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Best thin/light fixed blades?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by steelhog, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. JustaNick


    Feb 3, 2019
    Any knife of Suwannee River work for you?
  2. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Condor Kephart and BK62 Kephart are right about 1/8”. Old Hickory and Green River knives are typically under 1/8”, or 2-3mm.
  3. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 21, 2016
    Spyderco Sprig
    Spyderco mule- like cruwear? How about micromelt PD#1 - $69 still in stock, crazy
    Lauri PT blades- 80CRV2 @ 61 HRC on the edge
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  4. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    That PD-1 for $69 is crazy!! A Stupid good deal!!!!!
    They had one at bladeshow for $50. I should have bought it but I ended up getting something in REX 121.
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  5. DrHenley


    May 31, 2019
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  6. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Yes. A fantastic thin, lite, production fixed blade. The steel is an added bonus.
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  7. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2018
    Crazy to me that any of the mules are still available. I get why Sal/Eric are hesitant to make more of them. PM A11 shows out of stock now. Until recently it was available too.
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  8. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Laser like Cowboy from .070 AEB-L at 63RC.

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  9. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Moras, of course, Roselli Carpenter and erapuukko, Spyderco Mules, Ivan Campos Scandi, Kellam puukkos, for a start.
  10. hexenjager

    hexenjager Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Do you find the Sprig's handle comfortable in use? I've been contemplating picking one up on the secondary market.
  11. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Another vote for Big Chris knives, they are thin and light and very premium
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  12. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    This for sure! Great edge geometry and h.t. in 52100, handmade in Croatia and a hell of a deal. I've got 2 of them. Doesn't everyone want a knife made in Croatia?--KV
  13. Skywalker31


    Feb 29, 2012
    Spyderco Junction is 0.100" PSF27 (sprayform D2). Discontinued but can still be found pretty easily; didn't seem to sell that well.

    Design was kind of for a lightweight backpacker so the handle is tall but a little thin as well. Functional but personally wish it was more similar to Sprig or Southfork. (That, or just that the Sprig had been made with 2.5 or 2 mm stock instead of 3 mm.)
  14. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I don't have the sprig. I'm guessing I would like it though. I do own the south fork. As designed by Phil Wilson, the handles of his knives are very comfortable, but lacking some traction if I can be honest.

    This is the waterway. The handle is slim and the knife is lite, as in the theme of this thread. I wouldn't want to work in the woods for hours on end with the thing but in the kitchen or breaking down various things (tomatoes, fish, game, cardboard even), the waterway will excel.
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  15. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Yep, this right here.
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  16. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    The Sprig. Not super thin stock but nice behind the edge. Very handy for many different tasks. Holds an edge for a long time.
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  17. hexenjager

    hexenjager Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Gotcha. Thanks all. I had no idea the Waterway existed.
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  18. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Look into TRC splinter
  19. Beastchopper

    Beastchopper Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    My mora companion hd is great, but my spyderco rock salt in H1 stainless is a really cool original light knife with a relatively thin blade and a variety of awesome handle grip options.
  20. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    The North Arm Mallard/Paring knife. (Not my photo)


    The S30V blade measures 1.5mm (0.059") at its thickest point.
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