Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby ocean » August 20th 2015, 1:14pm

Looking for a knife for boys 11-17. Going to be having them engraved. I know a Kershaw might be the best bang for the buck. But then again maybe something else might be better.


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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby foghorn » August 20th 2015, 1:30pm

The Buck Squire is a great knife. Case Medium Stockman is also good , plus it has 3 useful blades.
Good move staying away from Gerber (but they do make a couple decent knives) Steer clear of Bear Grylls too.
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby kevco » August 20th 2015, 1:46pm

This is what I carry everyday. I can't say enough good things about it. Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with SpeedSafe.
Made in USA

Kershaw Knives 1660 Technical Specs:
Blade length: 3 inches
Closed length: 4 inches
Blade material: Sandvik 14C28N
Handle material: 410 stainless steel
Weight: 3 oz
MADE IN USA.
UPC Code: 087171166001

Can be purchased from Amazon for $34.99
+ $3.75 shipping

or Ebay (hymelproducts) for $39.99 delivered.



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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby biglove » August 20th 2015, 2:22pm

^^^Same Kershaw that I own. Fantastic knife for the price!
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby Racer-X » August 20th 2015, 5:23pm

Lots of nice knives in that price range. Agree on the leek but also like these:

Kershaw Chive - $35
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009VC9RW
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Kershaw Cryo - $32 - bigger than the Chive and leek by a bit but still nice for every day carry
http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q
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Spyderco Persistence - $38 - Good grip and size
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IWWYS4/?tag=bg999-20
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby Falstaff » August 20th 2015, 6:39pm

Buck 112, hands down. An American old-school classic. A tad shorter than the 110, but beefier blade and the front bolster is curved down to make a finger guard. Takes a lickin'....
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby jason_recliner » August 20th 2015, 11:16pm

$5 from the local hardware store:

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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby ocean » August 21st 2015, 5:21am

Thanks guys coming down I think to the leek and the Buck which was a great idea. It's a bit more old school which I like, reminds me of some of my older knives. But one just popped up that might work.http://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/32

Haven't bought a kabar in years though.
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby Hawk » August 21st 2015, 5:59am

ocean wrote:Thanks guys coming down I think to the leek and the Buck which was a great idea. It's a bit more old school which I like, reminds me of some of my older knives. But one just popped up that might work.http://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/32

Haven't bought a kabar in years though.

Ka-bar was bought out by Cutco and production moved to China but I don't know if quality suffered. CRKT manages to sell some darn nice made in China knives.

Spyderco's were made all over creation at one time or another. Mostly Japan and Colorado. I've still got a dozen or so.

You mentioned they were to be engraved - are they still intended as "users" and do they have to be a more or less matched pair?

I've auctioned off most of my Spydercos but I've still got about a quarter ton of Himalayan Imports khukuris if you could work with two enormous non-matching carbon steel khukuris I've got two at the right price, which is to say "free to a good home". If interested I'll post up some pics.

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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby TemerityB » August 21st 2015, 10:43am

I wouldn't let conj's impudent comments faze ya, Hawk. I always carry my Benchmade when i go book shopping.
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby Ofcmark » August 21st 2015, 4:39pm

I go for the buck I like their old school look and seeing that you're going to have them engraved I'm assuming they're going to be given for a special occasion it will be something they can hold onto. Taken care of they can pass them on to their kids
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby foghorn » August 21st 2015, 4:47pm

ocean wrote:Thanks guys coming down I think to the leek and the Buck which was a great idea. It's a bit more old school which I like, reminds me of some of my older knives. But one just popped up that might work.http://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/32

Haven't bought a kabar in years though.



Keep in mind,especially if these will be users , and by kids, that the leek has a very thin point. It's a great casual knife but might not stand up to the rigors of youthful exuberance. Plus I'm not sold on the speedsafe system in the hands of a kid, no matter how "responsible"
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby fenny » August 21st 2015, 8:00pm

Keep in mind,especially if these will be users , and by kids, that the leek has a very thin point. It's a great casual knife but might not stand up to the rigors of youthful exuberance. Plus I'm not sold on the speedsafe system in the hands of a kid, no matter how "responsible"[/quote]


When I read this yesterday I immediately thought Kershaw, but foggy makes excellent points, no pun intended. The leek tip is thin (my tip is so not) and the Buck would be better for whittling and shit.
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Re: Best knife for under 40 dollars?

Postby mosc » August 22nd 2015, 3:51pm

If I was still a kid, I would think a single blade knife was kind of boring. I'd rather have a Leatherman product. They make some nice ones for under $40 and they can be engraved at the factory. Think of the kids today who have experience with transformers and such. They even make one product, the Leap, that is specifically designed for young people with an emphasis on safety. A little more money, but more enjoyable and useful for a youth. The Micra is less money and can still be engraved.

If for some reason you want a single blade, I'd go with the Buck. Quality and classic - special.
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