  5. Reswob


    Aug 27, 2006
    Kershaw Blur
    Or Link/Dividend if you want a flipper
  6. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    The Civivi line probably beats out anything else in that price range. A few kershaws are up there too.
  7. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Buck 110 or 112
    Buck 301 or 303 Stockman
    Ontario RAT 1 or RAT 2
    CS Kudu or Eland
    Maybe a Case Sod Buster or Sod Buster Jr.
    Maybe a Case or Rough Rider Peanut
    Fixed Blade:
    Mora Number 1
    Western L66, if you can find a good one on the secondary market.
  8. orangejoe35

    orangejoe35 The Opposite Platinum Member

    Nov 23, 2016
    If you can do an auto, the Kershaw Launch 2 squeaks into your price range. If the price is a little high, but you can still do autos, try the Boker Kalashnikov. There are several blade shapes. A few sites have exclusives. Otherwise, I’d defer to some of the other recommendations.
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  9. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. The Everlasting Know-it-all Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Yeah BladeHQ has the Kershaw Launch 2 for $69.99 I believe.
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  10. JeremiahWeaver09


    Nov 13, 2009
    cold steel tuff lite is a great budget blade
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  11. South paw draw

    South paw draw Yep.....I'm a idiot. Platinum Member

    Sep 23, 2019

    Second from the bottom. The Defcon jungle knife. Its about the smoothest action flipper under $80 I have ever owned. Beats the Civivi which till I got the Defcon was the smoothest I owned. The blade shape is also a plus. Can't say just how nice it is. Only draw back is it's right hand only carry. The ball tip.pocket clip does a great job at in and out of the pocket but the clip does sit on standoffs that stick out a bit more then I would like. All the pluses outweigh the two minuses. I believe it goes for $69-79 .
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  12. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I prefer the 501, myself...and, for those less inclined to belt carry, it's a lot more pocket friendly.
  13. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    The Spyderco Resilience is a big knife, sturdily built, and has great slicing geometry for under $60. The Tenacious for someone better served by something a little... "smaller", haha.
  14. soc_monki


    Apr 5, 2019
    Kershaw Bareknuckle would be my choice.
  15. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Case Mini Copperlock. Outstanding knife.

    Case Tribal Lock. Outstanding knife.
  16. thunderdaddy


    Sep 18, 2016
    Cold Steel Voyager
  17. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    if you can find them, the kershaw injection is a nice blade and you could gift quite a few for 80 bucks.
    I know I have
  18. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    As has already been said, the CIVIVI line by WE Knives have about the best quality vs. price in the $50-$80 range these days.


    One of my personal favorites is the Mckenna, but the Wyvern, Baklash and Elementum are great knives too.
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  19. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Delica, Dragonfly, Polestar, Alcyone

    Bareknuckle, Dividend, Knockout, Cryo, Pico, VoltSS


    Gemini G10, Intrepid G10


  20. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I think these would make great gifts.

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