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CRKT Introducing Knife With New ‘Field Strip’ Technology


CRKT is no stranger to innovation. In a recent post naming 15 knives with unique opening mechanisms, CRKT made the list more times than any other brand.

Now, the brand is coming out with another innovation they’re calling Field Strip technology.

The premise of the technology is fairly simple: you can take apart and reassemble a folding knife in the field without any tools. Take a look at the knife in action in this video:

Why would anyone want a knife like this? Folding knives are notoriously tough to clean out in the field. Sure, many designs, including those with open handles, try to mitigate the amount of detritus that gets stuck in the moving parts. But thorough cleaning usually requires a complete teardown, which involves tools and small screws.

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Boker Plus Subcom Titan VG-10 – Badass Knife of the Week


How could such a small and stout folder like the Boker Plus Subcom be the latest Badass Knife of the Week? Just ask the countless people who carry this versatile brute in their pocket.

The Subcom is a foundational piece in the Boker Plus series and remarkably became one of Boker’s best-selling knives of all time. That’s high praise coming from such an old and storied brand.

The Boker Plus Subcom Titan VG-10 is a premium and smartly refined version of the original with flourishes that take this rotund folder to another level.

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Add Color To Your Collection With These Rainbow Knives

There’s no question black is the predominant color of knives these days. While a black knife is sleek, badass, and non-descript, it can get a little boring. That’s why we’ve been looking at knives in every color.

If you’re really looking to add some color to your EDC, these 10 rainbow knives will definitely do the trick. This is another addition to our series of posts looking at knives in different colors.

United Cutlery Honshu Karambit


The Honshu Karambit from United Cutlery was a previous Badass Knife of the Week because of its design and versatility. This popular karambit got the rainbow treatment on its 4-inch curved blade. It has a colorful titanium rainbow finish that gives it a nice sheen.


Jack Ripper Rainbow Throwing Knives


The throwing knife hobby is a naturally flashy sport. It features knives hurling through the air at an ornate bullseye. Adding a rainbow finish to the mix makes it colorful without looking gimmicky.

This three-piece Jack Ripper Throwing Knife Set is made from 440 stainless steel with an excellent balance.


Kershaw Rainbow Ken Onion Leek


If you want to talk about rainbow knives, the Kershaw Leek is the first thing that should come to mind. Back in 2002, Kershaw won the “Overall Knife of the Year” award at the BLADE Show for its revolutionary Rainbow Leek.

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KA-BAR Becker Magnum Camp – Badass Knife of the Week


The partnership between KA-BAR Knives and Ethan Becker has been one of the most fruitful in the industry, bringing knife lovers beasts like the latest Badass Knife of the Week.

The KA-BAR BK5 Becker Magnum Camp Knife is the perfect companion to take out in the field. It can do everything from batoning through firewood and hammering with the exposed steel pommel to feathering sticks and cutting through meat.

Let’s delve deeper into what makes this such a solid outdoor knife.

badass-kabar-becker-bk5-sideBoasting a long 8-inch blade, the Becker Magnum Camp may sound hefty but is surprisingly spry. The trailing point blade design with a flat grind at 20 degrees makes it highly versatile.

The black-coated blade is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel, which is a carbon steel that’s easy to sharpen and very tough.

Here’s a good look at how the knife performs from gideonstactical on YouTube:

Its handle scales are comfortable and removable, so you can put your own stamp on this large camp knife with different handle scales. But if you keep the standard handle scales, you won’t be disappointed.

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Knives Save Lives: Rescue from an Overturned Car in a Creek


Sometimes the only thing standing between life and death is luck.

Back on July 29, 2014, Charles Devowe drove from Michigan into Canada en route to a fishing trip in Ontario. He noticed debris on the road, including some strewn at a 45-degree angle.

He traveled for about two miles up the road until he decided to turn around. After parking near the debris, he saw a Pontiac Vibe flipped upside down in a creek at the bottom of a hill. Since Devowe has bad knees, he didn’t want to immediately go down because no one would know they were there.

So he flagged down some passersby and then headed down the hill with no regard for his bad knees.

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Schrade SCHF56 & SCHF56L Leather Sheaths Now Available

The Schrade SCHF56 and SCHF56L are amazing knives. These recently released models quickly became best-sellers for their simple yet thoughtful design and superb performance. I’ve heard people say the SCHF56L is the best knife they have, and that’s quite a high praise considering how many knives are out there.

While the knives come with polyester belt sheaths, many have been clamoring for better leather sheaths. Schrade gave the people what they want with two new spruced up leather sheaths:

The Schrade LS56L for the larger SCHF56L


and the Schrade LS56 for the smaller SCH56.



Both sheaths are made of 100% vegetable tanned top grain genuine cowhide, which will not cause corrosion to the blades. They’re stitched with heavy duty nylon thread and feature all metal snap fasteners that are nickel-plated to prevent rust.

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Asheville Steel Paragon Warlock – Badass Knife of the Week


The Warlock from Paragon Knives by Asheville Steel is a knife like no other.

This premium folder is a cross between an automatic knife and an assisted opener. To engage the knife, press the pivot on both sides. This parts the handle at the seams. Once the handle is split, you whip out the blade with the help of gravity, and the knife is locked into place after the button is released.

Recently featured in our list of 15 Folders with Unique Opening Mechanisms, the knife is fun to open and extremely fast once you get the hang of it.

Here’s a short review from YouTube showing how it opens and closes:

But if you think the Warlock is nothing but a gimmick, you’re sorely mistaken.

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See Red With These 10 Fiery Red Knives

Red is a color with tons of meaning. To some, it means energy. To others, it means strength. No matter what stock you put in the color red, there’s no denying it adds tons of personality and heart to a knife.

We continue our series on knives in different colors with red.

1. Morakniv Classic No 2


Let’s start things off with an icon. The Swedish made Morakniv Classic 2 is—well—a classic. It’s instantly recognizable thanks to its red wood handle. These knives have been made for more than a hundred years. If you’ve never heard of Morakniv, you’re missing out. These rugged fixed blades are dirt cheap and perform well. There’s not much more to say about such a beloved knife.

2. Buck Compadre Camp Knife


You may have to shield your eyes at how ebullient this red blade on the Buck Camp Knife from its recent Compadre Series. The blade is made of 5160 steel, but the real star of this knife is the red powder-coated finish. On top of adding some ferocity to the look, the red coating provides extra corrosion resistance.

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Fallkniven U2 – Badass Knife of the Week


Picture a badass knife. You likely envision a sleek folder with a high-tech assisted-opening mechanism or a giant fixed blade with black coating. These all fit the traditional concepts of a badass knife, but our latest Badass Knife of the Week makes the case that something a little different can be just as badass.

The Fallkniven U2 is not your typical badass knife. It doesn’t have a thumb stud for quick one-handed opening. It doesn’t have a classic liner lock. It doesn’t have a bunch of unnecessary bells and whistles like a glass breaker or seat belt cutter.

So what does the U2 have? A design and construction that will outperform nearly any folder you handle.

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Watch ‘Psycho’ Theme Played on Piano with Knives


For a movie that’s more than 55 years old, it’s astounding just how prevalent and instantly recognizable Psycho is—particularly the iconic music. If you’ve never seen it, Psycho is a horror film about a woman who ends up in a motel with its disturbed owner, Norman Bates.

The theme song is downright menacing. So how do you make this dread-invoking score even more frightening? Make knives an instrument.

That’s what composer Joachim Horsley did in a well-edited video.

Horsley has arranged and performed for movies and TV, and it’s cool videos like these that probably keep work coming in.

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