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Re: Suit knife

Postby Donut » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:59 pm

Brock O Lee wrote:
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.
Why not a stealth Chaparral? :D
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Re: Suit knife

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:11 pm

Go bold, Orange Handle Rock Salt in a leg holster. You could cut the cake with it!
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Re: Suit knife

Postby standy99 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:23 pm

Sorry but outside Spyderco takes this role

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Ryno » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:48 pm

DF2 all the way
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 pm

I would not get the Sage 5. The reason is simple: weight. With blue jeans a little weight is fine. With a suit or tux it is not. Keep it slim and light. That means a Chaparral, Delica, Salt 2, Dragonfly, or Urban Light Weight (slip joint). You could also pair this with a small SAK classic SD so you would have scissors.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby DutchBlades » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:53 pm

+1 on the Chaparral. Any rendition would suit your needs (pun intended), but I prefer the 3.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby NoFair » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:35 am

My favorite knives for formal occasions are; C22 CF Michael Walker, C42 PE Viele, Cento Memory, Kopa, GB Air.. Might be a bit of a challenge to get some of these at the moment though

The Techno is sweet, but a bit chunky and doesn't really go well with the thinner fabric in a suit or tux..

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Re: Suit knife

Postby PSquared » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:20 am

Personally I don't think that suits and tactical looking knives go together so like others have mentioned, I go outside the Spyderco realm if I'm wearing a suit (even the Ladybug on my keys will disappear until I'm back in "normal" clothes). Most times I'm wearing a suit I'll have a CRK Mnandi in my pocket (I'd never clip to a suit). Very occasionally I'll go with a traditional.

If it had to be a Spydie, of the knives I own, I'd go Kopa or Memory. Personally, I'd even regard my DF2s or Chaparral as "too tactical" for a suit. Of the ones I don't own, an Air or a Des Horn (hmmmm, these are all discontinued).

But hey, if the OP is considering an OTF with a suit .... "too tactical" isn't an issue for him and pretty much anything can be used, take the Para!!

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Re: Suit knife

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:21 am

I was thinking something like this when I said OTF:

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Re: Suit knife

Postby bryan123 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:46 am

You are looking for a gentleman's folder.

Are you going to clip the knife to your pants pocket with the clip visible or are you looking for something that will be concealed fully in your pocket and out of sight?
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Re: Suit knife

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:04 am

bryan123 wrote:You are looking for a gentleman's folder.

Are you going to clip the knife to your pants pocket with the clip visible or are you looking for something that will be concealed fully in your pocket and out of sight?
During the ceremony and photos I'll definitely have it inside my pocket, no clip visible. Once the liquor starts flowing, though, I'll either clip it to my pants front pocket or rear pocket.
The first time I saw a Spyderco was the early 90s at a knife shop in a mall. I can still see the SpydieHoles through that glass display cabinet. My parents wouldn't buy any of them for me... so now I buy them all. :spyder:

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Re: Suit knife

Postby setldown » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:33 am

With all the sprints and exclusives how can anybody save-up for a suit?

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Re: Suit knife

Postby bryan123 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:28 pm

ConspicuousConsumption wrote:
bryan123 wrote:You are looking for a gentleman's folder.

Are you going to clip the knife to your pants pocket with the clip visible or are you looking for something that will be concealed fully in your pocket and out of sight?
During the ceremony and photos I'll definitely have it inside my pocket, no clip visible. Once the liquor starts flowing, though, I'll either clip it to my pants front pocket or rear pocket.
If you could have it inside your pocket with no clip visible the whole time I would say 100% the Roadie or maybe even a SAK Cadet or an Opinel #6, which are my three favorite dress/ gentlemen's knives.

Are you gifting knives to your groomsmen/ ushers, and if not then why not? :)
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Re: Suit knife

Postby anycal » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:40 am

How come nobody mentioned the UK Penknife? Maybe I missed it?

It may not look as classy, or be as much of a gentlemen's folder as the Military ;) , but it is light (1.9oz), deep carry, Golden made, and can be had in S110V for $84.
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Re: Suit knife

Postby Midnightrider » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:10 am

setldown wrote:With all the sprints and exclusives how can anybody save-up for a suit?
Well I don't know about anybody else but I bought most of my suits before I started buying Spydercos :D. Live and learn...
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Re: Suit knife

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:01 am

bryan123 wrote:
ConspicuousConsumption wrote:
bryan123 wrote:
I don't have groomsmen, but maybe I'll get my brother something.
The first time I saw a Spyderco was the early 90s at a knife shop in a mall. I can still see the SpydieHoles through that glass display cabinet. My parents wouldn't buy any of them for me... so now I buy them all. :spyder:

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Re: Suit knife

Postby ThePeacent » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:56 pm

bryan123 wrote:
ConspicuousConsumption wrote:
bryan123 wrote:You are looking for a gentleman's folder.

Are you going to clip the knife to your pants pocket with the clip visible or are you looking for something that will be concealed fully in your pocket and out of sight?
During the ceremony and photos I'll definitely have it inside my pocket, no clip visible. Once the liquor starts flowing, though, I'll either clip it to my pants front pocket or rear pocket.
If you could have it inside your pocket with no clip visible the whole time I would say 100% the Roadie or maybe even a SAK Cadet or an Opinel #6, which are my three favorite dress/ gentlemen's knives.

Are you gifting knives to your groomsmen/ ushers, and if not then why not? :)
is this little Opi not gentleman enough of a knife then? :(

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Re: Suit knife

Postby jaxonunit » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:28 pm

I really think you should reconsider you position on tactical. :D

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Re: Suit knife

Postby Donut » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:26 pm

standy99 wrote:Sorry but outside Spyderco takes this role

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Yeah, but how do you open it without the hole? :confused:

At first glance I think:

1. Take it out of your pocket.
2. Give it to someone else. :rolleyes:
3. Ask that someone else to open it for you. :cool:

I suppose that's pretty good for a gentleman's knife. No one wants a hooligan easily opening a knife infront of them. :D
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Re: Suit knife

Postby bdblue » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:21 pm

ConspicuousConsumption wrote:By the way, a PM2 isn't ideal for a suit knife...
That's the conventional wisdom but I think it is OK. My daughter is getting married soon and of my knives, the nicest are my PM2 with M4 and CF, and my Manix 2 XL with S90V and CF. I'll pick one of those, probably the PM2. I carry a PM2 with a suit occasionally and I wouldn't mind any of my PM2s except that my suits are dark and the CF scales are the only ones I have that will not clash with a dark suit.


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