What is your most preferred size for an EDC folder?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BloodyDonnie, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. SS234


    Jul 18, 2020
    I live in Chicago, so legally 2.5". I try to get most of my custom knives 3" if I have a choice. If not custom, Benchmade, Spyderco ETC the most I am comfortable with is 3-1/2". I am speaking of folders of course. For a Fixed blade I do not mind a Sword.
  2. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Anywhere between 2.75" -4.25" depending on style of knife. Also prefer a larger folder in urban areas along with around a 3" fixed blade. In rural settings I go for big fixed and smaller folders!
  3. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    ~2.75-3.5" blade length for my "main" folder. That'd be the one clipped to my right front pocket. I tend to use one of my other pocket knives more though, usually a G.Sakai Preppy or whatever traditional folder fulfills my whim that day (typically ~3.5" closed).
  4. BillZee


    Apr 30, 2020
    The handle is where the control is.....3" blade is fine. The Ontario Rat 2 D2.
    The Rat 2 handle is perfect. The size, the shape, it's thin. Can't beat the blade steel and shape.
  5. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    Im in realm of a 3.25-3.6 inch blade. Zt 0566, 0562, 0801. Spyderco manix 2. Cold steel American lawman, air lite. In that range.
  6. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    Less active now so a 3" blade just fits me fine. Although I carry some with slightly less length. With that, the handle feel is just as important, I like a somewhat flat handle that is not too thick. Light is a plus.
  7. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    image.jpeg image.jpeg I like the medium size folders: 7" blade.
  8. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    2.75”-3.75” works for me
    For office edc 2.75-3.1” is fine, otherwise 3.3”-3.6” is a great all around length for my needs
  9. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Closed length is what counts for me. 3.5 to four inches.
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  10. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    For a long time I preferred +/- 3” blades, even though I had no legal restrictions on blade length.

    for whatever reason I’m more into blades at or slightly above 3.5” now, what I consider a full size folder. ATM 3.6” is a sweet spot for me too.

    Anything more than 3.75 still seems too big for my tastes, but I’m always willing to reconsider. :)
  11. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
  12. wlifter123

    wlifter123 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    3ish or so inches will handle most anything I run into. Smaller is ok, much larger is not.
  13. blanex1


    Feb 11, 2015
    I have become attached to my Large Sebenza 21 as the perfect carry theses days! 3.6 or 3.7'' if I remember right!:confused:

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