What Are the Best Wallet Knives?

Depending on how familiar you are with the knife community, it may or may not surprise you to learn that a lot of people carry more than one knife with them every day.  Even Nutnfancy, poster boy for the YouTube knife community, espouses carrying multiple blades every day.

Victorinox Swisscard Lite
Victorinox Swisscard Lite

There are different reasons for this: sometimes it’s a work consideration, sometimes it’s done for self-defense; but most often, it’s done simply for the sake of preparedness.   Carrying what’s called a “back-up blade,” is never a bad idea, especially if that knife is super small, super lightweight, and unobtrusive.

When it comes to fulfilling these criteria, as a category, none does it better than the Wallet Knife.  This is kind of a broad category, but there are five main characteristics I look for in a wallet knife:

  • Light weight
  • Super thin profile
  • Useful blade shape and size
  • Decent steel
  • Durable design

The most commonly seen wallet knives are what are called credit card knives (knives literally shaped like a credit card to fit easily into a wallet), and while they are good they aren’t the only options.  In fact, once you start looking, you’ll find that there are tons and tons of knives that could be called a wallet knife.

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