Folding knives these days are not just a matter of practicality but sometimes can be a style statement. A lot of these knives are incredible to look at, and the build quality in many cases is truly remarkable, you won’t believe it until you have it in hand! Of course there are people who like to focus more on the practicality of the knife, considering things like materials used and the build quality and how’s the handle is shaped and its ergonomics. This my round up of the best folding knives I have ever used!
We have selected blades that not only have the style that’s sure to astound and build quality that’s going to give you shivers up your spine. These blades can be used for many things but in my environment they are ideal for things like camping, hiking, hunting and everyday protection. My favorite of the blades is my EDC(every day carry) and not only is it practical to carry but its sure to amaze anyone and everyone that sees and feels it.
My Top 5
Zero Tolerance 0562 Hinderer Slicer Knife
Let me start by saying this blade is perfectly spot on the centre, there is no movement, absolutely 0. This knife has a built in flipper. It feels incredibly premium and when you press it, it feels like you are pressing a button that’s meant to launch a rocket or something, it’s that high quality.
The grooves that are built into the handle are ergonomic and when you have it in hand it feels like it was meant to be. It fits and feels perfect in the hand. The construction is strong and sturdy, nothing feels lose. If you are looking for some style with your blade, this has you covered, it has an elegant and subtle design that’s very kind on the eye. Zero tolerance is one of the best pocket knife brands and they haven’t disappointed here either.
Microtech Black Silver Vented
This knife is built with a heavy user in mind. You can keep on using it over and over for months and months on end, and still the blade will be as sharp as ever. Microtech has stood behind the blade with a LIFETIME warranty, they know it’s going to last. That’s why they are offering a lifetime warranty as standard. The actual blade itself is made with an elmax steel, its known to have a high tolerance to corrosion and resistance. This also helps keep the blade maintain its sharp edge over countless uses.
The overall style of the knife is more rugged and that’s also what makes it unique and stand out from the crowd. This easily could be your EDC. I like to think of it as one of the best hunting knives.
Kershaw 1670BW Blur Folding Knife with Blackwash SpeedSafe
This knife might not be as flashy as the other ones I have mentioned here but its price relative to the quality it provides is insane. This knife could easily sell at double or triple the usual price and I would still feel I got good value for my money!
It feels great in the hand, it has a grippy material that is satisfying to hold and use for any task. It has spring safe technology which basically means you can open the knife up without having to touch the blade and you use the button on the side, it’s basically assisted by a spring. It’s also worth mentioning it has a clip that allows for it to be clicked to your belt which makes it such a practical blade. If you are just starting or need an affordable EDC this is for you. It is one of the best cheap pocket knives on the market.
Spyderco C186TIP SLYSZ Bowie Folding Knife, Titanium, 3.42-Inch
This knife is like a piece of art. If I was rating this knife based purely on looks it would be #1. I really like the form factor of this blade. It really feels like a perfect size, if I was to design a knife just for me it would definitely be about this size with about a 3.5” blade.
The handle is made with a titanium with a stonewashed style with has a smooth and subtle feel to it. The locking and flipping mechanism of the blade feels solid and like it was created by a scientist due to its absurd accuracy it has been made with. If you are looking for an EDC and are looking for a knife that is very portable and lightweight this is the knife for you. It has a very low profile and won’t ever feel like something that’s too big or heavy to carry around with you. I don’t like to throw the word perfect around but this knife definitely is on the verge.
Pteryx L2 folding knife with titan safety lock and emerson system, manually finalized blade
This Pteryx knife has a unique all metal design that is sure to catch the eye of any on lookers. It has a solid well-made hook opening system that makes it simple and convenient to get the blade in and out. Speaking of the blade it’s made of a steel Bohler B695 EXTRA, this steel is made to endure many years of use while maintaining its sharp edge and it will remain consistent and reliable throughout. It’s also quite small when folded down so it shouldn’t be any problem having it in your pocket at all it if need be.
The Best Pocket Knife?
Zero Tolerance ZT0301 Ranger Green Folder Knife with Speed Safe
I love how this blade is designed, particularly its tiger strips which don’t affect the functionality in any way, it just makes it really sleek. It has the speed safe which allows the blade to easily be easily accessed and deployed. It also locks up tight as a drum as well.
The blade is thick and strong and can withstand lots of punishment and still come out as good as new. Due to the S30V steel it should have no issue cutting through the toughest of materials. This knife could be great for a lots of things like hunting, camping, self-protection EDC, or anything in between, it really is a great all-rounder. This is like a rolls Royce of knives for the price of a BMW the value for money spent is incredible. This is one of the best folding knives in the world!
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