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Most classy gentleman's knife?

Postby Adriaan » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:42 pm

I find the spyderco walker the most classy and beautiful gentleman knife. Even compared to other brands, i still like this design the most. The böker walker can't compete to this model. I like it even more than the klotzli walker designs. The blade shape of the spyderco walker is outstanding and the spydie hole is so much nicer then a thumb stud would be on this one. This is definitely an office knife for a gentleman, like a lawyer or businessman.

If spyderco will produce future walker sprint runs. I'm will be very interested.

I'm waiting on my walker blue almite (vg10) :) Yes i found one brand new in a shop in Amsterdam. It was not super cheap, but i think it's worth it. The ZDP walker is also nice :) Cool design!

Which folder do you find the most classy gentleman knife?

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Postby Blerv » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:15 pm

Probably the fanciest I have is the Spyderco Phoenix. My more understated one is the Sage 2. Really looking forward to the Caly 3.5 CF/ZDP-189.
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Postby The Deacon » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:19 pm

Of the standard production Spydercos I own, the original jigged bone Kiwi would be my top choice. Second on my list would be the jigged bone Micro Dyad. Of my customized Kiwis, I'd put this one at the top of the list...
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Postby Bearcat1 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:22 pm

I tend to agree with the OP that the Spyderco Walker is very classy for a gentleman's knife.
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Postby gdwtvb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:35 pm

I think the most classy gentleman's knife isn't out yet. But I am anxiously anticipating it. The Bradley Air. Should be the hands down winner.

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Postby jtoler_9 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:47 pm

What is that a picture of Paul? Is that a tumor or a mushroom? On the flip side that is one good looking Kiwi

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Postby rg02 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:12 pm

GB is a large knife, but my classiest one I own. it sure is purdy!
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Postby golddot370 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:14 pm

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Classiest gentleman's knife

Postby tr4022 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:24 pm

Rockstead TEI. But at $1800 or thereabouts, too rich for my blood.

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Postby gull wing » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:31 pm

The Regular Lum Chinese is classy, slim, and long enough to be useful. I have difficulty useing tiny knives. You have various color aluminum ones, titanium, and glass fiber in the Chinese.
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Postby JLS » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Classiest ever, IMO, would have to be the C54 Calypso in plain edge. It was a looker and a worker. Curse me for selling mine.
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Postby kbuzbee » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:07 pm

Blerv wrote:Probably the fanciest I have is the Spyderco Phoenix.
Certainly my classiest, as well, but the upcoming Gayle Bradley looks pretty slick. No clip may be a deal breaker for me, but it's one honey of a knife.

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Postby DiKa » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:19 pm

My vote will go to Tim Zawada. It is CF and IMO the shape of the blade is the classiest out of all.

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Postby IrishSpyder22 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:24 pm

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Postby Jordan » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:34 pm

Probably this... the perfect knife for the guy who has 70,000$ just burning a hole in his pocket. :p

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Postby gbelleh » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:11 pm

There are lots of classy Spydies. The new Des Horn or Chaparral makes a nice gent's folder. So does the Michael Walker, Caly 3 CF, Kiwi, and Kopa. The original Persians, and I always liked the looks of the C42 Viele as a large gentleman's folder. As far as non-Spydies, my favorite is the CRK Mnandi.

I'll have to wait and see what that glass fiber looks like in person before commenting on the Air.
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:24 pm

kbuzbee wrote:Certainly my classiest, as well, but the upcoming Gayle Bradley looks pretty slick. No clip may be a deal breaker for me, but it's one honey of a knife.

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+1 . . I really like the concept, but the lack of even a small wire clip is a deal breaker for me as well.
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Postby Tdog » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:29 pm

I don't know about "classiest" but I enjoy my CRKT Ken Onion EROS. Titanium framelock with IKBS. Very light, razor sharp, and oh, so smooth opening and closing. (Made in Taiwan) The clip is not the best so I removed it. Not sure it would be as tough as any Spyderco but a very nice "gentleman's folder" My classiest Spydies are my Aqua Salts :D ........ because they get more tough use than any other of my knives. :spyder: Really like the Caly 3 ZDP as well.

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Postby tonydahose » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:39 pm

when someone mentions classy i think black tux so i like the knives to have black micarta or some carbon fiber. the smaller knives would blend in more easily than say the Vallotton which is a purdy knife ;) . here is my list in no particular order, most kopas, (including embellished ones, cough cough, lol) kiwis, CF caly 3, the original Veile,the small persian and the CF Walker. that's it off the top of my head, I am sure I am missing a few i would put on the list if i remembered them :D .
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Postby Tdog » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:01 pm

Adriaan wrote:I find the spyderco walker the most classy and beautiful gentleman knife. Even compared to other brands, i still like this design the most. The böker walker can't compete to this model. I like it even more than the klotzli walker designs. The blade shape of the spyderco walker is outstanding and the spydie hole is so much nicer then a thumb stud would be on this one. This is definitely an office knife for a gentleman, like a lawyer or businessman.

If spyderco will produce future walker sprint runs. I'm will be very interested.

I'm waiting on my walker blue almite (vg10) :) Yes i found one brand new in a shop in Amsterdam. It was not super cheap, but i think it's worth it. The ZDP walker is also nice :) Cool design!

Which folder do you find the most classy gentleman knife?
Adriaan, thanks for starting this thread. I hadn't really paid close attention to the Bradley Air. It seems to be much that I like in a compact "classy" knive. I hadn't really noticed it was a linerlock. So many of the "smaller" knives are lockback which are good, but I prefer the linerlock. Coupled with M4, weighing 1.27 ounces, and made in Taiwan, this should be a very "classy" knife. I wasn't planning on getting one of these. Will now have to reconsider.


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