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Best credit card knife out there right now
on April 9, 2015
If you're looking for an actual pocket knife that has a super slim profile, can fit in a wallet, and is not garbage, your options are very limited. Most "credit card knives" are not knives, they're like multi utility tools with a flimsy slide in knife in a bulky black cars thingy. Boo. I just want an actual super slim pocket knife.
If you're familiar with actual credit card knives, then you know of the spyderco spydercard and spyderbyrd. I had the latter which was a great knife, but I lost one of the screws and the lock crapped out, so I was looking for a replacement. Both of those spyderco knives are discontinued (despite being worshipped) and to get the original it goes for like $100 on eBay- screw that.
Basically, this is literally the only knife I found that fit the bill- an actual pocket knife that is super slim and fits in a wallet. If you know of others, send me a message. Thankfully, it's not only a great knife that excellently fits it's purpose, but it's much better than the spyderbyrd.
First, take off the stupid clip- this defeats the purpose of putting it in your wallet and adds extra width. Unfortunately, this is a task as it uses a precision star screw. I was able to use a mini flathead to do the trick. Once the clip is off, it drecreases the overall width to 4mm! This is amazing and definitely the slimmest profile knife I have ever seen. You will have some decrease in grip as the clip does add some extra material to grab onto. However, for my purposes this is non issue- I'm using it as a simple knife for light jobs on the go. It's also important to note this is much slimmer than my spyderbyrd, which was about 6.5 mm (see pictures).
The actual knife- what you expect. Sharp and sturdy for a utility knife. Not a battle knife, but easily gets the job done for cutting boxes, etc. Not flimsy, either, despite the low profile- which is always a concern with the credit card knives. The edge is about 2.25 inches long. You'll notice too, that despite the blade being the same size as the spyderbyrd, the overall folded length and size is smaller on the broker.
The issue with the folded blade protruding out is not an issue. You'll see in pictures that it folds nicely into the guard and no sharp edge protrudes. It also appears to be well made as the edge hugs the handle, so it's not possible to cut yourself despite the fact that it's not inside an double sided handle like most pocket knifes. This allows it to be so super slim. Locking is good. It's stopped by a nut that's not too thin, so I don't anticipate it sliding over it and not locking after a while.
Bonus features include the finger grooves, which are awesome, and the finer hole. You even have a tiny hole in the corner of the guard that you can use to hook it onto a key chain!
TL;DR: Overall, after taking off the clip, this knife impressed me. Extremely thin at 4mm, smaller in profile in all ways from the spyderbyrd with the same sized knife edge of 2.25 in, well made, not flimsy, good locking mechanism, and finger grooves. Basically the best credit card
knife ever seen.