Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:52 pm

If you mean for regular, daily carry: For me an EDGE (so not BLADE) between 3.1" and 3.5". And a handle that gives my L to XL hands a good four finger grip without having to use a choil for that (if the actual handle offers a good four finger grip, an additional choil is fine, but not a must-have)
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby sharpguitarist » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Hey guys,
Am I the only one hooked on the Rhino?
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby cycleguy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:09 pm

Chaparral (Meerkat would probably be it too)

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby bbturbodad » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:37 pm

Depends on use for me... I keep something small like a Dog Tag or manbug in the kitchen for opening packages. When it comes time to break them down for trash/recycling a Dragonfly is the smallest I go but usually use something bigger.

For carry I like something in the 3" range preferably with a sheepsfoot blade so it doesn't freak out the city folk as much. I also find sheepsfoot and wharncliffe blades to be more usable and safer than pointy upswept ones.
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:42 pm

What would be some tasks you cannot use a smaller knife for? Would everyone here be in agreement that the Dragon Fly and Man Bug knives are too small to be used to prepare foods such as at BBQs and picnics, because the blade length is too small to prepare sandwiches and other foods, or, not?

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby JacksonKnives » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:51 pm

The Cricket is an old favorite of mine. It's not perfect (the "action" on a small framelock is very hard to make smooth the way a big knife can feel) but it's slim and practical for most everyday uses.

I wish there were more small reverse-S blades with slim handles.

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:52 pm

It takes a few rotations, but the Dragonfly is perfectly capable of cutting apples, cucumbers, chicken breast, broccoli crowns. I actually did it the other day when making my lunch, just to see how it performed. Wasn't ideal, but certainly capable.
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby ronT2 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:06 pm

Besides the Dog Tag on my keychain, the Chaparral / Cat is about as small as I carry these days. I have a Dragonfly but never carried it.
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby DutchBlades » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:13 pm

I'd say the Kiwi; I've carried smaller as a backup, but the Kiwi is the minimum I'd carry on days when I've only got a single blade on me.
(besides the ones on my keys or a SAK/Leatherman)
I carry bigger knives like the Mamba, Vallotton, Military, etc. on most days, but it's not like working in an office as an IT guy really requires me to :p
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby soulspy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:33 pm

sharpguitarist wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Hey guys,
Am I the only one hooked on the Rhino?
Later,
Don
No, that's my pick too. Along with the LilNative,Vrango, Lil Nilaaka.

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby KarlG » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:09 pm

I guess smallest is a Delica, but I almost always am carrying something bigger that the Delica and even the Native. It amazed me how the Endela seems to have hit a sweet spot. It sits next to my home computer and is getting about the most daily use with its 3.4 inch blade and grind. I haven't carried it yet, but use it constantly.
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby kirill.sergueev » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:52 pm

ladybug is fine

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby Jazz » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:58 pm

Manbug, as long as it has a fob on it.
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:04 pm

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby SF Native » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:18 pm

Urban for me. Disappears in the pocket. Still big enough for practical use.

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:36 pm

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:05 am

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby spyderwolf » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:55 am

DF2,but i prefer the Delica.
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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby GarageBoy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:51 am

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Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

Postby sok » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:29 am

When I need something smaller and lighter, I can get by with a Dragonfly. When I have to go with the absolute smallest and lightest, I will carry the Gayle Bradley Air.


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