Southwire Tools has launched a few new products recently. Of all the launches I have seen from Southwire, these were the most anticipated. As part of their new line, they have added a full selection of pocket knives and drivers. One thing we know about Southwire is their quality is stellar, with price points that allow them to stay accessible for tradesmen. Today, we are going to take a look at the new EDGEFORCE pocket knives that are a part of their new line. Let’s hop into the Southwire EDGEFORCE Knives Review and explore what these are all about.
Southwire EDGEFORCE Knives Review Overview
Southwire is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of building and utility cables in the world. In accomplishing this, they stay in tune with the people using their tools the most. Electricians sing the praises of Southwire for their multimeters and testers as well, not to mention every manner of handtool an electrician could need. Offering unique solutions and improvements has been the name of their game for a long time, but can you really improve pocket knives? Based on these, well, I would say so.
Southwire EDGEFORCE Knives Review Features
Four folding pocket knives are included in the new EDGEFORCE line. The four models are Sheepsfoot, Hawk Bill, Drop Point, and Tanto Pocket Knife models.
Starting with common features of all four knives is the EDGEFORCE technology which uses D2 steel, with a stone wash black oxide coating. Additionally, all blades can be changed for easy maintenance.
The D2 steel featured on all models allows the knife to hold its cutting edge sharpness longer than most competitively priced knives. D2 Steel is a durable blend of high carbon and chromium metal.
All models feature Liner locks for increased safety during use.
The included belt clips allow for easy attachment of the knives to tool belts and pockets.
The handles are made of lightweight but durable metal, with enhanced grips for ultimate comfort during use.
All knives feature a no-hassle lifetime warranty from manufacturer defects.
Southwire’s Sheepsfoot Pocket Knife comes in with a 2.58-inch blade, with an open length of 6.44-inches.
The Sheepsfoot model is ideal for cable splicing with its flat edge blade.
Southwire’s Hawk Bill Pocket Knife has a blade length of 2.60-inches and an open length of 7.24-inches.
The Hawk Bill model is ideal for Pull Cuts and Skinning, as the curved edge gives ideal ergonomics to do so.
Southwire’s Drop Point Pocket Knife features a blade length of 3.26- inches and an overall length of 7.91- inches.
The Drop Point Pocket Knife features a multi-faceted blade with a curve that ends in a point. This model is ideal for all-purpose usage.
Southwire’s Tanto Pocket Knife features a blade length of 3.45-inches and an open length of 8.18-inches making it the largest in the line.
The Tanto Pocket Knife features a blade similar to the Drop Point with the addition of small grooves and curves towards the base of the blade for additional cutting functions. This blade is ideal for piercing, splicing, and tear cuts.
Southwire EDGEFORCE Knives Review Performance
These knives have hype surrounding them with good reason. These pocket knives provide an array of functions and features, all while being attractive to boot. When splicing, splitting and cutting wires and cables the cuts were incredibly clean. The Drop Point knife was tested in several other materials as it is designed for multi-purpose use and didn’t disappoint on cardboard or foam insulation material either.
I am not an expert on cutting wires and cables by any means so if I can achieve clean cuts, I can only imagine how well they would serve a professional. The blades on these pocket knives are a serious bonus as EDGEFORCE technology and D2 steel provide beautiful results.
Southwire EDGEFORCE Knives Review Value
Southwire gets a huge nod for pricing these knives with value in mind, even with more advanced features. All of these knives are available on Amazon.
Sheepsfoot Pocket Knife $19.78
Drop Point Pocket Knife $19.78
The price point for these knives is almost unbelievable when you factor in the sheer quality in person. When you hold one in your hand, they seem like much higher end knives. This sentiment has been echoed by every person that has seen mine in person, assuming they are much more expensive. The price comparison is difficult on tools like this as the range in quality and therefore price is quite vast. To me, they are a great value given their quality and perform significantly better than a lot of other pocket knives I have used.
Southwire EDGEFORCE Knives Review Final Thoughts
I can’t find anything critical to say about these knives from Southwire. If I were aiming to find some negative, it’s that everyone wants to keep one. Pretty much every person that holds these knives begins negotiating to take one home. Thankfully, I’ve been able to keep this team intact thus far but I anticipate they will wander off before long. While Southwire is a company geared towards electricians, a lot of professionals will appreciate the craftsmanship of these knives. Southwire Tools combined a lot of technology to provide quality while maintaining incredible value in these knives. All in all, Southwire nailed this lineup!