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    Pocket folder.

    Ok guys, here's my dilemma. I've got two pocket folders that don't seem to hold an edge. I know there are knives that'll hold an edge for more than a week.

    I'm not looking to spend more than $50, because I tend to lose them.

    What do you recommend???
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    I know there are several good brands out there, but I am a fan of Buck knives. I have one that I carry frequently and have even used for whittling. It has held an edge well for me. Hope this helps.

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    Spyderco Nature - great knife; but I think it's gonna cost more than $50.

    Might be cheaper to buy a quality knife and hang on to it.

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    Exclamation Spyderco Delica

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle
    Spyderco Nature - great knife; but I think it's gonna cost more than $50.

    Might be cheaper to buy a quality knife and hang on to it.
    Spyderco Delica = $39.95 I have two and love them both! I prefer the partial serrated.
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    Here is my pat answer for this.

    Trying to tell you everything you could consider is nigh impossible because there is so much out there. At $50 and under there are a lot of fine products and there's also a lot of junk. Knives are so subjective it's tough...

    But if you want something nice in the mid price range that won't break the bank, my two standing reccomendations are:

    The Spyderco Delica, Native or Endura - the new models especially are nice, and you can get a real good deal on the Native at Wally World of all places. It's normally $65, Wally World has it for $40. The reason I reccommend these three is that most people find their hands fit one of the three very comfortably. I'm an Endura person myself.

    Something in the Benchmade Griptilian Series - 550 or 551. These are also real good knives, they're just different. I always list them because people tend to be Spyderco people or Benchmade people.

    I'm no kind of expert but I like knives too, and I went through a lot of them before I found the one that made me happy. I wish I'd started with one of these models, because even if you move on it's handy to have a spare for the car, office, etc.

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    I carry a Colt M4-k. I've had it for about 4 months and it's held a great edge (and it cost just under $50.00).
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    My Buck Mayo TNT has held an incredible edge - but considering it is a $300 knife I paid $200 for - it is way up there for cost.

    I am still planning on a Kirshaw next but Spyderco is looking appealing too.
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    A Benchmade Mini Griptilian has an awsome blade....and perfect size for pocket clip carry. I never could get a Buck sharpened like I can the Benchmades.
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    Thanks Guys.

    I have one I got for Christmas that's an "Outdoor Life". The lady at Kmart swore it is the company that bought all the plans from Schrade/Old Timer, when they went kaput. I know Old Timer made some hella good knives. This one seems to be CRAP. The knife, I like; the edge, won't stay sharp. I'll give it a little longer. Maybe I can get a real good edge on it and see how long it lasts. Plus, I'm working temporarily at a carpet store and carry a utility knife too, now that's sharp.

    I touched a Kershaw at a gun show and nearly peeled my fingerprints off. Man it was SHARP.
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    I can strongly recommend the Kershaw Leek and Boa. The Boa is generally over $50, but (sometimes) you can find them on ebay, or borad listing for $30-$50.

    The Leek is a more "delicate" profile, but up for anything other than serious prying. Wicked , "jabby", point, and makes a great fist-load, for medium sized hands, on the SD side of things.

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    In the under $50 range I'd look at Buck, Case, Spyderco, Kershaw (Ken Onion models) and the Benchmade "Red" line. For edge holding performance I prefer 154CM or S30V in stainless and M2 for high carbon, heavy use blades - but that usually puts the knife well over the $50 range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead79
    I'm not looking to spend more than $50, because I tend to lose them. What do you recommend???
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    I have one Spyderco Delica. I carried it on my climbing harness for many years. It is with me most all the time.
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    Lots of good suggestions. If you're looking for a knife that's strictly for utility, I'd probably go with a Buck. I've got a couple that have served me very well.
    If you want something that could double as a SD knife, I would recommend the Endura or Delica from Spyderco, or one of the Benchmade Griptillians.
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    Best cheap /stay sharp knife I have is my Gerber LST . Blade is 600 Steel-? Works bettert han any other knife I have tried. I can skin/gut process a deer with this knife before it goes dull. My Buck skinner doesn't hold an edge as long. Best part is this Gerber has been thru heck and back. i used it fore years working construction. It cost me about $30. I imagine a mini version would cost less.

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