Posted by: SWGK Admin on Feb 4, 2011
According to users, one of the top rated pocket knives you can buy is the Applegate Fairbairn Combat Folder designed by Bill Harsey. Deemed the "Best American Made Knife" at the 1996 Annual International Blade Show, the Combat Folder has proven its worth over the years.
Featuring a patented roto-lock mechanism, easy one-handed opening and a 4.48 inch, double bevel, high carbon 420 stainless steel, the Combat Folder consistently ranks as one of the best pocket knives available.
Also designed by Harsey, a knife designer who has earned a number of awards in the industry over the years is the Gerber Air Ranger which Harsey calls, "the best clip folding knife I own." With a surgical steel clip point blade, this top rated pocket knife is designed for strength and durability.
Featuring a checkered aluminum handle, the Air Ranger offers a solid grip, even when wet. And with dual thumb-studs for easy opening with either hand, and a secure liner lock mechanism for added security, it's no wonder this is considered one of the best pocket knives available.
Another one of the top rated pocket knives is the Gerber Freeman Folder, the winner of the IWA "International Knife Award" in 2004. Featuring an open frame design for easy cleaning, a dependable finger guard for safety, an ergonomically designed handle for comfort and grip, and lacquered pear wood for beauty, this knife has it all.
Available in a fine edge drop point or a stronger gut hook blade style, this is called one of the best pocket knives because of its ability to "get the job done" according to Blade Magazine.
Another one of the top rated pocket knives is the Gerber Gator which one Blade Magazine's "Most Innovative Knife of the Year" award in 1991 when it was introduced.
With its advanced thermoplastic design and alligator skin textured handle, this top rated pocket knife offers strong, dependable comfort in a secure grip and ergonomic design. Available in seven styles including a clip point, drop point or gut hook blade in fine or serrated edges, every Gator Folder features Gerber's own lock-back mechanism to protect against injury.
Over the years Gerber has produced a number of top rated pocket knives that even their competitors consider worthy of respect as is evidenced by the number of awards they've won. And with each one offering top quality craftsmanship in addition to their innovative designs, it's no surprise that Gerber continues to rank highly among knife lovers worldwide.