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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:11 pm

lil native compression lock rex 45
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all about the same size. easy to carry and use.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:24 am

I do not know how your dexterity is in your hands but I have a Dragonfly LW and a Ladybug Salt Hawkbill that I keep on me during my hospital visits. I keep one in my pajamas always at the hospital and even at home in case I have to be suddenly taken to the hospital.

Aside from those, I’m afraid I’m boringly pragmatic. A Delica of some sort rounds things out nicely.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby vivi » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:48 am

If you don't mind going slightly under a 2" blade, the Spin has exceptional ergonomics for a two finger knife. I'm usually not partial to frame locks, but it suits this design well. Take off the clip and it's so thin you won't even know it's there.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby archangel » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:13 am

One of them could be a ClipItool scissors. Purpose is in the name. The largest could be a Para 3. For the medium size I‘d suggest a clipless model - maybe the Roadie?
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:58 am

if i were going for three small knives, i'd want them all to be different from each other. i think i'd go with something like this:

para 3 (dlc/g10) - slightly harder use folder at the top end of your size requirement
salt 2 wharncliffe (se) - good all around work knife that is low maintenance and great for a utility blade, plus it gives you the ability to carry a serrated knife for specific tasks
ladybug (k390) - something small that you can get away with smuggling in on your keychain, but with a special steel to give it extra nerd appeal and edge holding

with these three, you could carry them all without too much overlap in function or just choose two at a time and still be ready for just about anything you might need an edc blade to handle.

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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:30 am

I took my own advice and ordered a Baby Horn.
I just couldn't help myself!

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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby benben » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:35 am

Doc Dan wrote:
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I do not know how your dexterity is in your hands but I have a Dragonfly LW and a Ladybug Salt Hawkbill that I keep on me during my hospital visits. I keep one in my pajamas always at the hospital and even at home in case I have to be suddenly taken to the hospital.

Aside from those, I’m afraid I’m boringly pragmatic. A Delica of some sort rounds things out nicely.
I'm with Doc here on the Delica, I've been on a kick lately with just buying Golden made knives, or trying to find older discontinued knives. On vacation a couple months back, bought a saber grind Delica at SMKW, can't tell you just how much I'm enjoying it! Excellent for work, tough, weighs nothing, fairly inexpensive, and begs to be used. I know this is a FFG crowd here, mainly, but it's a great little knife and I love that saber grind!

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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby DSH007 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:33 am

Lil Native, backlock or compression, dealer's choice..

Cricket.. perhaps the greatest blisterpack-opening tool there is, it always comes in handy around Christmas time!

Brouwer.. if you can get past the clip placement (MXG deep carry helps immensely), this is one of the most deceptively ergonomic Spydies that I've ever handled, with a much appreciated utilitarian aesthetic.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 am

I always carry Lil’ Lum in my Hitch & Timber Runt along with a flashlight and small Leatherman tool. I have a Chaparral which is still on probation. I remember how much I liked my Rhino and think now that the “trouble” I had adapting to the blade was mostly me. I plan to get another and educate myself.

For me, the time of the Delicas has passed. Technologically the Delica has been superseded by the likes of the Para 3 LW. Better build, more sophisticated operating components, nicer handle, wire clip, interesting blade steel.

My mid-size knife will be a Para 3 LW.

I am still interested in why some people like the Brouwer so much.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby benben » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:56 am

I know exactly what you mean about the Delica's time has passed.....it had for me too, I haven't bought or used one in years! Having said that, I like using this new saber grind Delica wayyy more than my Cru-wear Para 3, but that's just me.

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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby JuPaul » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:58 am

MichaelScott wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 am
I always carry Lil’ Lum in my Hitch & Timber Runt along with a flashlight and small Leatherman tool. I have a Chaparral which is still on probation. I remember how much I liked my Rhino and think now that the “trouble” I had adapting to the blade was mostly me. I plan to get another and educate myself.

For me, the time of the Delicas has passed. Technologically the Delica has been superseded by the likes of the Para 3 LW. Better build, more sophisticated operating components, nicer handle, wire clip, interesting blade steel.

My mid-size knife will be a Para 3 LW.

I am still interested in why some people like the Brouwer so much.
The Brouwer is a fairly recent acquisition for me. It had been on my list for quite a while, but because of the price point I hesitated (like many people, I think). So I saved up a bunch of rewards points and bought it for a hefty discount. I am so glad I did, because it's a very nice little knife. I personally love having one g10 scale and one titanium scale (for better grip), the size is small but still quite useful for edc and easily still a 4-finger grip for most hands with the choil, it's a sleek design that feels great in my hand, the lockbar is very easy to access with the generous cutout (and I'm super picky about framelocks for this reason), and the clip position is much better now than on the original release. Bonus: I really love this shade of green.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby JRinFL » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:07 am

MichaelScott wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 am

For me, the time of the Delicas has passed. Technologically the Delica has been superseded by the likes of the Para 3 LW. Better build, more sophisticated operating components, nicer handle, wire clip, interesting blade steel.
That's a matter of perception, not one of reality. I guess that's one definition of "opinion", lol. Even though I like the US made Para3, I strongly prefer the Delica for use due to the back lock and handle shape.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:12 am

JuPaul wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:58 am
MichaelScott wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 am
I always carry Lil’ Lum in my Hitch & Timber Runt along with a flashlight and small Leatherman tool. I have a Chaparral which is still on probation. I remember how much I liked my Rhino and think now that the “trouble” I had adapting to the blade was mostly me. I plan to get another and educate myself.

For me, the time of the Delicas has passed. Technologically the Delica has been superseded by the likes of the Para 3 LW. Better build, more sophisticated operating components, nicer handle, wire clip, interesting blade steel.

My mid-size knife will be a Para 3 LW.

I am still interested in why some people like the Brouwer so much.
The Brouwer is a fairly recent acquisition for me. It had been on my list for quite a while, but because of the price point I hesitated (like many people, I think). So I saved up a bunch of rewards points and bought it for a hefty discount. I am so glad I did, because it's a very nice little knife. I personally love having one g10 scale and one titanium scale (for better grip), the size is small but still quite useful for edc and easily still a 4-finger grip for most hands with the choil, it's a sleek design that feels great in my hand, the lockbar is very easy to access with the generous cutout (and I'm super picky about framelocks for this reason), and the clip position is much better now than on the original release. Bonus: I really love this shade of green.
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Thanks for the description and photos. Yes, it is smaller than I thought, which I think is a good thing. Also, I like the blade shape. Seems pretty agnostic and suitable for most folder/pocket knife tasks.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby benben » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:15 am

JuPaul wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:58 am
MichaelScott wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 am
I always carry Lil’ Lum in my Hitch & Timber Runt along with a flashlight and small Leatherman tool. I have a Chaparral which is still on probation. I remember how much I liked my Rhino and think now that the “trouble” I had adapting to the blade was mostly me. I plan to get another and educate myself.

For me, the time of the Delicas has passed. Technologically the Delica has been superseded by the likes of the Para 3 LW. Better build, more sophisticated operating components, nicer handle, wire clip, interesting blade steel.

My mid-size knife will be a Para 3 LW.

I am still interested in why some people like the Brouwer so much.
The Brouwer is a fairly recent acquisition for me. It had been on my list for quite a while, but because of the price point I hesitated (like many people, I think). So I saved up a bunch of rewards points and bought it for a hefty discount. I am so glad I did, because it's a very nice little knife. I personally love having one g10 scale and one titanium scale (for better grip), the size is small but still quite useful for edc and easily still a 4-finger grip for most hands with the choil, it's a sleek design that feels great in my hand, the lockbar is very easy to access with the generous cutout (and I'm super picky about framelocks for this reason), and the clip position is much better now than on the original release. Bonus: I really love this shade of green.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:33 am

Given your demanding situation I would try to find an older Caly Jr. model. To me it was about the best model I ever had that I could utilize with just one hand. Also every Caly Jr. I ever had regardless of which blade steel would all cut like a straight razor.

Also I've been told by a lot of people that the Meerkat is very versatile for it's size. In my own personal experience I've found that Spyderco's Dodo model to be the very best short bladed folder I've ever used.

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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby standy99 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:03 am

I would look for a Pingo.
Small but sturdy and not knifey when in public. Probably the most commented on knife by public when I have used it.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:16 am

I would never, ever choose a P3 over a Delica. The Delica is a far better slicer and weighs little, and it is slender. It has a better lock, in my opinion, and is fully ambidextrous. All of these things the P3 is not. The only knife that might see a bump to the Delica is the Rockjumper. It is soon to be released with a Wharncliffe blade and later there will be a leaf blade. It has all of the goodies of the Delica and more cutting edge.
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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby ykspydiefan » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:58 am

Hey Michael,

I have a lot of respect for you and any person who is working to stay positive and find joy in the face of adversity. My questions for you; Do you have 6ft of yard space and some grass? Do you have some help or a caregiver at home who can help you pick things up? In my opinion, if a person can hold a knife, they throw a knife.

Don't get me wrong, most knife throwing is sillier than self defence with a knife or filling a canyon with cut cardboard. My ideal use of a thrower goes like, take the garbage out thwack-thwack-thwack, empty the lawnmower bag thump-thump-thump, I have axes too. I rarely spent more than 10min throwing.

For you I would like to suggest some Spyder Throwers and a nice little target between the house and your transition to the car. While you roll out to an appointment thwack-thwack-thwack, when you come home ping-ting-thwack. May take practice to get 3 in a row. If 2 friends come by and you do 10 minutes each, then 1/2hr goes buy with out talking politics or next level steel. The physicality is good and fun too if one can do it.

I like to do a little process of envisioning the target as what ever is bothering me in a day and then working to overcome that with the pointy end and a good thwack. I find the sound of throwing knifes to be very satisfactory and I like the pinging sound of a miss too. Throwers are a knife game with so many facets. Not unlike horseshoes, yet throwers are more focused and less luck. It sticks or it does not stick. A game that is always on the edge.

I also understand my opinion is general and many people work hard to reach and hold and still can not throw.

Sincerely, and best of health to you.

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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby foofie » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:22 am

A different possible approach - choose based on blade shape in addition to size?
You mentioned the trailing point of the Rhino - so perhaps choose a wharncliffe, a leaf, and something in between?
I would consider a manbug salt/sheepsfoot
Dragonfly (k390 just around the corner...)
maybe a hawkbill (opposite of the trailing point)?

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Re: Your suggestions please

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:11 am

Having lost my Rhino during one if my big knife sell-offs, I ordered another this morning. Michael did a superlative job designing this knife. Fits my requirements for a small folder with much more to appreciate. This one is really not one you can appreciate by reviews and videos. You have to have it in hand before the genius of the design is fully realized.
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