Folder for formal wear! Please advise. Thank you.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by crisancosmin19, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. crisancosmin19


    Mar 21, 2011
    Like the title says, what knife do you carry when wearing suit and tie and the like?
    I pretty much have a folder for every ocasion, except tonight, when, of all people, my wife asks me (we were going to a formal event, black suit and the works) which knife am I taking with.
    And, nothing in response. i do not have one.
    So, what do you guys carry?
    Thank you!
  2. Cold Kill

    Cold Kill Banned BANNED

    Jun 19, 2011
    A nice, shiny Case is a good formal knife. So long as the knife is small and a traditional design, it should go well with a suit and tie.
  3. Tsujigiri


    May 25, 2009
    I don't really have traditional knives, but I do have a couple that work well for formal wear. The Benchmade 943 and Kershaw Leek Composite Blade work pretty well, but my favorite would have to be my Al Mar Falcon Ultralight. It's smooth, so it won't rip up your pockets, and it's very light. It looks more traditional and less tactical, and it blends in to dark pants.
  4. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
  5. Cold Kill

    Cold Kill Banned BANNED

    Jun 19, 2011
    That is beautiful.
  6. Houndstooth


    Jun 2, 2008
    How about a William Henry or a Mcusta? If you don't want to spend more than $100.00, you could get Kershaw Nakamura.
  7. adam4584


    Jan 1, 2010
    if money is not an issue a CRK Mnandi in damascus and mamoth ivory
  8. quattromori


    May 7, 2011
    Assuming you don't want to spend too much (not over 100 usd) for this, I think that any American traditional knife would be fine for the occasion. Especially single bladed or two bladed ones, and no more than 3,5" long (closed). Stag and wood preferred.
    To get even lower on the price range, I would recommend an Opinel (walnut handle).
  9. Turbo Tension

    Turbo Tension

    May 6, 2010
    Queen large Texas Toothpick.
  10. sheepdog229

    sheepdog229 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    I wear a suit every day and carry the same knives I would in jeans. Benchmade Bedlam 860, 5.11 Karambit, Spyderco Tenacios, Endura, or whatever else I feel like.

    I don't really see why you want to get a "dressy" knife for a suit unless you intend to take it out and show it off to other "knife people." Is that the case?

    FWIW, the "dressiest" looking knife I have is my Benchmade Dejavoo.
  11. Mike-Mike


    Jul 31, 2011
    When I wear a suit I still Carry an Emerson but not in the pocket. I clip it in at about 3:30 on the belt line and it disappears.
  12. HusslinHoosier


    Feb 28, 2010
    I love my little Case Baby Butterbean. I work in a school where knives are iffy at best but I have used this little guy to break down boxes, cut up fruit, and many other small tasks out in the open and no one has batted an eye. Plus I still haven't sharpened it after two years and it cuts like crazy. You cannot go wrong with a nice Case.
  13. OldSarSwmr


    Jan 1, 2010
    Here is a couple of "fancier" knives I have pocketed in a suit.
    Case Slimlock


    Mar 31, 2006
    Benchmade 940 Osborne Axis lock or Spyderco Lum chinese
  15. white avenger

    white avenger

    Dec 31, 2008
    Swiss Army Classic and/or a Leatherman Micra.
  16. rpttrsn

    rpttrsn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Most any Moki will make the suit and tie look better.
  17. viva la

    viva la

    Jan 13, 2010

    it even comes with a matching pen and moneyclip
  18. Poez


    Jul 5, 2010
    I think Mcusta is quite good for such an occasion. BM Shoki 480-1 would be great I think.
  19. upnorth

    upnorth Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Discretion tells me that some events\situations are inappropriate for carry.
  20. dcmartin

    dcmartin Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    I'll carry just about anything with a slim enough profile and a pocket clip. I like my Benchmade 530, 940bk, Sm Sebenza, Spyderco Lava but my favorite
    for "Slacks" carry has to be my Carbon Fiber Michael Walker. Very slim, weighs next to nothing (1.95 oz) and i really like the ZDP 189 steel.


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