5 Things to Ponder When Looking for the Best Pocket Knife to Carry

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With the growing popularity of pocket knives, you will see at least five people in a day carrying one. You will find someone with a vintage bone handle pocket knife and another with one whose quality you cannot understand.

The difference between the person with the first knife and the second is the quality. Here, we look at five things to consider when looking for the best pocket knife to carry.

      1. Your Needs

The first thing you need to ask yourself is why you need a pocket knife. Considering there is no one way of describing the best knife for everyone, you need to know why you need a pocket knife.

For example, you can have multiple blades that you do not use. In this case, you are just carrying around excess weight in your pocket because you do not need the knife.

The proper way to identify your needs is to realize where you spend most of your time. For example, if you love camping, you will need a knife to help with your hunting, chirping wood, self-defense, and preparing meals.

      2. Number of Blades

Another thing you need to consider is the number of blades. You can choose a single blade or multi-blade. With one blade, you are stuck to just one choice. However, the one blade allows other features, including an open mechanism, sturdiness, and other characteristics.

A multi-blade knife is ideal for many applications. You can use one blade to slice, chip wood, and more. However, the more blades a knife has, the less the sturdiness.

      3. Edge

If you decide to go with a single blade, you need to consider its edge. With a multi-blade, each has a different edge. However, you need to decide whether you want a plain edge, serrated, or a combination of both.

The importance of a plain edge is its precision in cutting things like meat and fruits. As for serrated blade needs much pressure to cut through objects. Therefore, it is ideal for cutting wood, rubber, or other tough things.

The knife with a combination of plain and serrated edges is also ideal. However, one might not be fully utilized depending on where it is placed.

      4. Blade Size

Pocket knives come in different sizes. The one you pick greatly depends on what you intend to use it for. For example, a 2.7 inches knife or shorter is good to carry. However, its uses are limited to a few tasks, such as opening boxes.

Medium-sized blades of between 2.7 inches to 4 inches are the best. They are portable and versatile and will pass many states laws.

You might also want bigger blades ideal for self-defense and other tasks. However, this might be too heavy to carry each day.

      5. Opening Mechanism

Another thing to ponder is the opening mechanism of a pocket knife. Some require you manually open the knife, while others have several different mechanisms.

For example, a knife could have a switchblade that requires you to press somewhere to reveal the blade. Another example is assisted opener, which requires more attention and force to open. 

Buy Your Vintage Bone Handle Pocket Knife

One of the best knives is a vintage bone handle pocket knife. Call B. Merry Studio at (907) 830-0190 to order your customized pocket knife. We are based in Alaska and possess so much knowledge about all knives.

 

 

 

 

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