Keychain Knives, Where to Start?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Sulaco, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    Have you picked a new key chain knife yet Sulaco?
  2. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    This is one handy little cutter. I've been carrying one of these for close to thirty years. The neet thing is that they have replacable blades. Wear one down and just replace the blade for like three dollars.

    I've never made up my mind weather they were an exacto knife like the man said, or a scalple on a keychain. :thumbup:
  3. Sulaco


    Nov 15, 2003
    Not yet. I have a few ideas but really wanted to put my hands on one or two of them. The small Spyderco's are nice but I think they might be too big for what I want.

    Yes I like the looks of it also.

    For me, a keychain knife would be a sort of "last resort" tool much like the photon light on my keychain. I generally keep a more suitable knife and flashlight with me or in places I go. It just seems like I often need a knife when I don't have one and a small keychain knife would always be there.

    Keep the ideas coming!
  4. ChuteTheMall


    Jun 23, 2000
  5. Monocrom


    Feb 1, 2006
    It's not fancy, but it's not too expensive and it is key-chain sized.... Buck's model 425 MiniBuck.
  6. kbog


    Apr 11, 2004
    Spyderco Jester is my vote.

    That Nemisis blade looks nice too though...
  7. senoBDEC


    Mar 13, 2005
    Why not grab one of the small Spyderco Byrd series?
    I carry a SS Jester personally in my watch pocket but wouldn't be adverse to a Finch... ;).
    Atwood stuff looks fantastic too :D. I'm going to have to grab a Prybaby sometime soon.
  8. NI200


    Dec 20, 2000
    you may take a look at utilikey. It's on my keychain and I love it.
  9. senoBDEC


    Mar 13, 2005
    I also carry a Utili-key... but.... I don't think it's hardened very much - the blade dents easily. The eyeglass screwdriver is also very awkward to use. I'd recommend something else personally - oh, and of course it'll never get past any security. A SAK would get my vote.
  10. Tai Chi Feely

    Tai Chi Feely

    Aug 24, 2004
    The latest from the Byrd line. It's light, inexpensive (around $20 with shipping) and snaps open with authority. The thumbhole is larger than a ladybug or jester. And the cutting edge on the blade is about the same as the cutting edge on my larger Spyderco Poliwog. It's worth considering.

  11. moonlight


    Sep 13, 2005

    beautiful little friction folder with my appartment keys, very sharp and discrete :)
  12. senoBDEC


    Mar 13, 2005
    Ooh.. I do like the looks of the KCC.
  13. 7k7k99


    Jun 22, 2005

    My Christy knife arrived today, not sure what to expect, but it sure doesn't look like a knife [good for the office, they will just think it's a weird keychain] and it will probably replace my edc leatherman S4 on the keychain. It is much lighter, much easier to get to the blade when I need it without having to unfold the leatherman. Granted it is not gonna chop down trees or scare off the 'booger' man, but for it's purpose as a keychain knife, I think it'll do :thumbup:
  14. wuyeah


    Sep 29, 2005
    Victorinox Rambler. Check on official website. Same swiss knife, but it offer much more than Victorinox classic. Most important, it has bottle opener! Isn't it important to us all.

    Leatherman Squirt P4/S4
    just got it today. Much heavier than Victorinox Rambler. Build tough. Swiss is more easily got scratch. Leatherman will be more scratch prof.
    I like S4 better. I just don't usually use piler as much.

    These 2 I truely recommand. If i had to choose one, I will choose Rambler. Its easier in hand and to use.

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