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Knives

Best Knives under $50

Best Knives under $50

Our friends at Everyday Carry have compiled a collection of awesome knives that won’t break the bank. There are some great ones in the bunch, like the versatile Kershaw Shuffle II, the classic wood Opinel No8, and the funky little Boker Plus Nano.

Serge Knives Bean 2

Serge Knives Bean 2
$325  Buy Comment

This very special folding knife by Serge Panchenko is the perfect synthesis of modern and rustic design. Its titanium handle and 1.9″ stainless blade feature bold, contemporary forms, while the muted, hand-finished anodized color gives it a weathered look.

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EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome load out, courtesy of EDC reader Kevin Ewald, whose loadout includes a spiffy leather Colborne Bota in lieu of a conventional flask.

From Saw Blade to Drawknife

From Saw Blade to Drawknife

John Heisz previously showed us how to take an old saw blade and turn it into a folding knife. Now he applies his craftsmanship to transforming a rusty circular saw blade into an elegant, traditional woodworking tool.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome load out, courtesy of EDC reader Max, showing off a nifty batch of gear for his daily photographic pursuits. That Canon G5 X is ridiculously tiny.

SOG PowerPlay Multi-Tool

SOG PowerPlay Multi-Tool
$77-$89  Buy Link Comment

This durable everyday carry is small enough to take anywhere, but packs a ton of functionality. It offers 18 total tools including screwdrivers, blades, a saw, bottle and can openers, file, wire cutter, optional hex bits, and more.

Gerber StrongArm Knife

Gerber StrongArm Knife
$48  Buy Comment

This rugged, fixed blade knife has a serrated edge full-tang 4.8″ blade with black ceramic coating, and a super-grippy rubberized handle with a diamond texture. Includes a sheath that offers horizontal or vertical belt mounting, as well as MOLLE compatibility.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome load out, courtesy of EDC reader Josh, showing off his daily carry, ready to take on anything the world throws at him.

House of the Rocket Folding Knife

House of the Rocket Folding Knife
$550  Buy Comment

We had a hard time choosing our favorite knife from D Rocket Designs‘ new online shop, but this red copper patina mokume-handle friction folder won our office pool. The exquisite handmade tool is crafted from silver, bronze, brass and copper, and a weathered 2.75″ blade.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome load out, courtesy of EDC reader Law Zhou, showing off his daily carry for life in the Big Apple.

Victorinox Rangerwood 55

Victorinox Rangerwood 55
$67  Buy Comment

This elegant EDC from the original Swiss Army Knife maker features a smooth walnut wood handle, and packs 10 functions, including a 4″ blade, corkscrew, screwdrivers, wire stripper, a punch, wood saw, can opener and more.

Deal: Kershaw Injection 3.0 Knife

Deal: Kershaw Injection 3.0 Knife
$16  Buy Comment

A great everyday folding knife at a great price. The Kershaw Injection 3.0 offers a lightweight 3D machined G-10 fiberglass laminate handle that lets you see through to the stainless steel inside. Blade length is 3″. Overall length is 7″ when open, and 4″ closed.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome load out, courtesy of EDC reader Chris Valencia, who shares his weekend essentials.

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Kizer Textured Titanium Flipper

Kizer Textured Titanium Flipper
$125  Buy Comment

An absolutely stunning flip-blade knife from designer Matt Cucchiara. While its 3.6-inch stonewashed stainless steel blade will get the job done, it’s the grippy gunmetal titanium handle scales which make this a real standout.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome load out, courtesy of EDC reader Zenmaster, who shares his pack of hiking essentials.

Spyderco Manix 2XL Glow in the Dark

Spyderco Manix 2XL Glow in the Dark
$135  Buy Comment

This limited-edition knife not only features a big 3.85″ blade, and a sturdy stainless steel body, but it’s got glow-in-the-dark handle scales. Other features include a ball bearing lock, a lanyard hole, and a pocket clip. Available for a limited time from Massdrop.

Deal: Porter Key Knife Multi-Tool

Deal: Porter Key Knife Multi-Tool
$17  Buy Link Comment

Everyman’s handy key-shaped keychain knife is perfect for opening packages – and opening beers, thanks to its built in bottle opener. Its 1.2″ locking blade is made from surgical-grade stainless steel. Save 19% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: Surviv-All Knife

Deal: Surviv-All Knife
$35  Buy Comment

Take on whatever the great outdoors has in store for you with StatGear’s Surviv-All Knife. It’s got a 4.25″ 440 stainless blade, a grippy rubber textured handle, and a sheath that packs a cord cutter and a knife sharpener. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: CaraClaw Survival Blade

Deal: CaraClaw Survival Blade
$15  Buy Comment

StatGear’s curved blade is hidden inside a carabiner style clip, so you can carry it on your belt loop or pack. Its rubberized handle offers a firm grip, and the blade locks inside for safety and easy access. Save 25% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

LighterBro Multi-tool

LighterBro Multi-tool
$12-$23  Buy Comment

Designed to snap onto a standard Bic or Clipper lighter, the LighterBro adds several handy tools, including a knife, tiny Philips driver/poker, a flat head driver, a bottle opener, and scissors. The Pro model adds sockets, 1/4″ driver holder, rulers, and more.

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Deal: Titanium Mini Q EDC Tool

Deal: Titanium Mini Q EDC Tool
$55  Buy Comment

This pocket-sized tool combines a key organizer and a pocket knife in one. Quiet Carry’s Mini Q is made from durable Grade 5 titanium, holds 4 to 8 keys, and its 2.35″ hardened steel blade has a screwdriver tip and built in bottle opener. Save 19% in The Awesomer Shop.

Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit

Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit
~$52  Buy Link Comment

Gerber’s handy kit for campers packs a kitchen knife and paring knife into a convenient carrying case that also doubles as a 8.2″ x 10.1″ cutting board. The drawer locks, knives are held in place with magnets, and there’s a built-in ceramic knife sharpener.

Kershaw Emerson CQC-2K Black

Kershaw Emerson CQC-2K Black
$18  Buy Comment

A beautiful and functional manual knife at a great price. Our friends at Massdrop are showing off this Kershaw Emerson knife with a 2.75″ long black-oxide coated stainless blade, and an easy to hold ergonomic handle.

The Modern Gaucho

The Modern Gaucho

A look at how Rodrigo Sfreddo created the Modern Gaucho, a knife made of damascus steel and ironwood. It received the American Bladesmith Society’s 2016 International Master Smith Knife of the Year. And we just earned at least three future Jeopardy! answers.

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

This tiny folding knife measures just 3″ long when fully opened, with a stubby, but sharp 1.2″ stainless steel locking blade, set into a titanium handle. A small loop makes it perfect for everyday carrying on your keychain.

Making Brock Lesnar’s Knife Tattoo

Making Brock Lesnar’s Knife Tattoo

Jimmy DiResta put on his best Man at Arms impression and made a real world replica of the long-ass knife tattooed on WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar’s torso. The result is as intimidating as it is impractical.

Animal Army Knive

Animal Army Knive
~$26  Buy Comment

This whimsical Swiss army style knife packs in seven useful tools, while looking like various animals, including a rhino, a hippo, and a giraffe. Has a bottle opener, wire stripper, file, punch, flat/Phillips drivers, and a knife. We think they should have called it the ZooTool.

Making a Knife from a Saw Blade

Making a Knife from a Saw Blade

YouTuber John Heisz made a folding knife out of a worn out circular saw blade. Our takeaway here is that it’s incredibly hard to do it by hand. Also, we have to redefine our notion of “basic tools.” John also made a wooden knife with the same template. More on his site.

CRKT Niad Climber’s Knife

CRKT Niad Climber’s Knife
~$29  Buy Link Comment

Designed by world record speed climber Hans Florine, this lightweight and compact folding knife is designed specifically for ease of use and access during climbing expeditions. The Niad has a corrosion-resistant titanium handle, and a large hole for attaching it to carabiners.

Forging Kitana’s War Fans

Forging Kitana’s War Fans

For the latest episode of Man at Arms: Reforged, the guys at Baltimore Knife and Sword recreated the deadly and awesome sounding multi-blade weapon that Kitana wields in Mortal Kombat. Fan yourself with one of these, and you’re likely to remove a limb.

Boker Kwaiken Flipper Knife

Boker Kwaiken Flipper Knife
$150  Buy Comment

With a satin finished 3.5″ VG-10 steel blade, this folding knife has carbon fiber handle scales, making it not just a practical knife, but a really good looking one. Also in gunmetal / titanium. Though we really want the handmade version by its designer Lucas Burnley.

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