I just ordered a couple of new folding pocket knives to test and review, and I realized I hadn’t asked about which knives you guys use and recommend, at least not for a while.
If you carry a pocket knife on a regular basis, tell us about it. Do you love it? Hate it? Recommend for or against it?
As for me, there’s never just one model, and if I had to pick just one, this post would never see the light of day. Right now I very heavily favor my Spyderco Southard, but I have found its blade to be a little long for urban adventures.
Here are all the knives I previously formally reviewed, and yes, I realize that page doesn’t look as good as it used to. Things were fouled up when I changed the ToolGuyd look and layout a couple of weeks ago, and I haven’t restored that page yet. My hope is that when I’m done with the redesign, it’ll look even better than before.
There are a bunch of new reviews of already-tested knives in the works, and the new incoming knives will enter my EDC rotation for proper testing.
While I still pine for premium knives, such as certain flashy Spyderco knives and Chris Reeve Knives’ Sebenza 21 and Mnandi knives, I can’t justify spending over $300+ on such knives just yet. It’s still well above my comfort level.
Pocket knives are tools, but they’re often tools that we carry with us every single day, and many see a lot of use. I usually work around the workshop with a retractable utility knife, but if I’m out and about I prefer folding knives that speak more to my preferences and tastes. And yes, sometimes I like a bit of style too, in the same way that I prefer watches with appealing aesthetics.
So which is your favorite EDC (everyday carry) knife?
Also, are there any particular brands or knives that you would you want to see reviewed on ToolGuyd? I will be testing knives at the $30-$60 price point, and some others in the $100-$200 range, with a strong focus on USA-made knives.