There is no doubt that choosing a pocket knife comes down to personal preference. Women and men alike need to have a pocket knife handy at all times. It is a multipurpose tool. Pocket knives come in handy because they are compact and can easily be stored as the name applies in a pocket or purse. Whether you need it to open a package, slice a string, peel and apple or sharpen a pencil a pocket knife proves its purpose over and over again.
I often get asked
how someone would go about choosing the perfect pocket knife. Most
pocket knife owners are not looking at the knife for collectability but
instead for ease of use and longevity. If this is what you are looking
for I guarantee you won’t find it at the local five and dime or corner
mart. You can find quality options online and fairly inexpensive. Most
distributors of specialty knives offer free shipping and their products
are backed not only by their individual warranty but also the
A quality, folding pocket knife is not difficult to
find. There are many top knife companies that offer widely different
characteristics in pocket knives. Some things to consider are if you
are looking for something simple, tactical or something traditional. If
the knife is to be carried in ones pocket it is preferable to have a
knife that folds. Other things to consider are the thickness of the
blade, the length of the blade, the way the knife locks as well as the
material the handle and blade are made out of. Here are some top brands
to look into when considering a pocket knife:
1) Boker Tree Brand Knives
is a German based knife supplier and is known throughout the specialty
knife community for manufacturing high quality blades at all different
price levels. They are popular among knife enthusiastic for their
tactical, sport, pocket and collectors knives.
2) Smith and Wesson Knives
& Wesson is widely known for their production of handguns along
with their presence in the law enforcement community. S & W knives
are made of the same attributes as their line of handguns and rifles.
They also offer a variety of pocket knives in varied price ranges. You
can’t go wrong with a Smith and Wesson pocket knife.
3) W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery
is a popular American manufacturer of premium, hand-crafted pocket
knives. They offer an intense selection to choose from in regards to the
metal and handle materials on their pocket knives. You can find
anything from Carbon Fiber to Mother of Pearl. Blade variety as well
is varied amongst the pocket knives that hold the Case brand name;
whether looking for a pocket knife with a gut hook and saw blade or hoof
pick and clip blade.
You can find a pocket knife for everyday use
from any of the three brands mentioned or from thousands of other
manufactures such as: Benchmade, Spyderco, Kershaw, Swiss Army and
Victorinox. There is a knife for every user, the goal is to identify
the uses you have for a pocket knife and to find one that represents you
and that will meet your needs.