In our guide on how to sharpen a pocket knife we discussed the need for knife sharpening stones and lubricant. Here we have listed some recommended options that will get the job done. Woodstock SteeleX D1130 1000 Grit and 6000 Grit Japanese Waterstone This Japanese waterstone includes both a rough (1000 grit) and super fine […]
At KnifeInformer.com we know that owning a knife with a dull blade is like a having a gun without bullets! Thankfully, today’s high-tech knives made from high-end stainless steels are typically insanely sharp right out of the box. Many will hold their edge for years to come but this is obviously a function of how the knife is being used and how much abuse it has been subject to.
Headquarters: Oregon, USA
Kershaw is owned by the KAI Group which also includes the Zero Tolerance and Shun Cutlery brands. Like many other knife manufacturers their primary production facilities are based in Oregon, USA due to the state’s relatively relaxed knife laws. Kershaw produces a broad range of knives ranging from sporting, professional, pocket and kitchen knives.
Price: About $40
The Good: Good value for money for titanium, solid feel.
The Bad: Somewhat soft steel will need regular sharpening
Bottom Line: A decent budget knife from Boker that looks sleek and stylish
Swiss Army knives have been around for well over a century and it seems most of us have owned at least one one at some point in our lives. I’m often asked what is the best Swiss Army Knife…and it’s difficult to single out one model in particular so below I’ve listed my top 5 […]
Use our interactive pocket knife chart to compare price range, dimensions, weight and blade material of today’s most popular production folding knives. The two places I tend to buy my knives are Amazon (great prices, excellent no-hassle return policy) and BladeHQ (great company, amazing selection). You’d be supporting everything we do here at Knife Informer […]
Headquarters: Solingen, Germany
Boker knives, otherwise known as the “Tree Brand”, are well known for their high levels of precision, leading-edge design and use of top quality materials. They are based in Germany and have been manufacturing knives for well over 100 years. Most of their knife production is done in Solingen Germany (a famous knife making city) but certain models will be sourced from other countries…
Headquarters: Oregon, USA
Oregon based Benchmade Knives is one of the top knife producers in the United States that has been producing knives for over 20 years. Founder Les de Asis and his team of employees are passionate about manufacturing knives of a high quality and today their factory is one of the best in the business. They claim the 3 M’s set them apart from the rest: Materials, Mechanisms and Manufacturing.
In choosing the best pocket knife you should pay particular attention to the type of steel used in the blade. Steel is really the essence of the blade and primarily responsible for how the knife performs. Steel is essentially an alloy (i.e. a mix) of carbon and iron that is often enriched with other elements to improve certain characteristics depending on the desired application.