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    Suggestions Needed... Super Lightweight Folder


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    Im looking for ideas for a very lightweight(and preferrably thin) folder in the 7"-8" range. Im a big fan of the Dragonfly 2 and have owned several Delicas but looking for some other suggestions that are at least the size of a Delica and a bit bigger. Spyderco and other brands/models are all welcome. just a note...im not a fan of metal scales so exclude those. And... lets keep it less than $100. 👍

    Thanks.
    Last edited by NDJeep; 01-11-2017 at 03:57 PM.
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    Al Mar ultralight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rycen View Post
    Al Mar ultralight?
    I was JUST looking at that and the Falcon. 😀
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    Native 5 Lightweight. Manix2 Lightweight.

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    Removed list of knives that didn't fit the budget (didn't notice that first time around, or maybe it was edited in).
    Last edited by evilgreg; 01-11-2017 at 04:30 PM.

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    Sorry guys, but this sounds like another Chaparral thread to me! If you love the dragonfly but wish it was a little bigger, Chaparral might be perfect for you. Native5 LW would be great as well for something a little more utility focused, Sage1 if you want something larger. I'll refrain from posting pictures.

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    Native 5 LW for sure. If you're OK with a Delica sized knife.
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    Al mar for sure...

    Also the kershaw skyline is pretty darn light. Some of the exclusive versions are very nice.
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    And if you like the Delica the Endura is a ton of knife and not too heavy. Might be bigger than you wNt though
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    Thanks for suggestions so far...

    I was just looking at the Chaparral(kinda small) and the Native 5 and Manix 2 lightweights. Im not just committed to Spyderco necessarily, but they do seem to fit this lightweight niche pretty well.
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    Spyderco Stretch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifeoholic View Post
    Spyderco Stretch
    I forgot about this one...👍 I owned one several years ago it's about the perfect size I'm looking for right now. Ive never owned a Manix 2 so the lightweight version is a strong possibility also.
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    Spyderco Native 5 LW

    Light as a feather, but feels like a bigger knife in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDJeep View Post
    Ive never owned a Manix 2 so the lightweight version is a strong possibility also.
    In that case, you are in for a treat. Manix2 LW is a GREAT cutting tool, just a lot bigger than I thought you were looking for.

    Compared to the DF2:


    Compared to the Native5 LW:

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    ^^^^^ thanks love those comparo pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDJeep View Post
    ^^^^^ thanks love those comparo pics.

    Manix2 LW, Sage 1, Native5, Chaparral, Dragonfly2, Delica4, Skyline

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    I cant believe I am the first to suggest the benchmade 530. 7.42 in long and 1.88 oz and thinner than anything else I own

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    Benchmade 531. It's just a little over your budget but not much. I have seen it at $120, shipped.

    At 2 oz., it is super lightweight. Sports a 3 1/4 inch blade and G10 scales. Makes a great gents knife.

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