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Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« on: June 22, 2019, 01:56:17 PM »
For many of us, carrying a pocket knife is just as natural as putting our shoes on, and they become a tool that many of us use daily for many various tasks and chores. Personally, I'm not big on buying super expensive knives, that look pretty, or are so expensive that if I lost one or broke one that it would be heart-breaking. But, at the same time, I do like a quality made knife that will hold up to what I dish out during the day for various things.

I have found a few that meet those criteria. Coast Knives.

https://coastportland.com/collections/led-flashlights

Case Sod-Buster, and Sod-Buster Jr.

https://caseknives.com/products/jet-black-synthetic-sod-buster

Robert Klass Knives.

https://www.knifecountryusa.com/shop/manufacturer/product-group/21634/robert-klaas-mule-pocket-knife-series.html

And CRKT knives.

https://www.crkt.com/

and Gerber knives and multi-tools.

https://www.gerbergear.com/

https://www.knifecountryusa.com/shop/manufacturer/product-group/15323/gerber-folding-pocket-knives.html

https://www.knifecountryusa.com/shop/manufacturer/product-group/22067/gerber-multi-tools.html

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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 02:22:44 PM »
i have one in my pocket right now that i think i
bought at one of those gun show " anything in this
box $3.00 " or some similar deal.
Sabre brand made-in-japan jack knife (you remember
those- larger clip blade and small pen blade ) that
used to sell in M.E. Moses or similar 5 and 10 cent
stores (remember those?) for probably 2 or 3 dollars
new on the pegboard where wallets and pocketknives
and corncob pipes and cigarette cases were. the
"adult" stuff.

anyway, it's a nice razor sharp usin' knife.
i've mostly got quite a few lower cost knives now
having sold most of the expensive one i bought for
years when what something cost didn't mean anything
to me. i got to the point that i'd rather have that cash
than have my expensive whatever sitting in the pawn
shop and some dopehead getting 20 bucks for my
$100.00 knife or expensive watch or gun.

btw- i still have a few german mfg. sodbuster pattern
like eye brand, kissing crane, etc. that were really
affordable way back when, but i don't think they're
affordable any more, or even made in germany for
that matter.

i have some wally world knives i've bought in the
last year or two that are pretty good usin' knives,
and hold an edge about as good as anything else
i've ever had (i'm sure they're china or the like)
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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 05:36:29 PM »
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my Wife bought each of us one of these - a Realtree folding knife - open it's less than 6", closed it's just 3 1/4" and it's only 1/4 thick, even with a belt fastener

I hate carrying anything in my trouser pockets - don't carry a wallet - in it's stead I have a magnetized money clip with which I carry $s and cards

I don't need to carry a knife but if I choose to do so, it's this one

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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 05:51:57 PM »
I like Swiss Army knives myself. Not super cheap, but still less than $40

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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 06:57:36 PM »
Many years back I and the wife had a business selling knives and leather goods at gun shows and
other venues.
We got our stock from a company called B&F Systems-Maxam Wholesale.
There products were very good quality for the price .
I still have a few knives left over that I just kept to give to friends and the leather jacket I bought back in 2000
still looks great after all these years.
If we ever get together for meet I will bring some for a little contest shooting and to the winner the choice of one of the knives. :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 08:56:58 PM »
Doing mechanic work for many years, a knife was in many ways just another tool I carried. Some of the features I came to like and appreciate, were belt or pocket clips, so that the knife wasn't having to be dug out of my pocket. Thickness was another one, such as thin enought not to ne too bulky carried on the belt or pocket clip. Handle material was important, and the texture of the handle material. I tended towards textured, aluminum, stainless steel, nylon or other synthetics, so if my hands were oil, grease soaked, or sweaty, I could still grip the knife. Another feature I really liked, was a knife that could be opened one-handed, if the other hand was occupied or in use.

For years, I bought a lot of my knives off various tool truck vendors, like Snap-On, Cornwell, Matco, Mac and S-K Tools. As most did carry a nice selection of knives on display that were many times suited for the mechanic or professional tradesman.
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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 02:09:35 PM »
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. . . .I don't need to carry a knife but if I choose to do so, it's this one. . .


ooooooooeeee!
i feel plumb nekked without a knife of some kind  :afraid4:

i usually have one larger one and one smaller one, sometimes
one in each pocket- left and right    front and back.

i can't even begin to think of how many times i use a knife every day
or how many times each year
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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2019, 02:11:36 PM »
. . .For years, I bought a lot of my knives off various tool truck vendors, like Snap-On, Cornwell, Matco, Mac and S-K Tools. As most did carry a nice selection of knives on display that were many times suited for the mechanic or professional tradesman.

most all the ones i've ever been in pretty much exclusively sold kershaw
for whatever reason. maybe the wholesale price is attractive ?
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Re: Inexpensive Pocket Knives.....
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2019, 05:18:23 PM »
. . .For years, I bought a lot of my knives off various tool truck vendors, like Snap-On, Cornwell, Matco, Mac and S-K Tools. As most did carry a nice selection of knives on display that were many times suited for the mechanic or professional tradesman.

most all the ones i've ever been in pretty much exclusively sold kershaw
for whatever reason. maybe the wholesale price is attractive ?

Most of the Snap-On dealers I bought tools from were independent dealers, so they carried various brands, as well as Kershaw. The last Matco dealer I bought from carried CRKT knives and multi-tools. The S-K dealer, carried Case and Shrade knives. The Mac dealer, carried Case, Shrade, Buck, Gerber and CRKT knives.
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