Best sub 30$ edc knife?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by beastmode986, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    Whats a good edc knife for under 30$ ? Preferably with a blade under 3 inches, good grip, and U.S. made( if thats not asking to much) I was looking at the Kershaw chill but its a little over 3 inches(not that big of a deal) and it does not seem like it has that good of a grip. If there aren't that many good knives in this price range, would it be better to just save my money and buy a Leatherman wave for edc?
    Thanks


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  2. orangello

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  3. stag556

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  4. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    Is it better than a spyderco tenacious?


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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i carry a Case Sodbuster Jr. everyday and it does everything i need a knife to do for less than $20 bought at Lowes.
     
  6. Jstrong

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    Even though spyderco is not my brand ( I prefer benchmade and Zero Tolerance) i would go with a striaght edge G10 Tenacious over a kershaw leek,not to say anything about the kershaw,bc it's a great knife and is an EDC for many people.

    But I've never met a spyderco I didn't like,even if they didn't wow me. Can't say the same about kershaw. But that's just me,go with whichever you like the best,they will arguably be the same quality if purchased with comparable blade steel.

    I just personally like the looks of the spyderco better.


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  7. Mosin

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    Under $30..get a Kershaw.

    Had one as a work knife, abused the living hell out of it for maybe 5-6 years, lasted me until someone stole it.

    Ended up replacing it with a spyderco.... I'd rather have my Kershaw back.
     
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    I carry a Buck Vantage Force 345 with Olive Drab handles everyday, bought two of them, one in Desert Tan for my dad, for under $30 a piece on EBay.
     
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  9. beastmode986

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    Thanks everyone, im strongly considering the leek.


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  10. mich1377usmc

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    CRKT Hammond Cruiser , this is my EDC.
     

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  11. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    I was thinking about that one!
    So my 3 choices now are
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    Kershaw chill
    Kershaw Leek
    Crkt hammond cruiser
    The only thing I don't like about the leek is the grip/handle, too slippery looking.



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  12. orangello

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    This is why I'm carrying the little Kershaw Chive today; somebody "borrowed" my Leek.

    I haven't had a spyderco, so I can't compare quality.

    The shape of the Leek grip makes it feel more secure than it looks.
     
  13. stag556

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    I have one issue (or more so a commment) on the leek. Like I said I carry the knife every day but one thing to look out for is the hardness of the steel. The leek (14c28n steel)is a moderately hard steel so it will hold a edge, but use it for prying and you will snap it very easy. In fact I dropped the leek and it stuck in the carpet and when I pulled the knife out the tip was bent over. I was able to work the tip back to a nice profile, in my opinion 14C28N Steel is about the same as g10 steel maybe a little better at holding a edge, do to the higher hrc.

    All in all I'm very happy with the knife, and you can get a very nice polished edge, that is very sharp. Once you get it sharp it will stay that way with a quick stropping after use.