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Watch pocket/key chain size serrated blades

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Moshe ben David, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    I generally carry at least two blades with me. Usually a primary and a complementary secondary. Most often, my primary is a plain edge (if a traditional such as a stockman or trapper, usually multiple plain edge blades), so the secondary is a serrated edge. I do have a few serrated edge knives that when I carry I consider as primary in which case then I use a plain edge as the complementary.

    Simple and straight forward.

    Thing is, other than Spyderco, finding small serrated edge blades to fit in the watch pocket of jeans isn't so simple. I love my Spydyercos. But I do get sort of bored... And I wonder what else is on the market in that size? I'm just not finding anything worth buying from other makers.

    Budget wise I don't want to go extreme. Spydie ladybugs are in the budget sweet spot; maybe as high as $45 if the H1 steel; Case traditionals from their core families (e.g. peanut size) are also priced where I want to be -- if only Case had serrated blades in this range!

    Suggestions anyone?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  2. OreoGaborio

    OreoGaborio Loaded Pockets

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    Yeah, not many options.... Love my H1 ladybug hawkbill, even if a spydie isn't what you're looking for. Watch pocket with a lanyard is where it lives.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Peter Gaboriault, on Flickr
     
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  3. NelsonIII

    NelsonIII Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a stainless Delica and the H1 Hawkbill on a neck lanyard. Great combo. There is also a standard serrated H1 Ladybug.
     
  4. Jramirez9083

    Jramirez9083 Loaded Pockets

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    What about the serrated victorinox spartan version? It seems to be about the same size lengthwise as the ladybug
     
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  5. NelsonIII

    NelsonIII Loaded Pockets

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    Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite serrated. Maybe a smidge too big for you however?
     
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  6. Jramirez9083

    Jramirez9083 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm sorry. I confused the ladybug with the dragonfly (shame on me). Spartan might be too big
     
  7. scski44

    scski44 Loaded Pockets

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    Cold steel super edge. Fits on keys, does the job, $15.88 on amazon.
    Pictures may or may not work...
    Edit: they didn't :help:
    Edit v1.3: now they did :bounce:
     
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  8. JDay6363

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    Spyderco Cricket?
     
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    I love the grimloc for the keys, and the knife! Might need to pick that one up..
     
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  10. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    All (above). Thanks for the suggestions. In fact, I do now have both Ladybug H1 SE (the Hawksbill and the regular) in my rotation for the watchpocket as complementary knives. I also have the Dragonfly H1 SE (as well as a Dragonfly H1 PE) which started out to be used in the watchpocket as a complementary knife. I decided first of all it was a bit too large for the watchpocket and second of all I liked it functionally to be part of my primary rotation. Same goes for the Cricket SE.

    As far as the Cold Steel Super Edge. Looking at its overall length plus a sheath I think maybe too large for what I intend. At some point I think I will add one or more small fixed blades to my rotation pattern and this one may end up in the collection as a result.

    So far, it sure is looking like Spyderco has 'carved' out a niche for sure. Not surprising given their talk about 'little big knives' !!

    L'chaim,

    Moshe ben David
     
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