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    short and stubby?


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    Hey - Can you guys recommend me a folder, ~2" blade (or less) that has some serious thickness? $100 or less would be nice. Steel is not too big an issue.

    If there is a fixed blade that you feel really fits the bill, please cry out!

    Many thanks!

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    I can't think of anything that will have a sub-2" blade, that will be thicker than maybe 3/32", or maybe at the most 1/8". Any thicker, and you'll run into a lot of friction & resistance when cutting.

    There are some itty-bitty last-resort type fixed blade knives out there, but I think that's about it. These folks may have something:
    http://www.topsknives.com/index.php?...ibaperdh9i52i4

    If you look in the Knife Makers Discussion sub-forum, you'll find any number of makers who could make what you need.

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    I LOVE thick knives, I just can't see the use of a 2 inch knife with a fat blade. Just get one of these.

    http://www.countycomm.com/widgy.htm

    If you want to go a little longer look at the Busse Inactive Duty or Fat game warden.

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    Havn't seen any 2" thick folders out there?

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    I ordered 2 widgys last week

    These leads are great! Please keep them coming!

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    benchmade "choad" (still pre production)

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    I'm a fan of the BRKT Mikro Canadian. Small fixed blade, thick steel, comfortable handle, nice leather sheath that can be found for under $100.00.

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    How about an Ontario Little Bird? Sub 2" blade, micarta or G10 scales or even paracord if you prefer. Worth a look.

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    what about the boker subcom and warcom, or spyderco poliwog

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_hitch-hiker View Post
    what about the boker subcom and warcom, or spyderco poliwog
    They have a good amount of belly, but they are pretty thin (about 2mm or less).

    Plus, I've noticed on Subcoms (two of them, actually) that the edge fades away very fast. It's a good knife to keep around if you want to accomplish daily beater tasks like using it as a putty knife, but not quite as an EDC.

    And no, the edge didn't blunt because I was using it as a putty knife; it blunted cutting up boxes and packages. It only took maybe one or two boxes before I had to resharpen the thing. If they made it in a premium steel or with a better heat treatment, I would buy another in an instant.

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    Al Mar SLB or Havana Clipper. Not sure if they are thick enough for your purposes, but pretty thick for such a short blade.

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    kershaw half ton or stubby...

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    Ask coletrane811 about the Boker Wharcom, he lives and dies by it and carries it everyday, so it must be pretty handy...

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    not a thick blade but a good short fixed blade is the buck harsook. its s30v steel heat treated by the infamous paul bos. like i said, not thick but is a fixed blade with under a 2inch blade and is tough for a small knife.

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    Hmm. How about an Emerson CQC14 Snubby? You can find them for around $100-120.


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    If you like a Wharncliffe style edge, a cutting length of 1.9" x .145" of carbon steel can be found in a Bark River Knife & Tool 'Micro T.U.S.K.' for $108-$115 delivered, depending on handle material, from knivesshipfree.com. Derrick is a good fellow to deal with - and Bark Rivers come deceptively sharp (convex edge) and are really custom knives in small production lots. I have a full sized T.U.S.K. - it's a delightful general purpose knife - and a great carver.

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    go check out the breakout model folder in the great lakes waterjet subforum in the manufacturers section. looks like it's exactly what you want.

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    What you need is a CRKT Stubby Razel; Folder or fixed...





    Both are little tanks - I have the fixed, ringed razel and I bought the small folder for my Dads birthday gift - he loves it. I love mine.

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    Look at the CS Mini Hunter, its pretty awesome, fixed blade, full flat grind, VG-1 steel, securex sheath, about 30 bucks, but its a littler longer than 3"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gblade1 View Post
    Hey - Can you guys recommend me a folder, ~2" blade (or less) that has some serious thickness? $100 or less would be nice. Steel is not too big an issue.
    I have a Blade-Tech Mouse-lite that fits the bill. Lockback one hand opening blade is just shy of 2", and about .125" thick, with almost a full flat grind. AUS-8 steel. Closed length is about 3". Mine has FRN handle, with tip up right/left pocketclip. Good fit and finish, great lockup, available in several colors from various vendors, black, green, orange, purple, blue. They can be had for less than $25. I believe they have another knife in the same size with a different shaped blade about the same price.

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