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Ontario Camp Plus folding chef's knife, OKC 4300, $9 at Smokey Mountain.

The handle is a little thin for my hand, but the overall package works. Not everybody's cup of tea, but maybe worth a look for $9. $9 doesn't go very far these days, less than 2 gallons of gas or 2 Egg McMuffins.

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My favorite costs a bit more, but still a bargain:
Ontario R2D2.


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Kershaw Volt II, frequently on sale for under $25.
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Hard to beat a Mora Companion in Stainless Steel. Most places under 25 bucks.

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Recently got a Cold Steel Roach Belly. Like it better than the Mora carbon steel Companion. Both cost about the same.

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Originally Posted by carbon12
Recently got a Cold Steel Roach Belly. Like it better than the Mora carbon steel Companion. Both cost about the same.

^^^This^^^

Hard to beat for the money IMO. And razor sharp right out of the box.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Cold-Steel-Roach-Belly-Fixed-Blade--10139


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Rat R2D2

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Originally Posted by jeeper
Rat R2D2
Another vote for thr R2D2...

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Originally Posted by NVhntr
Kershaw Volt II, frequently on sale for under $25.
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I have one of these - nice blade size/shape but mine doesn't hold an edge well at all.

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You guys who like the rat II, walmart has it for $25...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/RAT-II-F...liates_ad_id=567111&campaign_id=9383

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Originally Posted by slm9s
You guys who like the rat II, walmart has it for $25...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/RAT-II-F...liates_ad_id=567111&campaign_id=9383
Not D2 steel though.


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Pay a little more and get the R2D2.

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life is too short to mess around with cheap, poor quality knives.


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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
life is too short to mess around with cheap, poor quality knives.

Well, in my experience few people are going to spend the coin to buy several custom, or better grade production, knives to keep stashed around in handy places. You might be that rare exception and, if you are, good for you.

I was just throwing out a new to me option that does the job that it is designed to do and if you lose it, your give a $hit factor doesn't even register. My GAS factor would be a lot higher if I lost an Ingram, Winston, Howe Mountain, etc. Somehow, somewhere, I lost a Landi Brushcraft last year and while Landi knives aren't particularly expensive, the one that I lost cost around $90, I spent some time/effort looking for it. If I had lost a $9 Ontario or a $15 Marbles I would have shruged my shoulders and never given it a second thought.

Or so it seems to me.

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I've had some pretty expensive knives ( still have a
couple) and enjoyed them, but other people had
money to spend and I traded them my knives.
The less expensive ones I still have do just as good
of a job and have less of an oh-sh*t factor in
case of loss or theft or damage.
The hardest use I give a knife is butchering game
and the old school conventional Dexter Russell/
Old Hickory/Forschner knives I use do a good job
People that cut up animals for a living don't use
an expensive knife.
Of course, use whatever you want to.
You don't have to have a $300.00 knife to make
usable chunks out of an animal though

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I too like to keep knives stuck in every place I may need one. Trucks ranger horse trailer barn etc. I use my hand made knives or one of them every day but that’s not what rolls around in the dash compartment in the ranger. I carry a menefee folder a lot but most days I carry a s30v benchmade and a leatherman.

I also really like my 7x42 slc’s and 8x32 meostars but the recent $99 sightrons are what I have in the trucks and ranger. Same goes for rifles. My nicest or most sentimental rifle isn’t the one that lives in my truck.

Cheaper things that are still sound and functional certainly have their place with me too.



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An inexpensive knife, a pliers and a box of 22 rim fire at a minimum should always be present in every vehicle.


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Originally Posted by ruffcutt
An inexpensive knife, a pliers and a box of 22 rim fire at a minimum should always be present in every vehicle.

Add vice-grips and a box of birdshot shells in whatever gauge you regularly use.

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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
Originally Posted by ruffcutt
An inexpensive knife, a pliers and a box of 22 rim fire at a minimum should always be present in every vehicle.

Add vice-grips and a box of birdshot shells in whatever gauge you regularly use.


I cleaned out my truck this spring and found a mother load. 2 100 round boxes of 9mm. A box of Aguila 22LR, probably 250 left. And a box of 20 GA winchester super sports. I felt like it was Christmas.

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For an inexpensive knife it's hard to beat a Mora.
I have several of them around. They see more use than my expensive blades do. If one of them get gets damaged or lost I'm out less than $20. I keep 2 in the side by side 2 in my truck along with an American made Old Timer filet knife and 2 more Mora's in my wife's truck, not to mention the one's on the house.


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