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Gift for the guys in my wedding

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by guajiro, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. guajiro

    guajiro Active Member

    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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  2. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    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.

  3. packarat

    packarat Well-Known Member

  4. guajiro

    guajiro Active Member

    That looks very promising, thanks for the quick reply. About how long is the Leek and does anyone else know the price.
  5. 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.)
  6. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    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:

  7. sm

    sm member

    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.

    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.

    The next time I meet a woman, I am going to just hand her the keys to the house. This is easier, and less expensive than paying for a divorce and divorce lawyer. - Lewis Grizzard
  8. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    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

  9. guajiro

    guajiro Active Member

    As usual you guys have been extreamly helpful. I now have enough choices to get started. I will update when I decide. Thanks.:)
  10. Limeyfellow

    Limeyfellow Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. alaskanativeson

    alaskanativeson Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. +1 for the Leek.
  13. kamagong

    kamagong Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. blendingnoise

    blendingnoise Member

    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.
  15. mole

    mole Well-Known Member

    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.


    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.

  16. cleardiddion

    cleardiddion Well-Known Member

    How about a simple Swiss officers model?

    Congrats by the way!
  17. NWdude83

    NWdude83 Well-Known Member

    If you shop around you can ocassionally find a Kershaw Leek for $30-$40.
  18. waterhouse

    waterhouse Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Find a nice Peanut in yellow with CV blades
  20. Smith

    Smith Well-Known Member

    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

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