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Thinest grind

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by bill64, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. bill64


    Dec 7, 2009
    Can you propose a really thin ground blade knife ,small,gentleman style EDC and with desent steel?I mean something more than Opinel or swiss knives.
  2. kniferbro

    kniferbro Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Spyderco Chaparral
  3. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Manly Knives.
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  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Spyderco Delica
  5. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Three gentlemanly slicers that are currently favorites in my rotation are...
    Spyderco Chaparral
    CIVIVI Mckenna (front flipper)
    Three Rivers Neutron (wait list required)
    I've only had the Neutron for a few days but OMG it's a sweet little slicer. I never expected that from this knife.
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  6. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Spyderco Native 5 and Manly Wasp are both thin, excellent slicers.
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  7. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    Ill just throw this out there and say William Henry Studio. If the budget allows. :D
  8. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Spyderco chaparral, centofante 3, and delica are good and thin.

    Buck's hollow-grinds are great slicers even if the stock thickness is a bit thick. I like the buck sprint a lot myself.

    Benchmade's mini-grip with the sheepsfoot and hollow grind was great, but only available in 154cm and now discontinued.

    I think the boker urban trapper is really thin as well but I've never used mine much so I don't remember quite how thin. Very gentlemanly though.

    For traditionals with a full blade, love the GEC 82 possum skinner. Very thin blades.
  9. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    What is the budget and what do you consider small? Under 3" blade?

    The Manly Wasp is a great suggestion.

    The Ontario Rat 2 is a great slicer and the D2 version will cost under $40 if you are looking for a great budget blade.
  10. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Thin ground, small, gentleman style, decent steel? Check, check, check, check
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  11. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Boker Exskelibur is quite thin, although they are not well known for good fit and finish.
    Deep hollow grind to 0.011" behind the edge.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
  12. xraso

    xraso Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    civivi elementum - really happy with the slicing on this D2 blade. Holding an edge pretty decently also.
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  13. JimMD

    JimMD Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    The Chaparral is a great small slicer in a "gent's" style, although I'm partial to the CF/G-10 version. I had one of the early Neutrons, and it wasn't a great slicer for me. Although the blade stock was thin (0.09 inches), it was 0.022 inches behind the edge. I think they've changed either the grind on these, their sharpening process, or maybe both, and I bet they're thinner behind the edge now. I'd be interested to hear.
  14. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Lots of choices and they're all thin ground BTE.
  15. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Chaparral or the Boker Exskelibur
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  16. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Spyderco Centofante, go look it up.
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  17. bill64


    Dec 7, 2009
    Thank you all for your suggestions.Not D2 please.As regard the size,Delica and smaller.Up to 200 dollars.
  18. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Smaller than Delica?
    Then, Chaparral would be a good choice (0.012" behind the edge).
    If you want something really thin, consider Benchmade Proper Krein regrind (currently available $200).

    Also, you can probably find a good custom fixed blade for the price.
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  19. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    I'm not sure any Spyderco could fit the description of a 'gentleman style'.
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  20. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I think that the Spydie Chaparral would be an excellent choice, and with carbon fiber looks pretty gentlemanly to me...
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  21. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Not even this one?
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