Gentleman's pocket knife

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

  1. Unregistered

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    I carry this daily:

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    Chris Reeves Mnandi with box elder panels.

    He makes them with basically any wood you can imagine. They are rather addicting to collect.
     


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    I've always liked the Mnandi.
     


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    The ability to open the knife quickly and easily with one hand is just as convenient when the blade is being used for a cutting tool. The thumb hole does not factor into self defense for me, because the blade I carry is not intended to be used as a weapon.


    Beautiful knife.
     


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    Chris Reeves very nice knifes, but so darn expensive, then again this is sf and we need stylish knives.

    My favorite since i was a kid has always been a spyderco police model but i don't really carry it much. I am more of a multi tool person now.
     


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    Quote:I hear you about the expense, but really, it's all relative. Most people on the street would consider AE shoes 'so darn expensive', yet here on SF, amongst shoe nuts of all stripes, they are more commonly regarded as entry level when compared with higher end brands not to mention bespoke. So it is with knife collectors and enthusiasts, who as a group, very much skew the perception on what constitues a really expensive knife.
     


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    Wish I could get my hands on one of these. Chris Reeves Mnandi, with giraffe bone inlays. IMO there isn't a better gentleman's folder on the market.

    If you are looking for something more functional but yet something that doesn't scream "tactical folder", how about the Benchmade emissary?


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    Sub-three inch folder with assisted opening, and one of the best locks in the market.
     


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    Hmm. Good choice. Happens to be what I am carrying right now. [​IMG]
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    Ah, great minds think alike! [​IMG]

    Unfortunately I lost mine a couple of years back, and haven't pulled the trigger on a Mnandi as yet. Am carrying my backup Spyderco manbug currently.
     


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    @rogerp I completely agree. I always wanted a microtech OTF (forget model name) but the damn thing is around $500 and while really cool knife I don't see a use for it. I would almost be afraid to use it and damage the blade. But that's when I lose the functionality and the item becomes a collectors piece to look at.

    @blacktalo funny thing, my friend pulled that exact knife out a few weeks ago and I really liked how sleek and simple it was. I looked it up online right away and have it saved in a shopping cart.
     
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  10. Caustic Man

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    I carried a folding knife every day when I was in the Army. The habit translated very well to civilian life. You never know how handy a knife can be until you carry one and can see how many things you'd use it for. Incidentally I'd be no help to the OP because after I got out I traded in the big outdoors style folder for this American classic...

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    Buck knives used to be made in my hometown and I always had one as a kid. Kind of have a special place in my heart.
     


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    I have one thumbhole folder that I think works well as a dressier gentleman's knife. It's one of these:

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    A Spyderco Phoenix. Other than that, I have an Al Mar ultralight that is on the dressier side, and a few traditional Northfield knives. I think my carbon fiber Benchmade 940 and Chris Reeve Umnumzaan would also work, but they're a little more on the aggressive side.
     


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    I have carried one of these in my pocket for the last several years:

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    I keep this in my car, in case of emergency:

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    And this is my outdoor knife:

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    I've had a Umnumzaan, but I found I preferred to carry a Sebenza for times I'm not in a suit. It's just sleeker and nicer to me. If I'm in more casual clothes (jeans etc), nothing beats my Zero Tolerance ZT350.

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    I cannot recommend Chris Reeve's knives enough. Both the Sebenza and Mnandi are addicting to collect and honestly... rather strikingly beautiful.

    Here is one amazing collection of Sebs... (which I wish was mine)

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    Ha ha.

    what do you think?

    Sabenza for 10% retail?
     


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