THIN knife for carry?

This is a discussion on THIN knife for carry? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by grbr For utility I honestly have to say that the most important thing to me is how disposable they are. My "utility" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grbr View Post
    For utility I honestly have to say that the most important thing to me is how disposable they are.

    My "utility" type carry knives are $1 black folding knives from wal-mart in the camping section. They are thin, the blade locks open, they have a clip that clips in my pocket, they are actually very good knives for the price (not knowing the price I would have rated them as $10-$15 knives) and best of all: I don't give a rat's butt what I use them for. Can't find the can opener? Stab the thing with my pocket knife! Need to scrape some rust off something quick? Pocket knife! Stove has some hardened on crap in the corner that I want to scrape off? Take out my pocket knife! Oh...I turned it into a pocked up scraped up piece of junk by not caring what I used it for? Throw it in the drawer and grab one of the other 50 that are in there! Oh, I lost it because I'm constantly handing it out to everyone to use? Grab one of the other 50 in the drawer!

    Things are freakin' great. It is really great never having to worry about whether you're going to ruin your pocket knife or not.
    Thats sort of the conclusion I came to. I bought a few of the cheap Walmart knives when they were $1. I keep one in my truck, a few in my house, and just around in general. Its a cheap feeling knife, but its sharp enough to cut stuff. Ive used them to cut, stab, scrape, and even as a pry bar. If the knife bends, and it wont close after, who cares? Just toss it in the trash and grab a new one.

    I also have a nice Leatherman in my truck, and the blade on that thing is incredibly sharp. Its nice enough where I would feel bad using the knife for anything super hard in daily use.

    The other day I was surfing Amazon, and my order was enough to cover free shipping, so I went and ordered the Leatherman knife with the keychain clip. Ive realized that keeping a knife in my pocket just isnt realistic. I wont ever actually do it. So maybe we will see how this works. If its too big and bulky to carry on my keychain (my truck has remote start, so I clip my keychain to my belt loop and it never comes off, so I dont see it being a problem), then it will be stashed away and Ill just have another knife.

    We will see how it is when it gets here. Didnt do much research. It was around $15, so I figured what the heck. More of an impulse buy.

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    Cold Steel makes a Micro Recon 1 that has the very strong Tri-Ad lock back. It's 1.1 oz and can be used on a key chain. Sog also makes those key knifes if you just need a blade every now and again.
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    Considr this:
    The DAJO ascent.
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    Yes, it's a Chinese made knife, but it is very durable and very thin. 57 Rockwell on the blade, and holds an edge for a long time. Been using mine about two years, with no issue.
    A buddy bout one too, and he lost the pocket clip thru abuse. When he called the company to purchase a new clip, they sent him a brand new knife instead, and told him to keep the old one too.
    I'd buy another tomorrow.
    Something like 18 bucks delivered, so it's not like the end of the world. When I cannot carry my EDC Griptillian, it's this tough little knife. VERY thin, great in dress pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Websniper View Post
    For me, slim knives that I've liked are:

    Kershaw Leek
    Pro: slim, assist open OK, inexpensive
    Con: I dislike liner locks

    Benchmade 940
    Pro: Slim, narrow, great blade shape, axis lock
    Con: pricier than some

    Benchmade Emissary 470
    Pro: assist open, Axis, rides low in pocket
    Con: kinda pricey

    Benchmade 530
    Pro: super slim!, light, Axis
    Con: for me, the axis button on these are TOO low profile, it's hard to access for me

    Can you tell I like Benchmades and Axis locks? Great combo.

    The 940 is my EDC.
    I have the 530 and the 470 Benchmades. I agree with your evaluation. I too dislike liner locks. They never feel secure. The 530 is my dress clothes edc. It works well in the back pocket or suit coat pocket.

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    You can't Beat the leek for thin an handy.
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    I like the Kershaw Leek too. I've got two of them with the half serrated blade. Fast assisted opening and thin. Very sharp out of the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Websniper View Post
    For me, slim knives that I've liked are:

    Kershaw Leek
    Pro: slim, assist open OK, inexpensive
    Con: I dislike liner locks

    Benchmade 940
    Pro: Slim, narrow, great blade shape, axis lock
    Con: pricier than some

    Benchmade Emissary 470
    Pro: assist open, Axis, rides low in pocket
    Con: kinda pricey

    Benchmade 530
    Pro: super slim!, light, Axis
    Con: for me, the axis button on these are TOO low profile, it's hard to access for me

    Can you tell I like Benchmades and Axis locks? Great combo.

    The 940 is my EDC.
    The Leak isn't a liner lock, it's a frame lock. I have one even though I do prefer a liner lock to the frame lock.

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    The one I have is a liner lock, seems good.

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    The Benchmade 530 Pardue, is about as thin and light weight as you can get in quality knives. Being thin it conceals nicely with any style of dress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flphotog View Post
    The Leak isn't a liner lock, it's a frame lock. I have one even though I do prefer a liner lock to the frame lock.
    They make leeks that are liner lock. Color handled versions.

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    My all time fav is the leek.

    Kershaws blade heat treating is some of the best.

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    Just picked up this drop point Benchmade 943. It's really thin and narrow and it has the Axis lock...

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    Colorado Knife and Tool makes a great knife... just saying

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    Customer service is spot on as well...

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    Kershaw Leek-look no further. All stainless with spring assist. Very solid built and about $30 on Ebay.

    http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/leek

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