Designed to use your finger as leverage, the Nug Knuckle Knife is as useful for common tasks as it is for defense. Combining a heat-treated S35VN steel blade with a G5 titanium body, this rugged tool has an 18mm blade that, thanks to its robust construction and your sure grip, can handle everything from opening letters to cutting tennis balls with ease. It measures roughly 2.2 inches by 1.2 inches and is less than half an inch thick, so it's easily pocketable, and without the blade deployed, will protect your knuckles in the event you need to defend yourself with a fist instead of a knife.
Meant to handle any duty a hunt might demand, the Benchmade Grizzly Creek Knife is as tough as its name suggests. Its 3.5-inch, premium stainless steel drop point blade stays in place via the AXIS lock, and can be opened with either hand thanks to dual thumb studs. The wood handle matches its rustic purpose and cleans off easily, and the folding hook stays safely out of the way until you need it. Made in the USA.
By combining the very best of eastern and western techniques, the Bulat Chef Knife is designed to be your go-to kitchen blade. The knife starts with a Japanese VG-10 steel cutting core that holds its edge and won't corrode. It's then surrounded by 66 layers of stainless steel, hardened to between a 57-59 rockwell hardness. The edge is tapered to a 17-degree for an incredibly sharp blade. A convex grip allows for the knife to rock, while a finger guard keeps your tips intact. Available in your choice of a light olive wood or a dark walnut finish.
If throwing knives is one of your hobbies or something you've thought about taking up, you can do a lot worse than this Cold Steel True Flight Thrower Knife. Many of the throwers on the market currently are made using cheap steel or stainless steel that breaks. This model from Cold Steel however, is 12 inches long and made using 1055 carbon steel, finished in a black, baked-on protective coat. The handle also comes equipped with a pre-wrapped para-cord for a better grip. A strong, accurate throwing knife worthy of a place in your collection.
Whether you're prepping for the EOTWAWKI or just wanting to make sure you're over prepared for your next camping trip, the Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife. It has a 4.3-inch high carbon steel blade with a black coating to prevent corrosion, paired with an ergonomic rubber grip. Just as important is the included sheath, which houses an integrated diamond sharpener and has a rubber spine that holds the included firestarter. With the ability to cut firewood, light it, and even kill something for you to cook over it, it's a versatile woodman's tool that is well deserving of a spot in your bug out bag.
With a design based on a traditional Alaskan Native Ulu knife, the Benchmade Nestucca Cleaver is small but equipped to handle big game quickly. It features a blade that is a little longer than four inches with a large radius that dramatically increases edge retention. It's more like a small hatchet than a cleaver, with a large large cutout in the center of the blade for your index finger to provide a steady grip as you prepare a King Salmon after a productive day of fishing.