THE BEST Knives

Maxeri 2.0 Flat Blade Knife

Maxeri 2.0 Flat Blade Knife

This lightweight, lock-blade pocket knife is the perfect thing to keep on your keychain or a pendant. It measures just 2″ long when closed and 3.1″ when open, and is great for opening packages, cutting twine, and other light duty everyday tasks. Made from durable heat-treated stainless steel.

Gerber Pocket Square Knife

Gerber Pocket Square Knife

We love the modern looks and clean lines of this everyday pocket knife from Gerber. It has a 3″ drop-point steel blade, wrapped with either a machined aluminum or textured glass-filled nylon handle. Its wide, recessed thumb lift works for both left- and right-handed users.

Best EDC Large Knives 2019

Best EDC Large Knives 2019

When it comes to cutting tasks, a bigger blade provides added leverage, a longer edge, and easier grip – especially through gloves. Everyday Carry presents their picks for knives with blades larger than 3″, and worthy of consideration for your daily loadout.

Gerber GDC Zip Blade

Gerber GDC Zip Blade

Whether you need to slice through rope, open packages, or cut open boxes, this tiny everyday carry knife will get the job done. It’s perfect for hanging from your zipper, thanks to its quick-release clip. Measures 2.26″ long overall, with a .068″ long locking steel blade.

Boker Plus Subcom Titan

Boker Plus Subcom Titan

Designed by Chad Los Banos for Boker Plus, this ultra-compact knife is small enough to go anywhere. It features a 1-7/8″ straight VG-10 steel blade, titanium scales with bead-blasted edges, a titanium clip. An ambidextrous thumb stud makes for quick and easy opening.

Sharknight Survival Knife

Sharknight Survival Knife

This versatile pocket knife combines a drop-point, partially serrated AUS-8 hardened steel blade with four other tools – an LED light, a firestarter wand, a seatbelt cutter, and a glass breaker. It’s got fiberglass-reinforced nylon scales with a great grippy shape, and a reassuring liner lock mechanism.

Damasukasu Akuma Chef Blade Set

This premium set of Japanese kitchen knives is ready to slice and dice with absolute precision. Each features a hardened, carbon-rich stainless steel blade, and a triple-riveted handle. Includes an 8.5″ slicing knife, a 7″ vegetable knife, and a 5″ utility knife, packed in a wooden box with a whetstone for sharpening.

Great Assisted Opening Knives

Great Assisted Opening Knives

It’s always great to have a pocket knife at the ready. But some knives can be challenging to open quickly – especially with one hand. Everyday Carry has cataloged up their choices for the best models that give you a hand with an assisted-opening mechanism.

Benchmade 496 Vector Flipper Knife

Benchmade 496 Vector Flipper Knife

Hand-built in Oregon, the 496 Vector is a versatile, no-BS knife with strength and style. Benchmade’s first compound grind blade is crafted from CPM-20CV and uses the AXIS Assist flipper mechanism for one-handed open and close. 3.6” blade length, 8.42” open length. Includes’s Benchmade’s lifetime warranty and Lifesharp service.

K1 Utility Knife

K1 Utility Knife

Edcfans’ compact knife combines a removable boxcutter blade, a bottle opener, pry tab, 1/4″ hex driver, wrenches, and a scraper into a supremely compact tool. It’s made from durable stainless steel, and comes with a pair of driver tips which can be kept on your keychain as well. Available in silver or black.

Black + Blue Ceramic Knife Set

Level up your style and mise en place skills with these sleek and sharp ceramic kitchen knives. The set includes a blue-handled 4″ paring knife, 5″ utility knife, 5″ serrated knife, 6″ chef knife, and 7″ large chef knife, along with a black geometric knife block, designed by Christian Bird. Save 58% in The Awesomer Shop.

RovyVon EDC Utility Knife

RovyVon EDC Utility Knife

This handy titanium utility knife combines a boxcutter-style blade with a 1/4″ drive, a flat blade screwdriver, and a bottle opener. It has an integrated carabiner clip which can be used to attach keys or hang it from a belt loop. You can grab replacement blades here. Also available in black.

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

It was off the market for a while, but Ed Van Hoy’s awesome pocket knife is back. The stainless steel knife features a slick open frame design. When released, the blade flips out sideways, then locks into position. Available with a smooth or serrated blade.

Victorinox Swiss Army: Year of the Pig

Victorinox Swiss Army: Year of the Pig

Swiss precision meets Chinese legend in this limited-edition pocketknife. Victorinox Swiss Army’s ode to 2019 digs the pig: the lucky twelfth sign in the Chinese zodiac, a symbol of prosperity, courage, and optimism. Its 16 tools include screwdrivers, scissors, a wood saw, and a corkscrew reminiscent of a curlicue piggy’s tail.

Kershaw Barricade Knife

Kershaw Barricade Knife

Kershaw’s bright orange pocket knife has a 3.5″ stainless steel blade with one-handed opening, and a liner lock to hold it securely in position. In addition to its black oxide-coated blade and built-in pocket clip, it packs an emergency seatbelt cutter and carbide glass breaker in its handle.

Precision Starter Chef Knife Set

Upgrade your kitchen with this pair of essential cutting tools from Edge of Belgravia. The set of modern kitchen knives includes a 4″ paring knife and 7.5″ chef’s knife, both made from non-stick coated stainless steel, and set into a grippy, rubber-coated ABS plastic handle.

Loowoko Carabiner Knife

Loowoko Carabiner Knife

A value-priced alternative to the spendy Gatekeeper, this oversized carabiner-style clip offers three hanging points for keys, and has a built-in utility knife. It’s made from stainless steel and aluminum, and its buckle offers a high-elasticity spring tested to 10,000 uses. Available with orange or green accents.

Micro Keychain Knife

Micro Keychain Knife

D&Kmall’s tiny knife is a great add-on to any keychain, providing quick access to a sharp, scalpel style blade anytime. It’s available in brass or titanium, and can be easily disassembled and reassembled for cleaning and to replace its #11 hobby blade.

Trending Gear: July 2019

Trending Gear: July 2019

Every month, our friends at Everyday Carry tally up the the most clicked-on gear and gadgets submitted by its readers. This particular collection includes some sweet pocket knives, a slim recycled wallet, and a couple of nifty multi-tools, most notably the unique SOG Sync II.

Great Classic Knife Designs

Great Classic Knife Designs

We like sleek, modern blades as much as the next guy, but there’s nothing quite like the classics. The guys over at Everyday Carry take a look at 10 great production knives which are inspired by classic designs, in some cases still made by the original manufacturer.

Surviv-All Outdoor Knife

StatGear’s useful folding knife has a sturdy 440 stainless steel, drop-point blade, and a non-slip rubber grip with a built-in knife sharpener, firestarter, and fishing line cutter. Save 26% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

Gerber Tri-Tip Mini Cleaver

Gerber Tri-Tip Mini Cleaver

Gerber’s pint-sized cleaver is designed for scraping and cutting, and looks great doing either. It’s got a 7Cr17MoV steel blade, wrapped in machined aluminum scales, and comes with a durable multi-mount sheath with a quick-release button. Available in black/stainless or green/black.

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Victorinox’s hefty survival and emergency rescue knife packs in 15 tools, including a serrated locking blade, window breaker, Philips screwdriver, wire stripper, seat belt cutter, disc saw, and more. It’s available in black or fluorescent yellow. Comes with a nylon belt pouch.

New Production Knives 2019

New Production Knives 2019

Each year, a handful of the best custom knife makers team up with production knife makers to create more affordable versions of their designs. Everyday Carry shows off eight of the more intriguing premium production blades you can pick up this year.

Trending Gear: June 2019

Trending Gear: June 2019

Looking for the latest and greatest in Everyday Carry gear? Check out this collection of 10 great pocketable items that can make your daily tasks go more smoothly and keep you more organized. We’re also big fans of the Kershaw Shuffle II.

File into Knife

File into Knife

Metalsmith Koss walks us through the process of taking an old, worn file and transforming it into a shiny new knife. The finished tool uses reshaped and sharpened steel from the file, with the addition of new G10 scales for its handle. We love how he preserved the texture of the file as part of the blade design.

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