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For my next rtick...

Postby TheHindy » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi all. Haven't been around for a few days, and just read all the replies to my inaugural posting. Rather than going all necormancer and resurrecting an old thread, I'll make a new one. As it so happens, I have a birthday coming up (Monday in fact, turning the big 3-0 :eek: ) Soooo..I'm thinking new knife time. I like the idea of a smaller knife than the Manix XL, not that it would be hard to do :D Whipping out a big knife to open a bag of M&M's can be a little off putting sometimes, as much as it pains me to say. I have a weakness for big blades, BUT..sometimes smaller is better. Any suggestions? I'd like to keep it under $100 if I can. Thanks in advance.
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Postby Surfingringo » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:04 pm

Dragonfly 2

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Postby Spydersense » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:07 pm

Another vote for the Dragonfly 2. The green G10 version would make a nice birthday present.

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Postby Surfingringo » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:17 pm

Yup I really like the g10 version. It's worth the extra $$ in my opinion.

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Postby timlara » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:37 pm

swigert wrote:Native brown frn sprint available at knife center...
+1 on this one. Great limited edition color in a nice steel.

Can't go wrong with the Dragonfly either, though. Those would probably be my top two picks for a small knife under $100.

The Chaparral is great as well, but costs a bit more.

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Postby eric m. » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:08 am

Any Native! :D

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Postby Bradley » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:57 am

I'd recommend the SB stretch or maybe the glass fiber damascus stretch. I have neither, but I've seen quite a few positive reviews, and the price looks right to me.


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Postby jmh58 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:03 am

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Postby Nate » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:39 am

You definitely need a new blade to help soothe the pain of old age, lol :)

I will 2nd the Chaparral. The carbon fiber Chap can be had for under $100. The new ones are XHP, but I imagine a lot of dealers still have s30v in stock as well. Good to be aware of in case you have a preference...

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Postby Officer Gigglez » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:21 pm

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Postby Holland » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:51 pm

The chaparral and the dragonfly are my two favourite small knife models
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Postby tvenuto » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:16 pm

Love my stealth chaparral. Perfect, dress knife IMO, but would be fine in an EDC role as well. Sage is a similarly well reviewed knife with different lock options.

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Postby TheHindy » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:24 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. The native in Carpenter steel at knife center if awfully tempting. Have to give it a think.
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Postby DougC-3 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:09 am

It depends on how small you want the next one to be. You must buy the Foliage Green G-10 Dragonfly at some point. You can put it off until after you buy the Chaparral or Native if you like, but I would highly recommend that you just go ahead and order it, then order one of the others while you wait for it to arrive :D
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Postby DougC-3 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:31 am

P.S. I forgot to mention that the G-10 D-fly is small enough that you'll want to carry it in addition to the other one you choose. Also the discontinued carbon fiber Cat would be a fancy choice in between the D-fly and the others in size, if you're lucky enough to locate one. (If you find two, please PM me.) :)
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Postby sal » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:34 am

Hi Hindy,

Welcome to our forum.

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Postby araneae » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:01 am

Holland wrote:The chaparral and the dragonfly are my two favourite small knife models
+1
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:11 am

I can't argue with the obvious suggestion of the G-10 Dragonfly that has been mentioned multiple times by my fellow forumites. It is one of my favorites (as well as my signature image). I must also insert the idea that the Ladybug offers amazing cutting power to size, is available for a very reasonable price, and can be found in a wide variety of edges and steels. I recently picked up a trio to compliment my larger knives. Got the 3 for just over $100 to qualify for free shipping! Couldn't be happier. Welcome to the forums.

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Postby dgebler » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:38 am

XHP native is a winner for me under $100. For a little more coin, the techno is awesome!


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