The pocket knife really didn’t change much between 1900 and the 1980s, when innovations that had been made suddenly gained traction. Now, you can find folding modern pocket knives in a huge range of styles and steels. From the fanciful to basely utilitarian, all of them have something to offer. It all depends on what you’re looking for.
Features of Modern Pocket Knives
One of the first things that come to mind is the prevalent use of spring assisted opens. Traditionally, it took two hands to open a folding knife. Now, with the use of thumb studs and flippers and the aid of internal springs, a knife can be quickly and easily opened and closed with one hand.
The clip is another thing that sets the modern knife apart. Once, you could only carry a knife in your pocket or bag, often making it difficult to find when needed. The addition of a clip allows you to securely carry a knife almost anywhere, and you can be sure it will still be there when you need it.
The style and shape of blades and handles have increased over the years. Most traditional knives have a clip point or a spey point. Now, drop points, modified drop points, reverse tantos, and ideas that have sprung from the pages of science fiction and fantasy vie for our attention. Handles have also taken a turn away from natural products like wood and bone into synthetics that are easier to clean and provide more grip when wet.
Who Could Use a Modern Pocket Knife
Law enforcement, EMTs, the military, and survivalists can all appreciate the advantages of modern pocket knives, from better steel to blades that are more versatile. The additions of glass breakers and seat belt cutters are doubtless welcome to these professions.
Hunters, backpackers, campers, and anglers will enjoy the lighter weight, improved grip, increased corrosion resistance, and improved edge retention.
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