Choosing the best hunting knife has been a difficult task since the dawn of man. While there is no way for us to truly know what the first hunting knife looked like, most archaeologists agree that it was probably a broken rock with a sharp edge. But, even though it was a very primitive tool […]
Price: About $30
The Good: Small, sleek and near perfect size for general use EDC. Nice finish and construction. Affordable.
The Bad: A little heavy for what it is. Some minor blade play. Average blade..
Bottom-Line: A decent but stylish EDC for those with low budgets
Headquarters: Ibach, Switzerland
Victorinox, one of the world’s best known manufacturers of pocket knives and originator of the famous “Swiss Army Knife,” was founded in 1884 by Karl Elsener. Victorinox is best known for its small, multi-purpose pocket knives. For decades, Victorinox knives have been widely respected as useful tools for all kinds of situations.
At long last we’re proud to present our very first video review. In this one we’re taking a look at the popular Spyderco Tenacious. The Tenacious is a relatively inexpensive offering from Spyderco that has caught the attention of the knife community since it’s original release. The Spyderco Tenacious pocket knife has a total […]
Price: About $150
The Good: Superb design. Hard steel maintains edge well. Excellent locking mechanism. Refined looks.
The Bad: Handle lacks grip in slippy conditions. Blade may require some maintenance to avoid corrosion.
Bottom Line: A top-class pocket knife with quality craftsmanship and good performance.
I am often asked about the different types of knife blades. Here we are talking about the shape of the blade. There are dozens of different blade types out there but for this article I wanted to concentrate on the most popular types which you will find on most production knives today. Many of these come in modified variations as knife makers today try to add something new to the market.
Price: About $40
The Good: Great ergonomics. Lightweight. Excellent quality for the price. Inexpensive.
The Bad: May experience some blade play. May be a little big for some.
Bottom Line: Remains one of our favorite choices for tactical EDC in this price range.
Headquarters: Washington, USA
SOG Specialty Knives, Inc. is more commonly known as SOG and has established itself as a firm favorite among tactical knife experts. They are best known for their famous reproduction of the military SOG knife. However, the company produces a full line of knives and other tools and is well-respected both for its high quality builds and innovative designs.
Price: About $40
The Good: Sturdy, super solid and well balanced. Great for hunting and skinning. Inexpensive.
The Bad: A little heavy for some. Not great at holding its edge, needs maintenance to stay sharp.
Bottom Line: A true classic hunting knife that’s built to last and performs well.
Like you, we’re passionate about pocket knives here at Knife Informer. Of course, choosing the right knife typically depends on what you intend to use it for. Our recommendations would be different depending on whether it was generally going to be used for camping, fishing, self-defense or simply peeling fruit! In most cases we pick our […]
Father’s Day is fast approaching and what better gift than a classic pocket knife! Remember, Dads are really just big kids and like the rest of us they love their pocket knives. We can all remember back to the happy days of whittling our first tree branch around the campfire. That proud moment when you […]
Price: About $100
The Good: Super smooth blade action. Solid lock-up. Nice grippy textured handle. Good ergos.
The Bad: Handle material may feel too plastic-like to some. Somewhat loud locking click.
Bottom Line: Quite simply one of the best all-round EDC knives you can buy. Get one.