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Recommendation? Tiny, high-end knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Adan, May 16, 2018.

  1. Adan


    Feb 7, 2015
    I'm heading to Cleveland soon, and I need a knife with a bladelength of under 2 1/2 inches. The only one I've found is the Spyderco Roadie, but I'd like to have a higher-end steel than N690 if possible (call me snobbish).

    Any suggestions?
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  2. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    William Henry.
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  3. cashville

    cashville Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 12, 2017
    Olamic Busker

    Spyderco Techno if you're feeling on the edge. The blade length is listed at ~2.55"
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  4. Torrin


    Jun 16, 2017
    Attleboro Dau Tranh neck knife in CMP 20CV
  5. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Bestech Zen?
  6. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    AdV Mini Pocket Butcher, MKT Eris? If you prefer D2 over N690?
    Spyderco Dog Tag?
  7. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Damascus Swiss army knife
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  8. Adan


    Feb 7, 2015
    Very nice, but just a little to rich for my blood. Can we keep it, say, under $250?

    I don't prefer it. The Dog Tag looks nice, but to be honest, 1.2 inches might be a little TOO short...2 inch minimum?
  9. bonzodog

    bonzodog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    ADV impi
  10. Pogonasong

    Pogonasong Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2018
    The techno is my favorite small guy but you have to be down with a thick blade. I do however think it's a much better slicer than everyone says. Thing just has a feel I can't explain.

    I carry either an umnumzaan, a liong mah endeavour or the techno as my primary folders...it holds up with the first two in it's own way.

    This is all personal preference stuff. Good luck on your search!
  11. Spikediesel

    Spikediesel Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2018
    Spyderco squeak Elmax
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  12. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    We can if you tell us that.
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  13. Adan


    Feb 7, 2015

    That would be perfect if I could find it anywhere.
  14. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    Spyderco Lil’ Native is right at 2.5”. Depending on how “high-end” you want to go, the Rockstead Nehan is also 2.5”, as is the Medford Panzer.

    The Olamic Busker is the highest-ticket item in that size range that I have seen a lot of positive user feedback for.

    The Hoback MK Ultra also clocks in at 2.5”

    Overall, though, you’re going to have a hard time beating the versatility, price, materials, and quality of the Lil’ Native in that size range.
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  15. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    The Olamic Busker would be your best bet if you can afford it. Otherwise, small but in a great steel, there's a Spyderco Dragonfly in HAP40 steel available now on a certain site - I forget if they're a paid dealer here. HAP40 is a Japanese powder steel, equivalent to CPM Rex 45, which is M4 with 8% Cobalt added.
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  16. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Hard to top the Spyderco Techno.
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  17. pyreaux

    pyreaux Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2015
    Spartan Blades Nymph
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  18. Adan


    Feb 7, 2015
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  19. herisson

    herisson Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Enzo Flat Ground Necker. Within the limits, easy to carry in the pocket. Affordable, not fancy (12C27) but a very efficient and dependable little knife. Of course, it's a fixed blade...And there are so many options out there...
  20. coltc11

    coltc11 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    Bestech Goblin

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    ETA: here it is next to the Launch 4 you asked about.

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    Last edited: May 16, 2018

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