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.