How to Choose a Good Knife

| July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
On the left is the knife I got Becca for her b...

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When shopping for a knife the hardest part is to figure out where to begin. Whether you are going to use your knife for food preparation, work, or outdoor uses knowing the best knife for the job isn’t easy for a newcomer.

When you start to shop for a knife it’s important to know they can be sold in sets or by the piece. Those sold individually are called open stock. The reason you would buy a knife open stock is you may not want to spend too much until you know more about the knives you need.

Not knowing much about knives you may want to experiment with different brands or types of knives. You may have a specific purpose and exploring the different types of knives will help you learn more overall.

When choosing a good knife you need to look at the materials it is constructed with. A knife constructed with high-carbon steel like a gerber knife will last long and have great strength. Spending your money on a quality knife, constructed with quality materials will give your knife a long life.

There are a wide variety of knives available. As many different tasks that there are, there is a knife to perform that task. The construction materials, type and design of the blade allows the knife to be job specific. A spyderco knife is a type of knife designed for every need possible. Choosing your knife became a lot easier because there is a specific knife for the job you need done.

Knives used for work or outdoor activities usually are of the folding kind. A good folding knife like a boker knife has the quality design needed to lock in place and not accidentally fold up. It’s important when choosing your knife that you look for design systems that will not allow you to be hurt.

You can buy a knife in all price ranges and quality. If you are using the knife for yourself or giving it as a gift why not purchase a durable well made design. Stay out of the discount stores and cheap retail outlets. Do your shopping at a specialty store that specializes in knives. Find a place where the people can answer your questions and are trained in the product. There they will be able to answer your questions and guide you in the selection of the proper knife.


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