I don’t want to call this a ‘Southern’ thing, but carrying a pocket knife is something I associate with gentlemen in the South. My Granddad always carried one – he wouldn’t leave the house without it. My dad carries one, has one in his car, and another one in his golf bag (they rotate). Carrying a pocket knife has been passed down the family tree, and I’ve inherited the habit.
I like to think of them as a problem solver – not just pocket decoration. Part screwdriver, part box opener, part nail file…the options are limitless. My preference is for something on the smaller side when closed (~3.5″) so it isn’t too bulky. It’s important to get a good knife that stays sharp – it may be more expensive, but worth the money in the long run. There is nothing worse than a dull knife.
Already got a good knife? Give one as a gift. It’ll go a long way.
Here are some great options: