Many would consider their pocket knife as essential as their wallet, keys and phone. They would never leave home without it tucked safely into the pocket of whatever they happen to be wearing, whether dress slacks or jeans. A well-designed pocket knife can become indispensable, and if you've inherited one or otherwise received one as a gift, it can become a sentimental item, too.
Our W.R. Case "Peanut" Mother of Pearl Pocket Knife is one of those timeless pieces that you'd want to pass down and keep in the family for generations. American makers W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company have been crafting knives since the late 19th century and are widely thought to make one of the best pocket versions. Timeless, elegant and exceedingly functional, this one takes its name from its mother of pearl handle. And rather than glue, W.R. Case pins its surgical stainless steel to that handle.
A pocket knife makes a lovely gift, whether to someone you love or to yourself. It's hard to believe that such a thing of beauty could be so useful in so many circumstances, but it is. Don't believe us? Here are 5 uses for pocket knives that go beyond opening your mail or slicing cleanly through the packing tape on a box. Put one in your pocket and you're instantly more resourceful.
As A Safety Feature
Experts remind us that pocket knives have aided in emergency situations over and over again. They can slice through seat belts and cut away fabric, turning it into tourniquets if necessary. A pocket knife can also be used to source and cut kindling, start a fire and even saw through a tree.
As A Table Tool
You can use a pocket knife to cut an apple or zest a lemon handily. It can be used to stir a drink or slice a bagel. It can also replace the dull steak knife you might receive at a restaurant.
As Another Tool
Pocket knives can do double duty as screwdrivers, scissors, hammers and countless other tools you won't always have on hand when you really need them.
As A Wardrobe Enhancer
Pocket knives can cut price tags, loose threads and jeans into shorts. They can also be used to punch another hole in your belt if need be.
As A Cool Accessory
Carrying a beautiful pocket knife can also be a bit of a status symbol and a conversation-starter. Telling the story behind yours (as well as sharing your most inventive use for it) is a great way to connect with other people.