The utility of a pocket knife cannot be overstated. But some knives are better equipped to perform particular tasks than others. Blades come in a wide variety of shapes and lengths, some fold and some don’t, others come with additional implements such as bottle openers and toothpicks. There’s a knife for every use, and right now there are a variety of great ones on sale for as much as 40 percent off.
Opinel No. 8 Black Oak Folder
Opinel’s classic No. 8 folder is great not just because its design is simple and its price affordable, but also because it looks good. One might argue that, with its black stainless steel blade and complimentary oak handle, this version is even better than the original.
SOG Twitch II
The release of the Twitch II marked SOG’s increasing effort to make blades that are less tactical and more EDC-oriented. And with its 2.6-inch blade, fast open mechanism and a colorized aluminum handle, the Twitch II fits that bill.
Santa Fe Stoneworks Rare Petoskey Fossil + Jasper Damascus Knife
If you’ve ever wanted a showpiece blade made with rare materials, this is it. Santa Fe Stoneworks made this folder with a Damascus steel blade and an intricate handle that includes jasper and Petoskey, a type of fossilized coral.
Benchmade’s fan-favorite Griptillian is all utilitarian. The knife has a 3.45-inch blade made of high-quality CPM-S30V stainless steel, a textured nylon handle and uses the company’s straightforward yet effective sliding lock.
Mikov DLC Coated Pocket Knife
You may not have heard of Mikov, but the brand goes back to 1794 Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). More recently, its sleek folding knife won a Red Dot Design Award for attention to detail and quality.
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