Small Pocket Knife

Written by Beth Hrusch
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One of the best features of the small pocket knife is its portability and ease of handling. The small pocket knife is the ideal multi-purpose tool to carry on ones person because it will fit easily into tight places such as a pocket or purse. Its slim profile makes it easy to conceal and ready to be deployed at a moment's notice. All major knife manufacturers make pocket knives that are small enough to fit almost anywhere.

Small Size, Many Features

A small pocket knife is usually no more than 6" long when open. Folding pocket knives can be as small as 3" when closed. Some come with clips so that they can be attached to key rings. Small pocket knives can have serrated blades for cutting and sawing, or fine edge blades for a variety of purposes. Their compact size and affordable price make small pocket knives ideal as gifts for the outdoorsman or person who is away from home and wants personal protection.

Folding pocket knives have liner lock action, which means that the handle contains a steel liner that locks the blade in place. Some models open with a thumb screw and some with index-open mechanisms. The different knife manufacturers have developed many innovations which make the pocket knife safer and easier to open than ever before.

Ideal for Many Uses

The small pocket knife is safe, easy to open and versatile for a variety of uses. It is one of the most popular forms of protection chosen by people who want to carry some kind of weapon on their person. Small pocket knives can also be handy for the hunter or camper, as situations that require a cutting tool almost always arise while in the field. The portability and light weight of the small pocket knife make it the natural choice of hikers who need to keep their load relatively light. The pocket knife is widely available online, and is quite reasonably priced.

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