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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby The Meat man » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:18 am

How about the Ikuchi? It's considerably less expensive than the Spydiechef and is pretty classy, and good for slim carry I reckon.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby bbturbodad » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:30 am

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Dodge » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:31 am

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby abbazaba » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:46 am

+1 for the Chaparral. It's a great knife for non-knife people and knife people alike. The CF version is my favorite and often my dress up carry as well as EDC. Still looks like new despite being carried loose with my keys hundreds of times.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby rybu0305 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:45 am

Sage 5 is a good size knife and has the nice Carbon Fiber look. That is probably what I would go with to just keep it simple because you can't go wrong with a Delica.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Lucabrasi » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:52 am

Ikuchi is certainly gentlemanly in the pocket, but might be a bit scary when deployed to non knife folks.

I do dig the chaparral. I really like xhp, and the carbon fiber or raffir noble are certainly fancy enough. Though I also enjoy my frn version.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby prndltech » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:54 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:16 am
I’m going to take a different tac, here. Each one will have different needs and circumstances. I’d get the a Dragonfly Salt serrated edge with their names engraved from knifeworks. Or, regular black Dragonflies withe their names.

This would give them something extremely late I could be carried even in a suit pocket, or if it would be suitable for bluejeans. It would give them something that is a regular pocket knife and not too big so I as to be socially unacceptable.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:36 pm

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby bbturbodad » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:42 pm

I will to my previous suggestion of the McBee, the Chaparral and pakkawood Knife Center exclusives are great options too.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Ric » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:42 pm

How many groomsmen are there?
What's the budget?

I would get something medium sized, light ones.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm

prndltech wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:54 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:16 am
I’m going to take a different tac, here. Each one will have different needs and circumstances. I’d get the a Dragonfly Salt serrated edge with their names engraved from knifeworks. Or, regular black Dragonflies withe their names.

This would give them something extremely late I could be carried even in a suit pocket, or if it would be suitable for bluejeans. It would give them something that is a regular pocket knife and not too big so I as to be socially unacceptable.
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:D Yes, very practical.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Naperville » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:34 pm

Closeout - Buy now or miss out!

Spyderco Chaparral Folding Knife 2.75" CTS-XHP Blade, Stepped Titanium Handles - C152STIP

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP152S ... um-handles
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby zuludelta » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:36 pm

UK Penknife. Very discreet & a well-done slipjoint is always classy (and if he wants a more premium model, he can get the version in S110V).

Don't get me wrong, the Spydiechef is a fine knife that I would personally love to get as a gift, but I don't know if it's the first knife I would choose as a groomsman's gift... a bit too imposing, in my mind, especially if you're gifting it to a non-knife person.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby prndltech » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:47 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm
prndltech wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:54 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:16 am
I’m going to take a different tac, here. Each one will have different needs and circumstances. I’d get the a Dragonfly Salt serrated edge with their names engraved from knifeworks. Or, regular black Dragonflies withe their names.

This would give them something extremely late I could be carried even in a suit pocket, or if it would be suitable for bluejeans. It would give them something that is a regular pocket knife and not too big so I as to be socially unacceptable.
Came here to say this.
:D Yes, very practical.

Sorry for the typos. The autocorrect is always a problem.
I meant what you know!

I think a dragonfly is really cool. Id probably opt for initials engraved over name.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby sal » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:53 pm

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:00 pm

Naperville wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Closeout - Buy now or miss out!

Spyderco Chaparral Folding Knife 2.75" CTS-XHP Blade, Stepped Titanium Handles - C152STIP

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP152S ... um-handles
The other day it was down to $175! I would have snagged it had I not gone so crazy with knives the past couple weeks, and 2 in 3 days the day before I saw that :p
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby eRoc » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:00 pm

What about the pakkawood dragonfly?
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby bearrowland » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:29 pm

That would be my choice. Nothing better than wood scales!
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Notsurewhy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:28 pm

Last I saw, knife center still has the discontinued stepped titanium chaparrals for $200 (original map was north of 300) in grey or blue. Really nice little gent knife. If that's too pricey, the rafir nobel is also beautiful and is significantly cheaper.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby JuPaul » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:33 pm

Apparently Fradon Lock has their carbon fiber delicas marked down to under $130...awesome deal on a higher end Delica. Very gentlemanly.

Edit: maybe a bit large for a "dress knife", but the Smock could be a unique and very cool choice, too, especially if you'd like a choice that's a flipper rather than a backlock like the chap and delica.
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