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Gentlemen's folder

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Jsg81, Aug 7, 2013.

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  1. Hunter125

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    Not sure if this is enough of a gentlman's knife or not. I have a similar knife, a little longer I think, and it has been awesome. Full disclosure: I don't carry this with dress pants. I don't think the clip is dressy enough, and its a little heavy to carry loose in dress pant pockets. Durable little sucker though.
    http://www.buckknives.com/index.cfm?event=product.detail&productID=3122
     
  2. Jsg81

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    The Davison looks great. I just happen to like a locking blade.

    I really just like seeing what everyone thinks of when they think of a gentlemen's knife. Thanks to all for sharing.
     
  3. wuluf

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    Boker Gentleman's lockback folder

    I carried one like this in my pocket for years...Very thin, held an edge and always there!
     
  4. zxcvbob

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    Opinel #7 or #6. (#7 is my favorite) An 8 is just a little too big to carry if you're wearing slacks, and a 5 doesn't lock.

    I bought a Buck toothpick a couple of months ago because it met the new TSA requirements for carrying on an airplane. As soon as I got it, they reneged on the rule change. It's still a nice knife though, and a Case would be even better (but pricey)
     
  5. TimboKhan

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    I have a couple of mini trappers that I carry from time to time, but for me I think that the Spyderco Kiwi is about as perfect as it gets for a gentlemans knife. They discontinued them recently, which bums me out, but last I looked they were still widely available. Cheap, too.

    Here is why I like it over my trappers and my canoe (though I have learned to really like that Canoe): One, it is flatter and lighter. Really the weight is essentially a non issue, though it is true that it is lighter and that is an advantage for me in dress pants. The width, on the other hand, is a major plus, I can carry it and I don't even feel it, plus it doesn't clank around with my can of chew. The other reason is that I really prefer a wharncliffe style blade for daily use. I have a Case mini-trapper in which the clip point has been replaced with a wharncliffe, and I just like that better. Plus, I like that it is a "traditional" knife that doesn't look the least bit traditional.

    The canoe I actually like better than my trappers. I can't truthfully say why other than that I just do.
     
  6. Fanfare Ends

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    Just got this Boker Knives Plus "Chad Los Banos" on ebay for $21.00:

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    (it's a slipjoint, since I live in NYC and might scare someone with a locking knife....

    /sigh...)

    I picked up a nylon sheath for it the other day and am considering velcroing the sheath to hold it in my pants' pockets...
     
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    Thats incredible!
     
  9. JShirley

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    The Spyderco Chaparral is attractive, not over-large, reasonably priced, and very thin.

    John
     
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    I really like my buck 55. On rare occasions when I have to wear a suit, it is in my pocket.
     
  11. Corpral_Agarn

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    Love these little knives. Very pretty.
     
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    I like the Great Eastern Cutlery Ben Hogan pattern. It may be a little long closed for some, but it is a very slim single bladed knife.

    Another is the Victorinox Backpacker as a possibility. It is very thin and pretty inexpensive.
     
  14. 1KPerDay

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    Kershaw Scallion for me.
     
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