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Need 2" blade, substantial folder recommendations

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by MrMurphy, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    1. Moving to Italy, knife laws are 2" or less for folding knives.

    2. I prefer Spydercos, been carrying them since '96.

    3. I want something that may be short, but is stout enough to do a job like cut rope.

    4. Something with a strong enough lock it won't cut off my fingers. I don't prefer linerlocks.


    Suggestions? Looking at the Zytel-handled Spyderco Mouse. Maybe the Copilot if they still make it?
     
  2. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Going by the limits set, from Spyderco looks like only the Cricket. <sigh>.
     

  3. HAVOC

    HAVOC Remember Millennium Member CLM

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    Well there's the Jester and the Ladybug. I keep a Jester Spyderedge on my keychain sometimes. Simple lockbacks, not the strongest lock. And no clip. You didn't mention a clip as a requirement, but I kinda got that impression.

    The Dodo is only a teeny bit over, perhaps a bit of grinder work? It's almost a real knife.

    The Benchmade 310/10610 Benchmite is a handy little knife. Again, no clip, but it's built like a tiny little bank vault, and the Levitator lock is very secure. I love my auto, highly reccomended.

    SOG Twitch I is 1.9", lockback and assisted opening.

    The CRKT PECK knives are under 2" in blade length. Minimalist. Kinda cheap...

    There's a handful of sub-2" autos designed for California's odd knife laws. I assume that autos will be a problem, but here's a good listing, just in case.

    How about small fixed blades? Spyderco, Benchmade, Emerson and various others make fixed blade neck knives with blades under 2".
     
  4. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    No switchblades, not sure about fixed blades. I think "assisted openers" would count as switchblades in Italy.
     
  5. RonT

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    MrMurphy, have you looked at the Spyderco Salsa? I have one and it is a great little knife. I believe the blade is right at 2"(the actual cutting part) and has a good strong compression lock. It may be too long. I am not sure if the law looks at the whole blade or just the cutting edge.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Spyderco-Salsa-...579941335QQcategoryZ43334QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Spyderco-Blue-S...ryZ42577QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    There are generally a few of the Salsa's on eBay at pretty good prices. That is where I got mine.
    This looks to maybe be a good one also. Under 2" and S30V steel which is great steel.
    http://www.blade-tech.com/product.php?productid=805&cat=279&page=1

    Hope that helps a bit.

    Ron
     
  6. .17BVZ

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    There's the Spyderco Pegasus with a 2" Gin-1 blade $42 - found here:
    http://www.johnfjensen.com/acatalog/catalog.php?page=2&category= Spyderco Knives
    (second one down)

    Or the Meercat with a Aus6 1-15/16" blade $30 - on that same page. (3rd down)

    But this is the one I'd get in your situation. Perfect for slashing rope, among other things:
    #FB08BMS. FB08 SPOT - MICARTA
    1 5/8" VG-10 SERRATED FIXED BLADE, BLACK MICARTA HANDLE. KYDEX NECK SHEATH AND CHAIN. DISCONTINUED IN 2005
    - found here: http://www.johnfjensen.com/acatalog/catalog.php?page=3&category= Spyderco Knives
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    No lock to worry about, strong (no lock), top of the line VG-10 blade, Micarta handles, Kydex neck sheath, price, what's not to like?! Ok, I'm gonna hve to get one. I just realised how much I like it. And how useful it would be to have as a last resort SD backup blade. Not too shabbay.
     
  7. MrMurphy

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    The Mouse2 looks like it'll do it.
     
  8. RonT

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    That Mouse2 looks temping to me also!

    Ron
     
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    Check out a Spyder Dodo. Short, slightly hooked blade, but full length handle for a better grip. Short bladed folders often come w/ very short handles--not good for applying pressure.

    NS
     
  11. G-Bone

    G-Bone the 29 is fine

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    +1 on the Dodo, very very tuff little knife, carry one daily as a worker blade.

    Also agree 100% with the Mouse2, another wonderful choice.

    I would say these two are the best choice you can get based on your needs.
     
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    I like the Spyderco Scorpius. It's made for the Pikal grip, and well-suited for self defense. It's a handy little folder. ;z
     
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    I'd look at a la griffe neck knife from emerson.
     
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    Kershaw Chive 1600 by Ken Onion

    The Kershaw Chive features: 1 15/16” 420 high carbon stainless steel blade with dual thumb studs, ambidextrous Index Finger Opening extension and Speed-Safe assist, and 410 stainless steel handle, 2 7/8” closed, with bead blast finish, frame lock, blade safety (located at the butt end: slide button to free the blade tip), lanyard hole and pocket clip. 1.9oz



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  17. Roundeyesamurai

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    Pikal grip... well-suited for self-defense...?

    ^8
     
  18. Short Cut

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    Wanted to bump this because somebody just gave me a MINT Spyderco Dodo!
     
  20. liberty911

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    The Spyderco Lava is SWEET and fits your bill. The Boker Subcom(?) is great too and is designed by the same guy.

    Good luck and have fun!