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Small thin locking folder?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by elkins45, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    I 2nd this. At this price range, that’s a hard combo to beat.
    I like the Buck slims, but mine both developed enough blade play that they only get used in the kitchen now.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2020
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  2. ferider

    ferider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2018
  3. Smaug

    Smaug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Good point, go with a Victorinox Rambler, rather than the Classic, and you'll get a bottle opener and a cracking mini-Phillips as well.

    I will caution you though, in a moment of clarity, you might realize this is actually the only knife you really need. Or, pair it with your tactical folder, which will have a properly hard blade steel and big enough to cut food. For a fisherman, add a fillet knife and you're all set.
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  4. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    I second this. Either a Rat 2 or the Manbug in H1. The Rat 2 has a really nice thin blade that is a slicer for sure. Super easy to sharpen as well. But, if you can spend the funds to get into Syderco's H1 knives, that's the best option if it potentially will be getting wet a lot. Leave it in the bottom of a bait bucket for a couple weeks and then just wipe the slime off. Good as new and no rust. Maybe a little stinky?
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  5. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    I cannot recommend enough the Spyderco Ladybug Salt. I have the hawkbill version. It is a mini chainsaw and it cannot rust. It is 10 bucks more than your budget and worth every cent. There is a Manbug Salt, also. These knives have a 1.95" or about 2" blade in a small, light package.
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  6. Tigerfan

    Tigerfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    Agree. Some pliers like this in the $10-20 range plus one of the small, inexpensive knives mentioned above.

  7. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Serrated dragonfly salt.
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  8. FRNFanboy

    FRNFanboy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2020
    Spyderco Delica in VG10 is small, thin and slicey, and has respectable rust resistance.
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  9. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Spyderco Tenacious.
  10. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    A Spyderco Chaparral is a fantastic thin bladed slicer of a pocket knife. So is the Dragonfly, which is smaller still. The Dragonfly Salt even has a high hollow ground blade so it is very thin towards the edge.
  11. Hawk45

    Hawk45 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 28, 2005

    Buy once, cry once if you really need a good water knife. I have mine on a neck lanyard when in the kayak. Have a full size Pacific Salt in the pocket.

    If all you need for is to cut line, nail clippers are your better friend. You can get the drug store ones for $2 or spend $100 on a pair at Orvis.
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  12. 5150Vitto


    Feb 24, 2019
    The Dragonfly is excellent and performs like a much larger knife.
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  13. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    Spyderco ladybug is great,have one i bought 15 years ago,nowadays theyre way overpriced for what they are,but its amazing keychain knife.
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  14. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Dragonfly Salt, little out of your price range but definitely worth it.

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