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    Small gentlemens knife for every day use


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    Good morning all,

    I am GJ from the Netherlands and I am searching for info and tips.
    Looking for a small folding knife that I can wear every day in my pocket.
    So no collectors item (although it's tempting) but a good ''tool'' for a reasonable price.

    I really hope this whole knife thing isn't going to grow into ''another'' addiction

    Looking forward to your input.

    Kind regards,
    GJ

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    you should post this in the general forum with some details - what size, what lock mechanism, how many blades, what tasks will you use it for, what handle material do you like . . . also you can look here for many options http://www2.knifecenter.com/knifecen.../foldersm.html

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    Thanks for the tip, I will post it there as well..!!

    Regards,
    GJ

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    Small gentlemens knife for every day use

    Good morning all,

    I am GJ from the Netherlands and I am searching for info and tips.
    Looking for a small folding knife that I can wear every day in my pocket.

    * between 7 and 9 cm in length
    * single blade
    * for every day use
    * and I do not like plastic on the handle

    So no collectors item (although it's tempting) but a good ''tool'' for a reasonable price.

    I really hope this whole knife thing isn't going to grow into ''another'' addiction

    Looking forward to your input.

    Kind regards,
    GJ

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    Hi, have a look at Great Eastern Cutlery 73 Scout. Perfect edc slip joint.

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    mcusta tactility?
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    Do you want to open one-handed? Do you want a pocket clip?

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    Case Sway Back Gent.



    (photo snagged from "ots 15" in the traditional knife carry thread)

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    7-9cm length...is that the blade length, or the length of the knife closed? Do you need stainless steel, or are you OK with carbon steel?
    -Aaron

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    Depends on where you draw the line for gentleman's folder, but I've been carrying the Spyderco Caly 3 with carbon fiber handle and zdp blade a lot.

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    Out of the cheap bin we have a Kershaw Indian Ford. I like mine well enough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Locutus D'Borg View Post
    Do you want to open one-handed? Do you want a pocket clip?
    Open one handed and a pocket clip not necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planterz View Post
    7-9cm length...is that the blade length, or the length of the knife closed? Do you need stainless steel, or are you OK with carbon steel?
    7-9cm is the length on the knife in folded position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concat View Post
    Out of the cheap bin we have a Kershaw Indian Ford. I like mine well enough.

    That is a nice knife, can you tell me something about the quality of this particulair knife?

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    scratch my mcusta suggestion.

    How about an AG Russell regular curved Jack?

    Or an AG Russell lockback Barlow?
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    Thought you might like some pictures with that?

    Regular curved jack in jigged bone (they also make a smooth white bone version)




    Or the lockback barlow? Available in yellow delrin (not what you'd like), Black Rucarta (micarta, probably not what you'd like either) or Cocobolo:


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    Kershaw Indian Ford - I had that knife with Micarta inlay and carried for many years - I was a "Gent" and that was my knife. Kershaw replaced it when I did something dumb [ dropped it on a hard surface and damaged the pivot area] - I sent for repair at my cost, they replaced at their cost. Probably carried close to but <20 years.

    I gave that replacement knife to my oldest grandson who still has and is now a "Gent" - I'm just old and retired.

    Kershaw won my loyalty with a great knife and then went above and beyond when I inadvertently damaged it.

    Best.
    Unk

    "Remember the men from whom you are sprung"

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    Well, my latest purchase is a perfectly elegant gentleman's folder that's at 11.5cm a bit over the size you specified (alack, when opened is sure to cause panic among womenfolk and such, because then it shows its true nature and heritage), but I will propose it just to keep it off the well trodden path:



    It's a Miguel Nieto Navaja- for the price you pay, I think it's in $30 region, you get great quality, F&F, and I'd say an amazing knife (and a strange impulse to hum 'Mack the Knife' every time you open it)...

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    Lots of traditional suggestions. When I'm in need of a gentlemen's knife, I grab my Benchmade 480-1 Shoki.


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    Crkt tribute micarta handles! Centofante inspired!

    Last edited by cchu518; 08-16-2013 at 07:00 PM.

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