Unless you’re a fictional action hero, finding a universal knife suited for a wide variety of applications isn’t as easy as it seems. You have to decide upon the right blade type, the proper type of blade steel, and the right tang, or portion of the blade that is anchored into the handle. But not to worry, we’ll give you the rundown on what type of blade to select for the right job, and we’ll even touch on the pros and cons of fixed vs. folding blade knives to see which suits you better.
If you’re hoping our recommended knife will be a giant action movie knife, you’re going to be sorely disappointed (although we think those are cool, they are just not very functional as a universal knife). However, if you’re in the market for a medium sized blade to carry with you every day, we’ll suggest some great options to help you find that everyday knife you can trust through thick and thin.
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