Knifes for guys with small hands?

FullMetalJackass

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Lots of Benchmade and Spydercos actually, small Emersons, small CRKs, XM-18 3, ZT0450, ... So many options, at so many price ranges!

just be wary of Cold Steel and Medford :p
 

jbmonkey

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Ya I hear guys say that a lot. "I can do anything with a big knife that a small knife can do"

I then suggest they offer their knife to the surgeon on their next operation. lol
if a surgeons trying to make small incisions.....they use a small scapel. if they need to remove a whole leg they use a bigger tool. thats why knives come in different sizes and shapes as well.
 
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if a surgeons trying to make small incisions.....they use a small scapel. if they need to remove a whole leg they use a bigger tool. thats why knives come in different sizes and shapes as well.
Pre-anesthesia days, "doctors" if you want to call them that, used a long bladed knife, and would reach under and around the limb to be able to slice down, around, and up as quickly as possible to cut through to the bone. Then, the bone saw....
Ahh the good old days. :confused:
 

Coyja

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Spyderco Stretch or Buck 112 if you are feeling more traditional.
I have smaller hands and those are fantastic knives.
 
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Pre-anesthesia days, "doctors" if you want to call them that, used a long bladed knife, and would reach under and around the limb to be able to slice down, around, and up as quickly as possible to cut through to the bone. Then, the bone saw....
Ahh the good old days. :confused:

You know what Dan...damnit...you creep me out too.

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The BM grip is the choice of many midgets and people lacking in stature.
 
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The best advice I can give you from one small handed knife user to another is to go to a sports good store and just feel the knives in hand. It will really give you perspective on how well it will actually feel. I don’t mind big knives, and if I didn’t have to worry about pocket space I would go with bigger knives. I like my cold steel mini recon 1, but I really miss my full size cold steel recon
 

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I wear a S/M glove and have found that its not too hard to find a small knife that fits my hand well. But finding larger knives that are comfortable can get tricky. A couple mid to large knives I love the feel of are the ZT0562 and the Emmerson Mini Commander. The large Sebenza 21 is bulky in my hands and has too much excess handle, but the small is nearly perfect. The spyderco Delica is an amazing knife, and probably fits any hand well. The PM2 was very comfortable in my hand but had a lot of extra hanging out the back. I think the Mini Grip is much more comfortable than the regular one. I'll also second the comment above about simply getting your hands on some knives to see what you like. Last, it may be helpful to watch Nick Shabazz on youtube. He is a knife reviewer with small hands, and tends to report on how well knives fit in his hands.
 
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The best advice I can give you from one small handed knife user to another is to go to a sports good store and just feel the knives in hand. It will really give you perspective on how well it will actually feel. I don’t mind big knives, and if I didn’t have to worry about pocket space I would go with bigger knives. I like my cold steel mini recon 1, but I really miss my full size cold steel recon
Okay sounds good
 
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I wear a S/M glove and have found that its not too hard to find a small knife that fits my hand well. But finding larger knives that are comfortable can get tricky. A couple mid to large knives I love the feel of are the ZT0562 and the Emmerson Mini Commander. The large Sebenza 21 is bulky in my hands and has too much excess handle, but the small is nearly perfect. The spyderco Delica is an amazing knife, and probably fits any hand well. The PM2 was very comfortable in my hand but had a lot of extra hanging out the back. I think the Mini Grip is much more comfortable than the regular one. I'll also second the comment above about simply getting your hands on some knives to see what you like. Last, it may be helpful to watch Nick Shabazz on youtube. He is a knife reviewer with small hands, and tends to report on how well knives fit in his hands.
Sounds great thank you
 

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A consideration if you like the Grip... Knifework's exclusive full-sized Grip with micarta handles is a touch thinner in the handle while still being just as wide as the standard Grip. If you have concerns about the Noryl-handled standard Grips being uncomfortable, you might want to go with KW's Grip. You also get an M390 blade insterad of 154CM. 'Course... you pay for what you get. The KW version is around $190 IIRC.

A knife I thought would be too small for my standard-sized hands is the Para 3. I hesitated a long time before getting one just to have a complete digi-cam & DLC set. Now the Para 3 is about all I carry in a folder. It's turned out to be just about perfect for me.
 
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For me, hand size mostly comes into play with fixed blades. I don't generally do anything particularly rough with folders that requires a huge knife. I like a blade size and closed length about like an Spyderco Delica with modern knives. I buy folders that I am likely to be comfortable using in my day to day life whether it be around other people or not.
 

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This is not a simple question to answer. Are you ok witha 3" blade or do you want to stuff a large blade in a small package. I own a Ferrum Forge/WE knife called the Crux. It has a 3.5" blade but it uses all the real estate that the liners can handle, if you put a large Sebenza next to it you have essentially the same blade length but the handle is more that 3/4" difference when closed. A Boker Excalibur 1 (not 2) is alot of blade in a small thin package also Spyderco has a bunch of knives that pack a lot in a small package like the Domino, incredible knife. or you could drop down to 3" and you will have a slew of choices. Pick out a few knives and then go to Youtube and watch reviews. Ther4e are a few guys that I watch that really know their stuff. Nick Shabazz, Kevin Cleary, Birdshot IV, Cedrick and Ada, EDC gear reviews. And by the way you should definitely
get a gold membership. You will be able to message people directly and you get alot more respect from BF'ers and you can also sell
Good Luck
 
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