The problem is that knives have been around for thousands of years. So there is very little that is really new out there. A knife is a low tech tool. So when you review the various designs ask your self is this new handle design, material or blade style really going to improve what I want to do with the knife. Don't get caught up in this year's shiny new model.

Now after you think about and you decide there is nothing wrong with the two or three knives you are thinking of considering, you then proceed to select one based which one looks and feels the best to you. Here is where the emotional connection comes in.


Knife collecting is fun but think before you buy. This way you do not end up having five or ten knives in a drawer gathering dust or on eBay selling for half the price you paid for them.


Now, afterwards several decades of on-the-job testing, I accept narrowed my adaptation knife choices down to three:


Swiss Army Knife Classic: I was accustomed a Archetypal in 1994. Immediately, I went from apprehensive what adequate the backcountry little knife could be, to apprehensive how I anytime got alternating afterwards it!


Measuring 2-1/4 inches long, and belief one ounce, the Archetypal contains all the archetypal Swiss Army tools, including a baby cast for cutting, a brace of mini scissors, a attach book with a screwdriver tip, a toothpick, tweezers, and a key ring.


The Archetypal is a admired with the failing backpacking crowd. I ran into a through ambler on the Pacific Crest Trail endure summer, abreast Elk Lake, Oregon, and the abandoned knife she'd agitated aback Mexico was a Classic. She claimed it was all she needed.


The Archetypal goes everywhere with me, including hunting camps, but it is in actuality not the abandoned knife I carry. Alternating with a bigger sheath knife, the two knives can handle everything. Of the accoutrement in the Classic, you'll acquisition yourself appliance the tweezers and scissors the most. In fact, you'll acquisition the Archetypal is account accustomed just for the superb tweezers!