For decades, pocket knives have helped people with everything from cutting rope to savings lives. Their compact design and razor-sharp blades make pocket knives the most versatile tools available. With one of these folders tucked into your pocket, you gain a strength, usefulness and authority that will help you get any job done. And thanks to decades of new designs and innovations, pocket knives are as unique and varied as ever with easy-opening mechanisms, ergonomic handles and multiple blades.
At Knife Depot, we have a huge variety of folding knives that are nuanced enough to carve intricate designs or durable enough to saw through wood, so you can get exactly what you need. Because we know sifting through thousands of pocket knives can be overwhelming, we created an all-encompassing guide to buying a pocket knife to teach you everything you need to know. If you still can't decide, take a look at our best pocket knife guide for recommendations and a look at some of the most highly rated knives.
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Great Knives! Great Prices! Exceptional Service. Have purchased over 20 knives in past 3-4 years from Knife Depot. Won't shop for knives anywhere else!
Good sturdy knife with quick action opening and lock. Would recommend purchase as blade has great steel, and so far is holding its' edge - though I bought it for collection purposes mostly; however, have used the blade for cutting in the kitchen a few times and seems to be holding up well overall. For the price you can't go wrong. Recommend - buy.
I purchased this knife as a graduation gift for my grandson, who is entering a Navy ROTC program in the fall. I wanted something he could keep forever, yet was masculine and useful. He was delighted with the gift! Truly a beautiful knife.
Decent little knife. Looks good. Good fit and finish, blade reasonably sharp, but had to touch up, since bevels were uneven. Main disappointment was the teflon bushings used, which makes this a little looser, and will wear more quickly.
I am hard on this knife! So the finish comes off the blade really easy! But with a little work i easily took the finish off with a razor blade. The metal looks better anyway! It a big badass knife!! And definitely would buy from Knife Depot again!
This was a Fathers Day gift for my fiancee. He opened it and has had it on his person ever since. Its the only tactical EDC he has now and he loves it. The engraving is do e beautifully as well. His initials and the quote from TV Show NCIS "Rule #9" from S.A.Gibbs. I am very pleased as to how fast it got to me and hes happy of the over all product and finds it to be very handy. Thank you Knife Depot!! I will definitely be back for more products for all the outdoorsy people i know!!
bought this as an EDC, blade is sharp, safety is positive and easy to engage. Only downside is how thick the knife is for such a small EDC. I find myself carrying knives with much longer blades as they are thinner and less intrusive in my pocket. Still like it and would recommend having one around.
I bought my Hawk about five or six years ago, since then it has been used in my garden and allotment, taken on plenty of camping trips as well as a good number of wildlife photography trips, it has been fishing and sailing, lost for four days in a field, dropped at a river bank and almost lost for good and had innumerable other adventures. With regular cleaning and sharpening I'd say it looks as good today as when it came out of the box, it has the odd scratch here & there but considering some of the punishment it has taken I'd say it has stood up incredibly well. The action was as should be expected a little stiff when I first got it but that freed up in no time, it is an easy matter to open and close it one handed if need be and the belt clip is as solid and tight today as it has ever been although I wouldn't recommend using it on cheap crappy webbing belts, it needs something that will respond to the pressure (that's how it ended up spending four days laying in a field). My only complaint would be that the grip can be a bit tenuous when very wet although the same can be said for any knife that isn't specifically designed for use under soaking conditions so that isn't really a big issue. It compares very favourably to knives I have had that cost far more in quality construction and durability, I would have no problem at all recommending one to anybody who wants a competitively priced good quality every day carry knife.
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- Best Pocket Knife Guide - With thousands of knives on the market, it can be hard to wade through the options to find the best of the best. To make things easier, we created this guide to break down what makes the best pocket knives and included some recommendations.
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- Types of Outdoor Knives - Whether you're a hunter, fisherman or camper, an outdoor knife is a necessity. Here are a few types of outdoor knives you should check out.
- Types of Knife Blade Materials - There are a variety of knife blade materials and each has its own advantages and pitfalls. Here are brief descriptions of the most popular types of materials found in knife blades.
- How to Spot a Counterfeit Knife - There's nothing worse than realizing that you've purchased a forged or counterfeit knife. Unfortunately, the counterfeit knife business is quite lucrative, as forged products can be made for as little as $5-$10 and then sold to unsuspecting buyers.
- Types of Knife Handles - For anyone looking to buy a new knife, whether a chef or outdoorsman, the handle is a significant feature that should not be overlooked. Here is some information about common styles and types of handles.
- Pocket Knife Lock Types - Pocket knives rely on a variety of mechanisms to open and close. Here are explanations of some of the most common pocket knife locks, such as liner locks, frame locks and ring locks.
- Styles of Slip-joint Pocket Knives - Want to know more about the different styles of slip-joint pocket knives? Here's a breakdown of five different popular pocket knife styles: barlow knives, canoe knives, congress knives, elephant's foot knives and stockman knives.
- History of the Buck Knife - The Buck Knife, a term mostly used to refer to folding locked-blade knives, is also the namesake of one of the most successful knife manufacturers in the country. Learn more about the history of Buck Knives.
- Knife Blade Shapes - Provides an overview of the main blade shapes and the advantages and disadvantages of each
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- About The Barlow Knife - The Barlow knife was invented in England, but became popular in the United States in the 18th and 19th century.