General Chat MCB's Coffee House: Pull up a seat, and grab your favorite caffeinated beverage. Non-paintball related chat within.

Thread Tools
Old 04-18-2019, 03:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
MCB Member
Gabe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wasilla, AK
Send a message via MSN to Gabe

Aside from Benchmade knives (blue line) I have a Boker knife that is exceptional quality. As always, depends on your budget. That might be something to mention when asking for recommendations as for me a "cheap knife" is $100 or so and for others it's a Gerber or Kershaw at $50 or less. Ideally the best value is around $100-$150 since you get top grade steel, a strong lock, and a blade design that is well thought out at that price.

It's just like any hobby, you can get good or cheap and varied degrees of each but not both.

Actually check out Morakniv. They are well talked about and are extremely good for the price. However, they are all fixed blade so if you want a folder maybe look elsewhere.
"There's nary a beast that can outrun a greased-up scotsman!" - Willie

"What makes a VM so charming is that you can chop down small trees with it" - Jaan

Last edited by Gabe; 04-18-2019 at 03:45 PM. Reason: added suggestion
Gabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 08:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
MCB Member
1shot's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: MN

There is a sweet spot in cost/quality ratio for your intended purpose. You hit a point when you are spending quite a bit more money for very small improvements. For my personal needs of EDC most knives will work. Some are definitely better than others. Iím not suggesting that the Gerber knife I have is like my Griptillian but I am thinking my Ontario RAT in D2 might be awfully close. There seems to be a huge difference in the quality of inexpensive knives.

Iíve never once regretted buying quality tolls; even though I questioned it at the time of purchase. Buy the best you can afford and use it as intended. But sometimes pocket knives are almost like jewelry to me.
1shot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 11:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
the oddballer
killerito's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Santa Rosa Ca

Morakniv. Not folders but amazing cheap knifes.
They make a knife for almost anything

Opinal old school for the win
Or the kersaw grinder used that as my work knife for 7 months only issue is I lost the pocket clip
Still a broke college student
The odder the better
My pb colllection is worth more than my car but you know life choices
Feed back
killerito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2019, 05:14 AM   #24 (permalink)
Post Whore
Deus Machina's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brandon, Florida

Though I keep my Leatherman in my back pocket, I've taken to keeping my Kershaw spring-assist or OP1 (a cool little pull-tab-to-open knife) in my pocket on night shifts.
We have to fill the company van up before the next shift, which requires a business receipt.
When the driver goes in to pay, I just do a little personal grooming.
I may be the skinny white guy, but wearing a suit, leaning against a black van with tinted windows, and cleaning my nails with a sleek little knife at 3AM has proven to keep the usual denizens of the local gas stations at a respectable distance.
HurtCow:Sure, plastic is pretty innocuous. Beef maxi-pads won't hurt you.
russc:Yeah, mcdonalds hamburgers haven't killed me yet!
My MCB Feedback
My eBay Feedback
Moriearty Hobby Supply on eBay and Facebook.
Deus Machina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2019, 09:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
MCB Member
1shot's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: MN

Despite my recent curiosity with budget end knives I picked this up today. Name:  IMG_0044.jpg
Views: 30
Size:  212.6 KB

Been appreciating the size of the RAT1; Iím generally a small knife guy preferring blades under 3Ē. Iíve found the larger knife in combination with something very small like a Case Peanut to be a great combination.

Iím not completely sure the Freek 560bk-1 is worth it; I spoiled myself a bit with this purchase. I feel that itís the knife nerd version of the Freek. The Griptillion or standard Freek can be had for about $70-100 cheaper; almost walked out with a full size Griptillion. On the other hand the standard models donít have M4 steel and G10 scales. If the Ontario RAT in D2 had a back lock or something like the Axis lock Iíd say itís on par with the old D2 Griptillion.

Since I more often than not use slip joints Iím not a believer in trusting the lock mechanism. Itís possible for anything mechanical to fail. A lock is a backup safety. A knife I plan on potentially using hard I want a good safety net if I screw up. The 3 Ontario RATs I own definitely donít have junk liner locks, but still they are liner locks. If your liner lock doesnít fully engage you would have been better off with a slip joint; to be fair this is generally only a problem on low quality knives.
1shot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:26 PM   #26 (permalink)
MCB Member
1shot's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: MN

So it seems that my Gerber Air Ranger is definitely better than the last Gerber I purchased and suitable for mundane EDC. With knives like the Ontario RAT 1 & 2, KA-BAR Doizer, Esee Zancudo, and numerous knives from Buck and Kershaw I donít think Iíd recommend them. The fit and function are just better on those other knives. Iíd say the same for my one SOG Salute Mini; seems more for looks than actual function. I donít recall ever using a more uncomfortable knife. I did pick up a Ganzo; havenít put the steel to any use yet but if it holds up Iíll be very impressed. The fit and finish are very nice.
1shot is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply » General » General Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC