Mike Vellekamp is one of the best knife designers you have likely never heard of. We weren’t surprised when he put his design skills to a karambit and it came out this darn cool. We were kinda surprised that they got put on special, but it allowed us to get them to you for under $100! Click here to learn more about the Blade-Tech Riptide.
For the budget-conscious knife connoisseur, Spyderco’s Value series offers a way to get that Spyderco look and feel at a fraction of the usual price. The series’ first knife, the Tenacious, has always been our favorite model because its size and shape make it the most practical EDC option, so we’re excited to see it given this cool new checkered G10 treatment! Click here to learn more about this knife.
There’s no question that Victorinox long ago set the gold standard for pocket multi-tools with their classic Soldier knife. The Cadet is a sleek variation on the theme, drawing inspiration from the Soldier knife and packing several tools into a slim, durable Alox aluminum frame. We got a great deal on these pink-handled variations, which dare we say would make a great gift for Mother’s Day if you tend to wait until the last minute like we do. Click here to learn more about the Cadet.
Dmitry Sinkevich has arguably the most visually striking designs of the current Zero Tolerance collaborators, an assertion which can certainly be bolstered by the new 0460. While the design of the 0460 may look unusual, we can assure you that it is quite comfortable in the hand for real world using! Click here to learn more about this knife.
We’re always suckers for an interesting lock type, like this stud lock on the Kershaw Speed Bump – currently available for 58% off at KnifeCenter! Click here to learn more about this knife.
We’re really excited about the new 708 folding karambit from We Knife Company because it represents their first foray into the tactical – and given its excellent ergonomics and viciously efficient blade we simply can’t wait to see where they go from here! Click here to learn more about these knives.
The Intellect is aptly named, because it’s one of the smartest EDC choices in Kershaw’s line-up. It’s small enough to disappear in the pocket, thanks to the deep-carry clip, while at the same time feeling hefty enough to take on the day. If you want a knife with a sense of style that you can still put to work, the Intellect smartly blurs the line between a gentleman’s folder and a true workhorse. Click here to learn more about this knife.
Kershaw producing Al Mar designs is the hottest industry collaboration since Kershaw began producing Emerson designs. We have a small batch of these on the shelf, and more coming in every day, but it is going to be touch and go for the first few weeks. In other words, get your order–or backorder–in right now! Click here to learn about these knives.
We just uncovered a real bounty of USA-made Fox Knives that we couldn’t be more excited about. Boasting 154CM stainless steel blades, some rugged FRN handles with excellent ergonomics, and a solid range of options, these folders are just about the dream workhorse EDC.
All four models have the same exact pistol-grip style FRN handle, which is about 4.6″ closed, 0.4″ thick, and has some pretty stellar ergonomics. There’s a curved back that nests in your palm, a pronounced index finger indent, and then you even get a choil and some heavy duty jimping for when you want to choke up on the knife. Overall just a very nice feeling in the hand. The FRN comes in your choice of orange, blue, grey, and black.
When it comes to choices though, it’s all about the blades. There are actually four different models here, and each one has its own blade shape. You’ve got the Forza with a basic drop point, the Drago in a Wharncliffe, the Amico in a sheepsfoot, and the Vitale in a sheepsfoot with a combo edge. All four blade styles are 3.5” long and manufactured from 154CM stainless steel, which will provide some solid edge retention. The blade is held in place with a sturdy lockback that holds strong but isn’t too tough to disengage.
All-in-all, these four models from Fox Knives are the perfect balance of quality materials, efficiency of design, and affordable price-point. Anybody looking for a USA-made folder that’s going to stand up to hard use and abuse – look no further. Click here to learn more about these knives.
We thought the Vanquish was one of the more functional real-world-using karambits when we got them in last year. Now that they are on closeout pricing, we think they are one of the best deals going for a great self-defense knife that is also a great EDC! Click here to learn more about this knife.