Crafted without any visible rivets or screws, the Nesmuk Janus Folding Knife is one of the sleekest blades you can fit in your pocket. Its 3.3-inch blade is made from a special stainless steel with an extremely fine microstructure, then coated in matte black DLC for improved cutting performance. The handle, meanwhile, is secured using hidden screw joints, and is crafted from molded piano lacquer in black, blue, white, or orange, or, optionally, from hammered silver. Handmade in Solingen, Germany.
Opinel's been making knives in the French Alps since the late 1800's. The Opinel No. 12 Explore Knife lets you take their blade-making expertise to the great outdoors. It has a sharp, dependable four-inch 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel blade paired with a fiberglass-reinforced polyamide handle that can withstand nearly any conditions. Hidden within the handle is a firestarter and a loop for attaching to a strap. Available in orange or green.
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.