Choosing The Size of A Knife

Do you want to know how to choose the size of your knife? A good knife must above all be easy to handle. Then come into play, in equal parts, the technical characteristics of the knife and the physical possibilities of its owner. 

Which Knife to Use Under Which Conditions?

Closing systems, more or less soft or complex, should be compared to the dexterity of the user. In addition, the choice of the size of the knife can also be conditioned by its mode of transport: on the belt, in a pocket or a bag.

For folding knives, the standard sizes are 11 and 12 cm when the knife is closed, this corresponds to the size of the handle. Depending on the size of a person’s hand, we can determine the right size of a knife, the one where we have the handle of the knife in hand. We can say that these dimensions are suitable for the hand of a man of “normal” size.

We have also tried to provide some insight about which knife to use under which conditions in our site


What size knife should you choose for a man?

For regular or even daily use, the ideal knife size for a man is 12 cm with the knife closed. Depending on the model, the blade can be more or less long which implies a total length (open knife) varying from 19.5 cm to 22 cm. Most of the knives are manufactured in these “standard” dimensions.  

For large hands, it is preferable to take a knife with a 13 cm handle such as the  Kallisté  and  some other models for sale on our Site.


What is the ideal knife size for a woman?

If you want to find the right compromise between the weight of the knife, its size and the useful length of its blade, it is preferable to choose a handle size of 10 cm. You can take it everywhere, in your pocket, your handbag and use it for hiking, travel or picnic.

However, the suitable knife size for a woman is 11cm. one of the ideal model for women is the Pialincu. It measures 10.5 cm closed and 19 cm open. This handmade knife is guaranteed for life against any manufacturing screws.

Vendetta knives are with a very good price / quality ratio. You can choose the handle, the appropriate size and the security system. These knives are suitable for the whole family due to their different dimensions.


What size knife to choose for a 10 year old?

You must still teach your child that a knife is sharp and that it should always be handled with care even if it has a round blade and a safety system. The right age to have a knife is the one you think is right for your child, the one when they will be mature enough to understand the importance and responsibility of having such an object in hand. 

From a certain age, generally around 10 years old, your child is offered his first knife, a symbol of the passage from childhood to adolescence. This tradition, which has been going on for centuries, is still passed on today in many families.

For his first knife, the required size is 10 cm closed knife, whether for a girl or a boy.

For its safety, you can choose a blade with a round tip and a knife equipped with a safety system preventing the unexpected closing of the blade on the fingers.

If you’re in dilemma or in hurry, reading some of our knife reviews might be helpful for you.

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