Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby prndltech » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:41 pm

On second thought... just get em all resilience’s
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Tgmr05 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:42 pm

I will also say chaparral as a great choice. Another option, more personalized, would be stainless engraved delica or dragonfly.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby sal » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:56 pm

Hi LucaBrasi,

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Enigma » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:23 am

I gifted my groomsmen with a UK penknife.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Hopweaver » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:11 am

If I were going with a Spyderco my first choice would be the Chapparal like so many others have suggested. But the OP did not specify a manufacturer. So I am also throwing out there the Boker Mini Kwaiken. I have one and it is an elegant gentleman's carry when I am in a suit.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:18 am

sal wrote:
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Hi LucaBrasi,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Dazen » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:46 am

I’m going to say the Kapara! With the wire clip and smooth carbon fiber scales it makes it a dream to wear with dress pants. Also, it’s just an incredible knife with superb ergos, action and comp lock!

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby prndltech » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:02 am

Enigma wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:23 am
I gifted my groomsmen with a UK penknife.
Either this or an urban would also be cool incase some of them travel to different localities
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby aaronkb » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:52 pm

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:29 am
Hi everyone...This is my first post here but I’ve been lurking for a while and couldn’t think of a better place to ask this question. So my best friend is getting married and he wants to get the groomsmen a nice knife as a gift. He’s looking for something all around including dressing it up. I recommended the SpydieChef. I think it fits that bill pretty decent but wanted you guys’ input. Let me know what you think about my choice or if you have a better idea. Thanks and happy to be here!

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Might be poor form to mention another knife company here, and Spyderco is my all-around favorite, but for this very specific situation it’s worth noting the Benchmade’s online custom shop tool will allow you to get something engraved on every knife blade. For instance the couple’s names and the date of the wedding. That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I read the OP.

Maybe there are websites that would do aftermarket engraving on a Spyderco for a reasonable price, I’m not positive. And to be fair the Benchmade custom shop can get real expensive real quick.

For gent-carry spydercos, the Mantra 2 and the Kapara both come to mind. The Kapara might make a better gift for someone who isn’t a knife nerd, as the M4 on the Mantra 2 isn’t stainless.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby jpm2 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:54 pm

Get the groom a lil' sub hilt.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby JohnAPA » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:12 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:06 am
For a small gents knife, I can think of nothing better than the Baby Horn.

It's my favorite in that category. If not that, the Mantra 2 is nice and on sale. It might take more blade care than a non-knife person would want to deal with.

I would go Baby Horn.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:18 am

JohnAPA wrote:
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:06 am
For a small gents knife, I can think of nothing better than the Baby Horn.

It's my favorite in that category. If not that, the Mantra 2 is nice and on sale. It might take more blade care than a non-knife person would want to deal with.

I would go Baby Horn.
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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Cowboyfromhell » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:45 am

Lil native ...mix it up...some with comp lock and some with back lock some p.e. some s.e.
Another cool idea would be all different models and let em all swap after if they want....PM2, para3, native, delica, etc.,etc.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Tdog » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:00 am

Lot of great suggestions here, guess I'd go with the CF Chaparral. Classy gentlemen's knife, carries well, great steel, and wire clip. Lightweight and a lot of cutting power. Maybe engrave their names or date as an added touch. A gift and event they will always remember.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:45 am

Those two older Spyderco models that my pal "The Deacon" used to like would be excellent Gentlemen's Knives. I'm speaking of the "KOPA" and "KIWI" models. I just don't think you could go wrong with either one of those for that type of occasion.

Also any of Spyderco's great fixed blades would make a really cool gift for that type of occasion.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby JohnAPA » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:18 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:18 am
JohnAPA wrote:
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:06 am
For a small gents knife, I can think of nothing better than the Baby Horn.

It's my favorite in that category. If not that, the Mantra 2 is nice and on sale. It might take more blade care than a non-knife person would want to deal with.

I would go Baby Horn.
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy knows what's up.
**** that's a cool little knife.

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Jasmar0331 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:53 am

Wonderful ideas guys. Thank you all so much for the input! I went with the chap. Seemed like the winner and he’s thrilled about getting them

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby FullFlatMind » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:10 am

Great choice!

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Wartstein » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 am

Jasmar0331 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:53 am
Wonderful ideas guys. Thank you all so much for the input! I went with the chap. Seemed like the winner and he’s thrilled about getting them
Perfect choice! :) Happened to carry my Chap FRN on a trailrun just a few hours ago (pic).

This little guy is amazing! Disappears in the pocket, but feels very solid and substantial in hand (and actually gives you the same amount of edge as a Native 5).

Tell the guys, it is not only a "gents knife", but capable of much more. I really like to use it for smaller wood- and bushcrafttasks, it works and holds up great, even the tip, though thin, is rather "stout" for that due to the leaf shaped blade

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Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:04 am

Good solid choice.
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