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MrMurphy
11-23-2005, 19:31
1. Moving to Italy, knife laws are 2" or less for folding knives.

2. I prefer Spydercos, been carrying them since '96.

3. I want something that may be short, but is stout enough to do a job like cut rope.

4. Something with a strong enough lock it won't cut off my fingers. I don't prefer linerlocks.


Suggestions? Looking at the Zytel-handled Spyderco Mouse. Maybe the Copilot if they still make it?

MrMurphy
11-23-2005, 21:19
Going by the limits set, from Spyderco looks like only the Cricket. <sigh>.

HAVOC
11-24-2005, 00:47
Well there's the Jester and the Ladybug. I keep a Jester Spyderedge on my keychain sometimes. Simple lockbacks, not the strongest lock. And no clip. You didn't mention a clip as a requirement, but I kinda got that impression.

The Dodo is only a teeny bit over, perhaps a bit of grinder work? It's almost a real knife.

The Benchmade 310/10610 Benchmite is a handy little knife. Again, no clip, but it's built like a tiny little bank vault, and the Levitator lock is very secure. I love my auto, highly reccomended.

SOG Twitch I is 1.9", lockback and assisted opening.

The CRKT PECK knives are under 2" in blade length. Minimalist. Kinda cheap...

There's a handful of sub-2" autos designed for California's odd knife laws. I assume that autos will be a problem, but here's (http://nicnac.net/en-us/dept_43.html) a good listing, just in case.

How about small fixed blades? Spyderco, Benchmade, Emerson and various others make fixed blade neck knives with blades under 2".

MrMurphy
11-24-2005, 07:22
No switchblades, not sure about fixed blades. I think "assisted openers" would count as switchblades in Italy.

RonT
11-24-2005, 14:10
MrMurphy, have you looked at the Spyderco Salsa? I have one and it is a great little knife. I believe the blade is right at 2"(the actual cutting part) and has a good strong compression lock. It may be too long. I am not sure if the law looks at the whole blade or just the cutting edge.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Spyderco-Salsa-C71TNPS-Gray-Aluminum-Handle_W0QQitemZ6579941335QQcategoryZ43334QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/Spyderco-Blue-Salsa-NIB-no-reserve_W0QQitemZ7199183075QQcategoryZ42577QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
There are generally a few of the Salsa's on eBay at pretty good prices. That is where I got mine.
This looks to maybe be a good one also. Under 2" and S30V steel which is great steel.
http://www.blade-tech.com/product.php?productid=805&cat=279&page=1

Hope that helps a bit.

Ron

.17BVZ
11-24-2005, 17:30
There's the Spyderco Pegasus with a 2" Gin-1 blade $42 - found here:
http://www.johnfjensen.com/acatalog/catalog.php?page=2&category=%20%20Spyderco%20Knives
(second one down)

Or the Meercat with a Aus6 1-15/16" blade $30 - on that same page. (3rd down)

But this is the one I'd get in your situation. Perfect for slashing rope, among other things:
#FB08BMS. FB08 SPOT - MICARTA
1 5/8" VG-10 SERRATED FIXED BLADE, BLACK MICARTA HANDLE. KYDEX NECK SHEATH AND CHAIN. DISCONTINUED IN 2005
- found here: http://www.johnfjensen.com/acatalog/catalog.php?page=3&category=%20%20Spyderco%20Knives
http://www.johnfjensen.com/acatalog/images/FB08BMS.JPG
No lock to worry about, strong (no lock), top of the line VG-10 blade, Micarta handles, Kydex neck sheath, price, what's not to like?! Ok, I'm gonna hve to get one. I just realised how much I like it. And how useful it would be to have as a last resort SD backup blade. Not too shabbay.

MrMurphy
11-25-2005, 08:42
The Mouse2 looks like it'll do it.

RonT
11-25-2005, 11:37
That Mouse2 looks temping to me also!

Ron

fishshooter
11-25-2005, 13:19
http://www.midwayusa.com/rewriteaproduct/938770
The 310 is not spring loaded, the new one (3100?) is an auto.

NailShooter
11-26-2005, 07:54
Check out a Spyder Dodo. Short, slightly hooked blade, but full length handle for a better grip. Short bladed folders often come w/ very short handles--not good for applying pressure.

NS

G-Bone
11-26-2005, 20:37
Originally posted by NailShooter
Check out a Spyder Dodo. Short, slightly hooked blade, but full length handle for a better grip. Short bladed folders often come w/ very short handles--not good for applying pressure.

NS

+1 on the Dodo, very very tuff little knife, carry one daily as a worker blade.

Also agree 100% with the Mouse2, another wonderful choice.

I would say these two are the best choice you can get based on your needs.

Short Cut
11-26-2005, 20:55
clic pic

http://www.knifeworks.com/ProductImages/almar/alslb.jpg (http://www.knifeworks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3170)

Short Cut
11-26-2005, 20:58
clic pic

http://www.knifeworks.com/productimages/barkriver/BRK1342WB-DI.jpg (http://www.knifeworks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=5593)

Lawrence Keeney
12-02-2005, 18:59
I like the Spyderco Scorpius. It's made for the Pikal grip, and well-suited for self defense. It's a handy little folder. ;z

Wulfenite
12-02-2005, 21:32
I'd look at a la griffe neck knife from emerson.

Blitzer
12-02-2005, 21:42
Kershaw Chive 1600 by Ken Onion

The Kershaw Chive features: 1 15/16 420 high carbon stainless steel blade with dual thumb studs, ambidextrous Index Finger Opening extension and Speed-Safe assist, and 410 stainless steel handle, 2 7/8 closed, with bead blast finish, frame lock, blade safety (located at the butt end: slide button to free the blade tip), lanyard hole and pocket clip. 1.9oz



http://www.emergencyoptions.com/images/EO/Products/K1600BB.jpg

Roundeyesamurai
12-04-2005, 10:57
Originally posted by Lawrence Keeney
I like the Spyderco Scorpius. It's made for the Pikal grip, and well-suited for self defense. It's a handy little folder. ;z

Pikal grip... well-suited for self-defense...?

^8

Short Cut
12-04-2005, 13:08
clic pic

http://www.hideawayknife.com/pic/sizecomp.gif (http://www.hideawayknife.com/model.php)

Squaw Man Wolfer
04-23-2010, 03:22
Wanted to bump this because somebody just gave me a MINT Spyderco Dodo!

liberty911
04-28-2010, 20:28
The Spyderco Lava is SWEET and fits your bill. The Boker Subcom(?) is great too and is designed by the same guy.

Good luck and have fun!

unit 900
05-02-2010, 16:25
Old school and available used - the Spyderco Co-pilot. I used to carry this one on airplanes, pre-9/11. Stout, tough and all stainless.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b222/heysox/DSC_1421.jpg