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What is a "Gentleman's Knife" to you?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Dan of Bazz Clazz, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Folder with less than 3.5" blade, preferably slipjoint.
     
  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well, then I guess I stand corrected:thumbsup:
     
  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    What do you consider not to be a candy ass knife ?
    A stupid ass " tactical folder " that's so conspicuous that it fly's a red flag ?
     
  4. Rip Gut 916

    Rip Gut 916

    67
    Apr 16, 2017
    Actually I've seen a ton of so called 'tactical knives' that look like a candy ass knife.
     
  5. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    At a minimum one of these. A Patriot, or Secretary or Bantam.

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    For the more sophisticated an Executive.
    Second knife from top

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    . . . and for the gentleman who wants to “geeter DONE !’

    a Gayle Bradley One
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  6. Yalius

    Yalius Gold Member Gold Member

    482
    Jun 20, 2012
    Hmmmm...

    First a Gentleman's knife is never openable one-handed. A gentleman is never in such a hurry as to need his knife quickly, and his valet is always at hand to hold whatever is necessary to allow both hands to be free.

    Second, it would never be a knife that would be used for self-defense. A gentleman would never deign to use more force than good old-fashioned fisticuffs to settle a dispute... and even that would be considered a failing, in that his words could not defuse the situation.

    Third, a gentleman's knife would never be a knife without a story. It's only after rescuing the Baroness' favorite hound from a thistle bush, or cutting free the diamond stickpin that became entangled in Her Grace's bonnet, that a dress knife or a pen knife becomes a Gentleman's knife.

    Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, a Gentleman's knife is one that does not draw attention. It is always a Gentleman's actions, not his accoutrements, that define him. It should be subtle, understated, refined. A knife that draws attention is... uncouth.
     
  7. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    It would be cool if my pocket pal had a clip point secondary blade, but since it is a classic pen knife pattern I don't mind too much.
     
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  8. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    Very nice. Not familiar with the model / maker. Who makes it?
     
  9. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    Try putting either in your pocket. Enlightenment will quickly follow grasshopper. :cool:
     
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  10. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    ya... no. That thing is smaller than my thumbnail. lol And I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that it isn't VG10 steel either. :D
     
  11. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017

    Like this? I can see that making the group.

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  12. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Can't argue with a drunk or a crazy person.
     
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  13. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    Not sure it works for me, but I see where you are coming from. Good looking knife.
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  14. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017

    Interesting choice. Brings back childhood memories.

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  15. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Are you asking about the Pocket Pal ? Or the first ones I posted ?
    In both cases Swiss Army Knife and or Wenger. Some body bought out Wenger recently didn't they ?
     
  16. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    Very nice! Can't make out the markings. Is that from Lone Wolf?
     
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  17. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    I get what you're saying. Nice little knife.
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  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Victorinox now owns wenger.
     
  19. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    I'm a big Boker fan. Not sure how I missed this one. First time seeing it. Doesn't fit the category for me, but I like it and may pick one up in the near future.
     
  20. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    713
    May 10, 2017
    Definitely a classic style.
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