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Good EDC knives can take care of many needs on the trail, like cutting, digging, and prying, and can also be used in daily tasks such as opening those Amazon packages. Here are some EDC knives you should consider. 

Kershaw DuoJet

Kershaw DuoJet knife

  • Type: Folder
  • Overall Length Open: 7.75 in.
  • Overall Length Closed: 4.5 in.
  • Blade Length: 3.25 in.
  • Weight: 4.8 oz.
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating
  • Handle Material: Stainless steel, titanium carbo-nitride coating, dual carbon-fiber inlays front

MSRP: $52

kershaw.kaiusaltd.com

CRKT Prequel

CRKT Prequel knife

  • Type: Folder
  • Overall Length Open: 6.56 in.
  • Overall Length Closed: 3.87 in.
  • Blade Length: 2.72 in.
  • Weight: 3.8 oz.
  • Blade Material: 8Cr14MoV
  • Handle Material: Glass-reinforced nylon

MSRP: $70

crkt.com

Ruger LCK

Ruger LCK EDC knives

  • Type: Folder
  • Overall Length Open: 7.38 in.
  • Overall Length Closed: 4.16 in.
  • Blade Length: 3.22 in.
  • Weight: 2.7 oz.
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13M0V steel, black oxide finish
  • Handle Material: Glass-reinforced nylon

MSRP: $49.95

ruger.com

Spyderco Lil’ Native

Spyderco Lil’ Native EDC knives

  • Type: Folder
  • Overall Length Open: 5.92 in.
  • Overall Length Closed: 3.47 in.
  • Blade Length: 2.45 in.
  • Weight: 2.5 oz.
  • Blade Material: CPM S30V
  • Handle Material: G10

MSRP: $180

spyderco.com

Tops Knives Backup

Tops Knives Backup knife

  • Type: Fixed Blade
  • Overall Length: 5 in.
  • Blade Length: 2.38 in.
  • Weight: 1.6 oz.
  • Blade Material: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Handle Material: 1095 RC 56-58

MSRP: $75

topsknives.com

Gerber Obsidian

EDC knives Gerber Obsidian

  • Type: Folder
  • Overall Length Open: 7.06 in.
  • Overall Length Closed: 4.13 in.
  • Blade Length: 3 in.
  • Weight: 4.6 oz.
  • Blade Material: 440
  • Handle Material: Glass-reinforced nylon

MSRP: $43

gerbergear.com

 

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the May/June 2020 print issue of Tread Magazine

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