Yuropoor here. I want to buy a manual flip knife for everyday-carry.

Yuropoor here.
I want to buy a manual flip knife for everyday-carry. The blade should not exceed 4 inches (shorter would be better) and the knife should be thin while still being a steel or aluminium body. Weight is no concern and I don't want to spend more than 200 $/€ on it.

I want it to be entirely US-made, since we don't really have competent flip knife manufacturers in Europe. None who ask reasonable prices anyway.

A colleague recommended Kershaw to me. They offer a wide array of knives that fit my requirements, but maybe you guys know more.

Also, the law regarding knives is very liberal here in Austria. There are practically no boundaries. I'm not sure if I can just order one from the USA and have it shipped, though. Does anyone have experience in this matter?

Pic related is the kind and shape I'm looking for (Kershaw Dividend).

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Easy choice. The Kershaw Bel Air just came out. It's the best deal today on a Magnacut knife (arguably the best current pocket steel knife). USA made, crossbar lock, 3" blade, $150

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hogue Deka is the other Best Deal right now. Slightly bigger blade than the Bel Air.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are there knife stores there where you could handle them in person, to get a better idea of the size you want?
    Kershaw is a pretty good brand (stick to the "made in US" models they do have some chink shit out too), Dividend would be a good general use knife but may be slightly chunkier than you realize. Not so much thats its unusable or anything, I have the slightly larger Link and carry it around pretty often. The "onion" models are much slimmer but less robust. Big fan of the Leak but it's almost more like a doctors knife than a general utility knife and the tip is prone to snapping (due to being so fine).

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Kershaw Link and I like it. It's quite heavy though. If you plan on carrying this thing instead of a gun for self defense just get a Karambit TDI instead, flip knives are a meme.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >calls flip knives a meme
      >recommends meme knife instead

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The TDI is anything but a meme. It's a much, much better option for a self defense knife than literally any folder you can think of. If you seriously believe you know enough about knife fighting to be able to use a folder effectively under stress you are seriously overestimating yourself (or filipino, in which case carry on). Personally I know I'm a moron and would just revert to punching shit so a TDI type knife makes sense.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a Kershaw Leek like 15 years ago and I have never replaced it, that would be what I recommend.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I fricking loved my Kershaw Leek, I lost it some time ago and never found it. I rechecked the prices recently and they were high as hell for a Leek nowadays.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ZT 0450
    dont mind the carbon fiber in pic rel there is a full titanium one out there, which is actually cheaper
    you can find it for right around 200€,

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Expensive knives are moronic. Get a bunch of $15 Ganzo axis locks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sucks to be poor

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What does a $100+ US made knife do that a $15 Chinese knife can't?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          kershaws are fine. with the good for the price caveat. if importing it to europe jacks the price up 2x or 3x its not worth it.

          have a real warranty

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And what do you need a warranty for when you can buy 10 durable Chinese axis lock knives for the cost of one American knife?

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            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Are you gonna carry 10 knives on you so you have another when it breaks while you need it?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Its for people who may lose it or break it regardless of quality. Even a fancy expensive knife can take only so much abuse before snapping. So if you think it will get lost, stolen, or broken by idiot Cub Scouts, a bunch of cheap knives can be a good option.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not support the fricking CCP.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it doesn't fund the commie bug people

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          spoken like a broke wigger that only buys from Temu

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >a $100+ US made knife do that a $15 Chinese knife
          since they're both made in China you're getting $85 worth of quality control and customer service.
          Plenty of excellent things come from China but never has the rule been more iron: You Get What You Pay For

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This,
      Has the added bonus of, if you go to one of the many locations in Europe where they go “no sharps” and they take your knife to be destroyed, oh well, $15, let me grab another one from the pile.

      Or alternatively you have to use it, and then the police go “no it’s evidence”

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Order a knife from Milwaukee tool.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer Spyderco but Kershaw is very nice too. And for reference the Civivi brand actually makes good products at a reasonable price. But for your specific budget, you can get a good American made Spyderco Paramilitary 2 with micarta scales and premium steel.
    I recommend you check out BladeHQ.com

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Extrema ratio bf1 or bf2

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Kershaw Dividend, the shape of the knife (both handle and blade) are really nice. But it's a spring assisted knife so the spring can wear and break and it might be a pain to replace if you're out of country. Also the spring means it's not as fun to play with.

    I got it back when they were selling it with a M390 blade for $90. Knife prices have really gotten out of hand in the last few years.

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