Knives used to be known only as a kitchen tool. As the decades progressed, it has become more and more established as an everyday tool that can be useful for a lot more than just slicing tomatoes. Recently, folding knives have become very popular for many reasons. One of the biggest one is they are very easy to conceal and carry on a regular basis which makes them useful for a lot of tasks. From opening delivery boxes in the office or defending yourself when needed, EDC knives today have a whole underground culture and following. So here are three of the very best EDC knives out there from three of the best known knife makers.
Spyderco Paramilitary 2
Spyderco is no stranger to EDC knives and as one of their guiding principle being perfection; it is no wonder why they have become almost synonymous to top quality folders. “No more than necessary; no less than perfect.”, this is one of their principles when designing and producing any folder and the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is one of the finest examples of such a motto.
As most of you are probably thinking, the PM2 is the successor to the Paramilitary which was one of the biggest hits in 2004. The Paramilitary is a great knife on its own respect but the PM2 is better. Spyderco aims to continually improve and the PM2 is the result of that. The PM2 comes in at 3.75 ounces with a 3.44 inch long, 0.15 inch thick S30V stainless steel with a 4.8 inch long, 0.5 inch thick handle with skeletonized stainless steel liners and G-10 scales. The PM2 is designed with strength and dependability in mind. With the Paramilitary 2, Spyderco has made one of the very best EDC knife in the world.
Benchmade 940 Osborne
When we talk about knife perfection and the top knife makers in the world, you simply cannot finish the list without mentioning Benchmade. And when you talk about Benchmade’s best knives, you simply cannot bypass the 940 Osborne. Designed by the legendary Warren Osborne, the 940 Osborne has been around since 2000 and has been a steady high-grossing EDC knife for Benchmade. As with most high-end EDC knives, the 940 Osborne has a 3.4 inch long and 0.11 inch thick reverse tanto S30V stainless steel blade. The knife’s handle gives you that ideal combination of safety and strength that makes you feel confident that you can grip it anyway you want and still get to do whatever it is you were trying to.
The 940 Osborne comes in at a mere 2.9 ounces but do not let its weight fool you. It is a heavy contender and an overall performer when it come everyday knife tasks. As they say, nothing is perfect in this world but the 940 Osborne sure does come close.
Zero Tolerance 0350
When it comes to the best EDC knife available to man, the Zero Tolerance 0350 is no pushover. The 3.25 inch long full flat grind S30V stainless steel blade is coated with Tungsten DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) that not only improves the S30V’s already impression corrosion and wear resistance, it also minimizes reflection and friction drag of the blade. The fact that it makes the blade look a thousand times cooler is just a great bonus. The ZT 0350 also comes with stainless steel liners with G-10 textured scales makes the handle virtually “slip-proof” and the heavy jimping on the pummel and the top of the handle gives you that added control and safety for times when you need to exert just a bit more force. All in all, it is simply one of the very best EDC knives in the world.