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Knives

Forging a Knife from Drill Shavings

Forging a Knife from Drill Shavings

Bladesmith Green Beetle has been collecting spiral shavings left over from the production of damascus steel blades, and decided to see if he could create a knife by melting down the excess bits with some powdered steel. We always enjoy the warm glow of molten metal.

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

An EDC tool for camping and outdoor living. While it works as a sturdy fork and spoon, inside, the Ka-Bar Spork conceals a serrated knife, perfect for cutting meat, as well as for survival and self-defense. The spork and knife are made from a high-strength industrial polymer.

SOG Cash Card Knife

SOG Cash Card Knife

SOG’s compact liner-lock folding knife doubles as a money clip. It features a sturdy, stainless steel handle with perforations to reduce weight, and a 2.75″ straight blade that’s great for everyday cutting tasks.

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.

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.

Making a Knife from Styrofoam

Making a Knife from Styrofoam

Styrofoam is great for packing stuff, but it’s horrible to try and get rid of the stuff. Unconventional blademaker kiwami japan put the material to good use, melting it down and shaping it into a razor sharp kitchen knife. But first, he has to peel some oranges.

Damascus Kitchen Knife Set

Up your kitchen game with these hand-forged damascus knives from Gladiators Guild. The set includes small, medium, and large knives, each made from high-grade steel, wrapped in a pakka wood scale with brass pins. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.

Fortel Knife

Fortel Knife

Atroposknife’s Fortel is one of the most unusual knives you’ll ever come across. It starts off sheathed in a baton-like fashion. When you unscrew it, you get the blade as well as a two-pronged fork. You can then extend both the blade and the handle.

Rainbow Kitchen Knives

Rainbow Kitchen Knives

An eye-catching and unique set of stainless steel kitchen knives with titanium rainbow electroplating. Includes an 8″ chef’s knife, 8″ bread knife, 7″ santoku knife, 5″ utility knife, and a 3.5″ paring knife. Available with red/black or green/black handles.

Life Gear Light WRX Multitool

Life Gear Light WRX Multitool

A handy pocket-sized multitool which includes a 1.75″ utility blade, flat and phillips screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, and a microUSB-rechargeable LED flashlight. Each blade is made from stainless steel, and the handle is made from a sturdy nylon polymer.

TriTac EDC Tactical Pen

TriTac EDC Tactical Pen

StatGear’s bolt-action pen doubles as a pocket knife, as well as an emergency window breaker. Its body is made from aluminum, with a 440c stainless blade, and a tungsten carbide punch. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code MADNESS15. (through 3/31/19)

Blitz Mini Pocket Knife

Blitz Mini Pocket Knife

Featuring a similarly stubby design to their multipurpose B-2 knife, Bomber & Co’s Blitz Mini has a tanto style black stainless blade, with sharp straight and angled cutting surfaces. It measures just 3.7″ when open, and has a large keychain opening.

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG’s keychain-size knife is perfect for everyday needs, like cutting twine, opening boxes, or slicing packing tape. It measures just 3.5″ long when closed, and has a built in bottle opener and a smart keylatch ring for easy addition and removal of keys.

Folding Coin Knife

Folding Coin Knife

A super compact EDC knife that folds into a 1.77″ diameter disc. Has a 0.94″ long stainless steel blade, and is handy for opening all those packages you get from Amazon. Comes in a variety of colors, but we’d go for the rainbow finish design.

Damasukasu Chef Knife Set

Damasukasu Chef Knife Set

Upgrade your kitchen with this set of beautiful and precise cutting utensils built using the same process as samurai swords. The 3-piece set includes a 7-inch Nakiri vegetable knife, 8.5-inch slicing knife, 5-inch utility knife. A limited time deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Bolt into Mini Throwing Knife

Bolt into Mini Throwing Knife

Metalsmith Miller Knives is at it again, this time digging into his bin of hardware to create a teensy version of a Japanese Kunai throwing knife from a stainless steel bolt. It might not be the most effective weapon at this size, but it still is pretty stabby.

Knives for Gentlemen

Knives for Gentlemen

A pocket knife must first and foremost do its job of being a reliable and useful cutting tool. But we appreciate when knifemakers go the extra mile to make them stylish and handsome too. Here, Everyday Carry shares their picks for 10 great looking knives for proper gentlemen.

Men’s Utility Bracelet

Men’s Utility Bracelet

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 neoprene, and is also available in black or gold here.

The James Brand Ellis Knife

The James Brand Ellis Knife

The James Brand’s Ellis is a minimalist multitool that includes four of the most used everyday tools: a partially serrated knife, a combination screwdriver and bottle opener, and a pry bar or scraper. The knife and combo screwdriver lock in place for safe operation.

Buck 0818 Apex Folding Knife

Buck 0818 Apex Folding Knife

Buck Knives’ compact pocket knife has a 2-5/8″ drop-point titanium-coated steel blade for optimal strength, sharpness, and corrosion resistance. Its open design and liner lock make for easy one-handed operation, and it has a built-in carabiner clip and bottle opener.

2018 Readers Choice: EDC Knives

2018 Readers Choice: EDC Knives

That’s not a knife. THESE are knives. Our friends at Everyday Carry polled readers for their favorite folding blades of 2018 and came up with three great knives you should consider for your loadout. Read on for the picks, and the reasons why.

CRKT Provoke Knife

CRKT Provoke Knife

CRKT worked with Caswell Knives to create the Provoke, a modern take on the karambit knife. The Provoke’s kinematic opening mechanism pops the blade open when you press on its upper crossbar while your fingers are wrapped around the handle.

Penato Knife

Penato Knife

Yoshiharu Hamono’s Penato Knife gets its name from its carbon steel blade’s pennant-like shape. It comes with a brass body and sheath, so you’ll be happy to leave it on your desk or shelf even when you’re not using it.

EDC Trending Gear 11/18

EDC Trending Gear 11/18

Looking for some great gift ideas for the gear hound on your shopping list? Drop by Everyday Carry for a selection of the past month’s most popular tools, knives, watches, flashlights and more. That Surefire WristLight watch is so going on our wish list.

Salvaging a Decaying Knife

Salvaging a Decaying Knife

We’ve seen rusty metal tools restored completely. But in this case, the rust has gotten the better of the tool. DIY Random found this knife that’s been rotting away for years in his friend’s backyard and tried his best to get something usable out of its remains.

Gerber Pocket Square Knife

Gerber Pocket Square Knife

We love the modern looks and clean lines of this everyday pocket knife from Gerber. It has a 3″ drop-point steel blade, wrapped with either a machined aluminum or textured glass-filled nylon handle. Its wide, recessed thumb lift works for both left- and right-handed users.

Best Blades Under $50

Best Blades Under $50

Whether you need to cut some rope, slice some fruit, or crack open a package from Amazon, there are tons of uses for a reliable pocket knife. Our pals over at Everyday Carry are here with five recommendations for folding blades that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Making a “Bolt” Dagger

Making a “Bolt” Dagger

Cut from a flat plate of steel, Miller Knives‘ deadly jagged dagger isn’t exactly the most traditional form of metalsmithing we’ve seen, but the resulting weapon is too awesome not to share, and we’re guessing it would be nearly impossible to pull of using a forging process.

Braza Bro Cleaver Pocket Knife

Braza Bro Cleaver Pocket Knife

This compact pocket knife is not only great for carving and slicing. Its pointed tip makes it great for prying, opening cans and even working on flat-head screws. Its handle provides excellent grip and has a jimp to prevent your index finger from slipping.

Making a Blue Blade from Mesh

Making a Blue Blade from Mesh

Metalsmith Shurap walks us through the process of laminating layers of stainless steel screen into a sweet damascus knife, layering the steel and pressing it repeatedly to create its swirled patterns, then anodizing it to bring out the blue tones.

Mgear Tactical MultiBelt

Mgear Tactical MultiBelt

Mgear’s rugged tactical belt features a bonus on its buckle – a removable coin knife which is held in place using the same neodymium magnets that keep the belt together. The buckle is made from Kydex and Holstex, which are also used to make weapon holsters.

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