Best EDC folding knives under $50

Folding EDC Knife
Charlie Cooper / Updated: May 29th 2020 / Knives

A good folding knife suitable for a wide variety of uses is an important everyday carry item. Sometimes you’ve got to set a limit on how much you spend. Luckily there a number of high quality folding knives available for under $50.

Ontario Knife Co. RAT-1 | $39.95

Ontario Knife Co - Rat 1 Folding Knife
  • Blade – Stainless Steel
  • Handle – Nylon
  • Length Open – 8.5″
  • Length Closed – 4.5″
  • Weight – 5.0oz

The RAT-1 is one of the best selling knives from the Ontario Knife Company. Featuring a versatile stainless steel blade and rugged nylon handle, the RAT also comes in a wide range of colors and styles. RAT folding knives are an ideal and affordable everyday carry item – Buy on Amazon.


Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer | $36.99

Swiss Army Pioneer Knife
  • Blade – Stainless Steel
  • Handle – Nylon
  • Length Open – 6.5″
  • Length Closed – 3.5″
  • Weight – 3.2oz

Victorinox’s Swiss Army Pioneer is a sleek 8 function multi-tool from one of the worlds most trusted knife brands. What separates the Pioneer from other Swiss Army knives is the silver aluminium oxide body which gives it a more stylish appearance – Buy on Amazon.


CRKT Drifter | $44.99

CRKT Drifter Folding Knife
  • Blade – 8Cr14MoV
  • Handle – G-10 (fibreglass)
  • Length Open – 6.5″
  • Length Closed – 3.6″
  • Weight – 2.4oz

The Drifter by Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) features a premium stainless steel 3-inch gray titanium nitride drop point blade and tough G-10 fibreglass handle. It’s compact size and lightweight make it perfect for EDC – Buy on Amazon.


Kershaw Oso Sweet | $28.00

Kershaw OSO Sweet Folding Knife
  • Blade – 8Cr13MoV
  • Handle – Nylon
  • Length Open – 7.2″
  • Length Closed – 4.1″
  • Weight – 3.0oz

The Kershaw Oso Sweet is a modern looking, assisted opening knife featuring SpeedSafe technology to ensure it opens easily and safely. The blade is crafted from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a satin finish. A black injection molded glass-filled nylon handle provides a secure grip that performs well under many weather conditions – Buy on Amazon.


Buck 285 Bantam BLW | $33.00

Buck Knives 285 Bantam
  • Blade – 420HC steel
  • Handle – Nylon
  • Length Open – 7.5″
  • Length Closed – 4.4″
  • Weight – 2.4oz

The Buck 285 Bantam BLW is a durable mid-sized folding knife featuring a 3.13″ blade and a secure grip with the finger swells making it the perfect knife for everyday tasks. The Buck 285 Bantam is an excellent choice for those looking for a quality folding knife who still want a product made in the USA – Buy on Amazon.