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Klein Pocket Knives Enter the Market

Klein Utility and Pocket Knives Expands

Meet the New Klein Pocket Knives and Utility Knives

Tough new designs and features specifically for the electrician are what the new line of knives from Klein is all about. The Klein Pocket Knives include 5 models, all equipped with 440A stainless steel blades, dual thumb studs for one-handed opening, and a pocket clip. The expansion also includes a wide range of utility knives including two new designs and three existing knives with improved features.


Pricing isn’t available yet since the Klein Pocket Knives and Utility Knives haven’t hit store shelves yet. We expect the knives to be in the $30 range and the utility knives to be around the same range of current models. Like everything we’ve seen from Klein, these new cutting tools are designed around the needs of the professional tradesman.


“A knife is one of the more versatile tools in an electrician’s tool belt or bag. We designed these knives knowing they would have to be durable and multi-functional.”

– Laura Ranieri, Klein Tools senior product manager

Klein Pocket Knives

Klein Assisted Open Camouflage Knife (44140)

Klein Pocket Knives - Klein Assisted Open Camouflage Knife - 44140

The Klein 44140 Assisted Open Camouflage Knife is constructed with a black finish, Tanto-style blade point, and spring assisted opening. Dual thumb studs make it easy no matter what your dominant hand is. Realtree Xtra Camouflage designed nylon handle with rubber grip and TPR over-mold gives it an attractive, secure grip.

  • Blade Length: 3.75″
  • Handle Length: 4.5″
  • Handle Material: Nylon/Rubber
  • Overall Length: 8.25″
  • Weight (oz.): 4.5

Assisted Open Tactical Knife (44141)

Klein Pocket Knives - Klein Assisted Open Tactical Knife 44141

The Klein Assisted Open Tactical Knife features a black aluminum handle with rubber grip and TPR overmold along with spring assisted opening. It also has Lanyard hole that allows knife to be tethered safely to prevent loss of knife or injury from dropped knife.

  • Blade Length: 3.75″
  • Handle Length: 4.5″
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Overall Length: 8.25″
  • Weight (oz.): 5

Electrician’s Pocket Knife (44201)

Klein Pocket Knives - Klein Electricians Pocket Knife 44201

The Klein 44201 Electrician’s Pocket Knife features a satin finish drop point blade and anodized aluminum handle for corrosion resistance. A standard liner lock secures blade in open position.

  • Blade Length: 3.75″
  • Handle Length: 4.25″
  • Handle Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • Overall Length: 8″
  • Weight (oz.): 5

Folding Pocket Knife (44144)

Klein Pocket Knives - Klein Folding Pocket Knife 44144

Just like the Electrician’s Pocket Knife, the Klein Folding Pocket Knife has a satin finish blade and anodized aluminum handle for corrosion resistance. It also equipped with a standard liner lock.

  • Blade Length: 4″
  • Handle Length: 4″
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Overall Length: 8″
  • Weight (oz.): 4.5

Compact Pocket Knife (44142)

Klein Pocket Knives - Klein Compact Pocket Knife 44142

The Klein 44142 Compact Pocket Knife offers a satin finish drop point blade and a black aluminum handle that resists corrosion. It also features a classic back lock that secures blade in open position.

  • Blade Length: 3.5″
  • Handle Length: 3.5″
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Overall Length: 7″
  • Weight (oz.): 2.25

New and updated Utility Knives

 Auto-Loading Folding Retractable Utility Knife (44130)

Klein Utility Knives - Klein Auto-Loading Folding Retractable Utility Knife 44130

The Klein 44130 Auto-Loading Folding Retractable Utility Knife offers auto-loading blades with quick release button for faster and safer blade changes. This model has internal blade storage for up to 3 blades.

  • Length Closed: 4.25″
  • Overall Length with Blade: 6.625″
  • Weight (lbs.): 0.47

Camo Assisted Open Folding Utility Knife (44135)

Klein Utility Knives - Klein Camo Assisted Open Folding Utility Knife 44135

The Klein 44135 Camo Assisted Open Folding Utility Knife features a Realtree Xtra Camo design handle with rubber grip and TPR over-mold. It uses the standard utility blades #44103/#44101 and features spring-assisted opening with dual thumb knob.

  • Length Closed: 4.44″
  • Overall Length: 6.56″
  • Weight (lbs.): 0.29

Folding Utility Knife (44131)

Klein Utility Knives - Klein Utility Knife 44131

This is an updated Klein Folding Utility Knife, now with new wire stripping notch. The knife also offers high-quality triple ground blades, and push button for easy open and close.

  • Length Closed: 4.125″
  • Overall Length with Blade: 6.25″
  • Weight (lbs.): 0.27

Klein-Kurve Retractable Utility Knife (44133)

Klein Utility Knives - Klein-Kurve Retractable Utility Knife 44133

Just like the Klein Folding Utility Knife, the Klein-Kurve Retractable Utility Knife (44133) comes with a new wire stripping notch and internal blade storage for up to 6 blades.

  • Length Closed: 6.875″
  • Overall Length with Blade: 7.0″
  • Weight (lbs.): 0.47

Self-Retracting Utility Knife (44136)

Klein Utility Knives - Klein Self-Retracting Utility Knife 44136

The Klein 44136 Self-Retracting Utility Knife incorporates a wire-stripping notch. Its blade auto-retracts fully into housing when slider is released to meet new OSHA standards. Standard utility blades #44103 and #44101 can be used as replacements. For greater visibility, the model is designed with yellow handle.

  • Length Closed: 5.0″
  • Overall Length: 5.75″
  • Weight (lbs.): 0.44

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