Best Made Company Sanjo Hammered Higo

Rustic yet very functional. You won’t believe just how much beauty can be seen from the hand-hammered finish of the Sanjo Hammered Higo. For those who have limited knowledge of this type of folding pocket knife, the Higo would look more like a rusty old tool with an odd-looking extension at the point where the tool folds. However, a closer inspection will reveal a knife that only the…



Kestrel Copper River

If you’re looking for something worth displaying or showing off to your friends rather than really using it for its intended purpose, the Kestrel Copper River fits the bill perfectly. This folding pocket knife comes with a truly elegant Copper Wave Damascus made of VG-5 stainless steel core and matted to a titanium frame and adorned with cocobolo rosewood handle, making it a one-of-a-kind pocket knife. And if…

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The James Brand The Chapter X Salomon Knife

You wouldn’t believe how nifty and cool the Chapter x Salomon pocket folding knife looks. It has a stock handle made of orange anodized aluminum and mated to 4V titanium to give you a really superb looking piece. The 2.33-inch drop point blade complete with a satin finish meticulously rubbed by hand gives an elegant appeal to its strong character. It’s designed for right hand carry, however. Nevertheless,…



Grovemade Minimalist Knife

Looking at The Minimalist Knife we cannot help but be reminded of a knife from a simpler time. However, it does have some kind of edginess in its design that you’d never think of it as a knife once its sharp blade has been neatly folded into its metal body. Inspired by the Higonokami of feudal Japan, The Minimalist Knife is a more modern interpretation of this Japanese…



Kershaw Fraxion

The Fraxion may not have an automatic deployment system to access its 2.75 inch super-sharp blade, but it sure can open in one smooth motion. This is made possible by the integration of a unique KVT technology that utilizes caged ball bearings. Opening the Kershaw Fraxion is almost like flipping the G-10 handle that has been finished with a grippy carbon fiber overlay. Fully closed, the Fraxion only…



Schrade SCHA3BS Folding Knife

Outdoor adventurers and survivalists will love the Schrade SCHA3BS M.A.G.I.C. Assisted Opening Folding Knife. It is not the multi-tool pocket knife that you have in mind, but the Schrade can do amazing things with its partially serrated tanto blade that is constructed of high grade 4034 stainless steel in a stunning black finish. Its thumb plate is designed for both left and right-handed folks while its aluminum handle…



Victorinox Pioneer Nespresso Swiss Army Knife

Wonder where those Nespresso pods you send off for recycling end up? A few got repurposed as part of the Victorinox Pioneer Nespresso Swiss Army Knife. Uniquely, the bronze-colored scales of the knife are made of aluminum recycled from 24 of the coffee pods, bearing a Nespresso badge on the flip side of the Victorinox logo, as well as a stamp on the base of its blade to constantly remind you. Besides the…

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Pocket Samurai Titanium Knife

Inspired by the katana down to the textured handle and tanto blade, StatGear’s Pocket Samurai Titanium Knife is a samurai sword you can carry. The blade boasts a thumb stud for one-handed opening and folds in to reduce the knife’s total length from 4.7-inches down to 2.7 — perfect knife for a pocket considering it also weighs less than one ounce and features a clip. Though the materials are a bit…

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CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife

The design is more than a decade old but it’s still one of the most unique available, and finally back in production. The CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife, originally designed by Ed Van Hoy, is skeletonized as all hell and extremely lightweight for it at 2.6 ounces, not to mention safely locked both folded and unfolded thanks to a unique ambidextrous Snap Lock mechanism that’s actuated using your…

GET IT: $38+


Creek Cutler Repurposed File Knives

The knurling on the knife handle and base of the blade isn’t just for show. It’s there because Creek Cutler’s Repurposed File Knives are, as their name indicates, reborn after serving a life in the form of a farrier or metal working file — though this patterning also conveniently serves to increase your grip on what’s an otherwise very sharp knife. The to-be-scrapped carbon steel files are forged, reheated, and…

GET IT: ~$160+


B-2 Nano Blade

If you’ve been carrying a 3- to 4-inch bladed folding knife in your EDC rotation, you know that even titanium can’t overcome the bulk factor of such a cutter. Bomber & Company engineers have overcome that obstacle with the B-2 Nano Blade, the world’s smallest tactical best pocket knife (note: it’s much smaller than it looks). Inspired by the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Nano Blade is concealable, tough, and…

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Boker Plus Lancer

It’s devoid of the curves and indents of many (most?) modern knives, but the Boker Plus Lancer looks all the cleaner for it. Which is perhaps no surprise considering it’s a Serge Panchenko design, who’s best known for his Spyderco Dog Tag Knives. Still, it’s long enough to rock a solid grip that’s made of two G10 scales on either side of a titanium linerlock, so this knife is…

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Air Force Coin Knife

It’s bigger than your average coin with a diameter of 1 7/8 inches, not to mention the fact that it’s adorned with the U.S. Air Force’s logo and core values on one side and a USAF-themed montage on the other, so there’s no passing it for legal tender. But it’s got all the makings of a lucky coin that you’ll also want to bring along in your wallet for your adventures as…

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Bartender Defender

Tops Knives’ Bartender Defender is a bit of survival kit with a unique twist, mainly designed for survival situations that involve opening tightly sealed bottles of beer to stave off death by dehydration. The mini knife couples a 0.38-inch 1095 high carbon steel blade to a bottle opener sitting at its base. Its contoured skeletonized handle and black traction coating help with its street cred, as does the included kydex sheath that…

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BucknBear Damascus Folding Coin Knife

So it’s not as tiny or thin as a quarter. Still, the BucknBear Damascus Folding Coin Knife, made in collab with Huckberry, is pretty damn small. It’ll slip away in your wallet’s coin pocket and unfolds when needed to expose its small Damascus blade’s edge. It of course weighs next to nothing and bolsters grip using a G10 handle. Perhaps it’s not the tool for bigger jobs but it’s always…

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Victorinox Hunter Pro Pocket Knife

Unlike most Swiss Army Knives it doesn’t have forty, twenty, or even two functions. Instead the Victorinox Hunter Pro Pocket Knife has but one large, thick 4-inch blade made of high carbon stainless steel and outfitted with a rugged lock-back mechanism, for hunting and other scenarios where a puny knife won’t do. Swings open with one hand using the large thumb oval and grips nicely thanks to an ergonomic shape that’s got subtle indents…

GET IT: $70+


Klecker Knives Trigger Knife Kit

Teaching kids proper knife handling with a real, sharp knife is too little too late. Klecker Knives’ Trigger Knife Kit is a little more their speed. With all parts molded of plastic as part of a tray not unlike model airplanes kits, the knife must first be assembled from its ten pieces and includes a locking mechanism that keeps its “blade” safely locked open. All edges are rounded for safety…

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James Brand Folsom Black + Black

Utilitarian. From its sure gripping G10 scales and steel liner-lock to the Carpenter CTS-BD1 stainless steel blade, the James Brand Folsom Black is made for a lifetime of hard use. It’s not a knife that shies away from a scratch or a little pocket wear unlike some knives claiming to be EDC. The Folsom features an ambidextrous blade opening slot and reversible clip, tip-up carry. The drop point…

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Morakniv Eldris Fixed-Blade Knife

It’s no secret that the Morakniv Eldris Fixed-Blade Knife has a tiny blade. At 59mm long its stainless steel blade — which also features a square-edged spine for striking fire steel without dulling the blade — is way shorter than those on most comparable knives but truth be told the full length is rarely used anyway, making this compact knife not much bigger than most folders and without the safety risk of the…

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Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife

It’s like your familiar Swiss army knife, with a twist. Or rather, a bend. A single hand-polished stainless steel blade folds into the Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife and it’s easier than before to open, without needing to put much strain on your fingernail. Actually it’s got no fingernail groove at all and instead can be gripped between thumb and forefinger. Its innards that hold the non-locking blade in the open…

GET IT: ~$246


CRKT Homefront Pocket Knife

Ken Onion isn’t a cartoon vegetable. He is a blade design icon. His latest design, the Homefront pocket knife is sure to raise the knife design bar yet again. The Homefront utilizes a 3.5-inch modified drop point AUS 8 Steel blade with 6061 aluminum handles with a design reminiscent of a WWI folder, complete with a bayonet lug-style flipper. But what really makes this locking liner knife unique…

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Skid Wooden Chef Knife

Wood wouldn’t quite keep a razor-sharp edge, so the Skid Wooden Chef Knife isn’t technically 100% made of wood. Instead this remarkable knife’s composition is closer to 97% wood and 3% alloyed carbon steel, the latter very hard and used just for the blade’s edge. The Robinia wood used itself is harder than oak and boasts a high percentage of tannin which has antibacterial properties so that nothing but warm water…

GET IT: ~$200


Shinola x Benchmade Titanium 765 Pocket Knife

Without William Gregor and to a lesser extent Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Shinola’s second collaboration with Benchmade wouldn’t have been possible. If you don’t know the aforementioned men, you don’t know your sixteenth century metallurgy. Here’s a hint, atomic number 22. Shinola started with Benchmade’s 765 Mini Ti Monolock Titanium pocket knife and upgraded the sh*t (no pun intended) out of it. The base Ti of the stock knife gives…

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Opinel N°09 DIY Yellow Pocket Knife

Opinel’s N°09 DIY Yellow Pocket Knife is the tool you didn’t know you needed in your utility belt. With a yellow handle made of fiberglass reinforce polyamide, it’s humidity proof and better at absorbing shocks and drops than plastic or metal for longevity in harsh conditions. Small slits on either side of the handle hold two bits — both a flat head and a Phillips — with a magnetized bit…

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