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Christmas is just around the corner, but many of us are still scrambling to find the perfect gift for all the people on our list. If you’re not one to plan ahead, we’ve assembled seven blade-related gift ideas, all under $50 that can still make it to your door in time for the big day. Not only are these options affordable, but they are sure to please. But make sure to get your shopping done sooner rather than later. According to KnifeCenter.com, Monday, December 19th is the last day to order with Priority Shipping to receive delivery in time for Christmas.
The Climber may not be the most well known Swiss Army knife, but it comes highly recommended. Carl Elsener, the Global CEO for Victorinox, says the Climber is the best all-purpose SAK the company produces. With a great suite of tools – including a large and small blade and scissors – it strikes the right balance between capability and ease of carry.
SOG Twitch II
The Twitch II is a simple, classic design and an ideal small EDC folder. The light weight, slim profile, and money clip-style pocket clip combine to make it an effortless carry. The assisted flipper action is fast and sure, and the 2.65″ AUS-8 blade takes a great edge. The graphite anodized aluminum scales provide a neutral grip and contribute to its upscale look.
Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener
The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener is one of those gifts you’d think would cost a lot more than it actually does. It packs a five-step sharpening process in a compact, coordinated, and impressive package.
The Link is classic Kershaw goodness. It is an entry-level, USA-made knife with the famous SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism. The 420 HC steel offers solid EDC performance, and can be touched up quickly. Two different blade shapes and handle materials give customers a lot of options.
Spyderco introduced the Roadie to comply with proposed TSA allowances for knives on planes. That proposal was scrapped, but even if you can’t fly across the country with one, the Roadie a great little knife to put in your pocket for a day at the office. It offers a comfortable grip and the N690 blade steel is as good as it gets under $50.
Cold Steel Pro-Lite
The Andrew Demko-designed Pro-Lite took home the KnifeNews Dealers’ Choice Award for Best New Value Folder 2016. Dealers liked the ergonomics, a meaty 3.5” blade, and Tri-Ad lock, at a price that makes it accessible to just about anybody. The Pro-Lite is a winner for anyone who tends to use and abuse his tools.
Outdoorsmen of all stripes will appreciate the incredible value of this highly rated workhorse. The plus-sized 5.3” blade can chop with authority thanks to a kukri-like recurve. It’s a full-tang blade with a textured Micarta handle that’s easy to hold on to.
Knife featured in image: SOG Twitch II