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Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 19 May 2012, 17:20
by nrv216
Gentlemen,

I know a lot of you around here are avid knife collectors and I am planning on getting one for my brother as a gift. I want to spend around 75 bucks but want to impress him too. Please make some suggestions so I can get some thoughts flowing. Thanks in advance!

nrv216

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 19 May 2012, 17:32
by MikeSantor
Folder or fixed?

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 19 May 2012, 19:40
by nrv216
Either actually, to give you an idea of what he likes he already has a gerber fixed blade with a black rubberized handle, a spyderco ladybug, a benchmade griptilian and some other similar knives. I guess he is into more tactical looking stuff.

nrv216

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 19 May 2012, 19:55
by MrSlippyFist
I picked up a CRKT Folder Hissatsu last year after reading about it in a magazine. Bought mine used for $40, but they can be had new for not much more. Exemplary knife for everyday use.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CHkQ8wIwAQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 19 May 2012, 20:37
by mojotwig
I picked up one of these Kershaws a while back and carried it till I went to a ceramic blade. Takes some getting use to but it's pretty quick to learn. And I guess you could consider it tactical. Says there out right now but might get some more in.

http://budk.com/Knives/Kershaw-ET-Urban ... ding-Knife" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 20 May 2012, 06:25
by Mister Freeze
one of my favorites...

http://www.inventorycheap.com/gerber-bl ... overt.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 20 May 2012, 07:05
by bobapunk
For the Price Point, I think the Kershaw Rake would make a nice, unique choice:

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http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1780CB-Ra ... m_sbs_hi_5" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 20 May 2012, 09:54
by panzermk2
This Kersahw rocks. Mostly because of the scales. I have over a dozen Kershaws and while the leeks, chives etc look really cool the scales are to thin for real work and will cut into the palm of your hand.

The grip on this knife really fills your hand when your really working and not going out to dinner.


http://budk.com/Knives/Kershaw-Serra ... alse;?

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 20 May 2012, 12:12
by blueorison
panzermk2 wrote:This Kersahw rocks. Mostly because of the scales. I have over a dozen Kershaws and while the leeks, chives etc look really cool the scales are to thin for real work and will cut into the palm of your hand.

The grip on this knife really fills your hand when your really working and not going out to dinner.


http://budk.com/Knives/Kershaw-Serra ... alse;?
This was my first knife. I loved it. My favourite knife (and the only folder I own) is the Benchmade Griptilian, which your recipient already owns. The Blackout is like the Griptilian with an assisted blade. The blade is incredibly sharp, and my only con about it is the tip of mine broke off easily.

Then again, I abused it, so I can't blame the knife.

:thumb:

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 20 May 2012, 12:43
by nrv216
Thanks guys, I really like the ones panzer, boba and mrfreeze suggested. Keep the suggestions coming though. Gonna be hard to decide now with all of these choices.

nrv216

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 20 May 2012, 14:17
by Wackamole
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Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 21 May 2012, 16:54
by MikeSantor
nrv216 wrote:Either actually,
If you are looking for something that he can really use hard in the fixed variety I suggest either the Esee 3 or RAT 3. Essentially both the same knife. I would go with the 1095 steel but they come in that or D2. Both good choices.

I have herd good things about these 2 knifes for years. I finally just got on a job where they do NOT allow retractable blade knives. As an industrial construction worker, I use a box cutter all day. So I took the opportunity to finally pick up one of these. I went with the Esee 3. I have been beating on this knife for about a month now and it is holding up really well.

I like to push my stuff to the limits. Today I was using it to pry up some wood then after I could not get the wood out I just cut through it ultimately ending up on the concrete floor. I do stupid stuff like that. It is holding an edge VERY well and has no chips or rolled edges.

My goal is to find the breaking point of this knife before the job is over. Im trying my hardest but it is holding up well.

.02

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 03:45
by bobapunk
Here is a limited edition Kershaw:

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http://www.gundigeststore.com/blade-sho ... id=3585491" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

At $50 it is well within your budget.

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 22 May 2012, 04:06
by Rapier1772
I moved your post here boba cuz I am pretty sure this is where it was SUPPOSED to go. No idea as to why you put it in the teacher obama thread... :p

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 22 May 2012, 10:43
by jgreenberg01
Gerber 06 Fast. You can get this one for around $50 at Walmart.

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http://www.gerbergear.com/Tactical/Kniv ... _31-000216" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 22 May 2012, 11:42
by Llagoud
A&A Arsenal has many of the knives mentioned in stock.
Just sayin. :thumb: :D

https://www.dealerease.net/catalog/cate ... id=1076559" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 23 May 2012, 04:24
by bobapunk
Rapier1772 wrote:I moved your post here boba cuz I am pretty sure this is where it was SUPPOSED to go. No idea as to why you put it in the teacher obama thread... :p
Thanks! I do not know how my post got there considering I have not even read that thread... :skep:

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 24 May 2012, 15:48
by nrv216
Thanks everyone. I am currently looking at ESEEs and their IZULA line. I think I might have to get two though...

nrv216

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 25 May 2012, 10:58
by MikeSantor
Good choice.

Re: Suggest a nice knife in the $75 range.

Posted: 28 May 2012, 05:26
by SoCal Gunner
MrSlippyFist wrote:I picked up a CRKT Folder Hissatsu last year after reading about it in a magazine. Bought mine used for $40, but they can be had new for not much more. Exemplary knife for everyday use.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CHkQ8wIwAQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I see lots of people praising the CRKT line, but I haven't had the best experience with them myself. I've had two of these (shame on me) http://www.crkt.com/M16-10-EDC-Black-Gl ... Combo-Edge. The handles suck IMO with way too much flex. The auto lock system fails full time on one and occasionally on the other (fails as in locks open and I have to pry the liner back over manually to unlock). The steel didn't hold an edge for <profanity> and even the serrations wore down. I bought these at two different retail stores, so I doubt I got fakes.

Is it just me?