Types of Pocket Knives (and Why We Love Them)

There is a time and a place for big hunting knives – namely, while hunting. For the rest of the time, you want a compact knife that doesn’t require a sheath or need to be hung from your belt. The solution? Pocket knives!

Pocket knives are great little tools to have on hand while working, camping, fishing, hiking, or hunting. Compact yet useful, pocket knives come in many shapes and sizes. Here are four of our favorite types of hunting knives:

Pen Knives
These sleek items are small enough to carry around in your purse or briefcase and have a variety of uses, including letter openers. Many people carry them around in their coat or pants pocket, and because of their slim frame they go are practically unnoticeable.

Lockback knives are one of the most popular styles of pocket knife.

Lockback knives are one of the most popular styles of pocket knife.

Lockback Knives
Lockback knives are what most people think of when they think of pocket knives. The compact design allows them to be safely carried virtually anywhere, and the lock-back feature ensures a strong, durable blade despite their small size.

Multi-Function Knives
Perfect for hobbyists and anglers, the multi-function knife comes with a wide range of tools and accessories, including screwdrivers, scissors, files, tweezers, and more. These also make great gifts.

Light Knives
If you are a camping enthusiast you definitely want a light knife. With an LED light embedded right in the handle of the knife, these double as knives and flashlights. Because of their multiple functions, light knives are great to have in case of an emergency.

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One Response to “Types of Pocket Knives (and Why We Love Them)”

  1. Mizerman says:

    Thanks for the great explanation. Other categories of pocket knives include survival knives and tactical knives although I’m still not sure what the difference is. I love the Light Knives concept though. Great post.

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