Knives

WESN releases Microblade 2.0 knife with upgraded steel and new options

NEWS – Detroit-baed knifemaker WESN has recently released the Microblade 2.0, an updated version of their small but mighty EDC folding pocket knife.  The upgrades to their original Microblade include upgraded D2 steel blade material, and additional handle materials and colors. With its small size (only 2.25″ when closed), wide blade, and pocket clip, the …

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Leatherman gives their popular Free multi-tool range a splash of color

NEWS – Last spring, Leatherman introduced the world to their Free range of multi-tools. They quickly became popular due to the design which uses magnets (heck yeah!) to make it easier to deploy the tools/blades. We reviewed a couple of the Leatherman Free tools, and they all had one thing in common, they were all …

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You can design the next Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

NEWS – Victorinox Swiss Army has launched its 10th annual Swiss Army Knife design contest. Submissions are open now and end May 29th. The theme for 2021 is “Patterns of the World.” In this contest, participants are asked to create cool designs for the scales/handles of the Classic Pocket Knife. Designs may range from popular and globally known patterns, …

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Multi-tool or pocket knife? Yes, please

NEWS – If you’ve never been a fan of the folding Leatherman style multi-tools and prefer a pocket knife, then you should take a look at the Maserin Citizen Multi Tools Knife that puts a multi-tool in a pocket knife form factor. Available in black, orange and blue, this multi-tool features a 2.5 inch liner …

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This pocket knife is like a fidget spinner on steroids

NEWS – When it comes to unique looking EDC pocket knives, the CRKT Daktyl may top them all. This non-traditional pocket knife features a “Hole in One” mechanism, letting the knife swing open with a unique 180-degree swing motion. To open the knife, press the front lever mechanism with your thumb and rotate the blade …

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Our favorite EDC multi-tools and knives

ARTICLE – I’ve always loved reading about other people’s favorite EDC items, so I thought all of you might like to know what some of us here at the Gadgeteer use on a regular basis. For this team article, I asked everyone to tell me about their favorite knife or multi-tool. See if you can …

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Bastion Braza Mini D2 CLEAVER knife review – Sharp enough to slice off a finger, small enough for your pocket

REVIEW – An EDC kit needs a knife, and some of us just can’t utilize a full-sized knife on a daily basis.  That’s where the Bastion Braza Mini D2 CLEAVER folding knife comes in.  This little giant is small but very functionally packed with just about every essential feature you’d want in a small EDC …

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WESN Henry Slip-Joint Knife – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Not long after we posted our review of the WESN Allman Titanium Knife, the folks as WESN went live with their latest Kickstarter campaign for their WESN Henry Slip-Joint Knife.  I like their Allman so much that I took a closer look at their upcoming Henry, and I liked what I saw.  …

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Gerber’s Doubledown looks like a butterfly knife, but it’s 15 inches long!

NEWS – I know that you’ve seen butterfly-style pocket knives before, but I bet you haven’t seen one as big as this one. New for 2020, the Doubledown from Gerber is a unique spin on a machete-style knife. It features two folding handles and when fully opened, the Doubledown is 15.1 inches long and looks …

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You can eat your lunch with this multi-tool

NEWS – The Swiss Advance Chrono N5 Leather Knife is a multi-tool that has tools for most of your daily activities, including eating meals.  It features and OrbitKey type of design with individual Stainless steel tools that fan out for easy retrieval. The Chrono N5 includes a screwdriver, bottle opener, knife, fish scaler, wire stripper, …

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This tiny multi-tool has a pry bar, box cutter, and more

NEWS – Multi-tools are a fantastic part of anyone’s EDC but do you use all their features? Maybe all you use your multi-tool for is to open boxes or tighten a screw. If that’s the case, check out the TaoBar from NexTool. This minimalistic multi-tool is small enough to fit in any pocket or keychain …

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This multi-tool will hold up your pants

NEWS – The Survival Belt 2.0 from Slidebelts by Brit is not only designed to hold up your pants but the buckle is a 4-in-1 multi-tool. You might say that your Leatherman multi-tool is a better option for your EDC because it features more tools, and you wouldn’t be wrong, but the Survival Belt 2.0 …

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This bracelet puts a knife around your wrist

NEWS – If you don’t like to carry a knife or small multitool in your pocket, how about wearing one around your wrist? The Sawyer and Finn bracelets from Higher Objects give you that option with their rugged wearable tools. The Sawyer Utility Bracelet features a leather wrist strap that has a blade as part …

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