THE BEST Knives

Kujira Whale Knives

Kujira Whale Knives

Yoshihiro Cutlery’s playfully designed utility knives are inspired by different species of whales. Each one has a high carbon white steel core, and a Kurouchi black forged finish and handle. They’re great in the kitchen, serving cheese, or carving.

Craighill Brass Desk Knife

Craighill Brass Desk Knife

This minimal brass utility knife features a design inspired by Japanese kiridashi blades. It’s perfect for opening packaging, letters, or scoring materials. Cut from a solid brass rod, it measures 5.25″ long, and weighs 4.5 oz. A concrete plinth stand can be added for $35 extra. Available for a limited time from Drop.

Victorinox Swiss Army Cybertool M

Victorinox Swiss Army Cybertool M

The Cybertool M is a 32-in-1 pocket tool comes from the leading maker of Swiss Army knives. It packs blades, bit wrenches, hex sockets, torx, hex, pozidriv bits, screwdrivers, pen, pliers, and wire tools, making it the perfect EDC for anyone who works on gadgets. Also has tweezers, a toothpick, and key ring.

Forged Wrench Knife

Forged Wrench Knife

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.

Aleman Pocket Knife

Aleman Pocket Knife

Inspired by Japanese Kiridashi blades, Origin Handcrafted Goods‘ compact knife has a great look that blends ancient and modern aesthetics. It’s crafted from 1095 carbon steel, with a razor-sharp micro-beveled edge. In addition to its cutting abilities, it has a bottle opener, and comes with a fitted leather sheath.

CRKT Deviation Knife

CRKT Deviation Knife

Designed by Terry Lee Renner for CRKT, the Deviation has a great hyper-modern look, with a blue and silver stainless steel handle. Its modified tanto blade has a two-tone mirrored / matte finish. It has a liner lock mechanism, and a ball-bearing pivot for quick opening. Measures 7.6″ overall, with a 3.1″ blade.

Bosun’s Edge Knife

Bosun’s Edge Knife

Oceanus Brass presents a knife with a great, nautically-inspired design. Its retractable and replaceable scalpel-style blade holds firmly in place with a thumbscrew, and its rear offes a bow-shackle attachment point, like the ones used to fasten lines on ships.

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

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.

Defiance Tools Utility Knife

Defiance Tools Utility Knife

While its primary purpose may be as a box cutter and utility blade, Defiance Tools’ little red gadget offers a few more handy features. It’s also got a saw blade, a jack knife blade, a 1/4′ hex drive with two screwdriver bits, and an LED flashlight.

Spyderco Endura 4 Folding Knife

Spyderco Endura 4 Folding Knife

Spyderco’s substantial, yet lightweight knife features a sturdy VG-10 steel blade, with a combination edge that blends a straight edge with a serrated “Spyder” edge. It’s also available with a straight blade, or an all- serrated blade, and in addition to stainless steel, you can get it with a fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle.

Making a Folding Key Knife

Making a Folding Key Knife

Miller Knives decided he could use another keychain knife so he set about building one that actually looks like a key. To make it work, he layered together three keys, cut the middle one to allow space, machined a butter knife for the blade, then joined the pieces together with a couple of nails.

Kershaw Barricade Rescue Knife

Kershaw Barricade Rescue Knife

This value-priced pocket knife from Kershaw features a SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism for quick, one-handed deployment, and a liner lock for securing it once its blade is open. In addition to its 3.5″ stainless steel blade, it has a carbide glass breaker and a seatbelt cutter built in, making it a great tool for emergencies.

Carabiner Multitool Knife

This TC4 aluminum carabiner from InvictusEdge doesn’t just hold your keys, it packs a bottle opener, Phillips and flat blade screwdrivers, wrenches, and a slide-out hobby knife all in one. Comes in blue, purple, or silver finishes, and it’s 30% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Prylobyte EDC Knife

Prylobyte EDC Knife

The Prylobite is a keychain knife with a unique profile. Its blade is machined from S35VN steel, while its handles are made from black G10 or stonewashed titanium. In addition to its snub-nosed 1.7″ long blade, it has a suspension clip, bottle opener, pry bar, screwdriver, and hex driver built in.

Gerber Prybrid Utility Knife

Gerber Prybrid Utility Knife

This compact pocket tool’s main function is a retractable utility blade. But it also can be used to drive flathead screws, strip wires, pry nails, cut cord, and of course, open bottles. It features a lanyard hole for easy hanging from paracord, but we wish it had a pocket clip. Measures 4.25″ L x 1.25″ W, and comes in grey or green.

Schmidt Bros. Carbon Kitchen Knives

Help make your kitchen a better place with this set of chef-grade, high-carbon knives from Schmidt Brothers. Each of the six included knives has a specially curved handle for optimal grip, and they store neatly in a modern acacia wood and acrylic knife block using magnets. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

Dapper Design KLIP

Dapper Design KLIP

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

Strix RHK-1 Mini Knife

Strix RHK-1 Mini Knife

This teensy, retractable pocket knife takes standard #11 hobby blades, and weighs just 10 grams. It’s constructed from sturdy aluminum, and has a hole in its body for hanging from a keychain or lanyard. It’s great for opening packages, cutting paper, or other light-duty tasks.

Kizer Megatherium Knife

Kizer Megatherium Knife

This blacked-out knife has a unique wharncliffe style blade, and a great handle shape with an ergonomic notch for optimal grip. We love the stonewashed finish on the CPM-S35VN steel blade, which blends seamlessly with the titanium frame and carbon fiber scales. Blade measures 3.625″, with an overall length of 8.625″.

High-Tech Citizen Multi-Tool

High-Tech Citizen Multi-Tool

Italian knifemaker Maserin’s pocket tool is substantial and versatile. It starts off with a 2.6″ stainless steel knife blade, and adds to that a tool blade with a can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches and more. It’s all set into a handsome body with sturdy G-10 handle scales. Available in black/black, black/silver, blue, or orange.

CIVIVI Chronic Pocket Knife

CIVIVI Chronic Pocket Knife

We’re digging the minimal styling of CIVIVI’s straight-lined knife. It’s got a 3.22″ clip-point 9Cr18MoV stainless steel blade, with an ambidextrous flipper tab and ball bearing for easy one-handed opening. The G10 scales round out the clean look, with just enough texture to give a reassuring grip. Available in black, blue, or grey.

Eafengrow Tactical Folding Knife

Eafengrow Tactical Folding Knife

This substantial and minimally styled knife is great for hunting, camping, or everyday carry. It’s got a D2 steel straight blade with a 3.5″ cutting edge, a thumb stud for easy access, and titanium alloy handles in either matte silver or blue. Measures 8.2″ long when open.

Terrain Otter Slip Joint Knife

Terrain Otter Slip Joint Knife

A modern take on the clean and simple Barlow knife, the ambidextrous Otter Slip Joint features a sharp, rustproof Terravantium blade, along with 316 stainless steel hardware, and one of five different handle options, including titanium, carbon fiber, and G10. Drops 1/29/2020.

Making a Giant X-Acto Blade

Making a Giant X-Acto Blade

Ever since seeing The Sword of Exact Zero in The LEGO Movie, swordsmith Michael Cthulhu has contemplated making a larger-than-life X-Acto knife blade. With a sponsor in hand for his video, he finally took the time to make his cutting tool for giants a reality. He’s auctioning it off for charity to help save animals from Australia’s fires.

SOG Money Clip Knife

SOG Money Clip Knife

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

Crono N5 Pocket Knives

Crono N5 Pocket Knives

This lightweight pocket tool from Swiss Advance has five tool steel blades, providing a variety of useful functions like cutting, scaling fish, opening bottles, turning nuts, and even eating your lunch. Available in naked stainless steel, or wrapped in a handsome leather holder.

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