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Which Knife is Right? – How to Integrate a Blade Into Your EDC

Knives. They’re an essential part of many people’s everyday carry (EDC), but are they essential for you? In this guide to incorporating a blade into your carry, we’re cutting it up about all sorts of knives, and reasons to (or not to) carry them.

If you’re a complete novice when it comes to knives, this guide will help you to decide what may be right the type of blade for you to integrate into your EDC, and why. If you’re already a blade boss, then we hope this piece at least puts you onto some great makers of knives that you can use to inform your next purchase.

Why Carry a Blade?


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Millions of people carry a knife with them every day and for good reason, they’re incredibly useful. For thousands of years, humanity has relied on these implements to serve basic cutting needs, among other uses.

There are countless ways you can use a knife at home, at work, or out in the wild. Outdoorsy types know the value of a good blade while on the trail or while camping. You can cut wood for fires into kindling, cut and prepare meals/food, debone/clean fish and game, cut ropes/cords to length, etc. You probably shouldn’t be alone in nature without a knife.


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