Pocket knives are very important tools in our daily life. It doesn’t matter whether you just need to pare things or to go camping; this item is convenient to carry around. And when it comes to purchasing them, there is a wide variety of options. If you want to get the best, you need to consider several factors.
The blade length is the first thing you need to consider. And this will depend on your purpose of the knife itself. Most of the folding knives have blades between 2 and 6 inches long. If your purpose is to buy a simple one for everyday tasks, you should go for the standard one.
On the other hand, if you want to use a blade that can be used for the outdoors activity, especially heavy duty tasks, you should go for the single-blade larger folding knives.
If you are looking for a knife for slicing or self-defense, plain-edge single-blade is a good option.
There are four kinds of blade point: normal, drop, tanto, and trailing.
The normal standard point is best for cutting, chopping and thrusting.
The drop point is best for utility and hunting.
The tanto point is used mostly in rescue and is considered as a fighting knife.
The trailing point is great for slicing and slashing.
You will want a knife with a blade that can resist rust, maintain its edge and also, can be sharpened easily. The importance of steel strength and hardness it that both help in avoiding stress and permanent deformation on the blade. And like most other products on the market, you get what you pay for.
There are several materials, size and style of the handle that you can choose from. If your purpose is to collect the dagger instead of using it, handle appearance will be very important. However, if your purpose is to use the knife for cutting, you need to make sure that the handle fits in your hand. This will increase control and prevents slipping.
If you are limited in budget, you can go for the rubber or plastic handles. They are affordable but not very durable.
The bottom point is that focus on the above mentioned details to own the best pocket knife for you.