Scout Compact Utility Blade
One of the first and most important considerations in choosing a knife is its blade. It determines price, resilience, edge retention, and gives you an overall idea of how hard it will be to maintain the knife. Having a replaceable blade on an EDC knife removes a lot of the headache of long-term costs of ownership, keeping it sharp and ready with a new edge even when the edge gets damaged or broken. Sure, you could get any old box cutter from the hardware store, but for a little more panache and style, enter Scout Leather Co.'s latest Kickstarter project, the Compact Utility Blade (CUB).
A minimalist and compact take on the everyday cutter, the CUB uses the standard utility blades purchasable from most DIY shops. Its housing makes use of grade 5 titanium to keep things strong but light, and its sliding activation button uses low-friction brass for smooth operation. Designed with EDC in mind, the CUB measures under 3” and accommodates either a pocket carry via a titanium clip or retrieval through a lanyard/bead attachment. No space is wasted on the handles either, with a bottle opener, flathead screwdriver, and pry tip integrated into the design.
There's a little under two weeks left in campaign, so if you're in need of a sleek, lightweight, and low maintenance addition to your knife rotation, check out the Scout Compact Utility Blade at the link below.