Benchmade Valet is a nice choice - great blade steel and nice gent’s knife
Kershaw leek. If its too big then kershaw scallion.
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Wow! This is supposed to be a friendly place! Would be cheaper to have a serious Off Track Betting addiction then to get hooked on that stuff! Beautiful!
+1 for the ZT0900. 2.75" blade, great flipper. May look thicker than you want but sits well in your pocket. Wish they would make it with a carbon fiber or G10 scale to lighten (although 4.3oz isn't to bad).
The Emerson Combat Karambit has a 2.65" blade... just sayin'
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My wife gave me a William Henry knife - it doesn't go to the office. It is like a "BBQ Gun", it comes out for parties, to be shown off and seen, not for real use. So far, mine had cut ribbons on christmas presents...
It is the real deal though - wave damascus with ZDP-189 core, and very sharp.
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Back in the day, retired now, I traveled around the country inspecting construction sites foran AE firm. As it involved meeting with owners, as well as onsite with contractors, at hospitals, schools, museums, universities, MOBs, occasional bank, some federal projects, etc. the climate varied. I carried a Swiss army knife. Never seemed to cause an issue, and has a blade, as well as screwdrivers. The toothpick and tweezers were probably the most used tools though. Some clients were very sensitive, and an occasional metal detector were encountered. Lock blades of any type was a no at many places.
I have a vote for the ZT model ZT0450CF. very light weigh, just a overall great knife.
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There are many scales or framelocks with carbon fibre or titanium surfaces which are smooth enough to not damage dress pants. Have to be careful about how tight the clip is so that it doesn't damage the stitching or edge of the pocket.
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I've had an office for 47 years.
Never a single knife fight.
I carry a Benchmade Impel auto. Right at 2" blade, super light, thin and dressy enough it's never gotten a single comment about being "tactical" even when firing it open. I don't use a clip and it's comfortable in shorts, slacks and of course jeans.
The Reeves Mnandi has been on my radar for a while as an upgrade.
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- key ring
- blade, small
- bottle opener
- Phillips screwdriver 0 / 1, magnetic
- wire stripper
- nail file
- screwdriver 2.5 mm
Everything you need plus its small. Carry one on me all the time. Doesn't bother coworkers when I use it to open letters.
I like something like this
Boker Plus Subcom
The blade is short but wide and substantial. In either black or titanium it can pass for a money clip.
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Emerson mini CQC 7.
The one I've carried for the past couple years is a Benchmade 530 plain edge
I like it because it's nice and thin, and very light. Doesn't alert the crotch-watchers that I'm carrying. Pocket clip isn't aggressive so it doesn't tear up my pockets.
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Mcusta makes some interesting designs, I cant speak to their quality though having never owned one.
For everyday in the office, if my Chris Reeve Mnandi isn't in my pocket, it is my Spartan Blades Nymph (Titanium, you don't even know it is there).
I often have a Mcusta "tactility" VG-10 damascus / quince burl in my pocket at the office. very high quality folder.
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I don't know what SigM4's office coworkers are like, but I think some of us are missing the point that he's looking for something thin and office and business-appropriate.
No one freaks out over a SAK, not even models like the Victorinox Soldier that have a large, Spyderco-style one-handed opening blade.
Spyderco Delica is a great choice but a Delica w/ black FRN handles and matte black full-serrated blade screams 'tactical' and 'weapon' to non-knife people. You don't want that kind of negative attention in the workplace.
A Delica w/ bright red, yellow, green, or orange FRN handle is looked at as a rescue, camp, or dive knife, i.e., not so threatening.
A Delica w/ straight edge and satin or chrome steel handle or Pakkawood scales is seen as a gentleman's knife.
When women see me pull out my black Leek, they glare and ask me why I carry around a switchblade and ask, "Is that legal?"
When they see me pull out my rainbow Leek, they ooh & ahh and ask to handle it.
My suggestions (some of them repeating others'):
Kershaw 3410 Chill - inexpensive, super light & thin. One of the smoothest opening folding knives, even w/o spring assist. Looks like a steak knife even w/ the G-10 scales which normally shout 'tacticool'.
Kershaw 1760 Skyline - one w/ colored scales would look less intimidating
Kershaw 1660 Leek - one of their most popular models. There are literally over a hundred variations, so you should be able to find one that suits you. My knock against the Leek is the OEM clip leaves too much of the knife sticking out, which leads to coworkers questioning your knife. The Skyline is a little guilty of this too. There are custom deep-carry clips in the aftermarket.
CRKT Ken Onion Ripple - has an artistic look to it, which is more likely to draw positive attention
SOG Twitch II - pretty much has all the qualities you want in a gentleman's knife including deep-carry clip. Either the satin finish or wood scales look very classy.
opinel number 6, or an 8 if you think you can squeeze .15 of an inch. The slow methodical method to unlocking, opening, and locking puts people at ease.
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