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U.S., France and Europe Pocket Knives Market

U.S., France and Europe Pocket Knives Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, Application and Distribution Channel : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023 - 2032

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Author's: Sugandha Srivastava | Roshan Deshmukh
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U.S., France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market, 2032

The U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives market size was valued at $347.9 million in 2023 and is projected to reach $594.6 million by 2033, registering a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period.

A pocket knife is a compact knife with numerous blades that fold into the grip for secure operation. As multipurpose tools, pocketknives are used for a variety of tasks, including whittling & woodcarving, butchering small game, gutting & filleting small fish, assisting in the preparation of tinder & kindling for fires, boring holes in soft materials, opening envelopes, cutting twine, slicing fruit, and using them as a form of self-defense.

U.S., France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market

Key Takeaways

  • By type, the single blade segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2023.
  • By application, the outdoor activities segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2023.
  • By distribution channel, the offline channel segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2023.

By country, Europe was the highest revenue contributor in 2023.

Market Dynamics

Rise in demand for multipurpose knife

Most people prefer multipurpose knives. Although longer blades are also available, the normal length of a multipurpose knife's blade is 3 to 10 cm. It is quite thin and hardly ever thicker than 3 mm at the spine. It is made of stainless steel, which has a hardness rating in between 55 and 58 HRC (Hardness Rockwell C). Such a blade is secured with a stronger lock rather than the more normal slip-joint lock, often either a liner-lock or a bolt-type lock. It has a sleek, lightweight design, and a modest assortment of well-done essentials.

Multi-tool and multi-purpose pocket knives are easier to use and carry as they are free of many unnecessary accessories. Hence, effective features of pocket knives are expected to propel the growth of the U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives market.

Increased availability of innovative knives

Numerous sturdy styles of pocket knives are available, including those made by well-known brands such as Spyderco and Gerber. Moreover, there are numerous variations, including lock-back, stainless steel, and wooden designs. Pocket knives are available in a wide range of vivid, organic, rustic, industrial, or fashionable personalized designs to suit any personality, thus increased the U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market Growth.

In addition, personalized pocket knives come in high quality, with uniqueness and meaningfulness, which increases consumers retention. Customers customize their pocket knives by including valuable stones, diamonds, or their preferred material. Thus, the ability to customize pocket knives is expected to increase the demand for U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives.

Misuse of pocket knives

However, the number of crimes involving pocket knives is rapidly rising, affecting the U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market Demand. In addition, the use of pocket knives for criminal activities has been reported to many authorities where people are charged with murder, aggravated bodily injury, and wounding, all caused by pocket knives. The perpetrators utilize hidden pocket knives to hold the victim hostage, and if the victim does not cooperate, they stab and kill the victim. According to research, police prosecutors have frequently pushed the courts to address the issue of pocket knives being used in criminal activity Moreover, majority of the women who are victims of domestic violence are usually injured by pocket knives. Consequently, the market for U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives is expected to be constrained as their usage in crimes rises.

Risk associated with pocket knives

Although they are practical and have a number of benefits, pocket knives carry risks when used with negligence. In addition, pocket knives cut into the skin just as easily as wood or fish and might potentially cause serious injury. In addition, users should exercise particular caution while using it and be cautious when pulling it out or putting it back. To prevent issues, handling pocket knives properly is recommended. In certain nations, the government has implemented regulations due to the detrimental effects of carrying a pocket knife. In addition, several locations forbid U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives. For instance, carrying or owning a knife in Massachusetts that has a blade longer than 1.5 inches is prohibited.

In addition, it is against the law to carry some blades covertly in New Mexico. Therefore, different regulatory rules for using pocket knives may impede the expansion of the U.S., France, & Europe pocket knife market .

Development of innovative blade

On the other hand, to meet consumer demand, there are many different types of pocket knives. The drop-point blade's convex spine, which gently slopes down toward the tip, is another well-liked blade. A wide edge and an easy blade removal mechanism are also features of this type of pocket knife. The sheepfoot blade pocket knife is also a well-liked variation on the market for U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives.

According to U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market Analysis, the sheepsfoot blade's flat or slightly curved edge also acts as a distinguishing characteristic. Although the shape of the tip of pocket knives varies, it frequently dips downward near the tip.

There is a lot of room for developing pocket knives using novel materials rather than traditional ones. Furthermore, a few producers have already created pocket knives using distinctive materials including blue tough ceramic, light grey tough ceramic, and burgundy tough ceramic. In addition, pocket knives made of unusual materials are expected to raise demand in the market for pocket knives. In addition, customers in the market have a propensity to value a product's originality. The primary target market for manufacturers is the consumer who looks for novel and inventive items. Consequently, there is a lot of demand for novel pocket knives made of new materials in the U.S., France, & Europe market. This has also created U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market opportunities.

SEGMENTAL OVERVIEW

The U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives market is segmented on the basis of type, application, distribution channel, and country. On the basis of type, the market is categorized into single-blade, multi-blade and Swiss army knives and multi-tools. According to the application, the pocket knives market is fragmented into outdoor activities and indoor activities. As per the distribution channel, the market is divided into e-commerce and offline channels. Moreover, the pocket knives market is further classified into third-level segmentation through the distribution channel. On the basis of offline channel, the market is classified into hypermarkets/supermarkets, convenience stores, and others. Country-wise, the market is analyzed across U.S., France, & Europe.

By type

By type, the single blade segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2023 with a CAGR of 5.9% and is expected to maintain its dominance in th U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market Forecast period. Moreover, single blade pocket knives exist in many different shapes and sizes, their simplicity and compactness are by far their best qualities. Furthermore, the demand for single blade pocket knives is expected to increase as a result of these advantages. Various varieties of pocket knives such as multi-tool pocket knives, single-blade folders exclusively focus on the design of one larger blade. These knives frequently have locking mechanisms that stabilize and reinforce them for more difficult operations. These knives are perfect for consumers looking for a sturdy all-purpose knife because they may also have spring-loaded opening mechanisms that allow fast opening, hence contributing toward the growth of the U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives market.

U.S., France and Europe Pocket Knives Market
By Type
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The Multi-Blade segment would witness the fastest growth, registering a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.

By Application

By application, the outdoor activities segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2023. Moreover, numerous tasks, including fishing, hunting, making kindling, cutting rope, and splitting firewood, involve the use of pocket knives. In addition, consumers across the U.S. and Europe are already accustomed to using pocket knife to clean fish, to prepare the bait, and to cut the fishing line.

Moreover, kindling is a lifesaver when starting a fire with moist logs. When it comes to slicing little twigs and wood chips into useful fire starters, a pocket knife is a lifesaver. Therefore, a variety of uses for pocket knives in outdoor activities is projected to accelerate the U.S., France, & Europe market expansion and has increased U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market Size.

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By Application
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Indoor Activities segment would witness the fastest growth, registering a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period.

By Distribution Channel

By distribution channel, the offline channel segment was the largest U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market Share  in 2023 and is expected to have the largest market share in 2033 as pocket knives are widely available to consumers through offline channel, which cover large segments of pocket knives. In addition, it has organized stores with a broad selection of pocket knives and a presence both domestically and abroad. According to U.S. France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market Trends, customers find several kinds of pocket knives at these kinds of shops, including single-blade and multiple-blade that are available in the market. These kinds of stores provide customers with access to niche products. As a result, the development of offline channels in several countries creates profitable openings for the expansion of the U.S., France, & Europe pocket knife market. Through these channels, manufacturers provide exclusive discounts and encourage supermarket and hypermarket chains to sell their own goods, which helps to increase the demand for U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives.

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By Distribution Channel
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E-Commerce segment would witness the fastest growth, registering a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period.

By Country

By country, Europe held the largest share in 2023 as the market for pocket knives in Europe is expected to be driven by the rise in disposable income and the surge in popularity of several types of pocket knives. The demand for single-blade and multi-blade models as well as Swiss army and multi-tool models have increased in recent years. Moreover, it is expected that the rise in demand for U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives in the area is projected to be boosted by the growing popularity of bespoke material-based models.

Competitive Analysis

The market expansion is driven by factors such as rapid growth in infrastructural development as well as various advancements in developing countries. The major players operating in the U.S., France & Europe pocket knives market are Spyderco, Inc., Gerber, Victorinox, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., Kai USA Ltd, Fontenille Pataud, Pro-Tech Knives, LLC, Atelier Perceval, Opinel, Heinr.Boker Baumwerk GmbH Solingen, ANTONINI SRL, Manufacturas Muela, and Laguiole.com.

The report profiles 13 key companies. Moreover, the company profiles include various data-points such as company overview, company executives, recent financials of the company, major growth strategies espoused by company, new initiatives, and advancements by company to sustain and mend their position in the U.S., France, & Europe Pocket Knives Market, and others.

Recent Developments in U.S., France & Europe pocket knives Industry

  • In January 2023, VICTORINOX launched CLASSIC PRECIOUS ALOX WITH NEW WOVEN PATTERN, which has taken its refreshed assortment to the next level, enhancing the diversity of the popular small pocket knives with a new 3D haptic experience.
  • In October 2023, Victorinix has launched Winter Magic 2023 pocket knife, which is the fifth edition of the Victorinox Winter Magic collection inspired by the season.
  • In July 2022, Opinel USA launched Picnic+ designed to eliminate the need for disposable cutlery for meals on-the-go. It includes the Folding Knife, fork insert, spoon insert, and a dual-use microfiber napkin.
  • In November 2022, Victorinox and Off-White™ have co-created Swiss Army Knife, which has bought together the best of both brands. It has combined Victorinox expertise and its brand values of functionality, quality, innovation, and iconic design with the creativity and boldness of Off-White™.
  • In April 2022, the newly renovated Victorinox Brand Store in Brunnen presented itself after three months of renovation work. The store in Brunnen is the first Victorinox Brand Store worldwide to feature this innovative design concept. It provides visitors with a completely new shopping experience in the Victorinox world: from novelties to highlights in the areas of luggage, watches, pocketknives, kitchen knives, and perfume.

Key benefits

  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market with current and future trends to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
  • Information regarding key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with their impact analysis on the market is provided in the report.
  • Porter's five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers and suppliers operating in the industry.
  • A quantitative analysis of the pocket knives market from 2018 to 2033 is provided to determine the market potential.

U.S., France and Europe Pocket Knives Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Type
  • Single-blade,
  • Multi-blade and
  • Swiss Army Knives & Multi-tools
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By Application
  • Indoor Activities
  • Outdoor Activities)
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By Distribution Channel
  • E-commerce
  • Offline channels
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By Country
  • U.S.
  • France
  • Europe
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Key Market Players

Fontenille Pataud, Laguiole.com, Atelier Perceval, Pro-Tech Knives, LLC, Opinel, Gerber, Victorinox, ANTONINI SRL, Heinr.Boker Baumwerk GmbH Solingen, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., Kai USA Ltd, Spyderco, Inc., Manufacturas Muela

Analyst Review

According to the top CXOs, Europe is projected to witness the largest share during the forecast period owing to rise in penetration of outdoor activities in the region. The major emerging markets include the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, and others. The population summed up with a significant demand, rising disposable income, huge investment, and varieties of pocket knives are the important factors that propel the growth of pocket knives entities in emerging markets. Moreover, emerging markets are highly influenced by western culture, and hence there is an increase in outdoor activities and other amenities. Furthermore, the U.S. is the leading destination for tourists, and food and lodging is the highest revenue generator in the tourism industry. Therefore, rise in penetration of outdoor activities establishments is expected to fuel the growth of the pocket knives market in nations of Europe.

One of the primary drivers for increase in demand for pocket knives is the increased demand for small tools having multiple features across the U.S. and Europe. Many new market players are expected to enter the pocket knives market over the forecast period, attracted by profitable growth and high profit margins.

Another factor that influences the demand for pocket knives is the rise in demand for effective tools for cutting, whittling, and woodcarving in various activities such as hunting and camping. Moreover, there is an increase in the demand for pocket knives as customers seek efficient, secure, and small tools for their use. Consequently, the demand for pocket knives has seen a multifold increase in the past four years, especially in the developed countries of Europe.

 

 

Author Name(s) : Sugandha Srivastava | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

The U.S., France, & Europe pocket knives market size was valued at $347.9 million in 2023 and is projected to reach $594.6 million by 2033, registering a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period.

The forecast period in the U.S., France & Europe Pocket Knives Market report is 2024 to 2033.

The base year calculated in the U.S., France & Europe Pocket Knives Market report is 2023.

The major players operating in the U.S., France & Europe pocket knives are Spyderco, Inc., Gerber, Victorinox, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., Kai USA Ltd, Fontenille Pataud, Pro-Tech Knives, LLC, Atelier Perceval, Opinel, Heinr.Boker Baumwerk GmbH Solingen, ANTONINI SRL, Manufacturas Muela, and Laguiole.com.

The single-blade segment is the most influential segment in the U.S., France & Europe Pocket Knives Market report.

Europe holds the maximum market share of the U.S., France & Europe Pocket Knives Market.

The market value of the U.S., France & Europe Pocket Knives Market in 2023 was $347.9 million.

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U.S., France and Europe Pocket Knives Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023 - 2032