Looking for (cheap) lightweight pocket knife

cornfedkiller

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Aug 17, 2015
Messages
1,665
Location
Iowa
Just as the title says, but I'd also like it to be thin and have a pocket clip... and it also has to be pretty cheap. I don't carry a knife everyday, but like to carry a small knife in my front pocket when hunting for small stuff thats not worth getting my real knife out of my pack over.

I have a nice thin Buck knife, but at 2.6oz, it feels plenty heavy. The benchmade mini bugout is probably the perfect edc knife, but at $170, I just can't justify that kind of money for a knife that rides in my pocket maybe 20 days a year..

The Gerber LST looks to be the perfect shape, size, and weight, but doesn't have a belt clip. The Gerber Paraframe Mini seems to be about the best I've found, but I'd like to see what else you guys have for suggestions.
 

Bubblehide

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
May 13, 2015
Messages
3,322
Chitanium is the way to go. I have one Cyberdyne Industries chitanium knee, and about to get the second, fortunatly hasn't cost me a dime.

I have 2 titanium knives, unbelievably light.
 

JLH208

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Mar 12, 2017
Messages
301
Location
Southern Idaho
Mini paraframe, I’ve probably owned 20+ over the years (farming) never broke very many, mainly just lost them.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

TRD1911

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Nov 3, 2014
Messages
482
Location
W. Washington
Civivi elementum. think it was $50. D2 steel, locking folder, smooth bearing opener. Real happy with this one
 

Huntin Fool

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Feb 18, 2022
Messages
122
It’s hard to beat a bugout, but kershaw makes some pretty nice knives for a reasonable price. Check out the kershaw scallion
 

Oregonmuley

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
543
Location
Jennings Lodge, Oregon

TheBootBowhunting

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Jun 27, 2019
Messages
1,098
Location
The Boot
Rat 2 in Aus8 is going to be the cheapest, dependable, solid knife youll find. Amazon has a version right now for 23.88. You just cant beat that for a knife that well built/designed. I have a few of them I keep in my atv/center console/packs. Easy to sharpen as well. The D2 version is a little more expensive, but edge retention is much better....also a little more time resharpening.

Civivi elementum, kabar dozier, kershaw leek, spyderco tenacious and crkt squid are some others to look at.

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife-Sp-Black-Folding-7Inches/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1W7H3R1XKH23Q&keywords=rat+2&qid=1669822195&sprefix=rat+2,aps,377&sr=8-1
 

P Carter

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Nov 4, 2016
Messages
482
Location
Idaho
Rat 2 in Aus8 is going to be the cheapest, dependable, solid knife youll find. Amazon has a version right now for 23.88. You just cant beat that for a knife that well built/designed. I have a few of them I keep in my atv/center console/packs. Easy to sharpen as well. The D2 version is a little more expensive, but edge retention is much better....also a little more time resharpening.

Civivi elementum, kabar dozier, kershaw leek, spyderco tenacious and crkt squid are some others to look at.

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife-Sp-Black-Folding-7Inches/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1W7H3R1XKH23Q&keywords=rat+2&qid=1669822195&sprefix=rat+2,aps,377&sr=8-
Agree, I have this in AUS 8 and it’s great for general use.
 

Sds250

Newbie
Joined
Nov 8, 2022
Messages
6
sog terminus xr. Get a model with a slimmer belt clip, not the model that says SOG all giant on the clip. Old ones with large letters break easier.
 

2ski

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Jul 17, 2012
Messages
1,575
Location
Bozeman
Walmart used to have knives for like $5. I have a couple for purposes just like this. Just go back to their gun counter and they usually are right around there in a display.
 

K1United

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
May 26, 2016
Messages
604
My favorite USA made knives under $100 are the Kershaw ken onion’s. I’ve bought at least a dozen as gifts for family and friends. Can’t go wrong with a scallion, leek, or chive. Unfortunately they discontinued the shallot, which was my go to edc for several years.
 

bushpilot

Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2017
Messages
62
Location
BC
Civivi elementum. think it was $50. D2 steel, locking folder, smooth bearing opener. Real happy with this one
This ☝️I picked one up after wanting a bugout. Weighs only .7 oz more, fits great in the pocket and does all my edc/ hunting needs. It gets abused on the farm, but sharpens up real nice to field dress with.

Plus I can get 3 for the price of one bugout. Which is handy cause I lost my original on an elk hunt last year.
 
Top