THE BEST Knives

Bolt Into Knife

Bolt Into Knife

Maker and artist Bobby Duke shows has yet another trick up his talented sleeves. In this clip, he shows us how he transformed an ordinary metal bolt into a tiny and beautiful hunting knife replica, inspired by knifemaker Gil Hibben’s bowie blade from The Expendables 2.

Craighill Desk Knife

Craighill Desk Knife

In making their desk knife, Craighill was inspired by the kiridashi, a traditional Japanese general purpose knife, as well as the humble pen. The desk knife has a form factor resembling that of the writing tool, and has a notched body for grip.

CRKT Crossbones Knife

CRKT Crossbones Knife

Designed by Jeff Park, CRKT’s low-profile liner-lock pocket knife features a bead blasted aluminum handle inspired by the shape of a dog bone, and a straight-back 3.5″ steel blade. Note that the prototype in the video is missing the two-toned scales of the production version.

Drill Bit to Karambit

Drill Bit to Karambit

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the many knifemaking videos we’ve seen, it’s that metal is highly recyclable. Miller Knives provides further evidence of this by transforming a rusty hammerdrill bit into a beautiful and unique new karambit-style curved blade. That Vikings ad was totally random though.

Making a Rice Knife

Making a Rice Knife

Kiwami Japan’s collection of unusual kitchen knives continues to grow on a regular basis. Here, he manages to transform ordinary white rice into a extremely sharp blade after a bit of grinding, sifting, and milling… and milling… and milling some more.

Making a Knife from Jello

Making a Knife from Jello

Kiwami Japan has made quite a few unusual knives, but we never thought we’d see one made from this jiggly dessert. Despite the challenges, he managed to transform the gelatin into a surprisingly rigid cutting utensil by drying it out with an air purifier.

Massdrop x Zinker Dogtooth Knife

Massdrop x Zinker Dogtooth Knife

Massdrop teamed up with knifemaker Brad Zinker to create a production run of one of his impressive custom knives. We love the perforated titanium handle, which reduces weight, and its 3.3″ stainless wharncliffe blade is sure to get light duty tasks done with ease.

Making a Knife from Carbon Fiber

Making a Knife from Carbon Fiber

Blademaker Kiwami Japan continues to hone his skills and add to his collection of unusual knives. This time, he takes advantage of the properties of carbon fiber to make an extremely sharp, strong, and lightweight kitchen knife. There’s something so soothing about his videos.

Bearing into Knife

Bearing into Knife

M.N. Projects likes to give new life to old junk, transforming the otherwise wasted materials into shiny new objects. In this clip, he takes an old mechanical bearing, heats up its outer ring, and painstakingly shapes it into a beautiful and substantial new blade.

Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto Knife

Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto Knife

This pint-sized knife is perfect for carrying around your neck, thanks to its light weight, compact size, and built-in lanyard hole. Its 2.25″ blade is made from 440C stainless steel, while its handle is made from titanium. Includes a Kydex sheath.

Eafengrow Camping Knife

Eafengrow Camping Knife

This squared-off pocket knife is the perfect EDC for anyone who spends time in the great outdoors. It packs a substantial S35VN 1.8″ stainless steel blade, along with a 2.56″ titanium alloy handle. Also available with color anodized scales.

Best Liner Lock Knives

Best Liner Lock Knives

Looking for a slim, lightweight knife with one-handed closing action? Look no further than the trusty liner lock. But which one to buy? Our pals over at Everyday Carry have got you covered with their picks for the best ones so far in 2018.

Making a Knife from Plastic Wrap

Making a Knife from Plastic Wrap

After creating knives from fish, foil, and chocolate, pasta, Kiwami Japan shows us how to make a surprisingly sharp knife using ordinary plastic kitchen wrap. The main trick is to melt it down and flatten into a hardened sheet before sculpting it into a blade.

Maxeri Compact Pocket Knife

Maxeri Compact Pocket Knife

This tiny keychain pocket knife measures just 2 inches long when closed, and weighs less than an ounce. But it packs a durable dual-edged blade with a razor-sharp tip for precision and a serrated section for rough cuts. Made from heat-treated stainless steel.

Great Frame Lock Knives

Great Frame Lock Knives

The last thing you want to happen when using a knife is for its hinge to fold under pressure. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite folders which hold in place with a frame lock, so you can focus on the task at hand, and not worry about your blade giving out.

Restoring a Rusty Knife

Restoring a Rusty Knife

This ancient butcher’s knife looks pretty much beyond repair, with thick, pitted rust covering every inch of it. But YouTuber Andre Will Do It lives up to his name, proving that with enough time and elbow grease, even something this worn can be made to look shiny and new.

Aluminum Foil Knife

Aluminum Foil Knife

After showing us how to make surprisingly effective kitchen knives from chocolate, dried fish, and pasta. Kiwami Japan is back with a razor sharp blade handcrafted by hammering, heating, shaping, and sharpening an ordinary roll of aluminum foil.

Katsu Carbon/Titanium Folding Knife

Katsu Carbon/Titanium Folding Knife

This elegant and well-made Japanese knife features a razor-sharp 3.9″ VG-10 steel blade, set into a handle made from titanium with carbon fiber details. The frame lock design ensures the blade stays open, but closes easily with one hand. Measures 9″ open, 5″ closed.

Macellaio EDC Cleaver

Macellaio EDC Cleaver

CS Tactical Knives‘ compact cleaver features a karambit style design, and a 4-inch curved blade fabricated from either 1/4in CPM 3v or 3/16th AEB-l stainless steel. Its scales can be crafted from either sculpted G10 or stabilized wood, custom selected for your style.

Making Damascus from a Chain

Making Damascus from a Chain

Metalsmith Dmitry Shevchenko (aka “Shurap“) continues to crank out knives using unconventional materials. After showing us how to make damascus steel from screws, washers, and cable, he’s back to craft the patterned metal from a car’s timing chain.

Making a Wooden Knife

Making a Wooden Knife

While most knives are made from steel, they can certainly be made from other materials. Here, blademaker Kiwami Japan shows us how to transform a sheet of super-hard lignum vitae wood into a razor-sharp kitchen utensil, capable of slicing veggies just like a metal blade.

StatGear Ausus Folding Knife

StatGear Ausus Folding Knife

A no-nonsense modern pocket knife featuring a clean, industrial look. It features a canvas-textured Micarta handle, a 3.5″ D2 steel drop-point blade, a reversible pocket clip, a stainless liner lock, a smooth ball bearing mechanism, and a hole for attaching to a lanyard.

CRKT Largo Knife

CRKT Largo Knife

A beautifully-designed compact everyday folder knife that’s small enough to pack in your pocket, and super easy to open, thanks to its spring-loaded assist mechanism – which also secures it when closed. Features a satin metal finish and a built-in bottle opener too.

10 Great Cleaver Knives

10 Great Cleaver Knives

In the market for a knife for frequent slicing and chopping tasks? An everyday pocket knife may not be your best choice. Everyday Carry shares their picks for 10 cleaver-style knives which are ideal for more heavy-duty cutting tasks than typical pocket knives.

M-Custa Take Damascus Folder

M-Custa Take Damascus Folder

This elegant Japanese knife features a 3.5″ VG-10 core blade forged with 33-layer nickel damascus steel. Plus, its sculpted handle is also made from the beautifully-patterned metal. Comes with a decorative woven nishijin pouch.

B-2 Nano Blade

B-2 Nano Blade

Bomber & Company’s compact pocket knife offers a fully-locking blade with smooth and serrated edges, and is small enough to carry on a keychain. Both its blade and body are made from heat-treated 440C stainless steel, anodized in jet black.

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