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Pocket Knife Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
79
$145
Editors' Choice Award
A high end construction of a knife carefully tuned to optimize portability and function.
77
$185
A compact yet "full size” pocket knife for day to day use and all but the heaviest of tasks.
77
$110
A large and simple pocket knife that is made well.
75
$295
This high-priced knife makes a statement when you purchase and carry it.
75
$160
A full-sized choice for those that know they need the heft,
75
$85
Best Buy Award
This thin knife disappears in your pocket, tackles most tasks, and is easy on your wallet.
74
$130
This is a stout, well-made knife for he or she that is seeking some tactical attributes, with a low-profile everyday carry shape.
73
$16
Top Pick Award
A diminutive pocket knife with some helpful features.
72
$97
Top Pick Award
A specialized tool that should have appeal to the run-of-the-mill user.
72
$40
Best Buy Award
A compact, affordable knife for human-powered adventures and some day-to-day use.
70
$61
Full-sized, assisted-opening pocket knife with proven construction and materials.
69
$32
A Swiss Army Knife that includes a small selection of tools that is just right for many users.
68
$15
For your backpacking or picnic kit, or for carrying loose in your pocket every day at a fantastic price.
68
$78
A simple, full-size pocket knife suitable for anyone looking for a sturdy product for big tasks.
66
$35
The Squid is small, affordable, designed well, and crafted with excellent materials.
59
$50
CRKT throws out a bold combination of attributes that lands a little short.
59
$80
This beefy, “old-school” design is up to heavy duty use, but newer designs are easier to manipulate.
56
$13
Super small, this simple knife is designed for light duty tasks.
56
$18
Compact and simple, with a blade that “does the job”, but suffers with extended or heavy use.