perfect gentleman's folder...for office setting

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by waterford, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Careful of the Cold Steel Luckys (I have two of them)

    First the blades are thicker than spec. They say 1.5mm but both of mine ordered from different sources weeks apart are both 2mm thick blades; pretty butch for such a small knife unless you see yourself fending off Vikings with it then you're good.

    SECOND AND THIS WAS KIND OF A BIGGY . . . on one of them the blade edge hits the scale screw and dings it. I have to remember to close that knife slow and easy.
    This suuuuuuuuucks. I can't send it back . . . you know me . . . I modded the heck out of the knife then noticed the problem. No nothing I did caused it. I modded both Luckys the same way.
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  2. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Oh yeah, take a look around AG Russell's website. He's got a lot of classy looking stuff, both his own brand and others.
  3. matt009au

    matt009au Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    For office carry I'd recommend a case peanut with bail on the key ring. Get one in jigged bone and it'll get a good pocket worn look in a few months kicking round with the keys.
  4. Beansandcarrots

    Beansandcarrots KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 15, 2014
    I bought the hell outa that SW bronze Strand. Ohhhh man I can't wait. Thanks for the heads up!

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  5. terrinecold


    Oct 3, 2016
  6. A-MAC

    A-MAC Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 12, 2014
    I second the Leek but lately this is my go to for the office.


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  7. jdm609


    Jan 2, 2017
    I'm a traditional folder kinda guy. I rotate a Case Sodbuster Jr and a Medium Stockman for my edc. If you look around you could possibly find both for $100. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    small or medium trapper
    Texas Jack (like a peanut but a little bigger)
    SAK Recruit or Cadet
    SAK Classic or Signature
  9. coffeemike


    Jul 20, 2015
    I'd put in another vote for the Boker Urban Trapper - I carry the G-10 instead of the cocobolo handle, but c'est la vie. Actually, I carry two - an Urban Trapper and a Swiss Army Pioneer in black Alox. Combined, I think they come in right around $100. Nice to have the tools, both are friendly for the office, and I can pick one vs. the other depending on the audience. :)

  10. Mister X

    Mister X

    Apr 25, 2015
    Shun Higo No Kami has replaced the Praetorian as my letter opener at work.[​IMG]

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  11. Vinifera


    Aug 13, 2015
    Can't beat a Vic Cadet or perhaps a Case Bose teardrop.
  12. Deltadag


    Nov 16, 2002
    If you're considering a knife for use in a typical mixed-gender office, then you're smart in holding your blade-length limit in the vicinity of 3".

    Other things to consider:

    (1) Any appearance that can be construed as stealthy or military is probably not a bright idea, so all-black or heaven forbid, camouflage pattern knives are out.
    (2) Aggressive (think Spyderco) serrations are equally out of place in most office settings.
    (3) Bright colors or some kind of bling will probably equate to friendly intent among your coworkers.
    (4) If you intend to have others use or handle this knife, then regrettably, a knife with a brand name like "Cold Steel" or even with the word "Tactical" emblazoned somewhere on it is likely not the smartest thing to have at your desk.

    So off the top of my head, I'd consider these three:

    (1) A.G. Russell "Agents Office Knife." It's $95 in white pearl. The good thing about it is that if you're asked, you can tell anyone that it's really called and marketed as an "Office Knife." The bad thing about it is that it appears for all intents and purposes to be a double-edged boot knife (though it comes sharpened on only one edge).

    (2) Fallkniven LTC "Legal to Carry." It's $69.95 and is available in several bright colors. And like the A.G. Russell, it comes with a name that may put people at ease. After all, why should most reasonable folks be nervous about something that's labeled as "legal to carry"?

    (3) Fox Elite Collectors Liner Lock. Maybe a bit pricey for what you get at $89.95, but the olive wood scales give it a warm and eco-friendly appearance.
  13. BeerGuy


    Jan 22, 2011
  14. darthwayne


    Oct 7, 2016
    benchmade 940 series is perhaps the best gentlemans folder created for office.

    it looks very very non threatening and very stylish.

    sadly its too small for my need but hope to buy it the day i move to office setting
  15. terrinecold


    Oct 3, 2016
    Nice Laguiole

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  16. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    I've heard others have similar issues with the Nami, but thankfully I don't have that issue with my large... idk, it's a little stiffer then some other framelocks, but certainly not 2 handed inoperable by any stretch. Mine Opens fine.
  17. wvriverats

    wvriverats Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    This! The kiwi is great!
  18. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    A black Victorinox Executive SAK.

  19. tinkerer


    Oct 6, 2009

  20. Ravenbrook


    Mar 21, 2015
    I was going to suggest one of these too.

    And one of these too:


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