Looking for a small folder

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by K.O.D., Mar 26, 2017.

  1. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I'm looking to get a small, modern folder, blade length 2.5" or less for when I travel into Chicago proper.

    Must be a modern, locking folder.

    No S30V
    No Chinese steel
    Tip up pocket clip.

    I lost my Spyderco Dragonfly ZDP-189 when I moved last summer. I've yet to replace it.

    I've been contemplating another dragonfly, possibly the H1 Spyder edge. Just wish it wasn't that attention grabbing yellow.

    It got me wondering about other options. I don't wanna spend more than say $130, as I haven't worked in 8 months.

    Thanks y'all.

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  2. Gadgetman7


    Sep 30, 2001
    Honestly the Dragonfly is probably your best bet in that price range. I'd stick with the ZDP-189. I have a serrated H1 and I don't find it as useful. Another option might be a Cricket if you like the blade shape.

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  3. NeilB


    Jul 26, 2013
    The obvious choices are the Spyderco Khar Arms Delica, the Spyderco Cat, and the Spyderco Chicago
  4. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Hey KOD!! Hope you're feeling well brother.
    How bout a Chap? I have one in XHP and CF and that little thing is a super slicing monster!!
    Really nice looking also!
    Got mine in the Exchange for a bit under $100.
  5. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Small Sebenza Insingo
  6. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    Lil' Lum.
    Does it have to lock? Urban k390, grind 0.1" off.
  7. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Offer withdrawn
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017
  8. TravisH

    TravisH Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2014
    Get another Dragonfly.

    Spyderco's FRN handles are easy to dye with RIT and the Salt's yellow yields some nice results, especially fades.
  9. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Just noticed the price. Yeah I would agree. Get another Dragonfly
  10. CPP


    Sep 8, 2014
    Lionsteel Mini: D2 steel, tip-down carry, 2.4 inches, it's a linerlock and it's about $80 depending on specifics.

  11. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Look at the Cold Steel mini Lawman. Don t know about the mini, but the full size Lawman is one fine knife.
  12. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    My favorite Chicago knives are the Cold Steel Tuff Lite and the Spyderco Cat (the Cat is wearing custom paper micarta scales made by the awesome spketch and yes the scales cost more than the knife did):


  13. BrandoSpoke


    Mar 14, 2017
  14. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Well I like the chap, but I'm wondering if in the rare event I'm asked about it, will the officer differentiate between the blade length and cutting edge length...

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