Friday, November 26, 2010

Factors To Be Considered When Selecting A Folding Knife

By Jason Briggs

It will always be a pleasing experience for you to buy a folding knife whether for the first or the fiftieth time. Some points should always be considered before buying the knife regardless if for practical purposes or for hobby of collection. So here are a few points that should be considered.

Light Weight One thing that you should consider is the weight of the folding knife. Light weight knives are easier to carry for everyday use, but it is not a good idea to let go of durability and strength in place for this light weight.

Brand Quality Personally speaking, branded knives are always a better option. A good quality steel blade is required to hold an edge and sharpen well when required. Remember, everyday usage of knives lead to a huge wear and tear.

Blade Locking Mechanism You should buy a knife that has a good blade locking mechanism. This prevents the blade from closing accidentally and injuring your hand. You will notice this safety feature on most folding knives. Just make sure it is dependable.

The Look You would also want a knife with good exteriors and which gives a nice feel as well. So always ask yourself, "Do you like the look of the knife?" and wait for the answer to be positive. If you're not happy with the look, you should not buy it. Some select a knife just because the price is reasonable. If it's ugly it's not worth it.

Pocket Clip A pocket clip is required in a knife that is deployed for everyday use and additional points would be given if it can be switched to either side. Also, this feature is useful as it improves the strategic quality of the knife and also makes it easier for single hand usage.

Pivot The pivot is generally the most important part of the folding knife. The knife opens from the pivot point and it is the point responsible for holding the blade in position as well as holding the springs. If all functions correctly there will be no issues opening, closing, and using your knife.

Having a folding knife with you is always a good option. They can be used for a whole variety of everyday work such as cutting, prying and also for defending yourself should the unfortunate time arise. So choose wisely and cut with pride.

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