Father’s day is coming up fast. You want to give dear old Dad something he’ll appreciate and use every day while not dipping too deeply into your ammo budget. Here’s an easy choice — everyone needs a good everyday carry knife. Or another one.
I never leave the house without a blade in my pocket and neither should you…or your pop. So here are five good, basic, very functional everyday carry knives that you can afford to give and your Dad will be happy to own.
Ka-Bar Dozier Folding Hunter
The Dozier is one of the most versatile EDC knives you can get for the money. It features a 3-inch AUS8 steel blade and the Zytel grip comes in a number of color choices. For about $26 you can’t go wrong.
Price = $26.24
Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite
The Mini Tuff Lite has Cold Steel’s dependable Tri-Ad lock, keeping its 2-inch 4034 stainless blade firmly in place when open.
Price = $29.74
The SOG Traction has a tuff lockback mechanism and a 3.5-inch 5CR13Mov clip point blade.
Price = $29.96
5.11 Mini Icarus
The 5.11 Mini Icarus liner lock folder has a 3-inch blade made of 8Cr13Mov steel.
Price = $32.00
Ontario RAT II
The immensely popular RAT-II liner lock folder features a 3-inch AUS-8 stainless steel bald and a nylon handle. The RAT folder comes in a variety of styles including different blade and handle colors.