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Every pocket knife I have ever owned has been some form of a swiss army or multi tool type of knife. Now I want just a plane but decent pocket knife. Does anyone have any recomendations? The two brands I've seen that seem to be both well made and not overly expensive are SOG and Kershaw. Is one better than the other? Thanks.
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Buck Knives have been a pretty solid brand for many, many years. I have two or three of them and have been quite satisfied with them.
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I really like the knives that can be operated with one hand and advise against getting one with a skeletonized blade as they seem to catch and hold everything you cut.
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Not sure what expensive is but Benchmade makes some awfully good knives.
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I used to carry one all the time. I wound up looking for one that wasn't too "thick" so it wasn't so bulky in my pocket. I looked for one that had a blade at each end, but only one spring that stablized both. They are hard to find these days. I don't have a brand because I haven't carried one in years. As for the steel, I prefer one that isn't 440 stainless, like Buck. I like 432 stainless because it is softer and I can sharpen it easily. Shrade, Old Timer, and a few others use it. Sog has some very useful models for fishing with the string cutter slot in the handle so you don't have to open it to cut the line. Nice idea. You have many to choose from. Good luck. Let us know what you decide.
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Kershaw

Love the "speed safe" design. Also a great value !
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Not sure what expensive is but Benchmade makes some awfully good knives.
my benchmade is easily the best knife i've ever owned
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my benchmade is easily the best knife i've ever owned
Ditto,Hands down the best knife Ive evere owned.Their are some good spiderco's too.
I have carried my AFCK benchmade for 13 yrs now.
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Benchmades are great knives, but I've gottan rather fond of my Case Sodbuster that was given to me as a gift, I think I carry it more than any other. One blade that is easy to sharpen, decent size, it's a working knife though, not a 'combat" knife like I'm used to carrying and I'll say I really like it. Looks like you can pick one up for twenty-something-bucks.


http://www.casexx.com/DisplayPattern...tternAutoID=53
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Not sure what expensive is but Benchmade makes some awfully good knives.

I don't want to spend too much more than $50.
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Originally Posted by beber View Post
I don't want to spend too much more than $50.
Go to their web site and search their knives. There are literally hundreds but they have a kinfe wizard to help you pick. Then Google the model you are interested in. You will probably be a bit north of $50 though.

Edit: Go to Amazon and search for benchmade. They have several pages with prices listed.
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Man, I bought a Smith & Wesson knife a couple years ago that has been great, its as sharp as the day I got it and as tight as when I got it. Has a belt clip on one side also. Half the blade is straight edged,the back half is serated,comes in handy when rigging. It is a SW5000. Think it cost about $50.00 I also leave it on the boat and have seen not one spot of rust.




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I don't want to spend too much more than $50.

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I carry a Benchmade minigriptillian and love it. It's a little over your budget but it's one of the best knives I've every carried. The axis lock system on it is awesome. Very easy to operate one handed, very very durable, lifetime sharpening, holds an edge - just a great knife. I beat the hell out of it after katrina and it didn't phase it.
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Why ask about good knives if you only want to spend $50? Buy a Benchmade, SpiderCo, or a Moore Maker and you wont be disappointed
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CRKT makes great knives in your price point.
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I still like the Swiss Army Knife. I've got the smallest one, knife blade, fingernail file, scissors, tweezer, pick, and I use it all the time. Knife blade holds an edge and the scissors cut monofilament and fingernails; file point is handy cleaning up the lawnmower's spark plug. I have a Buck, too, but the locking blade mechanism messed up. Might be time to send it in for repair.
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http://www.knifexx.com/detail.aspx?ID=4546

look at one of these, have one 30 years old. still like new.
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Kershaw Onion or Leek with the Speedsafe opening.
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I work in a marine store and use my knife to cut rope and open boxes several times a day. Weight and size are issues, I want a light knife with a blade about 2.5". I often lose my knife so price is an issue. For many years I carried a Gerber Ultralight. It was light, cheap and easy to sharpen to a shaving edge. The last time I lost my Gerber, I picked up a knife made by Leatherman of multitool fame. It's called a Crater. It's well made, cheap and sharp. It's a little heavier than the Gerber. It also has a folding clip and bottle opener in the other end. It has no back spring and it will often come out of my pocket with a coin stuck in it. Both the Gerber and the Leatherman are easy to open with one hand. Even though I like the blade on the Leatherman better, I think I'll go back to the Gerber Ultralight because it's lighter, smaller and doesn't take coins from my pocket!
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I only have a leatherman fuse but I can't seam to leave the house without it. I even got it returned to me at a courthouse. Why do you only want something with a blade?

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