EDC: the Pocket Knife





Introduction: EDC: the Pocket Knife

About: Awesome Gear I've designed myself.

Life is full of little problems. Here are more then 20 solved by the humble pocket knife. Check out my EDC creations at my shop.

This particular knife is the Gerber Paraframe I - Serrated. I've carried it for several years. In my opinion it's the best choice for an EDC (EveryDay Carry) pocket knife.

Safety Caution: Knives can cause serious injury. Always handle a knife within your experience. Here are some good tips for knife safety.

Legal Caution: Many, if not all, jurisdictions have laws governing knives or any cutting implement for that matter. Check with local law enforcement before choosing a knife to everyday carry.

Step 1: How to One Hand Open a Pocket Knife

First things first. Here's a couple ways to open a knife.

Step 2: Bottle Opener

By using blade channel along with the blade you can easily open a bottle.

Step 3: Can Opener


Open a can by using the inside edge of the can as leverage.

Step 4: Wire Cutter / Stripper

Place the wire nearest the pivot point though still within the blade portion. Close the blade to cut the wire. To strip, roll the blade the over the wire. Use the tip of the blade against the handle to pull the sleeve off.

Step 5: Heavy Gage Wire Bending

This is for when you lock your keys in your car. Find a coat hanger and shape the end with the blade channel.

Step 6: Score Your Registration Sticker

Since you have a knife on you use it to score your registration sticker. That helps prevent the theft of it.

Step 7: Key Ring Opener

Spare your finger nails. Use your knife.

Step 8: Soda Can Opener

Just like the key ring, spare your finger nails.

Step 9: Emergency Window Punch

For when your car plunges into San Francisco Bay, use the hilt to bust your way out.

Step 10: Safety Cutter

Expose just enough of the blade to fit the cord. Close the knife as you cut.

Step 11: Paper Craft

Use the smooth edges of the knife handle to sharply crease paper. Use the blade to cut the crease.

Step 12: Splinter Removal

Place the edge of the blade against the spliter. Use your thumb against it to pull it out. Don't do this if your knife is razor sharp. Note: the splinter has been exaggerated for demonstration purposes.

Step 13: Door Stop

How many times have you told someone "let me back in". On your way out stick your knife in the jam. Let yourself back in.

Step 14: Door Knock

This is best used on heavy doors where your knuckle knock will be drowned out. Just be careful not to dent the door.

Step 15: Lazer Level

The curved handle has plenty of surface to level a laser line just right.

Step 16: Open a Package

Enough said.

Step 17: Paper Weight

Keep those top secret plans from blowing off the back of your car.

Step 18: Secret Message

Use the handle to impress a message on paper. A crayon reveals what you wrote.

Step 19: Hand Grip

For those times when that furniture edge is just a little too sharp for your hand.

Step 20: Staple Remover

Because when you need one you can't find it.

Step 21: Tire Valve

For when your changing out a bicycle tire.

Step 22: Fuse Puller

When you go on a trip pull out a few ignition fuses from your car. If it doesn't start it's harder to steal.  

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Thanks for reading.



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    Guess another mundane task that was forgotten is removing thorns from one`s trousers.

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    how practical is the swisschamp as an edc, im about to get one, so I want to know what to expect

    You just won't be able to open it one-handedly. Besides that, It's probably one of the best things on the market.
    Sometimes I call it a small survival kit, since it's got two blades, a saw, a chisel, pliers and fire (magnifying glass).
    Just love that little red dude!

    this is so useful ! I personally carry a victorinox spartan, but I just ordered a swisschamp, and I can't wait!! I like having all of the tools, rather than just a blade personally.

    Wow. i have learned a couple of things with this. I carry a Victorinox Spartan and thanks to Mr Wade Tarzia and his little pocket hook, it is really easy even in my office clothes.

    Some guys have commented on "taking care" of your knife. Well, it is a tool at the end of the day and I wont use a knife with special meaning or that was a gift in such a manner.

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    dude, I love my spartan, but I'm getting a swisschamp, idk what is better for edc

    that edge looks bad, touch it up sometime with a sharpening stone



    Curious have you ever used the hilt of a knife to break a car window? I've only ever heard about using an actual window punch. I know its completely possible, but at what cost especially if your car has driven into the bay.

    I have this knife and love it. Thanks for some new ideas on uses for it!

    ya you can do that do

    Gerber Paraframe I, definitely an excellent knife! A like it so much. I will put it in the best edc knife chart to make some comparisons with other popular knives. I always like to choose serrated blades, they have so many uses. Thanks for the share!

    You should make a insturtuble on how to make the bullet screws

    Did u make the lincence plate frame yourself