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Gentleman's folder advice (modern or traditional)

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by smoothblades, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. JDennis

    JDennis

    20
    Oct 24, 2017
    I have the Boker Urban Trapper as a gentleman's folder and I love it. It is modern looking but also traditional at the same time. The 3.5" blade and weighing less than 2 ounces it is the perfect gentleman's folder IMO.
     
  2. mbkryan

    mbkryan Gold Member Gold Member

    476
    Aug 24, 2012
    First pic is a Shamwari by Gareth Bull. Blade is slightly under 3". Second knife is an S1 mini by Michael Zieba. Blade is about 2.5" and it is a little tank. Both are within your budget.
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  3. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    Are those still available? I wish I hadn't known that if so. :D
     
  4. Durham68

    Durham68 Gold Member Gold Member

    179
    Jun 23, 2015
    I picked one up on the EE, but I’m pretty sure the GM website has some left from the original run of 300. I was surprised too.
     
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  5. elnero

    elnero Gold Member Gold Member

    220
    Feb 25, 2017
    I would have mentioned the GM3 myself but it's over his 3" threshold. That said I've had a GM3 and own a GMP3. I regret selling GM3 as it's just a great knife.
     
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  6. microtech85

    microtech85

    468
    Dec 1, 2015
    I think the benchmade valet makes a very nice gentleman's folder. It can also be carried loose in the pocket because it has a strong detent. I like the valet because it is beautiful and discreet yet sturdy and has m390 blade steel. It is not a perfect knife but it is very nice.
     
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  7. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
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  8. shootz

    shootz Gold Member Gold Member

    371
    Apr 3, 1999
    For a gents folder I like Case Mini Copperlock. There are dozens of handle options and they don't look "scary"Small, lockback.

    OR

    Al Mar Osprey or Classic

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  9. smoothblades

    smoothblades Gold Member Gold Member

    445
    Jan 18, 2015
    Who is the maker?
     
  10. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Kansei Matsuno.
     
  11. emjay4248

    emjay4248 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 8, 2016
    Olamic, Ferrum Forge, Brous, Rike, Zieba knives, Hinderer. These companies all have what you are looking for, I like Zieba the best
     
  12. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    I've not seen anything comparable to the Rounder model myself, I had one in for a sheath build a few years ago, very impressive folder, unforgettable even ;)
    Good luck with your search.

    I'm picking up a small fixed blade by Ohta, smallish with only a 2" blade, desert ironwood hidden tang handle and dangler sheath, looks like an ideal fixed blade folder size.
    Merry Christmas to me :)
    G2
     

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