Recommendation? Sliciest flipper?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Therom, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013

    I have a very cool ZT0470 but as I was carrying an opined a couple of days ago I was thinking that the 0470 is quite thick behind the edge.... it is good to have some thickness but when you just need to cut some appels it is not something that helps you much ;)

    i am quite into ZT and Hinderer for flippers and I realise they are not the best slicers in my collection and by far!
    Considering modern flipper I don’t really have one coming in mind that is famous for being a nice slicer

    So just for fun and to share some fun What is your sliciest flipper?
  2. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    Actually I only have my mass drop gent that I consider as a decent slicer
  3. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    ZT 0900... I kid, I kid, haha. Though that is the only flipper I have left these days. The best flipper-slicer I’ve owned was a Spyderco Domino. Most of my other flippers were ZT’s and they were all bit thick behind the edge, but the Domino was a dream to cut with.
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  4. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Zt 0609. Surprisingly slicey for a ZT.
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  5. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    I second the domino! Fairly thin bte. Wish mine flipped a little nicer compared to current flippers but still a fantastic knife. I upgraded to steel caged bearings which did make a drastic improvement though. Its my only Spyderco in XHP!
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  6. ferider

    ferider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2018
    Spyderco Amalgam.
  7. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    IMG_0559.jpg All my WE and Civivi flippers are pretty slicey. Civivi uses a lot of hollow grinds. Carried the elementum this morning.
  8. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    IMG_0563.jpg IMG_0564.jpg The Civivi wyvern is super thin BTE for a production folder! Hard to even see the blade at that angle lol.
  9. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    This afternoon I took the time to put my 0470 on some serious sharpmaker job from diamond to ultra fine rods
    I put a secondary bevel and then an edge on it and it has significantly improved the cutting performance of this beast
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  10. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    These three come to mind.

    But this one...this one really gets it done.
  11. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    Spyderco Advocate[​IMG] . Discontinued...and on sale for 179. Gayle Bradley M4
    blade. It cuts very well!
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  12. Tseg


    Aug 25, 2018
    My zero is pretty slicey.

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  13. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    While I love a performance grind made for slicing on a folder I don't fret too much if it's not the thinnest behind the edge as a reprofile generally will take care of that issue. Once it's time for sharpening out comes the lansky clamp system. Then I'll maintain with a strop and the sharpmaker. I do need to pick up the Lansky diamond hone kit also as all I have is ceramics currently which will get the job done but with super steels that takes a little longer.

    The 0470 is a beauty and love the designers work in general. Its on my short list.
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  14. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Not best for F&F and action.
    But hard to beat for its sliceyness.

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  15. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    IMG_0570.JPG IMG_0571.JPG
    I forgot about the exskelibur! Definitely super thin! I do wish the lock geometry was better as i like my decade edition alot and love front flippers. I've have even considering buying the base model with the stainless liner lock and swapping out the ti liner lock that kinda lets the knife down. The action on mine is actually really good even with the teflon washers. It's just the sloppy lock face and the weak detent.
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  16. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    I really like mine. It was STIFF when I got so I exercised it a bunch and lubed it up...
    And became perfect. I find it performs great for me!
    I have a number of excellent FFG blades to choose if pure slicing performance
    is needed. Native Chief, Para 2, Police 4, lil Native.
    The 470 is the sliciest ZT I have. I think the profile is fine for EDC.
    I consider it a superior gentleman's dress flipper. Feel in hand is luxurious,
    detailed machining both external and internal, great marbled carbon...
    a nice Sinkevich example. In fact, ALL of my ZT knives are Sinkevich designed!

    I love his work.
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  17. Gideons

    Gideons Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    Where did you find bearings that fit your spyderco domino?
  18. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. My head is on loose but my shoes are tight Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013


    Massdrop FF Gent

    WE Deacon

    My Matt Bailey Model 2 geek edition is very slicy. So was my Brian Tighe small Tighe Rod.
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  19. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    We Knife Wisp. Hollow grind and 0.10" thick at the spine.
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  20. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Any one of these


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