This Infographic Shows You What To Look For In A Pocket Knife

This Infographic Shows You What To Look For In A Pocket Knife
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Carrying a pocket knife can come in handy no matter where you are, from opening your mail to cutting seatbelt if you’re in a car accident. If you’re looking for a new one, here are some features you should consider before buying.

The graphic below lists some of the key traits of the most common types of pocket knives, including the various types of blades, some common uses for knives, and more. Once you see the benefits of each style of knife and blade, you’ll be ready to pick out the best pocket knife for your needs. As always, look up what’s legal and not legal in your state or jurisdiction before you make a final buying decision.

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  • Probably obvious, but avoid cheap pocket knives as they’ll rarely keep an edge and the other widgets probably won’t work well.
    When you really need it, you won’t begrudge the extra bucks you spent on it.

  • Don’t bother importing knives from overseas unless you know the import regulations. Lots of knives will get confiscated by customs that you would think would be allowed (some of which are even for sale within Australia). Some eBay sellers advertise as “we ship to Australia!”, but they don’t care if customs confiscate it as that’s deemed your responsibility.

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