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I'm looking to get a new EDC folder. I just want something I can use to open up boxes, cut rope, etc. I'd like to spend no more than $30. I narrowed it down to four (4) knives. Below are pictures of the knives and links to their web pages. If you have another suggestion that is not listed below, then please speak up. They all look like decent knives so that is why I am conflicted. Thank you!

1) Spyderco Byrd Folding Knife Meadowlark 2 2-7/8" Combo Flat-Ground Blade
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2) Kershaw Volt II Assisted 3-1/8" Bead-Blast Combo Blade
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3) Kershaw Burst Assisted 3" Combo Blade
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4) Kershaw Clash Assisted 3" Bead-Blast Combo Blade
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Also looking at

5) Ontario RAT Model 2 Folding Knife 3.0" Satin Plain Blade
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6) Columbia River Drifter 2.875" Combo Edge Blade
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Me? I can't selected a knife without having it in my hands. Pictures to me don't mean a whole lot. When I'm in the market for a new one, I have to go to a store and feel each one, see how it opens, how it closes one handed, and how it fits my hand.
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If you're looking at Kershaw consider the Vapor II. I've had it in my pocket for 2-3 years now, even used it as a screwdriver in a pinch on occasion. The solid stainless handle gives it a nice heavy feel, locks securely, and I've yet to sharpen it. Should be able to find it for $20 or so.
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All of them look nice. Hard to believe the Kershaws fit the under $30 budget. I'm currently carrying a Spyderco Delica and find it to be THE knife for EDC. It stays sharp, it is super light weight, and it didn't cost a whole lot so I'm not too worried about actually putting it to work.
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#6
Get the one that feels most comfortable in your hands. Having said that, stay away from the assisted opening knives, they're illegal in a number of townships in Pa.
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Philadelphia Patriot;126136 Wrote:I'm looking to get a new EDC folder. I just want something I can use to open up boxes, cut rope, etc. I'd like to spend no more than $30. I narrowed it down to four (4) knives. Below are pictures of the knives and links to their web pages. If you have another suggestion that is not listed below, then please speak up. They all look like decent knives so that is why I am conflicted. Thank you!

Take a look at the Spyderco Tenacious. I bought one for my brother-in-law years ago after he showed me the pitiful hunk of metal he carried from time to time. For $30 to $35 it's one of the nicer budget knives out there. He carries it everyday and it holds an edge well.

Though just a note. Your profile says you're in Philly. It's illegal to carry a knife of any sort in Philadelphia unless you are actively using it for work.
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Ronin;127027 Wrote:Though just a note. Your profile says you're in Philly. It's illegal to carry a knife of any sort in Philadelphia unless you are actively using it for work.

I saw a folding Buck knife at a great price that got great reviews so I went with that. Also I'll take my chances. I have a lot of friends on the police department and at the DA's office so I'm not worried about it. Plus every person I am friends with carries a pocket knife. I have yet to hear about one of them getting arrested or cited for carrying a pocket knife. I'm pretty sure that law is only enforced on scumbags.
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