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Suit knife

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:33 pm

I'm getting married in a few weeks and will be in need of a knife to compliment my suit (not a tuxedo). I have a lot of Spydies with G10 and FRN, but none of them really seem to fit the bill. I have been leaning towards a non-Spyderco OTF, but which Spydies should I consider? I am thinking about a couple, but I don't want to influence anyone's answer.

I think a suit knife should be: fairly slim, small, light-ish, classy and not tactical, and inconspicuous.

Does anyone have any ideas?

By the way, a PM2 isn't ideal for a suit knife...
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Re: Suit knife

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:42 pm

Well it's not cheap, but my first instinct would be the 40th Anniversary.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:56 pm

Chaparral
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Re: Suit knife

Postby ejcr98 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:59 pm

Sage 5.

If you want something smaller and can wait for the Rhino to come out, that had be a great choice.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby The Snowman » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:06 pm

Vallotton, if you disregard its pretty insane pricetag.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby bouhunter » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:11 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:Chaparral
Exactly. :) classy, slim, discreet and no need for anything bigger.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby rybu0305 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:36 pm

Sage 5 or GB2.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby 40mm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:38 pm

Manbug. Or pop the clip off a Dragonfly and drop that in your pocket.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby ronT2 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:49 pm

Chaparral all the way.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:00 pm

CF Chaparral is my dress knife.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby blueblur » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:12 pm

Gayle Bradley 2 or any of the Chaps.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Knife Knut » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:13 pm

Well, if they were still on the market, the SpyderCard or ByrdCard would be perfect. But definitely a Manbug in addition to whatever else you decide on.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby hom76 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:48 pm

If you can go clip less I think Air is a good choice

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Re: Suit knife

Postby remnar » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:52 pm

Chaparral, Air (no clip), Memory

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Slumblor » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:Chaparral
+1

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Re: Suit knife

Postby holeshot » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:21 pm

Domino, black, red or blue.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:26 pm

The Chaparral would be the #1 pick. I cannot think of any knife, by any maker, that is so suitable to a suit. (pun intended)


However, I would not over look the humble FRN Delica, either. The Native is thicker and blockier. Most of BM's knives are too thick or blocky, except the 707 (their best knife for this role).
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Re: Suit knife

Postby dsvirsky » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:55 pm

Fairly slim, small, light-ish, classy and not tactical, and inconspicuous? Jess Horn sprint.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Bloke » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:55 pm

A Chap' would be best if it was going to feature in the wedding photos but if you just want something to cut the wedding cake I'd prolly go a Temp' 2 only because it's a PITA getting icing out of a Millie's pivot. ;)
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Re: Suit knife

Postby DrawBackwards » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:59 pm

I don't have one yet, but I've been thinking about what would be a nice suit carry. I'm leaning to the CF or Raffir Chaparral -- although if I was going slightly larger I think it might be a Sage 5. My Domino is just a little heavier than is practical for my suit pants, even though it's great for Dockers.

If I save enough pennies I might skip them all for the CF Native with s90v... :)

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