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robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Credit Card Knife on 06/25/2013 07:45:52 MDT Print View

Just saw this today. size of credit card. 38g $7.99

Looks like it might be good for light duty cutting tasks.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Any Opinions? on 06/25/2013 19:08:16 MDT Print View

Just wondering

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Any Opinions? on 06/25/2013 19:19:40 MDT Print View

I don't see why you'd need a skinny, semi-functional credit card knife for backpacking when you could carry a proper, locking, and capable knife for the same (or less) weight.

Spyderco Dragonfly:
33 grams.

Now, if you're a smuggler, spy, inmate, secret agent, or man of mystery I understand why you might want a credit card knife.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Re: Any Opinions? on 06/25/2013 19:32:51 MDT Print View

Craig makes a better argument in that the Dragonfly is lighter AND more functional.

I'm a SAK Classic guy myself (21 grams), but I'll grant that the blade is a bit weenie for larger dry salamis or filleting a halibut. But I like the scissors.

The Spyderco Ladybug is 17 grams.

I've smuggled a few things in my day (often outdoor gear from continent to continent), but I'm not very mysterious anymore.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Good Points!!! on 06/25/2013 19:59:20 MDT Print View

Thanks for the input.

kevin campbell
(rockymtbiker) - F

Locale: Michigan
gift on 06/25/2013 23:08:38 MDT Print View

it is a great gift for anyone. DOn't have to be a backpacker. I could see giving this to both men and women for christmas or something like that. I happen to carry my pocket knife on my key chain, same one for nearly 25 years. Finally broke the very tip of the blade off using it as a tool to pop a hub cap off a flat tire on the side of the freeway! But, it keeps going, broken tip an all.

With that said, the credit card thingy looks like it would have some limitations, hiking or not.

Still pretty cool for $7.99!