You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby vivi » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:45 am

archangel wrote:Lil‘ Szabo Folder. That thing is super sexy in my eyes. If there‘d be a little brother, that‘d be splendid!
I think that would be a good call. I love the size but it's way too big to appeal to most folks. The mini would sell a lot better I'd imagine. It's a wonderful design head to toe.

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:20 am

SF Native wrote:Right now, lil opus and lil hundred pacer.
Both good calls!

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:22 am

[quote="jabba359"]Lil' Balance.



You must want a Balance pendant?

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby SF Native » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:01 pm

Aretha wants a lil respect :p

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby abbazaba » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:21 pm

+1 Lil Manix2 LW and Lil Police4. Smaller in every dimension, not just shorter, though its probably impossible to make the Police any thinner!

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby dogrunner » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:41 pm

archangel wrote:Lil‘ Szabo
+1
about the only mini that has not been done that I'd be interested in.

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby Freediver » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:06 pm

Lil’ Lum Tanto

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby timlara » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:32 pm

I like the idea of a Lil Chokwe the best. I think it could work well for a cool and unique light-duty EDC, as long as it was not scaled down as much as the Lil Nilakka vs the regular one. Maybe only a 25% size reduction, so like a 2.8 inch blade length.

Since the handle is basically just a slightly contoured rectangle with no finger grooves or anything, it should be possible to keep the "spirit" of the knife the same.

Even though I like the regular Manix 2 a lot, I think a scaled down one would be totally off due to the finger groove placement.

Lil Nirvana would also be pretty appealing, although if it wasn't possible to reduce the cost quite a bit, it would still be a bit too pricey for me.
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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:15 pm

So far Lil Chokwe and Lil Szabo getting the most live it seems...Sal, you stopped in by chance?

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby dogrunner » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:45 pm

twinboysdad wrote:So far Lil Chokwe and Lil Szabo getting the most live it seems...Sal, you stopped in by chance?
I'd buy both!
As long as the handles are still sufficient for handling! That is my biggest gripe with small knives: shorter blades still need handles sized for adult humans :) [I have small hands and the shortest handles I can get a strong grip on are still about 4", maybe a little less).

And while we're dreaming, please make 'em in a steel that does not compromise edge holding and stability for lower cost.

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby xceptnl » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:48 pm

I took all day to ponder thoughts on this and the XL threads before I responded.
I can honestly say I would buy scaled down (not just shortened as David has mentioned also) versions of many of the classics like the Manix 2 or Military, but the two that came to my mind today were

Lil A.T.R. (not Jester sized, but a nice happy medium version)
Lil Barong (with maximum cutting edge use for the blade length)
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sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
*Landon*

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby ThePeacent » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:10 am

Lil' Lum Tanto would be cute and capable!

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby TomAiello » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:21 am

Manix 2.

I dream of a CBBL lock on a Chaparral sized knife.

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby Wanimator » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:23 am

Lil Tatanka. 3.5 inch edge.

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby Blade and Flame » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:31 am

Small (Lil) Nirvana. Plain handle (no milled lines).

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby bh49 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:04 pm

Vivi wrote:There's honestly not a single model I can think of that I'd like better if it were smaller.
Not necessary better. Just different.
I want Lil Persian with 2.5" blade for many years. Never happened. But Rhino will get this quite close.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"

My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby bh49 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:05 pm

xceptnl wrote: Lil A.T.R. (not Jester sized, but a nice happy medium version)
3" blade and I am in. Smooth scales, please.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"

My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby tonijedi » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:20 pm

Lil bug :D :D :D
Lil Caribbean would be great.

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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby orangejuice » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:03 pm

Lil' Manix 2 lightweight would be cool.
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Re: You get to make any model a Lil "fill in the blank"

Postby ekimox » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:09 pm

archangel wrote:Lil‘ Szabo Folder. That thing is super sexy in my eyes. If there‘d be a little brother, that‘d be splendid!
+1. I came in here to write the same thing. Such a great design. A Lil Szabo with a clean dropping compression lock would be a must buy. Plus a "Lil" version of the Szabo would make it the size of a PM2 which would be perfect :)

Spyderco would sell a ton of them.


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