Fixed Blade Knives
Which pocket knife to choose?
Liner lock, clip blade, damascus, pen blade… With all of these terms how could you possible choose just one pocket knife. Pocket knives come in many different styles, steels, configurations, and from many outdoor sporting goods manufactures so what does it all mean? It means that picking a pocket knife or EDC (every day carry) can be a tricky task if you’re not sure what to look for. When trying to pick out a pocket knife you must decide if you want a modern pocket knife from manufactures such as Cold Steel and Spyderco or if you want a classical pocket knife from Buck or Boker Old Timer. No matter the style of knife you are looking for you’ll be sure to find something that fits your needs. After choosing a modern or classic pocket knife you’ll next need to figure out what you’ll be doing with the knife.
A pocket knife that you plan on using everyday is designed for functionality like the Buck Canoe Knife. The canoe knife is a classical designed knife. These knives usually feature standard stainless steel blades and handle material ranging from wood to composite materials. The Buck canoe knife has a spear blade which is designed for piercing and cutting.
Spyderco Byrd Wings Multi-Blade Knife
Modern designed EDC pocket knives like the Spyderco Byrd Wing are similar to the classical pocket knives expect they usually always have some type of clip, various types of steels, and handle materials like FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon) and G-10. Recently modern single blade knives have gained popularity like the Byrd knives because of the increased durability of the new handle materials and steel combinations. This knife has a sheepfoot blade that is designed for puncture free cutting and a liner-lock for slip resistant opening and closing.
Boker Lord Knife
This pocket knife is a classical designed single blade knife in Damascus and burl woods. Damascus steel is crafted by incorporating both hard and soft steel and welding and layering them together giving you a unique pattern to the steel. This knife is suited well as an everyday carry or as a knife that you can show off. The high polished stainless steel makes this knife shiny and draws attention to the exotic wood handle. The single blade pocket knife varies from a multi blade pocket knife by being designed for single situation tasks. The absence of a clip on this knife makes it suited for carrying in your pocket.
Old Timer knives are designed to resemble knives of early America that were both pieces of art and a tool for everyday use. The Schrade Old Timer knife with a 2 blade muskrat design is suitable for use in many applications from hunting, fishing, or on the farm. The 3″ blades give you more cutting power for when smaller blade lengths aren’t enough while still staying with blade length laws of most states.
Knife Review : Schrade (Old Timer) Sharp Finger