Need a New EDC Knife....What’s Your Favorite??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nalajr, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Nalajr

    Nalajr Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Hey all.

    I’m getting the itch to get a new knife. I’ve been carrying a Spyderco Endura plain edge with the Zytel handles every day for over 10 years. It’s a great knife. I just want something different.
    I’d like to have something with a blade in the 3 1/2 to 4 inch length and under $75. I’d also like to try one that has bearings in place to make the deployment smoother and faster. I’ve never tried one of those with the bearings and would like to.

    One that I’ve wanted for a while is a Spyderco Police with the Spyderco edge and stainless handle. Unfortunately they are about $125 and more than I want to spend right now.

    What Knives would you suggest? Are there any that you really like and can recommend? What do you carry every day?

    Thanks for your time and help. Have a great weekend everyone!!

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  2. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    I carry a Cold Steel Tuff Lite every day. A bit smaller then what your looking for,but if you buy one you will never want to be without one

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  3. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Have been carrying a Brend lately.
    Sort of large, but, it's Winter- my carry guns are large too.

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  4. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Unfortunately, a knife with good bearings and good operation/components does not align with your $75 price point.
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  5. John Ryder

    John Ryder Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    For $75 I think you'd be in the Kershaw camp. You might be able to find a used Benchmade Griptillian.

    My two EDC's are a Spyderco PM-2 or a ZT 0609. I have others but these two fit for me.
  6. Otherside

    Otherside Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2019
    Yes for $75 its gonna be hard to find one. I have a Kershaw Link and its assisted opening, pretty smooth and fast. Not bad for the price. I think $45 I paid.
  7. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    I really like the looks of that Brend ! Very nice !

  8. psafety

    psafety ex Rent-a-Engineer

    Oct 11, 2018
    Case XX Stockman currently, otherwise a Benchmade Steigerwalt
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  9. jimmy james

    jimmy james 1911 Fiend

    Aug 29, 2017
    [​IMG] Spyderco Resilience
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  10. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    I rotated between a ZT 0561 and 0562. The 0562 is in my pocket now.
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  11. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Any of the CRKT Shenanigan by Ken Onion would fit the bill nicely. They punch above their price point. I'll also second the Tuff Lite, amazing knife.
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  12. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Zt0450 more the 75 but worth the xtra expense IMO
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  13. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    The Brend models take a vicious sharp edge quickly.
    One of the things I appreciate about them.
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  14. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    A Few mentioned them in the price range your thinking Kershaw
    I’ve had a Kershaw (ken onion). I bought at a gun show in 99/2000 on a whim along with a co worker purchasing one, And I can tell you it has held up to the rigers of daily life and spending 14 years with me in the fire station. If I remember correctly it was 50.00 back then probably not much more now?
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  15. cghelton

    cghelton Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    I carry a ZT350 or a Benchmade mini reflex. Both over 75 but the ZT isn't by much. It's a helluva knife and a great flipper.

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  16. il duce

    il duce Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2015
    Hair over 75 but I love my Benchmade Bugout. So lite you’d think you lost it.
  17. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Own four Kershaw Blurs, all purchased under $50. Very nice knife for the money. Not the same mechanism you are looking for but has assisted opening.

    First two started to dull after being carried for 2-3 years so I am currently pocketing #3 and need to find the time to sharpen the first two :)
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  18. Yellowsupersport

    Yellowsupersport Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    Here’s mine. $5 from Home Depot. Always sharp. And no tears when it gets lost. (Also the reason I got banned from BladeForum).


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  19. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
  20. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    I too believe your in the CRKT or Kershaw range with your budget and they both have done very nice edc knives.
    I like the kershaw blur and leeks and a buddy of mine swears by his OSO sweets which can be had in the $15 price range in eBay.
    I ordered him a five pack for like $65 about a year ago.

    I personally carry my custom ZT0562 quite often
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