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Recommend a shirt pocket knife

Discussion in 'Knives' started by dimeotane, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. dimeotane

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    Any recommendations of a good EDC knife that clips in a shirt chest pocket like a pen? Something where the clip and knife top showing isn't obvious. Something not too thick or heavy and no more than 12cm to the clip.

    I measured my pen to the clip: 12 cm tall or 4.75 inches, which is the same as my shirt pockets.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. dimeotane

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    I've looked at the Boker Urban Survival for the reason that it has a nice size and format, except I'd go with something else. That one is reviewed to be hard to open, have a chisel grind, is dull out of the box, and the black paint finish rubs off easily. Also, one reviewer says the bolt was soft and was easily stripped when tightening.
     
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    SOG Flash I! The clip is small and it looks very much like a pen clip, because no part of the knife is visible. It's also very light (~1.2 oz), so it shouldn't drag your pocket down. Overall length is about 8.5 cm.
     
  6. sonny

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    CRK Mnandi is 3 5/8 inches when folded with reversible clip and ultra-low ride.

    William Henry has some models that come with leather pocket sheaths WITH clips.
    The knives are even out of my league, but the sheath with clip is a good idea for any small knife if you could have it made.
    http://www.knifeart.com/b12riorancho.html

    If fixed blade is OK and you want to just drop it in your shirt pocket as it has no clip.
    Boker Tom Krein "Grasshopper" is super nice looking and about same size as your pen or a bit longer with Kydex sheath.
     
  7. Gnarly
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    Executive Edge Knives:

    Can't get the link to work!
     
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    Keycom, you will not know it's there until you need it.
     
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    monocrom,

    Santa better be bringing me one!
    Really tough,slimline knives.
    Friend has had one for a few years.
    Hair-popping sharp.
    $50 shipped in CONUS,I believe.
    There's even a (slightly!) shorter one;same price.
     
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    I can't believe that these are still made. The last one of these that I seen was owned by my grandfather.
     
  13. RGNY

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    another vote for the Keycom.

    just for fun, i went two weeks with the Keycom as my -only- knife. never found it lacking.
     
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    check out JRE Industries, they can make you a custom sheath like that one for a reasonable price

    http://www.jreindustries.com/sheaths.htm
     
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    I don't know where you heard this, but here's my take on this:

    It is a bit difficult to open quickly one-handed, although it can be done. To me, it's definitely easier to open with two hands.

    Mine was very, very sharp...like an exacto knife. I can't imagine who would refer to it as "dull".

    As far as the rest of your points, I'm afraid I really can't comment...I haven't carried mine enough to see how the finish holds up, and I'm not sure what "bolt" you're referring to, but I haven't had to tighten anything on mine at all. Yeah, it does have a chisel grind, which many find to be a plus.

    I'm not saying this is the best knife ever...but for an all around light-weight carry-in-your-shirt-pocket type of knife...it ain't bad!

    Tim
     
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    Being the holidays, and perhaps needing a cheap, fast alternative, this will perhaps be of use.
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    Mine was very, very sharp...like an exacto knife. I can't imagine who would refer to it as "dull".
    I'm not saying this is the best knife ever...but for an all around light-weight carry-in-your-shirt-pocket type of knife...it ain't bad!

    Tim, thanks for the additional review. My first thought was that I would use an exacto type knife all of the time.