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Small folder for edc.

us Offline donvito

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Small folder for edc.
on: November 09, 2008, 09:28:05 AM
I'm looking for a small folder for edc.

I like the look of the Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. I was thinking of plain sheepsfoot edge. The new model with thumb hole instead of a stud, and plain old blasted finish on the blade.
There is also a Doug Ritter version for double the price which I cannot afford.

Any other folders to look in to before making the purchase, something in a similar price range ($60 or so)?

Here's my line up of past edc. I prefer carrying a sak and have for quite a while, but a nice folder comes in handy at times.

Thx V.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 09:49:13 AM
I know there old and low tech now, but I've still got a huge soft spot for the Cold Steel Voyager range :), and the model with the 3 inch blade really is compact :)
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 09:58:34 AM
Thx. Looked them up not too expensive. I used to have a Cold Steel Master Tanto since always had respect for their product. It was a beautiful knife got it at a bargain, but had to sell it when times were hard. I'll put it on my list.

You know it's easy to think of all the things you need/want and wait until you ready to buy, but once you place that order all you want is for the damn thing to get here.


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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 10:04:26 AM
Thx. Looked them up not too expensive. I used to have a Cold Steel Master Tanto since always had respect for their product. It was a beautiful knife got it at a bargain, but had to sell it when times were hard. I'll put it on my list.

You know it's easy to think of all the things you need/want and wait until you ready to buy, but once you place that order all you want is for the damn thing to get here.
I has a Master Tanto, and had to sell it too :cry: (damn ex's >:()
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 01:43:15 PM
+1 on the Voyager.  Very fast and super smooth for something so comparatively cheap.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 04:24:48 PM
The Spyderco Delica is under $60 I think, that's worth a look.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 04:25:04 PM
Might be smaller than what you want, but the Boker Subcom is really nice. Actually quite easy to grip and use hard despite its small size.


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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008, 04:39:11 PM
+1 for Subcoms. I have big paws and I was surprised how well the Subcom felt in-hand. MOF, IMO it was more solid than a min-Grip.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 09:35:43 PM
Have you consider the Spyderco Delica 4(upper one in the pic)?



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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 09:40:19 PM
Thx for the pics guys, keep em coming. I'm going to add these to my list and make a decision in a week or so when my check comes in.


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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008, 09:56:20 PM
Splat is selling a Kershaw Leek in the "for sale" section (check with him), I've heard nothing but good things about them.

Also try the Spyderco Byrd series, I'd recommend a Cara Cara in G-10 (very nice, I've handled them)
and others they have.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #11 on: November 09, 2008, 09:56:46 PM
Couple of my favs.

Spyderco native, S30v for $40 at walmart, although I think walmart stopped carrying them so they are more expensive elsewhere now.

Spyderco centofante 3, very thin hollow ground vg10 blade (2mm vs. 3mm in most others), only one liner very lightweight. This is my EDC for almost a year now.

Kershaw leek, speedsafe is fun to play with, althoug I wish they used aluminum handle instead of stainless, would've saved quite some weight.

All are 3" blade and can be had under $60 (okay the composite leek is pushing it, but regular is $40ish).

I don't quite like delica/endura for the reason the saber grind can be quite obtuse. On my endura I had to thin it out a lot to be able to sharpen at 30°.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 12:39:42 AM
+1 for Spyderco! The may look strange at first but handle great. And good enought quality for edc if you ask me.


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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 01:43:09 AM
I like the Leek's sturdy feel. I think aluminum combined with its size would give it a cheap feel. BTW, I've decided to keep the Leek... unless an offer is made.  ;) Very little use and still not (re)sharpened.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 02:07:15 AM
How about Spyderco's new Crow or Raven knives?
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #15 on: November 10, 2008, 03:00:58 AM
Benchmade Mini Grip.
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Re: Small folder for edc.
Reply #16 on: November 15, 2008, 08:06:03 PM
Spyderco Caly III , or UKPK , nuff said.

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