THE BEST Knives

CRKT Homefront Tactical Knife

CRKT Homefront Tactical Knife

Inspired by classic WWII army folders, this Ken Onion-designed knife features “Field Strip” technology, which allows for easy disassembly and cleaning without tools, while still maintaining rigidity. Has a 3.5″ steel drop-point blade, and a 6061 aluminum handle.

Katsu Damascus Folding Knife

Katsu Damascus Folding Knife

You can’t go wrong with this elegant Japanese Higonokami knife. It’s got a sweet damascus-patterned steel blade, and an elegant wood handle carved from a single block of ebony wood. Measures 3.9″ closed and 6.7″ open, and comes with a genuine leather sheath.

Making a Forbidden Dagger

Making a Forbidden Dagger

Not every knife has to have a single continuous edge, does it? Watch as blademaker Miller Knives cuts out and sculpts a truly unusual knife with a crazy staggered edge. It looks like something out of a video game or a comic book, and also like it would be really deadly.

Leatherman Skeletool Damasteel

Leatherman Skeletool Damasteel

A limited-edition of Leatherman’s versatile 7-in-1 multitool, featuring a beautiful, durable, and razor-sharp 2.6″ blade made with a damascus pattern. In addition, it packs needlenose and regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, a bottle opener, bit driver, and a carabiner clip.

EDC: Best of 2017

EDC: Best of 2017

Another year is behind us, and it’s time to reflect back on the best gear the year had to offer. Our friends at Everyday Carry picked 10 great items that belong in every backpack, from knives to multitools to watches. We love that Trayvax Element wallet.

Best Made Japanese Higo Knife

Best Made Japanese Higo Knife

An elegant hand-hammered white steel knife with traditional Japanese styling, embellished with Best Made’s minimal logo and the word “COURAGE” on the opposite side. Produced by Japan’s Miyamoto Manufacturing Co., who has been making Higo knives for nearly a century.

Five Great EDC Knives

Five Great EDC Knives

Be prepared for everything with one of these folding pocket knives suggested by readers at Everyday Carry. We love the ergonomics of the service-specialized Gerber 06 Auto Tanto, but we have a thing for carbon fiber, so the Zero Tolerance 0804CF wins out for us.

High-tech Knifemaking

High-tech Knifemaking

We’ve seen knives being made using classic blacksmithing techniques, but Gough Custom, shows off how they make their Resolute MkIII knives using modern materials and CNC technology. Machines or not, there’s still a ton of labor and craftsmanship in each knife.

iQ Flipper Knives

iQ Flipper Knives

Quietcarry’s latest tool features is all about minimalism. This pocket flipper borrows inspiration from the traditional Japanese Higo knife, updated with modern materials like titanium and carbon fiber. Weighs just 2.2 ounces, and has a 2.9″ VG-10 stainless blade.

3COIL Puna Multi-tool Knife

3COIL Puna Multi-tool Knife

A razor-sharp scalpel knife masquerading as a mini rifle. It packs a micro screwdriver, which can also be used for changing blades, a bottle opener, and two screwdriver bits. Comes with a sweet mini aluminum display briefcase. Be sure to check out their Crane folding scalpel too.

Grinding a Knife from Stone

Grinding a Knife from Stone

Knives are typically made from tool steel. But the guys at Ollari’s show us how with the proper cutting blades and an angle grinder, a block of granite can be transformed into a sharp-edged cutting tool as well. We’re betting Primitive Technology would do the same with only a rock.

Kershaw Leek Blackwash Knife

Kershaw Leek Blackwash Knife

We love the weathered look of Kershaw’s Ken Onion designed black-oxide washed knife. It has a composite steel blade featuring a Sandvik 14C28N spine with a sharpened D2 cutting edge, which meet in an undulating curve. Has a 3″ blade and measures 7″ when opened.

Gerber One Flip Knife

Gerber One Flip Knife

A sweet looking and comfortable to use pocket flipper knife, with grippy, textured blade scales made from anodized aluminum, an elongated finger guard, and an easy opening and closing mechanism. Available in blue or green.

Veteran-Made EDC Gear

Veteran-Made EDC Gear

There are tons of great items that we recommend for your daily load out, but we have to give an extra special shout out to Everyday Carry’s latest list – which celebrates gear made by companies owned or operated by the brave men and women who defend our great nation.

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. II

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. II

A look at how the Northmen Guild make their White Wolf Bowie knife. The blade is mainly made of stainless steel, carbon and chromium. The handle is made from walnut while the guard and pommel are made of silver. The knife also comes with a custom made leather sheath.

Spyderco One-Eyed Jack Folder

Spyderco One-Eyed Jack Folder

You’ll always win the game with Spyderco’s awesome playing card-themed pocket knife. Designed by custom knifemaker A.T. Barr, it features ivory texture G-10 scales with black spade and red heart inlays, and a liner-lock 2.5-inch CPM S30V stainless steel blade.

The Best Large Folding Knives

The Best Large Folding Knives

Small pocket knives are great, but sometimes you need a tool with a longer blade when working on bigger cutting tasks. Our pals over at Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite folding knives which feature 3″ or longer blades, but are still compact enough to carry.

The Minimalist Knife

The Minimalist Knife

The super clean yet satisfyingly proteinaceous Grovemade Minimalist Knife is custom machined from a solid block of metal, and has a curved blade that nestles flush in the handle with no wasted space. Simply elegant, in your choice of aluminum, black or brass.

Giant Pocket Knife

Giant Pocket Knife

That’s not a knife. THIS is a knife! The exaggerations in the video for this giant “pocket” knife make it sound like an April Fools’ gag, but it turns out that the 32.25″ long Giant Microtech Halo V 3X really was available a few years back for just under $10,000.

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

David Windestal has been entertaining us for a while with his rocket knife-powered destructive antics for a while. This time he and his pals pulled out all the stops, with a nighttime run with LEDs, sparklers, spray paints, and an enormous fireball… all to create modern art.

Mcusta MC-7 “Take” Damascus Knife

Mcusta MC-7 “Take” Damascus Knife

An elegant, Japanese made knife featuring a 2.75″ dimpled Damascus nickel and steel blade, housed in a natural wood handle with bamboo sculpting to provide an ergonomic grip. Its blade holds firmly and confidently thanks to its liner lock mechanism.

Micro Kirdashi Knife

Micro Kirdashi Knife

Jolly Roger Knives‘ tiny steel blade is a great backup survival tool, providing a sharp cutting edge that can be used for cutting twine or as an improvised spear tip. Measures 1.75″ x 1″ and comes with a paracord lanyard and a Kydex sheath. Available in damascus for $50.

William Henry BO5 Emperor Knife

William Henry BO5 Emperor Knife

Give your fave knife collector an absolute thrill with the William Henry B05 limited edition Emperor Knife. This gorgeous numbered, limited edition tool has an easy open and close, with etched damascus steel blade, jade inlays and sterling silver and black diamond deets.

Winkler Belt Knife CPM 3V

Winkler Belt Knife CPM 3V

This special edition fixed-blade knife features an extremely durable 4.5″ CPM 3V steel blade, and a sculpted handle made from grippy, camouflage multicam G10 Micarta. It comes with a custom felt-lined Kydex sheath, and is also available with a walnut wood handle.

Manker Elfin Titanium Folding Knife

Manker Elfin Titanium Folding Knife

We love the size and design of Manker’s petite frame-lock knife. Each one is hand-assembled from TC4 titanium with a razor-sharp 1.5″ SV35N stainless steel blade. It’s small enough to carry on a pendant or a keychain. Cutlery Lover has a great review video here.

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book

Most of us use our Swiss Army knives for emergencies and impromptu needs. But Chris Lubkemann’s book is packed with fun ways you can use your knife to start a new hobby – whittling wood. It’s packed with easy to make projects, from desktop sculptures to utensils.

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2020 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right