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What's an awesome knife with a blade less than 2 1/2 inches?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by bryan123, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    Here on edcf?

    L'chaim!

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  2. bryan123

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  3. aicolainen

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    It's certainly not high end, but this thread is becoming a nice intro to 2.5" knives, so I think SOG Flash 1 is worth a mention. It's ugly, but as it kind of accidentally entered my rotation this week, it strikes me to be a good edc knife when you look past its less than appealing outer. Very inconspicuous deep carry, light and unnoticeable in the pocket, very useful blade shape, quick and easy to operate (maybe to quick to be really inconspicuous). I may not use it very often, but it's certainly a keeper.


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  4. flux

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    I have a Kershaw OD2, it is really really light and small (2" and a bit), but has this super fun, unique and fast opening mechanism and looks quite elegant (the bladeshape is pretty, the scales are as pretty as nylon scales can be). bought it new in box on ebay for 20 bucks or so a few years ago. has a super strong clip on it as well, but you can remove it easily. I heard it is discontinued, but they are on ebay.
     
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  5. Moshe ben David

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    Thanks. I guess the thing is personal preference. Nick is not criticizing the quality of the Pingo but rather the design. Fair enough; I think he made his points well. Someone who does not want two hand opening; who is not happy with a slip joint knife, clearly would not like the Pingo. Or for that matter most of the knives from Case, Schrade, Queen, GEC, Victorinox, etc. Which is why we have a universe of options to enjoy!

    He's also basically correct that generally a thicker blade knife is not the preferred choice for precise slicing. This is one reason why after over 100 years, the Opinel knives are so loved! I'd bet though that for the other characteristics of the Opinel, Nick and others seeking similar design concepts as he prefers might not like the Opinel either. No worries.

    I in fact have an Opinel that I bought and dedicate to slicing fruit, etc. Great knife. For more utilitarian tasks, and for environments where a knife that locks (e.g. Dragonfly), the Pingo and other slip joints for me are great.

    L'chaim!

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  6. bryan123

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    I did pick up a Case slip joint teardrop that has a 2.5 inch Wharncliffe blade and chestnut bone scales. I like it but it has some annoying side to side blade play. Guess I'm spoiled by my locking knives.
     
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    The Nomad looks like the ultimate modern slip joint with high end steel, titanium and carbon fiber, and a pocket clip.....

    Could be my next birthday present. They're in my home state of Massachusetts. Maybe they'll let me pay them a visit and see it in person.

    Is this a knife that would be considered/ classified as a "Mid Tech"?
     
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    Klein aber fein. Despite the stupid name I have come to love it as an excellent garlic slicer, apple peeler, string cutter and pencil sharpener. An excellent choice for the real world rather than the paper-whittling-armchair-popping-woodblock-stabbing pointy but pointless blades made from a steel with a random acronym of three letters and three numbers with claimed mystical powers.

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    The spyderco chapperal has my vote as the coolest lightweight classy modern pocket knife. It's the guru to the sage.
     
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    Inexpensive go Spyderco Meerkat, Middle of the row go Dragonfly, top would be Techno or Burch Chubby depending blade style you like. I have all of these and they all have a purpose on my rotation.


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    This was going to be my recommendation. Pick out a knife that you like based on handle, materials, etc, and then grind or have someone grind the blade down to 2.5 inches. A Paramilitary 3 with the blade shortened might do nicely.
     
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    oops duplicate
     
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    Case. Underscore. Knives. Period. I carry a Medium Stockman and it's really the best pocket knife for all-purpose needs i've ever owned. Plus, made in USA, and it has that classic bone style. They have some really nice small and dependable blades. :)
     
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    Tops ALRT

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    Amsler Hurricane Razor.
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    Couple of Fellhoelter Frikkys. Friction folders have a character all their own.
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    It's really nice there are so many options.