Low Cost Folding Knives

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Got my PF818... so far so good. I like the satin blade finish. Pictures don't do it justice. However, the flipper operation isn't as slick as on my old Ganzo FH21.

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Another budget folding knife... attached to a bunch of other tools. :)

This one's pretty heavy - not EDC friendly, but good for a tool/tackle box or glove compartment.

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Another budget folding knife... attached to a bunch of other tools. :)

This one's pretty heavy - not EDC friendly, but good for a tool/tackle box or glove compartment.

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Looks like a mini transformer there. Looks like a nice multi-tool.
 
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Can't do knives without RH tested hardness blades. I'm not a knife snob but use a damasteel gold series CF benchmade as my EDC. If I want a cheap knife then I would buy a box cutter and a set of blades for it.
 

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Can't do knives without RH tested hardness blades. I'm not a knife snob but use a damasteel gold series CF benchmade as my EDC. If I want a cheap knife then I would buy a box cutter and a set of blades for it.

Specs on the Grandway S20 say: Hardness: 58-60 HRC

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Sandrin makes pocket knifes with tungsten carbide blades with HRC above 70. They look pretty cool, too. Unfortunately they are not low cost.
 
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Ordered this little MTech 882 from Amazon for $6, mainly because I wanted something small that also has a bottle opener. It's the size of my CRKT Pazoda 2, but it's twice as heavy.
It's some Kershaw knockoff, I believe.

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OK, so it's a bit larger than the CRKT, and significantly heavier, but on the plus side, it feels a lot more sturdy when deployed. Pretty solid little knife, actually.

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Can't do knives without RH tested hardness blades. I'm not a knife snob but use a damasteel gold series CF benchmade as my EDC. If I want a cheap knife then I would buy a box cutter and a set of blades for it.
lol, I think you just contradicted yourself.

A box cutter is not nearly as versatile as a fair quality, inexpensive folder. Just don't go TOO cheap, pick a blade steel that stays sharp for the period you need to use it before the opportunity to resharpen. That is not a specific RH, depends on the use. Even a butter knife, is useful for butter. ;)
 
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lol, I think you just contradicted yourself.

A box cutter is not nearly as versatile as a fair quality, inexpensive folder. Just don't go TOO cheap, pick a blade steel that stays sharp for the period you need to use it before the opportunity to resharpen. That is not a specific RH, depends on the use. Even a butter knife, is useful for butter. ;)

Ha ha, guess so going back and reading it...kinda like someone who starts a sentence with "Now I'm not a racist...but". The only thing my knife doesn't do is act as a screwdriver lol
 
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I was a fan of SanRenMu knives for a while, but got tired of the mediocre blade steel.
My latest carry knives are D2 blades from Jiaheng with the Axis lock. They are bigger than the SanRenMu knives I had before, but D2 really cuts well ifyou can avoid chipping the edge. I like the action of pivot bearings as well.
I buy them on EBay.
 

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Got my PF818... so far so good. I like the satin blade finish. Pictures don't do it justice. However, the flipper operation isn't as slick as on my old Ganzo FH21.

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QP - Is it spring assisted, or just a "flipper". I'm guessing not spring assisted since it has ball bearing blade pivot.
 
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Took the PF818 apart to clean it. For a knife that never saw the outdoors and sat in its box since the day I bought it, it was a bit dirty inside. After cleaning with alcohol, I lubed it with mineral oil. The flipping action is now smoother than before.

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Picked up this ultra inexpensive spring assisted knife on Amazon for $5.09 to see if it was as good as some reviews indicated. It's pretty nice IMO for only $5 ... you can't even buy a foot long Subway sandwich for that anymore. It's a nice size, and it flips open nice, has a tight blade that's centered. The handle is just hard plastic, but again it's just a $5 knife. The handle is more of a neon orange, the color is hard to capture in photos. I ordered a neon green one too now that I saw what it's like.

Blade Length = 83 mm (3.25 in)
Handle Length = 114 mm (4.50 in)
Overall Length = 197 mm (7.75 in)


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I also got this Grand Way Model S-33 for my birthday from my GF ... it's a non-spring assisted "flipper" with a ball bearing blade pivot. Very impressed with the build quality and flipping action, and the prefect size IMO. $19.99 on Amazon.

 

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Top to Bottom - All bought on Amazon.

1), 2), 3) and 5) are spring assisted. 4) is a non-assisted flipper (ball bearing pivot) and 5) is just a plain thumb knob operated folding knife.

Can you tell I like Grand Way brand knives? 😄

1) Grand Way, Model 6688 - $15.90
2) Master USA, Model MU-A002OE - $5.09
3) Grand Way, Model 25243 - $13.50
4) Grand Way, Model S-20 - $21.05 (ball bearing pivot)
5) Grand Way, Model 01275 - $13.91
6) Grand Way, Model FL140106 - $10.90

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🇺🇲 'MERCA !! 🇺🇲

MTech USA, Model MX-A849CL. Spring assisted blade.

$10.85 on Amazon (ordered today). LH side of handle with the flag is 3-D. "We the People" laser etched into LH side of blade. 535 reviews with 86% 5-stars.

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