The EDC knife these days has ballooned in size and price. Some knives touted as everyday carry tools boast 3.5-inch blades and shocking pricetags. Well, our latest Badass Knife of the Week shows a small EDC folder at a reasonable price is still an excellent option.

The Kershaw Amplitude 2.5 is a small pocket knife designed by Todd Rexford, a knifemaker known for his clean lines and understated looks.

Featuring a 2.5-inch blade, the Amplitude 2.5 comes in at an overall length of 6 inches when fully open. Despite the smaller size and low profile, the knife is designed to slice. The blade bursts open every time using the SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism. The steel is 8Cr13MoV, a working steel that’s easy to maintain.

Made of 410 stainless steel coated with titanium carbo-nitride, the handle is durable and without fanfare. It houses the frame lock mechanism that keeps the blade engaged and a reversible tip-up pocket clip.

Thanks to its lack of a thumb stud and unnecessary flourishes, the Amplitude 2.5 is the kind of knife you can feel comfortable carrying around to business meetings or using around the house.

For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Kershaw Amplitude 2.5.