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SLIM knife help

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by gull wing, May 6, 2017.

  1. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    Need help finding a titanium framelock with a slim handle and blade with a 2.75 -3.4" blade. I have on the list:
    Boker Zinker
  2. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
    Spyderco Advocate comes in at 9 hundredths longer than your blade length limit. Very slim.
  3. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    IMG_2251.JPG Was going to say the Advocate also.
    Fantastic knife!! Very slim, but comfortable in hand and pocket!
  4. DrNate


    Apr 13, 2017
    CRKT Swindle fits those criteria. more of a gentleman's folder. The clip is different than most, but I find it fits pretty well in my slacks.
  5. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    The Boker+ Urban Trapper is a nice one for light use. Beautiful and classic enough design that it doesn't scare most Muggles ;) I love mine!
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  6. kurt6652


    Dec 9, 2008
    Benchmade 940
  7. Sigsog226


    Dec 3, 2013
    Zt0450cf is one of my go to's. 3.25" blade, about a 1/3" thick, 2.7oz.
  8. TheEdge01


    Apr 3, 2015
    Benchmade Ti Monolock, the 765 fits your description.
  9. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    +1 for the 0450! I picked up an aftermarket CF scale for mine and couldn't be more pleased with it.
  10. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
  11. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    Thanks let's look at them.
  12. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    From thickest to thinnest handle scales

    Small sebenza / zt 0450

    Spyderco Mantra

    James the chapter

    Myerchin gen2 crew

    CRKT Eros
  13. barmettlerjosh


    Jun 16, 2016
    Chris reeve Small sebenza 21, Chris reeve mnandi
  14. js1badsti

    js1badsti Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2015
    like above- chris reeve small sebenza 21 but the cf knifeart model.
  15. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Here's a comparison shot of my ZT0450 with its Nyfestyle aftermarket CF scale and my Benchmade Franken--943 blade with 940-1 CF scales. I prefer the 943 blade shape to the 940 reverse tanto. The ZT fits my hand a little better with the downturn of the handle at the butt.

    These are both good little knives of the slim variety that squeeze a pretty fair amount of blade in a smallish, pocket-friendly package.

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  16. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    ChazzyP, thanks for the pic's.
    How does the 943 slice? Hope it isn't too like a wedge.
  17. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I can't say that I've ever done any significant amount of slicing with either knife. They're quite similar in their narrow blades with high saber grinds. I did a little measuring and both knives have about a 4.5 deg per side primary grind, which is significantly different than than the 2-and-a-halfish per side you'd get with an optimally-slicing 1" wide FFG knife of comparable blade stock. I wouldn't say either knife is bad at it, but each is more a utility EDC than pure slicer.
  18. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I would not put Benchmade 940 in the best slicer category. The blade is actually kind of thick especially given its narrow profile. For purely slicing, I feel it can be easily outpermed by more than a few spydercos.
  19. knolan


    Apr 23, 2013
    On the smaller end of your request, take a look at the just released Kizer Lundquist Feist. A simple front flipper that has a great deal of appeal for those of us who prefer smaller Ti framelocks. With a high hollow grind, it should be a great slicer.
  20. augustus88

    augustus88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Another vote for the ZT 0450!

    I'm interested in the Kizer Feist, but can't seem to find any in stock at online retailers.

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