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EDC Tiny Knife Roundup

If you know me at all, you know how obsessed I am with tiny things, and how I pride myself on being ready for anything at a moment's notice. I've got quite the collection of tiny things for travel and EDC, a collection which would be terribly incomplete without a useful variety of knives. Here are my favorites.

These are wonderful blades for every-day use and survival, but should be noted that tipped blades (blades with points) should NEVER be used during rescues.

This knife is a game changer and the ultimate in tiny.  Can you believe such a tiny knife both folds and locks? It attaches to a zipper pull and is easily accessed via a quick release buckle.

It's one of my favorite purchases and a knife I use almost every day. I use it frequently to open boxes, cut string and for other small tasks.
At a price point of right around $15, there's no reason not to have several.
Weight: 0.32 ounce
Closed length: 1.7"
Blade Length: .68"


CRKT Rsk MK5 $14.50


I keep this knife in my 'go anywhere' survival kit because it is so slim, short and light. While it is too small to tackle large survival demands, it comes razor sharp right out of the box and is perfectly capable of cutting rope, slicing meat and shaving twigs for kindling. I have even cut heavy weight leather with it. I found the sheath it came with too clunky for such a tiny knife, so I made a leather one for mine.

Weight: less than 1 ounce
Length: 3.8"
Blade type: 1.75" fixed drop point


SOG Snarl $32.50
The Snarl is a large scale production version of a knife designed by Jason Brous. It is a badass little tactical self-defense blade that comes in a nylon sheath designed to be worn in a wide variety of ways. Finger holes not only improve grip, but also keep the user from dropping the knife should they open their hands when defending themselves from attack. Jimping for the thumb also improves grip and reduces slip. I've worn mine on my belt, on my pack, hung around my neck, and clipped to my bra beneath my clothes. Eventually, I'll stonewash it so it isn't so bright.

Length: 4.3"
Blade: 2.3" fixed wharncliffe
Weight: 3.4 oz



The minimalist is available in five blade types: bowie, tanto, drop point, keramin, and wharncliffe to suit anyone's purpose or fighting style. It is designed to be worn as a neck knife and comes in a secure nylon sheath that comes with both a paracord for neck wear and a clip for wear on the hip. Finger grooves keep this small knife securely in the hand.
Length: 5" to 6.6"
Weight: around 1.5 ounces


This is the smallest, most useful multi-tool I own. It lives in my every day EDC bag that moves from dry bag, to day pack, to handbag as I move through activities and locations. It's actually pretty cute, although I do wish it had tweezers. If you're looking for a multi-tool to take on a backpacking trip, this is it.
Weight: 1.92 ounces
Length: 3"
Tools: spring pliers, wire cutter, knife, file, scissors, flat head, Phillips head, pry bar


This bladeless multi-tool is TSA approved, so you can still have the basics even while traveling. I like this tool because it gives me what I use often- pliers, tweezers and scissors- in a compact, travel friendly package. And its only 14 bucks.
Weight: 1.5 ounces
Length: 4"
Tools: spring loaded pliers, wire cutter, file, flat head, Phillips head, zipper pull, tweezers, scissors, bottle opener





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