This 5-in-1 pocket knife packs in a partially-serrated 420 stainless steel blade, along with a seatbelt cutter, a glass breaker tool, firestarter rod, and a removable LED flashlight. Save 28% on StatGear’s useful multifunction tool in The Awesomer Shop.
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UPKnife’s unique multitool packs a 3-position, bolt-action hybrid tanto blade with OTF operation. Functions include a saw, bottle opener, box wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, a wire stripper, and a tungsten carbide glass breaker. Each one is made in the U.S. entirely from stainless steel.
Custom-designed knives can be beautiful, but they’re usually quite expensive. Everyday Carry shows off 10 unique knives that were designed by custom blade makers, but benefit from the price advantage of a production knife. We’re particularly fond of the bold and colorful MKM Voxnaes Isonzo.
Limited to just 500 pieces, this unique flipper knife was designed by Dew Hara. It features a modern, skeletonized handle made from two-tone 6Al4V titanium, along with an open frame 3.39″ blade honed from Böhler M390 steel, and a smooth-action ball-bearing pivot. Made in Maniago, Italy for CRKT by lionSTEEL.
This modular pocket tool set offers 12 functions, including a bottle opener, knife, wrenches, flat and phillips screwdrivers, box opener, cord cutter, and flashlight. The bundle includes a pair of pocket clips, along with paracord zipper pulls. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop. (WeeLink module shown in video not included.)
Just because you carry a pocket knife doesn’t mean it needs to be bulky or heavy. These days, there are lots of great options made with materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, or with skeletonized frames that reduce weight. Everyday Carry shares their top 12 lightweight knives for 2020.
Bigger Swiss Army knives may include some of the grooming tools found on this Victorinox pocket tool, but this one adds a nail clipper. It’s also got a 1.75″ straight blade, a nail cleaner, serrated-edge scissors, tweezers, a toothpick, and a keychain ring. Available with a solid red, transluscent ruby, or walnut wood handle.
Axis Blades’ out-the-front knife has a spear-point 440 steel blade with dual serrated edges, and an automatic mechanism for quick deployment. Its non-slip camo handle has a built-in hip clip and a glass breaker at its rear. Must be 18+ to purchase. Check your local regulations for legality. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.
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 when not in use, and holds in tight when you need it. Made from jet black 440C stainless steel for durability.
While you could go with a basic black or olive drab knife handle, copper gives your gear a richer and more substantial look. Over time, the metal patinas, making tools made with copper more personal as well. Everyday Carry showcases 10 great knives which use copper in their construction.
SOG’s professional-grade folding knife is ready to take on the toughest cutting and rescue tasks. It’s got a 3.75″ D2 stainless steel clip-point blade, along with an easy-to-use ambidextrous safety lock mechanism, and integrated line cutter and glass breaker tools. It also comes in tanto and serrated versions.
This camping tool combines a spoon and fork, with along with a sharp knife blade. Its ABS plastic sheath protects your hand while eating and doubles as an emergency whistle. The stainless steel utensil also works as a bottle opener and has a saw-tooth back edge which can be used for scaling fish.
We love the sleek, modern looks of this pocket knife from Italy’s Maserin and designer Alessandro “Bonus” Olivetto. It features lightweight anodized aluminum handles with wood, micarta, or G10 scales, and a 3.15″ straight edge sheepsfoot blade fabricated from satin-finish steel.
This teensy keychain knife is perfect for opening boxes, slicing paper, or cutting twine, and doubles as a touch tool for keeping your fingers from pushing buttons or switches. Its 0.5″ long blade is razor sharp, and stows securely inside of either a stainless steel or titanium capsule.
KeySmart’s nifty little pocket knife isn’t designed to intimidate. Instead, it’s just the perfect tool for everyday tasks, like opening boxes, cutting rope, and whittling wood. It’s got a 2.38” long 420 stainless steel blade, and a machined aluminum handle. Measures 6″ open / 3.5″ closed. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop.
Roxon’s 16-in-1 multitool packs a ton of functionality for a reasonable price. It includes pliers, a knife, saw blade, screwdrivers, wine, bottle, and can openers, wire cutters, a glass breaker, and more. Notably, its scissors aren’t the tiny kind that most pocket tools include.
Italian knifemaker Maserin’s gentlemanly Toledo pocket knife features a classic multi-blade shape and style, with an intricate vintage pattern on its aluminum scales, and a trio of small, mirror-finish pen blades made from stainless steel. Measures 3.25″ when closed.
Bladesmith shurap loves to make damascus from all kinds of unusual objects. In this case, he managed to get his hands on a bunch of rusty, ancient blades that date back as far as 1100 years to the Kievan Rus era. He then smooshed them down into one elegant new weapon. Historians and archaeologists look away.
Whether you need to open a package, slice up an apple, or tighten a screw, you’ll always be prepared with Higher Objects’ wristband, which packs a knife with a flat head screwdriver tip. It’s made from stainless steel and leather, and comes in black/black or stainless/brown color combos. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
The cute-as-a-bug Mini Bugout is an everyday carry pocket knife small enough to pack inside an Altoids tin. Scaled down to a closed length of 3.7” and weighing in at just 1.5 ounces, Benchmade’s baby is made of CPM-S30V blade steel with a Grivory handle, making it tough enough for adventures big and small.
Gerber’s money clip is designed to hold cash and up to five cards, and packs a secret – a 1.75″ fine-edge stainless steel blade for everyday cutting or emergency needs. Its body is made from rust-proof titanium-coated steel with a G-10 front plate. Measures 3.6″ long when closed.
These tiny cutting instruments are made from solid grade 5 titanium, and offer a sharp and narrow blade for making precise, shallow cuts. They come in a variety of finishes, and each comes with snug silicone sheath with a keychain hole and a paracord lanyard. Available for a limited time from Touch of Modern.
Handmade in Spain, Castillo Knives‘ Navaja model is notable for its beautiful wooden handle scales, crafted and polished from curly birch or olivewood. It features a lock-back style blade crafted from 14C28N stainless steel, and comes with a leather sheath and sharpening stone. Its blade measures 3″ long, with a 3.5″ handle.
This Swiss-made pocket knife has functions perfect for serving wine and cheese. In addition to its main wavy-edge blade, it has a cheese knife, it has a fondue fork, bottle opener, corkscrew, tweezers, and a toothpick – though we don’t recommend using that at the dinner table.
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.
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