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Knives

Making a Knife from Batteries

Making a Knife from Batteries

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.

Gerber One Flip Knife

Gerber One Flip Knife
$37-$42  Buy Link Comment

A sweet looking and comfortable to use pocket flipper knife, with grippy, textured blade scales made from anodized aluminum, an elongated finger guard, and an easy opening and closing mechanism. Available in blue or green.

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Veteran-Made EDC Gear

Veteran-Made EDC Gear

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.

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. II

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. II

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.

Spyderco One-Eyed Jack Folder

Spyderco One-Eyed Jack Folder
$273  Buy Comment

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.

The Best Large Folding Knives

The Best Large Folding Knives

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.

The Minimalist Knife

The Minimalist Knife
$99-$119  Buy Comment

The super clean yet satisfyingly proteinaceous Grovemade Minimalist Knife is custom machined from a solid block of metal, and has a curved blade that nestles flush in the handle with no wasted space. Simply elegant, in your choice of aluminum, black or brass.

Giant Pocket Knife

Giant Pocket Knife

That’s not a knife. THIS is a knife! The exaggerations in the video for this giant “pocket” knife make it sound like an April Fools’ gag, but it turns out that the 32.25″ long Giant Microtech Halo V 3X really was available a few years back for just under $10,000.

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

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.

Mcusta MC-7 “Take” Damascus Knife

Mcusta MC-7 “Take” Damascus Knife
$125  Buy Comment

An elegant, Japanese made knife featuring a 2.75″ dimpled Damascus nickel and steel blade, housed in a natural wood handle with bamboo sculpting to provide an ergonomic grip. Its blade holds firmly and confidently thanks to its liner lock mechanism.

MRF Universal Multi Tool 3.0

MRF Universal Multi Tool 3.0
$19+  Pledge Comment

The latest update to MRF’s credit card-sized multitool now packs 60 survival functions in one, including knife blades, an axe head, firestarter, sundial, wrenches, and more. Made from 440c high carbon hardened stainless steel for durability.

Micro Kirdashi Knife

Micro Kirdashi Knife
$25  Buy Comment

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.

William Henry BO5 Emperor Knife

William Henry BO5 Emperor Knife
$2500  Buy Comment

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.

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Winkler Belt Knife CPM 3V

Winkler Belt Knife CPM 3V
$430  Buy Comment

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.

Manker Elfin Titanium Folding Knife

Manker Elfin Titanium Folding Knife
$80  Buy Comment

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.

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book
$13  Buy Comment

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.

EDC Trending Gear: 8/17

EDC Trending Gear: 8/17

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.

HVRNT Custom Axes & Knives

HVRNT Custom Axes & Knives
$43-$195  Buy Comment

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.

How to Make a Wooden Knife

How to Make a Wooden Knife

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.

Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife

Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife
$250  Buy Comment

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.

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Rike Knife Thor 2

Rike Knife Thor 2
$489  Buy Comment

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.

Deal: Saberlight Arc Lighter

Deal: Saberlight Arc Lighter
$26  Buy Comment

With this cool plasma arc lighter, you’ll never have your flame blow out in the wind, and never refill butane again. It’s USB-rechargeable, and has a built in glass breaker and carbon steel knife with a partial serrated edge. Save 48% in The Awesomer Shop.

Gerber Airlift Knife

Gerber Airlift Knife
$28  Buy Link Comment

The open scales of Gerber’s Airlift framelock pocket knife reduce weight while improving grip. It features a 2.8″ long 5Cr13 stainless steel blade, and a dual thumb stud design for left- or right-handed opening. It comes in silver or black designs.

20 Great Flipper Knives

20 Great Flipper Knives

Choosing a pocket knife can be a daunting task. There are so many designs, and quality is all over the map. Fortunately, our pals at Everyday Carry have sifted through the crowd to pick out 20 of their favorite flipper blades you can buy, no matter your budget.

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.

Deal: Keychain Pocket Knives

Deal: Keychain Pocket Knives
$12/3pk.  Buy Comment

Never be without a blade when you grab this 3-pack of knives from Neva Tech and The Awesomer Shop. Measuring just under 3″ when folded, these knives are small enough to carry on a keychain, have a built-in bottle opener, and a wrench in the handle.

Mad Knife Skills

Mad Knife Skills

A man participating in the Thailand Knife Cutting Competition shows off his skills, dicing, slicing, and chopping through wood, with a super sharp blade, and one hand behind his back. We’re glad he’s got a lanyard to keep it from flying away into the crowd.

Badger Framelock Knife

Badger Framelock Knife
$439  Buy Comment

Prometheus Design Werx‘ latest knife is a real stunner, with a machined titanium handle, an S35VN steel blade, glow-in-the-dark thumb studs, and a stout look that sets itself apart from other folding knife designs. It’s got a 3″ blade, and measures 7″ overall.

Making a Balisong Bottle Opener

Making a Balisong Bottle Opener

Since butterfly knives are illegal in many places, Miller Knives decided to make something that borrows heavily from the balisong’s design, but is far less dangerous – unless you’re a bottle cap. If you’re a bottle cap, you’re done for.

4Ever Survival Knife

4Ever Survival Knife
$180+  Pledge Comment

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.

EDC Trending Gear: 5/2017

EDC Trending Gear: 5/2017

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.

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