My Real EDC Knives Look A Lot Like Dad's
While I have favorite pocket knives that are bigger, cooler, or more "whatever", the small folder riding in the bottom of my left front pocket is usually one of these. Most are imports, only the little Case Mini Blackhorn is American made. The Buck, Schrade, and SOG knives all give good service though, and ride easily in my pocket.
Taking the picture of my knives made me take out my Dad's old pocket knives for a group photo. He passed away in 2009, but I have them on a shelf in my "man-cave" where I can see them. He preferred inexpensive little blades he wouldn't care about in case of loss or breakage. They came from China, Japan, and Ireland.
It's funny. I carried big knives as a young man but lately I seem to be taking the same path as my father.