While blatantly carrying around a knife is one way to make sure you don’t get attacked, it’s also a quick way to come off as a lunatic to the 99.99% of other people who don’t want to attack you. For a handy knife that’s a bit more covert, consider one of these. Each could assist you in a variety of tasks, and many could still serve as some life-or-death protection if you absolutely needed it.
Like the rug in The Big Lebowski, sometimes a belt can pull your whole look together. When said belt also happens to conceal a blade, well, then it’s pulling double duty.$50
Here’s an idea: ditch a few of those discount cards you’ll never use, and put something worthwhile in your wallet. The Credit Card Knife sports a 440C stainless steel blade and is slim enough to slip right into your wallet. The titanium liner will keep it intact as you carry your wallet around daily.$30
Slipping a pen in your breast pocket is a wise everyday carry move. And while that pen will come in useful more often than this Deluxe Pen Knife, when this knife is needed, you’ll be glad you kept it in your pocket instead. Complete with an undercover half serrated blade and a blue LED flashlight, it’s a last line of defense no one thought you had, or, you know, just a knife you can use whenever you need one.$8
Far from menacing, but also far from obvious. This little Covert Coin Knife can slip right in your jacket pocket and be ready to cut rope or other material in a moment’s notice. No one would suspect anything from it, and it would make quick work of some restraints if that’s a scenario you ever face.$40
The kubaton is a fine self-defense item on its own—assuming you know how to use one—and the best part about it is it’s so unassuming. Well here that unassuming package is actually concealing a blade. Lightweight enough to slip on your key ring and take with you everywhere.$17
Instead of dropping a credit card knife in your wallet, you could have your knife become your wallet, as is the case here. The Gerber GDC Money Clip is a sharp-looking black steel with neon green accents money clip that can hold up to five credit cards while keeping a blade underwraps.$20