Looking for a neck knife that can go in my pocket if needed

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  1. xRangerx

    xRangerx Woods wandering bird nerd Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I have looked at the Izula, Candiru, Becker Remora, BK11, some of the boker knives (gnome, bobbi, etc). I want something that I can add micarta to. I know there are many neck knives but I also want one that can ride comfortably in my pocket as well. What would you guys suggest?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Skab

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    I daily carry a Bark River Bravo necker in my pocket, with a sheath i made for it. I love it. And it has the optional scales on it.

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    It really depends on how big of a knife you want. If you want a smaller one, get a Candiru. They have micarta for them. If you want a slightly larger blade that you can get a good 4 finger grip, get a Becker BK14 (I can get a better grip on the 14 than I can on the 11). The 14 doesnt have micarta built specifically for it (like the bk11 does) but with a few slight mods you can easily get the Izula micarta scales to fit on it. Or you could get the zytel scales for it and they will only cost you 12 bucks. Then have Skystorm,Sagewood or another leather company make you a pocket sheath---
     
  4. xRangerx

    xRangerx Woods wandering bird nerd Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    That looks awesome!
     
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    I have the bk11 the Bhk frontier valley and Bhk long trail and a Brkt necker and necker 2 in 3v. I would recommend the Brkt necker 2 or the frontier valley. My buddy joked while dressing down a deer he kept calling it the scalpel. A2 and it was razor sharp after dressing out the deer.
     
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    The Izula II comes with micarta scales, and you have the option of adding G-10 scales from The Knife Connection. I would post a link to mine, but unfortunately I do not have PC access right now. That is a picture of it in my avatar with custom G-10 scales and a custom kydex sheath from Godspeed Tactical.
     
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    I have gone through a bunch of pocket-sized fixed blades. What I have settled on is an Izula with the ESEE micarta scales and a Vic Spirit multitool together in an Adirondack hip pocket sheath. I managed to shove a stub of ferro rod down in there too.
     
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    Becker BK14 Eskabar. My EDC (in a shirt and tie office environment no less!)

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    I'd go Bark River Bravo necker. They have a few different sheaths available also.
     
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    I am in the market for the same thing. I think I am going to give the Montana Americana mini roach belly a try. It is only $45, comes with a neck sheath and in hand forged with 1095
    http://www.montanaamericana.com/
     
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    Sounds like the Candiru would fill your bill nicely, brother. Got one m'self and even wearing snug wranglers it ain't too bad on the occasions I stick it in my pocket.
     
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    I would go for the Barkie too, I have one with a kydex sheath that is equally at home in your pocket ot on a 550 lanyard, super little knife!


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  13. wilderness

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    Good choice ;)
    I've got his mini skinner and my wife's got the mini patch knife. Both are fine little knives.
    We've got several of his knives and all have been great :cool:

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  14. xRangerx

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    Is it easy to conceal? I like the looks of that alot!
     
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    I do like those a lot! They cost the most too... lol But you do get what you pay for! Just a little more saving for me if I decide to go that route! Does yours have the micarta scales?
     
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    Yes it does but ya can take em off if ya want, Kabar posted a pic of me in the Tracker thread in edged tools an it hanging on a lanyard there, only pic I have.

    They are outstanding and have a lifetime warrenty too.
     
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    One knife I will never get rid of, and one of my best purchases was my Izula. I got micarta scales as well. I don't know how to explain the niche it fills for me. It is just a super perfect knife. I could definitely have it as my main blade even though I prefer my scandi 4" blades. This could sure do most everything I ask of it and much more. SO many conceal options as well. I am sure others are nice as well, but I truly love the Izula.
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  18. xRangerx

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    I would probably leave them on anyways. I will have to search for that picture! Thanks!
     
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    The more I see the izula the more I like it! Bark River looks like an awesome knife too though!
     
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    I use the Fallkniven WM1 but I put it in my back pocket.
     
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    I would consider

    trying some low cost decent fixed blade such as the KaBar Piggyback, or the CRKT Ritter and Dogfish as proof-of-concept to see what lengths you can comfortably carry around your neck and in a pocket.

    For me, this whole neck business doesn't work. The lower cost Chinese knives let me learn this w/o dropping the bigger bucks on, say, a Bark River.

    If you wear loose fitting cargo pants as I do at work, it may be that a surprisingly large knife may be pocket carried. I statted with a Bark PSK, and went by steps up to an ESEE Izula fitted with handles.

    As a PS, I found it quite easy to install a set of the lo-cost plastic Becker BK14 plastic handles on the Izula, and they add comfort w/o interfering with pocket or concealed IWB carry.
     
  22. JohnP

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    I work in an office environment and carry an Izula in my front pocket every day. It fits with no issues, I would be lost without it. It's naked, though, no scales of any kind.

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    The Izula carries beautifully in a front jeans pocket. Loop some para from your belt loop to the sheath; then when you pull it out, you can flip the sheath off w yer thumb. It drops and hangs so you can't lose it.
     
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    plus the esee warranty is idiot proof.
     
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    The candiru has a very low profile sheath(corduroy type) that is extremely flat, but folds over, meaning if its in your pocket it's a rectangle and doesn't look like a knife. I don't have scales, just threw para cord on it, and now carry it all the time. Remember that unless you"re a sheath maker, the sheath can bulk out some of these knives by 5mm which in your pocket, depending on what you're wearing can seem bulky. Good luck.
     
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    Stay with a good brand. I have an Izula, $50.00 at my door. Liking it more everyday.

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    Becker BK11 w/ pocket sheath. You'd never know it's there...

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    I've only got two:

    A CRKT Folts Minimalist and a Becker 13:

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    Yep! The one in the Skystorm Leather pocket sheath is my EDC. Sits nice and flat in my front pocket, doesn't outline at all, and the knife and sheath together are lighter than my ZT350 folder.
     
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    Try look at the TOPS knives line of neck knives. Some of them look like winners
     
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    Another vote for Bark River. You have the option of going with 3V for blade steel and there is a slightly longer Necker II version.
     
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    Check out the blind horse knives tiger knapp.
     
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    Ended up getting an Izula 2 in a trade! So far I like it! Thanks for all the input!
     
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    Good deal. Can't ever go wrong with an Esee.
     
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    I like my Fallkniven WM1.
     
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    My suggestion would be to get the knife you want, then make a pocket to fit it.

    I am one of those lateral thinkers. :4:
     
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    I'm really on the fence as to whether I should get the Izula or the Izula 2, I really like the way the Izula looks with the Micarta added, the Izula 2 not so much, I'd like to use it for a small woods knife and EDC blade, but I can't decide..
     
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    Well now that I have handled the 2 it is much heftier than you think it would be! I have large hands and it fits pretty well surprisingly. I havent put it through any heavy paces yet but so far I like it, and many people stand behind it and from what I have heard they have bomb proof warranties!
     
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    Anyone looking for a custom knife similar in size should check out BackwoodsAmerican's S.S.N. Knife
     

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