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Small cheap fix blade recommendation

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by corwise, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. chuck4570

    chuck4570 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    ESSEE Izula or BK14
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  2. GABaus


    May 7, 2017
    Green river and old hickory both have some fairly affordable knives that look like decent knives to start out with. Mora would be another good option to look into.
  3. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    Mora HD Companion or any number of Ontario offerings in 1095.
  4. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    Sep 25, 2016
    It's easy and fun to add handles to these.


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  5. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    can't believe a 113 buck hasn't been mentioned - but I also agree a mora is likely the best value
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  6. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    A.G. Russell Woodswalker is a great little piece for insanely little money.

    CRKT has the Folts Minimalists in different configurations, but I like the Kit Carson F4 better.

    An off the wall pick might be the Condor Bombus. Cute little thing.

    My favorite so far is the Small Bucklite Max. A $20 bill gets you a great little fixed blade that is easy to carry, simple to maintain, a pleasure to use... and from a great company made here in the USA.
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  7. JDRanger

    JDRanger Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2017
    SOG Instinct or Steel Will Druid 282 could work. The are small (under 3”).
  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Maybe for you. That isn't fun to me. I don't have handle material on hand nor do I have much bench type power equipment. I have no interest in attempting something like this. I use them the way they come or not at all.
  9. Jody744

    Jody744 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Great options already mentioned. Helle has a boys knife also.
  10. Black Oak Bladeworks

    Black Oak Bladeworks Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2019
    I would also recommend the Mora. In my onion, they are the best blade for the money. The companion would make a great starting knife.
  11. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    Buck 102
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  12. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    My boys got a Buck 110 and matching 120 because of a super sale mentioned in the Buck forum. (This was a few years ago, Sam's Club closeout, if I remember)
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  13. PinkmagicK

    PinkmagicK Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2014
    Real Steel Knives "Connector" cool little piece right under your budget.
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  14. XBeatzX


    May 12, 2014
    The new Spyderco Bow River would be my recommendation. Sheath is worth price of admission alone. Comes in a fancy box. Just over 30 bucks. Will be my Cheap and Easy go too gift this year. Great knife for the price.
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  15. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I agree with Velitrius. Take a look at the A. G. Russell Woodswalker knife.


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    USMCPOP Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    The Woodswalker is cute. I never got around to ordering one. Then just recently I found one in some of my Dad's old stuff. My brother had given it to him as a gift 20 years ago.
  17. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    It doesn't impress at first but the more you carry and use it, the more you will like it. It looks cute at first sight, but when you put it to work you will be amazed by its cutting power (not talking about building log cabins, of course...). It's one of my basic EDC knives, in one of my pockets most of the time.
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    USMCPOP Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    The Woodswalker does a good job. But I did have to strop it between cuts.

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  19. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Woodswalker sounds just right to me or the Mora. The Moras for young folks have guards and some with rounded tips. I remember the first knife my dad got me, a folder, being so young I thought I could conquer the world. He gave me some good practical and cautionary advice on its use, he was an Eagle Scout and he was an engineer so he was the measure twice cut once kind of guy. Getting sentimental, but what was important was the giving and the advice given, so help them to explore and learn.
  20. 017


    Mar 31, 2016
    Stainless Mora Basic or Pro S.
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