Walmart in store knife sales.

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  1. Ted Ruehl

    Ted Ruehl Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2020
    I have not been in a Walmart in 5 years. I stopped in for something and with my recent interest in knives I decided to stop at the knife counter.
    Wow, they had some good deals marked clearance. Spyderco Tenacious for $25. Kershaw Blur for $40. Lots of CRKT stuff plus Ozark and Camillus for well under $10. Some under $5.
    Do all Walmarts clearance knives like this? I may have to start hanging out at Walmarts.
    There was nothing I needed but I bought some for friends. I sharpen and lube them and give them to friends. Everyone seems to appreciate a decent knife and they are small making them excellent discrete gifts. I am currently trying to amass a pile of gift knives for some of my employees. My retirement is coming up and they are the ones who made it possible.
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  2. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Walmart clearance selection for knives is very hit or miss. I check my two local WMs a few times a month and haven't seen any deals like those. Ever.

    I did find some Leatherman MTs on clearance at a Target a few years ago and bought a few. About the only good clearance deal I've ever found at one of the big retail stores.

    Congrats on your upcoming retirement. Sometimes I get the feeling I will never retire.
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  3. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Best deal I’ve ever gotten at Walmart was a Buck 110 mismarked as a Bucklite for $19. I told the dude who rung it up that I thought it was marked wrong but he didn’t care. Walked out with a shiny new 110 for 19 smackers.

    Haven’t been to a Walmart in over 6 months, and the way things are now that trend will continue.
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  4. midnight flyer

    midnight flyer Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Agree with the hit/miss observation. Their marketing model is quite sharp, and if product doesn't move, they get it out of the store.

    I have read about several good deals on BF that were at someone's local Walmart, but not mine. I will walk by the knife counter if I am in the store, but no moe deal chasing trips.

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  5. Wasatch11253

    Wasatch11253 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2020
    I'll admit that when I am in there, I usually stop and look at the knife counter. There are a couple that I have bought, mainly the Tenacious and the Kershaw Leek. Great starter knifes for gifting. The rest I pass on, the money saved adds to the never ending need for funds for the higher end stuff that I covet.
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    USMCPOP Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    I haven't seen much in the way of deals in local stores. I did get a deal awhile back on their web site. Fallkniven F1 with black coated blade and leather sheath. $20. I bought 5. Sold & shipped by Walmart, not counterfeits. They were just moving some old stock.
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  7. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Be careful buying Chinese Kershaws at Wal-Mart. Some are 3Cr steel. Yuck.
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  8. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    My Walmart never has these great deals and only has a very small knife display under lock and key.

    It’s ok though. I am not really a fan of the retail chain.
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  9. omaha-beenglockin


    Oct 22, 2005
    Picked up a Buck(can't remember the name but American made/generic liner lock clipped folder) and a Leatherman Rev at Walmart last summer for dirt cheap---it was only at one store and there are like 10 stores in the area.
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  10. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    Wow :eek: I would have done the same
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    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
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