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Re: Suit knife

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:39 pm

I've carried my positron in a suit. It's slim profile and carbon fiber scales make for an excellent suit knife. I highly recommend it.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby murphjd25 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Chaparral, classy,small, and a slicey demon.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby vaisforlovers » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:17 pm

A Kopa, if you can find one, is my strongest recommendation. Despite the Kopa rec, a Bradley Air is my most carried in a suit.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Donut » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:24 pm

I've carried the Caly series in suits or a tux. It is usually my "going to a wedding" knife. I say the Carbon Fiber Caly 3 is a serious dress knife.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby levs18 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:27 pm

When I think of a suit knife, I think of something with a smooth handle, like titanium, that won't tear up the pockets when you take it out. The sage and chaparral would be good choices. I also think the dice or domino would be good options, but may be a bit heavy. I would also think the OP should check out the mantra. It would also be a great opportunity to check out a new steel, M4. I know the OP doesn't have any blades in that steel yet.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the OP chooses for the wedding!

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Bloke » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:37 pm

Please excuse my ignorance! I'm Australian! ;)

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Re: Suit knife

Postby remnar » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:54 pm

For a wedding the only thing you need is a Rescue. ;)

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Re: Suit knife

Postby levs18 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:59 pm

Adding one more, Lil' Lum Nishijin.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Bill1170 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:20 pm

Bradley Air. Though personally, in my suit I just carry a Delica lightweight clipless in my pocket. Nobody sees it, so it needn't be fancy.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Midnightrider » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:40 pm

I wear a suit to work and I carry a Blurple Millie in a rear pants pocket. The color seems to disappear against various blue fabrics and I just love the knife and never feel like I don't have enough knife with me.

The Native 5 LW is a good choice if you want something small that is more handy and useful than you could imagine.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Brock O Lee » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:04 am

Donut wrote:I say the Carbon Fiber Caly 3 is a serious dress knife.
Same here. Eventually I'll get a CF Chaparral too for this role.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:09 am

I will add that the Centofante looks pretty good for this role at 2.5 oz. I have no direct experience with this knife, however. (I keep thinking I'll buy one one of these days)
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Re: Suit knife

Postby roger-roger » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:47 am

Bill1170 wrote:Bradley Air. Though personally, in my suit I just carry a Delica lightweight clipless in my pocket. Nobody sees it, so it needn't be fancy.

+3 on the Bradley Air, although my go to for dress slacks is a Gen 2 Delica with integrated FRN clip.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Eli Chaps » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 am

ClipiTool.

Small and classy looking with a bottle opener! Can't go wrong with that combo at a wedding. :)

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Re: Suit knife

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:26 pm

Thanks everyone for the awesome advice! I hope no one gets offended when I don't pick their favorite - there can only be one!

So far, it's sounding like I'll go either the route of the Chaparral or the Sage 5 (huge fan of the Compression Lock). Basically, do I go for the small size of the Chaparral or the amazing beauty of the Sage 5 lock?

Chaparral
Pros: new steel I don't have, as thin as you can go, carbon fiber, clip
Cons: not a Compression Lock

Sage 5
Pros: Compression Lock, carbon fiber, clip
Cons: S30V (not a huge fan), bigger than the Chap

I'm surprised no one has advised the Techno. Why not?
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Re: Suit knife

Postby jmh58 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:29 pm

I would go a whole different direction.. Slippie for me.. My son just got married this past June and I had an SAK with scissors.. You would have been surprised how much it got used that day.. I was!! :D John :)
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Personal top 5 picks (in no particular order)
Buck 500 Duke
Spyderco Des Horn
Spyderco Kopa
Raffir Noble Chaparral
Centofante Memory
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Cheddarnut » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:45 pm

Dont wear a knife on your wedding day, you're there to tie the knot, not cut the tie. Hmm, tie could be 'TI' and knot could be 'nautical', whats both TI and nautical: The Tusk. Plus you can use it to undo the knot if you decide to divorce.

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Re: Suit knife

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:58 pm

Cheddarnut wrote:Dont wear a knife on your wedding day, you're there to tie the knot, not cut the tie. Hmm, tie could be 'TI' and knot could be 'nautical', whats both TI and nautical: The Tusk. Plus you can use it to undo the knot if you decide to divorce.
Ha, so you're saying I should get the Tusk and keep it handy! I may take that advice yet.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby RSV2400 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:58 pm

I second the Des Horn recommendation. I don't think Spyderco has ever put out a sweeter looking gentlemen's knife, with a smoother action. It's a piece of art. S30V; strong tip, even though it looks delicate. The other great thing is since they've been out there for so long, you can pick up the knife in the $117 to $125 range from several well trusted vendors. Saves more for the honeymoon!


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