TRUE EDC Knife, Every Day Carry Knife Review

The True Tactical EDC is a thin profile EDC folder. Not that I'm a fashion queen but I thought it matched my new 5.11 Outpost watch.
The TRUE EDC is a thin profile EDC folder. I’m not a fashion queen, but I thought it matched my new 5.11 Tactical Outpost watch.

U.S.A.-( I just finished testing the TRUE EDC folder. For the first five days, I tested it around town for EDC purposes. After that, I had to run over to Oregon for a Umarex airgun ground squirrel hunt. As I was packing for the trip, I thought you know, I’ve tested it around town, I think I’ll carry it on this hunting trip and see how it performs there.

A couple of things stood out immediately when I began testing the TRUE EDC folder. The first thing visually was the open-sided design. I like open-sided handles because it allows you to clean the inside of the housing and ensure that it is clean. This is important if you regularly use a knife for eating purposes such as slicing deer sausage while out hunting or fishing or slicing cheese etc.

The second thing that stood out was how stoutly the reversible (You can attach the pocket clip on either end of the handle) pocket clip holds the knife to your pocket. On some of the folders that I test, I am almost scared to use the pocket clip because they fit so loosely. Not so on the TRUE EDC. Mine fits in tightly, and it takes a little effort to remove it, which is a good thing.

To deploy the blade, the TRUE EDC utilizes ambidextrous thumb studs. The blade on mine was a little lethargic to flip open, but if you apply a few drops of Otis gun oil, it should loosen up some but realize I am somewhat thumb stud challenged.

The blade is 3.25-inches long and has a definite point. It has a somewhat unique designed blade. Many of the modern blades have a crossbred point. By this, I mean that they have a drop point design, but the last 1 ½-inches of the spine is ground down to create a point for you to use on your stabbing jobs. The blade on the TRUE EDC has the rounded curvature on the cutting edge like a drop point blade, but the spine is sloped down starting at a point 2 inches back of the point. To further enhance its stabbing properties, the spine is beveled at a point 2 ¼-inch from the back of the tip, extending down to the tip, getting more pronounced as it goes. The last 7/8-inches of the blade is serrated.

Upon grasping the TRUE EDC, I felt like I had a firm grasp. It has a finger groove to secure your pointer finger, and the back of the spine has aggressive thumb grooves, which further enhance your grip.

To lock the blade open, the TRUE EDC uses a liner lock system. I always inspect locking systems on folders because this is a major safety feature and can definitely cause you to get cut if they are substandard. This liner lock passes the test. It extends halfway across the blade’s hilt, which locks it firmly in place.

I like that the thin profile of the knife, which of course, decreases bulkiness in my pocket and makes it more comfortable to carry. For those of you that like lanyards, there is a slit in the hilt in which you can install one. Due to the flat slot, you could easily install a leather strap for a lanyard.

And then one last thing that you always test on a new knife is how sharp it came from the factory. Both the straight edge and the serrated edge on mine came very sharp.

So as we come to a close, if you’re in the market for an EDC, I’d suggest that you check out the TRUE EDC folder. The MSRP on the TRUE EDC is $34.99 and is usual, we will close with the specs:

TRUE EDC Knife Design:

The Tactical Knife features a partially serrated, 3.25” black oxidized stainless-steel blade. The minimalist handle is designed for lightweight carry and an ergonomic grip. The base of the handle features an emergency glass breaker and the pocket clip is reversible and removable to suit your specific carry style.

TRUE EDC Knife Specs:

  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Length: 3.25”
  • Blade Edge: Partially-serrated
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Finish: Black Oxide
  • Locking: Frame Lock
  • Handle: Titanium Coated Stainless Steel
  • Steel Clip: Reversible Capability
  • Includes a glass breaker and lanyard hole
    • Length: 4.75” (closed) 8” (open)
    • Width: 1.375”
    • Depth: 0.75”

About Tom Claycomb

Tom Claycomb has been an avid hunter/fisherman throughout his life as well as an outdoor writer with outdoor columns in the magazine Hunt Alaska, Bass Pro Shops,, and freelances for numerous magazines and newspapers. “To properly skin your animal, you will need a sharp knife. I have an e-article on Amazon Kindle titled Knife Sharpening #ad for $.99 if you’re having trouble.”

Tom Claycomb

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Not stated
Is this made in China Asia Taiwan
Thank you


we should assume when they dont say that is it from West Taiwan


I figure if a label says nothing or “globally sourced” or “assembled in USA” or “distributed by (XYZ co USA)”, it’s ChiCom, and pass.

Last edited 5 days ago by Russn8r