When it comes to EDC folding knives, there are several essential qualities to consider. The knife must be compact, lightweight, practical, and durable. Most importantly, the knife must fit into your pocket seamlessly and not get in the way of regular activities.
The Ridge Summit EDC knives are designed with all those features in mind. This folding knife is intended for everyday use and effortless carrying. Even better, the Summit knife features a practical yet minimalist design, a staple of Ridge products.
When it comes to the construction and materials, Ridge has used only top-quality components. The blade is made of D2 high-carbon steel, which gives it exceptional durability and strength, even over prolonged and heavy use. In addition, the drop-point design makes the blade extremely practical and easy to use.
The handle of the Summit knife is made of carbon fiber for extra edge retention and a lighter build. It features a thumb stud that makes it easy to handle. Altogether, the materials and the level of craftsmanship ensure this knife is as reliable as possible. Yet, you’ll hardly feel it in your pocket. The ball bearing in the knife’s mechanism is also stainless steel.
The Summit knife is very secure. It features a liner lock mechanism within the frame. The locking mechanism ensures the drop point blade is always safely stored when not in use. Besides this locking system, the knife has a sturdy pocket clip made of stainless steel for fastening to your clothes or backpack.
The result of all the attention that went into the manufacturing process and material selection is a handy, small, practical, and robust pocket knife. It’s a tool that will work as intended, provide great functionality for all cutting tasks, and won’t get stuck in the frame regardless of how many times you activate it.
The Summit knife also comes in the aluminum handle variant. This model is only slightly heavier than the carbon fiber model, with a difference of 0.4 pounds. Since the weight difference between these pocket knives is so small, your choice will come down to a matter of preference rather than the material’s impact on practicality.
When it comes to style, the Summit EDC knife is an excellent accessory to complement Ridge’s quality wallets. In particular, Ridge has an impressive collection of titanium and aluminum RFID-blocking wallets. You can find out more about RFID technology here.
The Summit knife is manufactured to be as universal as possible. Due to its symmetrical design, the knife is the perfect fit for left and right-hand users. There are no grip marks or additional features that would prevent lefties from using the Summit knife. Plus, the functionality will remain exactly the same regardless of which hand you use to hold the knife.
The size of the Summit knife’s blade is 70 mm (2.75 inches). This length makes the knife unobtrusive and easy to carry on a daily basis. At the same time, the blade is long enough to serve its purpose. It represents an ideal middle ground between functionality and unhindered carrying.
One of the most popular and effective ways to sharpen a knife is with a whetstone. However, this method is best for dull edges. If you want a fine edge, you could use sandpaper or a knife hone. Other sharpening tools include electric and handheld sharpeners. These tools remove tiny scraps of metal from the edge to make the knife sharper.