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Main characteristics of pocket knives

Modern range of different knife brands and the variety of their sizes, types and designs are impressive. You can spent a lot of time looking through lookbooks, choosing the most favorite model. Therefore, in this article we will discuss those details that are worth paying attention to when choosing a knife for use in the city. It should be practical, beautiful, strong and have a lot of other qualities, some of them can be difficult to take into account during the spontaneous purchase.

When choosing a knife, you need to pay attention to the following parameters:

  • The size / weight.
  • Since you are going to carry it with you every day, the knife must be sufficiently small and light. And chances are it will a jackknife. We recommend to choose the knives with a blade no longer than 9 cm and weighing not more than 130g.
pocket knife
pocket knife

Materials

Steel blade must be strong enough not to wear out, not to rust and keep sharpening for a long time, so you do not have to sharpen a knife every week.

Handle

After the blade, it is one of the most important parts of the knife. After all, it should be easy to grip. Therefore,for daily use ergonomic handles are fitted much better than beautiful but uncomfortable handles. Material for them can be almost anything, but the main thing is quality. So many knives of Ganzo, Gerber, Victorinox, Spyderko and other well-known manufacturers have received a plastic handle. For the knife not slipping out when hands are wet or wearing gloves, it is better to choose a rubberized plastic as, for example, Gerber Bear Grylls knives. But Mora also offers a fully wooden handle of natural color or painted. In the category of knives on each day there are also presented models with metal handle. But from a practical point of view it is necessary to choose comfortable handles of knives and not skeleton handles that look stylish, but the use is not very convenient. And besides, this knife is heavy enough and can slip out of hand.

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Type of lock

Most knives of Every Day Carry category are folding models that are easy to carry in your pocket. Therefore, buying this accessory you should especially look to its lock. Because the knife lock not only fixes the position of the blade in a particular state, but also guarantees a security for the user. There are dozens of variants of the knives locking mechanisms. But in any case, just make sure that the folding knife is equipped with a lock and this type of mechanism is able to perform well over a long period.

As you can see, the market offers a sufficient amount of pocket folding knives, among which are not difficult to find a suitable option for your individual needs. It may be a simple tool with a knife or has a broader functionality. But the main thing is to buy a really high-quality branded knife, not a short-lived and cheaper counterfeit.

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