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    I have a Meadowlark....

    I have a Meadowlark in SS I was thinking of getting a Cara Cara2 in Stainless Steel.

    I know its a heavy knife... but is is TOO heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff_C View Post
    I have a Meadowlark in SS I was thinking of getting a Cara Cara2 in Stainless Steel.

    I know its a heavy knife... but is is TOO heavy?
    It's not quite the same thing but I often look at the specs and try to find something in a similar shape that matches the weight. Using a postage scale and a roll of pennies, nickles, etc. Even holding two knives that add to the same weight per the site.
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    LOL I thought about the two knife thing. I figure the Meadowlark in SS and my delica 4 ought to be about the same as the Cara Car in steel LOL.

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    I got to handle a stainless steel Cara Cara 2 just this afternoon. I don't think it's too heavy for EDC and was pretty impressed by the great fit & finish. If you like an all-stainless construction, Jeff, I say go for it!

    Hmmm... I think I'm going to take my own advice and pick one up tomorrow!

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    The catalog says 5.625 oz. Personally I can clip that much weight to the pocket of my tight jeans and never feel it, but drop it IN my pocket and it will feel like a brick. YMMV of course. Some people complain about the additional weight of the Ti Military for instance. The Spyderco Gayle Bradley weighs about the same amount and I haven't read any complaints about its weight.

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    The SS models and the FRN models serve two different purposes. Some want a knife they can use for impact (breaking windows, etc) and the butt of a SS model will take a lot. The FRN is more or an ergonomic package for the blade.

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    Plus the SS can be engraved! I was thinking of putting a cool cross on my Cara Cara... maybe with some scripture... SWEET!

    Thanks gang! I think Im going to get one!

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    I have gone hiking with an SS Cara Cara and found it to perform well, but I am a bit less sensitive to the weight of a knife than some folks. I think it is a great tank of a knife at that price.
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    I don't have a steel-handled Spyderco, but my steel-handled Gerber did inspire some confidence with its weight.

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    I found it too heavy to carry comfortably...and the SS handle was too slippery if I had just the slightest bit of moisture on my hands. I got rid of mine and am much happier with the G10 variant. But as Sal said...if you need an impact tool the SS butt is very effective. Different strokes...
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