I’m a recent utility blade convert. They’re super compact and lightweight, low maintenance, and come with very few disadvantages. Plus, you never have to worry about sharpening the blade — when one dulls, toss it and pop in another. Honestly, it makes perfect sense for everyday carry, which is why I’m happy to see more love for utility blades throughout the community as a whole.

The latest entry is the Everyday Blade from Korcraft. Roughly the size of a house key, it’s the smallest folding utility knife in the world. Weighing in at just 0.9 ounces (24 grams), it measures just 0.82 inches (20.8 millimeters) wide, 2.1 inches (53.2 millimeters) long, and 0.48 inches (12.3 millimeters) thick.

However, the Everyday Blade doesn’t use the standard utility blades you’d expect. Instead, it uses utility blades normally used for crafts — the small ones used in craft or hobby blades. What this means is it accepts up to 12 different styles of blades.

For safety, the Everyday Blade uses a slide lock to secure the blade in either the open or closed position, and the blade can easily be deployed one-handed.

One of the best features of the Everyday Blade (and any utility blade, for that matter) is that it’s TSA safe. Just remove the blade before heading through security. When you get to your destination, drop by just about any hobby or hardware store and pick up a set of blades.

Speaking of safety, my one concern with the design is the blade window. It appears small enough to avoid snagging anything. Still, exposed blades — especially blades this sharp — is something you want to avoid at all cost, even at the expense of a little weight.

Arguably the best part of the Everyday Blade, though, is its price. If it were expensive — which is often the case in EDC utility knives — it would defeat Korcraft’s purpose. During the Kickstarter campaign, a $15 pledge will get you one Everyday Blade, two No. 11 hobby blades, two straight blades, and two curved blades. After the campaign ends, the full retail price of $20 will go into effect.

Currently, Korcraft has raised $8,091 of its $25,000 goal with 40 days to go. If funded, Everyday Blades are expected to ship in February 2019.

 

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