When Benchmade dives into a new area of the knife world, it does so with a bang, as our latest Badass Knife of the Week demonstrates.
With the Benchmade 300, the brand finally dipped its foot into the existing and hugely popular flipper competition. As with anything Benchmade does, the iconic butterfly brand went all out to ensure it’s the best of the best.
Here’s a nice overview:
The 300-1 is a reissue of the well-received original Butch Ball design with a few modifications that make it even better. The major change is seen in its handsome new handle scales. Unlike the 300SN, which featured sand-colored scales and different texture, the 300-1 boasts black-and-blue scales with a ribbed texture.
Spyderco is known for making high-quality American-made knives that push the boundary of innovation and functionality, and our latest Badass Knife of the Week is yet another perfect example of Spyderco’s ethos.
The Spyderco Manix 2 is an everyday carry that embodies dependability, innovation, usefulness, and quality — all within a compact and lightweight package.
Precision machined from Crucible’s premium CPM S30V stainless steel, the 3.37-inch blade features a full-flat grind for a strong and reliable edge. Jimping along the thumb ramp of the spine complements the index choil, allowing for a secure grip when doing finer tasks.
Like the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, our latest Badass Knife of the Week proves it’s possible to stay consistently awesome for more than 20 years.
When Gerber introduced its line of Gator knives to the world in the early ’90s, it was named the “Most Innovative Knife of the Year” at the 1991 BLADE Show. Now, more than 25 years later, the Gerber Gator remains as popular and badass as ever.
Proudly made up in Portland, Oregon, the Gerber Gator is an everyday carry that’s become synonymous with craftsmanship and durability.
Whether you’re an officer of the law or a civilian at home, the latest Badass Knife of the Week is a tool you’ll want by your side at all times.
The Boker Plus Cop Tool is not your typical everyday carry. This tool is designed to pry, scrape, cut, chisel, hammer, and take on pretty much anything you throw at it.
Developed and field tested by Roy Huntington, a police officer with more than 20 years of experience, the tool is as versatile as they come. But just because it’s called the Cop Tool doesn’t mean you have to be a cop to appreciate it.
The heart of the tool is the six-inch piece of bead-blasted 440C stainless steel. At about 0.20 inches thick, the steel is built to withstand some prying, something you’d never subject your traditional EDC folder to.
If you want a heavy-duty knife you can take into the field, I dare you to find a more reliable folder than the latest Badass Knife of the Week.
The TOPS/Buck CSAR-T is one of the most rugged, hard-core folders you’ll ever encounter. Standing for Combat Search And Rescue Tool, the CSAR-T is a no-nonsense knife that can withstand just about anything you throw at it.
Its strength begins with the stout 3.5-inch blade made from 154CM stainless steel, an American alloy that balances edge retention with corrosion resistance. A modified tanto blade profile makes the knife versatile, with a strong point for piercing and a long edge for slicing. Cutouts in the thick blade also help reduce the weight and add extra functionality.
When you’re in a fight for your life, you don’t need a tool that’s pretty or precious, you need something with cunning, grit, and austerity. That’s where the latest Badass Knife of the Week comes into the picture.
The CRKT Clever Girl is a tactical fixed blade designed to perform at its best when things are at their worst. From its piercing point to its exposed steel pommel, the Clever Girl is constructed with an eye toward functionality and ferocity.
Its long 4.6-inch blade boasts an upswept blade made from SK5 high carbon steel, an alloy known for balancing blade toughness with the ability to take an edge easily in the field. The black powder coating dampens the reflective property of the steel while giving the slender blade a more understated appearance until you need it in action.
Back when SOG Specialty Knives introduced the Tomcat in the late ’80s, it was not only the first folder from the company but it also won the award for Overall Knife of the Year. Nearly 20 years later, the third generation of the Tomcat continues to prove it is no one-hit wonder.
The SOG Tomcat 3.0 boasts a timeless look with a design that balances finesse with sheer strength. This gorgeous knife is a force to be reckoned with and features advances that any knife enthusiast can appreciate.
Here is a good overview of the knife from Tactical on YouTube:
It starts with the large 3.75-inch blade made from VG-10 stainless steel, which is a true workers’ steel, thanks to its excellent corrosion resistance and ability to easily take and hold an edge. The satin clip-point blade also features jimping for better control and dual thumb studs for quick one-handed opening.
I know your dad always told you, “Never ever use your knife to pry.” But he’s clearly never used the latest Badass Knife of the Week.
The KA-BAR BK3 Becker Tac Tool is the ultimate tactical fixed blade that takes the definition of hard-use knives to a whole new level. This knife is designed to be used and abused, tortured and beaten, and pushed to the extreme.
Legendary knifemaker Ethan Becker and 37-year police veteran John Benner designed the Becker Tac Tool for urban SWAT teams who would need a reliable tool that could pry, chop, hack, chisel, hammer, and more. Although the boys delivered a remarkable tool for SWAT teams, the BK3 has taken on life as an all-around survival tool.
The heart of the Tac Tool is the beastly blade. Coming in at a hefty 7 inches, the blade is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel with a thickness of a quarter of an inch. The partially serrated blade is powerful enough to pry open doors without breaking a sweat and a slot on the black offers another method for cutting rope or saving lives.
The vast forests of Finland are home to an estimated 1,500 brown bears — creatures that can go from docile and majestic to fierce and intimidating in a moments notice.
Cold Steel combines elements of the popular Finnish puukko knife with the spirit of the bear in the Finn Bear.
If you’ve never carried a fixed blade as your everyday carry, this is the perfect knife to get you started. It all begins with the 4-inch blade made of German 4116 stainless steel, which is known for its corrosion resistance and ability to be resharpened easily. The hollow grind edge coupled with the blade’s shape makes this a practical knife that people have been using in some iteration for centuries.
This knife is robust enough to skin a moose and delicate enough to slice an apple, making it a master of the outdoors.