4(ish) Premium Folding Knives to Line Your Tuxedo Pockets

A high-end knife sitting on a wallet, next to a watch and a leather bracelet on a wooden table.Nor Gal / Shutterstock

Do you have too much money in your pockets but not enough knives? If that's the case, I envy your problems, but that will not stop me from helping you. Here are four (or five) of the best high-end pocket knives.

Whether you are a collector or just want to spend money on the only knife you will need, you might think you want a high-end knife. Unfortunately, the giant Bowie knives came out with the 19th century, so for this list, our goal is to fold the pocket knives.

Why switch to Premium?

It's a good question. A very expensive knife from a renowned designer is quite different from anything you are selling at the bait shop. However, these are sharp pieces of metal, which perfectly open an Amazon Prime box.

So, why go premium? Let me answer this question with another question: why buy a Rolex? In fact, I do not know why, but people do it. The fact is that the Rolex does not give you more time or better. A cheap digital watch probably keeps the time more reliable. Sometimes a person simply wants something special or rare, instead of something cheap and mass.

If this sounds like you, you will probably find the value of a $ 500 pocket knife. If that's not the case, I've added some excellent ones that cost a lot less but stay what I would call "high end". It is somehow a beautiful watch of the Swiss army – good manufacturer, solid construction, reliable, but not really a status symbol.

Best Together: Emerson Sheep Dog

Emerson Sheep Dog folding knifeAmazon

This is my favorite, and not just because I love dogs. the Emerson Sheep Dog mix a lot of really cool features shared by other knives from this list. It has a 3.5-inch blade and a total length of 8.4 inches at the aperture. It's a good size to wear every day. Unless you work in a pretzel shop at the airport, in this case, do not wear the knife every day.

A bit like a real sheepdog, the sheepdog is sturdy. However, this knife has an easy-open pliers and ambidextrous thumb nails (features that I can not insert into another knife / dog analogy).

This knife also comes with a ball bearing deployment system, which means you can open it smoothly. In theory, you could open this knife and harvest the ball bearings to make your skateboard faster. But since it usually costs more than $ 200, it would be a stupid thing to do – even if you are strong enough to do it.

One of my favorite things about the sheepdog is the groove / bolster for index and thumb. This is ideal for indexing the blade and prevents your hand from sliding up the handle and over the edge. It gives the knife a "battle ready" quality that is also practical for practical use. If you want to stab a box of lima beans without cutting yourself, the Sheep Dog is probably your safest option on this list.

Best together


Best reward: CRK Sebenza 31

Two of the CRK Sebenza 21 knives.ChrisReeve.com

Astrophysicists refer to the CRK Sebenza 31 as a "divine knife". Well, they should, because it's the masterpiece line of knife maker Chris Reeve. Remember the Rolex analogy from earlier? The CRK Sebenza is the Rolex Pocket Knife. It is considered the best knife everyday.

But besides downloading photos of Sebenza on "r / knives /" to make other knives jealous, all you can do with this knife that you can not use with other less expensive knives?

Well, I do not know, but think about this: sometimes the art is about asking questions, not answering them. And knife lovers consider CRK Sebenza knives as works of art.

And how much do they cost? He h. My friend, if you have to ask, the next option on this list is the knife for you. But do not hesitate to take a look at the Sebenza by clicking on the link below.

Best Budget: Kershaw Blur

The Kershaw Blur pocket knife.Amazon

The Kershaw Blur is the cheapest knife on our list (unless you find a free CRK Sebenza 31 in the recycle bin). It's so cheap, I tried to buy it for my father as a birthday present. This knife has an open-assist deployment, which means that you start opening it yourself, then that the knife helps you open it up to the end.

Unfortunately, this also means that you can not order this knife from Amazon and have it shipped to Massachusetts or New York. The work ethic of the Northeast requires the owner of a knife to fully perform all the work necessary to open the blade. Or rather, the legislative language on assisted aperture knives is sufficiently vague so that Amazon does not send these knives to one or the other of these states.

The assisted opening is a very interesting feature. Knives that are difficult to open are more dangerous, and knives with a fixed blade are always open, so – anyway, I keep away from the subject.

The Blur deserves its place as the best budget on this list because Kershaw is a strong brand and it's not a low-end knife. It usually costs half of $ 100, so the Blur is a high-end knife that anyone can afford. And it comes in fun colors and finishes, like faded, striped tiger blades.

Best budget


Best EDC: Benchmade 940

Two folding knives 940 Benchmade (one open, one closed.)Knives More

According to the laws in your country, one of the knives on our list is suitable for daily transport (EDC), but the Benchmade 940 is optimized for this. Reversible pocket clip: check. Aluminum handle for weight reduction: you bet. Slim design: yes.

Basically, the Benchmade 940 is lightweight and waterproof. It also has an inverted tanto blade profile, which is unusual nowadays but looks like seax, a very popular knife in the dark ages. These knives did not bend, however.

I would not want to give honorable mention to Spyderco Endura 4as she is also a good little pocket knife everyday. Spyderco was to appear somewhere on this list (although it is hidden in the report of another knife). As slim and lightweight, the Spyderco has a nylon fiberglass handle. The knife is a flat ground directly from the spine to the edge. This means that it is optimized for sharpness and that the mass of the blade is reduced, which decreases its total weight. It also costs a little less.

Best EDC


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