Everyone likes a good knife! Here’s a Top 5 list of affordable EDC Knives
Personally I don’t leave the house without at least one knife and a multitool, those are super useful tools for so many tasks that it would be really hard to number them all. With that in mind, a good reliable knife you can depend on is extremely important but that doesn’t mean you have to rob a Bank or open an OnlyFans account just to buy a good quality knife.
Here you have a list of my Top 5 Affordable EDC Knives base on this parameters:
- Price under 60Eur ($70 USD)
- Good Quality Materials
- Reputable Brand
1. Gerber Gear – Zilch
The Gerber Zilch Pocket Knife is designed for the everyday knife-carrying user. Because of the compact design, it takes up minimal space in your pocket. However, it is mighty enough to be the perfect tool for day-to-day cutting tasks. It features an oversized lanyard hole, which gives you carrying options and it has a smooth blade deployment action and a durable liner lock.
2. QSP – Parrot
The Parrot from QSP Knives is a simple and compact EDC knife. If you’re looking for a cutting tool with no frills, something just to get the job done, the Parrot is for you. This little guy uses proven mechanisms and materials, and is available at a steal of a deal.
3. Ontario – RAT II
If you like the Ontario RAT Model 1, but want something a little less bulky, then you’ll love the Model 2. The RAT Model II is based on the popular Model I. It’s smaller, but retains the same great shape and performance of the original. This knife is designed for comfort and performance, with an index finger groove on the handle and jimping on the spine of the blade for controlled cutting. It features textured nylon 6 scales with an open-built steel liner lock frame. The RAT Model 2 is fully ambidextrous with dual thumb studs and a 4-way reversible pocket clip.
4. CRKT – Pilar Large
CRKT has upgraded the popular Pilar design with a larger profile for more substantial cutting tasks. This model sports a black G-10 handle and a satin finished sheepsfoot blade. The Jesper Voxnaes CRKT Pilar, named after Ernest Hemingway’s beloved sailboat, is a dependable folding knife for the minimalist looking to maximize their EDC utility. It features a 2.6″ flat ground blade with a fine tip for detailed tasks. A durable stainless steel frame lock handle provides secure blade lockup, and sports a reversible right side pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry.
5. Civivi – Elementum
Elementum. The word invokes a sense of the inevitability of nature—the consistent tides, tearing winds, or devouring fire; there is a certain balance that exists in nature. The CIVIVI Elementum is awesome in its own right, and succeeds in establishing a natural balance. Its elements come condensed, landing between too big and too small, high quality and affordability, plain and extravagant. The resulting knife is modest, ergonomic, and functional. Treat your pocket to one of the knife world’s finest!
That’s our list, we hope it helps choosing either your first EDC knife or your next EDC knife, we all know one knife is never enough.
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