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I got a CRKT M16 10KZ not too long ago. I really like the look, blade length, overall length, weight, and how the knife is not bulky. All the detailed specs can be seen in the link below.
https://www.crkt.com/m16-10kz-tanto-black-with-triple-point-serrations.html

I have not used it much and the blade is already starting to poop out on me (it does have a lifetime warranty). I would love some recommendations for a good knife that meets the following criteria
  • Good steel
  • Not too long
  • $50 and under
  • Not bulky
  • Folds
UPDATE: I decided to buy a black Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Gent S35VN
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Gunnersmate2
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Aug 31, 2018
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CRKT M16 was the knife that started my addiction with flippers. I just got home from the Navy and had a lot of energy and this knife helped with my focus
Aug 31, 2018
Wayoftread
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Feb 28, 2018
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Any Ganzo.
Feb 28, 2018
Omniseed
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Feb 26, 2018
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Factor Equipment Iconic in S35VN, there's a discount code out there for it so it's well under the normal cost for a knife of it's construction.
Feb 26, 2018
jayhingle
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Feb 26, 2018
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Ontario Rat model 1 or 2 in D2 steel it’s hands down the best budget knife ever. if you want something different go for the cold steel tuff or a kershaw knockout
Feb 26, 2018
11Mongo
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Feb 21, 2018
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I am glad I ordered the CRKT 'Batum' compact when Massdrop had it. I usually go with CRKT M16 style knives, but I really like the Batum, and my Kershaw Skyline and Hotwire. I'll be surprised if you don't approve of one of these. Let us know what make and model you choose.
Feb 21, 2018
DougS63
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Feb 21, 2018
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Erickong I’ve had good luck with Spyderco, but Benchmade also makes some good knifes and they’re guaranteed as long as you let them do the repairs !! I carry one like this ( pictured ) at the moment, but I carry different EDC knifes depend on the use !! Hope this helps you 😊
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Feb 21, 2018
waders69
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Jan 27, 2018
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CRKT HI JINX designed by Ken Onion. If you ask me this is probably the best bang for your buck at $50.00. It may not be the best steel as far as blades go but if you look at the entire package as far as the design and materials used it's one heck of a deal. I have several knives, about half of them are mid tech, I have yet to purchase a full on custom. That being said I still find myself grabbing my HI JINX at least a couple of times a week. One of the main reasons I carry this knife on a regular basis is that it has the IKBS ball bearing system that makes for smooth flipping all day long as I often find myself playing with my knives during the day. A lot if not most of the knives in this price range come with some sort of a assisted opening blade which I personally don't like. You will be hard pressed to find any high end knives that use a assisted opening blade, they almost all come with some type of ball bearing or washer system that allows the blade to open manually with super smooth action. Because this knife uses the IKBS ball bearing system I can't help but to give it an excellent review, plus it's a Ken Onion design and that speaks for itself. I believe that that this design won Ken Onion the Blade of the year back in 2014, check it out, you will love it. Here is a good link that gives you an excellent rundown on the HI JINX and what you get for the reasonable cost of $50.00. http://blog.bladeops.com/crkt-281kxp-hi-jinx-knife-review.html
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Jan 27, 2018
JonasO
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Jan 24, 2018
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CRKT is coming out with the M16 in the much better steel, Sandvik 12C27: https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CRM1604KS/columbia-river-m16-04ks-carson-frame-lock-flipper-folding-knife-12c27-black-tanto-blade-black-stainless-steel-handles Since you already have a CRKT tanto and like it, you may like this one just as much.
Apart from that, I'd suggest the RAT 2 (or RAT 1 for a slightly larger option) in D2 steel like many others here have suggested already.
Jan 24, 2018
11Mongo
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Feb 21, 2018
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I'm so glad I got an Ontario Rat 1 a few months back. I'll pay the extra $10 for the D2 when I see one.
Feb 21, 2018
11Mongo
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Jan 23, 2018
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I bought mine in 2003. Its great.
Jan 23, 2018
BoldtheBeard
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Jan 15, 2018
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The Skyline and Leek are great knives, another one worth considering is the Buck Vantage. It comes in a wide variety of grip/blade configurations and has a nice clip.
Jan 15, 2018
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