Tiny and Tough: Best EDC Folding Knives

These compact folding knives are high-quality and highly useful.

by posted on January 31, 2022
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Fox Knives Mini-TA
Ultra-concealable and highly useful, this micro-knife clips to a key ring or pocket so it’s always handy when you need it most. This high-quality minimalist knife was designed by Fox Knives, a company that has been producing award-winning products since the 70s. There’s an array of colors; some are bright for easy access or aesthetics and others are neutral to keep in line with the low-profile nature of the Mini-TA. foxcutlery.com

Benchmade Bugout
Slim, lightweight and elegant, the latest Bugout from Benchmade is turning heads. The detailed handle and black diamond-like coating on the blade give this everyday carry (EDC) cutting tool a sleek and distinguished aesthetic. The quality craftsmanship and premium M390 steel blade means that the functionality and longevity will live up to its posh exterior. Benchmade.com

Maniago Knife Makers (MKM) Isonzo
It’s small, fierce and always ready. The Isonzo has a ring for clipping to keys, a backpack or anywhere else you’ll need it. The grippy and lightweight handle makes it great for rugged use. Also highly pocketable, this is a great EDC folding knife because of its compact size and versatility. The stainless-steel blade features a stone washed finish to minimize scratching. Perfect for daily utility or outdoor excursions, the Isonzo is an adventurer’s best friend. mkmit.com

Spyderco McBee
This compact folding knife functions beautifully thanks to its exceptional design. This 1.52” blade packs a punch with impressive cutting power and precision. The original design that inspired this knife was created by Joseph McNees, a veteran U.S. Marine and custom knife-maker. Despite its small size, the McBee can be opened with one hand and features a lanyard hole so that you can carry it anywhere. Spyderco.com

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