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April 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Klein Electricians Pocket Knife (44228)

Klein Electricians Pocket Knife

Let Your EDC Tackle Your Wire Stripping

Klein realizes that half of you electricians likely use your pocket knives as wire strippers anyway, so they’ve gone ahead and designed a knife that actually does the job well. The Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife tackles wire stripping duties for your common solid and stranded wire sizes, without having you run the risk of nicking or cutting them.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: Klein 44228
  • One-handed bearing assisted open
  • Finger flipper
  • Wire stripping notches on the blade strips 14-10 AWG solid, 16-12 AWG stranded wire
  • Hole at the base of the blade for looping electrical wire
  • Stainless steel drop point blade
  • Aluminum handle and blade lock
  • Low-carry pocket clip and tethering hole
  • Price: $19.97

Features

The Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife features a bearing-assisted, finger-flipper mechanism to get the knife open one-handed. It has a drop point stainless steel blade that works well for a jack-of-all-trades approach to cutting. It can slice, it can pierce, and in a pinch, you could use it for some light prying.

Klein Electricians Pocket Knife
Yes, this wire is stranded, but we also tried it out on solid 12 AWG as well.

But the magic of the Klein 44228 revolves more around its wire-stripping functionality. With the blade closed, notches on the blade let you strip 14-10 AWG solid wire and 16-12 AWG stranded wire with ease. It even includes a hole at the base of the blade to assist in making quick wire loops.

Klein Electricians Pocket Knife


The Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife features a stainless steel blade—but, unfortunately, they don’t disclose what kind. Based on the price and performance, we’d guess something similar to 8Cr13MoV or 4Cr14. Meanwhile, the aluminum handle and frame lock offer rigid durability that keeps the blade locked into the open position.

It also features a low-carry pocket clip to secure the knife in your pocket while keeping a low profile. A large tethering hole is helpful for keeping the knife secured to a lanyard, particularly useful when working from height.

Price and Availability

Getting a hold of the Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife ought to be pretty easy, as you can find Klein tools at pretty much any online or B&M tool retailer. It retails for $19.97.


Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife Specs

  • Model: Klein 44228
  • Special Features: Bearing-assist open
  • Wire-Stripping Notches: 10-14 AWG Solid/12-16 AWG Stranded
  • Wire loop hole
  • Lock Style: Frame
  • Blade Type: Drop point
  • Blade Length: 2.95 in.
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Blade Material: Stainless steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11 in.
  • Length Closed: 4.23 in.
  • Length Open: 7.18 in.
  • Height: 1.45 in.
  • Width: 0.62 in.
  • Weight: 3.6 oz.
  • Price: $19.97

For more information about the Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife, click here.

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