Pocket knives are a very personal item, and the features one person needs may not be the features another person needs. Some have emergency repair tools and some have corkscrews and can openers. Some are suitable for auto repairs, home repairs or for hunting. Here are five of the best pocket knives of 2014 that will satisfy any requirements.
1. SOG Specialty Knives AE04-CP Aegis Knife
Aegis is a versatile, sleek knife that can do hard work. The blade is 3.5 inches of half-serrated stainless steel with excellent edge retention. The tip is extra strong and the TiNi black anti-reflective finish adds to the durability as well as the appearance. The knife is well-balanced and has the SOG trademark DigiGrip handle. It showcases the opening and locking technology that SOG is famous for including the red safety indicator.
2. Wenger EVOgrip S557 Swiss Army Knife
One of the most popular knives in the world, this knife has 13 implements with 19 functions and safety locking for the 2.5 inch main blade of stainless steel. It has jaw pliers that have a wire cutter and crimper. Other features include can opener, Phillips screwdriver, nail cleaner and file, reamer, awl, corkscrew, bottle opener, tweezers, tooth pick and all of this with a non-slip rubber grip on the handle. Don’t forget the scissors that are serrated and self-sharpening. They have functions suitable for the office, camping and tinkering. These knives have been serviceable for years and are also collectible.
3. Gerber 05786 Applegate Covert
This spear-style knife has a double bevel with a high carbon stainless steel blade that has a titanium nitride coating. It is extremely strong and well balanced and features the patented Roto-Lock, so there is no chance of it accidentally closing or collapsing. The blade is 3.78 inches long, and the knife weighs 4.2 ounces. The handle is glass-filled nylon and gives a good grip. It is considered the best-of-class among folding tactical knives. This knife was designed by a top authority of close-quarters combat, the late Colonel Rex Applegate.
4. Kershaw Green Smoke LTD
The high performance stainless steel tanto blade has dual sloped thumb stud and SpeedSafe torsion bar to make it easy to open. The blade is black coated and partially serrated. The handle is double anodized, smoked aluminum that has a Trac-Tec grip. It also has a hole for a lanyard and a pocket clip. There have only been 2,700 of these knives made and no two are exactly alike.
5. Case Cutlery 9254PP Purple Passion
This Case pocket knife has stainless steel blades and a purple and white Corelon handle. The blades are rust resistant surgical steel Tru-sharp. This trapper knife is suitable for cleaning game or doing detailed cutting. Each handle is individually poured for a completely unique color combination. Skilled artisans at Case have been making these knives for almost 100 years. They are collectable as well as excellent sport knives.