Whatever reason you have for wanting an everyday carry knife, choosing the best one for you really can't be based on the preferences or choices of others. However, there are certain aspects to consider when buying an EDC knife in order to ensure user satisfaction. Consider these important factors when shopping and comparing knives to find the one that will work best for you on an everyday basis.
- For what purpose?
You'll need to do a true assessment of what it is you plan on needing an EDC for. Cutting twine or rope will need a different blade than when needing it to cut open packaging tape. Consider what you'll use your knife most often for first.
- At what weight?
Carrying around a knife that is too heavy or too big can soon become a tedious chore and you'll find yourself opting to leave it at home more and more often. By carefully assessing your cutting needs against the appropriate size and weight, you'll be much more likely to find a knife that you'll enjoy carrying with you.
- How do you want it to open? The type of opening mechanism you'll want will depend greatly on how you want to use your knife and the legality of the mechanism. Try out the varying types to figure out which one feels most comfortable for you.
- What are the local laws regarding EDC's?
Before making any final decision, check local and state regulations regarding knife size and opening mechanisms.
At House of Blades, we have a huge selection of both fixed blade and assisted opening knives from a variety of the best knife manufacturers. As a trusted source of knifes, House of Blades offers superior custom knife engraving services too. With state-of-the-art lasers and the best technicians in the business, our personalized knife engraving is sure to add just the right touch to any EDC knife choice.