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Best Flipper for a Woman?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Horizon7, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Enough trolling. Keep it focused on suggestions for a flipper knife for a lady.
    OP does not like Zero Tolerance. Deal with it.
    And the OP needs to stop with the stupid anti-ZT one liners. They are getting really old.
  2. Khanvoy44

    Khanvoy44 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2016
    My wife has several. An 0450 small elegant, user friendly. A Conquest Tactical for SD but by far her favorite is a BRK micro Canadian. Discreet, beautiful and ready to go no flipping, fumbling.
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  3. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Op needs help....

    Ask an expert which knife. Don't guess.

    Is there any lady users reading this?
  4. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    My lady is really liking her Kershaw link.:thumbsup:
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  5. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    My lady carries a Dragonfly H1 Serrated and a Glock 42.
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  6. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    What about a nice little Spyderco ladybug or Cat? If I wasn't such a incredible wizard that what I'd be looking at getting my girlfriend.
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  7. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    My wife loves her purple groove Laconico Keen.
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  8. fishface5


    Feb 3, 2001
    I would think that long nails would be a bigger problem with front flippers than regular flippers but I'm just guessing. But if she can tolerate spring-assisted flippers then a leek would be a natural choice, it will actually fit in girl "pockets" and even comes in colors including rainbow!

    If assisted is out then a Mantra definitely comes to mind, plus the new version with c.f. scales looks pretty and the blade won't patina like m4 will.
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  9. Turbo4x4

    Turbo4x4 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    My wife like CRKT Ripple.
    10 years ago.
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  10. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Way more men are interested in knives than women, that’s just a fact. Because of that, making sure that a knife as a gift is something that she really would appreciate and really have use for becomes even more important.

    Having that out of the way, how about a really good looking front flipper?:
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  11. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    The Atmos is a good flipper.:)

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  12. Pandama


    Feb 19, 2012
    I would personally go with the kershaw launch 4 in purple
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  13. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    A price range and ideal size would help a lot. Flippers can be anywhere from the Rike Hummingbird to ZT 0452 in size and anywhere from the Kershaw Chill to the Medford Gigantes in price. That said, I have small hands and prefer a smaller knife but love flippers, so I might be able to give some insight. For sheer bang for the buck, you can't beat the Artisan Cutlery Orthodox or Bestech Torpedo, and both come in some neat color patterns. Really, anything in the Artisan Cutlery or Bestech lineup is a solid choice. If you are looking more slim and high performance, there's the Civivi lineup from WE, their knives are really well received from being insanely thin behind the edge for the price point, while also not using super thick stock. I've personally been blown away by my Kizer Tangram Amarillo and Orion, for about $30 they are some of my favorite knives.
  14. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    Nowhere does it say the Endura was made for a man and the Delica made for a woman.

    All Sal said is that they are two different sizes since one size does not fit all. But your assumption that being two sizes means the smaller one was designed for a woman is reading something into it that just plain isn’t there.

    Many men carry a Delica every day and it is among the most commonly recommended EDC knives regardless of gender.
  15. Horizon7


    Jun 16, 2018
    Did you not read the post Sal was responding to? I can't do everything for you.
  16. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    The “Endura/Delica, Gentlemen’s/Ladies’ knife” issue sounds like a quest better pursued at the Spyderco forum.
  17. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    First of all, there's no need to take a tone. Nobody's being harsh with you, so just take it easy.

    Second, here is the quote Sal was responding to:

    To which Sal responds:
    I get it. I think what you're saying is totally reasonable given the quote and would be a completely plausible interpretation of that. I'll point out though, that you're quoting some guy named Deacon, not Sal directly, and that Sal described Deacon's quote as "pretty accurate." Not perfect, not spot on, but pretty accurate. He then qualifies by making the remark that one size does not fit all so he made two sizes. Sal doesn't ever directly say that the Delica is specifically designed for women. That said, one can read between the lines and come to the conclusion you did without being way off base. But that's as close as we get.
  18. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    I recently bought and returned a Quiet Carry IQ. It’s a really well made tiny flipper (similar size to a GEC 15) but just wasn’t for me in the end. For small hands I could see it being a great choice, and it comes in Elmax now, too.
  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Knives aren't really a gender specific tool. I don't know why it matters whether it's for a male or a female? When you start reading between the lines, you can come up with basically any conclusion that you want.
  20. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    I asked my wife, she wondered at the temerity of the questioner. What [flipper] knife suits a woman? What knife suits a human being. It’s a broad range.

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