If you’re in the market for a pocket knife, here are my suggestions:
- Swiss Army Cadet ($30)
- Ontario Rat II with D2 ($40)
- Drop x Ferrum Forge Gent ($100)
- Benchmade Bugout ($115)
- Chris Reeve Sebenza ($375)
I’ve owned and used all of these (and many more that didn’t make the list).
If you’re new to the knife world, I suggest choosing between the Cadet and Rat II. They’re very different from one another.
If you’re handy with a knife and are ready for a high quality option, go with the Gent or Bugout. I carry a Gent almost every single day.
If you want the best of the best, you can’t go wrong with a Sebenza. I used to carry this every day, but I’ve since put it in storage to protect it (while my kids are young).