Finding the perfect pocketknife goes far beyond just having a multipurpose piece of equipment on hand. There are a few different factors to consider when shopping for a sturdy and efficient pocketknife. Adventurous outdoorsman or hard worker, finding the rugged accessory that suits your needs can be tricky. There are a plethora of high quality products that you can choose from. Perhaps you are starting your pocketknife collection or have an impressive collection already. Finding the right addition to your collection can be tricky. That is why we’ve compiled this list of the current contenders in a long list of products available on the market.
We take a look at functionality as well as appearance while comparing five of the best pocketknives available to date. To kick off this list, let’s have a closer look at the Benchmade Griptilian Knife:
Benchmade 556 Plain Edge/ Satin Finish Blade/ Black Handle
The Benchmade brand comes in twice on this list because of the quality product that they produce. Starting off with the Griptilian Knife, with an ambidextrous thumb-stud opener for efficient use. This pocketknife has an AXIS locking mechanism, which ensures that it is not only functional, but safe as well. The glass filled, nylon based handle is topped off with stainless steel liners and a reversible tip-up pocket clip to accentuate the design.
The 154cm stainless steel blade not only gets the job done, but along with lightweight design makes this knife comfortably functional. Designed for quick access and without having to worry about the knife slipping, the Griptilain will stay put!
Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Knife
Tenacious means to keep a firm hold of something, so it isn’t surprising that firm grip is the main focus of Spyderco’s contribution to this list. The Plain Edge Knife is tough and relentless at achieving the desired results. Everything that you could want in an efficient and durable pocketknife is neatly packaged in the Tenacious range.
A mid-sized knife sports a black G-10 laminate handle, milled with prolonged fatigue-free cutting in mind. Skeletonized steel liners to further strengthen the grip, without compromising on the compact design, support the handle. This durability coupled with the oversized round hole, allow you to open the blade and confidently get to work.
Buck 110BRS FLD Hunting Knife
A bit bulkier than our previous two knives on the list, the Buck 110BRS is a hefty 7.2 oz worth of knife. Don’t let the size deter you from trying the 3 ¾ inch steel clip blade for yourself though. This knife is not only functional, but designed beautifully as well. With a Dymondwood wood-grain handle that houses polished brass bolsters, it also includes a genuine leather sheath. Not forgetting the impressive Buck 4-Ever lifetime warranty that every blade comes with.
This is the Buck’s signature knife that originally hit the market in the early 60’s, this design has stood the test of time and few changes have been made since. Equipped with a nail-notch lockback mechanism that allows users to open and close without compromising on safety. The classic touch of timeless design as well as functionality, the precision blade makes detailed work a pleasure.
SOG Specialty Knives and Tools
Discretion and security was the priority when SOG released their GSFA-98 Flash II knife. The commitment to creating stylish and functional pieces is evident when you take a look at their latest offering to the market. Fast one-handed opening SOG assisted technology along with built in blade safety lock make the Flash II a stand out in groundbreaking equipment. The reversible clip allows the knife to sit securely in your pocket, while the ergonomic handle was made for comfort. This same feature that increases handling comfort, also keeps the knife from opening in your pocket. Helping make this dual feature a necessity for knife owners. The lifetime warranty is just another stamp of confidence in the SOG range of blades.
Sleek, elegant and easy to operate, the Flash knife highlights the manufacturers commitment to creating stylish tools. Add the impressive feature of Cryogenic heat treatment to ensure sharp and dependable blades to the already impressive knife. A unique feature that ensures precise results every time.
Benchmade 940 Osborne Design Knife
Finishing off where we started, we come back to the tried and trusted Benchmade brand. This time we look at the 940 Osborne design knife. More emphasis was placed on slender curvature and contouring when this knife was manufactured, making it the ideal everyday blade. Taking the ambidextrous feature from previous Benchmade models for safety. The premium stainless-steel blade is housed in a green anodized aluminum handle.
Once again, the ambidextrous opening feature means that you never need to worry about how you will open your knife when work needs to be done. It allows you to take it out of your pocket, and get down to work, without compromising on safety.