Awesome Knives

Handmade Japanese Style Knife Set

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.

Best Cheap Pocket Knives 2021

Best Cheap Pocket Knives 2021

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.

Swiss+Tech Multitool Knife

Swiss+Tech Multitool Knife
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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.

CRKT Heron Knife

CRKT Heron Knife

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.

Forged Wrench Knife

Forged Wrench Knife
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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.

Best Spring-assisted Knives 2021

Best Spring-assisted Knives 2021

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.

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.

T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

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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.

Victorinox RangerGrip 71 Gardener Multitool

Victorinox RangerGrip 71 Gardener Multitool
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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 Tri-Tip Mini Cleaver

Gerber Tri-Tip Mini Cleaver
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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 Slinger Flipper Knife

StatGear Slinger Flipper Knife
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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.

Best Utility Knives 2021

Best Utility Knives 2021

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.

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.

Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl Spatha Knife
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Petzl’s knife is perfect for climbers or anyone who needs to cut rope, thanks to its carabiner-compatible center hole, and a dual-edged blade with smooth and serrated edges. The blade notch makes bare-handed opening easy, while the textured wheel is great for gloved use.

Best Pocket Knives 2021

Best Pocket Knives 2021

A good pocket knife is a must for your daily loadout. You never know when you’ll need to open a package, cut a rope, defend yourself, or escape from a dangerous situation. Everyday Carry picked 14 useful and varied pocket knives, from basic classics like the Opinel No. 6 to modern models like the Kershaw Anso Fraxion.

Dapper Design KLIP

Dapper Design KLIP
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This titanium clip is perfect for securely hanging a key ring from a belt loop or bag and also packs a fold-out hobby knife. Its sharp steel blade clicks firmly into place when in use, and has a finger notch for easy deployment.

Leatherman Style CS Keychain Multitool

Leatherman Style CS Keychain Multitool
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Leatherman’s compact Style CS is perfect for everyday carry, putting eight useful functions on your keychain. It has a skeletonized frame like its big brother Skeletool and includes a straight-edged knife, spring-action scissors, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers, a nail file, and a bottle opener/carabiner clip.

CRKT Razel GT Knife

CRKT Razel GT Knife

Designed by blade maker Jon Graham for CRKT, the Razel GT features a snub-nosed straight blade with a chiseled tip that’s great for push-cutting and scraping. It has a smooth-opening ball-bearing pivot and supports easy one-handed closing. Its 3″ long blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, while its handle is 6061 aluminum.

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool
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Leatherman’s take on the Swiss Army knife packs 12 functions, including a 420HC steel blade, scissors, screwdrivers, file, bottle opener, and a slide-out set of tweezers. The tools open smoothly, can be flicked open one hand, and lock firmly with magnets.

Microblade Pill Ti

Microblade Pill Ti

The tiny Microblade Pill Knife will soon arrive in a titanium variant. Small enough to carry on your keychain, the Pill Ti is perfect for opening packages, cutting paper, or removing stickers. Each one is CNC-machined from solid titanium and comes with a protective cap, a quick-release carabiner, and a cap holder.

Oceanus Brass Kraken Blade

Oceanus Brass Kraken Blade

From the makers of the Bosun’s Edge knife comes another beautiful, nautically-inspired tool. The Kraken Blade packages a sharp and replaceable utility blade into an elegant solid brass handle. It deploys with a quick snap action, then holds closed with a magnetic catch. An optional bow shackle can be used for attaching the knife.

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2021 Tiger Orange

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2021 Tiger Orange
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If you love the color orange, 2021 is your year – especially if you need a new pocket knife. Victorinox is offering three of its knives – the grooming-oriented Classic Alox, the multi-tooled Pioneer X Alox, and the large and sharp-bladed Hunter Pro Alox in a wild anodized aluminum shade to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

Boker Plus Subcom Titanium Knife

Boker Plus Subcom Titanium Knife
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Designed by Chad Los Banos for Boker Plus, this stubby pocket knife is small enough to go anywhere. It features a 1-7/8″ straight VG-10 steel blade, titanium scales with bead-blasted edges, a titanium clip. An ambidextrous thumb stud makes for quick and easy opening.

Bibury Pocket Multitool

Bibury Pocket Multitool
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This bargain pocket tool features a similar blade setup to a Swiss Army knife but comes packaged in a rectangular handle. Its functions include a pocket knife, spring-action scissors, can opener, bottle opener, nail file, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, and a SIM card tool. It also has a loop so you can hang it from your keychain.

SOG Kiku XR LTE Knife

SOG Kiku XR LTE Knife

This substantial folding knife features carbon fiber liners and spacers to reduce weight. SOG’s XR mechanism ensures confident locking, and its 3″ tanto-style blade is made from CRYO CTS XHP steel for corrosion resistance and edge retention. Available in Orange G10 + graphite and Blackout Micarta + graphite.

Tacray Titanium Mini Knife

Tacray Titanium Mini Knife
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Tacray’s tiny utility knife is the perfect addition to any keychain and makes quick work of opening boxes, cutting paper and twine, and other everyday tasks. Its body is made from titanium in a blue-tint finish, while its replaceable knife blade is made from 440C stainless steel. Spare blades are available in a 10-pack.

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