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Looking for a small EDC cleaver-type fixed blade

Discussion in 'Knives' started by DpM, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. DpM

    DpM Loaded Pockets

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    Hello all. I've been in the market for a small cleaver type fixed blade. The smaller the better. Any great recemendations? :shrug:

    requirements:
    -under 5" (i can make exceptions)
    - preferably kydex sheath
    -OK steel choice (S30V is my favorite)
    -under $150

    best i have found so far is the old Micro Cleaver from Mr. Atwood.... too bad those are long gone

    thanks :)
     
  2. gadgetjack

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    Well, it is kinda like a cleaver, a razel. I have a custom Stubby Pocket Razel from the Graham Brothers and I love it, its wicked sharp and stays that way for a long time. Several people have described it to me as a small cleaver.
    Good luck on your search I am interested to see what you find!
     
  3. jujigatame

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    Mark Terrell made little cleaver neck knives in 2-finger and 3-finger sizes. Click here for info at his site. I don't think he takes orders at this time and I don't see them often on the secondary market at the forums I frequent. Don't think you'd get it under $150 either unless it was used.

    Other than him no one else comes to mind for making that particular style/size combo.

    The Razel gadgetjack mentioned is probably the next best thing. At one time they made a midtech version that went for under $150 but not sure if they still do them.
     
  4. hawkeye

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    The CRKT version of the Stubby Razel is an excellent user, and only about $50. I love mine.
     
  5. echo63

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    as do i, although the middle size CRKT razel "chops" better
     
  6. phatch

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    Take a look at AG Russell's Hocho. It's a folder but quite nice in ATS34.
     
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  8. DpM

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    Hello,
    thanks for all the feedback guys! :)

    The 2-finger-cleaver is definitely my favorite but appears to be a little pricey and hard to find. Also, the folding A.G. Russel is more of a food preparation knife and not a user. So it looks like my next best choice is the Stubby Razel. However, i am wondering if the steel on the CRKT version will hold a good edge :shrug:
    and if someone could please help me navigate the Graham Brothers site so i can find some prices, it would be much appreciated :brickwall:

    -Daniel
     
  9. itsrob

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    Doesn't look like anything is currently available: http://www.grahamknives.com/knives_available.htm
     
  10. Klesk

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    Chiro75 made a knife called the Tactical Orange Peeler that would probably fit your requirements exactly. Unfortunately, I don't think he's making knives at the moment, you might check to see if he's still active on BF. I know where to find him and I do want a knife, but I haven't gotten around to asking him if he's still making any.

    Sorry, I guess that's not so helpful, but it might give you some ideas if you have to end up going the custom route. I was also going to mention Mark Terrel's Cleaver, but someone already beat me to it.
     
  11. hawkeye

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    Well, it is "9Cr18MoV (similar to 440C)" so it is decent. I have no complaints about mine taking or holding an edge. I am just about to buy the big boy (SS7) to go with it. :)

    They almost always have the CRKT versions - http://www.grahamknives.com/crkt_knives.htm
     
  12. mkphc

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    how about a BRKT tusk?
     
  13. molawns

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    Send RockFarm a private message...he makes custom "pocket choppers"...exceptional quality, reasonable price.
    http://edcforums.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7556
     
  14. slw

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    Here's another suggestion, although, may be a little out of the price range.

    John Gage Knives
     
  15. Pesky_Human

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    Whoa! Awesome design!!! WANT.

    [​IMG]

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  16. DpM

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    Again, thank you all very much for the awesome suggestions!! I am still leaning towards the CRKT version of the Stubby Razel. Seems like a great beater, and if anything were to happen to it, i would not be as disappointed if it were in the $100 range. Although...the John Gage VX-2 seems wicked cool :cool:.

    If anybody still has a different suggestion, i would be more than happy to hear from you.

    -Daniel

    Oh and Klesk if you read this, could you please post a picture of the Tactical Orange Peeler (or anybody else who has a picture). Wouldn't want to bother Chiro75 if i didn't like the knife.
     
  17. echo63

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    just letting you know, the Stubby Razel is a thick heavy tiny blad, perfect for beating on, the sheath is designed to be clipped into a right hand pocket, but works quite well clipped to a belt for a left handed draw
    Im within arms reach of one of these three for most of my day
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Klesk

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    If you do a Google image search for "chiro75", at least one pic of the TOP will pop up, it looks like a tiny cleaver. Chiro75's site is gone, so I don't know how much longer Google will find the pic - I guess that should have been a sign for me that he wasn't making knives anymore. I searched for posts by Chiro75 on BF and he's still around but he has sold all his shop equipment to concentrate on "real" life.

    Sorry again for suggesting a knife that you can't currently obtain from the maker - it's just that your post came up at the same time that I was thinking about tracking down a Tactical Orange Peeler or Terrell Cleaver and I posted without checking if I could actually get one.
     
  19. DpM

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    Not a big deal at all. But hey, that Tactical Orange Peeler looks like a pretty great knife! O0
    Anyways, keep the suggestions coming!!!!!!!!!

    And which one would you get: Stubby Razel or Ringed Razel? :help:
    (CRKT versions) details would be terrific

    -Daniel
     
  20. echo63

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    i got both (they r mine up above) - typical CPF member logic

    i carry the ringed razel around home, and the Stubby when i am out of the house, its personal choice really, but i would reccomend the stubby for EDC