5 Minimalist (and Affordable) Knives

5 Minimalist (and Affordable) Knives

There’s nothing better than a sleek, minimalist knife. However, a lot of companies seem to think minimalist equals expensive (I’m looking at you, James). That’s why we thought you’d like to see a few knives that do away with everything but the necessities – and still won’t break the bank. CRKT Swindle #1 - CRKT Swindle Our first pick for an affordable minimalist knife: CRKT Swindle First up is the Swindle from CRKT. Read more →

EDC Knives for Under $50

EDC Knives for Under $50
CRKT Flat Out For the first EDC knife under $50, we have the Flat Out from CRKT. This model is new for 2019 and features a sleek all steel design. While that adds a little to the weight (3.6 oz) it adds a lot to the durability of this locking folder. The Flat Out comes with the Outburst spring assisted opening system, perfect for one-handed opening. I think this knife would go great with an all-stainless or silver-themed EDC collection. Read more →

Knife Reviews: The Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD

Knife Reviews: The Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD
I have carried one of these little guys for the last 2 years. I use it just as much, if not more, than any of my high-dollar pocket knifes or my beat-em-up EDC knives. Realistically, how many of us need to use a $100 knife or a $1000 custom, limited-edition, designer, exclusive knife to open our mail or to get dirt out from our fingernails? While I will always carry one of my high end knifes for conversation and in the rare case of self defense (God knows this little knife would be pretty useless in a fight), I use the Victorinox much more than my main carry. Read more →

The First Thing to Do With a New Mora Knife

The First Thing to Do With a New Mora Knife
Jesse Remington (@CaveBear86) tweeted about the first thing he does when he gets a new Mora Knife (because as cheap as they are on Amazon, who doesn’t have multiple?): Whenever I get a new Mora, I always use a Dremel, and put a 90° spine on it. Now it can strike a ferrocerium rod. If it's carbon I stick it in a potato for a few hours to get a good patina on the blade to prevent rust. Read more →

Knife Blade Types

Knife Blade Types
1. Drop-Point Blade The first knife blade type is a very common one for general use or everyday carry knives: the drop-point blade. This blade features a slope along the spine (top of the blade) that goes downward as you approach the tip of the blade. The drop-point, as opposed to the normal blade, helps avoid unintended punctures with the tip of the blade since it is placed at a less severe angle. Read more →