Gentlemen’s knife

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  1. Armored farmer

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    Well.....
    You're wrong about the SAK. Beer bottle opener. Screwdriver. The original multitool.

    You are right about the Subaru's though. What's up with the bumper stickers?
     
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  2. Shanghai McCoy

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    And the cork screw got me invited to many "Party's" onboard a research ship that I worked on.. ;)
    And I drive a Subaru too.
    (I think of it as a "deep concealed carry" vehicle when I'm driving around the college town that I work in.) :)
     
  3. MutinousDoug

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    This one won't fit the Farmers definition but it's pretty slick little pocket knife that won't poke holes in your slacks just from carrying it:
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  4. huntsman

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    79D9B200-AB83-442B-820C-FA3EBCD1AE0E.jpeg Well my definition is old school, small pen with MOP scales. These are all over a100 years old

    Just the thing a Gentleman would stick in the pocket of his suit to go to church.
     
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    Or more modern versions 07669821-C430-421D-93EA-1ACACCF11C18.jpeg

    all these were under $60.00 when acquired, in today’s world you’ll have to go Chinese MOP but still doable.

    Smoky-mountain knife works should have something.
     
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  6. Double_J

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    I got my groomsmen a Case medium stockman with turquoise scales for a decent price a few years ago for around $60 each. That is almost the perfect description of a "gentleman's knife" or "church knife"
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    My Dad's knife was like the top one with nail file but with the bail of the third one down, and all steel.
    I'll see if I can find them.
     
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    And..... the spectators just took note!:evil::rofl:

    Todd.
     
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  10. Corpral_Agarn

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    I think something like a Laguiole knife fits the "gentleman's" knife better than most.

    internet image:
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    Mine:
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  11. hso

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    Realllllly?
    :evil:

    I suppose they've been carried into space by "hipsters" and to the top of Everest by "college age women" as well as by endless Scouts, soldiers, and adventurers (not to mention the considerable fan base here). :neener:

    Next! :p

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  12. ApacheCoTodd

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    Good call. Though, meeting the 60 Buck framework for a proper, Fresh-Made version might be tough.

    I carry mine most particularly when in finer company and also for finer-dining.

    Call it a bar-b-que pocket knife, I guess.

    I sincerely enjoy having it for; steak, lamb, veal and like meals out.
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    Todd.
     
  13. mcb

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    LOL, I knew I was going to catch it hot for that comment... :( :D

    I can't really say anything bad about SAK but they certainly have never appealed to me. The closest I have come to carrying a SAK is my Boy Scout knife. But even as a teenager I quickly learned that I liked knives that locked open. So though I had my Boy Scout knife in my pack what was on my hip was a Buck lock-blade. The Boy Scout knife got used to open cans. Later as I was looking for a more utilitarian pocket tool I became a multi-tool junky and SAK always fell well short functionally to a good multi-tool. The closest I have come to owning a SAK was when I bought my college girlfriend a SAK. :)
     
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    Another fine tack to take as to Gentlemans' knives would a Barlow as carried by America's premier gentleman; George Washington.

    For the literary take, Mark Twain chose it to be carried by Tom & Huck as well.

    Nice commentary on the design.

    Here are some of my favorites - the single-blade Rodger/Sheffield is my absolute favorite and I gave it to my nephew on the acquiring of his PhD.

    Well bought, cleaned, polished & oiled they make quite a statement.
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    Todd.
     
  16. Space Ghost

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    I have a little Stockman. That's kinda what everybody thinks of in a "gentleman's" knife.

    I also have a pretty little Benchmade that I refer to as my "dress knife".




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  17. CapnMac

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    Because you ought have a toothpick and tweezers with you obviously. (The former can e handy to hand to one's Significant Other if they are the sort appalled at the thought of having spinach seen upon their teeth.)
    This does not prevent having a bade more suited for sharpening wood pencils or peeling apple slices too.

    Or, more precisely the image Siri gives them after they Google how to get out of whatever predicament they and their man-bun have gotten into.
     
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    This little Browning makes a nice gentleman’s knife, but it’s one of a kind. It was given to me as a gift from my friend, Gerald, that engraved the knife.
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  20. hso

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    Which is also my criticism of the SAKs.

    Problem solved.

    Behold the Victorinox Evolution Junior 9. Rounded tip locking main blade, saw, Phillips, nail "blade".
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    Or the S101
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    Or the S13
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    Or...Well, you get the idea. Victorinox heard those of us insisting on a locking blade.
    Under $35.

    Gaaaaaa, now I have to have one!!!
     
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  21. bikerdoc

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    Darn you!, :fire: Now I need a S13!
     
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  22. danez71

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    I think Buck has quite the selection in this arena.

    Add to the above (All locking.)

    Colleague (thumb stud 1.9)"
    Nobleman (thumb stud 2.6" 3 different finishes)
    Vantage Avid small (thumb hole flipper 2.6" USA).
    Selkirk (thumb stud, 3.25", micarta)

    Several other non locking types such as canoe, trapper, stockman, trio
     
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  23. 460Shooter

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    https://www.bladehq.com/

    I recommend you check out Blade HQ and apply several filters. You can really narrow it down, but still have hundreds of choices to look at.
     
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  24. SteadyD

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    Excellent suggestions fellas. I’ve place a few orders and will post when they arrive.
     
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  25. Sovblocgunfan

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    For dress occasions, i’ve carried a Buck Prince for many years. It has stopped locking open though (the lock can be defeated with minimal pressure on the balde), so I don’t carry it anymore.

    I also carried a 1930’s boy’s knife for awhile. It was a mini-barlow and I really liked it, but the scales started to delaminate.
     
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