|My latest everyday knife. A nice little Gerber,|
given to me by my Dad, Dave.
I have so many pocket knives that I don't know where all of them are. But, I always have one in my pocket (unless I'm in a hurry leaving and forget to grab it, later invariably suffering the ridicule of my wife when she needs it). Over the years I've carried a wide variety of styles, brands, and price levels of knives. I've come to realize that my favorites for everyday carry are the cheaper ones. Not the flea-market variety, mind you, but the cheap good ones. They serve well, typically hold up better than expected, and because they aren't $200 Benchmades, don't leave you hesitant to use them for the dirtier tasks that might cause them to mar or break.
|The proper way to use a pocket clip.|
Don't hang your knife on the outside.
I prefer a pocket clip, easy one-hand opening, and a partially serrated blade for my everyday pocket knife. The clip allows it to be quickly accessible in case of need as a defensive tool, as well as the one-hand opening. The partial serration means it will rip through things like zip-ties more easily, and leave the non-serrated part of the blade sharper for more precision use. You may have other preferences, and equally well thought out reasons. Regardless of those, if you don't have a cheap everyday knife, get one, and carry it!