Automatic knives are dangerous, and might not even be legal where you live. But if you're looking for one, the Kershaw Launch 1 Knife is a great choice. It has a 3.4-inch blade made from corrosion- and wear-resistant CPM154 steel with a BlackWash finish, a contoured anodized aluminum handle, a reversible pocketclip to accommodate left- or right-hand usage, and a quick, powerful push-button opening system. Made in Oregon.
Every belt has a buckle. But none are quite as useful as these Knife Belt Buckles. Made to work with special sheath belts, they let you carry a heat-treated, 420 stainless steel blade on your person discreetly. They're made in the USA, available in both single- and double-edged versions, in narrow or wide styles, and can be removed in just seconds, whether you're in a self-defense situation or just trying to open an especially annoying blister pack.
Designed by world record speed climber Hans Florine, the CRKT Niad Climber's Knife is the perfect blade to carry when you're heading up the slopes. It's super light, weighing just of half an ounce, and uses a two-piece design to remove unnecessary parts and complications. The stainless steel blade has a flat top serrated edge, while the handle is made of corrosion-resistant titanium and has a loop on the end for attaching to a carabiner, something you'll no doubt have on hand as you start your ascent.
Minimize your pocket bulge by trading your current pocket blade for the Baladeo Papagayo Skinny Knife. Crafted from 420 stainless steel, it has a 3 1/8" titanium-coated blade, with an open handle design for reduced weight and a Zebrano wood front handle for a touch of flair. Finished with a bright orange paracord lanyard.
Your everyday carry items should solve everyday problems, and that's exactly the thought behind the Porter Key Knife from Everyman. Designed to last, this surgical grade and corrosion resistant tool is built to blend in with your current key setup. It features a drop point locking blade that can cut just about anything, and a dual layer designed bottle opener for cracking a cold one. Lightweight and easy to integrate into your everyday carry lineup.
Tough enough for everyday use yet designed for travel, the Tiktaalik Field Knife Set will let you cook up real meals wherever you might be. The set is crafted from Swedish Sandvik steel, and includes a 3.5-inch paring knife, a 6-inch serrated knife, and a 6.25-inch chefs knife. Most notably, the knives forgo a traditional grip, reducing their weight dramatically while allowing them to stack on top of each other, taking up the same amount of space as one traditional knife. They arrive in a compact aluminum case with two Richlite cutting boards.
It's a good thing the Spyderco Bug Knife has a lanyard hole that's large enough for a key ring, because you're going to want it attached to something so it's not so easy to lose. This tiny folder measures 2.875 inches open and just 1.625 closed, with a flat-ground, 1.3-inch 3Cr13 stainless steel blade. The handle is also constructed of stainless steel, has a satin finish, and carries the company logo on the side.
With a design fit for a crime-fighting superhero, the Schrade SCHA5B M.A.G.I.C. Knife will serve you well whether you're battling the forces of evil or just opening a PITA blister pack retail package. It features a 3.3-inch black high carbon stainless steel blade with a clip point, spring-assisted opening technology with thumb knobs on either side, and a matching black aluminum handle with a safety lock, a pocket clip, and a hole for attaching it to a lanyard.
Light. Strong. And surprisingly handsome. The White River Knucklehead Knife weighs just 1.7 ounces thanks to its skeleton design, yet its 2.875-inch high-carbon stainless steel blade is chisel-ground to take plenty of abuse between sharpening. The open design lets you get a secure grip on it while allowing room for a bottle opener in rearmost hole, and the included Kydex sheath lets you wear it around your neck, on a belt, or attached to your boot. Available with a natural stone or black PVD finish, and made in the USA.
Whether you're a serious survivalist or just a frequent camper, the Mora Bushcraft Carbon Black Knife is worth carrying. Made in Sweden by a company that's been at it since 1891, this versatile knife features a 1/8-inch thick, 4.3-inch long blade made from high carbon steel, with a black coating to protect against corrosion and a spine that's been ground for use with a fire starter. It arrives with a black plastic sheath that matches the ergonomic, over-molded rubber grip.
You carry keys. You carry (or should carry) a knife. The Mini Q Key Organizer Knife let you do both, while only grabbing one thing on your way out the door. Machined from aluminum, brass, or titanium, it uses a pivot post to attach the keys you already use, then adds a 2.35-inch, 420HC stainless steel blade to the mix. Like the body, you'll have your choice of a drop point, bottle-opener, or utility blade, and it's available with a satin, brushed, or bead blasted finish.
Whether you're using it in the kitchen or in the field, the Fave Knife is built to be your favorite cutting tool. The full tang blades are made from high carbon 420 stainless steel by R. Murphy Knives of Ayer, Massachusetts, a company that's been in the business for over 165 years, while the handles are sourced from antique table tops, headboards, cabinets, and other furniture restoration cast-offs. Available in 3- and 4-inch varieties and with your choice of walnut, cherry, mahogany, or maple handles.
Throwing knives are traditionally very specific tools. So it's nice to see one that does more than just scare the pants off the person standing in front of the target. The Kniper Throwing Knife Multi-Tool offers a total of 22 functions, including phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a fork, a pry bar, a sundial, a universal hex hole, a combination bottle and can opener, a closed wrench, a rangefinder, a saw, a nail remover, a wire stripper, a wire breaker, a ruler, and even a tobacco pipe. Oh, and it has a pretty sharp 420 high-carbon stainless steel blade, too.
Based on the designs of Serge Panchenko, the Dog Tag Knife from Spyderco combines utility with convenience. It features a chisel-ground CPM s30V blade that measures 2 inches when folded, and 3.23 when it's open — making it a go-to for simple indoor or outdoor everyday tasks. Fashioned to look just like a military dog tag and coated with a sleek black titanium carbonitride covering, so it's built to last.
Larger than a pocket knife but smaller than a machete, the Morakniv Companion Knife is ready to help on your next adventure. It features a 1/8-inch thick, 4.1-inch long carbon steel blade, balanced on the other end by an oversized ergonomic handle with a soft high friction grip. The included plastic sheath with belt clip ensures it's easy accessible when you need it.
As useful on a hike as it is on a boat, the Tops Hoffman Harpoon Knife is a versatile fixed blade knife. It measures eight inches in length with a 3.5-inch 1095 high carbon steel blade that sports black traction coating for added durability. The handle is wrapped in paracord for extra grip — as well as attaching to poles to make a spear or harpoon — and a black nylon sheath is included.
Straightforward yet subtly sophisticated, the Civilware Striker Folding Knife is a fine addition to your EDC arsenal. It boasts a three-inch steel curved blade, a slightly larger textured handle, a built-in belt clip, and a reliable liner locking mechanism. Available in black or tan and made in the USA.
Precision cut using a water jet and machined from premium Bohler M390 steel, the Prometheus Griffin Knife is a versatile choice for your next adventure. Key features include a Strikeback ferro rod striker on the spine of the four-inch blade, a combination pry tip and cat's paw nail puller on the end of the handle, full-length jimping for an excellent grip, and drilled out holes in the handle that reduce weight while maintaining strength. Made in the USA, it arrives with a Tek-Lok Kydex sheath.
Despite its name, the Kershaw Select Fire Multi-Tool Knife doesn't really have much to do with fire, unless you happen to be using it to cut up kindling. Instead, the "select fire" refers to the built-in adjustable angle bit driver, which works with the four included bits to drive flat head or phillips screws, and also works with standard 1/4" bits. Other features include a 3 3/8" stainless steel blade, a glass-reinforced nylon handle, and an included pocket clip.