The Best Folding Pocket Knives in 2019

If it is a knife your looking for you have come to the right place. We will take a look at knives worth purchasing, then we will leave the rest up to you!

The pocket knife is arguably  the most useful tool a person could carry. There is not a day that goes by that I do not use my folding pocket knife. Usually, I use it several times a day. This is a tool that performs numerous functions. Honestly, once you have carried one, you will feel quite naked without it!

Amazon carries just about every brand and type of Folding Knife made, so find one that suits your style both functionally and aesthetically.

Our Top 3 Folding Pocket Knives

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Kershaw Clash Black Serrated Pocket Knife (1605CKTST) 3.1" Stainless Steel Blade with Black-Oxide Coating; Glass-Filled Nylon Handle with SpeedSafe Open, Locking Liner and Reversible Pocketclip; 4.3oz
Kershaw Tactical Blur Serrated (KER-1670TBLKST)
Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S 7.1in S.S. Folding Knife with 3.1in Serrated Clip Point Blade and Aluminum Handle for Outdoor, Tactical, Survival and EDC
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Kershaw Clash Black Serrated Pocket Knife
Kershaw Tactical Blur Serrated
Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S
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Kershaw Clash Black Serrated Pocket Knife (1605CKTST) 3.1" Stainless Steel Blade with Black-Oxide Coating; Glass-Filled Nylon Handle with SpeedSafe Open, Locking Liner and Reversible Pocketclip; 4.3oz
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Kershaw Clash Black Serrated Pocket Knife
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Kershaw Tactical Blur Serrated (KER-1670TBLKST)
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Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S 7.1in S.S. Folding Knife with 3.1in Serrated Clip Point Blade and Aluminum Handle for Outdoor, Tactical, Survival and EDC
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A pocket knife (with a clip) is a must for every working man and woman, and to be quite frank, for every responsible adult that goes about life completing all sorts of tasks.

The multitude of uses is unsurpassed by any other tool. The reasons to carry a pocket knife with you can range from opening an envelope or cleaning under your nails, to full on self-defense and just about everything else in between. There is a huge assortment of knifes to choose from, and we looked at several in the 3-5″ and under category, as any knife much longer would be inconvenient to carry.

How to Choose The Best Folding Pocket Knife

cutting rope with folding pocket knife

Size

Ask yourself the question, what will I be using my knife for? Generally speaking, a knife with a 3″ blade should be sufficient for most tasks in-which you will be using your folding pocket knife for, anything bigger then that become cumbersome and an annoyance to carry.

Ergonomic

The knife needs to feel comfortable in your hand. Most knifes are designed with this in mind, generally you cannot go wrong with any of the knifes displayed below.

Design and Materials

The obvious is that a knife should have a shape cutting edge that comes to a point. I do a lot of prying and jabbing with my knife so I look for one that can handle  a multitude of  purposes and should be made of strong metals where the tip will not break off easily. I also insist that my knife have a serrated portion which helps a great deal when cutting tougher materials that will require a sawing motion, additionally, a slight curvature of the blade assists when cutting rope or stitched type materials.

Best Carrying Option and Locking Blade Mechanism

Believe it or not, locking blades have not been around all that long. There was a time when a person was expected to know how to be careful and to not have the blade close in on your fingers. To be honest, it sure seems like there are a lot of older guys with missing fingers.

Locking blades just make good sense, they are so easy to unlock that it would be foolish not to buy a knife with a locking blade.  Some people do not like the clip on feature of pocket knifes for a couple of reasons: they tend to be a bit more cumbersome and also there are complaints about the clip scratching your hand when you reach into your pocket.

Personally, I prefer the clip on feature, it is just so much more convenient and I do not like the bulkiness in the bottom of my pocket. Additionally, I like the security of knowing that the knife is going to stay put by being clipped on.

A folding pocket knife…. everyone should own one!

 

Our Favorite Folding Pocket Knives

1. Kershaw Clash Black Serrated

Kershaw Clash Black Serrated Pocket Knife (1605CKTST) 3.1" Stainless Steel Blade with Black-Oxide Coating; Glass-Filled Nylon Handle with SpeedSafe Open, Locking Liner and Reversible Pocketclip; 4.3oz
  • 3.1" 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with black-oxide finish for excellent toughness, edge retention and wear resistance
  • Textured Glass-filled nylon handle scales offer a solid grip with Gentle Contour and comfortable in-hand feel
  • Drop-point, partially serrated blade is perfect for tackling everyday tasks like opening Cardboard boxes, cutting rope, stripping Wire and more
  • Feature rich handle includes SpeedSafe assisted opening, built-in flipper, secure locking liner and convenient reversible pocket clip
  • The Black clash is a great tool for any hiker, hunter, angler, gardener, mechanic, Backpacker or anyone in need of a solid, reliable EDC

2. Kershaw Blur Tanto Black Serrated

Kershaw Tactical Blur Serrated (KER-1670TBLKST)
  • TACTICAL BLUR SERRATED (KER-1670TBLKST)

3. Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S

Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S 7.1in S.S. Folding Knife with 3.1in Serrated Clip Point Blade and Aluminum Handle for Outdoor, Tactical, Survival and EDC
  • DIMENSIONS: 7.1 inch (18 cm) overall length with a blade length of 3.1 inches (7.9 cm) and a weight of 3.5 ounces
  • DURABLE: Blade is made of reliable 7Cr17MoV Black Oxide High Carbon Stainless Steel with a black, aluminum handle
  • DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient pocket clip, finger flipper and ambidextrous thumb knobs making it ideal for everyday carry
  • SECURE: Have confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the liner lock
  • BE PREPARED: Knife features jimping

4. RKT M16-14SFG EDC

CRKT M16-14SFG EDC Folding Pocket Knife: Special Forces Everyday Carry, Black Serrated Edge Blade, Tanto, Automated Liner Safety, Dual Hilt, G10 Handle, 4-Position Pocket Clip
  • Automated Liner Safety
  • Veff Serrations
  • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
  • Designed by Kit Carson in Vine Grove, Kentucky
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, see company site for details

5. STEINBRÜCKE Pocket Folding Knife

STEINBRÜCKE Pocket Folding Knife 3'' Blade Hollow Out Forged Stainless Steel Handle Pocket Knife Razor Sharp 8Cr13Mov Stainless Steel Blade Titan Coated Folding Knives
  • 6-1/2" length, high performance blade material stainless steel 8Cr13Mov, harden to 58-59 HRC, razor sharp and very durable,3" Edge,0.1" blade thickness
  • Lightweight hollow out handle design, easy to carry;Reinforced forged stainless steel handle, super durable
  • Handle was designed with ergonomics, with the anti-slip finish treatment, help user to grip the handle tightly
  • Titan coated finish treatment, highly-improved anti-corrosion property. Knife handle inner frame was built with 0.05" thickness stainless steel, make the knife to be stronger than regular 0.4" frame...
  • 3 times blade sharpening process than regular knife, make the knife's blade extremely sharp comparing to regular knife

6. CRKT M16-02KS

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CRKT M16-02KS Folding Pocket Knife: EDC Lightweight Pocket Knife with Stainless Steel Handle, 3 Inch Tanto Blade, Flipper Opening, and Frame Lock
  • Carson Flipper Opening
  • Frame Lock
  • Stainless Steel Handles
  • Designed by Kit Carson in Vine Grove, Kentucky
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, see company site for details

7. Gerber Paraframe I

Gerber Paraframe I Knife, Tanto Point, Black [31-001731]
  • 2.88 Inch partially serrated tanto blade
  • Black titanium nitride coating for excellent corrosion resistance
  • Frame lock safety function
  • Dual thumbstuds for easy one-handed opening

8. Buck Knives 0818 Apex