Kitchen knives are the right size for chopping veggies and butchering meats. But that didn’t stop Faraway Forge from making this impractical chef’s knife just to prove that it could be done. Its blade started as a rusty piece of scrap metal, and the finished piece looks more appropriate for combat than for cooking.
Swiss Army Knife maker Victorinox now offers their Classic SD and Classic Alox pocket knives in a total of 30 colors. So no matter what your mood or style, there’s one for pocket or keychain. The 7-function Classic SD has ABS plastic scales while the 5-function Classic Alox has embossed aluminum scales.
Victorinox’s hefty survival and emergency rescue knife packs in 15 tools, including a serrated locking blade, window breaker, Philips screwdriver, wire stripper, seat belt cutter, disc saw, and more. It’s available in black or fluorescent yellow. Comes with a nylon belt pouch.
Perhaps the most important tool to keep in your pocket is a knife. Pocket knives can open packages, cut rope, offer protection, and save lives. But you don’t need a big, heavy knife to reap the benefits of this critical tool. Everyday Carry showcases a dozen great blades, each weighing less than 3 ounces.
Bomber & Company’s lightweight pendant sheath conceals a compact version of their B-2 Nano Blade. Its key-shaped 1″ blade locks in firmly and discreetly inside when not in use, and holds tight when you need it. Made from jet black 440C stainless steel for durability.
This budget, palm-sized tool is ideal for opening packages but also packs a couple of bonus tools. In addition to its fold-out knife blade, it has a slotted screwdriver, bottle opener, and a 4-size wrench. It’s made from 3CR13 stainless steel with a dark stonewashed finish.
We’ve seen how individual blacksmiths and blademakers painstakingly handcraft knives one at a time. This factory footage from Sweden’s Morakniv shows us the opposite – how robots and other machines crank out thousands of knives each day. Humans are still involved in the assembly and quality assurance processes.
This minimal knife is machined from a 4mm thick piece of twill-weave carbon fiber. It’s incredibly lightweight at just 25 grams. It’s definitely a case of form over function though, as carbon fiber won’t retain a razor-sharp edge. It’s best used as a dagger, letter opener, or display piece.
Created by Axis Blades, this tactical knife offers quick out-the-front deployment and a stealthy and minimal design. It has a 3.9″ drop point blade, and a glass breaker in its butt. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop. Must be 18+ to purchase. Be sure to check your local knife laws.
Italian knifemaker Maserin’s pocket tool is substantial and versatile. It starts off with a 2.6″ stainless steel knife blade, and adds to that a tool blade with a can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches and more. It’s all set into a handsome body with sturdy G-10 handle scales. Available in black/black, black/silver, blue, or orange.
Roxon’s economical multitool has just about everything you could need. Functions include a saw, knife, can opener, bottle opener, flat screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, flint stone, whistle, reamer, scraper, and awl. It has stainless steel blades and a nylon/fiberglass handle.
Beef up your kitchen with these exquisite knives from Forge to Table. These razor-sharp steel knives are hand-forged and hand-polished with a Kurouchi finish. The 4-piece set includes an 8″ Gyoto chef knife, a 10″ serrated bread knife, a 6″ utility knife, and 7-in-1 kitchen shears. Save $22 with code SLICE22 in The Awesomer Shop.
Everyday Carry’s selection of budget-priced pocket knives proves you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a good blade. From the classic utility of the Opinel No. 9 to the modern and minimal looks of the QSP Penguin Pocket Knife, every knife on the list can be had for less than $55.
This handy gadget packs in 13 tools in one. All of its blades fold out of the same end, and it’s made entirely from stainless steel. In addition to its straight-edged knife, functions include flat and Phillips drivers, a can opener, a bottle opener, a box cutter, a wire stripper, a rope cutter, a file, and a tungsten glass breaker.
Designed by Lucas Burnley for CRKT, this compact but substantial knife belongs in your pocket. It features a G10 handle with carbon fiber inlays and an 8Cr14MoV steel wharncliffe blade with a stonewash finish. Its thumb slot makes for easy opening, while a thick lock bar ensures a secure blade position when in use.
Ka-Bar’s drop-point knife was designed to mimic the look of a box wrench. A special forging process gives it that mottled texture, while the embossed handle completes the look. It’s made from 425 high-carbon stainless steel and measures 7.125″ overall, with a 3″ blade length. Includes a hard plastic sheath.
There’s no question that a good pocket knife is an important tool for both everyday tasks and emergencies. And when you’re under the gun, you want a quick-opening blade. Everyday Carry is here with 10 models which use a spring to boost their deployment speed and ease of opening. We’re quite partial to the CRKT P.S.D.
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.
StatGear’s T3 tool has everything you need to escape a car wreck, including a 3.25″ stainless serrated blade, a seatbelt cutter, a spring-loaded window punch, and an LED flashlight. Comes with a belt clip and nylon sheath. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
Spring is upon us, so it’s time to get out into the yard and tidy things up. This compact multitool includes a wood saw for trimming branches and heavy-duty scissors for pruning and other cutting tasks. But it’s not just for gardening, with everyday tools like a pocket knife, corkscrew, tweezers, and a toothpick.
Gerber’s pint-sized cleaver is designed for scraping and cutting, and looks great doing either. It’s got a 7Cr17MoV steel blade, wrapped in machined aluminum scales, and comes with a durable multi-mount sheath with a quick-release button. Available in black/stainless or green/black.
StatGear’s small but mighty pocket knife has an incredibly sharp D2 steel blade, connected to a skeletonized stainless steel frame. Its 2″ blade deploys quickly with a ball-bearing hinge, while its 3″ ergonomic handle is designed for a firm and reassuring grip.
Whether you need to open packages or cut paper for craft projects, a good utility knife can be a great addition to your kit. Everyday Carry picked 11 of their favorite models in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the minimal Olfa Craft Utility Knife 34B to the safety-minded Slice 10495 Utility Knife, with its ceramic blade.
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.