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15 Best OTF Knives (By Category)

15 Best OTF Knives (By Category)

Introduction This best-of list isn’t your typical top ten. It lists fifteen OTF knives that are the best in their respective categories. I’ll cover more than just our choice for the Best EDC OTF and Best Tactical OTF. Have you ever wondered what the Best OTF for Fidgeting is? Or the Best Weird OTF? What... Read More
History of the Pocket Knife

History of the Pocket Knife

A pocket knife is an essential tool. Essential. From opening a box to un-entangling trapped dog friends to rescuing and saving a human life, people in the know recognize a blade as a necessary tool. Doesn’t have to be a bowie. It can be the tiniest Swiss Army known to man. But everyone needs something.... Read More
Gear Grades: OTF Knife Recommendations

Gear Grades: OTF Knife Recommendations

Today we’re talking OTF knife recommendations. Out-The-Front knives are more than a novelty. All the knives in this list feature a rapid, cheetah-swift deployment, and are perfect for EDC (if your local laws permit legal carry). I’m going to break this list down by price, with an all-star recommendation for each featured brand. Paragon, Para-X,... Read More
Automatic Knives Decoded: Boker to Benchmade

Automatic Knives Decoded: Boker to Benchmade

Who reigns supreme in the battle between manual and automatic knives? Manual knives are great—innovations like the thumb stud and Spydie hole have made deployment almost as fast as automatic knives. Almost is the key word! Push the trigger button on one of these autos and it will fire open like a crack of lightning.... Read More
SHOT Show 2012 Recap – Day One

SHOT Show 2012 Recap – Day One

It’s SHOT show time once again, and BladeHQ was kind enough to allow one of our bloggers to tag along with them this year. We were able to see tons of 2012 products for most of the major knife brands. We will have lots of pictures and updates coming in the next few months with... Read More