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Gentleman's pocket knife

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jfrater, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. alford78

    alford78 Well-Known Member

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    Chunky!

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  2. sinnedk

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  3. alford78

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    Richard Rogers Chunky. Look above and there are pictures of its brother the Sharpy and a link I believe.
     
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  4. Jr Mouse

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    I tend to agree with this. A multi-tool makes sense. Not just a knife.
     
  5. jcman311

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    Multi tools tend to be a little more bulky to carry in a pocket. I use a true small knife for opening the occasional box, cutting a rope/plastic, etc. I couldnt imagine carrying anything much larger than it is in my actual pocket.
     
  6. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    There are some very small multi-tools on the market. Ones that a doubt would take up much more space then your knife, maybe even less depending on what model you are talking about.
     
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  7. sinnedk

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    i like knives but don't carry them much. Multi tool has been a life saver in car problems or whatever situations. got the below as a present and been using it for years now. I know its nothing crazy like in this thread but its reliable.

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  8. Jr Mouse

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    Yeah I carry a small multi-tool in my bag. Can't say I use it much, but it's good to have around if I need it.
     
  9. justridiculous

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    I have had this on my keys for several years now and use it all the time:

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  10. Jr Mouse

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    The nice thing about the smaller Leatherman Multi Tools is there are people who refurbish them and sell them super cheap on Ebay. I've bought a few over time and never had issue with any of them. They come tightened up, oiled and sharpened. It's great for having a spare or being able to leave one in your car for emergency use.
     
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  11. Renault78law

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    I carry a small knife when I'm wearing jeans and use it mostly for opening packages or cutting plastic. I feel naked without it, though I could probably use a key if I had to in most cases. I'd love if my knife could open a bottle and had a screwdriver, but there is no appeal to me for carrying a multi-tool like those pictured above. Light and thin (with a clip) are features that ensure that I choose to automatically carry a knife with me and thus are more important to me than the other functional aspects.

    That said, I keep a Leatherman in the car but have never used it.
     
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  12. mebiuspower

    mebiuspower Well-Known Member

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    I have a Strider PT with Lifter's Sheath on belt for my gentleman carry.

    Strider SnG CC with deep carry clip for weekend carry on jeans.

    Also having custom kydex sheath made for my Strider SLCC for carrying inside suit pocket.
     
  13. javyn

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    Opinel 6, so I don't care if I lose it.

    A couple strokes on my strop with green compound and it's hair splitting sharp.
     
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  14. dddrees

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    I do have a couple of knives on the way. The first is by a South African knife maker called Andre Thorburn. Neither of these pictures are mine, but the Thorburn knife should be here within the next week and the Rockstead hopefully by the end of the month. The Rockstead was ordered at the beginning of the year and since they produce a limited number of knives not unlike Andre Thorburn they only produce certain models at certain times of the year.

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  15. Jarmo

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    I've had several folding knives ever since childhood and for the last several years I've used a Leatherman. It's a great multitool with quick deploying blades but it is too bulky and lacks the style I want from an EDC knife. I really dislike the types of knives with tactical design cues (Spyderco etc.) but unfortunately these types of knives seem to make up the majority. For me the style of the knife takes precedence over pure utility so no thumb hole for my knife. After several days of going through dozens of different styles I've arrived at the German Otter Mercator with brass construction and carbon blade. (Pic from Google). Can't wait to see the patina this one develops!
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    I also considered a Laguiole type of knife but I think the slim profile of the Mercator is nicer in the pocket.
     
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    Opinel no 8 in carbon steel FTW. You can get it in a fancy wood if that tickles your pickle.

    Laguiole I associate with cutlery more than pocket knives - in particular, the 'bee' design that most everyone in France owns in some form or another.

    #8 au carbone, same one your grandad had (if your grandad was a Savoyard cowherd):


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    Just arrived yesterday.

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    Just received this the other day.
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    i'm not versed on this but what are the last 2 knives you received? any links by chance in case i want to get one... thanks in advance.
     
  20. dddrees

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    The first one is by a knife maker from South Africa. His name is Andre Thorburn. He makes a few different models but each knife I've seen is unique with regard to actual handle design in the various materials he uses. These a called flippers or gentleman flippers and the action on these are extremely smooth. I actually wanted one of his knives for about a.year prior to getting one. It took about that long to find one that both aesthetically as well as something that fit my size requirements. Your best bet is to google Andre Thorburn and look at the few places that sell the limited amount of knives that he sells. If you find one you like it would be best to jump on it quickly.

    The second one is a Rocksteady Shu. These are made by a knife maker from Japan. These are consider Semi-Custom knives and they only make a few different models. I ordered this knife last March and their production run for this specific model wasn't until late November for a couple of reasons. If you wish to order this specific model after looking at the other models they make you might want to do it fairly soon because after it runs out you may have to wait another year to get one. You can either check Rocksteads website or their Rockstead Shop website. As of the last I checked just the other day Blade Hqs had that very model for sale.

    Cheers,

    Dan
     
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