Best-edc-knives

The 5 Best EDC Knives on a Budget

These are our picks for the best EDC knives you can buy this year if you’re on a tighter budget. They’re knives that time and time again answer the question "What knife should I buy?" The hundreds of appearances of these knives in carries on the site over the years speak for themselves. Even better: these knives are all under 3", making them a safe EDC choice for most parts of the world where larger knives are prohibited.

The Best Pocket Knives Under $350

A symbol of preparedness, the pocket knife is widely regarded as a staple of everyday carry (EDC) gear. A knife is like a truck – just having one expands the kinds of things you can get done. Most EDCers will use a knife for general utility: opening packages, cutting thread, or mild food preparation. A 3” blade and most types of locks will be sufficient to perform these tasks. Choosing the right EDC knife and budgeting a purchase can be daunting. We’ll save you the headache of the trial-and-error process of the upgrade treadmill and present our favorite EDC knives under $350 in the first installment of Carry Smarter.