JuPaul wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:51 am
Yes. Something in that under 2-2.5 oz range seems to be the size he wants. Something for around the house in basketball shorts that won't flop around in his pocket.
A chap, a dfly, or a lil native with frn AND a comp lock would be perfect.
The Lil'Native might do the trick
even though it's not frn. Possibly the Rhino if he likes the trailing point blade.
Well, what I am about to propose is really "knife-nerdish"
- but that´s ok on this forum, I guess:
In my experience: "Floppiness in the pocket (or NON-flopiness)" to a certain degree is a function of light weight AND large closed size: So, when two folders do have the exact same (light) weight, but one has a much larger footprint, the latter will "flop around less" in a pocket.
I know, the following comparison lags a lot (especially since folders are normally secured and attached with pocket clips), but just for illustration: If you put two balls each in one backpack, and both balls weigh let´s say 5 oz, but one is made out of a very heavy material (iron...) and has a diameter of just 0.5", the other of very light material (foam...) and has a diameter of lets say 10 ", the latter will be less "floppy" if you run with the backpack on your back
Honestly, in pockets of lightweight shorts the Manix 2 LW is one of the most "stable" and least "floppy" folders I know, cause it is so light for its big size
... (and the Lil Native not so much)
Just my 2c of course
... And I know a Manix 2 LW is NOT exactly what he says he wants (though it features a CBBL, which you say he does like...)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40