Every man should carry a pocket knife. It’s a primal right of manhood, up there with NFL football, beer and buffalo wings. Yet, picking out a pocket knife is harder than all three of these fundamental man-skills.
Why is picking out a pocket knife so tough?
Because the pocket-knife market is filled with thousands of different models in a dizzying array of shapes, sizes, blades and brands.
There are clip-point blades, tanto blades and drop-point blades, stainless-steel blades and carbon steel blades, serrated blades and non-serrated blades, not to mention Swiss Army knives with enough tools and attachments to aid your escape from a maximum security prison.
What’s a knife lover to do?
Well, aside from buying every knife you see (not a bad idea if you have the dough), the best approach to finding the right pocket knife is to know A TON about them. Since you don’t have time to do that research, we did it for you.
Below, you’ll find the link to Knife Depot’s “Official Guide to Buying a Pocket Knife, which includes a wealth of information on pocket knives, including chapters on:
- pocket knife blade materials
- pocket knife models
- pocket knife blade shapes
- pocket knife locks
- pocket knife handle materials
We’ll be publishing excerpts from the guide on the blog over the upcoming week, but click the image below to check out the whole thing.