While we’ve been buying up any Mini-Bucks we find ever since Buck discontinued them, we’ve also been searching for a replacement for that sad day when the supply finally dries up completely.
(For those of you not familiar with the Mini-Buck, it’s a small folding pocket knife with a plastic handle that’s great for day-to-day carrying. It’s durable and useful, yet very light and unobtrusive; It’s much less likely to get you dirty looks when you pull it out to cut open a package in the office, for example, than larger knives.)
Today we came across a knife by Gerber that might fit the bill: the Microloght LST. It features a fiberglass-filled nylon handle and a high-carbon stainless steel blade, and best of all it’s just 3-3/4″ long, weighing just 4/10 of an ounce. It even looks a bit like the Mini-Buck, with the same slightly-wedged utilitarian blade.
The Microlight LST’s available at the Gerber Store online for $10.95, though we saw it for just under $10 at Lowe’s. The next time we’re in we’ll pick one up and let you know what we think.
Gerber also sells an Ultralight LST, which seems virtually identical except for being slightly larger at 4-3/4″ and 6/10 of an ounce. It sells for $14.95 online.