Awesome Knives

The Sure Defender

The Sure Defender

Forgotten Weapons takes a look at an unusual piece that dates back to the 1860s. The Sure Defender combined brass knuckles, a wavy dagger, and a single-shot pistol in one. It wasn’t the most practical weapon, but it certainly gave users a variety of options.

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO’s pocket tool combines three useful functions in one. In addition to working as a 2200mAh emergency power bank, it has a tri-mode 400 lumen flashlight, and a 3″ utility blade. It’s made from anodized aluminum, is water- and impact-resistant, and is USB rechargeable.

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife
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SOG’s keychain-sized knife is perfect for everyday needs, like cutting twine, opening boxes, or slicing packing tape. It measures just 3.5″ long when closed, and has a built-in bottle opener and a smart key-latch ring for easy addition and removal of keys.

Making a Folding Key Knife

Making a Folding Key Knife

Miller Knives decided he could use another keychain knife so he set about building one that actually looks like a key. To make it work, he layered together three keys, cut the middle one to allow space, machined a butter knife for the blade, then joined the pieces together with a couple of nails.

Gerber Doubledown Folding Machete

Gerber Doubledown Folding Machete

Gerber’s versatile outdoor cutting tool folds up to less than half its size for easy carrying. It can cut, chop, and split wood, and has a quad locking system to ensure that its blade is firmly in place. It comes in green or black with a stainless blade, or black with a black blade. Measures 6.75″ closed, 15.1″ open.

Hunter OTF Knife

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Axis Blades’ tactical knife has a quick-deploying out-the-front design. It’s got a 3.9″ drop point blade with a serrated edge and a glass breaker on the back of its handle for emergencies. Save an additional 20% with code CMSAVE20 through 11.30.21 in The Awesomer Shop. Check your local laws before purchasing.

Knife Organizer + Display Case

Knife Organizer + Display Case
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Do you collect pocket knives? Keep them organized and easily accessible in this clamshell organizer case. It holds up to 64 knives in its four storage flaps, each lined with numerous elastic straps. You can also use it to store other kinds of pocket tools.

Neiko 4-in-1 Utility Knife

Neiko 4-in-1 Utility Knife
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Every tool kit needs a utility knife for opening packages and breaking down boxes. Neiko’s folding knife also functions as a screwdriver, with its built-in hex driver and storage for Phillips and slotted bits. Its cleverly-designed blade holder provides a razor-sharp wire stripper, and the case has storage for spare blades.

CRKT CEO Compact Carbon Fiber Knife

CRKT CEO Compact Carbon Fiber Knife

Designed by knifemaker Richard Rogers, this handsome pocket knife exudes class with its slimline design, satin steel blade, and carbon fiber handle scales. Its compact blade measures 2.62″ long, is made from S35VN blade steel, and has a flipper and liner lock for fast and secure deployment.

EDCfans Keychain Multitool Box Cutter

EDCfans Keychain Multitool Box Cutter
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EDCfans’ stainless steel keychain tool combines a retractable box cutter/utility knife with a bottle opener, multi-wrench, slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, a carbide glass breaker, and an imperial/metric mini-ruler. It takes standard utility blades and comes with a detachable skull design belt/pocket clip.

Victorinox Classic Precious Alox Pocket Knife

Victorinox Classic Precious Alox Pocket Knife
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This special series of pocket knives from Victorinox features a nifty woven pattern on its Alox scales. The design added a touch of color and texture, while the Swiss-made knife offers four useful everyday functions: blade, scissors, nail file, and screwdriver. Comes in five colors and includes a keychain ring.

ET2 Titanium EDC Utility Knife

ET2 Titanium EDC Utility Knife
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This compact knife is just the right size to carry on your keychain. Its retractable utility blade is ideal for opening packages and breaking down boxes. Its body is made from TC21 titanium alloy, and its blade is 9Cr18MoV high carbon steel. Choose from silver, grey, or DLC black finishes, and either a waterdrop or T-shape blade.

Victorinox Swiss Champ XXL Pocket Knife

Victorinox Swiss Champ XXL Pocket Knife
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Packing in 73 functions and weighing 12.5 oz., the Swiss Champ XXL is barely pocketable, but it is an impressive bit of kit. It’s loaded with screwdrivers, files, knives, cutters, wrenches, and just about every other tool you can think of. It’s even got a ballpoint pen and an LED flashlight.

CRKT Scribe Knife

CRKT Scribe Knife

Simplicity is the name of the game with this compact knife from CRKT and T.J. Schwarz Design. It features a fixed 1.74″ 5Cr15MoV steel blade, set into a textured ABS thermoplastic handle. Rather than needing a separate sheath, its body has a built-in pocket clip, and a snap-on cap protects its blade when not in use.

Gerber Lockdown Multitool

Gerber Lockdown Multitool

This compact tool combines versatility with a pocket-friendly form factor. It comes in two versions, both with a 2.5″ liner lock knife, a #11 utility blade, and a file with a chisel edge. The Drive adds a 1/4″ driver with a double sided bit and an awl, and the Pry has a pry bar, nail puller, scissors, flathead drivers, and a bottle opener.

Slim Damascus Pen Knife

Slim Damascus Pen Knife
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This thin folding knife has a straight-back blade made from 60 HRC hammered steel with a beautiful Damascus pattern. Its snakewood handle has a similarly rippled design, accented by a bright blue aluminum clip. A liner lock keeps the blade from accidentally closing. It measures 7.75″ overall with a 3.5″ blade length.

Gerber Prybrid X Utility Tool

Gerber Prybrid X Utility Tool
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This elongated version of Gerber’s Prybrid tool has a longer pry bar, providing added leverage for pulling nails and separating items. In addition to its retractable utility blade, it functions as a wire stripper, screwdriver, and bottle opener, and comes with a short length of paracord.

Higo no Kami Brass Pocket Knives

Higo no Kami Brass Pocket Knives
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Handmade in Japan’s Nagao Kanekoma factory, these pocket folders have a Wharncliffe blade made from Warikomi steel, wrapped in a satin brass handle, and comes in three sizes. The simple design and antique style have been passed down through five generations over 125 years. It also comes in satin black.

King’s Card Knife

King’s Card Knife
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Ironsmith Co.’s unique titanium wallet card features a hand-ground cutting edge on one of its corners. It’s been etched with a King of Spades skeleton design on front, and intricate scrollwork pattern on its back. They also make a Joker version.

Kershaw Cinder Pocket Knife

Kershaw Cinder Pocket Knife
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This tiny knife measures just 2.6″ long when closed, making it perfect for keychains. Its 3Cr13 steel blade is ideal for opening packages, cutting rope, breaking down boxes, and holds in place securely with a liner lock mechanism. Its handle is made from glass-reinforced nylon and has a built-in bottle opener at its back end.

CRKT Fawkes D2 Steel Knife

CRKT Fawkes D2 Steel Knife
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Inspired by the phoenix from the Harry Potter universe, this small-batch knife is made using scrapped materials from knife designer Alan Folts. Its D2 steel blade has excellent edge retention, and its orange and brown G10 handle offers a great grip. It has a smooth ball-bearing pivot and an easy-to-close liner lock mechanism.

The History and Future SOG Knives

The History and Future SOG Knives

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools has been making knives for more than 35 years, starting out with combat-inspired blades, making their way into the EDC, multitool, and tactical realms over the years. Everyday Carry looks at the history and evolution of the brand, and where they’re going from here.

Titanium Straight Blade Pry Bar

Titanium Straight Blade Pry Bar
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Despite its minimal looks, this flat bar of machined grade-5 titanium can be very useful. Its tip can be used as a pry bar, while its side functions as a sharp cutting tool. Its handle comes wrapped with paracord, which can be unwound and used in an emergency. Measures appx. 7.9″ long.

Craighill Rook Knife

Craighill Rook Knife
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The accessory design experts at Craighill present their first folding knife. The Rook is a minimal pocket knife made entirely from metal. It has an SV35N steel drop-point blade, a one-handed flipper mechanism, and a frame lock. Available in stainless or tri-color with half-brass/half-stainless handles and a black PVD-coated blade.

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This ultra-compact pocket tool from Outdoor Edge is perfect for opening all those Amazon boxes that get delivered to your house. Its retractable holder accepts standard utility blades, while its handle incorporates flat head and Phillips screwdrivers, a pry tool, and a bottle opener. Comes in black, orange, or blue.

Mossy Oak Outdoor Tool Set

Mossy Oak Outdoor Tool Set
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This set of camping tools and accessories is an outstanding value. It includes a hunting knife, a multi-function axe, and a machete, each with one-piece steel construction and a sheath. There’s also a 250-lumen flashlight, 50 feet of paracord, a stone blade sharpener, a flint firestarter stick, and five carabiner clips.

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