In the market for a knife for frequent slicing and chopping tasks? An everyday pocket knife may not be your best choice. Everyday Carry shares their picks for 10 cleaver-style knives which are ideal for more heavy-duty cutting tasks than typical pocket knives.
THE BEST Knives
Inspired by classic WWII army folders, this Ken Onion-designed knife features “Field Strip” technology, which allows for easy disassembly and cleaning without tools, while still maintaining rigidity. Has a 3.5″ steel drop-point blade, and a 6061 aluminum handle.
You can’t go wrong with this elegant Japanese Higonokami knife. It’s got a sweet damascus-patterned steel blade, and an elegant wood handle carved from a single block of ebony wood. Measures 3.9″ closed and 6.7″ open, and comes with a genuine leather sheath.
Not every knife has to have a single continuous edge, does it? Watch as blademaker Miller Knives cuts out and sculpts a truly unusual knife with a crazy staggered edge. It looks like something out of a video game or a comic book, and also like it would be really deadly.
A limited-edition of Leatherman’s versatile 7-in-1 multitool, featuring a beautiful, durable, and razor-sharp 2.6″ blade made with a damascus pattern. In addition, it packs needlenose and regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, a bottle opener, bit driver, and a carabiner clip.
An elegant hand-hammered white steel knife with traditional Japanese styling, embellished with Best Made’s minimal logo and the word “COURAGE” on the opposite side. Produced by Japan’s Miyamoto Manufacturing Co., who has been making Higo knives for nearly a century.
A razor-sharp scalpel knife masquerading as a mini rifle. It packs a micro screwdriver, which can also be used for changing blades, a bottle opener, and two screwdriver bits. Comes with a sweet mini aluminum display briefcase. Be sure to check out their Crane folding scalpel too.
Knives are typically made from tool steel. But the guys at Ollari’s show us how with the proper cutting blades and an angle grinder, a block of granite can be transformed into a sharp-edged cutting tool as well. We’re betting Primitive Technology would do the same with only a rock.
We love the weathered look of Kershaw’s Ken Onion designed black-oxide washed knife. It has a composite steel blade featuring a Sandvik 14C28N spine with a sharpened D2 cutting edge, which meet in an undulating curve. Has a 3″ blade and measures 7″ when opened.
There are tons of great items that we recommend for your daily load out, but we have to give an extra special shout out to Everyday Carry’s latest list – which celebrates gear made by companies owned or operated by the brave men and women who defend our great nation.
A look at how the Northmen Guild make their White Wolf Bowie knife. The blade is mainly made of stainless steel, carbon and chromium. The handle is made from walnut while the guard and pommel are made of silver. The knife also comes with a custom made leather sheath.
You’ll always win the game with Spyderco’s awesome playing card-themed pocket knife. Designed by custom knifemaker A.T. Barr, it features ivory texture G-10 scales with black spade and red heart inlays, and a liner-lock 2.5-inch CPM S30V stainless steel blade.
Small pocket knives are great, but sometimes you need a tool with a longer blade when working on bigger cutting tasks. Our pals over at Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite folding knives which feature 3″ or longer blades, but are still compact enough to carry.
David Windestal has been entertaining us for a while with his rocket knife-powered destructive antics for a while. This time he and his pals pulled out all the stops, with a nighttime run with LEDs, sparklers, spray paints, and an enormous fireball… all to create modern art.
Jolly Roger Knives‘ tiny steel blade is a great backup survival tool, providing a sharp cutting edge that can be used for cutting twine or as an improvised spear tip. Measures 1.75″ x 1″ and comes with a paracord lanyard and a Kydex sheath. Available in damascus for $50.