The Difference Between a Pocket Knife and a Fixed Blade Pocket Knife

The Difference Between a Pocket Knife and a Fixed Blade Pocket Knife

A pocket knife is actually a folded knife with at least one or more folding blades which fit into the handle, which can still fit within a standard pocket. It can also be known as a key knife or a paperclip knife, although a typical pocket knife is a very special type of knife which is specifically designed for carrying around.

BUCK 110 50th Anniversary Ebony Diamond Wood Folding Hunter Stainless Pocket Knife
Folding pocket knife

A typical size of a pocket knife is five to fifteen centimetres long. The length of the blade is fixed by hinges which are operated by pulling on the back of the handle. When you fold the knife, it can then be used as a handy pen knife, and the smaller blades can be easily carried with you.

There are two types of folding pocket knives – the fixed blade and the folding pocket knives. The fixed blade is generally shorter, with a longer handle, which enables the knife to be easily slipped into your pocket without it becoming too heavy. They are ideal for carrying around and are made from high quality materials.

A folding pocket knife is slightly shorter, making it easier to slip into a pocket than the fixed blade variety. The handle will generally be shorter to allow for the shorter blade length, and they will usually be made from a different material than fixed blade knives. Folding knives are often made from titanium, stainless steel, or carbon steel, and they are a common choice of carrying equipment and tools, such as hammers, screwdrivers, scissors, and many others.

Fixed Blade Pocket Knife
Fixed Blade Pocket Knife

There are many reasons why people choose to use a pocket knife, but the most common ones are for carrying around, for utility purposes, or to make personal protection items. Many of these items are available in a variety of colours and styles and will be custom-made to order to fit your needs and preferences.

It may seem obvious that the two types of knives have a distinct difference, and it may not be until you carry out a little research that you realize just how much of a difference a folding knife makes.

When choosing a pocket knife, consider exactly how much use you intend to get from it. Most pocket knives will fold down so that they can easily fit into a pocket, but some models will also have a sliding mechanism which will allow them to open up so that they can be used as a pen knife and can be used as a pair of scissors or a screwdriver.

A few simple calculations will reveal how useful the folding knife is, and this will help you decide which type of knife you require for your everyday tasks.