I've been carrying a pocket knife since I was a kid. For the last 10 years or so, the traditional slip-join folder has been replaced by one-hand opening, locking knives. I'm partial to Microtech, Benchmade, and Spyderco.
In addition to a mid-size folder, I've been carrying a CRKT K.I.S.S. as a money clip. I figured, I carry a money clip anyway...why not make it useful?
Problem is, I'm not crazy about the K.I.S.S. as a knife. The locking mechanism is weak. The blade is WAY too chunky: unnecessarily thick with a very steep primary grind. Very difficult to slice cleanly through anything. And the tanto tip is useless. The broad, flat design and wide clip make it terrific as a money clip. But it's pretty useless as a knife.
I figure a small knife should be slim, with a thin edge, and razor sharp. Can someone recommend a money clip knife that actually works well as a knife?
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January 19, 2007, 12:31 PM
I've used the Spyderco Dragonfly as a moneyclip.
The stainless steel model has a steel clip that screws on. Its quite a bit heavier than the FRN modet but the clip is much less likely to break.
I prefer the lighter FRN model myself.
January 19, 2007, 12:41 PM
Any of the small Spydies http://www.agrussell.com/var/storage/original/image/phpa28Ltx.jpg
or Al Mar's SLB (http://www.agrussell.com/knives/by_maker/a_through_d/al_mar_knives/al_mar_knives_slb.html)
January 19, 2007, 01:33 PM
I've been using a Spyderco Cricket since they first hit the scene.
Wal-Mart sells them for about $10; while some knife purists may scoff, I like it.
January 19, 2007, 03:00 PM
Wal-Mart sells them for about $10; while some knife purists may scoff, I like it.Wow! That looks nice. Should make for a nice money-clip as long as it's not too heavy.
January 19, 2007, 03:03 PM
I've used the Spyderco Dragonfly as a moneyclip. The stainless steel model has a steel clip that screws on. Its quite a bit heavier than the FRN modet but the clip is much less likely to break.I've also got a few Spydercos. I was really looking for something with a nice, broad clip. The narrow pocket clips you see on most Spydercos, Benchmades, etc. seem to tear up my money when it slip it in. The flat profile and broad clip make the CRKT K.I.S.S. a great money clip. Too bad it's such a lousy knife :(
January 19, 2007, 03:43 PM
I like to looks of the Boker also. Anyone remember the Toad?http://i6.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/85/be/4597_1.JPG
January 20, 2007, 02:07 AM
My usual pocket knife is a Gerber - http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=GB5898
Best thing I've found for opening DVDs, CDs, boxes, etc.
January 20, 2007, 07:57 AM
The Boke Subcom series has been extremely popular. The Wharcom model pictured above is what I carry. Here's a picture of the original that started the craze. It also shows the framelock on the knife.