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All right, all you blade enthusiasts, please share your recommendations. I wish to buy myself a Christmas gift.
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Spend a little more, buy a Spyderco Endura.
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Spyderco Tenacious serrated
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eiter a Ontario Rat 1 in D2 steel, nylon scale, $36.95
www.knifeworks.com .I counted 6 different colors in D2 for the RAT-1. with the carbon fiber Rat-1 being 20$ more.....

one of the handiest work folders i have ever bought. in AUS-8 or D2, just like the D2 better.

in the budget posted, one of the best you can get.
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Hands down . . .Buck 112 Ranger ! ! !

Easily meets your budget, will do everything it's big brother can, including last forever, plus it's 3 inch blade is legal almost everywhere.

2nd suggestion= CRKT Hammond Cruiser. Around 19.00 or so on Amazon & an a phenomenal deal. Telfon smooth flipper opening, LAWKS locking system, extra clip & screws. This knife is 10 times better than my vastly overpriced Emerson CQC-6 & a much better design.
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for a nice small pocketknife, I like the classic Case Mini Trapper.
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+1 on the Ontario Rat 1 - Aus8 is $24 on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8846-...=ontario+rat+1
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I'll suggest a Victorinox Farmer or Fieldmaster if you're not
limiting yourself to single blade folders. Fieldmaster covers
all my needs & the Farmer is a little more heavy duty.
with a few less tools I love them both
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Spend a little more, buy a Spyderco Endura.
^THIS.

I own many more expensive Spyderco's, but the endura is my most used and abused, it's my go-to work knife.
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My favourite folder: RJ Martin designed Kershaw "Tactical" 3.5 1986mw:

Assisted: Basically like an automatic without any of the hassles...: Hollow ground so the thick edge can be brought down easily:



Not only is it the easiest to open and lightest folder that I have ever owned, it is the most ergonomic and cheapest... All hardened screw construction, no weak point anywhere, except for the lack of jimping on the thumb ramp: I have folders in the hundreds and this is still my favourite...

3.7" blade, not 3.5", so small and big at the same time...

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I'll add another vote for the Ontario Rat-1.....or the rat-2 for that matter. For overall quality for the price I think they're hard to beat. Plus they just look cool.

I'll also add a Victorinox hiker or camper. Really any SAK, depending on your preference in tools.
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Buck 110/112, Buck Vantage, and best for last, the Ontario Rat 1 in D2.
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eiter a Ontario Rat 1 in D2 steel, nylon scale, $36.95
www.knifeworks.com .I counted 6 different colors in D2 for the RAT-1. with the carbon fiber Rat-1 being 20$ more.....

one of the handiest work folders i have ever bought. in AUS-8 or D2, just like the D2 better.

in the budget posted, one of the best you can get.
Just what I was going to recommend. Picked my stepson one up for his birthday from the same place!
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A.G. Russell Cowboy $29.95 Black Friday Special

https://agrussell.com/knife/3920

http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thread...-folder.73312/

https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com...ic.php?t=23356

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXRg9_fvj58

My go-to stocking stuffer this year!
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Slightly above your price range by $2 → Kershaw Leek (stainless steel model)

Assisted opener, 3" blade, slim profile, 3 oz, assisted opener, razor sharp thin blade with a fine tip

Why?
Because everyone needs at least one thin, lightweight, light use knife which can slip comfortably into the inner pocket of a suit.
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Recommendations for the Spyderco Endura are good. It's a little too threatening for EDC knife stuff for me, but the Delica or Tenacious are about right. The Delica especially is so thin and light, but a great little locking blade.
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Tree Brand , by German firm
" Boker ". These are quality knives.
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Recommendations for the Spyderco Endura are good. It's a little too threatening for EDC knife stuff for me, but the Delica or Tenacious are about right. The Delica especially is so thin and light, but a great little locking blade.
Lov them both
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Ganzos are hard to beat for the money, well within your budget. They unfortunately have copied American designs and Ganzo is a fighting word on blade forums but they make a decent cheap blade..
Spyderco Tenacious is good for under $40 and the Ontario RAT 1 and ESEE Avispa are two other great knifes that compete with $100 knives in F&F. I bought my wife a RAT 1 for her purse and she loves it..
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After buying dozens of folding knives I realize that a Buck 110 and a Swiss Army Knife really do a great job of covering everything I need from edc to hunting.
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