It’s pretty difficult to pick the best pocket knife brands, but you can’t go wrong with some popular choices like Case, Buck, Gerber and Spyderco. Some of those pocket knife brands have been around for centuries. Some men received a Case knife brand from their granddad passed down to their dad. These knives are in families for generations before being passed down to the next line. It’s because they’re quality products. The best pocket knife brands on this list are well-known names, and they’re knives with multiple blades and tools for urban exploration.
There are times when you’ll need to cut rope, unscrew a pipe, or saw through a twig. You’ll need a blade or a tool to complete the task. This allows the one pocket knife to do the job of three or four knives as well as the job of a screwdriver or saw. They’ll often have a few blade types, which will give you some variety. You’ll have to decide the functions that make the most sense for your activity.
The blades in this comparison fit into the medium blade category. The length will get most jobs done while still being a knife you can carry in your pocket quite easily. They are up to many tasks as an every day carry and a knife that can get you out of a jam.
The W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. has been manufacturing knives for more than a century. It’s still located in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The Case brand has been carried by Army soldiers in WWII as well as in the pockets of astronauts on the Gemini and Apollo missions.
Clip, Sheepfoot and Pen Blades
Main Clip Blade is 2-1/2 Inches
Made in the USA
The Spyderco name is often synonymous with strange, homely designs, but they’re curious and the company is proud of the fact that they’re unique. While they are unique and strange, they’re reliable and sharp. This is something the company prides itself on when it comes to their knives.
Pocket Clip for Easy Carry
One Blade Measuring 2 Inches
Functioning, Sharp Scissors
Created in 1939, the Gerber Legendary Blades was started by Joseph R. Gerber, and by 1960, had become one of the most well-known and best pocket knife brands.
Open Frame Design
12 Tools – Needle-Nose Pliers, Wire Cutter, Scissors, Bottle Opener, Can Opener, Saw, Awl, Screwdrivers
The first Buck knife was produced in 1903 when Hoyt Buck was looking for a way to temper steel. By 1961, Hoyt’s son had taken over the business after his father’s death. It wasn’t until 1964 when they came out with the 110 Folding Hunter that Buck was back on the map again.
3 Blades – Spey, Modified Clip and Sheepsfoot
Main Clip Blade is 2-3/4 Inches
Woodgrain Handle with Nickel Bolsters
The company was started in 1884 by Karl Elsener. It was a few years until he developed the Swiss Army knife that we’re all so familiar with today. They’ve been creating the Original Swiss Army Knife ever since, but they now have a variety of other knives like the Huntsman.
15 Functions – 2 Blades, Corkscrew, Can Opener, Bottle Opener, Large Screwdriver, Wire Stripper, Reamer, Key Ring, Tweezers, Toothpick, Scissors, Hook, Wood Saw
A pocket knife has many functions depending on the tools it has. These multiple-blade and multiple-tool knives will make exploring a little less scary since there’s a tool for whatever situation you may find yourself in during exploration.