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Tiny Knives, Whatcha’ Got?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Speedo66, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    The Daily Kiri and Spyderco ARK are my two favorite small knives, though the Minimalist is also an old favorite. The CRKT SPEW is an updated version of the Minimalist, slightly enlarged to fit a belt sheath.

    Here is a picture of a Bug-Out Bag I set up recently, in case of civil unrest.


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  2. ApacheCoTodd

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    Found one to the Tiffany & Co. sterling SAKs in a bathroom drawer, of all places.

    This is the roughest, most carried one we have and another couple ranging to new n its box.

    Cute little things.

    Todd.
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  3. TonyAngel

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  4. dvcrsn

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    my little knives are my SAK eco 10 & 11& a couple of tinker
     
  5. 25-5
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    I've had this for fifty years. Didn't know why I kept it until now.
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  6. Sovblocgunfan

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    Here is my offering:
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    It’s exactly 4” overall length, and I have it off with a friend of mine having a sheath made for it.
     
  7. Navy87Guy

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    My trio:
    CRKT Minimalist
    Kabar LDK
    Appalachian Trails folder

    The Minimalist is a great carry knife...opposite side from my appendix carry gun. The LDK is perfect for deep concealment - and razor sharp. It’s a great deal for under $30! The Appalachian Trail folder I picked up in a combo pack...nothing fancy, but a handy little pocket knife. I don’t even use the pocket clip. (The black rubber insert fell out...I didn’t bother trying to replace it.)

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  8. Speedo66

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    So you could show it here. lol
     
  9. jar

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  10. glistam

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    This is an old picture as I've quite a few more now. I work on fed land so I have made hobby out of finding blades that comply with the rules (<2.5")
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  11. ApacheCoTodd

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    One of those celluloid sliders has been my favored desk-drawer letter opener for over 20 years.

    Interestingly, because of taking a picture of it to respond to your post, the flash has shown me the internal manufacturer's information which I never knew was there.

    "GITS BROS. MFG .CO. CHICAGO" with "MADE IN U.S.A" stacked after it.

    Todd.
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  12. glistam

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    Cool, mine says the same thing.
    Here's the newest members of the collection. The Batum is generally my go-to now because it's got such a smooth action and just barely falls below the max blade length. The Mini Lawman is just a little big, so I carry on off-hours.
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  13. Jessesky

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    My dad once got this for me as a joke in the checkout line.

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  14. ApacheCoTodd

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    What's the story on that very particular looking secondary blade on the bottom-left knife. Is that carving-specific?

    Todd.
     
  15. ApacheCoTodd

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    If G.I. Joe had a theater-made dagger?

    Todd.
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  16. glistam

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    That's an AG Russell doctor's knife. Traditionally the secondary on a doctor knife is a blunt-edged mixing paddle, but this one has a scalpel instead.
     
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    A couple Gerber silver knights in wood and abalone. Good steel from the pre-Fiskars era. IMG_1031.JPG
     
  18. tactikel

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    Spyderco Dilecta, pocket carry over 30 years.
     
  19. jmohme

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    These are my Li'l Skeeters.
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  20. Riomouse911

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    I had one of those Gerbers with the green synthetic scales...I won it in a golf tournament when I was a kid. Sadly, I lost it somewhere over the years...

    Stay safe.
     
  21. C0untZer0

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    Gerber 200 on my keychain:

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  22. JShirley

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    Two of my favorite small knives are the Spyderco Salsa and Polliwog. They are about the same size, lightweight, and extremely sturdy. The Polliwog was one of the first Ball Bearing Lock Spydercos, and it was originally in all steel.

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    I loved the knife, but didn't get it because of the weight and inherent slipperiness of an all-steel knife. When a G10 version was offered, I jumped at it. I've had this one for 9 years. Despite the small size, the 'Wog really locks into your hand in a way that would make holding onto it during an emergency much easier.

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    The Salsa is another small but disproportionately useful knife. It has a wide blade, "Cobra hood" for extra quick and secure opening, and a sturdy Compression Lock.

    Each does have its disadvantages. The aluminum handle of the Salsa can be slippery, and the Polliwog can work itself out of a pocket, if you're not careful. And the original BBL isn't quite as user friendly as the later "caged" BBL with plastic tabs, as on the Manix 2s. Neither one is currently offered, though I'd especially love a G10 handled Salsa.

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    Shown for scale with the Spyderco ARK ("SpyderEdge" is the preferred version, but I gave my last one away to a female Soldier in Germany), Polliwog, Salsa, THR knife, old favorite Native 3 LW (replaced by Native 5 LW), and new favorite Manix 2 LW Black. (Amazon only has Translucent Blue in stock, but Jeff at Cutlery Shoppe has them, and he's a great guy )

    John
     
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  23. Speedo66

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    Have an original Manix in the box, I never carried or used it. It's a brute; thick blade, positive lock, very smooth action, but it's a little too heavy for pocket carry, at least for me.

    Must have been originally bought by a Spyderco collector because it's serial numbered. Doesn't look like it was ever used.
     
  24. JShirley

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    The Manix and the Manix 2 XL are the same size. The big differences are in the weight (much heavier on the Manix) and lock styles.

    (Edit) I went looking for my Manixes. I found both 2 LWs and my original, but don't see my Manix 2 XL. Hopefully it'll turn up- it's my favorite hard use folder!
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  25. Shanghai McCoy

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    I keep a State Farm Insurance give away Wenger on my key ring.
    Handy little thing. :thumbup:
     
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