Spydercos that are slim and lightweight

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by carrot, May 8, 2018.

  1. carrot


    Jan 9, 2006
    I recently got a Bugout despite just not being a "butterfly" kind of guy. I have dozens of Spydercos and nothing I have is quite the same as this knife.

    It's light and thin, disappears into your pocket, and packs a really nice length of blade into a comfortably long handle. And despite being so lightweight, it still exudes a feeling of robustness. That said, the locking mechanism really isn't my thing and I strongly dislike thumbstuds over the Spyderhole. Congrats to the blue butterfly for finally making a knife that agrees with me, but I gotta find a new Spyderco to restore balance to my world.

    What Spydercos would you guys pit against the Bugout, past, present, or upcoming? If it doesn't exist, how would you go about designing a light and slim Spyderco EDC?
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  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    The Centofante 4 is a slim, lightweight option, that's about the size of the bugout. Endura/Delica is very slim, unobtrusive and lightweight too.

    The Manix in the LW is also lightweight for it's size and for power to weight ratio, not much can beat them.
  3. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Slim in what dimension? The Chaparral has a broad blade for it's size, but it's very, very thin and a wicked slicer.
  4. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    I have to agree,I own a Bugout and find that the best alternative is the Delica or Centofante.
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  5. luke2236

    luke2236 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    The stretch is what you seek. It’s an amazing knife and will serve you well.
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  6. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Ah yes,how could I have forgotten the Stretch,it's closer to the same blade length.
  7. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    LW Manix
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  8. darth_cholo

    darth_cholo Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Native LW. I think they even make a Maxamet versiom
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  9. CoryMc

    CoryMc Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2016
    Caly 3.5
  10. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    I’m going to offer a different answer. If you want a thin, lightweight knife that disappears in the pocket while still offering a fairly large blade, get an Advocate. My custom is VERY thin and carries better than many smaller knives but still manages to comfortably fill the hand in use.
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  11. Kreyzhorse


    Jan 15, 2013
    Endura, Delica, Spydiechef, Mantra 2.

    The list can go on of course, but there are numerous options to fit your requirements.
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  12. sharkattacksw


    Aug 4, 2008
    Are you talking thin as in width, spine of blade to back of scales? Or are you referring to overall thickness of the knife, as if measured when it's laying flat on a table? Due to the Spydie hole, not many are thin wrt to the first description I mentioned. That's one of the reasons I don't carry a PM2 all that much any more. There are better EDC options if one is looking for a slim carry. For those times, I prefer my (*GASP!*) ZTs; namely my 0450, 0450CF, or 0460.
  13. arty


    Oct 18, 2003
    I like the Kiwi 4 when I need a slim, light weight knife.
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  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
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  15. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Contunuing Gringo’s slightly different track (...and at the risk of sounding like a broken record...)

    The Spydiechef is actually slightly thinner than the Bugout (and Delica) overall/scale wise. Blade wise it’s slightly thicker, but over a much greater breadth. Admittedly it’s taller and heavier, but it’s a lot more knife that is undeniably thin and light given it’s construction and materials.

    ...thread needs pics :) ...
    Last edited: May 9, 2018
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  16. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    For those suggesting a Delica, keep the Mantra series in mind. Similar handle dimensions, but more cutting edge length and less ricasso length makes for a great daily thin carry option.
  17. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Spyderco Military. If we proportionally shrink the Military to the height of any spydercos, it would be among the slimmest and lightest.
  18. SaintZe


    Dec 20, 2013
    UK Penknife for overall slimmest and lightest, Mantra 1/2 for slim but a little chunkier.
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  19. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    I was going to recommend this. The blade is a little shorter than the Bugout but the UKPK is a very satisfying knife to own. It doesn't lock but has a strong detent like notch action when open and part way it stops too. One would not think this is such a good one hand closer or fiddle / fidget knife but they would be wrong. it's a really satisfying knife all around.
    . . . aaaaaaaannnnnnd it comes in S110V for not much more if you like that sort of alloy.
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  20. neffarious

    neffarious Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Silverax? Jess Horn? Police? Pattada? Caly 3.5

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