The smartphone has largely taken over the pocket space that used to be dedicated to the pocketknife and I think that’s a damn shame – even with 100,000 plus apps in the app store, you still can’t use your iPhone to cut a rope, shape a spear, skin a rabbit or cut the cap off…
The G. Wiseman Handmade Pocket Knife is designed as an heirloom quality blade, each one is handmade by Gene Wiseman in Oklahoma – a process that takes 2 days per knife. Each one is made from tool-grade D-2 steel and has brass fittings to ensure that it’ll still be working perfectly…
The Buck FlashPoint Hunting Knife is designed as an all-round hunting, camping and fishing knife – it has a partially serrated blade made of 420HC stainless steel and has a bottle opener/carabiner built into the handle. The locking mechanism in the handle is thumb-operated – an important safety feature on a knife that’ll likely be…
The pocket knife you see here is made using high-grade Swedish rose stainless damascus steel coupled with carbon fibre in the handle. Each knife is 6 7/8″ open and 4 1/8″ folded, they’re made in France and they’ll make a hell of a cool family heirloom.
This 3-Stone Knife Sharpening Set from Orvis includes 3 stones each cut from natural rock, they’re mounted in a natural cedar stand and the kit comes with knife sharpening oil as well as a full set of instructions.
This set of 3 Spyderco Knives are made from flat-ground, high-carbon stainless steel designed to stay sharp for years at a time. The set includes 3 sizes, the smallest size is the Bug (2.9″ open, 1.63″ closed), the middle size is the Honeybee (3.66″ open, 2.06″ closed) and the largest size is the Grasshopper (5.07″ open, 2.77″ closed).
The aptly named Hobo 3-in-1 Utensil Kit is one of those useful little items designed to reduce weight whilst camping, or traversing the continental USA illegally aboard cargo trains.
The idea of having a small blade tucked away somewhere safe seems like a rather good idea to me, especially if you’re planning a trip to one of the less than savoury parts of the world. Or if you’re just a big fan of spur-of-the-moment whittling.
The Shinbu knife by James Williams is designed specifically to be used by modern military personnel, many of James Williams’ creations are carried by special forces while deployed overseas and the Shinbu is popular due to its size.
This keychain knife sharpener designed by Tom Stokes is an order of magnitude more useful that that commemorative Boca Raton keychain you’ve been carrying around since 1996 – this one’ll sharpen any blade you slide through it and it also includes a flathead screwdriver, a small channel blade/cutter and a bottle opener.
This credit card sized folding knife by Iain Sinclair is one of the cleverest bits of gear we’ve come across in recent memory.
Perkin Knives is a UK based company that specialises in producing Damascus steel knives, hatchets and axes.