With a design that originated in north-central France in the 1950s, the Baladeo Le Retro Knife offers a great mix of style and utility. Two blades, a saw, a can opener, a punch, a corkscrew, a piercing tool, and, of course, a bottle opener are all available inside its stainless steel body, which is finished off with a true blonde horn handle. It's not the most versatile multifunction knife we've ever seen, but it also won't leave you looking like you're geared up for an adventure when all you're doing is heading to the local coffee shop.
Make your next pocket folder truly your own with the Scrimshaw Knife Kit. Based on the early American art form perfected by whalers out at sea who carved into the bones and teeth of whales, this kit comes with everything you need to scrimshaw an image into the handle of your knife. The kit comes with either a lock-back or trapper style knife, each with a bone handle ready for your artwork. It includes a steel point scribe, india ink, a bamboo tracing tool, carbon paper, steel wool, and sample pictures with instructions for carving. Whether you choose a classic aquatic-inspired sketch or your own initials, no other knife will be quite like yours.
No one likes losing their favorite gear at the bottom of a river, lake, or ocean when they set out on the water — there are few things more depressing than watching something slowly sink beyond your reach. But with the Baladeo Float Knife ($26) you won't have to worry about that, thanks to its buoyant cork construction. Perfect for fishermen, canoeists, or for any guy who finds himself near the water more often than not, this knife just won't sink. With a single folding blade and an integrated key-ring, this minimal knife is exactly what you need the next time you're on a boat.
Forget packing a whole slew of silverware when you head out into the wilderness — all you really need is this Ka-Bar Hobo Knife ($19). Like any quality transient tool, it packs multiple uses into a single punch, as it contains a fork, knife, and spoon all into a single stainless steel package, sliding apart for when you
find some excellent dumpster fare are ready to eat, and transforming back into a pocket-friendly shape when you're on the move. It even comes with a nylon carrying case to keep it safe when it's in your bag/bindle.