How to Use Your New EDC Pocket Knife

How to Use Your New EDC Pocket Knife

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When you encounter an unexpected task, like cutting an apple, trimming a loose thread, or unwrapping a surprise package, an everyday carry (EDC) pocket knife becomes handy. Pocket knives are companions in our daily routines, blending practicality with a stylish appeal. 


Why don't we take a look at three excellent EDC knives: the Magpie, the Crow, and the Kookaburra? Each knife is designed to be adaptable and handy, ready to assist with various tasks.



The Magpie: An All-around Everyday Companion

Let's look at our first winged wonder: the Magpie. This EDC pocket knife is a reliable companion for life's unpredictable moments. 

Design Philosophy

The Magpie is a perfect blend of utility and simplicity. Having something reliable and practical can be refreshing in a world often cluttered with flashy gadgets. The knife is made to seamlessly integrate into people's daily routines without adding unnecessary complexity. It's designed to be as essential as your keys or wallet.

Everyday Uses

The Magpie is the perfect helper for lots of things you need to do every day. Here's a breakdown:

  1. Cutting Boxes and Packages

Need help with a stubborn cardboard box or a taped-up package? The Magpie's drop-point blade slices through packaging like a hot knife through butter, making opening deliveries a breeze.

  1. Slicing Food

Whether you're making a fast snack or cutting ingredients for a meal, the Magpie's sharp blade is ready for the job. It can easily handle fruits, cheeses, and more during food prep.

  1. Trimming Threads

Say goodbye to stray threads on your clothing or fabric projects. The Magpie's precision blade quickly trims loose threads, helping you maintain a polished appearance.

  1. Everyday Tasks

Need help opening a jar lid that won't budge, cutting a piece of rope, or stripping wires? The Magpie is here for you. It's excellent for many everyday tasks, so it's a must-have tool in your collection.

Unique Features

What makes the Magpie special? Well, let's talk about its blade first. The blade is made from Sandvik 14C28N steel, which means it's tough and won't easily rust, keeping it sharp for a long time. Its drop-point shape makes it useful for many different cutting jobs. The handle, made of dark ebony wood with white resin details, looks classy and adds to its handyness.


  • Blade Length: 75mm (2.95" inch)
  • Overall Length: 180mm (8.11" inch)
  • Folded Length: 105mm (4.13" inch)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5mm (.09" inch)
  • Weight: 129g (4.55 oz)

  • Blade Steel: 14C28N Sandvik Swedish Steel
  • Blade Type: Drop Point
  • Scale Material: Dark Ebony Wood & White Resin
  • Blade Hardness: 58 HRC

  • Clip Material: CK1055 Spring Steel (Heat treated to 44 HRC)
  • Hardware: Black Passivated screws & Clip
  • Blade Grind: Triple Bevel & finger grip slots
  • Blade Grind: 50/50
  • Pivot assembly: Caged Ceramic ball bearing washer
  • Opener: Top Flipper Tab
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock

The Crow: Intelligence and Style in Your Pocket

As we move from the Magpie to the Crow, you'll see something familiar yet different. Just like the bird it's named after, the Crow EDC pocket knife is smart and classy.

Like its friend, the Magpie, the Crow is designed for everyday tasks. But what makes the Crow special is its bigger size and smooth black handle, which adds a touch of class. Taking inspiration from the cleverness and symbolism of crows, this knife is a stylish accessory for someone who appreciates quality.

Everyday Uses

Let's explore the adaptability of the Crow knife, whether you're tackling your daily chores, handling work responsibilities, or facing unexpected emergencies. Here are some ways the Crow knife can improve your day:

  1. Cutting Boxes

There are no more struggles with tough tape and cardboard. The sharp blade effortlessly slices through packaging, making it perfect for unboxing shipments quickly and easily, whether it's at home, in the workplace, or during emergency response situations.

  1. Work Tasks

The Crow knife proves invaluable for various workplace tasks. Whether you're in construction, maintenance, or any other field, it's a versatile tool for cutting materials, opening packages, or handling repairs efficiently.

  1. Outdoor Exploration

Whether you're camping, hiking, or simply enjoying nature, the Crow is a useful tool for various tasks, such as cutting rope, preparing food, or crafting makeshift tools.

  1. Everyday Utility

The Crow knife's utility knows no bounds at home or in any setting. It's ideal for household chores, DIY projects, or even opening bottles during social gatherings. From trimming materials to cutting fabric, its flexibility makes it a must-have tool for everyday use.

  1. Emergencies

In critical situations, the Crow knife proves to be an essential tool. Its sharpness and versatility can aid in various emergency scenarios, from cutting through obstacles to assisting in first aid situations.


Let's discuss the Crow knife's qualities. It has a strong, carefully crafted black resin handle that will last even when used daily. The Crow's tough blade is made of Sandvik 14C28N steel, which stays sharp and lasts a long time.

  • Blade Length: 86.2mm (3.39" inch)
  • Overall Length: 207mm (8.14" inch)
  • Folded Length: 120mm (4.72" inch)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5mm (.09" inch)
  • Weight: 166g (5.85 oz)

The Crow EDC pocket knife is smart, stylish, and valuable, making it a fantastic choice for today's modern folks.

The Kookaburra: A Symbol of Australian Ingenuity

The Kookaburra EDC pocket knife is a great example of Australia's spirit. It symbolises ingenuity and its link to the country's diverse wildlife and culture.

Design Elements

The Kookaburra knife has a sharp drop-point blade shaped like a bird's beak. Its handle is crafted from light maple wood with touches of turquoise resin, reflecting the colours of the bird's feathers. This mix of materials adds to its visual appeal and enhances its functionality, providing a comfortable grip for everyday use.

Everyday Uses

  1. Opening Packages

Be it a parcel from an online purchase or a package from a friend, the Kookaburra's sharp blade makes quick work of any packaging materials.

  1. Trimming Threads

Need to tidy up loose threads on your favourite shirt? The precision of the Kookaburra's blade ensures clean cuts every time.

  1. Slicing Food

From slicing fruits for a picnic to preparing ingredients for a meal, the Kookaburra's razor-sharp blade makes food prep effortless.

  1. Cutting Fishing Line

Are you enjoying a day by the river? The Kookaburra is the perfect companion for cutting fishing lines with ease.

  1. DIY Projects

Whether at home or out and about, the Kookaburra is handy for DIY tasks like cutting rope, stripping wire or trimming materials for crafts.


  • Blade Length: 87mm (3.42 inches)
  • Overall Length: 206mm (8.11 inches)
  • Folded Length: 118mm (4.64 inches)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5mm (0.09 inches)
  • Weight: 129g (4.55 oz)

  • Blade Steel: 14C28N Sandvik Swedish Steel
  • Blade Type: Drop point razor
  • Scale Material: Light Maple wood with turquoise resin
  • Blade Hardness: 58HRC

  • Clip Material: CK1055 Spring Steel (Heat treated to 44 HRC)
  • Hardware: Brass Passivated screws & Clip
  • Blade Grind: Triple Bevel & finger grip slots
  • Pivot assembly: Caged Ceramic ball bearing washer
  • Opener: Top Flipper Tab
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock


Exploring the practicality and adaptability of the Magpie, Crow, and Kookaburra EDC pocket knives leads us to conclude that they are more than tools and offer solutions for everyday challenges. 

Remember, having a reliable ECD knife within reach can significantly ease navigating life's surprises. If you're intrigued by the craftsmanship and functionality of these knives, why not explore the complete collection from Koi Knives? Experience firsthand how their commitment to excellence and innovation can enhance your everyday carry.

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