Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BillZee, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I don't dress up, but if I did it would probably be one of my 940s or the para 3 lightweight.
  2. gazz98


    Sep 3, 2008
    SAK. I'm rarely in a suit but in a suit or fancy crowd, a SAK won't freak anyone out. Plus the beer and wine opener might come in handy.
  3. Kmikaz3

    Kmikaz3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    I like to bring to formal events those individually.


    But YMMV, those are my personal choices. Small and non threatening. A SAK is perfectly fine.
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  4. Zeroedin

    Zeroedin Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2020
    I’m new to the knife hobby, but as I’ve always done with watches, I’m finding that I’m buying knives to match specific situations/occasions. Tool, dress, casual etc.

    Ultimately, I’d like to purchase a Mnandi as my “dress” knife. In the meantime, I picked up an MKM Fara to see how I get along with wood handles. Love the knife, but I do wish it had a clip:
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    I also stumbled upon these the other day and was really captivated by the graceful lines and styling, so I couldn’t resist pulling the trigger on the “Pocket” version. I suspect it’ll also serve as a dressier knife:
  5. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011


    It's not a knife, it's a multitool. ;)
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  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I have a GEC 62 (half Congress) in birdseye maple that I carry in formal dress. I also carry a carbon fiber inlaid Protech Newport, or Zieba MS3, clipped in an inside pocket of my suit jacket/blazer.
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  7. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    I don't wear suits but these are my classier, nice knives. I carry them all regularly.

    lionSTEEL Gitano and a Buck 501 with CollectorKnives pocket sip:


    A laguiole I also carry in a pocket slip:

    A "carved" Case Cheetah carried in a large CollectorKnives pocket slip:

    Case Medium Congress:

    Case Teardrop:

    Actually, most any of my Case knives would fill the roll well.

    Chambriard Compact:
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  8. XL883N


    Apr 12, 2020
    My choices are Mnandi, small inlay Sebenza, Benchmade Proper, Civivi Fracture.
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  9. Weiss


    Jan 3, 2007
    Cold Steel Hold Out III. It's smallish, thin, light, and an excellent slicer.
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  10. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Go with something in stag......
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  11. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Some seriously fancy knives here!

    To me, a S&T are my work cloths so given the lighter weight of the fabric and generally less substantial build quality of suit trousers or dress pants compared to jeans or 511-like cargo pants I just go with a lightweight Delica-Emerson.

    Perhaps I should up my game in the dress knife category after seeing what some of you gents are sporting.
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  12. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    The only suite I've ever owned in my life was issued to me over 50 years ago. When wearing my best jeans for a special occasion I've carried this on my belt several times.
  13. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    While I don't wear suits, I do have a need to wear khakis or nicer pants fairly often. Because of the larger and looser pockets I like the pocket slips as they seem a touch more secure. Or just dropping a smaller Case down in there. People are also generally very intrigued if I pull out a nice knife and I often get a lot of questions. :)
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  14. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    An interesting question which hasn't really occurred to me, as I don't even own a "sport coat", let alone a suit. Last time I went to a fancy wedding I wore a black windbreaker and carried a Boker "Peanut" in 440C and ebony.

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  15. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Super slim and weighs nearly nothing.

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  16. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
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  17. Terry M.

    Terry M. Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Olamic Whippersnapper
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  18. Kmikaz3

    Kmikaz3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    Great choice, but still kinda big for formal imo

    go for busker!

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  19. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    Nah. I had a digicam millie clipped to my pocket at my own wedding. I wouldn’t consider that a dress knife but then again I think “dress ware” is one of the worst styles out there. It’s the clothing equivalent of beige. :D

    To answer your question, William Henry is usually the brand that people recommend for dress knives. You could also look at Great Eastern. An ebony slippy would fit right into this role. I have a moose pattern in ebony that’s a nice looker but it just sits in its drawer.
    Have fun with whatever you land on.
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  20. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Does anyone carry a William- Henry?
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