What should I expect from an EDC knife?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ZIVANOVIC, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    It may help to think of your knife as one tool in a set. Axes, hatchets, saws and shovels if you're out in the woods. In a town or city, pry tools, hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches. Choose the "best" knife you can afford to risk losing, then build up the rest of your toolkit to do the things your knife can't do.
  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I would get a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife (SAK). We know that they are legal although I believe the 111mm size has a blade a tad over 3". You can do 95% of everything you need to do with a sub 3" knife. Chopping in the woods with a knife is not necessary. Use a saw.

    I would keep the blade length above 2" and less than 3" on an EDC knife.

    Here (US) my experience with legal blade lengths apply to regular carry such as in an urban area. Don't know about Europe. In the woods, you can carry a larger blade if you want to here without legal issues. BUT if something should happen (a crime), expect problems.

    Currently in my State, there are no limits to blade length any more. Previously it was 3.5" officially until a couple years ago.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  3. flashcan556


    Aug 31, 2019
    id go utility blade knife a few extry blades, and a good corona folding saw maybe 10".
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  4. bolabeenz


    Jun 23, 2012
    A folding saw and whatever knife you can legally have; like a Delica.
    If you really need to get fire wood and build a shelter, a saw is the best tool to have.
    Efficient, labor saving and safe.
  5. SuburbanBarbarian


    Aug 12, 2018
    SAK scissors on the Huntsman led me to the Pioneer X. Both great EDCs. And the chainsaw thing, how did I not think of that before? Do you recommend dowel handles or rings?
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  6. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012

    Great advice. Just my personal opinion but a folding/game saw is one of the best things to take when hunting deer, etc. when field dressing. It is a great field tool especially when quartering a large animal.

  7. CanadaKnifeGuy


    Jan 27, 2019
    I disagree .

    I'd get a BK14 and grind 3mm off of the length for a kick-ass pocket survival blade.

    Turn on English subtitles!

    An ESEE Izula or a CR 2.5 would also be a couple of other, shorter great options.

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