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.
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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.
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.
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.
This premium Swiss Army knife from Victorinox looks great with its walnut wood scales, and packs in an impressive 29 different functions, including a blade, screwdrivers, bottle opener, pliers, scissors, wood saw, magnifying class, corkscrew, and more. Weighing in at 6.5oz., it’s quite hefty, but also incredibly versatile.
This useful multitool features a sturdy 440C steel blade that works as a serrated knife, chisel, lever, belt cutter, scraping tool, and more. Its G-10 handle scales provide good grip, and it comes with a matching leather sheath. Measures 6.25″ long overall, with a 1.25″ blade length.
Kershaw’s Pub manual flipper knife gives you a variety of tools in a small and affordable package. You get a Sheepsfoot-style blade made from 8Cr13MoV steel, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, and a pry bar. Available with black, blue, or carbon fiber handle scales.
SOG’s everyday folding knife has a quick-opening spring-assist technology, along with a safety lock for your pocket. It comes with a textured glass-reinforced nylon ergonomic handle, and is available with a serrated or straight 3.5″ drop-point or tanto style blade.
The latest version of MRF’s credit card-sized multitool packs 60 survival functions in one, including knife edges, an axe head, firestarter, sundial, wrenches, a hex driver, and more. Made from 440c high carbon hardened stainless steel for durability. Comes with a leather carrying case to protect you from its sharp edges.
This stunning work of blacksmithing comes from Black Forge Knives. It’s made from 1095 and 15n20 damascus steel, attached to a hand-carved rosewood handle. It comes with a handcrafted leather sheath to protect its head when not in use. Measures 21.75″ overall length, with a 6.5″ cutting edge. (Must be 18+ to purchase.)
Outdoor outfitter AceCamp’s versatile and value-priced pocket tool packs in 11 functions, including a knife, saw, bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, scissors, corkscrew, nail file, small pick, and thread loop. Each tool is made from stainless steel, and it all folds down to just 3.75″ x 7.5″ when closed.
We love the dramatic open-frame design of Drop’s pocket knife, based on knifemaker Tashi Bharucha’s much more expensive custom Church knife. This production version has a 6AL4V titanium handle and a durable 3.4″ long RWL34 steel blade. It measures 7.4″ open, weighs just 3.6 oz, and is perfect for everyday carry.
Gerber’s ultra compact, snub-nosed knife is perfect for cutting open packages, and also small scraping tasks. It opens easily with either a nail nick or the starter hump on its back edge. It’s got anodized aluminum scales, a removable keychain loop, and a pocket clip. Comes in black/silver or brown/black combos.
This set of five pro-quality kitchen knives from Black Forge Knives features gorgeous damascus steel blades and rich rosewood handles. The set includes a 8.25″, 7.5″, 6.5″, 5.75″, and 4″ blades, along with a leather carrying pouch. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code MerrySave15. (expires 12/25/19)
If Stormtroopers carried knives, they’d use designer Joe Caswell’s very special karambit, which features an Imperial White Cerakote coating with black details. We dig its unique folding mechanism, which deploys with the push of your thumb. Its handle is made from anodized aluminum, and its blade measures 2.41″ long.
StatGear’s keychain sized pocket knife has a handle inspired by the design of samurai swords. It’s made from grade 5 titanium, with a 2″ hardened 440C katana-shaped stainless steel blade. Also available in anodized aluminum for a bit less.
NEBO’s pocket tool combines three useful functions in one. In addition to working as a 2200mAh emergency power bank, it has a tri-mode 400 lumen flashlight, and a 3″ utility blade. It’s made from anodized aluminum, is water- and impact-resistant, and is USB rechargeable.
Designed by Eric Ochs, Golphers‘ unique pocket knife is designed specifically for golf players. In addition to a substantial S35VN stainless steel blade and a selection of cool scale styles, it packs a titanium divot tool, a magnetic ball marker in the handle, and the requisite bottle opener. Awesomer readers save 10% with code AWESOME10.
Upgrade your kitchen with this set of Japanese kitchen knives, each with a sharp 12° cutting edge, and triple-riveted full tang construction. Includes 8.5″, 7″, and 5″ blade lengths and a wooden storage box. Save an extra 20% in The Awesomer Shop with code CMSAVE20 through 12/3/19.
Family stressing you out at holiday gatherings? Lighten the mood this year when you go to cut the turkey with a chainsaw. While an actual chainsaw would be entertaining, we’d suggest the Mighty Carver, an electric carving knife which won’t end up destroying the bird or your dining table.
Vasver Blades‘ uniquely designed compact knife features a finger hole and curved tail to provide a confident grip while cutting. It’s got a hole for hanging from paracord, and comes with a small leather sheath. Measures 4.33″ overall with a 1.73″ blade length. Its D2 steel is available with or without cryo-treatment.
Gerber’s modern flipper knife features a boldly-designed straight blade, and elegant bamboo handle scales. Its finger notch makes it easy to deploy, and it’s perfect for everyday cutting tasks. Its blade measures 2.7″ long and is made from long-lasting 7Cr17MoV stainless steel.