"Coolest" pocket knife under $50

John Wilson

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Ganzo has a very good selection in that price range. So does Kershaw.

Ganzo has drawn a lot of heat for ripping off designs but I couldn’t tell you which models.
 

John Wilson

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Everyone’s idea of cool is different, but I’ve had two Kershaw “Blur” models which are great knives. I think they go for about $65 but that’s not too far out of the range you mentioned.
 

John Wilson

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Camillus also has some good ones. I have always liked Camillus even though the quality can be hit and miss. I have gone through a couple of their marlinspike folders. Both broke the backspring on the marlinspike after about a year, but for the price it’s still a good deal. Marlinspike knives only come in two flavors- cheap and very expensive. I tend to drop things in the water on the regular, so a cheapy serves me well. If I ever get around to making my own it will definitely have a lanyard attached when I’m on the water.
 

josh30000

Member
Everyone’s idea of cool is different, but I’ve had two Kershaw “Blur” models which are great knives. I think they go for about $65 but that’s not too far out of the range you mentioned.
The difference in taste could make this a really interesting thread
 

josh30000

Member
Personally I think these are the coolest knife under $50. Decent steel, solid lock/construction, unique, great price.

I have seen them ranked high in numerous lists of great knives. Still don't have one, but I think it definitely need to be in the collection.
 

Smallshop

KNIFE MAKER
Gonna second the Opinels...grew up on them. making my own version right now (won't be under $50...lol. hoping to keep it in the $85 range) My boy's first knives were opinels...light, strong, great steel, sharp from factory, simple enough for a kid to use....They are simply a great knife. I also have a Cold Steel twist-master that is their take on the Opinel....not a "looker" but a very good knife also.

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