We’ve all heard that expression about how you shouldn’t try to catch a falling knife, but a recent news story takes that saying to a whole new level.
A man in China was taking a stroll around his hometown when all of a sudden his head started feeling heavy and strange, according to Malcolm Moore of the Telegraph.
It wasn’t until someone spotted the man and pointed at his head with incredulity that he realized something was way off. A 5-inch knife was firmly lodged into his head after falling from the eighth-floor balcony of a high-rise building.
In honor of our awesome giveaway with Schrade, we bring you the latest Badass Knife of the Week: the Schrade SCHF12 Recurved Tanto Fixed Blade.
The Schrade SCHF12 boasts an array of features that take the knife from great to the greatest. Let’s start with the well-designed blade.
Since 1974, Kershaw Knives has been making some of the best EDC pocket knives on the market. If you don’t believe me, just look at the numerous awards handed out to Kershaw every year at the BLADE Show.
If you’re not familiar with all the offerings of Kershaw Knives, we decided it’d be useful to serve up the five best-selling Kershaw Knives at Knife Depot. While this isn’t necessarily the all-time best-sellers, it is a good indication of some of the best knives they make.
You might be curious as to why this little folder is one of our most popular… until you get it in your hands. The Kershaw Shuffle is a shapely knife that conforms to the hand and features a nice stubby 2.4-inch blade made of 8Cr13MoV steel. Part of what makes the Shuffle so appealing is its versatility and compactness. The ability to take this little guy anywhere and do nearly any everyday task you come across is huge.
As a bonus, the Shuffle also has a built-in screwdriver on the butt and a built-in bottle opener.
Like the late Joe Strummer from The Clash, the Kershaw Clash is rebellious, influential, and working class. This assisted opener is a workhorse of a knife that’s known for being an affordable, all-purpose knife. With a blade length of 3.1 inches and a convenient flipper that opens the knife in a pinch, the Clash is a great knife to carry.
From the folks who brought you the riveting Man At Arms series comes with next iteration of the series… Man At Arms: Reforged.
Whereas the previous installment saw master bladesmith Tony Swatton recreate weapons found in pop culture (such as Sting from “The Hobbit” and the Lich King Frostmourne from World of Warcraft), this new installment reforges weapons from pop culture to create a new superweapon.
While we’ll definitely miss Tony Swatton and his gang, the new crew from Baltimore Knife and Sword seem more than capable of holding their own.
They say the lion is the undisputed king of the jungle, but the real king of the jungle is this week’s Badass Knife of the Week: the ESEE Junglas.
The ESEE Junglas (pronounced “hoonglas) has a badass history that only adds to the allure of the knife. Named after Colombia’s Jungla Commandos, which is the country’s premier counternarcotics unit, the knife was designed specifically for use in the dense jungles of Latin America.
With a razor-sharp blade that’s a little longer than 10 inches, the ESEE Junglas is as intimidating as it is functional. Its 22.5-ounce weight gives it enough heft to clear obstructed paths or tackle heavy-duty tasks around camp.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Case Cutlery, so in honor of the company’s rich history of manufacturing collectible knives, we decided to bring you a post on the best-selling knives from Case at Knife Depot.
Here they are.
5. American Workman Sod Buster
Coming in at No. 5 is the Sod Buster from the American Workman family. This Sod Buster is a great knife that’s been in the Case family for decades and constantly gets praise from everyone who owns one. With a closed length of 4.63 inches, the Sod Buster is surprisingly large and dispatches nearly any task with ease. It features a blue synthetic handle and a polished skinner blade.
4. Amber Bone Medium Stockman
Next up is the Amber Bone Medium Stockman. The jigged Amber Bone on this 3.64-inch (closed) stockman takes center stage, highlighting how handsome these knives are. It comes with a clip, sheepsfoot and spey blade in Tru-Sharp Surgical Steel. Continue reading
Even though it’s important to strive for the new and innovative, sometimes the best type of knife is one that blends the modern with the classic. That’s perfectly illustrated with this week’s Badass Knife of the Week: the Chaos from Cold Steel.
Taking inspiration from the trench knife used prominently in the two World Wars, the Chaos from Cold Steel is a modern take on the classic combat knife.
Featuring a 7.5-inch carbon steel blade and a unique hand guard made from reinforced 6061 aluminum, the knife is fit for the modern day warrior.
Like the classic trench knife, the knuckle guard on the Chaos protects your fingers from injury during combat and prevents the knife from being knocked out of your hand. But unlike the knives of old, this blade is coated with black Tuff-Ex, which bolsters its corrosion resistance and enhances cutting power.
An asset of the Chaos is that it comes in two different versions: the double-edged model, which you can see in the main image, and the Tanto model.
Both of these Chaos knives excel at piercing and puncturing but also bring their own personality to the table.
The Chaos, which includes a Secure-Ex sheath, also boasts a ferocious carbon steel pommel that’s tapered for additional damage. This is one knife no one will want to mess with.
Find out more about the Badass Knife of the Week by visiting the Cold Steel Chaos Double Edge product page.
We at Knife Depot have always promoted knife safety, so let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: Do not try any of this at home.
With that out of the way, it’s time to move on to a serious topic: battle bots!
Two of my favorite shows growing up were Robot Wars and BattleBots because nothing beats seeing two robots strapped to the teeth with weapons battle to the death. (Though ironically, my favorite battling bot had no knives and was called Blendo, which was created by the two guys behind Mythbusters.)
The folks over at the production company Rooster Teeth, which has more than 7.5 million subscribers on YouTube, created a Happy Hour series that follows the drunken journey of three people. In the first episode, they drunkenly thought of the idea to strap knives to two Roombas and let them battle.
In order to understand why the Boker Plus V-42 claims the title as this week’s Badass Knife of the Week, you first need a quick history lesson.
During the height of World War II in 1942, a scientist named Geoffrey Pyke had an idea to create an elite band of soldiers that could carry out covert missions and fight behind enemy lines in frigid conditions.
Case Knives and Harley Davidson have teamed up to create a series of knives for all the knife nuts and/or chopper riders out there. Each of these companies has more than a century under their belt, so it seems like a long time coming for this series to finally come to fruition.
These officially licensed knives come in five different styles. Here’s a quick breakdown of each.
Silver and Black Layered G-10
These H-D knives are simple and sleek, which makes for a strong and durable blade. The handles are made from layers of glass cloth laminated with epoxy resin and feature a nickel silver H-D shield.
The Tec X family is a bit more modern with a 440 or AUS-8 stainless steel blade. They have thumb studs for one-handed opening and are highly versatile.
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