What’s your preferred folder size

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  1. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
  2. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    3.5 but anything in the 3.1-3.75’´ Is fine

    as usual there is an exception... the small inkosi is my most carried knife
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  3. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    5 1/2" and up (blade length). image.jpeg
  4. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Me too.
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  5. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    3.4-4.0 inch blade is what I carry most of the time.
  6. Glenn Goodlett

    Glenn Goodlett Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 6, 2016
  7. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    3.75" - 4 .25" is my preferred blade length for a folder. I always carry a fixed blade too and that is usually 3.25" - 2.5" ! Nine times out of ten, I'll pull out a fixed blade for whatever chore presents itself. Most are.less scary too for the everything "phobes" out there! IMG_20200215_034939.jpg IMG_20200214_045955.jpg
  8. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2013
    I always EDC some form of SAK with me, so I do prefer at least a 3.3"-4" folder if I am carrying one.
  9. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    3 5/8"
  10. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    Medium, 3.25-3.75" is my preference
  11. CHNeal

    CHNeal Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    3-3.25 for me.
    In this little liberal utopia of a town I live in knives be scary! I have a stated issued CCW permit and carry a pistol everyday but if I get caught with a knife with a blade more the 3.5 inches I’ve committed a felony of carrying a concealed weapon...

    opps sorry /rant
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  12. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    Medium. Most of mine fall in the 3.25-4 inch range. Smallest is a cryo 2 but I never carry it. Largest is my Resilience, don't really carry it (4.25).
  13. KVT


    Feb 17, 2019
    Best = 3.25 (ZT0566)
    Next best = 3.5 (XM-18)

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  14. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    3.25” blade
  15. kylemiller

    kylemiller Basic Member Basic Member

    May 18, 2016
    I like 2.9" and 3.8"

    3.25" and 3.5" are no mans land.
  16. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    Medium per your measurements
  17. johnnytoxin

    johnnytoxin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2010
    Medium for me as well with 3.25-3.75 being my sweet spot. 4” is my preference for a fixed blade
  18. Wilfred17

    Wilfred17 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    I guess small for me . 3.25 is the biggest folder I have. I've even cut a few from around 4" to around 3".
  19. smilk327


    Apr 14, 2016
    Small for me. I can go up to 3.5”but depends on the knife. Seems like anything bigger that that I just don’t carry no matter how much the design appeals to me.
  20. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    I'm with you--for both their use as tools, and surprisingly defense.

    First, the issue of tools. Unless you're using a knife to slice and dismantle some old cardboard box to retrieve the contents or breakdown it down for kindling, a smaller knife is better for "enhanced work." Like whittling, for example. Making a 'fuzzy stick' to light a fire when using a Bowie knife will probably make more slices to your fingers than the wood. You know, it's a boring job, you just want to finish it, your thoughts are drifting and suddenly there's intense pain where part of one of your fingers used to be.

    As for defense, I was privileged to take some rudimentary blade training. Use a smaller 2-inch knife, and just polish it like a scalpel. Your attacker will have to grab something, so offer him the handful of a small razor. He'll slice himself, and not get enough purchase to lever the knife out of your hand.

    I still carry that little red folder--my stilettos are gathering dust in the closet...

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