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    Hey guys! Looking for a good fixed blade knife but not too expensive (under $50) that I can not be too concerned about using. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks

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    Some the ones I got that seem good to me.

    Becker BK2 used under $50 is a deal
    Camillus 10" Carbonitride
    Buck Special Hunting 0119BKS
    Gerber Strong Arm
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    The Made in the U.S.A. KA-BAR and the KA-BAR Beckers.

    Hope you find what you're looking for and enjoy!
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    Small Becker family:

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    BTW: the BK2 is .25" thick! Thats a beast.
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    Mora companion heavy duty, or bushcraft. You'll have a good chunk of change left, and a great knife.
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    What will it be used for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhunley1 View Post
    What will it be used for?
    Mostly just want another knife that I can use for outdoors type stuff and don't have to worry about it too much so a big blade would be preferred and a strong blade

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    Thanks everyone so far for their suggestions

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    The Ontario Spec plus line is good for the $50 ish price range, I like the SP5 Bowie; but I usually favor smaller knives for cutting and a good machete for chopping and heavier work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxo View Post
    The Ontario Spec plus line is good for the $50 ish price range, I like the SP5 Bowie; but I usually favor smaller knives for cutting and a good machete for chopping and heavier work.
    Personally, I like the Ontario Spec Plus Gen II line of knives. Here's the one I have:





    Side-by-side comparison with the Becker BK9

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    Bk2 for your price range, if you wanna step up to the 100.00 mark I would go ESEE. Depending on what it's used for of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlyon View Post
    Hey guys! Looking for a good fixed blade knife but not too expensive (under $50) that I can not be too concerned about using. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks
    The GI tanto by cold steel is cheaper and will literally cut most of the other blades in its price range in half. I've shoved it through a car roof (junkyard, of course������������) and it is still fine. Made out of sword steel, extremely strong. At $35 it couldn't go wrong if it was weak, but it is stronger than most blades its thickness on the market regardless of price.
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    I like my small ESEE blade I have attached to my shooting rig

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    If you want to get out bit outside the normal check out Jeff White. Often he sells on ebay etc or directly online. This one cost me under 50 dollars shipped. 1/8 inch thick of 1095.



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    Check out some of the Bark River Knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8stroke View Post
    Some the ones I got that seem good to me.

    Becker BK2 used under $50 is a deal
    Camillus 10" Carbonitride
    Buck Special Hunting 0119BKS
    Gerber Strong Arm
    You can't go wrong with a buck knife. They have a lifetime warranty. I broke the tip of the blade on my folder. They replaced the blade at NC and it only took a couple of weeks to boot.

    Can't beat that,

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    Schrade SCHF42 for ~$45. 10" long, 3/16" thick, 1095 steel
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UC3USQ6/...I1X6QCO7607T55

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    Quote Originally Posted by HorizontalHuntr View Post
    You can't go wrong with a buck knife. They have a lifetime warranty. I broke the tip of the blade on my folder. They replaced the blade at NC and it only took a couple of weeks to boot.

    Can't beat that,

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    I've got a Buck Folding Hunter I got in 1977 or 78, and it's still a great knife. I'll admit it hasn't seen much hard use, and I'm not sure a similar Buck made today would be comparable, but how many 40 year old products are still usable today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DaveN View Post
    I've got a Buck Folding Hunter I got in 1977 or 78, ... I'm not sure a similar Buck made today would be comparable, but how many 40 year old products are still usable today?
    They're not because the heat treatment is different and they sell lots of knives that fall outside the company's original quadratic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickZ View Post
    They're not because the heat treatment is different and they sell lots of knives that fall outside the company's original quadratic.
    Thanks - that makes sense. I think the knife I have costs about the same today as it did when I got mine 35+ years ago, so it wouldn't be surprising if the quality had changed since then.

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    Get a mora companion heavy duty and save the rest of the money to eventually buy a nice knife. I do a lot of trading around of knives and in my view there is nothing to be gained in the 20-50 range over the mora. If you want it to strike a fire steel you will have to work the spine a bit.
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    ​Another vote for Bark River.

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    For under $50 you can't go wrong with the Mora knives. You can get 2 or 3 for that price, and toss on in different bags. The're great buscraft blades. If you want something more stout, I'd search the bladehq website. Top notch service, great prices, and fast shipping. Lot's of experience with them. Although, for a more stout blade of 1095 carbon steel (some say the best for outdoor use) a good blade may be around $75.

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    Esee 6 comes to mind. Excellent 1095, black coated and strong coating too. Easy to sharpen. Not too big, not too small. All rounder IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKC View Post
    ​Another vote for Bark River.
    They are good knives, but way beyond $50 Kind of 4-5 times.

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    Bark River knives are drool worthy blades but expensive. I know this is an older thread but the BK2 is literally indestructible. For such a thick knife mine came incredibly sharp I was very impressed. They have also improved the sheath. The black coating is food safe and the reason the spine is so thick is to make it baton like a monster.

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    Yeah, somewhere in my dreams I've got this one:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8stroke View Post
    BTW: the BK2 is .25" thick! Thats a beast.

    Seems a bit expensive too for what it is and for 1095 steel. Not that I don't like 1095 having lived with USMC Ka Bars for years, as hunting-camp and beach-camp knives. Plus the two tuna-sashimi butchering knives my Dad made for me, as well as a .25" x 9" pig hunting knife.

    The BK2 is a higher thickness:length for my needs, but its 1095 is a gratifying steel for sharpening.

    Fwiw I recently bought a Mora Companion MG (stainless) for a light-hike pack knife.






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    Quote Originally Posted by roger-roger View Post
    Seems a bit expensive too for what it is and for 1095 steel. Not that I don't like 1095 having lived with USMC Ka Bars for years, as hunting-camp and beach-camp knives. Plus the two tuna-sashimi butchering knives my Dad made for me, as well as a .25" x 9" pig hunting knife.

    The BK2 is a higher thickness:length for my needs, but its 1095 is a gratifying steel for sharpening.

    Fwiw I recently bought a Mora Companion MG (stainless) for a light-hike pack knife.
    Not to be picky, but Kabar actually uses 1095 Cro-Van, which is pretty much the same as Sharon Steel Carbon V or 0170-6. Not that it makes a huge difference, but I imagine it is a bit more expensive than plain 1095. I can't tell a huge performance difference, besides the fact that 1095 CV resists rust better.

    The BK2 is quite thick. For that reason I was never interested, but I was gifted one recently. It's actually pretty good at finer work despite the size. However, it isn't one of my top choices for a good utility fixed blade. My BK16 and BK14 are better for many things, and get used more often. It's hard to beat the 14 in that price range.

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