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Knives

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.

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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.

Gerber GDC Money Clip

Gerber GDC Money Clip
$24  Buy Link Comment

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.

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.

Making Damascus from a Chain

Making Damascus from a Chain

Metalsmith Dmitry Shevchenko (aka “Shurap“) continues to crank out knives using unconventional materials. After showing us how to make damascus steel from screws, washers, and cable, he’s back to craft the patterned metal from a car’s timing chain.

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Making a Wooden Knife

Making a Wooden Knife

While most knives are made from steel, they can certainly be made from other materials. Here, blademaker Kiwami Japan shows us how to transform a sheet of super-hard lignum vitae wood into a razor-sharp kitchen utensil, capable of slicing veggies just like a metal blade.

StatGear Ausus Folding Knife

StatGear Ausus Folding Knife
$50  Buy Comment

A no-nonsense modern pocket knife featuring a clean, industrial look. It features a canvas-textured Micarta handle, a 3.5″ D2 steel drop-point blade, a reversible pocket clip, a stainless liner lock, a smooth ball bearing mechanism, and a hole for attaching to a lanyard.

CRKT Largo Knife

CRKT Largo Knife
$33  Buy Link Comment

A beautifully-designed compact everyday folder knife that’s small enough to pack in your pocket, and super easy to open, thanks to its spring-loaded assist mechanism – which also secures it when closed. Features a satin metal finish and a built-in bottle opener too.

10 Great Cleaver Knives

10 Great Cleaver Knives

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.

M-Custa Take Damascus Folder

M-Custa Take Damascus Folder
$150  Buy Comment

This elegant Japanese knife features a 3.5″ VG-10 core blade forged with 33-layer nickel damascus steel. Plus, its sculpted handle is also made from the beautifully-patterned metal. Comes with a decorative woven nishijin pouch.

B-2 Nano Blade

B-2 Nano Blade
$20  Buy Comment

Bomber & Company’s compact pocket knife offers a fully-locking blade with smooth and serrated edges, and is small enough to carry on a keychain. Both its blade and body are made from heat-treated 440C stainless steel, anodized in jet black.

CRKT Homefront Tactical Knife

CRKT Homefront Tactical Knife
$70  Buy Link Comment

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.

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Katsu Damascus Folding Knife

Katsu Damascus Folding Knife
$63  Buy Comment

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.

Making a Forbidden Dagger

Making a Forbidden Dagger

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.

Leatherman Skeletool Damasteel

Leatherman Skeletool Damasteel
$150  Buy Comment

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.

EDC: Best of 2017

EDC: Best of 2017

Another year is behind us, and it’s time to reflect back on the best gear the year had to offer. Our friends at Everyday Carry picked 10 great items that belong in every backpack, from knives to multitools to watches. We love that Trayvax Element wallet.

AVIS Titanium Tool

AVIS Titanium Tool
$60-65  Buy Comment

This compact tool combines a utility blade, bottle opener, 1/4″ hex bit driver, flathead screwdriver, and pry tip in one. Its body is made of grade 5 titanium, and comes with scales made from carbon fiber, copper, or camo green G10. They also make larger pry area version.

Best Made Japanese Higo Knife

Best Made Japanese Higo Knife
$72  Buy Link Comment

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.

Five Great EDC Knives

Five Great EDC Knives

Be prepared for everything with one of these folding pocket knives suggested by readers at Everyday Carry. We love the ergonomics of the service-specialized Gerber 06 Auto Tanto, but we have a thing for carbon fiber, so the Zero Tolerance 0804CF wins out for us.

High-tech Knifemaking

High-tech Knifemaking

We’ve seen knives being made using classic blacksmithing techniques, but Gough Custom, shows off how they make their Resolute MkIII knives using modern materials and CNC technology. Machines or not, there’s still a ton of labor and craftsmanship in each knife.

iQ Flipper Knives

iQ Flipper Knives
$125+  Pledge Comment

Quietcarry’s latest tool features is all about minimalism. This pocket flipper borrows inspiration from the traditional Japanese Higo knife, updated with modern materials like titanium and carbon fiber. Weighs just 2.2 ounces, and has a 2.9″ VG-10 stainless blade.

3COIL Puna Multi-tool Knife

3COIL Puna Multi-tool Knife
~$27+  Pledge Comment

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.

Grinding a Knife from Stone

Grinding a Knife from Stone

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.

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