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Sage 2

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Jordanlynn, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Jordanlynn

    Jordanlynn

    65
    Mar 15, 2015
    Hi guys, so I just got my sage 2 and I love it, but, too bulky for my pockets, so does anyone know of an equally smooth smaller spyderco? Thanks.
     
  2. MIKE969

    MIKE969

    210
    Feb 2, 2014
    It's not a Spyderco but it's apparently made in the same Taichung Taiwan factory as the sage knives and, it's much more pocketable than its Spyderco breather in because it doesn't have an opening hole:

    Enzo birk 75 (borrowed pic):

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  3. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    Too bulky for your pockets??? Are you a girl with really shallow pockets? Try the Chaparral! If that's still too bulky try the Dragonfly.
     
  4. Nap

    Nap

    379
    Sep 9, 2015
    Exactly this. Seriously, that's pretty much the sleekest knife they make. The Delica or Dragonfly will be lighter, but they're not "smooth" in the sense I think you mean.

    If you want a thinner Sage 2, buy a Small Sebenza.
     
  5. Fireform

    Fireform

    92
    Apr 1, 2005
    Sleek and spyderco don't generally go in the same sentence
     
  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I wouldn't have put it that way; but I have a difficult time imagining the Sage 2 being too bulky. Mine sit unused, even though I really like the design & feel, because it is too small.
     
  7. exmaxima

    exmaxima

    198
    Jan 30, 2006
    ?? My Spydies are all thinner/sleeker than my ZT's or Benchmades
     
  8. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    What way did I put it? Name is "Jordan Lynn" and my girlfriend can never fit bigger folders in her front pockets because they are super shallow. Only way I could think of the Sage 2 being too bulky. If it is in fact a girl and her pockets are too shallow then we could better understand her need for a shorter knife to accommodate her pockets.
     
  9. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Have you seen the "pants" some folk are wearing these days? I'm not sure the blood circulates through the legs...

    That said, spydercos tend to have a wider profile than other knives due to the thumb-hole. Thickness depends on the model from any company. Spyderco Kiwi 4 might suit the OP.
     
  10. Fireform

    Fireform

    92
    Apr 1, 2005
    Spyderco Manix 2, Benchmade 943, Kershaw Leek. All great knives, but which one gets the pocket time?


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  11. Kwon Kwang

    Kwon Kwang

    Jul 7, 2013
    Going OT for just a moment...it really irritates me how small women's pockets are. Neither my sister nor my girlfriend can even fit my 4" bladed folders in! Do women's clothing designers simply assume that women won't be using their pockets or something? It's offensive.

    That said, OP, if you can't fit your Sage 2, try a Dragonfly. Or, since I have one, I can really recommend the Cricket to you. It's a fantastic little knife, I love it! I don't have my own picture, but here...

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  12. Nap

    Nap

    379
    Sep 9, 2015
    That's what I assumed, though re-reading it I suppose it could be interpreted as "What are you, some kind of GIRL?" I live somewhere that nobody would think to make such a statment, so it hadn't even occurred to me. (Honestly, I was busy being incredulous at the notion of a Sage 2 being bulky.)
     
  13. Jordanlynn

    Jordanlynn

    65
    Mar 15, 2015
    Hi guys, yeah I'm a girl lol. And yes, girls pockets are awful! Sold my sage 2 now highly regret it so I'm trying to find another ha. Thanks for all the help guys. Make pick up a cricket, not sure. If any other suggestions or someone has a sage 2 let me know:)[

    QUOTE=kniferbro;15356670]What way did I put it? Name is "Jordan Lynn" and my girlfriend can never fit bigger folders in her front pockets because they are super shallow. Only way I could think of the Sage 2 being too bulky. If it is in fact a girl and her pockets are too shallow then we could better understand her need for a shorter knife to accommodate her pockets.[/QUOTE]
     
  14. Moondrop

    Moondrop

    817
    Sep 19, 2001
    Yup. I've said that a number of times around here. I *used* to be able to carry my Mini Grip and Rat II in my pockets. No longer, because they've gotten shallower than they were just a couple of years ago. Hold Out III *almost/kinda/sorta* fits because the end of the handle has a slight angle to it and the clip is s'danged tight it's not going to slip out easily. Delica is out of the question.
     
  15. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I once had four NIB Sage2's sitting in my knife-box. I love 'em. The Caly 3 would be a more sleek folder, however, by about 0.040" in grip thickness. I gave Caly 3's in ZDP-189 to my three nephews, and they love 'em.
    The Caly 3 in either VG-10 or ZDP would be a great folder for you to try. The closed length of this folder is also 1/8" shorter than the Sage 2 and has a blade which is more narrow, and easier to fit in your pocket.
    I bet you'd love it.

    Spyderco Sage 2 0.394" grip thickness 0.118" blade stock thickness S30V
    Spyderco Caly 3, 3.5 0.362" 0.118" SuperBlue
    Spyderco Caly 3, 3.5 0.352" 0.113" ZDP-189
     
  16. Jordanlynn

    Jordanlynn

    65
    Mar 15, 2015
    I don't even attempt to clip it I just carry it freely in my pocket and my delica barely fits 😭 I usually take the clips off and don't use assisted knives. Oh well, small knives for life unless someone makes reasonable pockets for girls!
     
  17. link2derek

    link2derek

    Oct 8, 2010
    Ever try back pocket carry? I often carry a folder in my back pocket - works well for me. Just a thought...
     
  18. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015
    I was going to say maybe a JD Smith or Chokwe, but it seems that your biggest problem may be handle length, not really bulk...

    Check out the Techno.

    The Dice might be just a hair smaller/shorter than your Sage 2, maybe just enough to make a difference in pocket.

    If going very small, the Lava is an awesome LBK.
     
  19. Jordanlynn

    Jordanlynn

    65
    Mar 15, 2015
    Yeah I like the dice and the techno I'd pick up a lava but I prefer liner/frame locks a lot more than lockbacks. Which is why I'm giving up and trying to get another sage because I am willing to put up with the size lol. Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  20. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015

    Not a problem, best of luck!

    But, I'd highly recommend not narrowing your vision so tight and keeping lockbacks out of your pockets!
    There are so many good lockbacks out there, and once you master their one-handed operation it truly becomes ambidextrous and quick to operate. Allows for clean symmetrical design ad well.
     

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