A do-it-all EDC Fixed Blade Under $150?

A do-it-all EDC Fixed Blade Under $150?

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    A do-it-all EDC Fixed Blade Under $150?

    I'm looking for a fixed blade knife to keep in my bag along with my EDC get-home gear and thought, "I know just the folks to ask." Forgive me if this is the wrong forum; I'm not necessarily looking for a defensive blade, but if required it might be used for anything.

    This is the bullet list of requirements:
    • Under $150.
    • Must be usable for food prep around my co-workers in the company break room. So anything that looks super-aggressive is out.
    • Overall size should be 8" or less. I'm looking at 4" blades for the most part, but I'll consider anything.
    • I'd like a knife that I can also take camping.
    • Extremely durable / should work well if required in a survival situation.
    • Edit: Full-tang blade


    So far, the Benchmade Bone Collector 15000 series is the top contender:
    15005 Bone Collector Fixed Product Detail



    Or in a more modest blade:
    15000 Bone Collector Caping Fixed Product Detail



    What other knives should I be looking at?
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    Look at the Becker line of knives made by Kabar. Great knives and you can get them for around half of your price.


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    Or if you insist on paying a lot of money, the Falkenkniven F1 is very nice:

    Amazon.com: "Pilot Survival Knife, Thermorun Handle, Zytel Sheath": Sports & Outdoors
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    Go To Scrap Yard Knife Works

    Check out their SYKCO 411 - $80.00 & $15. Shipping. Damn Near Indestructible Knife.
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    Wow! Great suggestions! I hadn't found any of these knives yet.

    As for cost, there's really no minimum. On the extreme low end, a Cold Steel Finn Bear would probably suffice. However, I want a full-tang blade and good quality steel ... something that will last a really long time.

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    ESEE: ESEE Knives Great knives, decent prices, most well under $150 and no BS lifetime warranty.

    Good luck!

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    Here is a NOS Video test To Destruction on a Scrap Yard Scrapper.

    NOS beats the living crap out of knives until they break. It's a LONG Video but, watch it if you're interested in a Scrap Yard knife.

    Since you stated that you were looking for this: "Extremely durable / should work well if required in a survival situation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    ESEE: ESEE Knives Great knives, decent prices, most well under $150 and no BS lifetime warranty.

    Good luck!

    ESEE-3.jpg
    I've looked at the ESEE knives and they're definitely high on my list. I can't find a single bad review; and that's saying a lot. I'm torn between the hollow-handle survival model or simply a straight up ESEE-4.

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    My vote would be either a Esee or the BK2.
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    If you're sold on an ESEE then you might want to snatch up a NEW OLD STOCK Ontario RAT (Randall's Adventure Training) in D-2 Tool Steel.
    This is a great price for a great knife.
    Ontario RAT TAK-1 D-2 Steel Tactical Knife Micarta Handles 8608 New Made in USA | eBay

    US $99.95 and free shipping.

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    I think this knife might interest you. I've seen it for a little over $80.00 and as high as $125.00.
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    I kind of wish you hadn't told me about the HEST knives ... I had my mind all made up to get a Benchmade 585 to go with my new fixed blade but while looking at the HEST fixed blade I saw the folder ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeFalling View Post
    I kind of wish you hadn't told me about the HEST knives ... I had my mind all made up to get a Benchmade 585 to go with my new fixed blade but while looking at the HEST fixed blade I saw the folder ...
    You may be familiar with the journalist Robert Young Pelton who designed the HEST survival knife.
    DPx H.E.S.T. - Robert Young Pelton - Knife Review - Hostile Environment Survival Tool - YouTube

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