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Thinest grind

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

  1. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Two outa three....



    Coupla Spyders and a Gent...


    Or Chap variants....




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  2. severtecher


    Feb 24, 2002
    CRKT EROS K455TXP .079" or
    their new CEO at .086" thick. Both light gentleman's knives.
  3. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    Really not. Even without the blackened blade.
  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I actually don't disagree with you... but it has nothing to do with the etched blade. The term "gentleman's knife" can be quite subjective. For some, it's just a knife that can be carried unobtrusively for rare formal events. For others, it imparts a degree of fanciness, or expense.
    Probably not what interests the OP; but I consider my GEC 62 half congress (2 blade) in birdseye maple to be more of a gentleman's style than most of the knives listed in this thread. While I don't generally consider autos to fit the category, when I'm wearing a suit, I'm quite likely to have my Protech Newport in an inside breast pocket.
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  5. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    +1 for Chaparral

  6. sv4


    Feb 13, 2014
    The old Spyderco Kopas & Kiwis were great "gentlemen's" knives. You may still be able to find them in the secondary market. I think the Kiwi 4 with G-10 scales may still be in production.
  7. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Hahaha nice picture :thumbsup: but no - the knife could look scary to some (the pointy blade).
  8. bill64


    Dec 7, 2009
    I thought the Benchmade Valet should be thin grind but no .To make it 30 inclusive I had to broaden the edge a bit.
  9. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
  10. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp I support the 3rd amendment! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Boker+ Urban Trapper. Tons of variants. 3 sizes, 4 or 5 handle options. Beautiful little knife.

    They do apparently have QC issues on occasion, but the several I've had were perfect. I'd just buy from a reputable dealer in case you need to make a return/exchange, but I wouldn't worry about it.
  11. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    I've been fighting this since I got into decent steel alloys. (what's with the yoyos that they have to make the blade twice as thick as it needs to be ? ? ? )
    I've been hanging back to see what turned up without much optimism.
    I've been flamed for saying this before (by the pry bar crowd) :

    Buy what you like to look at, then get it ground to the specs you want.
    I do it myself for my knives but it ain't quick, easy or . . . pretty.
    The pros will make it pretty for you. My users get scratched up so I just get 'em useful with the dream of finding time to polish 'em "someday".

    That Protech Newport looks like the stuff by the way ! ! ! ;) :thumbsup:
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  12. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    These won't satisfy but I'm going to post them anyway :
    First I love this knife as a gentleman's knife. The middle two Boker Gents in the first photo. They are very light. The polished gabon ebony handle and the clad blade look super nice to my eye. The black narrow pocket clip with black screws is subtle and understated. The blade is very thin both at the spine and behind the edge (I'll measure it if you care at all) . Decent edge holding; I would put it between a SAK and a Buck 440C . . . maybe as good as the 440C.

    The next knife I have had for ever and ever. It is an example of me giving it the full monty; ground thinner AND full polished by hand on a rubber block with SiC paper.
    It is a one hander once you learn to pinch it open and hook the handle on your pocket. One hand close as well with a little practice. it's a little Buck, they have a few sizes of this knife.
    Bottom knife in this photo.
    Or you could just carry the Colossus . . . at least it isn't pointy scary.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
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  13. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Another recommendation for the Spyderco Chaparral. The titanium or carbon fiber handled versions seem nice....I don't have either those, but the Lightweight cuts great, right out of the box.

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  14. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    A few come quickly to mind:

    Spyderco Chaparral with raffir handle:

    Spyderco One Eyed Jack (rarely mentioned on the forums, but has an even thinner edge grind than the Chaparral and has nice touches like a file worked backspacer) Edit to add - I just checked and apparently the price has gone up on this out of production model, so you might not be able to find one under your $200 limit:

    If you want a slipjoint, it would be very hard to beat Enigma, which has an exceptionally thin grind and can be found with either M390 or US2000MC, which is essentially the same as CPM-Cruwear:
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
  15. M. Johnwell

    M. Johnwell

    Jan 8, 2015
    Spyderco lil nilakka. Near zero grind, very small. Still can be found in stock in certain stores. Under your price point.
  16. rswanson


    Jun 10, 2011
    Thin and certainly gentlemanly. Steel is subjective I guess. Doesn't have to be a knife this difficult to find but pick any traditional knife you find appealing.


    Really gives you a whole different EDC perspective...especially when a heavy pull main blade thunks home when you close her up.
  17. xraso

    xraso Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2014

    lionsteel warhorse - this is my current EDC in RFP - very slicy blades in M390 for around $160 ish depending on handle material.
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  18. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    Maybe a GEC Pemberton if you want a gentleman's EDC.
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  19. sv4


    Feb 13, 2014
    The Spyderco One Eyed Jack is a nice one.
  20. xraso

    xraso Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2014

    Smith and Sons MudBug - this is also super slicey and very TBE
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