Choose a folding knife
First you need to decide what you are going to buy a folding knife for. Use it on fishing, or in everyday life, in the country to shave something, or keep in the car in case of something. Or do you need a gardener’s knife to work on your personal plot. It defines almost everything. From the price of the goods to the required quality. On the shelves of specialized stores you can see placers of various types of knives. With various grades of steel, various forms of handles and blades. Moreover, most of the Chinese production, designed for an inexperienced buyer who does not need this knife for hard work. Since it is not suitable for heavy use. Sharpening will go quickly and no one is responsible for the quality of the folding mechanism. But such knives cost between two hundred and three hundred rubles. That does not hit the pocket and it is not a pity to lose it. Gardeninox garden knife
However, in stores they confidently sell “Chinese” and more expensive. Within five hundred rubles. It’s worth considering purchasing. Since it’s possible to buy a knife much better for this price. In this case, pay attention to the blades produced by Kizlyar. Simple models a number of “NSC” will give a big head start to the “Chinese”. With a plastic (not bad quality) handle. Such a knife will make you much more happy and will be very pleasant to use, for example, on barbecue. However, opening cans with them is still not recommended. Otherwise, you risk crush the cutting edge, break off the tip. Opening tin cans is not its purpose. As well as the use of much more expensive models is not suitable for this purpose.
Here it is necessary to take into account the properties of steel. Blades made of so-called damask steel are very common. They are not cheap. And from this they do not become better than others. These are highly specialized products. They do not tolerate sharp bends, and, due to the presence of hydrocarbon steels, are subject to corrosion wear even during leisurely operation. It is not recommended yet to take it for fishing. Since it is assumed that there you will not be able to properly care for the product from Damascus steel. And such knives for themselves require a lot of care. Much more than the rest. In general, Damascus is a composite steel. That is, in simple terms, steel consisting of a package of different steels. To achieve the desired effect. Increased resilience, for example. But it should be borne in mind that when a greater effect is achieved in one, the quality in the other decreases. Damascus steel is difficult to classify by common properties. This must be done as intended.
If you want to use the purchased knife for domestic needs and use it as long as possible, then you will have to abandon Chinese models of unknown manufacturers. In principle, in hardware stores you can always find knives manufactured by Stayer. Costing about three hundred rubles. Steel is standard stainless. The price / quality ratio is quite acceptable. This can safely be kept in a car for rare use. And when you suddenly get it out of the glove compartment or tool bag, which has been lying in the trunk for a year, you will not find traces of rust on it and you can apply it without delay. This is an important point. They are quite convenient (like household knives) have an initially acceptable sharpening and are relatively resistant to shocks. But I bought it from the category – I forgot. For everyday wear / use, the approach to buying a knife becomes more thorough. The main thing is the purchase by you personally in the store. Without orders in online stores. Because it is necessary to select according to several criteria. Such as convenience (you can’t check without careful feeling), workmanship (everything is clear here, live flaws in the assembly, sharpening and other things are easier to see than the pictures on the store’s website). Here, of course, everyone chooses for himself. Depending on the price, the quality also changes.
Buying a knife for several thousand rubles, you get a thing with a perfectly fitted Swiss Army knife Victorinox details, excellent sharpening and quality. For example Victorinox. Well-known company. Or Spyderco, which will cost you no less than two thousand rubles. It is generally accepted that expensive knives (more expensive than a certain face value) are the destiny of lovers of the knife industry. This is partly true. When purchasing a folding knife, pay attention to the manufacturer. And let it be at least once the names flashing before your eyes (for example, “Kizlyar”) of the company are more or less responsible for the quality and are able to maintain it. You do not buy a cat in a poke. Which every time after use will have to update the cutting edge. Which on the very first day the backlash of the blade is detected and the lock breaks. The arms, of course, will have improved ergonomics, comfortable sub-finger recesses for impact work. When choosing a folding knife, the most important criterion is knowing and understanding what you need it for.