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The Pocket Knife Buyer's Guide

The Pocket Knife Buyer's Guide [Kindle Edition]

Steve Eason
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Why is it so hard to pick out a pocket knife?

When looking for a pocket knife, you are probably a lot like me. There are too many options to choose from and way to many types of blades. You probably spend more time just trying to figure out what all the terminology is in the first place. How are you supposed to know what a tanto blade is? Or where the belly of the knife is and why it's important. Or even what kind of steel is best for everyday use.

In the end this causes nothing but frustration and aggravation. But it's not your fault. When searching online for information, you find that it's poorly organized and difficult to get a straight answer.

That's where this guide helps. By the time you finish reading this guide you will know what a clip-point, tanto and drop-point blade is and you'll know which one is perfect for you.

This guide will help:

* Demystify the confusing terminology around pocket knives
* Help you to understand the many options that are available
* Save you time and money with clear information
* Relieve your frustration and aggravation
* And most importantly, help you find the best pocket knife for you

Not only that, we also cover:

* How many blades you should choose
* What type of blade is best for how you will use it
* What the makes each blade shape unique and it's advantages and disadvantages
* What type of steel it should be made of
* What kind of locks are available for pocket knives
* What material is best suited for the handle in the environment you will use it in

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 285 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars POCKET KNIFE BOOK 21 July 2013
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An excellent little book, very informative learnt a lot about knives,and which one to purchase. Recomend it to everyone
considering buying a pocket knife.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of info 21 Jan 2014
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Despite the fact that the book is designed to take you to their website there's a lot of detailed information about how to choose a pocket knife. Types of steel, blabe shapes, lock types and handle material are discussed. Very thorough.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Basic Introduction to Knives 16 Dec 2013
By Tradecraft - Published on
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The Pocket Knife Buyer's Guide by Steve Eason is full of useful information for those new to knives. Even though I have owned knives for years I picked up a few things that I did not previously know about knives. The book is an easy read, covers the main components of knives, and is to the point.

Chapters include:

Chapter 1: Why is it so hard to pick out a pocket knife?
Chapter 2: Number of blades
Chapter 3: Types of knives (Has good photos)
Chapter 4: Pocket Knife Blade Shapes (Would benefit from photos)
Chapter 5: Types of Steel
Chapter 6: Pocket Knife Locks
Chapter 7: Blade Handles
Chapter 8: Ready to Shop
Glossary of Knife Terms

The chapter on "Types of Steel" provides basic yet useful information on the common types of steel used in knives today. This is good information for those who are not familiar with steel and why certain steel is better than others.


+ I would like to see a linkable Table of Contents.
+ The pictures that are in the book are very high quality. This book would be improved with more pictures especially on blade shapes for those who have difficulty visualizing what they would look like.

Overall Assessment:

If you are new to the complex world of knives and would like to learn more information The Pocket Knife Buyer's Guide by Steve Eason is a great place to start. The information is basic and you are not overwhelmed with minutia.
5.0 out of 5 stars The pocket knife bible 18 Feb 2014
By Jeff S. - Published on
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If you are looking for a pocket knife this is the consumer reports type book that gives you the pros and cons.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Book, But It Needs a Table of Contents! 6 July 2013
By J. Robideau - Published on
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This book was a bit of a dry read, but contains some valuable information. The book isn't lengthy, so you won't have to persevere for too long. Amazon states that this book is estimated to be ~31 pages long. For $.99, I have no complaints with that length.

From blade shapes to handle materials, this book does a good job of defining the terms that you will encounter while shopping for a knife. I also particularly enjoyed the section on different types of steels. While I'm sure many enthusiasts can argue the classifications of the steels, I think the author did a good job of simplifying the subject for newcomers.

What really puzzles me is the lack of a Table of Contents. This is a reference book, but there is no way to quickly and easily reference the information in the book! I hope the author fixes this quickly.

In the end, I would recommend this book to friends who want to be able to understand the jargon involved in purchasing a knife.

If you enjoy reading about survival, prepping, and defensive tools, I also recommend Ultralight Survival: Make a Small and Light Bug Out Bag That Could Save Your Life for specific advice on creating the lightest and most efficient bug-out-bag possible.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 11 July 2013
By Mike - Published on
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The book is pretty simple. Cleanly written, very easy to read. If you have no knife knowledge this quick read will help out a lot
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