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Before delving into some really cool pocket knives and showing what someone would like such a knife to be or look like, let me do a bit of back-grounding here. I really don’t know if there is such a word but let’s say there is. When I was a wee lad I had a friend who worked at a department store.

He would furnish all of us guys who hung out together with some of the coolest stuff that were for sale at really reasonable prices. One of my prized possession from that era and which I still have up to this day is a switchblade.  I love cool switchblades.

If you want to go straight to our comparison chart  to see our best blades feel free to do so or  continue reading.

Switchblade Pocket Knife

switchblade My  switchblade is a really beautiful pocket knife and have accompanied me through my entire life including adolescence, young adulthood, girlfriends and all.

While all these occasions and events have come and gone, my trusty black and silver pocket sidekick have been with me all the time.

It looks as good today as when I first got it many moons ago and works just as well. How many of you can remember your first pocket knife or any cool pocket knives you had?

However before going any further you can check out the chart above if you haven’t done so as yet and want to compare some other cool knives for sale.

Getting back to what a cool pocket knife should look, feel and perform like I will first look at the appearance, then take a look at the material that it is made of and last but not least, the functionality of it.

Because this knife is really an extension of the owner, I feel that appearance should play a major role in selecting one. If you want to see what you should really be looking for, see my full review here .

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ZT Folding Knife

Blade is CFS204P / D2 composite  MSRP: $750. 

Here is what to look for in a knife


Now as from the Wikipedia description above which I agree with, there are certain criteria that must be in place before you can consider any knife as a pocket knife. First and foremost, it has to be foldable and I will add or retractable. This is very important because you must be able to hide or conceal the blade in some form or fashion for safety and in some states and countries to abide by the law and therefore making them legal.

I remember those brown handle folding pocket knives that you took delight in learning to “flick out” or actually doing it with great finesse. You know the ones where you snapped the wrist while holding the knife in your hand and the ring finger through the keyring it carried at the back of the point where the blade met the wooden handle. This was a skill and also a method to quickly close and open the blade whenever necessary. anatomy of a knife

As far as appearance goes a beautiful handle and tastefully designed functional blade would surely qualify any such knife for the title of best pocket knife. A look at some of these cool blades would be Butterfly knives, Gerber knives and some of the other tactical knives on Amazon and Ebay.

Butterfly Knives

Butterfly Knives

Butterfly knives are really exotic and personal with a long and rich history. A butterfly knife also called a fan knife by many and in the east especially the Phillipines as the balisong is a folding pocket knife with two handles counter-rotating around the tang in such a manner that when it is closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handle.It was traditionally used by the Filipino people as a self defense and pocket utility knife.

You may have seen movies of people flipping or fanning this knife for amusement or defense. A company called Balisong USA started to manufacture balisongs (Butterfly) these unique pocket knives in the 1970’s, changed its name in the 1980’s to Pacific Cutlery and today we know it as Benchmade, where some of the coolest pocket knives are manufactured.

Gerber Knives 

Gerber-Knives logo

Gerber Legendary Blades was started in 1939 by Peter Gerber in Oregon USA and it was the first production knife company to pair with a custom knife company to team up with someone making custom knives namely David Murphy. These handmade knives were very popular and were sold by Abercombe and Fitch and found on eBay for sale.

Bear Grylls has helped design a line of survival knives and tools for the company. In a 2015 survey of knife enthusiasts conducted by KnifeNews, Gerber was the 6th most commonly remembered brand. I saw a blade by Gerber once which I thought was the best pocket knife I ever seen was truly a beauty.

Gerber knives are some of the most sought after in the market today.These knives are easily identified by their logo which is engraved on the blade.

They are many models available including:

1. Gerber Guardian – Designed more than 20 years ago.

2. Gerber Mark 11: Used for fighting. There are many more manufacturers of really cool pocket knives and you can find them listed here.

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