Camillus has built durable knives for over 130 years and one of their latest has caught our attention! The Camillus EDC3 pocket knife is lightweight and compact but still packs a punch – exactly what we need for camping, hiking, and beyond. Let’s take a closer look.
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The Camillus EDC3 has a skeletonized handle, which gives it a modern design and tactical looking appearance. The 3-inch blade is quite functional and has a partial serrated blade—making it useful for a variety of tasks throughout the day.
That skeletonized handle is lightweight and easy to grip. The blade is perfectly balanced, making cutting and slicing a breeze. The serrated edged is ideal for certain cutting tasks like cutting twine or cutting potatoes.
Ease of Use:
Opening the blade is easy. Closing it is another story – bringing up our only complaint about the Camillus EDC3. You have to pull up on the locking mechanism – requiring use of both hands to close the blade. Less than ideal!
The blade comes sharp out of the box as the blade is forged from Japanese AUS-8 Steel. The surface is treated with Carbonitride Titanium—a proprietary surface treatment containing titanium.
Overall Value of the Camillus EDC3:
We found the Camillus EDC3 online for $20 and feel that it’s a fantastic value—especially when you factor in the lifetime warranty. And most note worthy is that there are no raised edges or flaws in the build, making it a great everyday pocket knife.