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Is there any hope left?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by mantzao, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. mantzao


    Jun 16, 2011
    This is going to be a tough one!

    I'm looking for a new 3"/3.1" EDC folder but i had a few that, for any other reason, i sold.

    Here's what i had:

    • Mini Griptilian 556 and mini ritters
    • CRKT Drifter SS
    • Delica 4 FFG
    • Sage CF
    • 2 Spyderco Leafstorms
    • Lone Wolf Blackfoot
    • Volcan Coronado
    • Skyline
    • Fantoni Hide
    • Bradley Alias II
    • Strider PT
    • Spyderco Persistence
    • Spyderco Chaparral
    • Buck Vantage large and small
    • 1st and 2nd productions of the Hest folder
    • Sanrenmu 710 and GB-738

    I currently own a small Sebenza 21, a 3" Xm-18 and 2x Benchmade Doug Ritter mini griptilians:D
    I've been thinking about the Spyderco PPT but the weight issue is kind of bugging me.
    I also thought about the Emerson Mini A-100 but heard stories about some issues in quality that are making me having second thoughts!

    Oh, before someone asks if i can bare the size of the para 2 for EDC.
    Actually it is a bit too big for that and, now that i mentioned it, i had two! A digi camo and one in cts-20cp:D

    So guys, any hope left for me?
    I told you it would be tough:)
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  2. Cynic2701


    Mar 31, 2009
    Maybe try a Spyderco CF ZDP Caly 3?
  3. A.P.F.

    A.P.F. Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    I think you should try the Mini A-100. If you don't like it, send it back. I think that once you hold one, you won't be sending it back.
  4. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    I think you might need to just venture into customs at this point. You seem to have discarded some very good knives so far. I'm sure you have your personal reasons, but at the same time one has to align expectations as close to reality as possible. Most knives have steel or Titanium liners, the blade stock adds to the weight, as does some locking mechanisms, handle materials, etc.

    I've been lucky in that I too am picky with what I buy but I can legally own and carry anything from automatics to balisongs to 4+" folders. I like heavier knives with large blades (ZT 0560, 0303, Spyderco Military, Para2, Large Sebenza, Umnumzaan, etc.). I also carry a smaller slip joint knife for office environments.

    At least with a custom knife, you can work with the maker and you can usually select the handle materials, the grind, the steel, heat treat, and other such things. I have no suggestions for production folders though.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  5. brets-ftw


    Sep 11, 2010
    Im gunna have to second what RevDevil says, you've already tried the "classics" and have some of the highest end production knives in you wanted area, If those arent doin it for ya. might as well pony up and try a custom
  6. mesoscopic


    May 3, 2006
    Al Mar Mini Sere 2000 and Nomad (around 3.5 oz)
    Benchmade HK 14210 (Discontinued) (around 3.1 oz)

    All three have blade lengths of 3 inches or less.
  7. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    I am a Benchmade fan and there are a half dozen models that might appeal to you.

    It would help if you would list the qualities of the knives above that you didn't like.
  8. DrOpPoInT1110


    Jan 28, 2009
    Strider PT? It is just shy of a 3" blade at 2.75" but Its a very nice knife IMO. Very sturdy for a folder it's size. We might be able to give you more accurate/relevant suggestions if you list what qualities you like and/or don't like.
  9. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    William Henry E10? 3 1/4 inch blade, under 2 ounces. I handled the smaller E6 2 3/4 and was floored by the weight.

  10. jimnolimit


    Oct 28, 2009
    +1. ^this was exactly what popped into my head after reading his post
  11. Thrustus


    Jun 16, 2010
    +2 first thought was same as Cynic and Jimno, maybe in Hitachi Blue Carbon, if you can find one.
  12. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
  13. MRaymond


    Jan 27, 2012
    I don't see that you had a 707 sequel yet! Although some of those that you had were arguably superior to it. It is a great little knife in a small package with a lot of blade for its size.
  14. djjonny


    Jan 11, 2012
    My Bad.
    For Zero Tolerance I only know the ZT 0200, 0300, and 350 knives well
  15. allyourblood


    Sep 3, 2003
    Kershaw Leek and CRKT Ripple. Both are slim, light, inexpensive and right around the size you want.
  16. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    This is totally different from what you had before: CS Hold Out III. Perhaps you can try handling one?
  17. Nathan Ihrke

    Nathan Ihrke

    Sep 28, 2008
    Spyderco Michael Walker? Very light, fits the hand very nicely and has a zdp-189 blade
  18. humblerodent

    humblerodent Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
  19. mantzao


    Jun 16, 2011
    Got it for a few days now but forgot to post here!
    Decided to go with this one:D


    Thanks for the help:)

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