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Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
13g knife on 10/15/2013 12:33:04 MDT Print View

Not worth the weight savings to switch from my SAK classic but it's advertised at 13g so I thought I'd pass this on.

http://www.amazon.com/Iain-Sinclair-Design-Cardsharp2-Folding/dp/B006O9V2OY/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A16C47QVWMFPBD

Kent Christopher
(kentchristopher) - F

Locale: Madison, WI / Berlin, Germany
+1 on 07/13/2014 09:46:19 MDT Print View

I'm surprised this knife hasn't come up elsewhere on BPL yet. For a 2.5" locking blade weight only 13g/.45oz, I think it would be a great option for those who normally only take a small scissors, i.e the SwissCard replacement scissors at .2oz. The combined weight (.65oz) is less than the Swiss Army Classic (.74oz) with improved functionality.

At only $3 on Amazon right now it's kind of a no brainer for ultralight fans.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Interesting - on 07/13/2014 10:34:21 MDT Print View

Note that the blade has a smooth grind on both sides.
The "serrations" are a "landing zone" for closing the blade.

The CardSharp 2.2 does away with them, is about $25, and still only 13 grams.

Edited by greg23 on 07/13/2014 12:09:49 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: 13g knife on 07/13/2014 15:56:48 MDT Print View

Try the small (15 g) Deejo, reviewed HERE.

Cheers

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: 13g knife on 07/13/2014 22:44:40 MDT Print View

The cardsharp 3 is much cheaper than the 2.2, the only difference I can tell being the single, different locking mechanism. To be honest, I prefer the look of the simpler one-less places for food gunk to end up.

Any thoughts? At that price I'm keen to take a punt on the cardsharp 3

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
9.5 gram real knife on 07/14/2014 07:49:48 MDT Print View

just ordered a Kestrel Minimalist, Ti w/ impregnated Tungsten Carbide- I'll use it backpacking, but it will also find a home big game hunting this fall, 9.5 grams for a fixed blade knife-not shabby :)


kestrel minimalist

Edited by mtwarden on 07/14/2014 07:50:18 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: 9.5 gram real knife on 07/14/2014 08:30:57 MDT Print View

^^^^

.... and the sheath weighs ...?

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
No women? on 07/14/2014 09:40:20 MDT Print View

I have read a ton of the threads on lightest knife on here over the past decade or so, as well as the many knife vs. scissors threads. It just occurred to me that I don't remember a woman ever participating. I guess sometimes a knife is more than a knife.

Anyway, sticking with my Spyderco Bug - 11 gm, no sheath necessary. Woo Hoo. Mine is the smallest!

Edited by millonas on 07/14/2014 09:40:52 MDT.

Drew Jay
(drewjh) - F

Locale: Central Coast
Re: Re: 9.5 gram real knife on 07/14/2014 10:12:24 MDT Print View

".... and the sheath weighs ...?

I posted overall weight with a cut-down sheath here:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=82597&skip_to_post=714213#714213

Edited by drewjh on 07/14/2014 10:13:32 MDT.

Kent Christopher
(kentchristopher) - F

Locale: Madison, WI / Berlin, Germany
Kestral Minimalist weights with cut-down sheath on 07/14/2014 11:03:00 MDT Print View

In case anyone just wants an answer to the question about the Kestral Minimalist:

"The package comes in at 10 grams without the handle wrap, and 12 grams with." (Jay in the thread linked above.)

As Jay said, those weights are with a cut-down sheath.


Personally, I'll be passing on the $110 Kestral and sticking with the $3 Cardsharp, but my uses are more oriented toward ultralight travel than roughing it in the wilderness.

spelt with a t
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: No women? on 07/14/2014 11:04:18 MDT Print View

Wanting to have the smallest/lightest knife is at least a change of pace.

Heather Hohnholz
(Hawke) - M
Damn Wimmins on 07/14/2014 11:30:43 MDT Print View

Fine. I take a Baladeo, at 14.4g. I like it because it's little, fits on a keyring, but is still very sturdy and sharp and metal and locking-bladed. I have never been fond of plastic on my knives (even though I'm sure it's plenty sturdy, if I have to depend on it, I'll stick with metal, thanks). That's a cool little knife though, and I'm sure some will find it works for what they need!

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Re: No women? on 07/14/2014 13:25:10 MDT Print View

"Wanting to have the smallest/lightest knife is at least a change of pace."

True. Still waiting for the obligatory poster that explains why he NEEDS a big knife, especially because he get bored in the wilderness and need to whittle things, and because he needs it for "protection".

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Smallest Gerber lockblade on 07/14/2014 13:47:14 MDT Print View

My tiny Gerber "Bear Grylls" lockblade has a 2 1/2" blade (back half serrated) and weighs 0.9 oz.

I added a 4" braided Triptease lanyard to keep from losing it out of my pocket so maybe that adds 1/8 oz.

So far it's all I've needed.

Mike Gunderloy
(ffmike) - M
Re: Re: Re: No women? on 07/14/2014 13:51:31 MDT Print View

Why I NEED a big knife? At my age, anything that will up the testosterone production is a necessity.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Kestral Minimalist weights with cut-down sheath on 07/14/2014 14:25:33 MDT Print View

>"Personally, I'll be passing on the $110 Kestral"

13 grams is impressive, for sure. So is $110.

I focus on grams when I'm backpacking (and a SAK Classic is plenty) but on ounces when hunting.

At 37 grams and $21 at Amazon or any Walmart, I've liked the Buck Paklite Caper. I've got the black-coated one, the uncoated might be a gram less. It's plenty for "big-game hunting" for us wimps who only go out for bear, caribou and moose.

Paklite Caper

Real Alaskan big-game hunting, which I've helped in the butchering stage, requires custom-made tools. And a D-9. So there's not really a light-weight approach there.Bowhead

Edited by DavidinKenai on 07/14/2014 18:49:25 MDT.

Drew Jay
(drewjh) - F

Locale: Central Coast
Weights on 07/14/2014 17:53:48 MDT Print View

The Minimalist that Nathan currently offers is .060 thick and weighs 9.5 grams, vs the .050 thick/7.8 gram version I have. The sheath weighs 2.2 grams cut down so that would put the current package at 11.7 grams without a handle wrap.

The Cardsharp is interesting though, I'll have to pick one up! The handle doesn't look particularly comfortable, but I like the credit card shape when folded.

Edited by drewjh on 07/14/2014 17:58:20 MDT.

mik matra
(mikmik) - M

Locale: Allways on the move
A year ago I did..... on 07/15/2014 07:10:11 MDT Print View

"I'm surprised this knife hasn't come up elsewhere on BPL yet."

I posted the card knife about a year ago but didn't even get a 'huf'......I think it's an awesome knofe with a very usable length blade that folds away safe.

And it didn't cost me stuff all on line!!!

Kent Christopher
(kentchristopher) - F

Locale: Madison, WI / Berlin, Germany
Re: A year ago... on 07/15/2014 11:37:33 MDT Print View

Mikmik, if it makes you feel any better, his thread was originally started 9 months ago by Ian B., but it too had no replies -- which is why I decided to post one, because this seems like a product that more UL folks should know about (very light, useful, very cheap).

Now if we could just keep the discussion focused on the merits of the actual knife in question instead of people posting about how awesome *their* knife is...

Edited by kentchristopher on 07/15/2014 12:39:03 MDT.

David Olsen
(bivysack.com) - F

Locale: Channeled Scablands
10 cents and light was you want it on 07/15/2014 11:44:26 MDT Print View

http://www.m4040.com/Survival/10_Cent_Survival_Knife/10_Cent_Survival_Knife.htm