You get what you pay for is an adage that you probably have heard already. But a lot of us like to get more than what we pay for. And even more of us don’t like to pay a whole heck of a lot. And that is where knives like the K bar dojo as well as the
other ones, like, what are we talking about
in this video come into play. So stay with me, we’re going to be talking about the top 10 best, budget friendly, everyday carry pocket knives. Stay tuned.
knives are tools and the 10 knives that you see on the table in front of you. They are all great for not just everyday carry, but they can also be used for emergency situations, or even self defense situations.
And I’m going to run through each knife
and tell you my thoughts on it and my experience within in a moment. But I also wanted to mention that all of these knives, they have at least a 4.5 rating or higher on Amazon. com and I’ll be linking all these where you can find these on Amazon description box down below. And I’d love to also hear your thoughts in the comment section, your experience with these knives and whatnot. But let’s go ahead and get started you can really can’t go wrong with any of these knives. But depending on what you’re
looking for, would probably direct you
towards towards what you need. But the first one I’m going to talking about is from CRKTS is known as the squid probably because of its shape when it’s close, but honestly it’s kind of a bulldog of a knife because of its stout and very sturdy design its frame lock which is going to provide a really good lock up whenever the knife is open. And when you’re bearing down on it. And I also like the fact that you know it is very small, doesn’t take a lot of pocket space and you feel like you get a lot more knife out of this than that then you would have my experience you did just it just what would that blade shape and with the the grind on this,
I just really like it and it
Yes, I wear medium sized gloves and it still feels pretty ergonomic.
Even though some of my
pinky is kind of
sliding off a little bit but I don’t doesn’t feel like it’s slippery or anything like
And it got jumping right here on the spine of the blade, which also provides good good traction but yeah, it’s a it’s a great little knife. If you’re if you’re just looking for something doesn’t take a lot of
lot of pocket space especially.
And yeah, it takes kind of a beating
just like this next knife. Also from CRKT this is new just came out either this year or last year. And this is known as that pull are named after Ernest Hemingway’s ship, and this one you can notice right away the urban I’m so little bit different and it has a sheep’s foot blade shape has a thicker spine. And with that up sweet edge, it’s going to be a pretty good slicer as well although I will still say that this one might be slightly better of a slicer than the pole or in my experience. But yeah, if you choke up or choke down depending on if you want to use it for finding a partner cutting tasks or if you wanted to go after those those cardboard boxes that have been sitting in your living room for too long personal experience here and with that that depression right there. It has a really good grip although no no jumping right here. You can carry this tip up or tip down rather than just tip up as you can with the with the squid. But yeah, this is a great little knife also
its frame lock and
it’s really becoming quickly one of the more popular budget knives on the market today. Moving on to another topic they’re knife and this is for this been out for a little while this is from spider cousin bird line of knives. Now the bird is a
like I said they’re the budget line. But you can see that the dispersion is very close to resembling the style and shape of the the enduro for now, you see that the blade is different, you can get different blade shapes with this one. This is the rescue to buy you can also get the carrot carrot, two different,
but this one has full separations. It also has orange handle scales.
The reason I like this is for field exercises,
the orange is going to help me find it if I do drop it in the woods. But also the situations are going to be helpful for cutting things like zip ties and, and rope and whatnot. Lot of y’all know I’m stationed overseas and a military base over here. And I do use this and other other knives from time to time depending on the tasks But yeah, I really like this knife. It can also be good for EMT. First Responders types of this one
is also ambidextrous with that
back lock right there and you can move the pocket clip to the left or right pocket carry tip up or tip down. Right yeah, that’s the the bird to or sorry, the birds rescue to or the care care to depending on
what verint you get another knife that has a couple different variants.
This is from Kershaw in collaboration with Emerson, this is known as CQC Center for close quarter combat, six K or seven k depending on if you get the drop point or the tan toe point. But what I really like about this knife is that Emerson’s they usually cost over $200, this one cost is under 30. So what frame lock design girls are going to get every strong knife that is good for everyday carry. But with main bread and butter is this way feature on the top, which will engage when you pull it out of the pocket and can be used to
deploy the knife quickly and be
so it can be self defense.
Basically, it’s designed for self defense is what I’m trying to say Ernest. Ernest Emerson, Ernie, as a column he’s a Hall of Famer for the martial arts. And he designed this way feature so that you know, you can you can quickly access your knife and use it and I’ll last ditch kind of scenario. So be careful. Using knives, self defense or, or whatnot, you obviously don’t want to defuse the situation
first. And also
take this time to mention that you should never play with knives and kids don’t touch them with their parents around and permission at etc. Moving on to and next I’ve also made by Kershaw designed by someone who makes an other higher end knives. This is from hinder and weekender. Basically, this knife is known as the cryo. There’s also a cryo too, which is going
to be larger, but I liked the cryo
it, I find that fit
fits my hands really well. And that flipper becomes basically a front fingered guard. So if you’re bearing down on this, your fingers aren’t going to slip forward, that the blade shape on this is really what I like about this knife, it’s actually one of the best slices on the table. And it’s ergonomic, you got jumping back here to help you get a good grip on the knife. But yeah, it’s really hard to go wrong with this one and if it is too small for your hands or whatnot if you just like bigger knives, and like I said the cry or two is good for you. And I chose the one with the G 10 handle scales it offers a little bit more grip where your where your fingers are going to going to rest on But yeah, I don’t framework design you know a pretty strong now moving on to what I consider to be the best slicer on the table when it comes to things like cardboard boxes. This is from I think Rubik or rukh however you want to pronounce that it’s a Chinese company. So I know that’s going to dissuade some of y’all out there and honestly that all that I’ve talked to talked about to this point, they’re all manufactured in China, although they’re designed and everything like that and the states and all that kind of stuff, but this one is my understanding Chinese through and through. So it is a manual flipper is kind of becoming more and more popular these days. And now that China is emerging as these these companies such as we knives and everything like that emerged the as not necessarily copycat, or cheap design nice but
but more accepted as
being well designed. And like I said, not just copying our designs. But yeah, it has a kind of open pillar design with deep carry pocket clip. And it’s got blue accents and pivot points and thumps dads and pocket clip and
I’m actually surprised how well
designed and well built this knife is. But like I said, if if you care about where it’s manufactured, then maybe these next ones will be a more your style.
This one is from
K bar. This is a dojo and some people who is how my
ultra light weight,
are going to be rejoicing right now because because you guys commented below and you’re like, Where’s the dozer, and I told you guys that I sold it. Well, I purchased it again, it’s pretty easy with any of these nice because they’re not very expensive, right? But it’s extremely lightweight. And it is ambidextrous, you can move that pocket with either side as a backlog design as well. So, but it’s made by K bar. And I’m not too familiar about the by the design like I am some of the other one. But yeah, this is diamond pattern is really comfortable and offers pretty good grip, honestly. And same with that jumping right there. Yeah, pretty simple knife. If you want to bring something in the woods, you can grab this one in orange, but you can also get in blue or some of this military colors as well. All of these knives have different variations. So feel free to explore those links, like I said below, including this next one. This one has black candles, but you can get different ones red or like military colors as well. As Warren Cliff designed this is known as the tough light. And this is from cold steel as a backlog is ambidextrous as well. But what I like about this one is even though it’s going to take got more pocket space, this handle is really comfortable in the palm so it really fills them really films the palms up and you know feels like an extension of yourself. So if you’re going to be you know, if you’re looking for a knife that works kind of like a box cutter or whatnot. They made with this knife is for you. But yeah, excellent little blade. I feel like I don’t have to change the position of the grip on this. I don’t have to choke up or choke down on it. I just pretty much always keep it in this this way. I don’t know, let me know your guys’s experience as well. Moving on to one of the last knives on the table. This is from Ontario knives. But the rat model two is easily one of the most popular budget friendly knives. And then I’ve community for sure. And by comparison, you can see the right model one to my to my left the blade shape right there. And you can see the handles here. But I found that the right model to work just fine. And technically this one with the spirit with this brown,
a handle and the black
finished blade is going to be just over $30. But if you wanted to get one that looked like this, then it’s going to run to you know, upper 20s. But anyways, it has a liner lock. It’s very ergonomic and everybody loves this knife and it’s really hard to go wrong. Like I said we’ll move any of these nights, but that one especially. This next one is more of a classic design more of a traditional folder with that nail flick right there. This one is made in France. This is known as the open l number eight and I show you guys in my opening video, all my favorite open all knives. And as I toured France I showed you guys the different options that are out there, but open out they have great handle scale or handles issues. Hey, this one is the Beachwood, it’s very lightweight, it fills the palms and the number eight fits most people’s hands a little bit better. And it has a carbon blade so it’s going to rest a little faster than some of the other knives that have a less carbon in them. But yeah, with that also the 90 degree spider here I’m you can use this to with the first name rod, but make sure you clean it afterwards. I didn’t do that with the opening number six and a half. But yeah, this these knives are so inexpensive. They’re also like 11 to 15 $16 on Amazon. So grab yourself one or two make great stocking stuffers etc. Throw those in your bag they don’t they don’t weigh a lot, but they will take up a little bit more room in your pockets. But anyways, those are my top pocket knives with the folding pocket knives anyways, you guys wanted more multi tool or Swiss Army Knife options, something for your key chain, then maybe the cadet from Victorinox or any of the other knives that I talked about in my top 10 Swiss Army knives video where I went to Switzerland and kind of showed you guys
around Switzerland as well as
my favorite Swiss Army knives you guys
check that out. But also if you’re more interested in fixed blade or neck knives for everyday carry Be sure you check out this year KT minimalist I I’m starting to wear this more and more these days in addition to having a pocket knife Do you guys carry more than one pocket knife for a fight? Or am I just crazy? Let me know the comments section down below but I’ll uh i’ll leave these ones in the description box below as well.
Anyways guys, let me know what you think.
Hopefully you guys enjoyed this video if you are, were introduced any new knives let me know what clicking the thumbs up button. If you guys are interested in knives that
are just over that $30 Mark
such as this ambitious from
spider co you know I’ll leave some some of those knives that just outside that $30 cut off as well. They’ll stay safe out there and remember it pays to be prepared. Take care. God bless