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, […]

11 Star Wars EDC Pocket Knives

11 Star Wars EDC Pocket Knives

Today is May the 4th aka May the Fourth Be With You aka STAR WARS DAY. This post isn’t about lightsabers, Jar Jar Binks, or Porgs—it’s about knives, you Star Wars loving geeks. I recently got to rewatch the movies (yeah, my job is suuper haaard), and I captured all the best knife moments for […]

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. […]

From Spyderco to Microtech: 5 Knives You Can’t Live Without

From Spyderco to Microtech: 5 Knives You Can’t Live Without

 If you were stranded on a desert island, facing an impending zombie apocalypse, or had to choose the only knife you’re allowed to carry for the rest of your days—which knife would you want in your pocket? We set out to answer that question in Episode #45 of Knife Banter and we turned to […]

Knife Steel Snobbery: Pros & Cons

Knife Steel Snobbery: Pros & Cons

S90V, 440A, S35VN, 8Cr13MoV, D2, 154CM, AUS-8, Damascus, 1095, Bohler M390—when it comes to knife steel, there are enough options to make your head spin. Each type is a careful balance of iron with carbon and other elements, finely tuned to maximize specific characteristics. There is much debate as to which steels are the “best,” […]

2016 Blade HQ Black Friday Knife Sale: Top 7 Black Friday Knives!

2016 Blade HQ Black Friday Knife Sale: Top 7 Black Friday Knives!

Guys, it’s here.   The 2016 Blade HQ Black Friday Knife Sale! At about the same time you lay down on the couch to digest the four servings of mashed potatoes you’ve had, we will be kicking off our biggest knife sale yet. Set your alarm for 6 pm MST (that’s 8 pm Eastern, 7 […]

Most Iconic Knives: Historical and Brand-Specific

Most Iconic Knives: Historical and Brand-Specific

There are knives out there that have such great recognition that they have become iconic due to popularity or historical significance. In this post you’ll find a variety of iconic knives including knives that are iconic of specific brands. It’s honestly kind of hard to know where to draw the line as far as how many knives […]

Blade Show 2014: Awards & New Knives

Blade Show 2014: Awards & New Knives

You might not be aware that Blade Show happened last week. Just kidding. I know you’re aware that Blade Show happened. I’ve compiled a bunch of stuff for this post from 2014 Blade Show. You’ll notice it’s not exhaustive as far as brands or products go, but I did include awesome stuff from Spyderco, Microtech, […]

10 Reasons to Get a Microtech Venomtech

10 Reasons to Get a Microtech Venomtech

  By now, you’ve been introduced to the awesomeness that is the Venomtech. To be sure, the Venomtech is unlike any OTF you’ve ever beheld. Perhaps your first thought upon seeing it was something along the lines of, “WTF?” If you’re wondering why you should get a Microtech Venomtech, wonder no more. Here are the […]