It’s rare that a budget knife captures the hearts and minds of bushcrafters around the world, especially because bushcrafters often put their lives on the line. But that’s exactly what the latest Badass Knife of the Week accomplished when it was released a few years ago.
The Schrade SCHF42 is a rugged and functional fixed blade from the mind of Brian Griffin. The streamline design is nearly 10 inches of pure strength and dependability.
It starts with the 5.12-inch blade made from 1095 carbon steel. The blade features a full flat grind, which is versatile and preferred by many bushcrafters, and a rolling recurve that offers a deep cutting belly. The recurve gives you more options while out in the field. If you prefer a straight edge, the SCHF42D is a simpler version of the knife.
Grivory scales are fastened to the full tang. The material is not only virtually indestructible in all types of weather conditions but it’s comfortable in the hand.
The typical badass knife is adorned with sharp angles, black-coated blades, speed-assisted mechanisms, massive serrations, and more. But just because a knife eschews those design elements doesn’t mean it’s not one of the most badass knife you’ve ever held.
When you want to see the work ethics and craftsmanship humans are capable of achieving, look no further than the Fallkniven FH9 Black Hawk. Like the FH9, all Fallkniven models boast a smoothness and fit that blow all comparable models out of the water.
Here is a good video look at the knife from DevonReview:
The knife features a 2.63-inch drop point blade profile with a classic nail nick. The blade itself is anything but classic, however. Made from laminated Cobalt Special steel, the blade is 20% stronger than solid stainless steel and keeps an edge like few others.
There are countless ways to use a knife — from opening packages and cutting twine to sharpening pencils and saving lives. While knives are great for accomplishing an array of functional tasks, sometimes they’re good for a little entertainment, such as throwing knives.
Here’s a great video overview from shooter1721 on YouTube:
Like shimmering trout swimming through a river, these wavy throwers from Boker are engineered for speed and efficient movement. The throwers are designed by the great John Bailey, who has won first place in the World Quick Draw Knife Throwing Competition several years in a row.
Badass knives come in all shapes and sizes, but this tactical folder from Kershaw may have the quintessential look of the generally accepted image of a badass knife.
The Kershaw Lifter features a large 3.5-inch blade made of 4Cr14 stainless steel and a modified tanto profile and slight recurve that’ll leave you wondering why all knives don’t have the unique design. The profile offers a strong and piercing point with a curved belly to accomplish nearly any task with ease.
Modeled after the classic American Bowie, this knife boasts a jumbo-sized 9.75-inch blade made of 1095 carbon steel, which is insanely tough and easy to sharpen. Although it’s not corrosion resistant, the steel is coated with epoxy textured powder coating for extra protection from the elements and to minimize the steel’s reflective properties.
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.