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Help me choose a knife

Discussion in 'Knives' started by araziza, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. drewthebrave

    drewthebrave Loaded Pockets

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    The Dragonfly is fantastic and I've never felt like I needed a bigger knife when I carry mine. It's a small knife that handles like a medium knife in hand, since the choil allows for a full grip. If you want something a little larger, the Chapparal or Delica would be my Spyderco suggestions. You can't go wrong with Benchmade either.

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  2. araziza

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    Well, there’s been development. I went to the store near me to try a bunch of these. I learned a bunch about my preferences.
    1) I really like the grip on the Spyderco knives, MUCH more than the ones on the mini grip, mini bugout, or even my drifter.
    2) I’m sensitive to size. The Para3 and Native 5 just felt far too big for me. The chap, UKPk, mini grip and mini bugout were just right. The dragonfly was just barely too small. I LOVE the thinness on the chap.
    3) I really, really wanted to like the rex45 native for the steel. Apparently the ‘sprint run’ marketing concept works on me.
    4) I’m not comfortable with a slipjoint. I need the security of a lock.
    5) apparently I’m into the tool feel. I didn’t like the carbon fibre or raffir noble as much as the regular FRN.

    In the end it was close between the UKPK, which was the perfect shape and blade size and just MELTED into my hand, and the FRN Chapparal, which had the best dimensions of the bunch and fit everywhere properly when closed. I ended up buying the chaparral.


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  3. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Yeah the Chaparral is hard to beat :-D

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    Up close and personal is always the best way to do it. Good choice.
     
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  6. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Yeah, I have never given them any money. Don't trust 'em

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