Ripping apart old batteries can be dangerous, but that didn’t stop shurap from tearing into a bunch of them in search of usable metal. He then fused the bits together with some steel blades, and crafted a sweet damascus knife with a handle made from a MagLite.
There are tons of great items that we recommend for your daily load out, but we have to give an extra special shout out to Everyday Carry’s latest list – which celebrates gear made by companies owned or operated by the brave men and women who defend our great nation.
A look at how the Northmen Guild make their White Wolf Bowie knife. The blade is mainly made of stainless steel, carbon and chromium. The handle is made from walnut while the guard and pommel are made of silver. The knife also comes with a custom made leather sheath.
You’ll always win the game with Spyderco’s awesome playing card-themed pocket knife. Designed by custom knifemaker A.T. Barr, it features ivory texture G-10 scales with black spade and red heart inlays, and a liner-lock 2.5-inch CPM S30V stainless steel blade.
Small pocket knives are great, but sometimes you need a tool with a longer blade when working on bigger cutting tasks. Our pals over at Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite folding knives which feature 3″ or longer blades, but are still compact enough to carry.
David Windestal has been entertaining us for a while with his rocket knife-powered destructive antics for a while. This time he and his pals pulled out all the stops, with a nighttime run with LEDs, sparklers, spray paints, and an enormous fireball… all to create modern art.
Jolly Roger Knives‘ tiny steel blade is a great backup survival tool, providing a sharp cutting edge that can be used for cutting twine or as an improvised spear tip. Measures 1.75″ x 1″ and comes with a paracord lanyard and a Kydex sheath. Available in damascus for $50.
Give your fave knife collector an absolute thrill with the William Henry B05 limited edition Emperor Knife. This gorgeous numbered, limited edition tool has an easy open and close, with etched damascus steel blade, jade inlays and sterling silver and black diamond deets.
This special edition fixed-blade knife features an extremely durable 4.5″ CPM 3V steel blade, and a sculpted handle made from grippy, camouflage multicam G10 Micarta. It comes with a custom felt-lined Kydex sheath, and is also available with a walnut wood handle.
We love the size and design of Manker’s petite frame-lock knife. Each one is hand-assembled from TC4 titanium with a razor-sharp 1.5″ SV35N stainless steel blade. It’s small enough to carry on a pendant or a keychain. Cutlery Lover has a great review video here.
Most of us use our Swiss Army knives for emergencies and impromptu needs. But Chris Lubkemann’s book is packed with fun ways you can use your knife to start a new hobby – whittling wood. It’s packed with easy to make projects, from desktop sculptures to utensils.
Our pals at Everyday Carry gathered up the best gear they spotted last month, from useful and beautifully-designed knives, to tools that stow in an iPhone case, to compact and easy to carry wallets. But what we want most is that stunning bronze Helberg CH6 wristwatch.
Minnesota artists HVRNT take quality new and restored axes, hatchets, and knives and hand-embellish their wood handles with natural and native imagery, much in the way one might have their skin tattooed. The designs are burned into the wood and then painted in some cases.
Builder John Heisz shows us the steps required to transform a couple of simple blocks of wood into a wonderful decorative knife. It might not be a practical tool, but it sure looks pretty. Want to give it a try yourself? Grab the template here. A parts kit is also available.
Handmade in Switzerland, Malvaux’s Number 1 is a simple but brilliant take on the pocket knife. Its handle is bent at just the right angle to make it easier to both unfold and use the knife. It’s released only periodically in batches of 150 units at a time, so act fast if you want one.
Amazing looking frame-lock folding knives with precision-machined designs carved into their handles. Each knife is made with an integral frame cut from a solid bar of titanium, and a 3.75″ blade cut from M390 hardened stainless steel. Available for a limited time on Massdrop.
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.
A durable fixed-blade knife for everyday adventures. We dig the angular design and circular perforations in the blade. In addition to its full tang 440C stainless blade, it packs a kit of survival gear inside its handle. Available with a paracord wrap or G10 scales.
May might have come and gone, but there were some great products which surfaced during the month over at Everyday Carry that we thought were well worth sharing. Whether you’re looking for a watch, a wallet, a knife, or a fidget spinner, they’ll help you get kitted out.