There’s no secret to the fact that the Editor is fussy about some things. When we waxed poetic about the Rough Rider Smallest of the Small knives, he grumbled mightily at the “cute.”  Behind closed doors, he might have even fussed about the fact that mini knives don’t have the utility of bigger, more grownup knives. However, mini knives are useful. Most will open an envelope and many packages just as well as a full-sized knife. More importantly, they have extreme utility in that they are fun conversation pieces. Here are three miniature knives that might not baton worth anything but are fun, often affordable unique gifts for the knife lover in your life.

The Spyderco Bug is the first of the mini knives on our list of Must Have Minis. Why? Because “oh my goodness you’ve got a bug on you!”  It looks like all the bigger, more expensive Spyderco knives. It’s just teeny and at $13, it’s inexpensive. This wee tiny knife has endless Dad Joke potential that will keep you amused for weeks. Additionally, it’s a sharp knife that significantly outperforms its size.

Mini KnivesSpyderco Bug Details

  • 3Cr Stainless Steel, Satin Finished
  • 1.27” Drop Point
  • Branded Stainless Steel Handle
  • Round Hole Opener
  • Slipjoint
  • Full Flat Grind
  • 1.63” Closed
  • 2.9” Overall
  • 0.4 Ounces

We love Cold Steel. Of all knife brands, they’re the most funnest. As the winner of the most funnest knife brand, of course they not only have one mini knife, they have two! You know that annoying guy your cousin married who constantly says, “That’s not a knife!” Either of these knives makes the perfect ironic answer.

The Cold Steel Charm pocket knife is a ton of quality in one small slip joint package. It features a 1.25” satin finished S35Vn clip point with polished black micarta handles. The closed length is 1.625”. It’s gorgeous and it’s also sharp straight out of the box. All that combined makes the $60 price point beyond reasonable.

Mini KnivesCold Steel Charm Pocket Knife Details

  • S35Vn, Satin Finish
  • 1.25” Clip Point
  • Polished Micarta Handles
  • Slip Joint
  • Nail Nick Opener
  • Keychain Attachment
  • 0.6 Ounces
  • 1.625” Closed
  • 2.75” Overall

The Cold Steel Mini Pal is a partially serrated fixed blade push dagger. The 1” 420 spear point is satin finished and it has a textured black Kraton handle. It also comes with a black Secure-Ex sheath with a key ring attachment. You can get the Mini Pal for about $20.

Mini KnivesCold Steel Mini Pal Details

  • 420 Stainless Steel, Satin Finish
  • 1” Spear Point, Partially Serrated
  • Textured Black Kraton Handle
  • Secure-Ex Sheath with Key Ring Attachment
  • 0.5 Ounces
  • 2.75” Overall

Everyone needs fun in their lives and these mini knives are the perfect way to add a bit of fun to your holiday season. If you’re interested in these knives, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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