EDC, or everyday carry, is a personal thing. Some say that a person’s EDC is a reflection of who they are, and while we may not go that far, it certainly is true that what a person has on them at all times says a little bit about the small things that they consider to be important.
Whether you’re always prepared with flashlights and multi-tools or you prioritize more office-friendly comforts like mints and pens, your everyday carry can tell a story about your day-to-day life. One common EDC tool is a pocket knife. A compact knife is a great tool for camping, but it’s a handy thing to have for daily tasks like opening packages or doing basic maintenance and repairs. And, since an EDC is personal, why not personalize your pocket knife?
Having your name or initials monogrammed on a pocket knife is like the modern, rugged version of monogramming a handkerchief or shirt cuff. It’s the kind of personal detail that may not get noticed by others, but that you’ll appreciate every time you pull it out of your pocket. And while you may consider it primarily a resource for stocking up on home basics and tech, there are a ton of vendors who offer customization right from the listing.
We’ve rounded up a few of the best personalized folding pocket knives below. And of course, these make great gifts for groomsmen or anyone who appreciates functional gifts.
1. Elk Ridge Personalized Tactical Pocket Knife
Elk Ridge’s pocket knife comes in a ton of handle finishes and blade styles. There’s also a lot of variety in terms of font styles, ranging from blocky stencil fonts to classy cursive styles. You can also do monograms, too. The lettering is laser etched for a professional finish. A carrying pouch is also included.
Pros: Dozens of blade and handle styles available, plus plenty of font variety. Locking blade.
Cons: Lettering may not show that clearly on some handle finishes.
2. Tac Force Laser Engraved Pocket Knife
This knife is available in a few different handle and knife styles, and you can choose from 10 different fonts. The blade is a compact 3.75″ when closed, making it a good size for an everyday pocketknife. The knife also comes with a clip on the back for securely attaching to your belt or pocket. The blade is spring-assisted for easy opening.
Pros: Spring-assisted blade for easy opening and closing. Customization includes the option for two separate lines of laser-etched text. Features a pocket clip.
Cons: Not as many fonts or finishes available as some other options.
3. Froolu Personalized Groomsmen Knives
Froolu’s pocket knife features a classic brown wooden handle and a sleek matte black blade. It uses a spring-assisted closure for easy opening and closing, and a convenient clip securely attaches to your pocket or belt. There are seven fonts available, and you can also add an engraved box to the order.
Pros: Spring-assisted blade and pocket clip. Serrated back and non-serrated edge for versatility.
Cons: Not as many fonts available as some other picks.