can anyone suggest a backpacking blade?

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Endura 4 SE
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Manix2 Lightweight
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can anyone suggest a backpacking blade?

Postby Knivesinedc » Thu May 02, 2013 12:24 pm

i need a knife that is around 4Oz's, has a tough steel, preferably 3 in. of cutting edge and is around 50-75$ US. please feel free to give me some ideas.
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Postby Blerv » Thu May 02, 2013 12:33 pm

Probably the closest thing is a Manix2. I would also consider a Salt1 or Pacific Salt.

Without knowing more I expect H1 is tougher than 154cm or CPM-S30v.
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Postby CarbonFiberNut » Thu May 02, 2013 12:37 pm

Blerv wrote:Probably the closest thing is a Manix2.
Or, if you're really one of those backpacking Gram Weenies - a Manix 2 Lightweight weighs under 3 ounces, still has an excellent cutting edge and strong ball bearing lock, and packs about the most knife-per-ounce I've ever seen. It's become my go-to backpacking knife.
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Postby ASmitty » Thu May 02, 2013 12:43 pm

Manix 2 LTWT or Dialex's Junior if you're willing to spend the money. Both have the best utility blade shape I've ever used.
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Postby fanglekai » Thu May 02, 2013 12:55 pm

Look at the Delica and Endura. The lightweight models are both under 4 oz, VG-10 steel, and within your budget.

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Postby xceptnl » Thu May 02, 2013 12:59 pm

ASmitty wrote:Manix 2 LTWT or Dialex's Junior if you're willing to spend the money. Both have the best utility blade shape I've ever used.
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Postby einstein2001 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:02 pm

+1 Manix 2 Lightweight
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Postby Fresh Eddie Fresh » Thu May 02, 2013 1:42 pm

I voted Manix Lightweight... I think the voting would be more even if you put it up against a Delica plain edge.

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Postby Alnamvet68 » Thu May 02, 2013 1:45 pm

Yes, go for an Endura or a Delica; combo blade or full serrations, and more then perfect for backpacking.

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Postby Donut » Thu May 02, 2013 2:12 pm

I'm thinking BD1 isn't going to perform well enough for outdoorsy stuff.

How long do you intend to go back packing for?
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Postby twinboysdad » Thu May 02, 2013 2:48 pm

new Goddard sprint, big and light

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Postby ASmitty » Thu May 02, 2013 2:49 pm

Donut wrote:I'm thinking BD1 isn't going to perform well enough for outdoorsy stuff.

How long do you intend to go back packing for?
I couldn't disagree with this more. BD1 has performed amazingly well in my experiences.
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Postby Jmotley » Thu May 02, 2013 3:10 pm

I'd say a mule with g10 scales.

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Postby Cricket Bite » Thu May 02, 2013 3:10 pm

I will second the idea of the Salt series. I like the Salt series because it gives you a worry free blade that is very light and reliable. When backpacking it is not always possible to stay dry and worrying about your blade rusting is low on the priority list if it is raining. It will also be good to know what you will use the knife for when backpacking how long you will be out and where you will be. I went for years with just a Swiss Army Knife and nothing more. I even did severa trips with just a leatherman micra. If you plan on chopping wood with it or taking down some prey :p then you will need much more than what has been suggested.
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Postby Knivesinedc » Thu May 02, 2013 3:25 pm

I plan to go for about 3 days average. moisture isn't going to be a big problem. i just need a big, tough and solid blade. also i am looking for a blade that can take hard use. I'm talking HARD use. Thats how i use my knives and that's how their meant to be used.
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Postby twinboysdad » Thu May 02, 2013 3:35 pm

then you need a fixed blade, try an Esee. You will not find a $60 folder to do the things you are suggesting

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Postby CarbonFiberNut » Thu May 02, 2013 3:41 pm

Knivesinedc wrote:I just need a big, tough and solid blade. also i am looking for a blade that can take hard use. I'm talking HARD use. Thats how i use my knives and that's how their meant to be used.
That's now how a folder is meant to be used. Buy a fixed blade.
◊ Manix 2 XL ◊ Manix 2 lightweight blue ◊ Caly 3 carbon fiber ◊ Caly 3 damascus / CF ◊ Lum Chinese Nishijin ◊ Sage 1 ◊ Superleaf
◊ Dragonfly FRN serrated ◊ Endura Gen 1 ◊ Rescue Gen 1 ◊ Endura 4 FFG ◊ Delica 4 half serrated ◊ Mule Team ◊ Spin ◊ Bushcraft UK
◊ S110V Forum Native 5 ◊ Black Nishijin Cricket

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Top 5 most wanted: Domino, Dice, CF Para-2, CF Cricket. Seeing a theme here?

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Postby Alnamvet68 » Thu May 02, 2013 4:04 pm

Knivesinedc wrote:I plan to go for about 3 days average. moisture isn't going to be a big problem. i just need a big, tough and solid blade. also i am looking for a blade that can take hard use. I'm talking HARD use. Thats how i use my knives and that's how their meant to be used.
In that case, you may want to consider the Benchmade Bone Collector fixed blade Skinner series. I never go hunting or camping without both the 15005 and the 15015.

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Postby fanglekai » Thu May 02, 2013 4:08 pm

Used hard how?

Get a Becker or ESEE.

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Postby Dodge » Thu May 02, 2013 4:23 pm

Delica CE and/or BK16
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