I’ve always carried a pocket knife. Even when I was just a little boy, before I was allowed to have a real one, I used to put a plastic “Rambo” knife in the elastic band of my shorts. It’s just a habit I’ve always had. But I was in the market for a new one and I came across this on the Gentlemint Reserve.
While I already have an everyday carry knife, I was looking for something to use while doing yard work or other small jobs. My EDC is great for casual usage. It’s small, lightweight, and can stay in my pocket without getting in the way of my cell phone. I wanted something with a larger blade for a work knife. I saw this one a thought I’d check it out. After giving it a try I liked it so much I thought I’d share.
The price was great and the knife was delivered quickly. The weight is good. Heavy enough to feel substantial, but not too bulky that it can’t be whipped around with one hand. The blade came pretty sharp from the factory. This one has a smooth edge although a serrated blade is available. The safety lock took some getting used to but after a while I really like it. The blade feels secure whether open or closed. Unless the safety is flicked and the lock is pressed, that blade isn’t moving. When they are lined up though, the action flows with ease. The handle looks nice and is very easy to grip. The multi-tool functions offer something a little extra. They are decent size but don’t lock into place like the blade. The driver heads are quick in a pinch, but not substantial enough to do any serious projects, as you would expect. I have a Gerber mutlitool, but unless you carry the sheath on your belt, it isn’t very convenient. The clip here is firm and slides over a pocket nicely. The slightly heavier weight helps you know when it is, and isn’t, there.
Overall I give the knife a strong recommendation. Well constructed from an established company and a great tool to have on you whether you’re knocking off a few “honey-do’s” around the house or tackling larger projects.
Here’s the specs & features:
- Fine edge
- 440 Stainless drop point blade
- Thumb stud one-hand opening
- Plunge (piston) lock
- Lanyard hole
- Cross point screwdriver
- Flat head screwdriver
- Bottle Opener
- Glass-filled nylon handle
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