The Hell Gap is the first fixed blade knife form Portland, Oregon’s The James Brand. It’s American made with s35vn blade steel and canvas micarta scales on a 3.8” modified drop point blade. Available in black or green & stainless colorways.
The Everyday Blade is the world’s smallest folding utility knife, one that fits 12 common types of razor sharp blades including #11 hobby blades. Roughly the size of a standard key, it makes it easy to bring an EDC blade with you everywhere. It offers simple & secure single handed opening & closing with a locking blade & integrated keyring loop. A funded Kickstarter.
Gerber makes all kinds of ultra-tech & tactical knives but they also know how to keep it simple. And for most jobs, that’s really what you need & the Spine is a perfect example: this 8.4” fixed blade knife features a sturdy, full tang blade, rubberized grip for all weather conditions, and rugged glass-filled nylon sheath for safe storage and transport.
Hand ground from high-grade carbon steel salvaged from an industrial bandsaw blade, M Crow’s Bandsaw Blade Steak knives feature wooden handles in your choice of black walnut, osage orange, toasted maple or American holly, affixed with hand-hammered copper rivets.
With its traditional Japanese design, the kiridashi is a stripped down utility knife you’ll use for all sorts of everyday action. They’re made from recycled files, which use high-quality 1095 or W1 steel. These steels are highly durable, easy to sharpen, and will maintain their edge longer than many other blade steels. Because they’re recycled, each knife is truly unique. Choose a left or right handed blade.
If you’d prefer to keep a blade in your wallet rather than clipped to your belt, this is the one. The Lynx blade is made with vacuum heat-treated CPM S35VN steel with a chisel-grind straight edge. The perforated grip side keeps it safe & steady in your hand. Comes with a sheath made of waterproof, tearproof, bitumised paper to protect your wallet. 2mm thickness.
Made in the USA by Bre & Co., the Origami Pocketknife is a faceted all-purpose knife with an ergonomic spot for your thumb in the handle. The sheath and blade are machined from 316L steel and the grips are made of oiled and sealed maple for a clean, natural look. The knife is 6.25″ overall, with a 3″ blade and weighs 5.1 oz.
Nearly undetectable until it’s deployed and cutting, the B-2 Nano Blade is the world’s smallest tactical pocket knife. Made of corrosion-resistant 440C Stainless steel, it weighs less than one ounce with diminutive dimensions: 48mm in length, 20mm in width and only 5mm thick. It features a blade split with serrated teeth and a smooth, sharp tip as well as a mini carabiner clip for EDC use. A funded Kickstarter.
Small enough to fit on your keychain, the Titanium Micro Blade from WESN is a high-quality piece of lightweight EDC made of grade 5 titanium and AUS8 steel. Length when open is 3.75 inches & the blade is just over 1.5 inches. It features a pocket clip and lanyard loop and comes in an American made custom leather sheath. A funded Kickstarter.
Portland-based James Brand makes knives. They teamed-up with sort-of-Portland-based ski and sport brand Salomon to create the Chapter X Salomon Orange + Titanium pocket knife. It features a locking 2.33” inch D2 steel blade with scales made of orange anodized aluminum & 6AL 4V titanium. There’s also a removable pocket clip and a vague branding connection to a Salomon snowboard called the Super 8. But this knife is lightweight, versatile, and really orange and also features laser-etched co-branding.
With its sporty 689cc parallel twin, Yamaha’s FZ-07 makes a versatile platform for customization. Taipei’s Rough Crafts workshop took it to the limit with their muscular, matte-grey Onyx Blade. A completely custom-built tank, tail & front end section, new adjustable front shocks & stacks of other custom bits turned a stock, mid-weight street bike into a mean, traffic dodging machine. via
With just the flick of a finger, the retractable blade of the Maker EDC knife is deployed & locked into position. Created by artisan knife-maker Giacomo Di Muro, it is crafted from aluminum & stainless steel & features a pocket clip. It uses ceramic utility blades which can be easily replaced when dull or broken.
Razer’s updated Blade laptop has been redesigned to give gamers exactly what they want in a customizable gaming PC. Three different displays are available, including a 4K. Also included are an Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card, a vapor chamber-based cooling design, and ports galore: Thunderbolt (type-C), USB 3, HDMI, and Mini DisplayPort, a pair of USB 3 type-A ports, & a 3.5mm jack. Stock storage: 256GB or 512GB.
Inspired by the “Nessmuk” knife carried by adventurer, writer, and early conservationist, George Washington Sears, the ESEE JG5 features a 4.875-inch wide belly skinner style blade made of carbon steel with a black oxide coating paired with triple-riveted brown sculpted Micarta handles. It comes with a stitched brown leather sheath and is made in the USA.
One slip of the dish sponge while washing that chef’s knife & you’ll be searching the In-Sink-Erator for one finger while dialing 911 with another. This smart little implement, the BladeBrush Knife and Cutlery Cleaner is purpose-made for cleaning knife blades & the unique wraparound design will keep your digits intact.
With its blade and handle made of Titanium-coated 440A stainless steel, the compact Carabiner Knife features a 1.5-inch blade and a bottle opener sub-blade. The ’biner clip at the heel of the handle keeps it handy on your keychain or conveniently clipped to your pack for easy access.
The slim, ultralight EDC knives from Deejo can now be customized with the introduction of the My Deejo online customization tool. Choose from over 60 “tattoo” graphic designs for the blade as well as options for blade color, choosing the material for the grip, including colors, woods: olive, juniper, ash, or carbon fiber. You get 35 words in 5 different fonts for a custom message on the blade. The knives are available in 3 different weights and 7 lengths.
The DragonFly 2 from Spyderco is a very capable & versatile EDC pocket-knife. But what really sets it apart is the addition of an Emerson Opening design. First developed in the 1990s, it uses a mechanism that opens & deploys the blade instantly as you draw it from your pocket—snapping out & locking into position as fast as you can whip it out. The 2.28-inch VG 10 steel blade is cradled between glass reinforced nylon handles, & features jumping for solid grip on both the top & bottom of the blade.
The American-made MKV2 “Morphing Karambit” is a utility pocket-knife with a unique design that allows you to safely grasp & deploy the blade several ways to accommodate the task at hand & there’s no need to remove your fingers from the tool to allow the blade to pass. Made with just 5 principle parts, the 2.5” blade is made of CPM 3V Ion Bond/Tungsten finished steel while the other parts are aluminum and titanium. A funded Kickstarter.
Rated a Top 100 pick by This Old House, Barebones’ Ultimate Tool is a fixed, double-blade 14.5” Hori Hori knife with a bamboo handle & pommel base. One side of the rust-resistant blade is serrated, the other is a smooth full-length straight blade with a bottle opener at the base. A durable sheath with a belt clip is included. 5-year warranty.