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The Little Knives

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Tony Sal, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Bad advertising? 6 is length open? 4 + 2in Blade ?
    I have an extra, pm me?
     
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  2. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

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    Ya know, I have to say it here on the little knives thread. Maybe its an age thing, or just a 'been there, done that' thing, but I really can't remember the last time that I carried a knife larger than a coin pocket/keychain size knife. My small Victorinox executive and classic, the Christy knife that my family has a strange history with, an Opinel number 4, a little Boker 240 penknife. They are all I have been needing in my suburban lifestyle.

    Yes, when I go fishing or woods walking with my better half and dog, my old Buck 102 woodsman is on my hip. But for most times just going to the store, working out in the yard, cooking on the Weber out back, just little inch or two of bade seems all I need. It opens packages, cut what I need.

    Edit to add; I think it may well be an age thing. I was a die hard knife nut in my younger day, but as I went through middle age, it seemed like my fantasy knife obsession faded. By the time I got to retirement age, all I wanted in my pocket was the minimum amount of stuff to get it done. Any decent little pocket knife seemed to do it. Only as an 'oldrer' man did I realize that my dad, with his devotion to the teeny Case Peanut, was onto the truth of the matter. The matter being that in the real world of life in the modern 21st century, we really don't need much knife at all. After all, look how most people these says do not even carry any knife at all. Then even a teeny tiny itty bitty Victorinox classic will do for most package opening, string cutting, rag cutting, fishing like trimming, tape cutting, that you will run into int he office cubicle, shopping mall, car trip, or zoo expedition with the grandkids.

    In my former life in the Washington D.C. area before we retired to Texas, I spent whole days with just a little SAK classic or Leatherman squirt as my sole EDC. Most government buildings ha e strict rules of size of knives, so I just carried a minimum pocket knife that I knew would be no problem. The SAK classic, a Christy knife, or squirt. I got by fine. I think its like the car nut guys. They think you need a Porcshe 911 or Dodge Semi Charger just to commute to work. But most people do just fine with a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic. In fact, the Toyota Corolla has been called the most popular selling car world wide. Just like the SAK classic has been called the worlds most popular pocket knife. Maybe the little knives are like the Toyota and Honda's; the unsung heroes of the cutlery world. Used by more non knife nut people than the tactical fantasy stuff.
     
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  3. Willy

    Willy Loaded Pockets

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    Cross posted this but the brass Christy looks so nice with the brass Douglass.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. jackknife

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    OUTSTADNING MATCHUP!

    Good show, Willy.
     
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  5. Willy

    Willy Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks. I really have no need for a lighter but I was looking for something to spend money on and this just popped up.
     
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  6. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Hand Salute Willy, I always liked the trench lighters eventhough I haven't smoked in 28 years
     
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  7. SOS24

    SOS24 Loaded Pockets

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    I think the Southern Grind Vermin counts
    [​IMG]

    The blade length is 2.25” and total length is less than 5”
     
  8. Wes Lee

    Wes Lee Loaded Pockets

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    If it's little enough.. (To be fair, it is the smaller version.) :rofl:

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  9. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Nice, take this to the watch thread too!!
     
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  10. A.B.

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    Gotta love Opinel[​IMG]

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G973F met Tapatalk
     
  11. garza

    garza Loaded Pockets

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    I woild carry an Opinel if the blade was locking in a size less than No 6 size. No 4 would be the right size.
     
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  12. A.B.

    A.B. Loaded Pockets

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    This used to be a No. 8 stainless. I modified it into 6 cm sheepfoot. For me, the handle of the 8 is the minimum. Actually a little too small. So, get yourself an Opinel of your liking and grind it down. Same as I did...

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  13. garza

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    I prefer the smaller handle of the No 4 for a pocket carry small knife. I have a belt clip for a No 7
     
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  14. A.B.

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    So, get the 6, grind the blade to the prefered length, and cut the handle to the size you like. These cheap little knives are made for customizing. Look up opinel handle carving. People do amazing stuff with them.

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  15. jackknife

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    That kinda defeats the whole point of having a less bulky knife in the pocket. I have a number 6 and am planing on getting a number 4 just because of the less diameter of the handle to start with. These are light duty pocket knives, so a number 4 will handle most of what I need to cut. Plus the number 4 has a thinner blade that is like a strait razor. The number 6, no matter how much you grind off the blade and sand off the handle, will still have the bulk of the number 6 in the bolster and locking ring.
     
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  16. garza

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    Exactly, bulk of the handle and bulk of the blade are not easily changed with a grinder.

    I have practiced grinding blades to remove the half & half edge.
     
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  17. Tony Sal

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    Ah...just get a #6 and forget the work...
     
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  18. garza

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    I have the 6, 7, 8 and 9 in various styles. I usually carry those in a bet clip or in the lunch bag.
     
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  19. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Trying a SAK. 1 blade 1long file, brass liners...?
     
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  20. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    I usually magnetize a screwdriver tip ad another feature
     
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