Do you have too much money in your pocket, but not nearly enough knives? If so, I envy you for your problems, but that does not stop me from helping you. Here are four (or five) of the best premium pocket knives available.
Whether you're a collector or just want to make money with the only knife you'll ever need, you might want a high-end knife. Unfortunately, huge bowie knives went through the 1
Why Go Premium?
That's a fair question. A super expensive knife from a reputed creator is something completely different than something you can buy at the bait shop. However, both are sharp metal parts, and both trim an Amazon Prime box in order.
Why premium? Allow me to answer this question with another: Why buy a Rolex? Actually, I do not know why, but people know why. The point is, you do not have more or better time with the Rolex. A cheap digital watch will probably keep time more reliable. Sometimes a person wants something special or rare, rather than something cheap and mass produced.
If that sounds like you, you'll probably see the value in a $ 500 penknife. If not, I've built some great ones that cost a lot less, but they're still what I would call "high-end." They are like a beautiful Swiss army watch – a good manufacturer, solid construction, reliable, but little status symbol.
Best Overall: Emerson German Shepherd
This is my personal favorite, and not only because I love dogs. The Emerson Sheep Dog combines many truly beautiful features that other knives on this list have in common. It has a 3.5-inch blade and an 8.4-inch total opening length. It is a good size for everyday use. Unless you work in an airport pretzel store. In this case, do not wear the knife every day.
The German Shepherd is robust like a real German shepherd. However, this knife has an easy-to-open fin and two-handed thumbnails (features that I can not compare to other knives / dogs).
This knife is also equipped with a ball-bearing deployment system so you can open it smoothly. Theoretically, you could rip this knife and harvest the ball bearings to make your skateboard faster. But since it usually costs more than $ 200, that would be a stupid thing – even if you were strong enough.
One of my favorite things about the shepherd dog is the groove / padding for your index finger and thumb. This is ideal for indexing the blade and preventing your hand from pulling the handle up and onto the edge. It gives the knife a "ready to fight" quality, which is also practical for practical use. If you want to stab a can of lima beans without cutting yourself, the shepherd is probably the safest option on this list.
Best Bonus: CRK Sebenza 31
Astrophysicists call the CRK Sebenza 31 "God Knife". Well, they should, because it's Chris Reeves masterpiece series. Do you remember the Rolex analogy of yesteryear? The CRK Sebenza is the Rolex of pocket knives and is considered the ultimate everyday knife.
Aside from uploading Sebenza's images to "r / knives /" to make other Messernerds jealous, what can one do with it? you can not do that with other, cheaper knives?
Well, I do not know, but consider the following: Sometimes the goal of great art is to ask questions, not to answer. And knife lovers hold the CRK Sebenza knives for works of art.
And what do they cost? Heh. My friend, if you must ask, perhaps the next option on this list is the knife for you. But look at the Sebenza anyway under the following link.
Best Budget: Kershaw Blur
The Kershaw Blur is the cheapest knife on our list (except you) find a free CRK Sebenza 31 in the bin). It's so cheap that I tried to buy it as a birthday present for my dad. This knife was assisted when opening, meaning you can open it yourself and the knife will help you to open it further.
Unfortunately, this also means that you can not order this knife from Amazon and it has been shipped to Massachusetts or New York. The northeast work ethic requires that the owner of a knife perform all the work required to open the blade. In other words, the legislative language for open-ended knives is so unclear that Amazon does not supply these knives to one of these states.
The open support issue is a pretty cool feature. Hard-to-open knives are more dangerous, and knives with a fixed blade are always open .
The blur earns its best price in this list because Kershaw is solid brand, and this is not a low-end knife. It usually costs the better half of $ 100, so the Blur is a premium knife that anyone can afford. And it comes in funny colors and finishes, like stonewashed and tiger-striped blades.
Best EDC: Benchmade 940
Depending on your local laws, all knives are on our list for everyday However, the Benchmade 940 is optimized for this purpose. Reversible pocket clip: check. Aluminum Weight Loss Grip: Do you bet? Slim design: yes.
Basically, the Benchmade 940 sticks easily and firmly. It also has a reverse tanto blade profile, which is unusual today, but resembles the Seax, a knife that was very popular in the Middle Ages. These knives, however, did not fold.
I would be sure if I did not honorfully mention the Spyderco Endura 4 as it is also a fine little pocket knife for everyday use. Spyderco had to appear on this list somewhere (even if it's hidden in another knife). The equally slim and lightweight Spyderco has a fiberglass reinforced nylon handle. The knife is ground flat straight from the spine to the edge. This means that it is optimized for sharpness and has less blade mass, which decreases the overall weight. It also costs a good little less.