You don’t always want a monster of a knife in your pocket. For those occasions when you prefer something less obtrusive, you might look to buy a small, spring assisted pocket knife.
These knives are lighter, fitting into a snug pocket while still keeping all the extras you’ve grown to love, like a spring assisted open or jimping on the blade.
What to Look for in a Small Knife
This is entirely up to the person purchasing the knife, but there are a few things that class a knife as small. The blade is usually less than 3 inches, and the weight is under 5 ounces which sums up the generic, small knife makeup.
Often, due to the smaller size, people have a hard time opening the blade. This is where a spring assisted open comes in handy. Those with larger hands will likely still have a difficult time opening it, though, so it’s a good idea to look for ones with a flipper as well as thumb studs.
Due to their size, additional jimping on the blade can really aid with a better grip and help improve your control. Even with a small knife, it’s important to keep safety in mind, and make sure the knife has a good locking mechanism.
Examples of Small Spring Assisted Knives
The Legal Eagle is a spring assisted knife with a flipper and dual thumb studs, so it can be opened with either hand. The blade is just under 3 inches, and it weighs in at 4.8 ounces. So while it’s a smaller knife, it still has a fair amount of heft to it, enough to know when it’s in your pocket.
The All Day Nano is a beautiful example of a small knife, with a blade of 2.73 inches, and weighing in at 3.3 ounces, it’s a nice, light knife that can still work. Great for smaller cutting tasks it still has the ability to cut rope, too.
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