The popularity of a particular knife will greatly depend on the quality of the steel. Some of the useless features can also greatly impact the price you will pay. This 5 Favorites – EDC Knives quick guide will give the best knives for the price while retaining durability. You can always buy custom built knives for $1000+, but these will be great knives that will serve you well.
Over the years we accumulate all kinds of knives. The ones we love and hate… We shouldn’t hate our EDC (every day carry) since we carry it to rely on it! A quality folding knife is a critical asset in countless situations. Here are 5 best EDC Knives that won’t cut through your wallet.. or will they?
To the Point:
Spyderco ParaMilitary2 G-10 PlainEdge Knife
The Spyderco ParaMilitary2 is a favorite of most people in all fields and areas of life. It’s an all around great knife, especially at its price. It’s made with S30V stainless steel with a well-made compression lock. Slightly larger Spydie hole for gloved hands/larger finger’s, left or right-hand carry, and a very smooth blade action. It comes in at 3.9 ounces and a 3.4-inch blade. Buy
Benchmade 940 Osborne or Benchmade 940-1
The Benchmade 940 and 940-1 are both lightweight knives and are made from S30V stainless steel… It’s a great knife, whether you’re opening another amazon box for the lady in your life or need a backup knife while hunting. It’s all around an indispensable tool for any lifestyle. It comes in at 2.6 ounces and a 3.4-inch blade. Buy
Spyderco Dragonfly II ZDP-189
The Spyderco Dragonfly 2 is lightweight, vicious, and legal in most states due to its length. It’s made from VG10 stainless steel with a 2.25-inch blade at 1.2 ounces. The Dragonfly, while closed is smaller in length than most ballpoint pens. Buy
The Kershaw Skyline is a good knife for the price point and it is not made of 8Cr13MoV steel. It’s made with Sandvik 14C28N steel. It comes with a Liner Lock and flipper for a quick open, doesn’t have ball bearings or springs. It comes in at 2.5 ounces and a 3.1-inch blade. All around great knife on a budget. Buy
Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife, G-10 PlainEdge Knife
The Spyderco Tenacious is a full sized knife while being the cheapest. It’s a versatile knife and an easy carry. It’s made from 8Cr13MoV steel that comes from China and has been met with controversy. For this reason, this knife hits the bottom very quick and I considered not adding it to the list. It comes in at 4.1 ounces and 3.39-inch blade. Buy