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Old September 1st, 2010, 05:51 AM #1
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Best 2.5< blade, folding knife?

What's the best all around use pocket knife with a blade length of 2.5 or less?

Here are a couple contenders I've found:





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Benchmade Mini-Griptilian shud be close......
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Spyderco fan here. The round hole works better for me than anyother design I've tried.

Delica is one of my faves. Thin, light, closed blade works excellent as a boat gas cap key.

Blade length is listed as 2 9/16". Not sure if 1/16" over your 2.5" requirement is a big deal.

I have not seen the Cat, but the design looks similar to the Dragonfly which works amazingly well for it's tiny size.
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I've owned two Spyderco's, if I needed another knife they would be tops on my list.
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Kershaw Scallion. 2.5" blade, fast, strong, comfortable, affordable, US made.
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By the way, do you need a serrated section of blade?
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Benchmade Mini-Griptilian shud be close......
+1. Ive had mine for about 7 years. Still my favorite edc.

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Spyderco fan here. The round hole works better for me than anyother design I've tried.

Delica is one of my faves.

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I'm used to the hole design, too. I've had a couple Benchmades, but couldn't get comfortable with the stud opening. Now use the Endura and/or Delica daily.
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Spyderco fan here. The round hole works better for me than anyother design I've tried.

Delica is one of my faves. Thin, light, closed blade works excellent as a boat gas cap key.

Blade length is listed as 2 9/16". Not sure if 1/16" over your 2.5" requirement is a big deal.

I have not seen the Cat, but the design looks similar to the Dragonfly which works amazingly well for it's tiny size.
I'm looking for one this short, too. I work at a .mil installation, no blades longer than 2.5".

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Technically this doesn't count because it is 2 5/8, but I like the Boker.

http://www.southerntackle.com/prodde...rod=BOK01BO112
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