Everything You Need to Know About Pocket Knives

Everyone has their opinions but there is some fundamental knowledge that comes along with knowing about and owning a pocket knife.


Pocket knives are a much-loved piece of gear in the Gear Patrol office. Everyone has their opinions on them, but there is some fundamental knowledge that comes along with knowing about and owning a pocket knife. We’ve rounded up some of our best how-to guides and tips to give you a complete reader on pocket knives.

28 Terms Every Knife-Lover Should Know

The vocabulary used to describe a pocket knife may not be as complex as that which speaks to mechanical watches or automobiles, but if you want to sound like an expert, there are a few...

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7 Pocket Knife Designers You Need to Know About

A look at the pocketknife industry through the lens of its designers.

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How to Clean and Maintain a Pocket Knife

With proper care and attention, any pocket knife — even the cheap ones — can become a generational heirloom.

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This Is Where Some of America’s Best Pocket Knives Are Made

The Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza has long been hailed as one of America's most iconic pocket knives. Here's an inside look at where it's made.

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12 Types of Knife Blades and What They’re For

A knife is one of the oldest and most useful tools that you can own, but there are many different types and some are better suited to particular tasks than others.

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Has Knifedom Found a New Keychain King?

Victorinox's keychain Swiss Army Knife has been a gearhead staple decades, but how does it measure up to The James Brand's carefully-engineered Elko?

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The Pocket Knives We Keep at Our Desks

Gear Patrol staff members share the daily driver knives that have earned a permanent home at our workspaces.

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What You Should Know About Damascus Steel

Once lost to history, Damascus steel is now fairly common in modern pocket and kitchen knives. Here's everything you should know about it.

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