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The truth about selecting a good knife is simple: The best knife is the one you’ll use. So your best knife is different from mine, which is different from anyone else’s. The best thing to do is decide what you want in a pocket knife and go from there. There are many features that pocket knives can offer, and we’ll list a few of them here.

Sharpness

Of course, one of the best things for a knife to have is a nice, sharp blade. And for the sharpest and most consistent blade, try a Trayvax Trek. It can cut through softer woods, vines, even meat. It’s great when you’re out hunting or fishing. It can work indoors or out, for as long as you need it to, and won’t dull even after repeated uses. Even when it’s tested on random things like phone books, it’s consistently sharp. Take it with you every time you go camping, and you’ll never be disappointed.

Hand Feel & Weight

No one wants a knife that feels awkward in their hand. Or worse, one that’s so bad in the hand that it causes blisters. Once again, a Trek is the best knife for you. It has a near-weightless, skeletonized blade. And if you don’t like a skeletonized handle, a paracord wrap is easy to apply. It’s easy to take out of the sheath, too, especially if said sheath is on the black Cinch belt. The two feel like they’re made for each other.

Fixed or Folding?

There are two different blade types to choose from. You could have a fixed blade, which is always displayed and sharp, or a folding blade, which, well, folds closed. There are pros and cons to each type. A fixed blade needs a sheath, and the Trek has a good one. It’s made of the same leather and metal as one of our fine tactical wallets, so it’s guaranteed to hold strong. A folding knife, however, doesn’t need a sheath, as it’ll stay closed until you open it. Which of these you’ll want is entirely dependent on you. I prefer a folding blade, as it’s easier to take in and out of my pockets. There’s no need to fiddle with a sheath, or constantly look down to see if your knife is properly lined up. But if you don’t mind that, maybe you’ll like a fixed blade knife.

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Multi-Tool?

I’m sure you’re familiar with the term “Swiss Army Knife.” It’s a type of folding-blade pocket knife that also has a bunch of other tools built in. It can have a bottle opener, can opener, corkscrew, and more. Many people are fond of multi-tool knives, but others find them complicated. It’s a personal choice more than anything else. If you need more than just a knife, a multi-tool knife will be helpful.  On the other hand, if you want a fixed blade, they’re mutually exclusive with multi-tool builds. So no, you can’t get a Trayvax Trek with a built-in corkscrew or screwdriver.

Price and Quality

There are some things you shouldn’t buy for too cheap, and a pocket knife is one of them. If you get one that’s cheaply made, it can chip, dull too fast, or even break off in whatever you’re trying to cut. On the other hand, a pocket knife shouldn’t break the bank. The Trek might be a bit higher in price, but that comes with quality. It’ll be consistently sharp, and will be durable enough to go on many camping trips.

Legality

An important thing to note is that not all types of knives are legal in all places. For instance, someone from Massachusetts wouldn’t be able to own a Trek. The blade is too long to be legal. And in New Jersey, you’re not allowed to own any “dangerous” knife.  You don’t want to get arrested for carrying the wrong pocket knife, so it’s a good idea to stay on top of the laws and rules regarding knives in your state or country.

In Conclusion

There are many different features and qualities that go into a pocket knife. For instance, fixed blade vs. folding, other tools in the same knife, or which knives are legal in which states. A sharp knife is important, and it should be of high enough quality to not break off in what it’s cutting. If what you need is a strong, high-quality blade, a Trayvax Trek might just be your perfect knife.


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