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.
Headquarters: Idaho, USA
Buck Knives is truly one of the world’s classic knife brands, to the extent that today the term “buck knife” refers to any kind of folding hunting knife along the lines originally laid down by the Buck company. The company is credited with the invention of the modern folding hunting knife, but it is equally well-known for the quality of materials and the wide variety of knife types it produces.
Headquarters: Pennsylvania, USA
W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company (generally known as “Case” or “Case XX”) have been producing fine quality hand-crafted knives in the US for well over a century. Their knives are highly respected by knife experts and collectors throughout the world and we are continually impressed by the distinct elegance and craftsmanship exhibited by their products.
If you are buying a gift some someone special then personalized pocket knives are a great choice. There are hundreds of pocket knives on the market these days, aimed at every demographic and specific application you can think of. Still, nothing beats adding a personal touch of engraved pocket knives especially if you are presenting […]
Headquarters: Colorado, USA
Spyderco knivespyderco knives is based in Golden, Colorado and has been producing knives since the late-seventies. Their focus is on quality and innovative design – they have been responsible for the introduction of many features found on many pocket knives today such as the pocket clip, serrated blade portions and the hole used for opening.
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 […]