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Transitioning to a corporate job (again) from the field and will be wearing more slacks than I have in the recent past. Looking for a good folding pocket knife that I can carry in a front pocket. Can have no more than a 3” blade and would like a sleek/thin design to minimize clutter while in the pocket. At the same time looking for something substantial enough to be considered a real knife vs. my old Case pocket knife.

Any suggestions on where to start?



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I have a ZT0770CF that is lightweight, has a slim smooth profile and a great blade.
 
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I have a Benchmade mini-barrage that is very office friendly. You might also look at their 940 line. Kershaw leeks are also nice and slim.



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I may be biased, but I think the Spyderco Delica would fit the bill. Lightweight, slim, with a 2-7/8" blade. For in-pocket carry you can remove the pocket clip and make it even slimmer. Easy to open and close with one hand. I carry one as my EDC knife. Meets all my cutting needs. The full-flat-grind VG10 models cut very well, hold an edge, but still relatively easy to keep sharp. I use mine nearly daily for small cutting tasks and I can go a month or two without touching up the edge. Plus, you can get it with different colored handles so it doesn't scream "tactical." I have one in light blue and another in purple. On top of that, they're not very expensive, typically around $65 or so.



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ZT0900
Benchmade Mini Griptillian
Kershaw Blur

Lots of good choices out there for what you want.
 
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Appreciate the ideas fellas. Lots of options to consider.



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My new favorite smaller knife is the Hinderer Half Track. Small, yet kind of substantial.


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Delica, or Benchmade Bugout




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When I need to be in coat and tie, I have a couple of William Henry knifes that are very easy to carry and meet your requirements. Granted, they are pricey, but they are the smoothest operating knives I own.



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AlMar, as high quality gentlemans knife as you might need.


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Another premium choice:

https://www.knivesshipfree.com...reeve-knives-mnandi/

Chris Reeves Mnandi. They don’t get much nicer......

For a comparatively inexpensive Knife with great steel:

https://www.knivesshipfree.com...inated-powder-steel/

The U2 also doesn’t look too aggressive in a Business environment. Takes a truly wicked edge!


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Small Sebenza with the clip removed.

Do you require the blade to lock?
 
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3.25”, so might not be acceptable blade length for you, but ZT0450CF is what goes in my suit pants pocket.

Light, sturdy, and carbon fiber scales are good looking.

https://www.knivesshipfree.com...-titanium-framelock/



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A small Sebenza Insigno:
https://www.knifeworks.com/chr...ground-shipping.html

If I was picking low hanging fruit I'd seriously consider this one. It's a little thicker with the micarta but it's nice.
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/5860098334



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Another premium choice:

https://www.knivesshipfree.com...reeve-knives-mnandi/

Chris Reeves Mnandi. They don’t get much nicer......

For a comparatively inexpensive Knife with great steel:

https://www.knivesshipfree.com...inated-powder-steel/

The U2 also doesn’t look too aggressive in a Business environment. Takes a truly wicked edge!


The Mnandi has become my go to office environment knife...
 
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The Mnandi is a nice luxurious choice. Benchmade makes some gent's knives in the same size range for less cheddar.




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+1 on the Mnandi. I've got one in the right pocket of my slacks as I type this. The little leather pouch it comes with makes it easy to toss in your pocket.

I love that it's a serious folder in an unassuming package. The lock up on it is rock solid; it's completely capable of taking on hard tasks if need be.


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Another vote for the ZT0770CF for "professional/dress" carry.

I EDC a ZT0562CF, but my "dress" knife is a 770CF. great knife with a deep carry clip that weighs damn near nothing. You'll hardly know it's their. And slips way down in the pocket to allow inconspicuous carry in the office.
 
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I don't know how you guys do it. I can't stand anything much bigger than a Syderco Butterfly in front pants pocket if it doesn't use a clip. To me, that little knife is the equivalent of a gentleman's penknife of years past, and all I usually need in any kind of dress type atmosphere.
 
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I really like SOG knives, both for quality and design. Take a look ... pretty sure they will have a style you are looking for.

https://www.sogknives.com/


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