As a prime candidate for handiest everyday carry knife, the Kershaw AM-6 Utility Neck Knife ($19) is hardly the most intimidating, but if a quick, at-your-fingertips cutting device is what you need, its small stature is more than made up for in sheer usefulness. Small and light enough at only 1.8 oz, the AM-6 is comparable to wearing a set of dog tags as it is designed to be worn on the attached lanyard around your neck. For greater convenience, the AM-6 can also be attached to a belt or pack strap.

The handle and molded sheath are of glass-filled nylon and can hang discretely under a shirt. The short, 1.5″ triangular blade is made of strong 8Cr13MoV steel with a stonewashed finish and full tang construction assuring reliability. As with all products from Al Mar Knives, the Kershaw AM-6 Utility Neck Knife was made to precision specifications and top quality materials while being affordable to almost everyone.