Best "budget" knife to leave in my truck!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Sciulli, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Sciulli

    Sciulli Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 1, 2020
    I always have at least one of my EDC folders on me. I've got Spyderco, BM and ZT among others. For fixed blades I tend to collect semi-customs like Half Face, Toor, etc. At the moment though, I'd really like to have a fixed blade knife that I can leave in my truck all of the time. The trouble is, I don't want to leave any of my good knives in the truck, as all of those are hard to replace (not just $$, but they're always sold out). I live in the Orlando area, so it would have to be something with decent corrosion resistance, and I'd like to have a good quality steel (3v, 30v, 35vn, etc.). Is there anything out there in the $100 to $150 range that I can leave in the truck, and if it gets stolen, can be easily replaced?

    Thanks
     
  2. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    Some kind of Swiss Army knife would me my choice.
     
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  3. Zulus

    Zulus

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    May 29, 2020
    Solely depends on price/actual value of your truck ?
     
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  4. Sciulli

    Sciulli Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 1, 2020
    LOL. It's a 2020 Silverado 1500 LT. Not the most expensive model, but definitely not the cheapest. Not sure why that matters though?
     
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  5. Zulus

    Zulus

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    May 29, 2020
    I asses your lost.
    So with that truck you can easily left most expensive Gonzo
    or cheapest Sebenza.
     
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  6. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    For a fixed blade, I would look at the usual culprits: Becker, Ontario, or maybe an old Ka-bar off the auction site. The main problem as I see it, is the heat causing delamination when the handle slab glue breaks down. Beckers are screw-together, and the blades are coated, which is why I thought of them.

    TOPS Knives has some interesting offerings, if you're looking for something different.

    I'm not sure why you would want a folding knife to live in your truck, but if that's the case, I would have to have a bit more of a think about that. The Expat Medellin or a RAT-1 or -2 might work.....
     
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  7. rustyspike

    rustyspike

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    Jan 17, 2016
    I would go with the Esee 3. They have both 1095 (high carbon) or Stain resistant S35V. These are in your price range.

    Rich K.
     
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  8. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    I’d throw a Buck 119 in it and call it good. It’s worked for me for years. They have an S30V version if you prefer upgraded steel.
     
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  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Throw a Becker BK16 in your truck and call it a day.
     
  10. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Cold steel survivalist and “call it a day”. It eats Beckers for breakfast.
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  11. wayben

    wayben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 1, 2015
    Buck of whatever variety you like and be done.
     
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  12. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Mudd mutt
    Scrapper 5
     
  13. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I'm very intrigued by this one
     
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  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    You think that ugly knife eats Beckers for breakfast? You obviously haven't been knifing very long. USA all the way!
     
  15. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    And the best part is it’s only $75! Take the other $75 and buy a steak dinner and bottle of bourbon.
     
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  16. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Son, i was “knifing” since before you were wearing Huggies.
     
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  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Damn, you're old then.
     
  18. Zulus

    Zulus

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    May 29, 2020
    You must be in 90's or some ...
    Can you handle a fork yet ?
     
  19. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Although I don’t own one, I’ve heard good things about Bradford Knives. You have options in steels and scale materials.

    The scales screw on so no worries about heat messing up anything.

    They are a production knife so easily replaceable.
     
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  20. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Waf, Waf, Waf ! Why do you need to make such a stale joke out of yourself ?
     
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