Hall of Fame Pocket Knives: The 5 Perfect EDC Knives (Under $100)

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CalypsoRaz says:

Oddly, until now, the knives that Ive purchased have all been Kershaw. Well, I have one ZT but same thing. I just swapped to carrying my 0350 daily but I’m planning on getting a Bugout as well as a Para2. Not sure what order yet.

jatbatman says:

For a first knife, I would never recommend any knife in the $80-200 range. If you start with a hundred dollar knife, either you’re a spoiled rich kid, or you started carrying way too late in life.

More important than the knife itself (assuming it is of decent quality), is the skills to keep it maintained. Knowing how and when to clean, sharpen, and oil it makes all the difference in a knife.

richarcm says:

I have a couple of those knives and they aren’t my favorites by any means. To each person their own….clearly.

TheBoBabsin says:

The Leek is my all-time favorite EDC knife.

2001wj says:

plain edge. no real use for serrated, i keep my knives sharp.

ondra svoboda says:

I have Rat II in D2 and I totally adore it! Definitely can recommend!

corona Bery says:

Cuts too well. Yeah big problem with knives

Chaz Miller says:

I would do either type of edge, but I don’t like having it change types halfway through my blade. I love your videos.

Andris Kompelien says:

Might pick up a Rat 2 after watching this, nice video!

Daniel Morcom says:

I hate partial serations on a knife you’re getting the worst of both worlds

Jelte Woestenenk says:

R u Dutch? Cause of the windmill;)

Groot Billyclub says:

Kershaw makes good folding knives. But my all time favorite knife is gerber strongarm fixed blade.

Steven says:

Hate serrated blades.

Ben Braceletspurple says:

Partially serrated is great. But your griptilion has one sided grind serrations, which works for a while but does not hold edge with rope.

TheRooftopSHOUT says:

Love my Bugout!

Trevor Blue says:

How come all these knife guys have girly hands?

John S says:

Chinese clones are the best value.

robert childers says:

My Goodness!?! Do you own all of those knives? That’s pretty amazing. They are a little over my price range, but they look like good choices. Thanks for sharing.

Carbonite Gamorrean says:

FIRST, LEARN TO SHARPEN YO SHIT!!!, 2nd I have more knifes than I know, from $5 to some been traded for cars. I have carried/used more than I care to remember. If it is not a custom knife that most can not obtain, I find a M1 on me more than not. With that said, for cheap well made knifes I have found “Kubey”.

Jeff Jones says:

For work knives, partially serrated hands down.

Jose De Leon says:

I don’t need a top notch steel although it helps. Just a great grip that doesn’t slip is all I need.

l martin says:

I don’t own any Benchmade knives but I absolutely love my Ontario Rat II; so much that when mine was confiscated at the airport Christmas morning, the first thing I did was order a new one. It retains a sharp edge even after a year of use & abuse. Opens & closes very smoothly. Perfect size and doesn’t way much so you don’t notice it in your pocket, which is why I forgot to put it in my check in luggage.

Sean Mcelroy says:

Excellent knife reviews I agree manix 2 lightweight awesome

Dean Do Fuller says:

I love my leek. Slim takes a good edge. I’ve cleaned two deer with it, though I don’t recommend it. Maybe slightly weak for a hard work knife. Just started carrying a heavier Kershaw around the farm. Don’t know what it’s called though.

Squid Master says:

I love my leek. I want a bugout too now.

desmond mckilligan says:

i have a sizable knife collection. extrema ratio, rubicon, spyderco police. the hunter pro ALOX is the knife i carry all the time. payed $120 for it and it ticks all the boxes for me.

Papa Bear says:

Like most on here, own tons ‘o knives and EDC a lot of them but ALWAYS comback to my Benchmade/Heckler & Koch Patrol auto. HK got together with BM and made this beautiful, barely notice it’s there D2 steel bad boy, Rockwell-60 to 62 HRC. I prefer plain blade. If I was honest, it’s probably the auto factor that makes this thing so appealing for me. It just deploys sooo fast, it’s out and safety lock in place before I even get to whatever I’m cutting. So Benchmade now makes the Casbah, which is EXACTLY the same except it’s CPMS30V steel Rockwell 58-60 HRC. And it’s 160ish compared to HK Patrol, got for 99.

Dana H says:

This is a great video. Some of these knives I have never seen before. The Ontario rat is one of my favorites though.

rjcass33 says:

Buck 110. Nuff said.

Matthew Obrien says:

Great for the money.

Tom says:

I was happy to see you include the Kershaws in the list, but you missed what is, in my humble opinion, Ken Onion’s best design for them, the Blur. It has been in my pocket or on my plate carrier for years, even above some of the really expensive, “good” knives I own.
I think you can buy them in the $50 range these days.

Ray Caroli says:

Para 3 done deal …..

Kev Kev says:

940-1 has S90V and it’s clearly written on the opposite side of the show side

John Banville says:

Kershaw blur

dirtime says:

Weird locking mechanisms. Linerlocks- time proven.

tnywragge says:

My EDC is Benchmade Grizzly Ridge. Love this knife! Highly recommend for daily carry. Easy to grip, great quality steel, and Benchmade quality. Plane edge. Not a big serrations edge blade carry. Love a super sharp straight edge.

mark Bruins Fan says:

Kershaw Blur has been my EDC for over 10 years. Rock solid knife and comfortable in your hand. Backed by a great warranty. Hard to beat at its price point.

Blauer Teppich says:

Zero Tolerance 0562CF

sapbuckets says:

Sog Aegis not even on the table? *grumble grumble* You should get one then re-examine this list.

Dmitry Shevchenko says:

I recommend Salnikov knives on IG. He makes some great stuff!

Neron Dominus says:

My EDC Knife: Real Steel H6.

Raven Vapors says:

@budgetbugout what is the knife between the crkt crossbones and the spyderco paramilitary2?

Tomas Hernandez says:

After buying a Cutjack , I wonder why i ever needed any other knife. Great value.

Will Yam says:

My best edc has been the Benchmade Griptilian 550HG with plain sheepsfoot blade. I keep it (and all my other knives) shaving sharp using my Worksharp by Ken Onion. It takes a very light tough to get an excellent blade dressing followed by some stropping using a hard-surface backed strip of leather belt dressed with black honing compound. My final step is to strop a few times on a piece of fire hose to get the burr off, leaving a “shaving sharp” blade every time! Both the knife and the sharpener were gifts from my sons which makes it even sweeter! This knife was my first introduction to a 154CM steel and I experience great satisfaction when knife sharpening now days. Old dog/new steels!

Joe Framer says:

Hall of Fame…no Chris Reeves??

Thomas Osteen says:

I agree with your selection except the Cutjack . I just bought one and it won’t flip. Oiled it and loosened the tension screw and still won’t flip. Did you have to break yours in?

Jason Lemaster says:

u sound like someone I watch that plays games. Bay area bug maybe

Omniseed says:

With the Crossbones and similar lean or small knives, try holding it almost like a pencil, with your index finger indexed along the spine of the blade. I do prefer knives with a good finger choil for that reason and to make closing quickly less risky.

Dustin Eward says:

I have a lot of blades, but the two I carry the most are a chunky, hefty, crappy $8 “modified tanto” mtech spring-assisted folder with suck stainless blade that won’t take an edge for crap, and a $7 1095 steel butcher knife in a crappy leather sheath that cost more than the blade… [shrug] the butcher takes an edge like scary woah, and the spine strikes my firesteel. The crappy mtech opens packages and faces when needed… I find pretty much everything else is masturbation.

2001wj says:

spyderco tenacious is my edc knife and has not let me down.

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