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Suggestions Needed... Super Lightweight Folder

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by NDJeep, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. NDJeep

    NDJeep Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    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: Jan 11, 2017
  2. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    Al Mar ultralight?
     
  3. NDJeep

    NDJeep Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I was JUST looking at that and the Falcon. 😀
     
  4. AF

    AF

    Jan 14, 2000
    Native 5 Lightweight. Manix2 Lightweight.
     
  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    557
    Jun 14, 2015
    Kwaiken
     
  6. ourgon

    ourgon

    Feb 27, 2013
    CS Hold Out III
     
  7. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Platinum Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Removed list of knives that didn't fit the budget (didn't notice that first time around, or maybe it was edited in).
     
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  8. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    857
    Oct 30, 2015
    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.
     
  9. David Lowry

    David Lowry Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Native 5 LW for sure. If you're OK with a Delica sized knife.
     
  10. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    Al mar for sure...

    Also the kershaw skyline is pretty darn light. Some of the exclusive versions are very nice.
     
  11. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    And if you like the Delica the Endura is a ton of knife and not too heavy. Might be bigger than you wNt though
     
  12. NDJeep

    NDJeep Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    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.
     
  13. Knifeoholic

    Knifeoholic Gold Member Gold Member

    768
    Feb 8, 2016
    Spyderco Stretch
     
  14. NDJeep

    NDJeep Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    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.
     
  15. MAD777

    MAD777

    267
    Aug 3, 2011
    Spyderco Native 5 LW

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

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  16. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    857
    Oct 30, 2015
    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:
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    Compared to the Native5 LW:
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  17. NDJeep

    NDJeep Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    ^^^^^ thanks love those comparo pics.
     
  18. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    857
    Oct 30, 2015
    [​IMG]
    Manix2 LW, Sage 1, Native5, Chaparral, Dragonfly2, Delica4, Skyline
     
  19. onojoe

    onojoe Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    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
     
  20. sabre cat

    sabre cat

    Jul 4, 2014
    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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