An EDC knife is meant for everyday carry. Our lives are different. What is the best EDC for me may not be the best EDC for you. However, you'e never wrong with a Damascus EDC knife, which represents outstanding uniqueness, supreme quality, and rich history.
The Legendary Damascus SteelLike the stripes of a wild animal, the laminated bands of a
genuine Damascus blade ripple and shimmer in the sunlight, giving true delight to the knowledgeable eye. A product of folding and hot-forging layer upon layer of high-quality steel, each Damascus blade is a unique expression of the knife-maker's art. The reputation and history of Damascus steel has given rise to many legends, such as the ability to cut through a rifle barrel or to cut a hair falling across the blade.
The steel is named after Damascus, the capital city of Syria. It may either refer to swords made or sold in Damascus directly, or it may just refer to the aspect of the typical patterns, by comparison with Damask fabrics (which are in turn named after Damascus).
Loss of the techniqueProduction of these patterned swords gradually declined, ceasing by around 1750, and the process was lost to metalsmiths. Several modern theories have ventured to explain this decline, including the breakdown of trade routes to supply the needed metals, the lack of trace impurities in the metals, the possible loss of knowledge on the crafting techniques through secrecy and lack of transmission, suppression of the industry in India by the British Raj, or a combination of all the above.
My Picks of Damascus EDC Knifes
Damascus version of the classic EDC Kershaw Leek. Compared with 1760DAM Skyline, it has assisted opening but slightly more weight (3.1 oz). I am not a big fan of Leek's skinny blade shape. Still a great Damascus EDC, plus Made in USA.
Another light EDC with weight under 2 oz. Cost $65, better price than 1760DAM Skyline and Leek, While, its damascus pattern is not as complicated as the others. Still a nice EDC, Made in USA.
Breathtaking beauty of Damascus blade in natural Indian Rosewood handle. Well-know Japanese manufacture Mcusta. Slightly heavy (3.65 oz). 3.62" blade length and 8" overall. The blade is held solidly in a steel liner locker. Contoured finger grooves for additional comfort in the hand.
A little expensive, but you get what you pay.