$50 or Less: 4 Excellent Assisted Opening Knives

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Best folding knives for the money

These four assisted opening knives sit at the intersection of value and performance. They’re proof you don’t need to spend a bundle for a knife you can enjoy day in and day out.

Kutmaster Greased Lightning – MSRP $34.95

Best knives for the money

The triple-action assisted-opening mechanism of the Kutmaster Greased Lightning folder was designed by the brother tandem of Michael and the late BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member, Blackie Collins. It is the only folder in the line of Kutmaster knives designed in collaboration with the Sportsman Channel’s Brian “Pigman” Quaca.


Kershaw Intellect – MSRP $49.99

A flipper tab helps actuate the SpeedSafe® assisted-opening mechanism of Kershaw’s Intellect. Weight: 3.7 ounces. Closed length: 3.75 inches.

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Remington R11516 – MSRP $39.99

Best value assisted opening knives

A textured G-10 grip with an integral guard and an angled blade fuller help distinguish the Remington R11516 assisted-opening tactical folder.


CRKT Largo – MSRP $49.99

Best folding knives for the money

The CRKT Largo comes with a built-in bottle opener, which is appreciated in a category that’s usually stripped of extras. OAL: 6.125 inches.


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