Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BillZee, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. BillZee


    Apr 30, 2020
    Do you have a knife to carry if your wearing a suit or a more formal dress situation.
    I'm thinking about getting something of a design maybe metal handle that has a more gentleman look.
    Any suggestions
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  2. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    The BM 940-1 is my dress knife.
    The CRK Mnandi is the ultimate dress knife IMHO.
  3. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I like to take my Drop Gent with the CF scales.
    Slim, light and good looking
    If a locking blade is inappropriate I take my TRM atlas
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  4. RoyalHolic

    RoyalHolic Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    What's your budget? I concur about the Mnandi it's so good.

    I carry my Kizer Matt Cucchiara Flashbang in my suit all the time.

    Boker Plus - Urban Trapper
    Benchmade - Fact
    CRKT - Crossbones

    Non Metal Handle
    CRKT - CEO
    CRKT - Snarky
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  5. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    My sleekest dress knife is a Puma 280730 that I carried on my wedding day. Others that I consider dress knives are any of my Case tiny toothpicks or my Case Bose Tribal Spear.

    I also agree with the Mnandi, it will be in my rotation one day.

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  6. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    DD17C1F3-EE6F-4028-BC5D-EA70089A24EC.jpeg I bought this Al Mar specifically to wear with my Tuxedo at my wedding 20 years ago.

    It’s real thin and real light.
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  7. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    Not the classiest, but I prefer the Spyderco Centofante 3.
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  8. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    I picked up a Mcusta Jazz specifically for classy dress occasions.
    Many in the Mcusta lineup that would work for you I suspect.
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  9. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
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  10. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    IMG_0190.JPG I usually like to carry one of two knives that belonged to my wife's grandfathers.
    A dyed red bone Boker small 3 blade stockman, from the 90s, or the other a Boker USA 4 blade jigged bone Congress. If I get dressed up, might as well have a traditional on me. As my mom used to say, "Just for pretty." No hard cutting, just something to feel good in my pocket for those special occasions. To give you an idea how far between those are, I have to check to see if the suits still fit. :p
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  11. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    YES I DO....

    i carry a traditional knife.
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  12. Omnius


    Apr 17, 2020
    Fortunately I almost never have to wear a suit and when I do, I usually just don't carry a knife. Sometimes when I expect I might need it, I take Boker Kwaiken CF, Benchmade Proper or a small Rough Rider slipjoint or lockback.
    If you need something with a metal handle, maybe Real Steel Luna will be good.
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  13. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    While my north arm skaha 2 in carbon would work well as a dress knife, I think I'd use my mini crooked river with flytanium copper scales if I ever needed to dress nice. Just seems to fit the bill really well.
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  14. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint Doin' alright for country trash Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    I used to have this LionSteel as my dress knife, but I sold it as I didn't find the need to dress up enough to justify keeping it and the polished frame had me hesitant to carry it otherwise.


    Now that I'm giving it some thought I do agree with the above sentiment that a traditional knife would be ideally suited ;) for wearing with a suit. In which case, I may just throw something like this one in my pocket.

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  15. Hotshot10

    Hotshot10 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2012
    I don't own one personally, but I would buy a Brad Zinker Urban Trapper if I had a bunch of money burning a hole in my pocket. Sleek lines.

    The MKM Zieba Flame Drop Point looks like it's a little more in my budget range with a similar design.
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  16. cabfrank


    Jun 21, 2010
    I certainly wouldn't mind have a "dress" knife, but for now I just carry something small and light. A Spyderco Ladybug or Manbug in the bottom of the pocket works well, and is barely noticeable.
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  17. Glenn Goodlett

    Glenn Goodlett Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 6, 2016
    I have lots of dress up type knives, but, I never dress up. Since Brad Zinker was mentioned...
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  18. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I do everything I can to avoid wearing a suit, but I've got a few knives that I can pair with one:

    2018 BF forum knife, Buck 301

    GEC #47 Viper

    Spyderco Chaparral

    Kizer Feist

    ZT 0450
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  19. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2020
    I got my one and only suit out to check the fit and it was full of holes. Then I found a comb in the coat pocket, something else that I haven't used in years. Not one of my better days, but I still have some dress-up knives.
  20. Bmgillum

    Bmgillum Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    I had Alan Davis make me this for dress occasions...I love to take it out and show it off...



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