This is exactly how I categorize size except I consider 5-7” medium for fixed blades.
Thanks for sharing your categories!wrdwrght wrote: ↑Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:59 amI could live with this breakdown, with the following modifications.Wartstein wrote: ↑Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:43 amFor me personally I can say:
- Regular: Stretch 1, PM 2, Shaman, (Endura 4): That size/ bladelength is what I want to have with me on a regular day and find most usefull for the tasks I encounter; Endura 4 maybe already a little too long in the pocket
- Large: Military. I like it, but almost never need a folder that big
- TOO large: Police probably; Tatanka for sure
- Small: Delica, Native 5: To little cutting edge for my needs usually, only carry those when I want explicetly something smaller and I know that just occasional cutting will occur on that day
- X-small: Chaparral: A size that is very usefull (to be honest MORE usefull than the "small"-categorie"), but just in certain situations: IWB, unclipped in pocket and so on
- TOO small: Dragonfly, Ladybug and so on. Carrying a knife as small as the Chap NEVER bothers me, so why go even smaller and loose cutting edge?
“TOO large”—just the Tatanka. What was I thinking!? Still, I possess one hunk of multifaceted VG10. My Police4 carries smaller than my Millies, so I see it as a large knife. My tolerance for large knive has grown over the years.
“TOO small—not a category I recognize. My super-small Ladybugs and Manbug are effectively made bigger with fobs.
My going-to-Boston carry (2.5 inch limit) is my Techno.
My going-to-Canada carry is my slip-it Urbans/UKPKs, or my production (therefore replaceable) S30V PM2. The latter might get confiscated at the border; the former won’t.