LIGHTWEIGHT FOLDING KNIVES
Lightweight Folding Knives
A folding knife isn’t particularly heavy in and of itself. But when you consider your daily loadout of keys, wallet, smartphone, concealed pistol, holster, extra magazine, and — well, you get the picture.
So, we’re balancing the pros and cons of lightweight folding knives which, for the sake of argument, we’ll call anything 3 ounces or lighter.
A lighter folder won’t bog you down as much as a hefty one. Plus, it tends to be made of fewer components to keep the weight down, so it takes up less pocket real estate.
On the flip side, a tool that weighs next to nothing doesn’t provide sufficient leverage for heavy-duty chores. And there’s something to be said about accidental droppings. No, we’re not talking about “sharting.” We mean letting it slip from our hands. Don’t believe you’ll drop something so precious regardless of its weight? Ask yourself this:
Have you ever dropped your 6-ounce iPhone while relaxing at home? Compare that to the number of times you’ve dropped a 3-pound hammer while working on a project.
Of course, you should always pick the right tool for the job. There’s no shame in leaving a beefy knife at home should your task call for something more petite. Perhaps one of these low-carb options here will fit a specific need you might soon have.