Appropriate folder for a lady friend?

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I bought a m16 compact, but somehow it doesn't seem quite right. Here are my requirements:

1. Blade 3 in. or less.
2. Suitable for a person with small hands.
3. Practical working knife.
4. Understated elagance - not showy or feminine, just a good looking knife.
5. $<80 (that's over a week's pay for me).

My preferences:
1. Not assisted opening.
 

Michael Dye

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Just one of many suggestions that I am sure will follow.

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Spyderco SS Kiwi.....under 50 bucks
 
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Alan Antopol said:
Suggest a mini Griptilian (Benchmade). Handles come in a number of colors.

Alan

Amen. They're good enough for my wife (the lovely Spiglet); also our own, delightful, Ashes. Their favourite colour is:

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mirage
 
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How about a Spyderco Calypso Jr.? I carry one every day. Weighs nothing VG10 steel 2.5" blade and a wicked slicer. I also have a Kiwi and it is a fantastic litle lknife as well. The Griptillians see to bery nice too and have a large following.
 
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A SAK (Swiss Army Knife) -
(yes, this is a biassed suggestion :D)

Simple, non-threatening, very useful, inexpensive, seriously world beating high quality -

try the Victorinox Compact (US model #54941) ~low priced at under $20 -
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compact
size:91 mm | 3 1/2 inch
Large blade
Scissors
Hook
Bottle opener with can opener, wire stripper and large screwdriver
Mini screwdriver
Corkscrew
Straight pin
Ball point pen
Tweezers
Key ring
Toothpick

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My GF loves the Kershaw Chive and Leek I got her. She has small hands, likes the look and finds the assisted opening really convenient. The Kiwi is pretty sweet though. :)
 
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I gave my wife a Spydie Cricket upon which a Forumite had worked some magic with filework. it is quite a nice little knife that she finds very useful and nonthreatening.
 
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What does she look like? I have lots of folders to trade for your lady friend. This should probably be in the trade forums ;)
Seriously...spyderco mouse or blade tech mouse would be great! Josh
 
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My choice would be a Fallkniven U2. Best Female/Male edc folder around as far as I see it. An alox SAK soldier is also good and will save you some days work without compromising with quality. My experience is that Women want good user knives and that they dont nesisarily have to be pretty in a, as men think, female way. A knifeuser woman can be a praktical human being aswell.
 

ARtsig1

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The Kiwi is a cool choice with a lot of elegance. My wife prefers a Camillus knife to carry..................... :eek: :p :D
 
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Will P- I second the Mouse, by Spyderco, for a small, totally useful knife...
But... ;)

I'd also recommend something more classic - I carry a Case Pocket Hunter (which is available in traditional and non-trad. handle colors) because even open, the whole thing is about as long as my finger, but it generally elicits no raised eyebrows when "deployed" in mixed company... It's worth at least looking at and can be found for @$60 or less...

Good luck!
 

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May I also add my vote for a mini-Grip? I just wanted to say, in addition to the reasons already stated, that my wife can't close a liner lock because of her nails. When she tasked me to find her an EDC that she could easily close, I found the Axis lock to be perfect. Fingernails might not be something that guys take into consideration when choosing a knife, but it may be a factor for the ladies.
 
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