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Everything You Need to Know About Pocket Knives


Pocket knives are a much-loved piece of gear in the Gear Patrol office. Everyone has their opinions on them, but there is some fundamental knowledge that comes along with knowing about and owning a pocket knife. We’ve rounded up some of our best how-to guides and tips to give you a complete reader on pocket knives.


26 Terms Every Knife-Lover Should Know
26 Terms Every Knife-Lover Should Know

The vocabulary used to describe a pocket knife may not be as complex as that which speaks to mechanical watches or automobiles, but if you want to sound like an expert, there are a few...

7 Pocket Knife Designers You Need to Know About
7 Pocket Knife Designers You Need to Know About

A look at the pocketknife industry through the lens of its designers.

How to Clean and Maintain a Pocket Knife
How to Clean and Maintain a Pocket Knife

With proper care and attention, any pocket knife — even the cheap ones — can become a generational heirloom.

This Is Where Some of America’s Best Pocket Knives Are Made
This Is Where Some of America’s Best Pocket Knives Are Made

The Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza has long been hailed as one of America's most iconic pocket knives. Here's an inside look at where it's made.

The Pocket Knives We Keep at Our Desks
The Pocket Knives We Keep at Our Desks

Our picks for EDC and beyond.

12 Types of Knife Blades and What They’re For
12 Types of Knife Blades and What They’re For

A knife is one of the oldest and most useful tools that you can own, but there are many different types and some are better suited to particular tasks than others.

Has Knifedom Found a New Keychain King?
Has Knifedom Found a New Keychain King?

Victorinox's keychain Swiss Army Knife has been a gearhead staple decades, but how does it measure up to The James Brand's carefully-engineered Elko?

When Does a Tiny Tool Stop Being Useful?
When Does a Tiny Tool Stop Being Useful?

The smallest multi-tools can hang with your keys, but when does a tool become so tiny that it's no longer useful? We tested five to find out.

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