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While it has evolved significantly over the years, the knife is still one of mankind's oldest and most important tools. It can be extremely useful - you can open clamshells and boxes with it, prepare food, cut ropes and fix things around the household, and it's no wonder why there are so many professions (such as hunters, butchers, fishers, military service members and others) carrying an EDC folding knife on them at all times.
Brad Zinker might not be as well-known as, say, Ken Onion — but there's still no denying just how spectacular his Urban Trapper design from Boker is. One of Best Folding Tactical Knife the brand's absolute thinnest everyday carry knives that still has a frame lock built into the handle, this is a gentleman's folder if there ever was one.

The big choil integrated into the blade and handle allows for a choke grip that lets you have fine control over the blade, but you can also take a more stand off approach and grasp the entirety of the grippy G10 handle scales with a more traditional hold as well.
This doesn't mean anti-corrosive blades will automatically have horrible edge retention but they will most likely not have as high a performance level as a blade that doesn't have anti-corrosive properties, given that both metal materials are of relatively the same quality.

Well, they're all pretty close in blade length with the Delica 4 being the shortest by a hair and they all come in a very similar form factor, however, the steel used for the blades are all different, making a significant difference in their performance and the jobs they handle well.
If you've read the reviews on the other Spyderco knives that we like, such as the Tenacious, then you'll be familiar with the form factor found here with the Delica 4. You get that familiar triangular drop point style blade with the oversized Spyderco hole punched.
We take one more stroll down Kershaw Lane with the Volt SS, a knife that's one of the most ridiculously attractive EDC knives and one that feels as good to hold as it does to look at. The steel at work in the blade is corrosion resistant, bead blasted, high-quality 410 stainless and that blade is a satisfying 3 ½” long to the tip, which features an aggressive point for piercing and rooting tasks.

A lot of quality flip out knives have adjustable pivot tension allowing you the option of tightening them, making them require lots of motion to flip out or even requiring you to pull them out, or loosening them, making them extremely easy and smooth to flip out with just a quick snap from your wrist.
You should ask yourself what would you like to use your pocket knife for, and what do you want it to do. Even though most of the modern EDC knives can do almost anything, you should know that some certain models are better suited for some particular jobs.
But everything else that makes this a great knife stays the same: the CPM-S35VN stainless steel blade and the beautiful 6Al4V titanium frame handle's quality set this knife apart from the standard mass-produced item you might find on shelves, and that impeccable attention to detail is available to you if you have the cash to spring for it.

But it's not just for show, as it features a sturdy titanium locking liner that will handle better over time compared to traditional stainless steel, which is good because you're going to want to carry this knife around with you long enough to see the beautiful patina that develops as the brass reacts to your skin and the environment as the years go by.
Commonly these materials are attached to the outside of stainless steel handle slabs called liners. The straight edge of this folding knife gives you the ability to bear down a bit harder on cutting tasks than you can with some other EDC knives (but if you do, be careful since this is not a full tang blade).

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