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Review: The Best Folding Pocket Knife – Top Models for 2015

Folding Pocket Knife

Folding Pocket Knife

Folding Pocket Knife is a handy tool to have regularly available. When you have one of these handy knives, you can easily handle any unexpected event. It allows you to cut, open, tear, pull or even push when needed. A pocket knife is also great for eating food, survival, rescuing others, starting fires and security purposes. This review will outline the best pocket knives available today.

Kershaw 1670S30V Blur Knife

Designed by Ken Onion, this Folding Pocket Knife is known for its style and performance. It measures 7.875 inches when open and weighs only four ounces. Making it light weight and easy to hold. However, please be careful when opening a new purchase as this knife comes extremely sharp.

The handle is made of an anodized aluminum, which is black, and has a stone washed finish, giving it a great look. And, it features a S30V stainless steel blade that offers the best in durability and helps resist corrosion.

This knife features the SpeedSafe System, it helps users to safely open the knife with one hand by exerting pressure on the thumb stud. Ultimately, this system stops gravity from opening the knife on its own. They can only be opened if the user applies the correct manual pressure. Also, it locks into position once opened to keep from accidental closure.

It also features Trac-Tec handle inserts, which are easy grip and allow for a strong grip on the knife even in a wet environment. A reversible clip for your pocket is also included. It is important to remember that this clip is designed to be worn inside your pocket and not on your belt. The belt is not a safe method for carrying a knife.

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Benchmade Griptilian Knife

This knife is ideal for the larger person, with a big job to do. Users feel that it is well built and rugged. It is designed with a blade, 3.45 inches long and 0.115 inches thick. This is slightly larger than other popular models. Open, this knife measures 8.07 inches and weighs 3.25 ounces.

Features include; an AXIS mechanism for locking, an ambidextrous thumb stud opener and a pocket clip, which is reversible and tip-up. Some users have commented that the pocket clip is cheap, and will not last the lifespan of the knife.

The handle has an ergonomic design for comfort, and is made of glass-filled nylon material, that contains liners made of stainless steel. It just feels good in your hands.

The blade is made of a 154CM stainless steel. A great feature of Benchmde knives, is that they can be returned to the manufacturer during their lifetime for factory sharpening that is affordable. This blade is versatile, light and opens smoothly. However, it does not come as sharp out of the box as some other models.

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Buck 110BRS Folding Hunter

Buck Manufacturers celebrated their 50th Anniversary of the model 110 Folding Hunter in 2014. This knife is big enough to handle any task, but still small enough to carry in your pocket. Plus, it is extremely affordable.

Measuring 3 ¾ inches the 420 HC steel clip blade is powerful. It has a sharp blade that holds well after many uses and it is easy to sharpen. Its effectiveness makes it great for everyday needs, like cutting and piercing.

The handle is made of a natural wood called Dymondwood. This wood grain handle gives it a stylish, yet rustic, visual appeal. Plus, it contains brass bolsters, which give it a classic feel. It will never go out of style.

With a nail notch lockback design, this knife opens and closes safely and easily. Its total weight is 7.2 ounces. This is much heavier than the other knives on this list. If you are used to lighter knives, you will likely notice the difference with this model.

Also included with your purchase is a leather sheath, for protecting and carrying your knife, and the 4-Ever Lifetime Warranty from Buck Manufacturers, which is unconditional.

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Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Knife

The definition of tenacious means to hold fast, it means to not give up until you achieve the goal or finish the task. That word perfectly describes this knife, it doesn’t give up and finishes the task.

Its blade measures 86 mm in length and is made of 8CR13MOV stainless steel. With a leaf shaped design, it offers cutting edge performance. Some users, have complained that this knife is not as sharp as advertised.

The shape of the blade, the Spyderco Round Hole and the textured spine jimp allows for the blade to be opened easily. Once opened, the Walker Linerlock and jimped liner, allows the user to set their carry and draw preference.

A laminate, G-10, black handle is a great match for the blade. It is designed with long hours of use in mind. Inside the handle are steel liners that have been skeletonized to improve the handles durability and strength, without adding weight.

This knife weighs only 4 ounces, so it is lightweight and easily handled. It also comes with a 4-way pocket clip for up or down tip in the left or right hand. Plus, it is available for an extremely affordable price.

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