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The 10 REAL REASONS YOU NEED A POCKET KNIFE (Like…Right Now)

The 10 REAL REASONS YOU NEED A POCKET KNIFE (Like…Right Now)

David Spielman
10 minute read

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Layer Cake“Look at all this everyday carry. Good stuff, for sure, but it’s missing a really good pocket knife.”

Look. We understand. You’ve seen and read the “Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife” article before. Hey, maybe you even read one right here. A little pocket knife history over here, a little of something else about pocket knives over there. Insert yada, yada, yada about the versatility, the durability, the utility, the functionality, the personal style (oh boy, that personal style), the aesthetic, the unique design, the one-of-a-kind details, the high-quality materials, the occasional customizable feature, and voila! The article is over.

This, fellow gents, is not that article. No, no. See we already know that you, everyone else, and everyone else’s mother should own a pocket knife. It’s a given.

You already know that the pocket knife has been around in one form or another for time immemorial, constantly evolving in ways that allow the item to become increasingly transportable and useful in a pinch.

You already know that you can use a good pocket knife in so many different and clever ways.

You already know that no matter what the job, a pocket knife is the right tool for the job.

We. Get. It. Loud and clear. That being, we’re still not your typical EDC marketplace here at Gallantry. When you shop with us, you shop with everyday carry family – and you better believe that we keep our family in the loop about the 10 REAL REASONS that you ABSOLUTELY NEED to pocket knife up not yesterday, not the day before that, but RIGHT NOW!

C’mon! Let’s do this, baby! Whoo! Game time, baby! Let a rip and #KNIFEUP!

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Wolf of Wall Street“I told you to slice the pears with a pocket knife!”

REASON #1:

SLICING FOOD WITH A POCKET KNIFE LOOKS COOL

Can we stop beating around the bush already? Because, honestly, slicing fruit and veggies up with an everyday carry pocket knife (that you washed beforehand, of course) just looks cooler than doing it with a regular knife.

If you’re new to this exercise, what you’re going to want to do is get really good at cutting a nice, ripe apple, before eating it slice by slice right off the friggin’ blade. Become a pro at this and in no time, trust us, you’ll be the toast of the town.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122“I got something fresh out the kitchen for you, PACKAGE TAPE!”

REASON #2:

IT’S FUN TO GET GANGSTER ON A PACKAGE

You know what’s fun? Getting real gangster on a package (a nice cardboard box is especially fun to go to town on).

It’s all about mindset. What you want to do is treat your new package like some scumbag rat that just tried (and failed) to frame you for a crime that you didn’t commit. Once you get into character, you’ll be ready to give your newest package some knife work it won’t soon forget. Then, when you’re finally done with the job, you can use your EDC pocket knife (or knives) to break the box down before disposing of its body altogether.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 A River Runs Through It“Oohwee! Looks like we got us some dinner, boys! Time to put on my Scream mask and open this fish up!”

REASON #3:

TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS (CUT THAT FISH LIKE A BOSS)

First, you use your pocket blade to cut line, remove hooks, and/or dice up your bait like the superb fisherman that we know you are. Then you tell that massive fish you caught that it’s time to go to sleep with the fishes (but not in the way that the fish you just caught used to sleep with the fishes, you know what we mean?). At this point you can finally, finally, really start the party and skin, gut, and filet that fresh catch.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Scream“I’ll gut you like a fish, because, well, you are one!”

Showtime, baby! Dinner is served!

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 50 cent“All a Gallantry Man really need is a whittle bit, not a lot baby girl just a whittle bit”

- 50 Cent, “Just A Whittle Bit” (Unreleased)

REASON #4:

JUST A WHITTLE BIT

Is there a better stress reliever and way to unwind after a long day than a nice little whittling session? Not at this moment.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Once Upon A Time in The West“I love that new 50 Cent song about whittling.”

- Harmonica (Charles Bronson), probably,
Once Upon A Time in the West

Grab your EDC pocket knife, a nice, hearty twig, and whittle away. It’s about to get relaxing af.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Above The Law“I got something spicy for your punk***, little knot!”

- Nico Toscani (Steven Seagal), probably, Above the Law

REASON #5:

TO SHOW TIGHT KNOTS THAT THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN

So you’ve got an annoying tight knot that needs to be dealt with. When you’ve got an everyday carry pocket knife on your person, it’s no problem. With one hand, you’ll be able to make that tight, little knot rue the day it decided to ever get tied that tight.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Commando“I told you not to touch my Gallantry EDC without asking.”

- John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger), probably, Commando

REASON #6:

SELF-DEFENSE

These days, you just never know. One day you could be taking a casual stroll by yourself (or maybe even with the Gallantry Woman in your life), minding your own business, and, then, out of nowhere, some dork that obviously doesn’t even get his EDC at Gallantry might come out the woodwork to try and f around and find out.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Commando

You just never know how these weirdoes that don’t buy their everyday carry from Gallantry are going to act in this day and age. While a pocket knife might not be intended to be used as a weapon, it’ll get the job done if it’s all you got.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Terminator 2“F*** staples.”

REASON #7:

HASTA LA VISTA, STAPLES

Sometimes staples can be, well, just plain old annoying. When this situation presents itself, there’s only one move. Remove ‘em. With a pocket knife. It’s easy, really. Just pop the annoying staple(s) out and dispose.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Missing in Action III “Man, it would be so sweet if someone could just come in here and cut me loose.”

- Chuck Norris (most likely), Braddock: Missing In Action III

REASON #8:

CUT CHUCK NORRIS (OR ANYONE ELSE) LOOSE & SAVE THE DAY

Whether you come across some unlucky individual trapped by their car seatbelt inside a flipped car or Chuck Norris, you could save a life just by utilizing your everyday carry pocket knife (hopefully you’ve been keeping it sharp).

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Missing in Action III“Thank you, Gallantry Man! I owe you one!”

From zip ties, to rope, to cables, a good blade will definitely make the cut…when making that cut.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Wedding Crashers“POCKET KNIVES!”

REASON #9:

POP BOTTLES

Maybe you’ve just had a killer week of crushing it at work. Maybe you just want to be the fun party guy. Either way, using your everyday carry pocket knife to open a bottle by working your way around the cap and prying up those pesky little individual folds until the frickin’ cap falls right off is totally a baller look and move.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Top Gun
“Bike? Check. Leather jacket? Check. Hot chick? Check. Sunglasses? Check. A giant American flag behind me? Check. My favorite EDC pocket knife from Gallantry in my pocket? Um, CHECK PLEASE! Top Gun, baby!”

REASON #10:

REMINDING THE WORLD THAT YOU’RE A FRICKIN’ LEGEND

Let’s skip the pleasantries with #10, shall we? Enough is enough. The bottom line is that having a good pocket knife on you instantly makes you a cool dude. No one denies this. It would be like trying to refute the fact that water is wet, a complete exercise in futility.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Wolf of Wall Street“That’s quite some list you got, Legend. You want to get out of here?”

Bingo. You’ve got all the ingredients you need for why should own a pocket knife. Now it’s time to mix ‘em together and make that dish, brother. As usual, we’ve got you covered (it’s what we do). Take a look at these three handy, fun, and potentially lifesaving knives from Gallantry and get ready to really turn those American levels all the way up with one of each…

POCKET KNIVES FOR THE GALLANTRY MAN

Not having a pocket knife is the disease. Meet the cure. Pocket knives from Gallantry.

Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Cobra “I want a CRKT M16-14ZLEK Law Enforcement Edition pocket knife from Gallantry and I want it right now.”

THE BLACK CRKT M16-14ZLEK LAW ENFORCEMENT EDITION FROM CRKT

BLACK CRKT M16-14ZLEK LAW ENFORCEMENT EDITION FROM CRKT

Few names are better known in American knifemaking than Kit Carson, and the M16 is among his most famous and timeless designs. This edition, the M16-14ZLEK, was specially crafted for law enforcement use - they’ve added a seat belt cutter to the Carson Flipper, and a tungsten carbide window breaker at the butt. Automobile side windows shatter with one quick whack from the butt of the knife. This edition also includes a section of triple-point serrations, adding to its versatility. All components receive a tough tactical black coating. The Tanto-style blade geometry offers an extremely strong tip for puncturing and penetrating.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Made in the USA
  • Designed by Kit Carson
  • Seat belt cutter
  • Tungsten carbide glass breaker
  • AUS-8 stainless steel
  • Frame Lock
  • Tanto-style blade
  • Glass-reinforced nylon handle
  • Partially triple-point serrated
  • 3.75" blade, 5.5" closed length
  • 6.2 oz

M16-14ZLEK Law Enforcement Edition

M16-14ZLEK Law Enforcement Edition

$99.99

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Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Cobra “Have you seen my Black James Brand Carter XL Knife from Gallantry? Yes or no? It’s a simple question, really.”

THE BLACK JAMES BRAND CARTER XL KNIFE FROM JAMES BRAND

BLACK JAMES BRAND CARTER XL KNIFE

Whether you’re trekking through the foliage of the wild or driving on a seemingly endless road, you can rest assured The Carter will perform well in any scenario. This enlarged version, The Carter XL, features the same breathtaking design of the original, but beefs it up with a 3.3” VG-10 drop point blade and a corrosion-resistant G10 or Micarta handle. It also features The James Brand’s Ambi-Slider, which is an ergonomic ambidextrous locking mechanism. The Carter XL is the perfect sidekick if adventure happens wherever you roam.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 3.3” drop point VG-10 blade
  • Black G10 handle
  • 416 Stainless steel/ black-oxide hardware
  • Phosphor bronze washers
  • Ambi-slider Locking mechanism

The Carter XL Knife

The Carter XL Knife

$159.00

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Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Cobra “You try and take my Civivi Baby Banter Linerlock Knife from Gallantry off me? Huh? Well suck on this!”

THE CIVIVI BABY BANTER LINERLOCK KNIFE FROM CIVIVI

Baby Banter Linerlock Pocket Knife Black G10

Designed by Ben Petersen, the Baby Banter packs a powerful punch in a pint-sized form. At just under 5.5" overall length, the Baby Banter is imminently carryable, with a convenient lanyard hole in the handle. Featuring Nitro-V steel, which contains nitrogen for added hardness, the Baby Banter can stand up to everyday use and hold an edge. The G10 handle is sturdy and comfortable, and the dual thumb studs offer options for opening. Ben Petersen set out to craft the ultimate EDC knife, and we think he hit the bullseye.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Black stonewash-finished Nitro-V stainless steel blade
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Blade Length: 2.34"
  • Closed Length: 3.12"
  • Overall Length: 5.46"

Baby Banter Linerlock Knife

Baby Banter Linerlock Knife

$69.95

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Real Reasons You Need A Pocket Knife 20211122 Cobra“I got all three of those black EDC pocket knives that you got me from Gallantry back, babe. We’re going to be fine.”

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