Gift for the guys in my wedding


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guajiro
March 31, 2009, 11:33 PM
I am getting married this May and would like to get the six guys in my wedding party a pocket folder as a gift. I would like something fairly elegant with the possibility of getting engraved. Something in the 20 to 30$ range would be nice. Any suggestions?

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SDC
March 31, 2009, 11:47 PM
I think a nice stainless Kershaw Leek would fit the bill, but I'm not sure how close they are to your price cut-off; they've also got nice flat grip scales so you could engrave whatever you wanted on them.

http://www.kershaw-knives.net/images/Kershaw-leek-1660-350x350.gif

packarat
April 1, 2009, 12:08 AM
It's not the exact knife I did, but looks nice for something around $25. I think this was close to what I purchased x6 and I was hurting for cash at the time.

http://www.thingsremembered.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TRproduct_10001_9951_999500089__3736_3737_4428___?occasionId=_1_~|~|~|~|~|~

http://www.thingsremembered.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TRproduct_10001_9951_999606310__3736_3737_4428___?occasionId=_1_~|~|~|~|~|~

http://www.thingsremembered.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TRproduct_10001_9951_999595379__3736_3737_4428___?occasionId=_1_~|~|~|~|~|~

I had some nicknames from high school engraved for a more personal touch.

guajiro
April 1, 2009, 12:10 AM
That looks very promising, thanks for the quick reply. About how long is the Leek and does anyone else know the price.

Hungry Seagull
April 1, 2009, 12:16 AM
A big standard Buck Special does fine. Nothing fancy, just a workmanlike black, stainless finished blade about ... 5 inches or a little longer. Good for whatever is necessary in hunting. (Among other things.)

TimboKhan
April 1, 2009, 03:08 AM
It depends on the Leek as far as price goes. Online a quick glance tells me anywhere from $29 to $70, but you have to understand that there are many iterations of the leek. The one suggested would be more on the low end of that price, but I would say on average you are still going to spend around $50 per person, which works out to around $300 total. Size wise, you are looking at a medium sized folder with a 3" blade.

I actually really like the idea of a leek as a gift. They are a pretty classy knife and certainly a nice gift. If that is a little too much, the Chive assisted openers are also pretty elegant, and they have the assisted opening "wow" factor in a smaller package. You can find them in a multitude of colors for right around your 30 dollar cutoff.

A good place to look is New Graham Knives. The plain ol' Leek there runs for $43 bucks or so. Many people will vouch for the level of service of New Graham:

http://newgraham.com/store/product/534/Kershaw-Leek%2C-PE-KS1660/

sm
April 1, 2009, 03:18 AM
A.G Russell Ultimate Pen Knife.

Case or Buck, all stainless steel "executive" knife.

These 3 are small, lightweight, allow for engraving, and also work for dress knives.

Fire:
A fella needs a knife and a means to make fire.
So while a Zippo would be a great compliment to a knife, also consider the Peanut Lighter.




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bikerdoc
April 1, 2009, 05:46 AM
Did a search for you on my favorite supplier BLADMATRIX.COM.

For Kerhaw came up with aready mention chive and scallion.

Also look at the vapor and ranier

Buck, Boker and Case offer stainless for under 20 dollars

Ckeck it out, just search stainless on the search function, great people to deal with and great customer service

Good luck and best wishes

Doc

guajiro
April 1, 2009, 07:16 AM
As usual you guys have been extreamly helpful. I now have enough choices to get started. I will update when I decide. Thanks.:)

Limeyfellow
April 1, 2009, 11:52 AM
You can pick up the stainless steel Leek at Walmart around here for a little over $30. You can find it a little cheaper in a few other places. Its a nice knife. My wife currently uses it, when I changed my Leek to the smoky blue handled one of ebay for $30, plus a few dollars more shipping. The Chive and Scallion would be cheaper, and a little smaller.

alaskanativeson
April 1, 2009, 11:55 AM
If I'm not too late to make a suggestion, the Victorinox Classis is, well, a classic. I'd say that's one of those "everyone should have one" knives.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
April 1, 2009, 01:35 PM
+1 for the Leek.

kamagong
April 1, 2009, 02:43 PM
Excellent suggestion on the Leek SDC. I'm also getting married this May and I'm giving each of my groomsmen a Leek with his name engraved on it.

blendingnoise
April 1, 2009, 04:15 PM
as much as I like the leek I have realized that unless everyone is a knife person the leek is just overkill for their needs. Something like the framelock (not the linerlocks) shallots are more comfortable to carry in a watchpocket or a regular pocket. The chives fall into too small but are pretty cool for keychains which people who are not knife nuts will be more apt to carry.

My suggestion is a little different. Victorinox Cadet or Cadet 2 (the two has a second blade instead of nail file). It is slim enough to carry on a keychain and is bigger than the regular small classics. It is more apt to be carried by non knife people and has tools beyond just a blade. I am partial to the green but they have different colours. It depends on the guys in your wedding party basically. If they are knife nuts and don't own a kershaw then buy them one but if they are not the kind to carry a knife everyday then the sak is a better bet. It has a small space for engraving on the back so you can but something simple like the date etc on it.
Look at it :) Click for bigger picture.
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mole
April 1, 2009, 10:52 PM
I'm in the same boat as you. In May too! I've giving out Spyderco Byrd Meadowlarks that I'll have engraved with their intials.

http://www.spyderco.com/pix/products/med/BY04_M.jpg

They're not fancy, but they are one heck of a good knife. I've been carrying one for about two years or so now. They're $19 at www.thebladeshop.com .

The slightly smaller Robin is also a good handy size and is what the bride to be carries. They are now on the walmart website for $16.

John

cleardiddion
April 2, 2009, 04:11 PM
How about a simple Swiss officers model?

Congrats by the way!

NWdude83
April 2, 2009, 04:44 PM
If you shop around you can ocassionally find a Kershaw Leek for $30-$40.

waterhouse
April 2, 2009, 05:10 PM
I did this last May, I went with Spyderco's for the groomsmen but the Jr. Groomsman got the Byrd that mole posted. Nice little knife and it is within your budget, the engraving looked nice on it as well.

Brian Williams
April 2, 2009, 11:33 PM
Find a nice Peanut in yellow with CV blades

Smith
April 3, 2009, 12:16 AM
Another +1 here for the Leek. I loved mine until I lost it recently :(

If that's too pricey, the Scallion retains 90% of the Leek's usefulness, looks, and overall coolness for less money.

Heck, even the Chive is pretty nifty, albeit a bit small.

My goal is to eventually own a matching Leek, Scallion and Chive :D

guajiro
April 4, 2009, 12:34 AM
All the Kershaw Leeks in my area are in the $50 range. I did find a nice Buck Nobleman for much less. Since my groomsmen are not knife guys, I am not too worried about rock solid durability. The Buck looks elegant, has a great shine, and is still a USA made Buck. Nothing wrong with that. Great suggestions from everyone. Especially putting me on to Bladematrix.com.

chrisb507
April 5, 2009, 11:24 PM
One of the most useful groomsmen gifts I ever got was this: http://www.knifeworks.com/swissarmymoneyclipbyvictorinoxredalox.aspx
(http://www.knifeworks.com/swissarmymoneyclipbyvictorinoxredalox.aspx)

I carry it often; it's pretty and useful. I always think of that friend, and that wedding, when I use it.

Grey Morel
April 6, 2009, 11:31 AM
An ALOX Swiss Army Knife, or Victorinox One handed Trecker would make a wonderful and practical gift for your price range. :)

Buckeye
April 8, 2009, 09:55 PM
I gave Victorinox Rangers, most usefull knife I have

hignhappy00
April 9, 2009, 02:25 AM
You can pick up the stainless steel Leek at Walmart
That what i want to say.

JohnKSa
April 9, 2009, 04:30 AM
Check CDNN Investments to see what deals they currently have.

I think they've got a selection of Colt stag pocket folders.

Deltaboy
April 12, 2009, 10:58 PM
A case peanut or SAK in Hiker

captainamerica
April 17, 2009, 10:07 PM
Wal Mart here in KC tend to have the black Leek for $50. Is the stainless Leek for $30 a case by case item in varying Wal Marts.

mattz357
April 19, 2009, 12:26 AM
If you haven't already bought your knives, you can get a Victorinox Alox Cadet at Target for about $19. I got one for the groom of the wedding i was in most recently. I got one for myself too and had them each engraved with initials for a few bucks more at Things Remembered. The SAK is a great all around knife, and the alox series is hard to beat. Well within, below actually, your price range too. Good luck with your decision.

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