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A folding knife is a valuable tool with a myriad of everyday uses. But this tool is only valuable if you put it to work, and that means scratches, scuffs, chipped edges, and all sorts of wear. A good EDC knife should display these scars with pride, and shouldn't break your bank if it gets lost or worn-out. This is where affordable sub-$50 folders shine.
Bear & Son Cutlery recently released a new EDC folding knife that's built in the USA, and priced affordably at $35. The knife is under the company's Bear Edge line, model 61104. This folder is composed of a black stainless steel handle with a frame lock and slim pocket clip. Orange washers on the pivot add visual flair, and a steel backspacer features a lanyard hole plus jimping for extra grip.
The Bear Edge Model 61104 has a 2.5-inch drop point blade made from 440 stainless steel. Like the handle, the blade is finished in black, and it includes ambidextrous thumb studs. More jimping is present on the blade's spine. Overall length is 6 inches and weight is 1.2 ounces.
For more info on the new Bear Edge Model 61104, go to BearandSonCutlery.com.