1. Remington Sportsman Series FAST Fixed-Blade Knives
A highly successful cutlery series, The Remington Sportsman Series FAST (Fast Action opening with Soft Touch handle) Fixed Knives feature anodized aluminum scale handles with rubberized coating riveted to a solid one-piece 3.9mm thick tang with lanyard hole. The 5-3/8 inch combo edge, serrated/straight blade is constructed of 440 stainless steel, with an overall knife length of 10-1/2 inches. Each FAST Fixed Knife comes with a heavy duty, black nylon sheath with handy belt loop. Once you use them, these FAST knives will never leave your hands.
- Semi-serrated, 440 stainless steel blades with etched Remington logo
- Anodized-aluminum scale handles with rubberized coating
- Heavy duty black nylon sheath with belt loop
You can get one of these for about $15-$25 and for this price it´s a good choice.
2. SOG Flash 2 (FSA-8)
The Flash II (Straight edge) comes standard with glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) handle and straight edge, Satin finish blade. All Flash knives come standard with SOG’s patent pending, reversible bayonet mounted clip that ensures the lowest, most discreet carry possible. SOG also had the foresight to incorporate an additional safety lock that gives added security when the blade is closed.
The Flash family of knives feature SOG Assisted Technology™ (S.A.T.), which employs a powerful piston lock that is easily released with a sliding button.
This SOG costs about $50.
3. Benchmade Ambush 10200
The price is around $70.
4. Benchmade 581 Barrage M390
It features G10 and aluminum handles with M390 super steel. Blade features a plain edge and a satin finish. These spring assisted models combine speed and strength in one complete package! The 581 series is comfortable and quick. The Barrage knife has a safety on the back and a reversible tip-up pocket clip for easy carry.
The original price of the 581 Barrage is a little bit expensive, about $225, but you can get one for $191 in knifecenter.com.
5. Benchmade 551 Griptilian
Made of 154CM stainless steel (the best material for making knives), the modified drop point blade is dramatically finished in black. With a thickness of 0.12 inches, this blade is razor-sharp and long enough to handle even tough tasks at 3.4 inches in length. The entire knife weighs only 3.8 ounces, and will fit easily in your hand. This knife wasn't made for paring your nails or cleaning the muck out from under your fingers, but for tough chores - and it's sharp appearance says that's it's a serious knife for serious tasks. The molded textured grip means that, even when working, this knife won't slip, and the ambidextrous thumb stud folder makes it easy to use even when you have only one hand free. An AXIS locking mechanism helps it stay in place whether open or closed.
The price goes from $84 to $110.