Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

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Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby bryan123 » Sun May 10, 2020 10:51 am

I used to use traditional slip joints as my gents folders but now I use a black Roadie in this role most of the time. No annoying nail nick, sheeple friendly too.
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun May 10, 2020 10:53 am

Baby Horn, for me.

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Wartstein » Sun May 10, 2020 11:08 am

I almost never have a need to carry a Gentleman folder, but the closest to it among my knives is probably the Chap FRN
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby TheGiant80 » Sun May 10, 2020 11:16 am

I bought a GB2 as a gentleman’s folder, but haven’t taken it out of the box yet. And now I’m starting to think it’s too small for my hand. So the search continues!

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby tbdoc4kids » Sun May 10, 2020 11:27 am

GB Air or Des Horn. Also the Baby Horn on occasion.

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby GiftedMisfit » Sun May 10, 2020 11:42 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 11:08 am
I almost never have a need to carry a Gentleman folder, but the closest to it among my knives is probably the Chap FRN

+1 for the Chap frn. I used to have the CF Chap which was a great gentleman's folder. The frn variation will do though.
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby JD Spydo » Sun May 10, 2020 11:45 am

I have two Spyders in my collection that I would rate as a "Gentlemen's Folder". My Carbon Fiber CRICKET and my Micarta Dyad Jr. C-39 model.

I've never really ever been big on the novelty of having a real sharp looking, Gentlemen's folder because I put all of my EDCs through hard work and all of those tend to get beat up, scratched and dented over time. Yeah I actually use and carry all of my folders and use them hard I might add.

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun May 10, 2020 11:48 am

Ooh, I forgot about a Micro Dyad... I love those too.

Dangit, now I have to go find one. I can't ever decide between the Black Pearl or the Jigged Bone.

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Evil D » Sun May 10, 2020 11:48 am

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun May 10, 2020 11:49 am

I used to rotate between the Centofante 3, Delica Pakkawood and HH UKPK...the UKPK is the only one I have left, so that's it!
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder

Postby attila » Sun May 10, 2020 11:56 am

Kapara, blue P.I.T.S., or Mantra 2.
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sun May 10, 2020 11:57 am

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby robin_the_redhood » Sun May 10, 2020 11:59 am

Mantra 2 . Very slim profile when closed.

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Mushroom » Sun May 10, 2020 12:05 pm

I've got a handful I would consider "gentlemans folders". They may seem kind of large as a gentlemans folder for some, but Hungarian and Schempp Bowie are some really great options. Then I have some smaller options like the One Eyed Jack and Vrango.

Also, Brad Southard has done some really great collaborations that are almost tailor made as gentlemans folders, like the Positron and the Hanan.

Based on the occasion and how I'm feeling that day is how I will decide what to carry. :)
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby PSquared » Sun May 10, 2020 12:29 pm

There is definitely some disparity on what a “gentleman’s folder” actually is. Rightly or wrongly I see it as a knife that you could carry at a black tie gala function or a board meeting of a publicly listed company ... it’s functional jewellery like an elegant watch. It goes with a very good suit, highly polished shoes and a haircut that I wouldn’t feel comfortable with.

In my mind that rules out FRN scales, pocket clips and anything bigger or more intimidating than a traditional. I’m not even sure single hand openers would fit the bill.

It’s not criticism but I don’t think Spyderco really makes gents folders (by my definition). It’s not their market and it doesn’t need to be. They excel at making good, honest working knives that can last a lifetime. Sure some are prettier than others but they are, at heart, working knives, not pocket jewellery and that is a compliment to the company.

The closest I can think of is probably the GB Air, maybe the Memory but that’s already too big.

My mileage clearly does vary ;)

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby RLR » Sun May 10, 2020 12:44 pm

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Colorodo » Sun May 10, 2020 1:14 pm

Mantra2

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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby kennethsime » Sun May 10, 2020 1:25 pm

None yet! Would love a Caly 3 in ZDP/CF for this, but those are rare and hard to find at this point. Might pick up of the green G10 calls from BBS soon.
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Peter1960 » Sun May 10, 2020 2:04 pm

From all the Spydies in my house I actually use three as Gentleman folder, depending on the occasion -

1. Mini Police Tie Clip
2. Kiwi Abalone Santa Fe Stoneworks
3. Chaparral Stepped Titanium
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Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

Postby Halfneck » Sun May 10, 2020 2:17 pm

Probably closest Gentleman's Spyderco I own would be either the Chaparral LW or Rhino.


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