The color pink evokes a wave of emotions and feelings, including love, beauty, femininity, and tenderness. You may not think those sentiments match up with the rough-and-tumble world of knives, but you’re sorely mistaken.
Knives are tools for all types of people and personalities, from the stock trader and lumberjack to the fashion designer and plumber.
For all those who enjoy the look and temperament of the color pink, we assembled a list of 10 fetching pink-handled knives.
Ontario RAT I
We’re kicking things off with a highly renowned EDC. The Ontario RAT I was on our list of best EDC knives for those on a budget. With its 3.5-inch satin-finished blade, the knife is known for taking a beating and still performing. This knife is great for everything, including the outdoors and around the house. The nylon handle is a delectable pink.
Kershaw Chive, Pink
The Kershaw Chive is a nice little knife with an alluring shape. From the inventive mind of Ken Onion, this knife features a small 1.9-inch blade made of 420HC stainless steel with a bead-blasted finish. It bursts to life using the Speedsafe assisted-opening mechanism. The 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handle is finished with a pink that won’t wear off.
With a blade length just under 2 inches, the Spyderco Squeak is another knife that fits nonchalantly in a bag or pocket. The pink handle is made from FRN, which offers a solid grip.
Some people complain about how all knives are the same or how there’s never any thoughtfulness or innovation in the knife world. Those people have clearly never seen our latest Badass Knife of the Week from Mantis.
The Mantis MT-8 Siko is a knife like no other. Pronounced like “psycho,” the Siko is designed so that every minuscule detail has meaning and purpose, making this one of the most extraordinary combat knives on the market.
Starting at the top, the 4-inch blade is made from AUS8 stainless steel and has one of the most complex grinds on a production folder. Aside from the grind, one of the most notable features of the blade is the ramp on the spine, which is known as the Bramp.
We’re making our way through the new knives of 2016 with CRKT up next.
There’s a lot of new knives to get to, so let’s stop wasting time and look at the CRKT knives coming out this year.
The Amicus is a folder designed by Jesper Voxnaes. With an 8Cr13Mov steel blade that’s 3.4 inches long, the Amicus is meant to excel in the great outdoors. The blade has a cutout for ambidextrous opening and a frame lock to keep it securely open. The handle looks like stonewashed stainless steel.
The Birler is a fairly lightweight tactical axe with an overall length of 16 inches. The axehead is made of 1055 carbon steel and the handle is hickory.
The Bivy, Niad, and Hyphenate are a trio of knives and tools designed specifically for climbers. We wrote about these three before, so we won’t go into too much detail. This is a multitool with features like screwdrivers, a knife, spring-assisted pliers, and more.
The Niad is a lightweight and compact folder with a blade that’s a mere 1.56 inches long. The handle is titanium and has a circular cutout to attach to your gear.
The Hyphenate is basically a fixed-blade version of the Niad. It has a 2.23-inch serrated blade and the whole thing is made of 8Cr13MoV steel. It comes with a glass-reinforced sheath.
The Buku is another interesting design from Lucas Burnley (also the designer of the CRKT Achi). The subtle but noticeable curve of the Buku is reminiscent of a kukri machete. The curvaceous 3.75-inch blade is made from 8Cr13Mov steel.
Whenever the word indestructible is bandied about, it’s a gross exaggeration 100% of the time. However, the Benchmade 275 Adamas is as close to indestructible as it gets in the knife world. That’s no coincidence either. Adamas is a Greek word used to describe one of the strongest substances to exist.
The Benchmade 275BKSN Adamas is a heavy-duty folder that is made to not only withstand but excel at any grueling task you throw at it.
Designed by custom knifemaker Shane Sibert, the 275 Adamas features a 3.82-inch blade with a versatile drop point. Because Sibert wanted to make a knife that was worthy enough to be carried into action by this country’s heroes, he used some of the toughest materials out there. As a bonus, Benchmade will donate a portion of the proceeds from this knife to the Ranger Assistance Foundation.
Since Kershaw Knives was first created by Pete Kershaw and his wife back in April 1974, the company has been putting out some of the finest knives around.
The early 2016 batch of new knives proves that Kershaw still knows how to make a great knife with some cool features.
There are currently 27 new knife models and a couple of new accessories, like the Jens Carabiner. We’re only focusing on the knives in this post.
The Barge is a manual folder with a 2.6-inch 8Cr13MoV stonewash-finished blade. What makes the Barge so unique is the presence of a prybar at the butt of the handle. It extends from the backspacer of the knife. Most people pry as often as they cut, so this is a surprisingly useful tool, especially since prying with a blade is one of the worst things you can do with a knife.
The Cathode is billed as a knife that’s not fancy but functional. It has a 2.25-inch tanto blade, a flipper with SpeedSafe assisted opening, and a patterned stainless steel handle. It uses a frame lock.
The Cinder is a small knife that can fit on your keychain. It has a 1.4-inch blade with a liner lock and a bottle opener on the butt. It has some nice contour on the glass-filled nylon handle, which makes holding the small knife easy.
Ernest Emerson and Kershaw’s relationship continues with the CQC-9K. The original CQC-9 had a hawkbill blade design, but the CQC-9K is a large folder with a drop-point blade. The blade measures 3.6 inches and is made from black-oxide-coated 8Cr13MoV stainless steel.
Say you’re walking down the street and you’re carrying a Spyderco Tenacious clipped to your pocket. It may look a little something like this:
If a police officer were to see the knife clip attached to your pocket, would it be considered concealed carry or open carry?
In short, it could be considered either. One of the problems with knife laws is the fact that much of it is left up to interpretation. One police officer may only see the clip and say that the actual knife is concealed in the pocket. Another may say that it’s clearly a part of the knife and it’s showing so the knife is being openly carried.
It matters because in some places, a knife with a blade length more than a certain amount of inches cannot be carried openly. In other places, that same knife must be carried openly.
Wherever you live (and wherever you go), it’s absolutely essential to thoroughly look at your knife laws because they are often littered with phrases and definitions that are general or open to interpretation.
For example, in New York City, knives must be carried concealed. Since the Big Apple is well known for interpreting knife laws very broadly, Knife Rights recommends that knives are never carried clipped to your pocket or you may be arrested, even those with a deep-pocket-carry clip that doesn’t actually show the knife’s body.
The United States of America has put out some truly amazing things: Apple pie, Johnny Cash, the Constitution, and baseball, to name a few. But one of the finest things to come out of the good ol’ USA is the Buck Vanguard.
This all-purpose fixed-blade knife is the ultimate outdoor companion to use when hunting, camping, exploring, or bushcrafting.
In this world of big-box stores and 128-ounce sodas, some say the bigger, the better. In the world of knives, however, that’s not always the case. Sure, you could get a truly massive folder like the Cold Steel Espada XL (which has a 7.5-inch blade) for hard-core tasks, but what about when you need to carry something light that can cut some twine or open a package.
That’s when smaller is better.
For those who want a lightweight knife that will slip unnoticed in any pocket or attach easily to a keychain, we searched our store for the smallest knives around. There are a lot of tiny knives out there, but these come with blade lengths around 1.5 inches and under.
Bear & Son Mini Executive Lockback
Blade length: 1.5 inches
Overall length: 3.75 inches
The Mini Executive is a small gentleman’s folder that comes in a few different styles, but the one we’re looking at is the Bear & Son Cutlery Abalone Mini Executive Lockback. This slipjoint knife has a drop point blade that’s only 1.5 inches long with a nail nick to engage it. The handle material is a very handsome and elegant abalone.
Blade length: 1.27 inches
Overall length: 2.9 inches
Spyderco makes some minuscule knives like the Ladybug and HoneyBee, but the Spyderco Bug is the tiniest of all. This cute little guy fits in the palm of your hand with a 1.27-inch blade. When engaged, the knife comes in at less than 3 inches long.
Some people say that innovation in the knife world is dead, that all knives these days look exactly the same. Our latest Badass Knife of the Week begs to differ.
The CRKT Deviation features one of the most unique and refreshing looks in a long time.
Designed by knifemaker Terry Lee Renner, this futuristic knife redefines what an everyday carry could be.
It’s a well-known fact by now that the UK is cracking down on knives, but police officials across the pond are now taking aim at a specific type of knife: zombie killer knives.
“Zombie killer” knives or, as we like to call them, zombie apocalypse survival tools are a genre of knives that many consider novelty items. Apparently, local gangs are using these knives as status symbols or for intimidation.
Here’s more from the Independent:
Sales of so-called “zombie killer” knives, serrated weapons with long blades inspired by horror films, have led to calls for a crackdown on the marketing methods of online vendors who sell them as collectors’ items to “exterminate the undead”.
But police forces have become so concerned at the potential proliferation of the knives in big cities that steps are now being taken to introduce an outright ban on the weapons.
If you still don’t know what we’re talking about, check out this Zombie Killer War Blade Set.
So those aren’t exactly the type of knives that are functional or designed for anything else other than collecting and showing your buddies. However, zombie survival tools can be quite useful for more than just “decapitating zombies.”