There are only a handful of things every traveller needs to carry with him. Some of those include a passport, a set amount of money, as well as a pocket knife.
However, carrying a knife with you, especially if you’re travelling abroad can be dangerous, particularly nowadays when everyone’s sensitive about potential terrorism and other similar scenarios.
Still, travelling without a pocket knife, especially if you’re going camping, can be as equally dangerous and potentially nerve wrecking.
Also, a regular traveller must think of the size and weight of things he carries with him. Carrying a big knife can not only be potentially dangerous, but it’s also a nuisance and uses too much space and weight.
Having all that in mind, the best solution is to invest in a small, pocket sized, hidden knife that’s also a keychain.
Below is a list of knives recommended for travel mostly because of their short blade length, inconspicuous looks and ease of carry.
This is probably one of the best hidden knives money can buy. It’s small, it’s cheap and it looks nothing like a knife or anything of the sorts.
As a matter of fact, it looks like an ordinary key, and in it is hidden a 1.5 inch blade.
The blade is strong, with a straight edge, and made out of stainless steel, making it ideal for carrying around places where knives would usually be banned.
The Solar Eclipse Key’s blade is foldable, and sharp enough to cut through all the “tape, packaging, food or anything else life throws at you!!”, the product description says.
With an open blade, the unit’s overall length is 4.0 inches and weighs eight ounces.
It comes in silver color, and is priced at 12.99 USD.
Here’s a great knife. The Swiss+Tech multi-tool is a keyring, a flat screwdriver, a bottle opener, an awl, a knife, a Philips screwdriver and an LED flashlight, all packed up in a small, inconspicuous look.
The unit is extremely compact, lightweight and easily transportable, making it an ideal gift for any frequent traveller.
The multi-tool has a patented, quick-release integrated locking system. Each tool snaps into position for stability, and the LED flashlight works on a soft-squeeze on/off button system.
The flashlight offers more than 100,000 hours of lighting, and works on replaceable batteries.
Its dimensions are 2.4 x 1.1 x 0.5 inches, and it weighs 2.6 ounces. It can be bought via Amazon for as low as 5.17 USD.
Classics never go out of fashion, and Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is a timeless classic. The red compact knife is a well-known figure all around the world, and an irreplaceable tool for all campers, hikers and boy scouts.
Its dimensions are 0.4 x 5 x 7 inches, making it a bit bigger than others in its class, but the Classic is stylishly cased in a timeless solid-colored housing with the familiar Victorinox logo on the side.
The unit contains all the classic Swiss Army tools, such as the blade for cutting, a pair of scissors, a nail file with a screwdriver tip, a toothpick, tweezers, and a key ring.
The Swiss Army Classic pocket knife is known worldwide, so if you’re looking for something well hidden in plain sight, this might not be the best choice for you. Still, it’s one of the best pocket knives ever created, with the tradition more than 130 years long.
Its regular price is 20.50 USD, making it a bit more expensive than others. That’s why it’s an ideal present to any frequent hiker, biker or camper.
On Amazon, the knife can be bought for as low as 14.99 USD.