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#200810 - 04/23/10 02:47 PM EDC knife
GauchoViejo Offline
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Registered: 03/06/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Argentina
For EDC I am looking for a knife on the lines of the Rat rc-4, but cheaper, I don't need a $100 knife ($170 after postage and duties). Any advice?

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#200814 - 04/23/10 03:38 PM Re: EDC knife [Re: GauchoViejo]
LCranston Offline
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Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 197
Loc: Nebraska
not sure what you mean by "similar"- size, hilt, steel, sheath, function, so will start with generalities.

Mora make many many solid knives starting at $10.00-15.00
solid, many handles, many steels. Not a big fan of most sheaths

Cold Steel has several (such as the Finn Bear) at 12.95 with Cordura Sheath. Good brand, good reliability overall.

Columbia River Knife and Tool has a great variety under 50.00

No affiliation blah blah- but knifecenter.com has large selection, reasonable prices. Go to fixed knife section (http://www.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/index/hunt.html) and hunt-

either by brand, type, or steel type (steel or carbon)






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#200817 - 04/23/10 04:07 PM Re: EDC knife [Re: LCranston]
GauchoViejo Offline
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Registered: 03/06/08
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Loc: Argentina
Originally Posted By: LCranston
not sure what you mean by "similar"-



I never said "similar". I said "on the lines of the Rat rc-4" That is a knife of equivalent size, shape, blade thickness, width and length as the RC-4. Moras are thinner and narrower than I need (I have 3 Moras). I've bought several knives from knifecenter, (last one a Gerber paraframe, which I got on Monday) but I can't find any knife that will fit the bill in their website. Thanks for the advise though.

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#200872 - 04/23/10 11:34 PM Re: EDC knife [Re: GauchoViejo]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
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Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
When I have time, I look for knives on eBay. I don't have a specific model to suggest, but there are over 100,000 knives from many countries listed there right now. You are sure to find something you like, but watch the shipping charges.
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#200884 - 04/24/10 02:43 AM Re: EDC knife [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
tomfaranda Offline
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Registered: 02/14/08
Posts: 301
Loc: Croton on Hudson, NY
Take a look at the SOG field pup or the buck vanguard.

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#200886 - 04/24/10 03:37 AM Re: EDC knife [Re: GauchoViejo]
Richlacal Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
You may want to try-smkw.com,also known as Smoky Mountain Knife Works.If you have the time to surf this site,that is,As It's Huge,to say the least! I have NO Affiliation w/ this co./site,but have been a Satisfied customer for Many yrs.!Good Luck with the Search!

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#200888 - 04/24/10 10:43 AM Re: EDC knife [Re: Richlacal]
Hookpunch Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 128


It might be a bit out of your price range but the Spyderco Bill Moran drop point is a very good field knife for the money

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#200969 - 04/25/10 07:42 PM Re: EDC knife [Re: Hookpunch]
ratbert42 Offline
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Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 178
Loc: Florida
I was going to suggest a Cold Steel Master Hunter as a cheap alternative but holy crap they got expensive. I can't tell how thick the Kershaw Bear Hunter II is, but it might be a dirt-cheap decent alternative. I can't speak personally for either of those though.

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#200983 - 04/26/10 01:25 AM Re: EDC knife [Re: ratbert42]
fasteer Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 63
Loc: away
there are lots & lots of good quality 4" knives out there.
most are similar price range to the RC-4, tho...
check out Grohmann #X107SD Outdoor Knife, factory second for $36 Canadian: http://www.grohmannknives.com/pages/clearance.html
It doesn't have the flash sheath of the RC-4, is SS instead of CS, but maybe will do what you need.
No affiliation other than being a satisfied customer (I bought 4 of 'em!)


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#201000 - 04/26/10 12:26 PM Re: EDC knife [Re: fasteer]
GauchoViejo Offline
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Registered: 03/06/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Argentina
I've been looking at knives all through the week-end (lousy weather). It appears to me that the Becker BK2 would fit my bill. The blade is an inch longer which is a plus for me.
Has anyone tried this knife or heard something about its quality?

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