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Short Case CV Peanut Review

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Vanguard41xx, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    I got the knife on Tuesday, but the weather up here has been awful so I haven't had a chance to take pictures until today.
    Anyways, I have to say I love this knife. I've never been a small slipjoint guy, so I had to adjust to carrying this over the past 5 days. When it first arrived I was first impressed with the fit and finish. Blades dead center, nice grinds on the main and secondary blades. As I started to carry it I began to realize, despite its small size, it was very comfortable to use. The blades sharpened up very nicely, which i am happy about. Still razor sharp after using it for almost a week. So I'll keep it in my pocket for another month and report back some more findings. :thumbup:

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  2. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    Congratulations, you sure did get a pretty one!
     
  3. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    Welcome to the club. Small and sharp is a deadly combination!

    -- Mark
     
  4. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    The 'nuts are great tools... especially for an urban enviroment. The blades are somekind of scalpellike (I thanked God already several times for the halfstop)

    I´m sure, you´ll be happy with it, Small But A Great Tool After All.

    :thumbup:
     
  5. tomsch

    tomsch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    They really are a mini scalpel for sure. I carry mine when I need a real small knife that dissapears in my pocket. I do find that for typical every day carry I end up reaching for my Case SBJ over the Peanut most of the time. It is amazing how much can be done with such a small knife though.
     
  6. AndrewE

    AndrewE

    10
    Sep 15, 2012
    I bought one of these (pocket worn red bone) for my daughter and she adores it, brilliant for lots of every day cutting tasks and very 'tactile' as well. Must say when I unwrapped it to check it over and see whether it needed sharpening prior to my giving it to her I did wish that I had bought one for myself. I currently have a Case mini trapper in my pocket which I also find an excellent EDC. Neither of mine are CV though, next purchases will be.
     
  7. BigBill5953

    BigBill5953

    810
    Mar 5, 2012
    I love carrying my Peanut. You don't notice it in your pocket once you drop it in.
     
  8. k4df4l

    k4df4l

    87
    Mar 30, 2012
    I picked up one several months ago and it makes it into my pocket on a regular basis. Quite capable despite it's diminutive appearance.

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  9. Invoice

    Invoice Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Heh, heh heh. You're hooked. Mr. Jackknife you have another one. Welcome to the club.:D
     
  10. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    You're pocket will thank you. I've got so used to the light weight, anything much more than a peanut now feels like a brick in the pocket. That's a nice looking easy opener though, and I've always been a sucker for stag.

    Yeah, you get used to a 'nut, and it's another recruit for the cult!:D

    Carl.
     
  11. jacktrades_nbk

    jacktrades_nbk

    Feb 7, 2007
    That's a nice one, makes me jealous :D
    Careful, the lure of the peanut is very strong, especially after it gets carried for a while...
    Welcome to the cult :thumbup:
     
  12. jacknife

    jacknife

    868
    Jan 3, 2001
    You can say the Peanut is too small...and I do...often...but you still have to love it.
     
  13. Stich2442

    Stich2442

    May 6, 2012
    Well Vangaurd, I'm glad you like it. Like you I pair it with a larger knife, but I'll be curious to see which knife you reach for when you need to cut something, even though I have a moose, stockman or jack in my pocket the peanut gets used most of the time. I am starting to see why Jackknife and others have moved to carrying just the peanut, and when you think of what primitive man did with stone tools the peanut should be fine in the world we live in today.
     
  14. Thalestin

    Thalestin

    Jul 20, 2006
    Looks like a real keeper. I'd like to try out the peanut one day :)
     
  15. whetrock

    whetrock

    Nov 13, 2010
    The peanut is traditional minimalism at its finest. I really like the red bone CV combo, always have.
     
  16. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    my chestnut bone cv peanut is great except... the kicks on both blades are mashed! i got them that way. don't tell me the spring is harder than chrome vanadium? of did the maker mash them on purpose to adjust the height of the 'closed'? either case is rather disappointing. i also got a similar small toothpick and the kick is without deformation. now i'm afraid to snap it close.
     

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