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Sep 3, 2020
How to choose the best pocket knife - quicks tips and buying guide

It is not an exaggeration to say that pocket knives are one of the most useful tools that everyone should have. It has been an irreplaceable tool in cutting our foods, saving us from car accidents, helping us to accomplish other innumerable tasks in the house and outdoors. So you might be thinking that if it has been with us for a million years, then picking one should not be a problem. Why do we need a buying guide to purchase the best mens pocket knife?

Well, since they have been around for so long, they’ve evolved into a wide variety of styles and models, which means you can have thousands of options to choose from. This diversity might be a joy to shop around, but once you feel the need to purchase one, you might keep asking yourself: “what is the best pocket knife?” Our buying guide will help you to answer this question yourself. Let’s dive right in!

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1. Choose the right number of blades

For first-time buyers, getting confused with various types of blades is inevitable. So our tip is do not get bogged down on these categorisations, as there are basically two key types of pocket knives: single-blade and multi-blade. If you’re keen on a compact, lightweight model, go with the former as they’re usually designed with great simplicity and convenient size. More importantly, most of them have unique locking mechanisms that ensure they are sturdier for demanding tasks.


Multi-blade pocket knives give you the variety of three or four blades to handle different jobs in one tool. The best Pocket knife reviews always include both models in their list, so you will not face any difficulties picking either a single-blade or multi-blade pocket knife of your choice. What if you need more than just a knife in your pocket? Well, Swiss Army Knife is one of the best pocket knives in the world that include a blade, tweezers, can openers, scissors, corkscrews, just to name a few.

2. Pay attention to the blade’s material

Pocket knives are usually made from either stainless steel or carbon. Stainless steel is not as tough as carbon but it is usually added with chromium, which means the blade has better corrosion resistance. A carbon-made knife tends to have a sharp edge, and they are more durable compared to those made from stainless steel. However, users need to take better care of this type of knife as it is prone to corrosion. Also, carbon steel blades are more expensive than its stainless steel counterparts.

3. Know which locking mechanisms suit you


  • Liner locks: if you’re pursuing minimalism in all your portable tools, then this type of lock for your pocket knives would be a good fit. You can open and close its side-spring lock with one hand, allowing you to handle multiple tasks with ease.
  • Frame locks: are suitable for users with extra need for security as its two sides’ handles are made of thick steel, which means the blade is locked securely.
  • Collar locks are circular collars around the bottom of the blade to keep it locked.
The bottom line

So what are the top rated pocket knives? While buying which model or brand is a matter of personal preferences, knowing how many blades you’ll need, paying attention to the blade’s material and the types of lock are three first critical steps in purchasing the right knife for your needs. If you find this post useful, click our like or share button.
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Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
Are you carrying over any parts from your existing build? Like case, power supply, heatsink, etc? I see you're willing to spend on a chassis and different PSU, but good wire management can help. What is your current case/chassis?

As far as parts coming out, yes. Nvidia is releasing a new generation of GPUs this month. AMD shortly after so that aspect will change. CPUs not so much.

So what do you use your PC for, primarily? Is this a gaming machine, work and gaming? what is work? etc.


Senior Member
Dec 18, 2000
For a gaming PC, the centerpiece of the build is the GPU. If you want to keep the price closer to $800, look at the new nVidia RTX 3070. If you're willing to go to the $1,600 top of your range, look at the RTX 3080. Allow $500 for a 3070 or $700 for a 3080.

I agree with the ATX sized case for better airflow and heat dissipation at a reasonable price. You can pick a decent Fractal Design Focus G Black for $50 and a Seasonic 850W modular PSU for just $110 right now. That's a good start for just $160 total.

A 500GB NVMe M.2 drive goes for $75 or so, but you need to determine your storage needs.

AMD or Intel is your choice, either is fine for a gaming CPU. Right now for gaming, Intel has a slight edge but Ryzen 3 is on the horizon and will be in play by the end of the year. For now, plan for an 8 core/16 thread CPU (Intel i7-10700 or Ryzen 7 3700X) for $300 to $325, with a mid range motherboard Z490 or X570 motherboard for $150. So $450 to $475 there.

For either you want an 8GB x 2 RAM set for $75 or so. A 16GB x 2 RAM set will set you back $115. You should go for either DDR4-3200 or DDR4-3600 speed.

So you can get a 3070 build with 16GB RAM done for $1,300 while a 3080 build with 32GB RAM will push your $1,600 limit.