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Great EDC blades that won’t break the bank.

The great thing about today’s market is that there is a ton of great options available, even if your everyday-carry (EDC) knife budget is pretty modest. How modest, you ask?

Less than $50 MSRP. In most cases, that means street prices will be even lower, and that puts us in a price range that even non-knife guys won’t find objectionable for a quality tool.

 

CRKT/Ruger LCK

CRKT/Ruger LCK

Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV stainless steel
Blade Length: 3.325 inches
Closed Length: 4.183 inches
Overall Length: 7.5 inches
Handle Material: Glass-reinforced nylon
Weight: 2.66 ounces
Locking Mechanism: Locking liner
MSRP: $39.99
(800) 891-3100
www.CRKT.com

 

Gerber Flatiron

Gerber Flatiron

Blade Material: 7Cr17MoV Stainless Steel
Blade Length: 3.8 inches
Closed Length: 4.875 inches
Handle Material: Anodized aluminum or G-10
Weight: 5.41 ounces
Locking Mechanism: Frame lock
MSRP: $37
(800) 950-6161
www.GerberGear.com

 

KA-BAR Mark 98 Folder

KA-BAR Mark 98 Folder

Blade Material: 5Cr15 stainless steel
Blade Length: 3.5 inches
Closed Length: 4.625 inches
Overall Length: 8.188 inches
Handle Material: Multi-color G-10
Weight: 5.12 ounces
Locking Mechanism: Locking liner
MSRP: $24.21
(800) 282-0130
www.KaBar.com

 

Kershaw Atmos

Kershaw Atmos

Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV stainless steel
Blade Length: 3 inches
Closed Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 6.9 inches
Handle Material: G-10 and carbon fiber
Weight: 1.9 ounces
Locking Mechanism: Locking liner
MSRP: $52.49
(800) 325-2891
https://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com

 

Spyderco Byrd

Spyderco Byrd

Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV stainless steel
Blade Length: 3.75 inches
Closed Length: 4.84 inches
Overall Length: 8.563 inches
Handle Material: FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon)
Weight: 3.4 ounces
Locking Mechanism: Lockback
MSRP: $52.49
(800) 525-7770
www.Spyderco.com

 

Text and Photos by Tim Stetzer