When looking to buy a knife, there are a few things you should consider. There are many kinds of knives and each one serves a specific purpose. Knives come in all price ranges and sizes and it is important to know what you need from a knife before making your purchase. There are six common pocket and folding knives:
Multi-Blade Knives- A pocket knife with anywhere between two to one hundred different blades.
Pen Knives- A small, compact pocket knife. Inexpensive and useful for the camper or hunter who desires a portable knife that takes up very little room.
Advertising Knives- Used mainly as a marketing device to get a company some recognition. They are usually given away to promote the company or product and are printed with the name of the company or product on the handle.
Figural Knives- Similar to advertising knives, except that they are typically in the shape of an animal or person. They are intended for promoting something.
Character Knives- A combination of an advertising and figural knife. Usually used to market something and are designed with a pop culture theme. They are often “limited editions".
Miniature Knives- Smaller than a traditional knife. Can either be used for decoration or collection purposes, though they can also be used to cut as well.
Having a few good quality knives will make chopping up all your food a lot easier. Also, make sure you keep them sharp. Sharpen your knives regularly to make the prep work easier and more pleasant.
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