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    Username Post: Best EDC for $100 ?        (Topic#891020)
    Wolverine666
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    01-05-11 09:59.54 - Post#2265657    



    So what would be the best EDC for $100 or under ? I'm in the process of choosing my next EDC knife and I'd like to keep it under $100. Since I'm a Benchmade snob I already have some favorites that fit the bill such as the Mini-Griptilian M390 and the BM-HK 14210 and mini Bone Collector. They're all the right size for me and have the sweet Axis lock , great blade steels , full liners etc.

    So what other knives (any brand) for $100 or under do you guys suggest ? I want to hear as many opinions/suggestions as possible. Thanks.
     
    Manzana
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    01-05-11 18:54.38 - Post#2266003    


        In response to Wolverine666

    Why limit yourself to $100?
     
    cam13
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    01-05-11 19:31.24 - Post#2266011    


        In response to Manzana

    open the flood gates.....

    I think all the suggestions will make your choice harder

    It's a pretty lenient price range and quality is gonna vary between a $100 and a $10 knife, where you looking closer to 100 or 0?

    any way...
    Ontario rat 1 (my fav)
    CS voyager
    CS recon 1
    Spyderco delica
    Spyderco endura
    CRKT M-4
    Ka-bar Dozier
    Benchmade pika 2
    Kershar Energy
    Spyderco centefante 3
    Kershaw skyline
    Benchmade nagarra

    They're just the ones i own and can vouch for.
     
    antonio_luiz
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    01-05-11 22:17.59 - Post#2266041    


        In response to cam13

    Spyderco Endura 4 with full flat grind

    Opinel in Carbon Steel #7, #8 or #9 if you don't mind the round profile (is that a knife in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?)
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    Wolverine666
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    01-06-11 01:05.58 - Post#2266059    


        In response to Manzana

    • Manzana Said:
    Why limit yourself to $100?



    Just trying to give myself some boundaries. Self-control one might say.
     
    marcinek
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    01-06-11 01:10.27 - Post#2266063    


        In response to Manzana

    • Manzana Said:
    Why limit yourself to $100?



    Yes, why limit yourself to $100?
    Or why limit yourself to an EDC?
    Or why limit yourself to a knife?

    Excellent question, Manzana.
    "Why use an ox-cleaver to carve a chicken?" - Confucius




     
    Wolverine666
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    01-06-11 02:36.47 - Post#2266086    


        In response to antonio_luiz

    • antonio_luiz Said:
    Spyderco Endura 4 with full flat grind

    Opinel in Carbon Steel #7, #8 or #9 if you don't mind the round profile (is that a knife in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?)



    Yes , those Spydrco Enduras are nice. So full-flat ground is the way to go , huh ?
     
    Frose
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    01-06-11 02:41.16 - Post#2266088    


        In response to Wolverine666

    • Wolverine666 Said:

    Yes , those Spydrco Enduras are nice. So full-flat ground is the way to go , huh ?



    Over the ones that are hollow ground..... absolutely
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    Wolverine666
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    01-06-11 03:20.54 - Post#2266095    


        In response to Frose

    • Frose Said:
    • Wolverine666 Said:

    Yes , those Spydrco Enduras are nice. So full-flat ground is the way to go , huh ?



    Over the ones that are hollow ground..... absolutely



    Good to know. Is full-flat ground a noticeably better grind than hollow ground ? If so , why ? I'm just trying to learn as I go.
     
    knifetinkerer
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    01-06-11 03:31.01 - Post#2266099    


        In response to Wolverine666

    • Wolverine666 Said:
    • Frose Said:
    • Wolverine666 Said:

    Yes , those Spydrco Enduras are nice. So full-flat ground is the way to go , huh ?



    Over the ones that are hollow ground..... absolutely



    Good to know. Is full-flat ground a noticeably better grind than hollow ground ? If so , why ? I'm just trying to learn as I go.



    When you sharpen a knife, you are removing metal.

    Over the years, the edge creeps closer and closer to the spine.

    On a hollow-ground knife, the cross-section gets a little crazy relatively soon. You basically have to toss the knife fairly early in the game.

    A flat-ground blade, particularly a thin one, you can sharpen and sharpen over your lifetime until the blade is hardly there anymore. We've all seen old knives that start out as wide butcher knives and have been sharpened until they look like fillet or boning knives.

    The hollow grind is essentially disposable by comparison.

    Also, other things being equal, the hollow grind supports the final (edge) bevel with less metal and is therefore weaker than other grinds. This is not such a big deal with pocket folders, as you're not supposed to use them in such a way that you run into the blade's strength limits. But there it is.
     
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