Sharp Guy wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 am
elena86 wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 11:16 am
I would kill for a small Kapara ... 3.25 inch blade lenght
I'd prefer a 3" model but 3.25" would be fine too but it seems too close to the length it is now. When I saw your post I had to look up the specs because I didn't realize the blade length on the Kapara was actually as long as it is. 3.6" would make it the longest folder I own. It sure doesn't carry like it. Looking at some other specs I'm surprised to find the Advocate and GB1 have shorter blades. I have both of those too and it seemed like they had longer blades than the Kapara.
I hope you guys waiting on the Kapara get one soon. It's sweet!
One of the great things I can remember from my Kapara (don't have it anymore): For the actual edge you get, it's an unvelievable small (closed) package in pocket. Very slim, but also very short: Practically same edge length as an Endura, but 1/2 an inch shorter when closed...
The reason for the very good edge-to-closed-length-ratio is of course, that the forward choil is located for the most part in the handle, not the blade. Imho a great idea in a long-handled-knife (not so much in a short handled).
Only thing I would have changed: A NON deep carry clip. On a still rather long-handled knife a DEEP carry clip is not a good choice. Better, a bit more of such a knife sticks OUT of the pocket than deeper INTO the pocket. Makes for a better carry imho. WITH it's deep carry clip the amount of "Kapara-length" in the pocket is even more than the amount of "Endura-length" with it's regular clip, despite the Kapara actually being quite a bit shorter...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40