I tried so hard...

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Re: I tried so hard...

Postby Flizwit » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:57 am

Lil’ Nilakka if you can find one second hand. Lightweight, small, and a liner lock, I loved mine! He also said he doesn’t like thick G10, but maybe an exception since it’s smooth?
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Re: I tried so hard...

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:05 am

How about a Salsa? It has a comp lock and is small. You can still get them like new on the used market.

A knife I adore is the Cat and I don’t care for liner locks. BD1N is good steel and this is a solid design.

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Re: I tried so hard...

Postby Albatross » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:09 am

JuPaul wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:06 pm
Albatross wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:51 pm
AHarbuck wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:32 pm
Evil D wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:05 pm


Nope sorry. Gotta throw the whole husband out and get a new one. He's defective.

I’ve been married long enough to recognize that he just needs some CQI. :p
Maybe Julia could send him to Golden for repairs, and Sal could send him back with a good knife.
Hmm...do you think the usual $5 would cover his return shipping?
I'm not sure. My wife refused to be shipped, so we may never know. :eek: :D
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Re: I tried so hard...

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:35 am

vivi wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:59 am
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:51 am
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:33 am
Albatross wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:17 am
What about the Alcyone? It's a 2.9" blade, with a linerlock. The Ambitious has a 2.2" blade, also with a linerlock.

I thought of the Ambitious too already... but I am afraid both this and the Alcyone are not light enough for him, since the Lil Native comp. lock is not either... sounds like what he'd want is something like a DFly or Chap FRN, but with liner, comp. or CBB- lock...

Maybe even a fictional comp. lock Native LW or comp.lock Delica, since both have a slightly smaller footprint than the Para 3 LW (which is "too large" for him) and are a tad lighter?

Again, tough one...
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.
Carrying IWB I can carry up to about a 5.5oz knife in basketball shorts before it feels cumbersome. Something to consider.
I agree. I wear basketball ball shorts everyday and IWB is the way to go. Makes pretty much all knives disappear. I regularly carry 2 knives IWB and forget they're there until I need them.
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Re: I tried so hard...

Postby JuPaul » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:46 am

bbturbodad wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:35 am
vivi wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:59 am
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:51 am
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:33 am



I thought of the Ambitious too already... but I am afraid both this and the Alcyone are not light enough for him, since the Lil Native comp. lock is not either... sounds like what he'd want is something like a DFly or Chap FRN, but with liner, comp. or CBB- lock...

Maybe even a fictional comp. lock Native LW or comp.lock Delica, since both have a slightly smaller footprint than the Para 3 LW (which is "too large" for him) and are a tad lighter?

Again, tough one...
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.
Carrying IWB I can carry up to about a 5.5oz knife in basketball shorts before it feels cumbersome. Something to consider.
I agree. I wear basketball ball shorts everyday and IWB is the way to go. Makes pretty much all knives disappear. I regularly carry 2 knives IWB and forget they're there until I need them.
I've started doing that myself in yoga pants, leggings, running shorts, etc. It really does open up a whole new world of options, but I'm only comfortable carrying a backlock or cbbl iwb. Still, plenty of my favorite models fit the bill - it's great. My husband has noticed me carrying that way, but doesn't seem interested. He's definitely the horse that can only be led to water, but I love him that way. ;)
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Re: I tried so hard...

Postby Sonorum » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:10 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:23 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:54 am
I'm going to commit a sin here and recommend something outside the Spyderco lineup, that I recently acquired...a Civivi Elementum. Small, lightweight, snappy action with the flipper, plenty of options on BHQ and also under $70 so it's not a big hit if he doesn't care for it much.

I haven't cut anything with mine yet, but I've carried it a few Saturdays and fidgeted with it a bit. I think it's a great deal for $63
I've actually thought about one if those for myself! And I do think he'd like it, since he's already used to flippers. I committed the same sin last night..."it hurts me to say it, babe, but I think what you want is a mini bugout." :eek:
If I were to be as bold as tkok83spy I'd recommend the civivi McKenna which is one of two non-spydies I have and it is great. Light, fidgetable and decent quality.
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