I'm looking for a cheap (around 30-50$) knife to carry around. In France it is not allowed to carry a knife, but it is up to the tolerance of law enforcement and location (for example if you carry a knife in your pocket downtown in a major city it will be hard to justify, but around countryside in the backpack it will probably be ok). Thus i'm looking for ;
- a civilized knife (not a scary look, relatively short blade), with a convenient thin blade to peel fruits, slice food and small cooking work.
- a locking mechanism. Full metal handle would be nice, but G10 is ok too.
- a flipper because I love to play with flipper knives (or a thumbstud with a smooth mechanism, but at that price point i'm not sure).
I already own a Kizer Intrepid which is cool, but way too scary to carry around. I was looking for the Kershaw Cryo MK1, but it is a bit "scary" and blade doesn't seem practical to cook.