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I use a utility knife for EDC instead of a pocket knife. does 99% of what a pocket knife does and I don't have to worry about getting the blade dull.

most folding utility knives are a little bigger than a pocket knife. these are light duty and a lot smaller. disappear in my pocket.



HyperTough at walmart, was 10$ for a pack of 2




it's all stamped sheet metal and 1 screw. love the design. genius!


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Harbor Freight sells them for $6. I have one and like it as well as I like the Kobalt version. The biggest drawback to these knives is that they have no way to carry spare blades. With a diamond sharpener its easy to put and edge back on them.

 

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The top knife is an Outdoor Razorlite 3.5 EDC and comes with interchangeable blades. They can be resharpened multiple times.
The bottom knife is both worlds.

I'm pretty sure I have a Gerber version as well, hanging around in one of my car kits probably.
 

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Harbor Freight sells them for $6. I have one and like it as well as I like the Kobalt version. The biggest drawback to these knives is that they have no way to carry spare blades. With a diamond sharpener its easy to put and edge back on them.

No spare blade, but you can flip the blade for a second edge, and switch it to a regular utility knife when you get home. When I was working in college, I carried a utility knife alongside a locking folder. Not until the leather man wave come out did I drop the utility knife for a wave. After 9/11, I stopped carrying more than one knife- I fly way too much. I keep one of the folders on a lanyard In my suitcase ( never carried on board) for use when traveling- if nothing else to cut cable ties on cases holding real tools.
 

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Work in a warehouse,carry one 10 hrs a day.
I prefer the mid size matal ones,5-10$,that flip open and have a clip,as I have gloves on,makes it easier.I just reverse the blade,toss when dull,and grab a new blade.Ain't worth sharpening or having onboard spares when I have a 100 pak 10 feet away.
Might use it 25-100 times a day,the hinge and lock get loose after 4 months,or I lose it somewhere,so I have extras.
Does everything I need except pry or clean my fingernails,have a cheap folding locker for that.
 
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