My Favorite Pocket Knives
As a baby boomer, having a pocket knife was a sign of (manly) responsibility. In the 1950's, most young boys, including myself, owned them as early as five or six years old. I still have one or two old pocket knives from my childhood.
|I purchased this black plastic handled pocket knife in my early twenties when |
I started sailing. It has a single blade about 3 inches long. It was made
in the USA by Kabar and it is marked "1135". It is
described as a sailors rope jack knife.
|I purchased this Buck-brand knife (made in Idaho USA) around 1990. |
Note the very large slot through the blade for opening. It is very
slim and easily fits in your pocket. The
blade is 2-3/4 inches long.
Addendum - January 19, 2018
Since I originally wrote this blogpost, the is another pocket knife that I actually carry use most often during my sailing trips to the Bahamas.
|My currently most carried and used pocket knife was|
made by Gerber in Portland Oregon.
My new favorite is this Gerber and I appreciate the fact that it is American made. It has a rubber handle which seem very "grippy" and only costs about $50.
Also, I have recently found an excellent article by Reviews.com on their work to find the best pocket knife of 2018. They even provide links to purchase the pocket knives they recommend. While I have no experience with the pocket knives they considered, their methods are a lot more scientific than mine. It is worth a look!