Lightweight Traditional Summer Carry?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by MattWRog, May 22, 2020.

  1. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Lookin' good fellas! You guys rock! :thumbsup:
  2. StubbyThumbnail

    StubbyThumbnail Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    For those who have them....Do I remember the bone handled Sod Buster Jr. knives have thinner scales than the Yellow synthetic sister?
  3. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    I have to agree with @redsparrow and @Will Power , the Fish Owl is a stellar choice. Very light, stainless and exceptional build quality. Reasonably priced too. An Ohta friction folder is also a nice option. Approx. .75 ounce you forget it is in the pocket and it performs well with a thin ground D2 blade. The Dunlap is also a great choice ;) D24580FE-4D1D-421D-9294-1A6B558020DB.jpeg C0151167-C446-4E54-9BAF-D922285FC3C7.jpeg
  4. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    WOW, that little friction folder is flat out gorgeous! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  5. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I never thought about it before . But I recently was gifted a Maserin by a very good friend @Half/Stop that is pretty light and I have found it to be well made and is actually in my pocket right now .

  6. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I've actually found that when I want to go lightweight, I can get much more knife for less weight by pocket carrying a small fixed blade. Especially if you consider skeleton knives or cord wrapped knives and kydex sheaths. I know concealed carry of a fixed isn't legal every where, but down here, I'm allowed to conceal anything with a blade less than 5". Considering I only have one knife that even reaches 5", I have a bevy of options that I can rotate. I think my lightest combo is my JK Knives Hurley Creek in 3/32" S30V with a kydex sheath. I had him change it a bit to have a 2.75" blade with a 3.25" handle. It is a neat, tidy package that absolutely disappears.

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  7. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    My go to for lightweight summer carry in shorts: Buck 55, 501, 302, 303 or 310, Case Mini Copperlock or peanut, GEC #14, Canal Street Boys knife or Pinch Lockback, Victorinox Waiter.
    And although its not traditional since it has a thumb stud and pocket clip, the Buck 112 slim select is so thin and lightweight it carries really well in shorts, and being plastic and stainless does well with sweat. The 110 slim select works pretty good too.
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  8. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I’m with you @Wurrwulf I also like carrying a small fixed blade and I find they carry very well when wearing shorts.
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  9. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Buck lightweights make great summer folders
  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Welcome to the Traditional Forum.
    I know you've been here before, but perhaps a review of the rules is in order.
  11. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Over the past couple of decades, I think I've seen more of those little mini Buck's than any other folding knife except the SAK classic. The mini Bucks and SAK classics are the most sold knives from what I've seen coming out of peoples pockets.
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  12. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Oops, sorry John! Here are a couple of light weight slip joints. image.jpeg
  13. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Edited the thread title to add Traditional.
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  14. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2018
    The Dunlap gentleman is my favorite knife I own.
  15. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Look at what showed up here today...

    ...just over one ounce and...
    [​IMG] could say I'm over the moon for this one. ;) Fox Livri it's just cool! :cool:
  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Best Summer beach carry.
  17. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Occasionally in the summer I will wear gym shorts or other light clothing without suitable pockets, and then I carry a small fixed blade as a necker. Light, handy (6.4" OAL) and good stainless steel so it won't rust . . . a possible solution.

  18. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Its maybe more of a modern traditional but I just ponied up for a Real Steel Luna in brown micarta. In addition to being lightweight it has the added bonus of SS hardware and S35VN blade steel so it should be great to keep in my swim short pockets around the pool, ponds and river. Def. gonna remove that pocket clip though.
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  19. A.S.

    A.S. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    This Gerber is my lightest carry. It has been swimming & wet plenty of times and never shows rust. I don’t know what steel it is. It disappears in a pocket like none other I have. Almost too light as I’ve misplaced it several times.

  20. MattWRog

    MattWRog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Looks like a tiny little Buck folder I have that was my grandfathers. Almost comically small. Very easy to lose!
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