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  1. HGM22

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    My dad currently has a small folding knife with two blades (different sizes) that is extremely thin. Could possibly be a Victorinex/Swiss Army? Anyway, he has said he's always wanted another good knife, but that it has to be very thin. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mp7

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    Without dimensions other than "thin" we can´t help ya.

    This "cadet" model i.e is thin profile, while being big enough to use.
    They also have mini-knives with a nailfile and a blade. Very tiny,
    but practical.

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    (The better the Q the better the A)
     
  3. Brian Williams

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    Find a Case XX m279f
    Real thin and strong
    Or a Case Canoe older than 1990.
     
  4. Sharpdogs

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    This knife by Wegner is probably as thin as they get.

    Patriot

    Another choice for thin knives would be the French Douk Douk or German Mercator K55.
     
  5. Clermont

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    I purchased this knife from A.G. Russell of Rogers, Arkansas. I believe it is called the Executive. The blade is stainless and the handles are titanium. The blade is thinner than a dime. It can be carried with pocket change.

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  6. DaleCooper51

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    I like thin myself.

    The Kershaw Leek is a slender little knife.

    I also find the Spyderco Caly 3.5 to be nice, thin, and comfortable to use and carry.

    How big of blade would he prefer?
     
  7. OregonJohnny

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    I have a Boker Titan II (sorry no pictures right now) that is extremely thin. It has a 2.5" 440A stainless blade and titanium handles. It weighs only 1.5 ounces and has a lockback. I don't have it in front of me right now, but I'd say it's no wider than a nickel. It doesn't get much use, as it was a gift and it's just too pretty to scratch up, but it is THIN! It would make the perfect little hideaway knife in a wallet or a hat band or something.
     
  8. hso

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    HGM22,

    You're going to have to tell us a bit more about what your dad is carrying and if he drops it into his pocket or if it has a pocket clip and what does he do with the knife.

    There's a wide range of single blade folders with blades as small as 1.5" to as large as 6" that are just two slabs of Ti with a single blade sandwiched between them turning on a pivot.
     
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    I'm a fan of the Leek too.
     
  12. ArfinGreebly

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    Dad's Knife

    Two blades?

    I'm guessing that neither of these blades locks?

    Are the blades under 3 inches? One under 3, one over 3? Both over 3?

    Would his replacement knife need to have two blades, or would one blade be okay?

    Does he care about locking? Does he care about assisted opening?

    Is "thin" more important, or is "small and thin" more important?

    There are plenty of alternatives out there. The first thing that comes to mind is the Case XX line of knives. A Barehead Trapper has a single blade and is pretty thin. The Folding Hunter is small -- the size of a Peanut -- and has two blades. There are several patterns in the size range you're probably looking for.

    Before I start digging in the catalogs though, I'd like a little clearer idea of what you're trying to find.

     
  13. kozak6

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    Your question is similar to: "My dad's truck has four wheels. Could it possibly be a Ford?"

    Yep, it sure could. Or it could be just about anything else.

    What is the handle materiel? Red plastic? Anodized aluminum? Can you get a look at the tang stamp?
     
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    Alright, I got ahold of my Dad's knife. Its stamped "Wenger, Delemont, Switzerland, Stainless". Its got two non-locking blades; a 2'' blade and a 1.25'' blade. It was originally red with the red/white (Swiss Army?) cross, though only the cross remains.

    I'm not sure he wants exactly this knife, though possibly. I do know that thin is the most important trait. Its basically just a small pocket knife for small chores.
     
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    How about a Japanese Carpenter's knife I know they only have one blade however they are super thin and cut like crazy also they feature some impressive blade steel like Hitatchi Blue steel and SK-5.
     
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    Okay. He's got what's called a pen knife, which is one of my favorite designs. Lots of companies have made them for a long, long time. Victorinox and Wenger make them, as well as Case. In my collection, I have some celluloid handled examples that are over 100 years old. Two blades, one long enough to probably slice an apple, sharpen a pencil, cut out a coupon, slice some cheese, cut up a sandwich, etc, the other a little blade that can do for a scalpel, dig out a splinter, clean and trim fingernails, snip a thread, and so on.

    The one in my pocket today is a Case 32087 CV, with yellow delrin handle scales. I paid $35 for it last summer. That's my most expensive one, but I've seen one that had a pair of scissors instead of the little blade, and Mother of Pearl handles, and it was about $150. My cheapest one is an IXL with worn-out joints that I paid less than $5 for just because I liked the file work on the liners.

    I have a little Wenger that is the thinnest pen knife in my collection. It has thin red aluminum handles, no scales, and just the two thin little blades.
     
  18. Carl Levitian

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    I have a little Wenger that is the thinnest pen knife in my collection. It has thin red aluminum handles, no scales, and just the two thin little blades.
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    That's the Wenger patriot. A very nice flat little pen knife. Has a keyring, so you can put it on your key ring and never leave home without it. You can get them in different colors.
    Carl.
     
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    Look at the Victorinox Cadet in Alox if you want him to have another Swiss Army Knife.

    If a single blade is all he needs then you should look at the Kershaw Chive or Scallion or the CRKT Ripple or Eros.
     
  20. Brian Williams

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    stole this image from Ebay
    selling for about $25 - $40 80mm or 3.125" long, 5mm/ 3/16" thick
    Case m279, a m279f has a file instead of a small blade.
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    I second Kershaw Leek.
     
  22. Doug Add

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    For a double blade I like the look of the one Brian pictured, but if a single blade will do I will join those recommending the Kershaw Leek. Mine has been in my pocket every day since I got it just over a month ago. Very sharp, very thin, very useful, and I like it a lot. In fact, I just ordered another one (the rainbow finish was just too alluring to avoid).
     
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    I bought my girlfriend one of these on a whim, and liked it so much I had to get myself one. I carry this and a larger knife, and most days I use this one more often. Bought at "The Army Barracks," it's called the "biker toothpick" :)

    length-

    4 7/8" open

    2 3/4" shut

    width-

    3/16" x 1/2" shut,

    3/16" x 3/8" open

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