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Choosing between a Candiru and an Izula

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BladeKnoob, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. BladeKnoob

    BladeKnoob

    30
    Apr 16, 2015
    Hello. I know this has been debated over and over again, but please bear with me as I may have missed a convincing argument. I'm leaning towards the Izula, despite the added bulk, because the weight difference is so minimal for the slightly bigger blade and fuller grip. Adding the sheath, scales, etc, the total difference is only about .5 oz.

    Besides compactness, are there other advantages of the Candiru? Thank you.
     
  2. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
    I see none.

    I´d go with the IZULA within a heartbeat. Both are quiete equal in cutting performance. But it depends on what you are looking for. If you want a decent slicer - I´d go with a complete other tool/knife. Both seem to split more than to cut.

    But I´d go with a IZULA due to its better ergos, IMO.
     
  3. extrastout

    extrastout Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    you will probably be shell shocked like me at how small the izula is once its unveiled (pictures add 10lbs). But carries proud and holds its own as a tough little edc (little knife disease)....The Candiru is smaller so....you get where i'm going with this. I can't imagine going smaller than the izula, unless you just need the belly and tip of the blade...then the candiru might be worth the shorter overall length
     
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  4. BladeKnoob

    BladeKnoob

    30
    Apr 16, 2015
    I see. Thank you. The intended use is as a utility/general neck knife for day hikes and campsites. Would you recommend a different model for that?
     
  5. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    I like the izula 2 better than the izula. More space for my large mitts.
     
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  6. BladeKnoob

    BladeKnoob

    30
    Apr 16, 2015
    I was thinking along the same lines, but was wondering why the Candiru was so popular and thought I may have missed something. Thank you.
     
  7. extrastout

    extrastout Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    My favorite edc.....(sorry how I lined up the scale....Sunday Funday;))
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  8. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
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    Since there is another photo with the izula and a scale I figured might as well throw this one out there. The extra handle length doesn't add all that much weight but it does add a world of comfort if you have larger hands.
     
  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    This has no bearing on anything, but I think the izula looks better and appears to have better ergonomics than the candiru.
    I've held a cheapo izula copy at the flea market once and it felt great in hand.

    The larger size of the izula would probably be better for a higher volume of use as well.
     
  10. BladeKnoob

    BladeKnoob

    30
    Apr 16, 2015
    Izula wins. Thanks everyone.
     
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  11. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    For an actual usable knife for general tasks, izula. I was stuck in this contemplation for a while myself. Then i stumbled on another alternative. Whiteriver backpacker. Just to give you another option.
     

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