Gentleman’s EDC knives are a wonderful niche to explore. My personal favorite is my blackwash D2 Kershaw Leek. Mine is combined with a Pop’s Custom Clips titanium deep-carry clip. It slides easily in and out of my pocket, classy when seen, slim and unobtrusive in the pocket when tucked away.
Currently, I have spending a lot of time with the new Jens Anso-designed Kershaw Method. It is a slim and light carry, the whole thing comes in at just 2.1 ounces, however it has a very solid feel for an inset linerlock. The 3″ blade is extremely nimble, and I do not mind 8Cr13MoV in a $40 folder. It has a smooth flipping action thanks to KVT bearing, and maybe I am just a sucker for the Kershaw Blackwash finish but I think it looks like a classy knife. It is probably the best “budget gentleman’s EDC” knife that I have personally used.
BladeHQ picked the Kershaw-Al Mar as their first budget offering in their list of Gentleman’s EDC blades. I think it is a solid list across many price points. But no Leek.
What is your favorite Gentleman’s EDC?