There is so much marketing focused on getting you to spend your hard earnt dollars ( or pounds) on expensive knives. These companies are very clever at making think you have to spend over $100 to get a knife you can depend on. This is one of my bug-bears. I will spend big if quality dictates the cost, but with knives this isn’t the case, after all we only really talking about a piece of carbon or stainless steel.
I have several knives, but do you know which one gets the most use? The $20 Mora knife. Do you know why? Because it is up to the task and as it costs so little, I am not afraid to use it or break it (something I haven’t managed yet!). Sure there are lots of gimmicky cheap knives but these can usually be spotted a mile off. Steer clear of those Rambo knives with the hollow handle for example.
Anyway, check out this video from the guys from Dirttime discussing the virtues of low cost and homemade knives. It’s a refreshing change from all the – must have this knife or must have that knife…
Check out my post: 3 General Survival Knives That Don’t Cost a Fortune you won’t go far wrong with any of these knives.