The Best Tactical Folding Knives and Pocket Knives for Everyday Use

The best knife is the one in your pocket when you need it. 

Matt Jones

Manager - D.M.A. Inc. 

Among enthusiasts, there have been many heated debates concerning what constitutes a great tactical folding knife. When discussing folding knives and what makes it the best, the same sort of open ended questions come up time and time again. Is it the steel that the blade is made of? Surgical stainless or high carbon alloy? Maybe it’s the blade style, or added features, like seat belt cutters, glass breakers, flash-lights, built in sharpeners. Is it the designer, or country of origin?  If you ask me, who cares?  The answer should be phrased more like a question. Do you like it? If the answer is yes, then it’s a great knife. 

Does the fisherman, need the same knife as the dear hunter? Does a Chef, need tactical folding knives? (Well,,, I guess it depends on the restaurant.) With so many thousands of styles, sizes, configurations, and manufacturers out there on God’s wonderful earth, wouldn’t it be impossible to ever really say with any closure what the best tactical folding pocket knives are?  Sure some are made from higher end materials, and some claim to hold an edge longer than others, but at the end of the day the best folding knife is your favorite pocket knife, its the individual’s preference that makes it the best knife, and that’s what makes them all so great! 

My personal collection consists of dozens of knives. Some of them were cheap, and some of them…not so cheap, but there’s something that I liked well enough to bring home about each one of them. But, for my compact everyday carry knife, you won’t likely catch me using the expensive ones. Sure its fun to bring one along from time to time, but I’d hate for it to fall out of my pocket somewhere and be lost to the lucky finder, or worse yet, found by someone who had no idea what they had. So what do I carry every day?  I carry an inexpensive MTech U.S.A. Marines knife that I’ve had for years.  Is it better than my more expensive knives?  Not really, but I’ve been carrying it almost daily for over 10 years and it’s still going strong. I just run it across the sharpening stone when it needs it, and then we get right back to work.  The funny thing is that I think I might be more upset over losing the MTech, than I would be for one of my more expensive pocket knives.  So does that make my MTech a great knife? You bet it does!   

So if you’re in the market to stock some great knives I urge you to check us out at  D.M.A. has everything from Tactical folding knives, to Fixed blades, and even hard to find self defense, and rich utility knives.  Whether it’s a folding knife for self defense, or something more specialized, there’s a good chance that you’ll find what you’re looking for at D.M.A. Inc. 



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