Looking for a knife

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by CampingJosh, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    Hey guys. I want a new knife to carry in the woods with me, and I'm having trouble finding what I want. Plus, I love suggestions from you guys.

    $50 to $80 range, good quality (value for the price range), 5"-7" drop point blade, and a sheath that attaches horizontally to the belt. I'd like it to be light weight (less than 10 ounces), but this is the first area on which I would compromise.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. ckill1

    ckill1 New Member

    299
    Dec 29, 2007
    SW Iowa
    For that price range you can find a well-made knife that would serve you well, but I fear the horizontal sheath might be a tough find. I know custom makers that do that, like Bob Dozier down Ark. way. His horizontal kydex sheaths are really cool and hold the knife securely. I think for this price the best I could recommend would be a Browning model 751. Has a deep-bellied 4 1/2 in drop point blade and pinned, black micarta handles. A smaller 2 1/2 in clip point folder snaps into the handle. Really nice combo for heavy field-dressing chores and even caping(with the folder) Both knives have great edges. They can be hard to find, and when they came out were about 150-200 bucks. I have four! Found a guy on e-bay and bought six at 50.00 ea. Gave one away at dear camp last year for the big buck contest.:D I have noticed they seem to go for 40.00 on up now.
    Here you go! http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-BROWNING-MODEL-751-EXPEDITION-KNIFE-COMBO-UNIQUE_W0QQitemZ320348492171QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090310?IMSfp=TL090310124012r5032
    Chris

    If you don't win, PM me.
     

  3. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    go to Smokey Mountain Knife Works web site. They got about every production knife under the sun.
     
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    http://www.knifecenter.com Try this site for knives. Personally, I like the Rigid Knives, check them out, you might find something you like.
     
  5. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    This one fits the bill, and as far as I can tell online I like it.
    http://www.crkt.com/abcaqua.html

    Any comments on quality of this knife in particular or CRKT in general?
     
  6. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    340
    Oct 2, 2008
    COLORADO
    Hey Campingjosh you should check out cutco.com.I bought a knife from this company in 2004 and its the best I have ever used. I have used kershaw, schrade, Buck, OLdtimer, etc etc and my cutco hunting knife out works them all. They have straight blade or there serrated edge called double d edge which I use. In four years we have field dressed eight deer and one antelope. The great thing it still looks like brand new and you could still shave your arm with it. Cutcos forever guarante is unbeatable. Look for self, and no I dont work for them. But I do know a good knife when I see it.
     
  7. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
  8. whitemach

    whitemach New Member

    109
    Apr 4, 2009
    U.S.A
    just get a ka-bar!! works great for anything and sharp to!!just my .02
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  9. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Dittos on the K Bar. May not be the best out there but $60.00 for a knife that's served Marines well for 60+ years ain't bad. Of course you can spend hundreds for a Randall, SOG, or dozens of other fine brands but for me I don't see that much return on the investment over what you get with a K Bar.
     
  10. how about this for an old kabar

    sorry, photo didn't come up, will put in my album.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  11. jrg

    jrg New Member

    51
    Aug 18, 2009
  12. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Dont talk to me about knives, I just bought a 'UK Legal' pocket knife. Sub 3" blade and non locking. You know, the sort that flips back cutting your fingers. It makes so much sense and no doubt reduces knife crime by at least 50%! You see people who carry knives will be easy for the police to spot, what with all the plasters.

    The world is on its head.
     
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  13. Here's ya a 3", called a wind knife. Gift from Sgt. Tank, Rangers.
     

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  14. Here's a photo of my down and dirty:eek::D:D
     
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