15 Best Knives Weighing Under 2 Ounces

To some people, weight is no issue in a knife. They will happily EDC a large half-pound folder made of steel because they love the design or appreciate the heft.

For others, even just a few extra ounces can feel like extra pounds when they’re carrying it around all day every day.

If you’re a weight watcher, then you’re in luck. We’ve been working on posts about knives within certain weight limits. The first post from a few months back dealt with knives that weighed under an ounce. This post focuses on the best knives weighing under 2 ounces (more specifically 1-2 ounces).

See which knives made the cut.

CRKT CEO Flipper

We’re kicking things off with the newest model on this list: the CRKT CEO Flipper. The CEO has been an unexpected hit the past few years thanks to its simple design that blends into the background.

Designer Richard Rogers improved on the design by adding a flipper for even easier access. Although it’s on this list, it’s actually pretty long with a 3.35-inch blade. It’s just very, very slim.

Weight: 1.9 oz

Kershaw Launch 4

California legal automatic knives are becoming increasingly popular, and the most popular in this category is the Kershaw Launch 4. Although the knife is small with a 1.9-inch automatic blade, it makes an excellent EDC.

At a weight of 1.8 ounces, it’s a great little auto.

Weight: 1.8 oz

Gerber LST

The Gerber Ultralight LST made the list of best knives under an ounce, so it only makes sense that the Gerber LST makes the list of knives under 2 ounces. This knife has a ton of history and some even call it the father of the EDC. It is pretty small with a 2.63-inch blade and lightweight synthetic handle materials.

Weight: 1.2 oz

KA-BAR BK13 Becker Remora

Not many fixed blades can stake a claim on these lightweight lists, but the skeletonized KA-BAR BK13 Becker Remora is one of them. The knife has an overall length of only about 5.1 inches and is made of 1095 Cro-Van steel. This knife is made in the United States and comes with a sheath (that adds to the weight of the knife unfortunately).

Knife Weight: 1.4 oz

Boker Plus Urban Trapper Carbon Fiber

Most of the knives on this list are small folders, which is what the weight limit allows. The Boker Plus Urban Trapper in Carbon Fiber offers an alternative. The blade is long at 3.5 inches but cuts down on the weight by being thin and narrow. Also, it has lightweight carbon fiber handle scales. This keeps the weight at a mere 1.8 ounces.

The Urban Trapper is often mentioned as an ideal EDC because it opens quickly with the flipper and IKBS ball-bearing pivot. It is also just really lightweight and slicy.

Weight: 1.8 oz

Kershaw Chive

The Kershaw Chive is in the same Ken Onion family as the Leek, and there are many similarities. However, the condensed nature of the design gives it a whole new look and feel in the handle. The blade is under 2 inches and the handles are stainless steel. It opens with SpeedSafe and locks with a frame lock.

Weight: 1.7 oz

SOG Ultra XR

It’s hard to find a knife this lightweight with such high-quality materials as the SOG Ultra XR. This razor-thin knife has a 2.8-inch S35VN blade with a titanium nitride finish. Meanwhile, its handle is black carbon fiber.

On top of everything, this folder uses SOG’s XR locking mechanism, which functions similarly to Benchmade’s AXIS lock.

Weight: 1.2 oz

Spyderco Dragonfly II

The Dragonfly II is a perennially favorite among knife enthusiasts everywhere. The small design seems counterintuitive, but its blade shape and compactness make this an excellent EDC. People whose rumination about knives I trust often call it one of the best EDC knives ever.

Weight: 1.2 oz

CRKT Inara

Of all the knives on this list, the Inara is one of the most unique. It has a minimal design that’s both eye-catching and innocuous. When open, the knife has a subtle curved line that stretches the length of the knife with a single flat line along the edge.

The blade is 2.78 inches, and the handle is G-10.

Weight: 1.8 oz

Case Small Stockman

I couldn’t get through this list and not include a traditional folder. Any Small Stockman from Case could have been on this list, but the small stockman in the Working Series is among our best-sellers. It has brown synthetic handles and three blades — clip, sheepsfoot, and pen.

This is a small knife but a true classic that you can take anywhere comfortably.

Weight: 1.2 oz

CRKT Minimalist

The Minimalist seems to always make it to the list of best knives in different categories because it’s so darn versatile. The Wharncliffe version is among the best Wharncliffe knives, it makes a solid EDC fixed blade, and it weighs what feels like nothing.

The design is minimalist but feels big in the hand — which is no easy feat.

Weight: 1.1 oz

Kershaw Fraxion

I’m not sure if the name is intended to be commentary on the weight, but Kershaw definitely says that the knife weighs in at a “Fraxion” of the weight of similar knives in its description. The Fraxion is an all-black flipper folder with a 2.75-inch blade and G10/carbon fiber handle scales.

This is a budget folder, so it’s a knife you won’t mind beating to the ground.

Weight: 1.9 oz

Gerber E-Z Out Jr

The Gerber E-Z Out has been a cheap and dependable folder from Gerber for years. The versatile folder gets the mini treatment with the Gerber E-Z Out Jr at a mere 1.4 ounces.

The blade opens up with one hand, and the SoftGrip handle inserts are durable and reliable.

Weight: 1.4 oz

Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite

In spite of (or because of) its size, the Tuff Lite is one of Cold Steel’s best knives. It has a great design, and it’s strong.

The Mini Tuff Lite takes it to another level. Although the fundamental design is the same, this lightweight knife is easier to carry, just as strong, and darn cute. This version boasts an electric blue Griv-Ex handle.

Weight: 1.6 oz

Victorinox Cadet

There are a few Swiss Army Knives that could made it on the list, but the Cadet is the worthiest in my opinion. It has nine essential functions — like a blade, screwdrivers, can and bottle openers, and nail file. What makes this a great choice is the high-grade Alox scales that feel and look great.

When you need a small multitool at under 2 ounces, it’s nearly impossible to beat the Cadet.

Weight: 1.6 oz

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