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Every one of you knows pocket knives. Practical little foldable knives that you carry in your pocket. Experience has shown that pocket knives have 20 functions, 19 of which are not needed. So most of the time you carry useless stuff around. After realizing this, I gave up the topic of pocket knives many years ago and no longer had my knife with me.
To be honest, I didn't even know the term "EDC knife". I only got to know him after I had a customer in the field of outdoor knives and had to do a little research on this type of knife.
Basically, they are folding knives that you can open and close with one hand. In the best case, they also have a belt clip on the back, with which you can attach the knife to your belt. In any case, that was an important feature for me in making my purchase decision.
I had already bought an EDC knife from the well-known German brand Wolfgangs a few months ago - that Wolfgang's Culture. The knife is very well made, feels great in the hand and looks good. It also served me well for many months until I finally noticed that the handle was becoming unstable.
The reason for this was a screw that had come loose and, of course, disappeared somewhere. A spacer and a counterpart to the screw also fell out with the screw, leaving me unable to repair the knife. I'm still considering whether I'll just have the neighbor weld the part together, but that's another story.
I ended up getting a new EDC knife (the Kubey Momentum KU344) ordered and I am also very satisfied with this. However, I will check every few months that the screws are still tight.
In my opinion, the biggest advantages that the EDC knife has over the classic pocket knife are as follows:
And yes, I was amazed at how often I actually need the knife in everyday life. Here are a few uses where I am always happy to have a knife on my belt that I always have with me:
Of course I could come up with a lot more things if I stretched my brain a few minutes longer, but actually the above are enough to talk yourself into buying such a knife.
I've always had an EDC knife on my belt for many months and I don't want to be without it anymore. I can't say exactly which knife you should take, as I only used two knives. However, I can recommend both – but check the screws every now and then. ;-)
Here are the links to both EDC knives:
And here are the product boxes from Amazon and if you want to browse more, then click hereto go to the search for EDC knives on Amazon:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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