For all of you EDC’ers (everyday carry) and normal folks that need a good reliable pocket knife at work or around the house: this post is for you. What is the very best pocket knife you can buy? That’s a bit of a hard one to answer. It depends on the type, size and materials used in the knife. And of course your budget. The sky is sort of the limit here. But I have done some of the legwork for you and put forth my list of what I consider the top ten best pocket knives.
First off, let’s lay out the ground rules. I’m not talking multi-tools here. Just nice, durable knives. I’m also not going to be looking at one-piece knives. All of these are proper folding knives that can be put in your pocket with ease.
Now that we have that out of the way, here is my pocket knife reviews of the top ten best pocket knives you can buy today.
I have a particular fondness for Spyderco and Kershaw folding knives. If you stay within these two brands you kind of can’t go wrong. You’ll just need to decide on the size of the blade and the type of steel used on the blade. I have had a Spyderco Delica 4 as my main folding knife for almost a decade and absolutely love it. Spyderco’s distinctive thumb hole in the blade makes them some of the easiest to handle out there. If Spyderco isn’t your cup of tea, consider checking out the Kershaw Leek, as it is by far one of the best reviewed knives available. This particular knife comes in several different flavors so shop around.
Another notable mention is the Benchmade Griptillian which has been cited as being nearly indestructible by many in the BIFL community. The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is essentially a larger bladed version of their smaller Delica 4 and it is also really well reviewed.
These are my absolute favorites, but see the list below for the full top ten best pocket knives that you can buy. They appear from lowest to highest price.