Also known as a folding knife or jack-knife, the key characteristic of a pocket knife is that it should be highly portable and able to fit in, wait for it, yes a pocket. When closed they can be carried around safely. Its a generic term that groups together a couple of different pocket knife types which we describe in more detail below.
Simple Pocket Knife
The simplest pocket knives have a pivoted folding blade that is held in place either by a spring, a tensioning screw. Note: these should not be considered locking knives and should be avoided for all but the lightest tasks. Most have one blade.
There are hundreds of different survival knives on the market: spear points, trailing swage, double edged, drop point, tanto blade, deep belly, hollow grind. Whatever knife you decide to choose, there are a number of quality characteristics you should look for.
Swiss Army knives took the world by storm a few decades ago. They were so popular, and so useful that the term ” Swiss Army knife” is now applied to describe all sorts of collections of useful items. And not just tools like the original Swiss Army Knife.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first. I’m not a tea snob. I do know that tea tastes better when it is brewed from fresh loose leaves. I realize that to get the best taste, the leaves need room to unfurl as the steep. And I know that tea bags are often filled with stale, low quality leaf dust that bears little of the nuance and deep flavor of the whole leaf. BUT I am also a fan of keeping things simple.