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THE BEST Knives
This compact tool combines a utility blade, bottle opener, 1/4″ hex bit driver, flathead screwdriver, and pry tip in one. Its body is made of grade 5 titanium, and comes with scales made from carbon fiber, copper, or camo green G10. They also make larger pry area version.
Whether you need to cut some rope, slice some fruit, or crack open a package from Amazon, there are tons of uses for a reliable pocket knife. Our pals over at Everyday Carry are here with five recommendations for folding blades that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Cut from a flat plate of steel, Miller Knives‘ deadly jagged dagger isn’t exactly the most traditional form of metalsmithing we’ve seen, but the resulting weapon is too awesome not to share, and we’re guessing it would be nearly impossible to pull of using a forging process.
This compact pocket knife is not only great for carving and slicing. Its pointed tip makes it great for prying, opening cans and even working on flat-head screws. Its handle provides excellent grip and has a jimp to prevent your index finger from slipping.
For his latest creation, knifemaker Kiwami Japan decided to see if he could build a blade using FiberFix – the ultra-durable, resin-infused tape that dries hard as a rock. Given the fact that he previously made a knife from gelatin, we had no doubt he was up to the task.
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.
Colin Furze shows off an invention so insane that we wouldn’t want to be within 1000 feet when it spins up. Apparently for no reason other than to outdo Simone Giertz’s salad chopping robot, he built a wearable belt that rapidly spins knives around his waist. It draws blood at 9:57.
The TRAK XL is the bigger and improved version of the Titanium Runner’s Anywhere Knife (TRAK). Its larger size and two-finger grip makes it easier to hold than the original. It has a sharper and longer blade too. It comes with a neck sheath for convenient storage.
You already know kiwami japan as the Iron Chef of knife making. Today’s secret ingredient is… POTATOES!!! First he turned a potato into a starchy powder, then mixed it with glycerin and vinegar to make a putty. After drying and cutting the putty, he sharpened it into a blade.
For his latest build, Jackman Works created a jumbo-sized, hand-carved wood replica of a utility knife. It’s fully-functional, and just the right size for opening Paul Bunyon’s Amazon packages. He got the inspiration for the giant knife blade from fellow builder Jimmy DiResta.
This keychain-sized retractable knife allows you to carry a razor-sharp hobby and craft blade anywhere. It works with 12 different types of blades for carving, slicing, whittling, and more. Pop the blade off, and it’s TSA-compliant – just buy more blades at your destination.
Just when we thought Kiwami Japan had run out of unusual materials to make knives from, he’s come up with another. He ironed then shaped several pairs of boxers into a sharp, functional blade. It helps that they contain synthetics. This wouldn’t work with 100% cotton.
This beautiful frame lock knife features a blackwash finish on both its sturdy S35VN steel blade and its titanium handle. Both have a Tungsten DLC coating for wear resistance, and it packs a KVT ball bearing for smooth manual opening. Blade measures 3.6″ long.