How To Choose an EDC Knife

A quality knife is an important part of every-day carry (EDC) for all resourceful guys and gals who always like to be prepared. An EDC knife is not just a useful tool that can help you handle all sorts of tasks during the day, but also a sneaky defense weapon if you find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Precisely because it's such a crucial, multipurpose piece, you'll need to choose your EDC knife carefully and make sure it checks off several things from the list.

Let's dive in and see what you need to look for when choosing your ideal EDC knife.

Ideally, it should be a folding knife.

Obviously, you'll need your EDC knife to be easy to carry and fit inside your pocket or on your belt. You won't really manage to do that with a fixed-blade knife. Although fixed knives are excellent for an adventure, folding knives should be your go-to choice for EDC gear.

Keep it light and compact.

First and foremost, you need to choose a knife you'll happily carry around every day, all day. That means you genuinely have to like it, but it also needs to be compact and lightweight, easy to carry and simple to use.

Choose your ideal length.

Since we're talking about a knife that should fit inside your pocket, you need to pay attention to its length. The one you ultimately choose will depend on your preferences but its total length should be between 5'' and 9.5".

Look out for the quality materials.

Depending on the knife and the manufacturer, you'll notice that knives are made with numerous different materials that are more or less durable. While cheaper models may even include plastic and easily breakable steel, more expensive knives should use materials like 440 stainless steel, chrome steel, titanium, and carbon fiber.

Mind the locking mechanism.

One of the most important elements of a folding knife is its locking mechanism. First of all, you'll need to choose an EDC knife that has a safe, smooth locking mechanism, and secondly, you'll need to make sure your knife is user-friendly and easy to unlock whenever you need it.

Stay inside your budget.

Once you start looking for an EDC knife, you'll find out there are many types and the prices can vary from $20 to even several thousand dollars for the rare collector's pieces. Of course, you'll need to determine the price range you're comfortable with and stay inside your budget. You can find solid, quality EDC knives between $80 and $200, which are generally great value for the price. 

Find a knife that suits your needs.

Finally, your ideal EDC knife will have to be capable to help you deal with your daily tasks, whatever they are. And these tasks will vary depending on your lifestyle. Sometimes it can be tricky to choose the right knife for your needs. Before you choose, make sure to contact our support team on Facebook and Instagram and get all your questions answered.

So, which one is it going to be? A sleek, almost unnoticeable automatic Cutter? A classic, sturdy OTF Swift? Or something in between.

Check out our folding collection and choose your ideal EDC knife. And don't forget to reach out to our support team if you have any questions, to make sure you've chosen the knife that fits your lifestyle like a glove.