“Little knife for a week” challenge.

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“Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby BLUETYPEII » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:17 pm


This is kind of a next step from a previous post (what little Spyderco is next?).
The idea here is not to leave your PM2, Endura or Police behind. This is a scenario where you bring the smallest knife you’re comfortable with like a Dragonfly or Ladybug along with your normal EDC but, always trying to use the smaller knife as much as possible and see how many tasks you can complete with it successfully.

Let me know if your game and report back
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Marulaghost » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:22 pm

Already got you beat. V TOKU2 DFly. And a lil native for work. Chapparel LW on my off days. No bigger knife in my collection (yet)
I genuinely don't need anything bigger when I'm working retail. I got smaller knives because of how much better they are than the stanley knives they have here.
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Pelagic » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:23 pm

Lol, the pm2 is my smallest knife and I've recently lost some love for the model.

Next smallest spydie currently is a Manix XL.
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:23 pm

I would choose the Baby Horn. It is tiny and massive at the same time.

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby knivesandbooks » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:14 pm

Easy. I got by for months at work with my Rhino. Chaparall too. Then again, I'm an office worker.
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby xceptnl » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:17 pm

Kopa or Kiwi would be my first choices. I do carry the Ladybug hawkbill in my watchpocket at work and home, basically 6 days a week.
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:19 pm

I did carry and use my Dragonfly Salt almost exclusively at my last job for about the last year I was there. I got by just fine.

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:22 pm

I have carried a Lil Native every day, ever since it was first released
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby TomAiello » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 pm

xceptnl wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:17 pm
I do carry the Ladybug hawkbill in my watchpocket at work and home, basically 6 days a week.
I carry mine pretty much always. If I have my keys, it's there.

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:43 pm

I already do this daily with a Manbug or Dragonfly. Today I paired my Dragonfly G10 (dyed blue) with a Manix 2 LW S110V.
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Mushroom » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:51 pm

Like a number of others here, this is something I already do.
I'll usually switch between a Ti Squarehead, FRN Squarehead, or a modified Ladybug Hawkbill. I also keep a HAP40 Ladybug on my car keys all the time.
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Daveho » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:38 pm

Ukpk drop point if that counts?

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Vivi » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 pm

I'll play. I'm going to carry my smallest Spyderco for a week. Pacific Salt!
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby awa54 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:34 pm

...already know I can "make do" with a small knife, I carried an Uncle Henry 3OT for years and did plenty of "big" tasks with it! Also worked grocery for about a year and my main box cutter and breakdown tool was a convexed Ladybug (the convex grind was better at dealing with packing tape adhesive than FFG or sabre/hollow grinds).

still more knives than sharpening stones...

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Frozenspyder » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 pm

This seems interesting. I'll play, starting next monday. I've got a bug I haven't taken out of the box yet.

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Wartstein » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:39 am

Can´t play the next weeks, cause I´ll do several overnigthters in mountain-shelters. For that I carry a small but stout fixed blade in my pack, cause there are always smaller logs to baton for fire starting in the ovens.

In more "regular" weeks I could get by with my Chap FRN (smallest Spydie I own) somehow I guess(food prep on the road, which I do some, would be a bit akward though) . I almost would like to say "sadly" I could get by, I would like to have a day to day life that really requires frequent use of bigger blades...
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:19 am

That's pretty much how I do things on a regular basis. Hawkbill Dragonfly is my weapon of choice, but the PE Dfly salt, hap40 dfly, superblue dfly, pakka wood dfly, McBee, and Lil Native make the rotation as well. Lately I've actually been making an effort to use the bigger knives more :D
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:50 am

Para3 blade isn’t particularly large. My frequent edc is the p3 and an frn squarehead. Most tasks are handled with the SH, but it doesn’t work so well for my daily apple at lunch. Dragonflies handle an apple fairly well.
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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:57 am

Personally for most of my cutting jobs I've been doing particularly in the past five years or so I've found that I need all the blade I can get. I've been EDCing a C-36 Military for quite some time now and before that I was EDCing a C-60 Ayoob model. A few years back I EDCed a ZDP-189 Caly Jr. and did all right with it but there were times when a longer blade really came in handy.

Right now at this time a Para2 is about as small as I could get by with. Here in Missouri where I live we are blessed with a 4 inch blade length limit for concealed folders. Now I could get by carrying a Dodo model. Because of it's design and versatility it's one short blade I could get by with.

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Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Postby Cscottsss » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:34 am

I work in an office M-F so I could do it, and have before. I could do anything I need with my Dragonfly but what fun is that when you have so many different choices to carry? lol

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