Camillus EDC3 Knife

Gearflogger reviews the Camillus EDC3 knife

Oooh, shiny little knife! And oh so handy, the Camillus EDC3 folding pocket knife is here to help. And at less than 3 ounces in your pocket it won't weigh you down.

The EDC stands for Every Day Carry, a catchphrase for the tactical crowd that refers to the stuff you should never leave home without. Depending on your level of risk-adversity – and good ole paranoia – that list of items could range from a clean pair of underwear to a crate of hand grenades.

For those of us on the saner end of the spectrum, a practical, lightweight folding knife is always useful. Camillus makes some nice blades and tools, and the EDC3 is optimized exactly as it should be with a 3 inch weather- and fingerprint-resistant carbonitride blade. The entire knife is just under 4 inches long closed and a little under 7 inches open, perfectly sized for everyday tasks like opening boxes and cutting cord. The latter function is made easy with the half serrated blade.

The AUS-8 Japanese stainless steel handle has numerous cutouts that increase grip and decrease weight. The blade itself opens with dual thumb studs and adjustable tension, and once extended the liner lock makes sure it doesn't fold until you want it to. The drop point design will work for everything from whittling to field dressing. A handy belt clip is nicely finished for smooth insertion and extraction into your pocket. Best of all, it's price is easy on the wallet.

$19.97 on Amazon



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