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Education A Question for the Knife Experts/Collectors.

Discussion in 'General' started by Mr_Mistoffelees, 30 Jun 2021.

  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    I want to buy a small (less than 3 inch blade), folding knife, for general use at home. It will be used for things like package opening and jobs in the garden, primarily. Any recommendations with regard to brand? I want decent quality and an ability to hold an edge but, not too expensive.
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Get yourself a Spyderco, would be the short answer. Have a look at Heinnie Haynes.

    If you're trying to sneak one in on a lower budget, Boker have many a decent little knife.
     
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  3. BeauchN

    BeauchN Modder

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    Maybe have a browse of Heinnie Haynes (heinnie.com)? Excellent supplier in my experience with a price range from ‘disposable’ to ‘one off masterpiece’, and everything in between.

    EDIT: ninja’d
     
  4. enbydee

    enbydee Minimodder

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    I've been pleased with my spyderco. Gerber and Böker were on my shortlist and opinel have a very cheap carbon steel folder, but will take a little looking after if used outside.
     
  5. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I've found the Heinnie Haynes own brand folding knives to be excellent value for money and decent quality.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Spyderco are great but spenny. I have a bunch of Bokers, and the Tech Tool 1 is good for the money. Not much of a finger choil, though, which doesn't sit well with a non-locking blade.

    If I were in the market for something new, I'd probably pick up the Boker Plus XS Heinnie Edition. Not cheap, at twice the price of a Tech Tool 1, but with a hefty choil to keep your fingers safe.
     
  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Thank-you all for your recommendations, plenty to think about.
     
  8. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    Boker, BlackFox, CRKT, all up to the job, all available @ HH, for my money it's normally Boker as the lifetime warrenty has come in handy once, Svord peasants use excellent steel and retain a very sharp edge for a while.

    Spderco always gets a hard pass from me, I really don't like the blade shapes
     
  9. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    The Spyderco Military is the greatest folding knife ever made.
     

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