I'd say Spyderco Endura 4. Slim, four carry options, tough enough, easy one hand opening. About $60.00 for a plain edged black handled one.
July 13, 2009, 01:41 AM
By "similar style" do you mean assisted opener or something else?
something with a assisted opening
July 13, 2009, 06:58 PM
Spyderco Wave Endura 4 (not assisted, but probably faster).
Anything from the CRKT M16 series (also not assisted, but that flipper makes opening nearly as fast as an assisted knife).
Kershaw Leek/Scallion/Shallot/etc. (I'm pretty sure those are all assisted).
July 13, 2009, 08:47 PM
AO manufacturers include Kershaw, Timberline, Myerco, SOG, Benchmade and several others. Plenty of non-broken tip blades in that lineup in your price range.
July 13, 2009, 09:04 PM
I like the feel and "heft" in my hands of my Kershaw Whirlwind (~$60). Good, fast one handed action and a razor sharp blade that keeps its edge. 3.5 inch blade is legal to carry in Seattle city limits (and many other cities, check your local laws) and a nice balanced handle although I feel like the handle material is fairly cheap. Otherwise I love this blade and it's on me all the time!
July 14, 2009, 02:18 AM
I know this is not a pocket knife but I have to mention it. My Leatherman is the best tool I own and the blades in the nice ones ($80) flip out from the outside with your thumb.
July 14, 2009, 02:43 PM
Thanks for all the replies.
I went with the Kershaw Blur.
July 22, 2009, 09:22 PM
Kershaw Blur, non serrated clip point or CRKT My Tighe non serrated. I have both and love both. The My Tighe seems to hold its edge a little better
December 24, 2009, 02:27 AM
i carry a kershaw leek absolutly every day. perfect blade length and shape, plus the handle is nice and thin so it wont be rubbing a hole in your leg all day!
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