Get a good and cheap knife, and you have peace of mind
Getting a good and cheap knife is hard to do in a world of knockoffs and imitations. Today, we are going to look at 5 that while inexpensive are not in the least bit cheap. Once you've looked them over, you'll agree with us. They may be cheap, but they are not "cheap." Carrying a knife has been made popular, in today's TV culture with NCIS and Gibbs Rule #9 about always carrying a knife. Well, in today's real world it is also true. With what you are about to see you can have a knife without having to lay down a bundle of cash to get a serviceable knife that can work in both the TAC World, EMS/EMT, and just having in your pocket, just in case.
Best cheap pocket knife
1. TAC-FORCE Spring Assisted Opening BLACK Tactical Rescue Folding Pocket Knife NEW
Billed as a combo tactical/Rescue knife. It is done up in all black which conforms to the tactical designation. It also has a clip so you can attach to your load-bearing vest or belt. It also has a line cutter that cuts through seat belts as well as a striker tip that can be used to break the tempered glass to rescue someone trapped in a car or bus. Very much like the ones, you see on newer public transportation busses carry that look like small hammers.
The business end of the knife is a single edged blade that tapers to that famous Bowie tip though it isn't sharpened along the top. The blade is a legal 3.5' and fits your hand easily. The thickness of the blade is at a comfortable weight and measures 5/16" at the handle.
This is the perfect EDC knife, as it wouldn't fail you when you need it. This writer has had one for a for some years, and it has yet to show its age.
It comes in at #5 on Amazon in tactical knives, which is a plus.
2. Tac-force RED Cross Folding Blade Pocket Knife
Here is a knife that you can carry and when you take it out gets immediate attention, designed along the lines of the classic stiletto. It looks a little like the early model Sykes Tactical combat knife sans the high price tag.
It also sports a blood red Shield on the handle and has a golden cross within its confines.
While it looks stylish, it is all business when you open it; it’s for serious work. It features a blood groove along with a dual edge tapering to a needle tip. The handle is silver Aluminum, and it folds down to 5" when closed. The blade is 4 mils thick at its thickest point. So, overall you have a wickedly dangerous looking knife at a low low price.
3. M-tech 8 Inch Spring Assisted Blood Red Folding Pocket Knife Tactical Combat
Here you have a tactical knife that goes the limit. Spring assist opens in a flash. The single edged blade is 3.5" and curves up to a tip and with handle; its open length is over 8" in length. While it is not in the class of the Gurkha Kukri, a Gerber Mk II, and the Marine K-Bar. In a pinch, this knife can do the job if needed. You have it all in a Blood Red finish that includes the blade. The handle is a non-slip Black with Red piping that will fit the hand that wields it securely. Remember the rule about carrying a knife always, and you will stay alive.
These words have been engraved on the minds of every Marine since the dawn of the Core. Cold Steel has won more battles that all the fancy tech out there and this poor man’s TAC knife can give you the edge you need when the chips are down.
4. Gerber Paraframe Mini Knife
Before you get your dander up as it looks like a skeleton. It is a Gerber, and it is much stronger than it looks. The selling point is its High Carbon Stainless Steel, which means it'll hold an edge as well as resist rust. This great cheap TAC knife is light and easily clipped where you want it. It doesn't have a thumb tab or stud to speed its opening. So, it wouldn't be your first choice as a TAC knife. However, it is a handy pocketknife that goes anywhere and would be a good addition to a Go Bag for an EMT or EMS tech.
It does open relatively quickly, and the open frame makes it simple to clean and free of moisture. A little oil now and again means it will be around for small camp chores or other cutting needs for years to come.
5. TAC-FORCE Spring Assisted Opening EMT EMS ORANGE Rescue Folding Pocket Knife
TAC-Force knows what an EMT/EMS Tech needs in a knife. Easily visible to see in low light so you can see if to get to if you need it. Like many of the TAC-Force knives, it has a Seat Belt Cutter as well as a window breaker.
It has a speed assist thumb tab that lets you open the blade one-handed which helps when your other hand is busy keeping the pressure on a wound.
Along the cutting edge of this single edged knife, you have a serrated edge to help in cutting through tough materials like belts, packages, and cloth for bandages.
The remainder of the 3-1/4" blade is as sharp as a razor that you can use in your work. For a Prepper it would make an excellent addition to your Bug-Out Bag, First Aid Kit, and welcome addition to a small personal survival kit.
It's a nice knife to have when seconds count, and you have to get that packaged pressure bandage open to stop a bleeder.
Today's secret key ingredient is to get a knife that is small, versatile, and easy to carry is the hallmark of the 5 knives you have seen today. They all fit in niches where many have need of such a knife.
However, the bottom line is these are not Samurai Swords or religious icons. They are work knives, and as such, they can be expended if the situation calls for it. Each costs a fraction of the So-called professional grade knives and does a good job in their place. That way, in a life or death situation losing one, is not any hardship. An EMS or EMT might lose 3-5 knives a year doing their jobs. While First Responders in the field doing their job could break theirs and the list goes on. The 5 Knives are cheap in the monetary sense.
However, they are not cheap in the usability sense, they will get the job done you ask of them, and that is all that really matters at the end of the day.