The "Mini/Micro" knife discussion

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by cchu518, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    To me, small is dragonfly 2 and CRKT squid. Micro is spyderco bug. I tend to prefer medium knives. Under 3.5in blade and thinner handles.
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  2. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Opinel 6. Blade 2 7/8”. Opens one-handed with the coup de savoyard. In the dead of winter, it may dry out enough to open with the flick of a wrist.

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  3. fishiker


    Nov 5, 2006
    Recently spent a week saltwater fishing where I carried my Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt. It was all the knife I needed.
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  4. onekerf

    onekerf Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Top knife is by Keith Willis with copper pin and lanyard tube, kydex sheath.

    Middle knife is a Spyderco Mini Police

    Bottom knife I forgot the maker; damascus blade, smooth bone scales attached with screws and a sharkskin sheath. 20181017_160801.jpg
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  5. Case C.

    Case C.

    Jun 27, 2017
    When is the Spyderco Techno 2 coming out. It looks better than the Techno
  6. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    That bottom knife is it caping knife sized, the whole package is killer!
  7. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I recently bought a Bestech Zen, and that thing checks all of the boxes for me. Small, light, great action, good steel, super thin grind, pretty colors. Only complaint is that the screws appear to have some kind of threadlock and the heads are pretty shallow, can't get a lot of the screws to move. Trying to get a Factor Equipment Bit now.
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  8. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    I always have a Victorinox alox sd in my keychain although it is not my main knife. It is darn cute though!
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  9. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    The Two Sun TD41 in M390 came in
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  10. microbe


    Apr 6, 2016
    IMHO, mini knives are knives that do not have a full 4 finger grip handle, like this 3 finger SOG Ulta C-Ti.
    Micro knives are the keychain variety, like this Victorinox:
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  11. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    3 finger grip that's a pretty good way of looking at it

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  12. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    3C96488A-87B3-48C0-9DE5-7AB00C339D95.jpeg 3 of my favorite small knives.
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  13. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    This one is prob a little small.
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  14. steve.knight.792


    Dec 11, 2016
    this is my favorite. laminated white steel hand forged died bone handle only one ever made. I fell in love it with on first sight. a bit small but it works.

  15. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Cool piece of bone on that one.
  16. issues


    May 9, 2012
    I am really into smaller modern knives, 3" blade or below. Being left-handed, my collection is almost entirely custom which includes my fixed blades.

    In my normal, every day routine, I rarely need a knife with a longer blade. I do own larger stuff but my smaller blades get the most pocket time.

    Here are a few sub 3" bladed folders from my collection.








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  17. Dr Blazer

    Dr Blazer Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2018
    I'm a lover of what I consider small blades, but most here would consider micro and tiny blades. I have all sorts of tiny blades. My first tiny blade that made my fall in love with very small blades was a Kershaw Chive Rainbow colored that I bought more than 12 years ago. That also was the first flipper that I bought and made me fall in love with flippers. My left arm is paralyzed from a car accident, so that was why I decided to get a flipper. Anyway, now I have a lot of tiny flippers. I am in Brazil right now, and for a few more months, so I only brought 2 knives with me and I only brought knives that I wouldn't be too upset if they don't make it back. I have my FF/MD Gent and my small Bastion Braza Bro mini. I paid $30 for the Braza Bro mini, I believe they're $40 on their website now, and I love this little guy. It's not my favorite micro/mini/tiny/whatever you wanna call it, but it was an absolute steal for $30 and I think it's still an excellent knife for $40. It has great action and snaps out faster and harder than pretty much every tiny flipper I've ever tried. 15403417025967014822606482430874.jpg
  18. TechandTactical


    Apr 2, 2018
    The Spyderco Dragonfly is about as small as I can go. I do have a Kershaw Launch 4 (the cool one with the green handle and stonewash blade) but I am thinking about selling it.
  19. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Look at all these cool mini knives!

    I had an od2 that was awesome but I gave it away to a gentleman on this forum from Germany that was imto different lock types. The shipping cost more than the knife lol.
  20. desavona


    Oct 24, 2018
    This is what I carry daily, it is surprisingly functional.
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