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Micro sized fixed blade?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by P185Renegade, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. xbanker
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    You didn't specify your intended use/setting, but generally speaking, I agree with MJ (that's not to say I don't have some of the fine knives others mentioned above; mostly for various kits).

    One of my favorite and most-used small fixed-blades is the A.G. Russell Woodswalker. Not "beefy" by any stretch, but useful. 6" OAL. 2.375" blade. Light. Choice of Kydex or leather pocket-pouch sheath. <$30. And for me, one of its best features for a small fixed-blade, the handle is generous enough that it makes the knife useable. Went with Kydex; didn't care for the "flap" on pocket sheath (many folks slice off the flap).

    Good value for the $$$.

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  2. indigo_wolf

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    Fred Perrin La Griffe

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    ATB,
    Sam
     
  3. cubegleamer

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    This one is about 6.5"

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  4. bleh

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    Timberghost Custom Kiridashi, he's now making them in drop points too. 4" overall:
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    Candiru. best small fixed blade you can get. and decently priced too
     
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    Boker magnum Lil Friend, 3-3/8" overall length. Still useable despite its tiny size and mine was only £15.
     
  8. TDS

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    Please tell me more about this! What is the name of this pretty little thing?
     
  9. P185Renegade

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    I have a candiru and love it. I'm kinda thinking my next small fixie will be a bark river mikro Canadian 2. Anyone have experience with these? Or a bark river epk?
     
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    PSK. 5-3/16"
     
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  11. Domain

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    Boker Lil Friend
     
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    Not sure of your intended use but MTech imports three that are under 4". Model numbers are 2030, 2031 and 2032. 440 stainless blackened stonewashed @ 3/16" thick. I have a 2031 that I'm using in a mint tin kit. I would not pay over $10.00 excluding shipping. Others that I have played with are the tool logic survival card and companion card, case are too large to fit inside a mint tin but could be attached to the lid. I used a Velcro strap. @$25.00. Moving up in size, aside from the ones already listed, Karbar makes the Remora, 5". Cold Steel, Marbles and Mossburg have Bird and Trout models that would be easy to cut down. All roughly 6" in length. I have also have a number of custom knifes made, new makers especially might be willing to make something to your specifications. While I have not played with any of these, you might also look at BenchMark 027 skinner and 28 daggers, Boker Martin K-bit, Toucan, Perrin Le Shark, Le Heron, Le Kiridashi, ESEE Arrowhead, Mantis Wicked, Privateer, TOPS Turley, TPALRT01, Thumb Nail, and Victorixox Swisscard. Go up to 5" and there are too many to list.
     
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    Thanks, I call this the "Wee Cleave".​
    1095 High Carbon Steel
    American oak scales with vulcanized red fiber liners
    Brass hardware & lanyard tube
    Blade 3 7/8”
    Handle 3”
    Comes with a custom leather pocket sheath
    Once I get the next batch ready I'm going to contact Jon about selling them here on the EDCF Craftsman Forum.
     
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  14. Indygunguy

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    I have a CRKT S.P.E.W. that gets a lot of use as a neck knife. The blade is thin, the tip is crazy sharp, and I think I got mine delivered to the house for less than $40, if I recall correctly. You might take a look at those.
     
  15. P185Renegade

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    I went with a bark river mikro Canadian II. I'm pretty excited for it to get here.
     
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    My Boker Plus Gnome with olive wood handle. Sheath is terrible, but the knife is amazing. I recommend the micarta Gnome, because it comes with a kydex sheath which has a much more snug fit. Wish I would have had the wits to buy that version instead.
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    Cold Steel Hide Out. Great little SD knife.
     
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    “Knicks and dull edges are abominations, so use knives and hatchets for nothing but they were made for.” – Horace Kephart, 1917
     
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  19. Bob the Dog

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    That's a really pretty little knife.
     
  20. jackknife

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    The Buck Hartsook is a great little knife.

    I've had a long love of very small pocket fixed blades that I call 'unfolding pocket knives'. They may seem useless at first glance, but when you use one day to day, the light bulb goes on over your head. A small fixed blade with a 1/3/4 to 2 inch blade can open packages, cut food, break down cardboard boxes, cut twine or rope, and many other jobs that a large knife can. When you think about blade length, keep in mind the hardest working knives in the world are the sliding blade utility knives on construction sites on every continent. Here they are made by Stanley, mostly. Blade length all of one inch. Just one single inch, yet they cut open sacks of cement mix, cut tar paper, strip cable, and cut sheet rock.

    I used a Buck Hartsook for a year, and loved it. The whole thing, knife and sheath all fit easy in my right front pocket. The lanyard to the sheath was attached to the belt loop right in front of the pocket, so when I grabbed the knife and pulled, it came out of the pocket and separated from the sheath with the sheath dangling just outside the pocket. No opening the knife at all. To put away, just shove back into the sheath until it clicked and shove the whole thing back in the pocket. Ultra convenient.

    The other huge advantage of the pocket fixed blade is, nothing to cleanup in hidden areas. Just wipe off well and you're good to go.

    So, advantages of nothing to clean much, no lock to fail, no need to open, and being lighter weight to boot, there isno downside to the pocket fixed blade. Exept if you live in the state of The Peoples Republik Of Maryland, where you can't carry ANY fixed blade knife concealed. Ends up a cop pointed out that my tiny Buck Hartsook was illegal, yet my Opinel number 12 with a 5 inch blade was not. As long as the state allowed for concealed fixed blade,I'd carry a small pocket fixed blade over any folder.
     
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