Hello. I am searching for knives to have in a backpack while out and about the city where I live in case I need one for emergencies.
Not too big but not too small. Suggestions on both folding and fixed blades would be welcomed.
The good Outlaw is pointing you to the most important first consideration: What are the city, county and state ordinances for knife carry and concealed weapons in your location?
There are very few cities in which a Swiss Army Knife is prohibited, especially something like the "Small Tinker" or the "Tourist". Unfailingly handy and will help with all sorts of minor emergencies.
Duly noted. But where I live, the law stipulates by a) size and b) fixed or folder.
Philadelphia no knives unless for work.Agree. There are some very restrictive cities. However, the Tourist and Small Tinker are smaller models. The main blade on each is 2.5" long.
I'm not aware of any cities in which a non-locking folding knife with a 2.5" blade is prohibited.
What kinds of emergencies?in case I need one for emergencies