Old Timer 180T Mighty Mite
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Pros Tiny and reliableGreat blade, classy wooden handleIncredible blade quality, assisted open, perfect combination of compactness/functionalityProven and well-respected blade, smooth, comfortable ergonomicsImmaculate materials, assisted opening, fully symmetrical performance
Cons Too small for most adult hands to perform major tasksExpensive, no assisted opening functionPricey, blade lock mechanism not intuitiveLarge, no assisted openingLarge in your pocket, expensive
Bottom Line Super small, this simple knife is designed for light duty tasks.A compact yet "full size” pocket knife for day to day use and all but the heaviest of tasks.A high end construction of a knife carefully tuned to optimize portability and function.A large and simple pocket knife that is made well.A full-sized choice for those that know they need the heft,
Rating Categories Old Timer 180T Mighty Mite Benchmade 15031-2 North Fork Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585 Benchmade Griptilian 551 Benchmade Barrage 580
Blade And Edge Integrity (30%)
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9
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9
Ergonomics (20%)
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Portability (20%)
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Construction Quality (20%)
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Specs Old Timer 180T... Benchmade 15031-2... Benchmade... Benchmade... Benchmade Barrage...
Weight (ounces) 0.9 oz 3.2 oz 3.4 oz 3.9 oz 4.2 oz
Blade Style Clip point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight
Blade locks closed? No Yes Yes No Yes
Opening Style Fingernail Ambidextrous thumb-stud Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud Ambidextrous thumb stud Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud
Lock Mechanism Liner locking mechanism Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis)
Carry Style, in addition to loose in pocket None Pocket Clip Pocket Clip and lanyard hole Pocket Clip Pocket Clip, lanyard hole
Blade Material High carbon stainless steel CPM-S30V stainless steel 154CM Steel 154CM steel 154 CM stainless steel
Handle Material Brass and resin Stabilized wood Plastic Plastic Valox
Blade Length (inches) 1.8 2.9 2.9 3.5 3.8
Closed Length (inches) 2.8 3.9 4 4.6 4.8
Overall Length 4.7 6.9 6.9 8 8.5
Thickness (w/o pocket clip) (inches) 0.4 0.53 0.57 0.6 0.7
Other Features or Functions None None None None None
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