Knife designer Ron Lake is often called “the father of the modern knife,” and he quite literally wrote the book on knife making. With that pedigree, it’s no surprise that his Lake design for CRKT is a capable little knife that comfortably bridges the gap between gentleman’s folder and hard-use EDC thanks to its ergonomic frame and patented L.B.S. safety lock. The included multi-tool features a strap cutter, field sharpener, and bottle opener, making this kit one exceptional value! http://kcoti.com/2k0lfnd
The Bear Song VI is a fascinating new design from Bear OPS – a balisong you can really put to work. Building off their already successful line of butterfly knives, this new model incorporates a 1095 carbon steel blade, T6 aluminum handles, and Torx screw pivots into an overbuilt balisong that flips like a dream but handles like a utility knife. http://kcoti.com/2jqhqnP
SHOT Show 2017 is underway! We’ve teamed with KnifeNews for live coverage of all the cool new products, so be sure to head over there to get the inside scoop! http://knifenews.com/shot-show-2017-knives/
The Kershaw Shuffle is the kind of knife that was tailor-made for casual carry, and with a price tag under ten bucks you can put it through its paces completely guilt-free. This little sucker is compact, ergonomic, and has a bottle opener built right into the spine, so it’s going to come in handy whether you’re working or relaxing. http://kcoti.com/2iSstIC
Gayle Bradley and Spyderco have knocked it out of the park with these two 2017 collaborations. Their new Junction fixed blade sports a clean, ergonomic design, and its blade is PSF27 – a high-performance tool steel that Bradley favors in his custom knives for its edge retention properties. If folding knives are more your speed, the Advocate is a production version of Bradley’s first ever flipper which simply exudes class and delivers high performance – but would you expect any less from Spyderco? http://kcoti.com/2iuCRrM
An assisted flipper and two multi-tools for less than twenty bucks? It may sound too good to be true, but this time it’s not! http://kcoti.com/2ioYAMP
Let us introduce you to the coolest Drifter since Clint Eastwood. The CRKT Drifter is the kind of unassuming, practical EDC you carry when you just plain want to get work done. Right now you can snag the formidable folder in this combo pack pairing it with CRKT’s fan favorite bottle opener, which features a carabiner clip and length of emergency paracord.
How do you pick the perfect steel for the job? How do you test it? We got some of our favorite custom knife makers to weigh in on those subjects and more, to find out how they pick the materials that go into every knife.
What inspires a knife designer? In our latest interview video we ask five custom knifemakers about their process. Check out the video, then click here to browse all custom and mid-tech knives and see the fruits of their labor.