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Knives

Making a Knife from Underwear

Making a Knife from Underwear

Just when we thought Kiwami Japan had run out of unusual materials to make knives from, he’s come up with another. He ironed then shaped several pairs of boxers into a sharp, functional blade. It helps that they contain synthetics. This wouldn’t work with 100% cotton.

Zero Tolerance Black Folding Knife

Zero Tolerance Black Folding Knife
$220  Buy Comment

This beautiful frame lock knife features a blackwash finish on both its sturdy S35VN steel blade and its titanium handle. Both have a Tungsten DLC coating for wear resistance, and it packs a KVT ball bearing for smooth manual opening. Blade measures 3.6″ long.

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Coin Claw Pocket Knife

Coin Claw Pocket Knife

If you’re looking for the smallest blade outside of the ones in multi tools, check out Serge Knives‘ Coin Claw Gen2. It’s a 1 5/8″ disc with a 1″ knife that swings out from it. It weighs only 1.5oz. It will be available Fall 2018 in several designs.

ParaClaw CQD Watch

ParaClaw CQD Watch
$80-$135  Buy Comment

Outdoor Edge’s ParaClaw Close Quarter Defense Watch combines the company’s bestselling bracelet with a water-resistant watch. The bracelet hides a 1.5″ stainless steel hawkbill blade that you can release in a pinch. It’s available in zinc alloy or stainless steel.

Rexford Rut V3 Titanium Multitool

Rexford Rut V3 Titanium Multitool
$165  Buy Comment

Rexford Knives partnered with Gallantry to create a special edition of its RUT utility blade multitool. The RUT V3 has a titanium body. It comes with a black blade but fits standard boxcutter blades. It also has a screwdriver, a bit driver, a bottle opener and a pry bar.

Forging a Seax Bowie

Forging a Seax Bowie

Metalsmith Freerk Wieringa walks us through the lengthy process of transforming a steel blank into an incredible weapon – an oversized bowie knife that would make Crocodile Dundee proud. The grinding and sanding sequences are especially satisfying.

Best Fixed-blade Knives

Best Fixed-blade Knives

While folding knives are convenient to carry in your pocket, fixed blade knives generally offer greater stability, leverage, and fewer points of failure. So if you don’t mind wearing a waist sheath, these blades are worth a look. Everyday Carry picks 10 of the best and newest designs.

Making a Knife from Cardboard

Making a Knife from Cardboard

Kiwami Japan is back with another ridiculously improbable knife construction – an impressively-sharp kitchen blade made from pressed cardboard. We weren’t quite sure what he was up to for the first few minutes and thought we were watching HowtoBasic.

Kershaw Pub Pocket Knife

Kershaw Pub Pocket Knife
$18  Buy Comment

Kershaw’s Pub knife gives you a variety of tools in a small and affordable package. You get a Sheepsfoot-style blade, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, and a pry bar. It also has a keychain-ready hole. Available in black or a raw steel finish.

Maker Knife

Maker Knife
~$50+  Pledge Comment

The Maker Knife is a sleek holder for utility blades. It features an adjustable and intuitive locking mechanism that kicks in when the blade reaches the top and automatically releases when you pull the blade back down. Available in black or silver.

Bolt Into Knife

Bolt Into Knife

Maker and artist Bobby Duke shows has yet another trick up his talented sleeves. In this clip, he shows us how he transformed an ordinary metal bolt into a tiny and beautiful hunting knife replica, inspired by knifemaker Gil Hibben’s bowie blade from The Expendables 2.

Craighill Desk Knife

Craighill Desk Knife
$60  Buy Comment

In making their desk knife, Craighill was inspired by the kiridashi, a traditional Japanese general purpose knife, as well as the humble pen. The desk knife has a form factor resembling that of the writing tool, and has a notched body for grip.

CRKT Crossbones Knife

CRKT Crossbones Knife
$57  Buy Link Comment

Designed by Jeff Park, CRKT’s low-profile liner-lock pocket knife features a bead blasted aluminum handle inspired by the shape of a dog bone, and a straight-back 3.5″ steel blade. Note that the prototype in the video is missing the two-toned scales of the production version.

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Drill Bit to Karambit

Drill Bit to Karambit

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the many knifemaking videos we’ve seen, it’s that metal is highly recyclable. Miller Knives provides further evidence of this by transforming a rusty hammerdrill bit into a beautiful and unique new karambit-style curved blade. That Vikings ad was totally random though.

Making a Rice Knife

Making a Rice Knife

Kiwami Japan’s collection of unusual kitchen knives continues to grow on a regular basis. Here, he manages to transform ordinary white rice into a extremely sharp blade after a bit of grinding, sifting, and milling… and milling… and milling some more.

Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl Spatha Knife
$30  Buy Comment

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.

Making a Knife from Jello

Making a Knife from Jello

Kiwami Japan has made quite a few unusual knives, but we never thought we’d see one made from this jiggly dessert. Despite the challenges, he managed to transform the gelatin into a surprisingly rigid cutting utensil by drying it out with an air purifier.

Massdrop x Zinker Dogtooth Knife

Massdrop x Zinker Dogtooth Knife
$120  Buy Comment

Massdrop teamed up with knifemaker Brad Zinker to create a production run of one of his impressive custom knives. We love the perforated titanium handle, which reduces weight, and its 3.3″ stainless wharncliffe blade is sure to get light duty tasks done with ease.

Pipe Wrench Throwing Knife

Pipe Wrench Throwing Knife

Bladesmith Jake’s Custom Knives takes an old pipe wrench and works his magic, transforming the rusty plumber’s tool into a beautiful and unique new knife, perfect for throwing at a bullseye. While this one isn’t for sale can buy other knives over at Jake’s Etsy shop.

Making a Knife from Carbon Fiber

Making a Knife from Carbon Fiber

Blademaker Kiwami Japan continues to hone his skills and add to his collection of unusual knives. This time, he takes advantage of the properties of carbon fiber to make an extremely sharp, strong, and lightweight kitchen knife. There’s something so soothing about his videos.

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Bearing into Knife

Bearing into Knife

M.N. Projects likes to give new life to old junk, transforming the otherwise wasted materials into shiny new objects. In this clip, he takes an old mechanical bearing, heats up its outer ring, and painstakingly shapes it into a beautiful and substantial new blade.

Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto Knife

Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto Knife
$32  Buy Comment

This pint-sized knife is perfect for carrying around your neck, thanks to its light weight, compact size, and built-in lanyard hole. It’s 2.25″ blade is made from 440C stainless steel, while its handle is made from titanium. Includes a Kydex sheath.

Eafengrow Camping Knife

Eafengrow Camping Knife
$37  Buy Comment

This squared-off pocket knife is the perfect EDC for anyone who spends time in the great outdoors. It packs a substantial S35VN 1.8″ stainless steel blade, along with a 2.56″ titanium alloy handle. Also available with color anodized scales.

Best Liner Lock Knives

Best Liner Lock Knives

Looking for a slim, lightweight knife with one-handed closing action? Look no further than the trusty liner lock. But which one to buy? Our pals over at Everyday Carry have got you covered with their picks for the best ones so far in 2018.

Making a Knife from Plastic Wrap

Making a Knife from Plastic Wrap

After creating knives from fish, foil, and chocolate, pasta, Kiwami Japan shows us how to make a surprisingly sharp knife using ordinary plastic kitchen wrap. The main trick is to melt it down and flatten into a hardened sheet before sculpting it into a blade.

Maxeri Compact Pocket Knife

Maxeri Compact Pocket Knife
$17  Buy Comment

This tiny keychain pocket knife measures just 2 inches long when closed, and weighs less than an ounce. But it packs a durable dual-edged blade with a razor-sharp tip for precision and a serrated section for rough cuts. Made from heat-treated stainless steel.

Great Frame Lock Knives

Great Frame Lock Knives

The last thing you want to happen when using a knife is for its hinge to fold under pressure. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite folders which hold in place with a frame lock, so you can focus on the task at hand, and not worry about your blade giving out.

Restoring a Rusty Knife

Restoring a Rusty Knife

This ancient butcher’s knife looks pretty much beyond repair, with thick, pitted rust covering every inch of it. But YouTuber Andre Will Do It lives up to his name, proving that with enough time and elbow grease, even something this worn can be made to look shiny and new.

Aluminum Foil Knife

Aluminum Foil Knife

After showing us how to make surprisingly effective kitchen knives from chocolate, dried fish, and pasta. Kiwami Japan is back with a razor sharp blade handcrafted by hammering, heating, shaping, and sharpening an ordinary roll of aluminum foil.

Katsu Carbon/Titanium Folding Knife

Katsu Carbon/Titanium Folding Knife
$106  Buy Comment

This elegant and well-made Japanese knife features a razor-sharp 3.9″ VG-10 steel blade, set into a handle made from titanium with carbon fiber details. The frame lock design ensures the blade stays open, but closes easily with one hand. Measures 9″ open, 5″ closed.

Macellaio EDC Cleaver

Macellaio EDC Cleaver
$220-$260  Buy Comment

CS Tactical Knives‘ compact cleaver features a karambit style design, and a 4-inch curved blade fabricated from either 1/4in CPM 3v or 3/16th AEB-l stainless steel. Its scales can be crafted from either sculpted G10 or stabilized wood, custom selected for your style.

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