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#242022 - 02/28/12 06:04 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: Meadowlark]

I am leaning toward a KISS with a wharncliffe blade. Or perhaps another more traditional version, perhaps with the scales removed or buffed down.

#242027 - 02/28/12 06:25 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: ]
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1914
Loc: Washington, DC

Ditto Pete and Chaosmagnet: Doug's MK5

#242029 - 02/28/12 06:30 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: ]
LesSnyder Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1506
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
+1 to Izzy's recommendation for a Victorinox Farmer

#242031 - 02/28/12 07:13 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: ]
JerryFountain Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 418
Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida
I would use a Spyderco Cricket or Dragonfly depending on how much room I could allocate IF I were restricted to a folder. The RSK is a MUCH better choice in my mind. Although I don't have any Altoids kits, I have bought a dozen or so RSK's as spares for my kit and the kits of others.



For full disclosure, I have been friends with the owner of Spyderco since before they made their first knife and helped them to spread their market in the early days.

#242032 - 02/28/12 08:03 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: JerryFountain]

Thanks Jerry. I have examined an MK5 and I simply do not like the feel or design. No offense to Mr. Ritter on his design, it is simply a personal choice. I was not pleased with my own designs for blades to fit an Altoids tin. I do admire some of his other designs however.

Edited by Snake_Doctor (02/28/12 08:43 PM)

#242033 - 02/28/12 08:18 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: ]
LED Offline

Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Spyderco Ladybug

#242037 - 02/28/12 08:56 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: LED]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4833
Benchmade 710 -- I don't do Altoids tins either wink

#242042 - 02/28/12 09:20 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: ]
djlmwh Offline

Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 11
Loc: Oregon
You might give the Dajo Ascent a try: it's about 2.75 inches when closed, has a two-inch liner-lock blade, opens and closes easy with one hand, has an integrated clip, and a pair of so-so tweezers in the handle.

I've had one tucked into my belt for a few months now and I really appreciate the portability and utility. I haven't used it in the bush.

From what I hear, it's a lot like Boker's SUBCOM line; you may want to look at those for a similar form factor.

#242047 - 02/28/12 10:53 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: ]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2007
Loc: NE Illinois
MK5!! It beats the heck out of any folder you might select!

#242048 - 02/28/12 10:57 PM Re: New Knife Question [Re: djlmwh]

Thanks for the tip> I'll check it out.

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