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    Default Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    I work in an office, I am certainly not getting in to a knife fight... so suggest a pocket knife I can carry with me during the week. I already have a spyderco for hiking/heavy use.

    But I am looking for something that will be useful and not look threatening if it falls out of my pocket.

    The Swiss Army Cadet Alox looks like a good option. Cadet Pocket Knife, Swiss Army, Swiss Army Cadet Pocket Knife

    What do y'all suggest?

    -Joe

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    Default Re: Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    I suggest going for something like the swiss army for no reason other than this...

    Quote Originally Posted by xjoex View Post
    not look threatening if it falls out of my pocket.
    Most knives look like weapons to those who aren't into knives. A little red or stainless folder doesn't generate the same response as a "tactical" looking knife.
     

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    An Opinel. I like a #6 for walking into the office. And only $15, so you won't cry if it gets lost, confiscated, etc.
     

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    Default Re: Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    It can be hard ti find a "Gentleman's Pocketknife" thee days..as even little knives have been 'weaponized' it seems, and I will guess that you don't even want what would be considered a real working pocketknife, but more something like this pre-WWII Bruckmann. I have a couple little knives like this that I got from my old man's stuff after he passed away. Try looking at the Moki stuff at; http://www.moki.co.jp/usa/usa.htm
    They make some small knives but they are all in the more current style, I believe.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmoeny View Post
    An Opinel. I like a #6 for walking into the office. And only $15, so you won't cry if it gets lost, confiscated, etc.
    Was going to say the same, can't beat the #6. But $15?? Try about $8. Super cheap but super good.

    I feel the #8 that most people recommend is just a bit larger then needed.
     

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    Spyderco Delica Police. Small, shiny (full stainless), nonthreatening, good quality. It's the knife I take to weddings, and whenever I'm wearing a suit.
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    i posted this elsewhere here, i just picked this up. it's a limited edition boker, beautifully made in germany. i've always carried a small pocket knife, and i find myself using the screwdriver/lid opener very very often. this knife ticked all the right boxes for me, and is a beautiful daily carry item.


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    Default Re: Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    Smaller than the cadet, and still the occasional someone will get weirded out by it:
    Classic SD silver alox Pocket Knife, Swiss Army, Swiss Army Classic SD silver alox Pocket Knife
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by zetroc View Post
    Spyderco Delica Police. Small, shiny (full stainless), nonthreatening, good quality. It's the knife I take to weddings, and whenever I'm wearing a suit.
    any reason you take a knife to weddings?
     

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    Opinel is a good choice.


    If you're looking for something more special, I'd suggest a Laguiole en Aubrac.



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    Default Re: Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    Won't these tear holes in your pockets? They seem to be on the largish size to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    Won't these tear holes in your pockets? They seem to be on the largish size to me.
    Especially if you're wearing a wedding suit.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    Won't these tear holes in your pockets? They seem to be on the largish size to me.
    he keeps it in the pocket of his wedding bullet proof vest.
    8 layers of kevlar, never be cut.
     

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    WH Spearpoint. The right weight for dress pants, but no so diminutive as to be impractical.

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    Default Re: Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    I figure you can go two ways. Carry a cane with a sword hidden in it, or get one of these

    FantasySword1.jpg

    ...all the LARPing wenches will love it
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by funcrusher View Post
    any reason you take a knife to weddings?
    My rocket launcher permit is hung up in city hall.
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    Default Re: Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    I carry this Buck in rosewood

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    It slips into a watch pocket and I have somehow passed it unnoticed through airport security at least twice. Buck has twice replaced knives that broke (onc I was using as a prybar and once the lock mech failed) earning my business for life.
    Last edited by jmgorman; 09-06-2013 at 07:59 PM. Reason: i tipe dumbly
    This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the bike.

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    Jgorman made a good call. That is the same knife my day gave me many yrs. ago.

    However...time marches on and of all the 8(?) pocket knives I've got the Benchmade with the axis lock is the best and most pocketed. It's light, sharpens easily and the mechanism is the nuts. I doubt you can still get them but this is what I carry:
    Benchmade Osborne AXIS Silver Handle G10 D2 960-SLV

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    Default Re: Recommend to me a gentlemans pocket knife

    Thanks for all the recommendations.

    I think I am going with the Swiss Army, for now. As Matt S. said, it doesn't look tactical so it is probably best.

    Hell it's cheap enough if it doesn't work out I'll throw it in my glove box. Then I'll pick up that sweet sword.

    -Joe

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