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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by MattWRog, May 22, 2020.
Lookin' good fellas! You guys rock!
For those who have them....Do I remember the bone handled Sod Buster Jr. knives have thinner scales than the Yellow synthetic sister?
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
WOW, that little friction folder is flat out gorgeous!
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 .
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.
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.
I’m with you @Wurrwulf I also like carrying a small fixed blade and I find they carry very well when wearing shorts.
Buck lightweights make great summer folders
Welcome to the Traditional Forum.
I know you've been here before, but perhaps a review of the rules is in order.
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.
Oops, sorry John! Here are a couple of light weight slip joints.
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The Dunlap gentleman is my favorite knife I own.
Look at what showed up here today...
...just over one ounce and...
...you could say I'm over the moon for this one. Fox Livri it's just cool!
Best Summer beach carry.
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.
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.
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.
Looks like a tiny little Buck folder I have that was my grandfathers. Almost comically small. Very easy to lose!