Pocket knives are a popular and practical tool for various reasons, from an essential camping or outdoor pursuits tool to a simple tool that you keep to hand that can prove useful in other situations. There are many name variations that pocket knives are known as, including flick knives, switchblades, folding knives, penknives, and many more type-specific names. RS Components offer folding pocket knives with high-quality steel blades that will fit comfortably in your pocket, wherever you take them from industry-leading brands and names synonymous with multitools such as Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman, Gerber, Stanely and many more.
Multi-Tools are similar to pocket knives in that they can fold up to fit comfortably in your pocket or sit discreetly in your tool kit but feature more tools than just knife blades. This means they can act as many tools at once, freeing up space in your tool kit or on your tool belt for other specific pieces of kit. Multi-tools can have anything from a few to numerous tools, featuring attachments such as corkscrews, pliers, can openers, scissors, wire strippers, screwdrivers, tweezers and even nail files! Some multi-tools even feature fish scalers and hook disgorgers, proving there really is something for everyone.
Pocket knives and multi-tools vary in size, so it is important to know the space you will have available before you look into buying either. The intended application will also affect the suitability of the right tool for you – while it can be impressive to have as many tools as possible on one handy little device, it's best to stick to what you will actually need.
Multi-tools can be especially handy on camping trips, hikes, or other outdoor pursuits, such as fishing. Others can prove invaluable to DIY-ers, giving them everything they need in one ready-to-go tool. Pocket knives and multi-tools are also popular for outdoor sports, hobbies, crafts, and general-purpose use.
You must be over 18 to purchase pocket knives or multi-tools.