Who says women don’t like pocket knives? Just as men love their pocket knives, there is a robust market for pocket knives for women as well. There are many manufacturers that make knives especially for women. However, if pink is not your color and you are interested in buying an honest-to-goodness pocket knife that fits your needs more than your personal style, read on about how to select the best pocket knife for you.
You will need to consider three qualities when selecting a pocket knife: size, design and price.
When choosing the perfect pocket knife, size does matter. A key consideration is how a knife fits both in your hand and in your pocket. In many instances, your unique lifestyle and everyday style will contribute to the type of knife that is best for you. For instance, a longer, slim-fit knife is a good choice if you intend to clip the knife to your pocket. However, if you prefer to keep the entire knife folded in your pocket, a shorter knife is a better choice. It is the rare instance that bigger is better when it comes to pocket knives.
If you type “pocket knives for women” into the Google search engine, you will get many results that include pink pocket knives. In fact, most of the results will feature pink pocket knives prominently. There is nothing inherently wrong with having a cute pocket knife. The team at Exquisite Knives wants to ensure you choose a knife based on the function of a design and not just the style of it. Blade shape is another aspect of design for you to consider as well. Will you be using the knife with gloves or bare-hand? Will you require a liner-locking mechanism for easier opening and closing function with your knife? These are all design questions for your to entertain before you buy your first (or next) pocket knife.
Price is relative. What is considered expensive to one person, may be reasonable to another. Generally speaking though, the most expensive pocket knife you can find may not be the best one for you. And, with knives, like handbags and shoes, you are paying for the brand name. However, that is not always the case. Another thing the price of pocket knife buys you is the quality of the steel used. Better quality steel costs more than functional steel that requires you to sharpen your knife on a regular basis. Examples of good quality steel include S30V and S35VN. Both types require less effort to sharpen and do not dull as easily as knives made from lesser quality steel. If sharpening your knife is not a concern, try a few mid-tier pocket knives. They will generally provide good performance even with the added maintenance.
Overall, the pocket knife that is best for you is the one you will want to carry with you on a regular basis. If you are a woman in the market for a pocket knife, or a man looking to surprise the woman in his life with a unique and useful gift, look beyond the sea of pink handles to truly find the one with the best design, price and size.