Small Custom Folding Knife Spotlight

It seems like all the big, flashy custom knives get all the attention, but sometimes you need you need something light and small.  Sometimes you may wear dress pants that don’t like heavy knives.  Sometimes you need a small knife that won’t scare the sheeple.  Sometimes you may feel the need to go as small and light as possible.  Sometimes you just don’t want to carry a full size knife!

That doesn’t mean you want to abandon all semblance of style and panache.  Thankfully there are a number of custom knife makers with fantastic small custom folding knives that will fit your needs.  Over the next several weeks, we’ll look at a number of small custom folding knives.

When I compiled this list, I was looking for something similar in size to the Spyderco Dragonfly, a production knife that many would consider to be the standard in the small and light folding knife category:

Length overall 5.563 ” (141 mm) Blade length 2.25 ” (57 mm)
Length closed 3.313 ” (84 mm) Cutting edge 1.875 ” (48 mm)
Weight 1.2 oz. (34 g) Blade thickness .093 ” (2.5 mm)


I’ll be covering custom knives that are similar to these dimensions. I realize that “similar” is a very subjective word since every knife is different, but I think you will be happy with the selction.  Here are few of the knives we will be covering:

  • Warren Thomas Mini Model 2
  • Yuna EQ-2
  • Steve Kelly Kogia Folder
  • Brad Southard Downing
  • Curtiss Knives Nano
  • Jeremy Krammes Shortcut
  • Gerry McGinnis Prawn
  • and more…
Stay tuned…


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