Everyone should own at least one pocket knife. Even if you just need a blade to open packages, a pocket knife is immensely useful in everyday life. And, as you know by now, we are serious EDC enthusiasts here at Cool Material. So, we decided to put together a comprehensive guide, a love letter, to the humble pocket knife.
Whether you’re talking multi-tools, fixed blade, or teeny folding knives, we’ve got you covered. We’re presenting deep dives into useful topics like how to sharpen your dull pocket knife. Or all the key knife blade terminology when you’re buying a new knife. Want to learn about the hot new knife companies making a splash in the EDC gear world? You’ll find them here.
Welcome to Cool Material’s comprehensive guide to all things pocket knives.
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It's tedious work but sharpening your pocket knife is essential for blade safety. We put together a simple explanation on how to sharpen a pocket knife with all the tools you'll need to get a razor-sharp blade.Read More
There is a rich history surrounding butterfly knives or balisongs, a type of folding pocket knife that originated in the Philippines. But, are they actually legal? We found out.Read More