Recommendation? Sliciest flipper?

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

  1. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    The Spyderco Southard is a great cutter, IMHO. I am also a fan of Gayle Bradley and like the Spyderco Advocate Ver 2., another great slicer.

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  2. Rockstarter


    Sep 28, 2017
    North Arm Skaha II has my vote.
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  3. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    I got them from USAknifemaker site and they were a whopping 6 bucks shipped I believe. kept having issues with the stock polymer caged bearings (swelling up?) and not rotating in the pockets. After sanding the edges down a couple times i replaced them and its A noticable improvement. PM me if you'd like more details. I believe the Spyderco southard uses the same bearings also.
  4. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    I own a few of his designs and is one of my favorites designers. I've been EDC- ing the 0609 quite a bit lately (RJ Martin design) and love the size and weight along with how much blade is packed in the smaller yet adequate handle. The 0470 has similar specs with a slightly longer handle and was already one i had been pining over before comparing those two and realizing how much I like it on paper. i also very much like how ZT is making more EDC friendly sizes now as compared to the monstrous overbuilt pocket weights previously made.
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  5. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    While not a flipper that Centofante 3 is my go to slicer! Awesome thin hollow grind!
  6. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Maybe I misunderstood the title. Whip it out, flip it out, flick it out, it's all the same to me ;). Some just take a little longer to reach the fully open position.
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  7. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    I did not like the giant brick ZT knives much either. I have a 0450 and 0450CF
    and they are nice EDC size but not very slicey. I think the 0470 is pretty sweet
    in size for EDC and it has a thin blade too compared to some of the bricks out there.
    I have carried a benchmade 530 and 531 and found both a pita to maintain. Both
    were chippy and obtuse. I am certain a 0470 would be better!
    First...20CV. Next...even grinds!
    I admit bias though...the 0470 just looks so good and feels even better!
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  8. Gideons

    Gideons Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    Think you could email/post the link so I could see the dimensions that fit? Ah, they charge $40 to ship to Canada RIP.
  9. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    I agree deployment method has nothing to do with slicy-ness. Not sure if the OP was looking for a flipper specifically but those are definitely some slicy blades! Love my centofante!
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  10. Humb baby

    Humb baby Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2017
    1CE0CF42-7C4E-4723-8C26-B71CC46D27C9.jpeg I’ve only had this knife for a little while, since it went discontinued. But I have absolutely fallen in love with this guy. You can open it anyway you can think of and it carries in the pocket amazing. And most importantly it cuts like crazy.
  11. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Sure I can email you if you're still interested with that absorbent shipping fee:eek: just post your email if you can't PM? I actually found the info emailing a domino seller on a big auction site and come to find out searching here on this forum as well as on Reddit knives there's one particular part number that everyone is using for upgrading dominoes. I'd have to do a little digging to find it but I know I have it. Actually I still have the bag the bearings came in that probably has the info and size etc on it. That's a pretty hefty shipping tax for something as small as a couple pivot bearings and washers but let me know if you're still interested and I'd be happy to share the info. I wouldn't imagine to ship something that small would be more than 15 bucks at most?
  12. Apalachicola


    Jun 24, 2019
    Ganzo is slicey.

    *runs away and hides covering my Hinderer to my naked breast.*
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  13. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    It sure does! It is a cutting machine. I love the way the blade looks too!
    Only .120 thick at the spine. M4 for toughness and edge retention.
    And now only lucky dogs!!! I paid a lot more!

    My only critique...I wanted a stainless blade. So I went nuts and bought 5 ZT
    knives. None of them cut as well...but they are stainless.

    Spyderco Advocate...Highly recommended. Action? Not as good as ZT.
    Cutting performance? A level up. Just buy one and use it...then you will
    understand. I am never selling a spyderco fan I consider it a must own
    blade. Finish is superior. The scale edges are full polish. It is an under rated
    superior gentleman's carry with zero performance compromise. Light, handy, and
    beautiful it leaves little to be desired. And it cuts like mad!
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  14. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2015
  15. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    I came really close to picking up an advocate when they were on sale during the discontinuance for 150-ish but they were sold out when I went to pull the trigger except for a few dealers that had them Left and Had them around 180. Sounds like I should've went ahead and grabbed it anyway at that price. Love my GB2 and have tried to score a GB1 several times also on the secondary market but they go quick. I'll keep my eyes peeled for both now.
  16. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Not a flipper but Benchmade Doug Ritter M390 griptilian is perhaps among the thinnest behind the edge, thinner than Spyderco Delica, PM2, Military, Hinderer skinny slicer, and a bunch others.
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  17. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    My Shamwari liner lock Front flipper is a pretty good slicer-.095 stock flat grind
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  18. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Metamorph gen 2 feels like an alox cadet behind the edge.
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  19. JimMD

    JimMD Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    A couple of Civivis are some of my best slicers. The Baklash is 0.012 inches behind the edge with a nice hollow grind, and the Plethiros is 0.0145 inches BTE and has a really tall flat grind. Both have thin 0.118-inch blade stock. Not the fanciest knives, but great slicers. The Backlash also has a comfortable, solid handle, and the Plethiros puts a lot of blade low with respect to the grip, à la SpydieChef.

    I have much more expensive flippers that slice well, like the previously mentioned Skaha and the Thorburn L51 Compact, but these Civivi are impressive.
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  20. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    The comments about Civivi are right on. I own a few in VG-10 and 9Cr18Mov. All are wonderfully slicey with good cutting geometry. They are also truly exceptional knives for the money. Fit and finish is comparable with knives that cost twice as much. The action is very nice.

    Between the Naja, Baklash, and Courser; I've spent most of this year with a Civivi in my pocket. I carry the Courser as my "fancy dress knife" but like the others, it is a little on the large side. With Christmas on the horizon, I've hinted to my wife that an Elementum might round things out. ;)
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