In our never ending quest to find you lists of knives you might love, we came across these three budget friendly EDCs. They’re all good knives, and you can get any one of them for less than $30. Let’s get into them.
The Quick Launch Dual Bearing System makes the Camillus Slot one fast opening flipper/thumb hole opener. Camillus tells us the 2.75” AUS-8 drop point is “bonded with Carbonitride Titanium that resists rust and corrosion and is up to 10x harder than untreated steel so the blade stays sharper, longer.”
The glass reinforced nylon handles are available in either black or light grey and have a good grip. The lock up is good with a liner lock. Finally, it has a tip-up pocket clip. You can get this knife for about $30.
- AUS-8, Carbonitride Titanium Coated
- 2.75” Drop Point
- GFN Handles
- Liner Lock
- Flipper or Thumb Hole Opener
- Quick Launch Dual Bearing System
- 4” Closed
- 6.75” Overall
Marble’s Wildlife Series Damascene Stockman
The Marble’s Wildlife Series Damascene Stockman is a beautiful three blade pocketknife you can pick up for about $13. It has brown stag bone handles with lined nickel silver bolsters and a branded damascene etched shield. The stainless-steel blades also have a damascene pattern etch for an elegant touch. Additionally, there’s a largemouth bass fishing scene etched on the clip point main blade. Finally, it has match strike pulls and half stops for a safer, easier opening. You can pick up this budget friendly EDC for about $13.
Marble’s Wildlife Series Damascene Stockman Details
- 440A Stainless Steel, Etched
- Clip Point Main, Sheepsfoot and Spey Secondary Blades
- Half Stops
- Match Strike Pulls
- Brown Stag Bone Handles
- Lined Nickel Silver Bolsters
- Damascene Shield
- Brass Pins and Liners
- 2.88 Ounces
- 3.5” Closed
The Gerber Crucial is a great daily carry you can get for about $20. This pared down multi-function multi-tool provides eight streamlined, durable tools while maintaining a light weight, compact, daily carry. It weighs about five ounces and comes with a tip-down pocket clip.
The curved, ergonomic handles provide a great grip and increased torque. They butterfly open reveals the needle nose pliers with a wire cutter.
Incorporated in the green side handle is a 2.375” stainless steel partially serrated knife that opens with a thumb stud. The green side handle also has a carabiner clip that doubles as bottle opener.
On the brown side handle there’s a flathead and Phillips head screw driver. All tools lock in place with a locking liner.
- 2.375” Stainless Steel, Partially Serrated Knife Blade
- Stainless Steel Handles
- Liner Lock
- Needle Nose Pliers with Wire Cutter
- Cross Driver
- Flathead Driver
- Carabiner/Bottle Opener
- 5 Ounces
- 3.6” Closed
- 5.5” Overall
Any one of these three budget friendly EDCs make an outstanding and affordable addition to any knife collection. To get these knives, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.