Let’s face it, your dad probably likes to feel handy. It’s a dad’s MO to be steadfast, prepared and reliable. So, why not feed into it and gift him a trustworthy addition to his EDC this Father’s Day, whether he’s in need of simply opening a few packages at the office or he’s into something a bit more rugged like camping or sailing.
Below we’ve culled a few options — from extra teeny to glow-in-the-dark — and from this short list, you should find something suitable for any dad’s needs. This Father’s Day, let your dad know he’s still the one you want to turn to, even if you don’t necessarily need to.
Zero Tolerance 0022
This blade comes in at a mere 1.8 inches, making the 0022 is the smallest ZT knife to date. It may be small but this durable knife will wear well. It’s made of CPM 20CV steel so it is corrosion resistant and tough with top-notch edge retention to boot. ZT’s KVT ball-bearing opening makes it quick to use and the handle, which has a carbon fiber front scale with a stonewashed titanium back, was designed with deep finger contours so it’s extra comfortable to hold. The 0022 is a great option as a back-up knife or one to keep in the office drawer for mail time.
Zero Tolerance 0393
Zero Tolerance introduced the 0393 last year and it’s back with some new upgrades. ZT has added a “working” finish which will hide scuffs better than stonewash. Beyond that, this lightweight, titanium knife also comes with a carbon fiber overlay that glows in the dark so it’ll be hard to lose on those camping weekends. The harpoon style blade opens with a KVT ball-bearing system and a handy flipper and is equipped with a reversible titanium pocket clip as well. For any dad who likes maximum utility, this is a good bet.
Kershaw Launch 10
It’s not hard to see why the Launch 10 is nicknamed “The Claw.” It’s equipped with a hawkbill-style blade that has angular planes on both the blade spine and the handle. Made of CPM 154 steel, the blade has solid corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and it’s also super tough. The handle on this knife also sweeps upward making it easy to hold and that, combined with the shape of the blade, makes this tool ideal for breaking down boxes. A push-button open makes it especially easy to use in a flash — just make sure you know your state laws on carrying automatic knives.