THE BEST Knives

Dapper 150 Ultra Slim Knife

KeySmart’s nifty little pocket knife isn’t designed to intimidate. Instead, it’s just the perfect tool for everyday tasks, like opening boxes, cutting rope, and whittling wood. It’s got a 2.38” long 420 stainless steel blade, and a machined aluminum handle. Measures 6″ open / 3.5″ closed. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop.

Maserin Toledo Knife

Maserin Toledo Knife

Italian knifemaker Maserin’s gentlemanly Toledo pocket knife features a classic multi-blade shape and style, with an intricate vintage pattern on its aluminum scales, and a trio of small, mirror-finish pen blades made from stainless steel. Measures 3.25″ when closed.

1000 Year-old Damascus Knife

1000 Year-old Damascus Knife

Bladesmith shurap loves to make damascus from all kinds of unusual objects. In this case, he managed to get his hands on a bunch of rusty, ancient blades that date back as far as 1100 years to the Kievan Rus era. He then smooshed them down into one elegant new weapon. Historians and archaeologists look away.

The Sawyer 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 leather, and comes in black/black or stainless/brown color combos. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.

Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife

Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife

The cute-as-a-bug Mini Bugout is an everyday carry pocket knife small enough to pack inside an Altoids tin. Scaled down to a closed length of 3.7” and weighing in at just 1.5 ounces, Benchmade’s baby is made of CPM-S30V blade steel with a Grivory handle, making it tough enough for adventures big and small.

Gerber GDC Money Clip

Gerber GDC Money Clip

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.

Tidashi Titanium Mini Knife

Tidashi Titanium Mini Knife

These tiny cutting instruments are made from solid grade 5 titanium, and offer a sharp and narrow blade for making precise, shallow cuts. They come in a variety of finishes, and each comes with snug silicone sheath with a keychain hole and a paracord lanyard. Available for a limited time from Touch of Modern.

Castillo Navaja Knife

Castillo Navaja Knife

Handmade in Spain, Castillo Knives‘ Navaja model is notable for its beautiful wooden handle scales, crafted and polished from curly birch or olivewood. It features a lock-back style blade crafted from 14C28N stainless steel, and comes with a leather sheath and sharpening stone. Its blade measures 3″ long, with a 3.5″ handle.

Victorinox Cheese Master

Victorinox Cheese Master

This Swiss-made pocket knife has functions perfect for serving wine and cheese. In addition to its main wavy-edge blade, it has a cheese knife, it has a fondue fork, bottle opener, corkscrew, tweezers, and a toothpick – though we don’t recommend using that at the dinner table.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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