I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without [...]

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When I was a kid I would sneak into my parents bedroom when they weren't home to admire my dad's pocket knives and watches. He had some very nice knives, but I don't think he had one as nice as the Small Carbon Fiber Sebenza 21 folding knife from knife designer Chris Reeve of Boise, Idaho. [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

Of course Batman has a lot of cool gear and gadgets - he's rich and has them custom made.  You may not have Batman's resources, but you can have a knife that looks like Batman's Batarang, which could  add some serious coolness to your Halloween costume this year.  The Batman 11.5" Black Dual Blade Knife [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News, Pocket Gear

The Screwpop Utility Knife is a box cutter style knife that can easily attach to your keychain. It features a simple design constructed from solid stainless steel with a yellow brass eyelet. An easy to find two or four notch blade fits into the channel and is locked in place with a fold down clasp. This tool can [...]

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You won't have to put up with a dull knife because you don't want to dig out the knife sharpener if you have the Joseph Joseph Slice and Sharpen Cutting Board.  The plastic cutting board has a knife sharpener built in to the handle.  When you need to sharpen your knife, just stand the board [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Cut like a caveman


The Primative Stainless Steel Knife brings the flint flake tool of prehistoric time into the present.  This 8.7" handleless knife is made of a single piece of stainless steel.  The top has a ridge for gripping, and the shape tapers to the front and bottom to form a sharp edge for precise cutting.  It comes [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

About a year ago, I reviewed the Switch Modular Pocket Knife from Quirky. I loved the concept of a customizable Swiss Army style pocket knife / multi-tool, but found that the product itself needed a lot of work to be even remotely usable. Now there's an updated version of the Switch that seems to have [...]

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Iain Sinclair Cardsharp4

I will admit it, I am not the knife aficionado I was once. I used to love knives, all sort of knives and while I still do have the odd or unusual knife around, I have mainly limited myself to the utilitarian variety of knife (Swiss Army type, Leatherman) but I do own a Cardsharp [...]

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StatGear T3 Tactical Triage & Auto Rescue Tool-1

Having previously been in the public safety field for a number of years, I have come to realize how important a good knife can be when you are on the job. The problem with most knives is that they have a single functional; they are designed to cut. Yes, I have seen knives that have [...]

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Whether you consider the CardSharp 2 Utility Knife from Iain Sinclair a worthy pocket tool or just a novelty, you do have to admit that it's one of the most unusual knife designs to come along in a very long time. Maybe the most unique ever. Let's take a closer look. Note: Images can be clicked [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Wallets

I've carried Swiss Army knives for years - I have two in my purse right now.  My daughter has been fascinated by those little knives, especially the one with the translucent green covers on my keychain.  She's been asking for her own knife since she could talk, but she had to wait until her middle [...]

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The Credit Card knife from Cool Material isn't as thin as a credit card, but it does have similarly sized dimensions. It's made of titanium and can fold up to keep it a compact 2.75 inches long. It's priced at $29.95. It doesn't look very comfortable to hold and use with the wide handle, but [...]

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The Switch Modular Pocket Knife from quirky could be a perfect gadget for Swiss Army knife fans it can be customized with your choice of 18 different tool attachments. Let's see if this  multi-tool is worthy enough to add to your gear bag. Note: Click the images in this review to see a larger view. [...]

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A while back, Julie posted a news item about a 'wooden pocket knife.'  I was intrigued: normally, one cuts wood with a knife, right?  So when the opportunity to review Nathan's Knife Kit from Klecker Knives came up, I had to check it out.  My 8-year-old son had been asking me when he could get [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews

To utter the words, "There are a lot of knives on the market," would be a pointless understatement.  So many have similar visual style that it can be difficult for a company to design one that cuts through all the others as both eye-catching and offering something new to the potential buyer.  Thumbing through my [...]

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Back in December of last year, I showed you a wooden knife kit by Garrett Wade that helps show kids how pocket knives work. I have an alternative kit that is less expensive, requires no tools for assembly and has nicer looking chunky parts. It's Nathan's Knife Kit from Klecker Knives. Klecker's website even has [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Kid Gadgets, News

This Swiss Army knife from Victorinox has the scissors and blades you'd expect.  You'll also find a 32GB flash drive with a biometric fingerprint reader to keep your data secure.  It also has a Bluetooth remote control for your PC or netbook and a laser pointer.  The Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Secure 32GB USB Fingerprint [...]

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In my article Are Gadgets Just for Guys?, I was complaining that perfume was listed as a "gadget" gift for women.  I said that unless it came in an air compressor, perfume couldn't be a gadget.  Swiss Army cologne doesn't come in an air compressor, but it probably is as close to a gadget as perfume [...]

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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Swiss Army Knives . All opinions are 100% mine. In my opinion, you can't really call yourself a true gadgeteer unless you have at least one Swiss Army knife somewhere in your arsenal of tools. The company that has brought us the iconic Red [...]

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Victorinox makes a line of knives branded for the Boy Scouts of America, but I was surprised to find that the Swiss Army SwissChamp XAVT was not part of the BSA collection.  With it's 80 functions, the SwissChamp XAVT is the ultimate "always be prepared" tool!  This huge knife is packed with knife blades, screwdrivers, hex drivers, altimeters, barometer, alarm [...]

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How would you like to create your own custom uber Swiss Army style multi-tool? Now you can with the Switch from Quirky. It comes with 18 different tool attachments. You choose if you want a small (2-6 tools), medium (4-10 tools), and large (7-13 tools) sized tool by swapping the different blades/tools in and out. [...]

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Victorinox have released a few USB / Swiss Army Knives in the past, but there latest version, the Secure Pro is (according to the company anyway) 'un-hackable' and looks like a real gadget geeks dream!   The company actually offered a prize of £100,000 to the first professional hacker who could crack the drive.  Nobody could manage [...]

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Keychain Pocket Knife


If you'd like to have a simple pocket knife but don't want to add any more bulk to the things you carry in your pocket (or your bag), the key shaped pocket knife from Garrett Wade is worth a look.   This single-blade, German-made knife is barely larger than a regular key.  It's available for $24.90.  [...]

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The Zilla-Tool is a 6-1/2" long multi-tool that doesn't require you to unfold it in order to use the pliers or knife blade. The Zilla focuses on the three main uses for a multi-tool: pliers, knife and screwdriver. It has tapered needle nose pliers, 3" knife blade with combo serrated edge, wire cutter and stripper, [...]