Pocket knives are the ultimate tool. Small and easy to carry, they are convenient to have on hand and allow you to cut, chop, pry, and more, around the house, at work, or while enjoying outdoor activities like fishing and hunting.
But with so many options out there, choosing pocket knives can be trickier than you might think. Keep reading to learn 5 factors to consider when picking your next blade.
Consider How You’ll Use it
The most important decision that you’ll need to make when shopping for pocket knives is how you plan to use it.
Different blade designs and styles for knives serve different purposes. Whether you plan to use your knife while hunting, for carving, or just for having on hand to open boxes or cut small things around the household, you’ll want to choose a knife that’s designed for the task at hand.
Decide if You Need Other Tools
Sometimes a single knife blade isn’t quite enough to get the job done. Luckily, many knives come equipped with multiple blade lengths or other built-in tools, all in one convenient design.
If the way you plan to use the knife calls for different lengths of blade or tools like tweezers, screwdrivers, bottle openers, scissors, and more, make sure that you’re looking for a knife with everything built right in.
Buying a knife with everything you need built-in is a good idea for several reasons. To start, it makes getting the job done a lot more convenient because you’ll only need to carry one knife. You’ll likely save money versus buying several tools. And because you only need to buy one, you can spend your money on a nice knife or multi-tool.
Think About Where You’ll Carry it
Just as different pocket knife features serve different purposes, some knives are easier to carry than others.
If you want a knife that you can easily carry in your pocket or clipped to your jeans, you’ll need to narrow your options to those that are small enough to do so.
Sometimes this may mean limiting the size of the blade. For instance, most hunting knives feature blades that are too long to conveniently carry clipped to your belt.
However, in some cases, a switchblade can make it possible to carry a longer blade, but in a small, convenient size that’s also easy to flip open when you need your knife right away. Follow the link to find out more about quick, convenient switchblades.
Know Your State’s Laws
While a switchblade can make it easy to carry a longer blade and to access your tool when you need it, buying one could actually get you in some trouble, depending on where you live.
That’s because some states have laws in place about buying, owning, and carrying a switchblade.
Before you buy a new knife, make sure that you’re checking your state’s laws.
Set a Budget
Pocket knives are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and qualities. This means a wide variety of prices as well.
Before you start shopping, set a budget for yourself. This will help you avoid falling in love with a blade that’s out of your price range.
Choosing Pocket Knives
Choosing pocket knives for every job and purpose takes some careful thought and consideration.
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