Gear Patrol: The Best Utility Knives

Are you really going to use your heirloom pocket knife to open an Amazon package? It’s not that boxes are bad for blades. (In fact, if your pocket knife can’t stand up to a little cardboard, that’s a whole different can of worms.) But, as they say, there’s a tool for every job.

When it comes to DIY projects around the house, prepping for more involved construction jobs or breaking down a bunch of cardboard boxes, it pays to have a utility knife close at hand. After extensive testing — and hundreds of packages — these are the best ones we’ve found.
They are not glamorous, but I appreciate their effectiveness. Everything from James Brand to a sliding Stanley. And my EDC-style folding Husky.