EDC Folding Knife
The Slice® EDC Folding Knife is the ideal safety tool for carrying around with you at home, work, or in nature. It’s neat and solid with a durable metal handle but is also compact and lightweight for portability. The finger-friendly® blade is exposed through a spring-assisted mechanism and is locked in place for additional safeguarding. This everyday carry folding knife has a balanced feel in the hand for easy everyday cutting and is suitable for left- or right-handed users. Slice has combined its industrial excellence with great design to create this unique EDC Folding Knife. You’ll always be prepared with this essential tool that gives you empowerment and peace of mind.
- Unique EDC folding knife with a finger-friendly® blade
- Light, portable, and fits comfortably in your hand and pocket
- Solid, durable metal handle
- Spring-assisted switchblade mechanism with locking device
- Suitable for left- and right-handed users
- Slice® blades last 11.2x longer than traditional blades
- Ideal for everyday carry
- Opening, cutting, and disassembling boxes
- Cutting film and tape
- Slicing plastic and shrink wrap
- Camping trips
Material: Steel, aluminium, NGF, TPFE, nylon, zirconium oxide
Dimensions: LWeight: 0.17 lb x W x H
The 10495 EDC Folding Knife: Blade Replacement
What Is an EDC Folding Knife?
An EDC knife, as a cutter, is a generalist rather than a specialist. In other words, it needs to be able to cut the wide variety of materials you encounter in everyday life: cardboard, clamshell packaging, tape, etc. Specialty cutting jobs are best left to specialty knives. Because an EDC knife is a long-term investment, it should be dependable, durable, and comfortable to use.
How Is the Slice Folding Pocket Knife Different?
Traditional blades, whether made from metal or ceramic, have dangerous edges that are extremely sharp—far sharper than what’s needed to cut most materials. Oversharpening is a workaround intended to compensate for metal’s relatively quick dulling. While this extends the wear of a metal blade, it sacrifices user safety. Other ceramic blades mimic this traditional extremely sharp edge and are just as dangerous. While Slice blades can’t eliminate all risk of lacerations (if they could, they wouldn’t cut anything), they are the safest option on the market today. The 10495 ships with a rounded-tip blade to further protect against puncture wounds.
If you’re going to carry a tool every day, it needs to be comfortable to carry. That means not too heavy, not unwieldy. This pocketable, nimble tool comes equipped with a lanyard hole for a leather cord, making it quick to find when you’re reaching into your pocket for a knife. Its lightweight, compact design allows you to attach it to a key ring so it’s always with you. Small is an asset when it comes to EDC, and the 10495 is one of the smallest folding pocket knives available.
But don’t think this tool is lightweight when it comes to performance. This little guy has big power. Built small but tough, like a bulldog, the 10495 is made from high-grade, heat-treated steel. And the blade? Slice blades last up to 11.2 times longer than metal blades, in part because the 100-percent-pure zirconium oxide we use is extremely hard: 8.2 on the Mohs scale compared with steel at 5 to 6.5. Our blades are also thicker than standard ceramic blades.
How Will a Slice Blade Compare to a Metal Blade?
As far as wear resistance goes, our blades actually outlast metal blades by far. Independent third-party tests indicate that a Slice 10404 blade (the one used in the 10495 folding pocket knife) lasts, on average, 11.2 times longer than a comparable metal blade. In other words, Slice gives you many more days with your Every Day Carry before you’ll need a replacement blade.
And, of course, our blades are unique because of the patent-pending safety grind we employ. The resulting blade is finger friendly. While our blades can cut skin, they significantly reduce the risk of an accidental laceration.
What Materials Can I Cut With This Folding Pocket Knife?
What About Materials and Design Features?
We went back to basics with a design that favors rugged simplicity instead of gadgetry. The minimalist frame features a stable locking liner. With a sturdy pivot and a powerful, smooth, spring-assist deployment, the 10495 is ready to cut when you are. Attach it to your key ring or run a leather cord through its lined lanyard hole to keep it on hand. With a balanced, heavy-duty feel, the 10495 combines a compact form factor with a powerful deployment.
How Do You Change the Blade in the Slice Folding Pocket Knife?
The 10495 ships with our 10404 Box Cutter Blades (Rounded Tip) and is compatible with the optional 10408 Box Cutter Blades (Pointed Tip).