Welcome back with my package to Bali, Singapore. I have not finished preparing everything for this trip yet. I think it will be a big mistake if I miss the pocket knife for traveling. As you know, my plan are going to be in Bali for an adventure trip. So, this tool will help me a lot such as: cutting fruits or meat, opening clamshell packaging, filleting a fish cutting zip ties, making kindling for a fire, shaving, making rope out of grass or in some emergency situations such as cutting off limbs or digits in an emergency (but I hope this will be never happen), killing dangerous small creatures and defending oneself.

Do I really need Pocket Knife for my trips? Why carry a Pocket knife?

My answer is YES. In other words, carry a pocket knife will help you a lot while traveling, especially an adventure trip. For example:

You save yourself and your fellow-travelers from wild animals or fire, …

It is more convenient for your trip. For instance, this tool can be carried in a pants pocket because of its size and design.

In adventure travel purpose, a pocket knife will promote their functions when fishing, hunting, cooking and such.

What can I bring a pocket knife on Airplane if I travel aboard?

The answer is absolutely “NO”. However, the mistake of a lot of airline customers is they think they are able to get through security with a TSA-approved pocket knife or other cutting tool. Therefore, they maybe don’t think if someone will notice the giant knife in their carry-on bag. Make sure that you are not allowed to bring any knife in the carry-on luggage. But you are allowed to pack a pocket knife in your checked bags if necessary.

What is TSA-Approved pocket knife?

TSA stands for Transportation Security Administration. To clarify, A TSA-Approved pocket knife means TSA approves a blade of maximum length 3 inches (7/62 cm) and no lock blade for the UK.

What is a Good Pocket Knife for travel?

A good pocket knife means it can be used for many purposes. Remember that a good travel pocket knife should be sharped enough to cut other things easily and have a blade size of 3 inches. Otherwise, here are some features you need pay attention:

  • Easy to use and maintain
  • To incorporate a bottle, tin and screw-cork opener.
  • Have screw drivers and a sharp blade to do jobs easily and efficiently.



Best Overall Pocket Knife: North Fork Knife

The North Fork from Benchmade is considered as the Best Overall Pocket Knife in our list due to various functional features, which are not only perfect for hunting but also “everyday carry”. It was made in the United States of America. As a top performing pocket knife, North Fork’s blade is made of CPM-S30V premium stainless-steel material that gives excellent grip, even when it’s wet or slimy. Additionally, the classy contoured wood handle guarantees the beauty and the durability for knife while the simple construction can be easily cleaned out afterward.

Best Overall Pocket Knife: North Fork Knife

Besides, locking mechanism function makes it be secure and positive. It doesn’t take up much pocket space with the closed length of 3.9 inches, which is just right for most people in most applications. Lightweight became one of greatest features offered by Benchmade that makes it perfect for everyday carry. Even though it seems hard to beat with its price range, but you get what you pay for.


  • Locking Blade
  • One-Handed Opening
  • A great design with a sturdy construction
  • Reputable brand
  • Lightweight
  • Good material
  • Sharp


  • Expensive
  • No support opening function

“Smoothy” is the only word which can be described this tool because it can be open smoothy, cut smoothy, and lock smoothy. Please feel assured that it will cut well and sharpen through years. The North Fork is currently the best pocket knife for hunting as well as daily use. It definitely is a wise investment.

Benchmade - North Fork 15031
Benchmade - North Fork 15031
A compact AXIS folding hunting knife with a recurved blade to assist with processing duties


Best TSA-Approved Pocket Knife: Victorinox Midnite Minichamp Swiss Army Knife:

The Midnite MiniChamp became the best TSA-Approved Pocket Knife and the champion among small knives on the market. It definitely will give you the satisfaction. The best feature that have to be mentioned right away is a wide array of implements, the numbers that you don’t often get from a small knife. Cutting, peeling, grooming, stripping are some functions of this tool and it also has a small blade, emergency blade, scissors and ruler. There are a retractable pen and a bright LED light that works great for finding things in dark areas. A knife fits easily on a key ring or in your pocket due to a lightweight and small size. The blade is small but sharp with Swiss Made stainless steel construction. All those features can make it very versatile and convenient for daily adventures. Moreover, a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and offer workmanship.


  • Packed with 16 implements
  • Offered LED light
  • Swiss-Made precision
  • Lightweight and small size
  • A lifetime warranty
  • Most of the usuals


  • No one-hand opening
  • No blade lockable

Please have a look at this review at The Modern Survivalist. The tools are very handy for every day situations and also for an adventure travel. Beware that tool is manufactured to help trough normal situations in your trip because of its size (small), so don’t expect high performance, but given the size, are good enough. If you’re looking for a compact Swiss Army Knife with a wide array of implements, The Midnight MiniChamp pocket knife would be a perfect choice.

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool
Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool
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Best Value Pocket Knife: Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife:

Specially created for Every Day Carry market, Kershaw Leek is a folding pocket knife, which has various extraordinary features. Furthermore, with the greatest characteristic, the quality blade have been made of Sandvik 14C28N steel. As a high quality stainless steel, it maintains a high level of hardness, sharpens really well and also be very resistant to corrosion. Kershaw Leek is great for piercing tasks and detail works.

With a very sleek and slim design, is an awesome choice for. Besides, designed with SpeedSafe Assisted Opening allows opening with minimal effort and maximal functionality. Additionally, frame lock makes knife a sleek and slim design. Another features are “1 hand” knife, light weight, easy to sharpen, 100% US-made. Last but not least, great price point is the reason why we call Kershaw Leek as the best value one.


  • Sharp, hard blade made of quality material
  • quality handle material
  • Solid lockup
  • Sleek design
  • Lightweight
  • One hand opening knife
  • 100% US-made
  • Reasonable price


  • Slippery handle

The tip can be incredibly fragile with even moderate pressure. And If you are looking for a pocket knife for travel under $40, Leek will be the best choice in this price-range.

Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife
Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife
The Leek is the perfect everyday carry


Best custom pocket knife: Kizer Cutlery Folding Pocket Knife

Kizer Cutlery is a must-have item for hiker, landscaper, backpacker, hunter, wilderness guide, electrician or anyone in need of a sharp, trustworthy and reliable folding pocket knife. It maintains a high standard of quality and is highly durable. Both Japan and the United States import the raw materials with handle which have been made of Stainless steel with G10 scales for exceptional grip.

One of the most striking features of the knife is its strong build. It offers anodized pocket clip, blued hardware, and a steel lock-bar insert. The blade is amazingly sharp but still very safe thanks for a liner lock which keeps the knife securely locked in pocket. It has a single hand deployment to give users the convenient. Moreover, a knife that is small enough to fit comfortably in pocket. With the competitive price, Kizer Cutlery becomes one of the greatest items when compared to other guys with the same quality.


  • A premium steel
  • Sharp and durable blade
  • Firm and no-slip grip
  • Opens and closes smooth
  • Great price for the quality


  • Made by a Chinese company
  • A bit heavy

Kizer Cutlery deserved an excellent value at around $100 and easily matches many knives costing twice as much because of some the striking features like: the fit and the flipping action. Overall, Kizer Cutlery is a great knife for price and will be an essential part to any survivalist or outdoor activities.

Kizer Cutlery Folding Pocket Knife
Kizer Cutlery Folding Pocket Knife
This knife is a thing of beauty and worth every penny


If you’re searching for the best performance pocket knife, with excellent all-around performance and value for a general-purpose EDC knife, Kershaw Blur Black is definitely a perfect choice. A big and slightly recurved blade is constructed of Sandvik’s decent 14C28N stainless steel. Most importantly, this material is a good midrange steel, ideal for multitasking. Beside the fierce design, the blade also has some highlight points such as extremely sharp, perfectly centered and wobble-free.

One of the nicest features of the Blur without doubt is the SpeedSafe opening mechanism that helps keep the knife locked and never came open in the pocket. Trac-Tec gives quality grip and allows it easy carry in all types of condition including freshwater, marine, snow, mud and messy skinning. Apart from that, with a push of a thumb, the knife will easily be opened.


  • Well-constructed
  • Good materials
  • Priced reasonably
  • Carry comfort
  • One-handed opening
  • Blade sharpness, edge retention, and ease of sharpening


  • Heavier than the others

In all, Kershaw Blur Black is a good size knife with a very functional design for daily use as well as self-defense.

Kershaw Blur Black
Kershaw Blur Black
While both fierce and elegant, the mild S-shaped pattern of the 3.4-inch 14C28N Sandvik Stainless Steel blade serves not merely for looks alone

For my choice, I think my right items for me is Victorinox Midnite Minichamp Swiss Army Knife because It is approved by TSA which made me feel more assured and of course – it has a lot of functions that I need. 

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