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I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:08 pm
by JuPaul
...I even offered him my brand new cruwear Delica, my Sun and Moon Chap, or my hawkbill dragonfly, but I still failed to get a Spyderco into my husband's pocket. He actually came to me wanting to look through my collection for a new knife - specifically for something small, slim, and really light that he could carry in his lightweight shorts. Alas, turns out he doesn't like backlocks, which rules out most of the small frn spydie lightweights (para3 lw was bigger than he wanted).

So I guess my point is, there's a gap in the spydie lineup that could be filled by something like a lil native lightweight comp lock, or a mini Manix lightweight.

Am I missing any other small non-backlock lightweight spydercos??

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:24 pm
by Mushroom
Maybe a slipjoint would work? Something like the FRN UKPK, Urban, or Squeak.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:28 pm
by nerdlock
Sage 5 LW, Para 3 LW, Lil Native compression lock on top of my head right now

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:31 pm
by nerdlock
Sorry didn't notice you said the Lil native and Para3 LW already...Sage 5 LW would fit his needs I think

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:32 pm
by JuPaul
Mushroom wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:24 pm
Maybe a slipjoint would work? Something like the FRN UKPK, Urban, or Squeak.
He wants something snappy to open. He's used to an assisted open folder. :rolleyes: ;) It's looking like a mini bugout is gonna fit the bill for him. It's not a spydie, but at least it's a cool little knife that I wouldn't mind stealing if he doesn't like it. :D

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:33 pm
by Spydergirl88
Meerkat? (the so crazy it might work category)

I've been trying for years to get my husband to carry a spyderco, so far I haven't been successful. He's content with carrying my old combo edge Kershaw Leek 😕.
However, I did buy him a stepped Ti chap for this Christmas so hopefully he carries that one SMH

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:34 pm
by bbturbodad
Watu

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:35 pm
by JuPaul
nerdlock wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Sorry didn't notice you said the Lil native and Para3 LW already...Sage 5 LW would fit his needs I think
I showed him a sage 5 lw online, but it was too big as well. He loved the Chap/lil native/dragonfly size, but didn't want "thick" g10 or a backlock.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:37 pm
by JuPaul
bbturbodad wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Watu
Yeah, I should probably just go ahead and get him a Watu, and if he doesn't like it oh well, I guess I could take it if I had to. ;) ;)

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:39 pm
by JuPaul
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:33 pm
Meerkat? (the so crazy it might work category)

I've been trying for years to get my husband to carry a spyderco, so far I haven't been successful. He's content with carrying my old combo edge Kershaw Leek 😕.
However, I did buy him a stepped Ti chap for this Christmas so hopefully he carries that one SMH
Lol - mine's been carrying a CE Kershaw Shallot since before we got married!

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:40 pm
by rangefinder
Maybe the Rhino? It's not FRN, but it weighs less and is shorter than a Delica.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:46 pm
by JuPaul
rangefinder wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Maybe the Rhino? It's not FRN, but it weighs less and is shorter than a Delica.
Hmm...I didn't think of that! I'll have to show him a Rhino.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:51 pm
by Spydergirl88
Mantra 3?

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:52 pm
by sal
Hi Julia,

What kind of lock does he like?

sal

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:06 pm
by JuPaul
sal wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Hi Julia,

What kind of lock does he like?

sal
He's had a liner lock until now, but he liked the axis lock and cbbl's I showed him. He liked the comp lock on the para3 lightweight, just wanted something more in the Chaparral size range.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:25 pm
by VooDooChild
Cricket!

Is the techno 2 small enough?

Edit.
I realise they are not "lightweights" but they are not heavy.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:34 pm
by vivi
Would an ikuchi be too big? Seems like it would fulfill that snappy opening desire.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:48 pm
by anycal
II too think Ikuchi may be of interest. Longer blade, but supper slim. Like carrying a pen in a pocket.

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:03 pm
by Wartstein
Tough one..
- Lil Native comp.lock. is not exactly light for its size..
- Same goes for the Ambitious (linerlock)
- Maybe you could lend him a small backlock knife for some time and he'll see if he gets used to that lock?
- Or, alternatively, lend him a Para 3 LW and he could test if it really feels (too) big in pocket?

Re: I tried so hard...

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:22 pm
by Doc Dan
What about a Techno 2?