Folding Knives

Folding Knife Reviews:

  • Fallkniven U2 Review img-fallkniven-u2-thumb

    They say less is more. That is, until, less becomes less. That is the question with the U2, an ultra minimalist blade from Fallkniven. The U2 is about as simple of a knife as you could ask for. A slim, refined folding ... continue reading

  • Southard Knives Tolk Review img-southard-tolk-thumb

    Midtechs. If there was a single thread that bound Blade Show 2015 together for me, that thread would be midtechs. Specifically, midtechs offered directly from custom knife makers. Midtechs are nothing new, and have be ... continue reading

  • Great Eastern Cutlery #73 “Cody Scout” Review img-gec-73-cody-scout-thumb

    Just a few years ago, it seemed that fans of traditional pocket knives and modern “tactical” folders didn’t intersect. Enthusiasts of modern designs (myself included) were often leery of the carbon steel, clipl ... continue reading

  • Viper Odino Review img-viper-odino-thumb

    The "Italian Renaissance" of knifemaking has been on my radar for a few years now. Manufacturers like LionSteel, Fox, Fantoni, and Viper are getting more and more traction stateside. The Italians have been doing some ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Ultimate Hunter Review img-cold-steel-ultimate-hunter-thumb

    I have been working on the review of the Cold Steel Ultimate Hunter for some time now. I bought the knife a couple months ago, and took my sweet time carrying the knife, using it, and putting together a review. In tha ... continue reading

  • Northwoods Knives Indian River Jack Review img-northwoods-indian-river-jack-thumb

    I have been interested in traditional slip joint knives for a while now. I am not alone. Many have come to enjoy the pocket friendly lines of a simple slip joint, and the thinly ground blades cut like nothing else. So ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Slysz Bowie Review Spyderco Slysz Bowie

    An often enjoyed pastime of production knife collectors is to discuss various "Sebenza Killers" arriving on the market. The Sebenza has long been considered a gold standard in high end production cutlery, and the thou ... continue reading

  • Shirogorov 95t Review img-shirogorov-95t-thumb

    I have had folks occasionally confess that they live vicariously through my reviews of expensive knives. I have handled some nice stuff, but for the most part my wallet and I have been able to ignore the renaissance o ... continue reading

  • Benchmade 485 Valet Review Benchmade 485 Valet

    2013 and 2014 marked pretty quiet years for Benchmade. Not a whole lot of interesting stuff rolled off their shelves. The Volli was my favorite and has proven itself to be an excellent knife. Beyond that there wasn't ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Pingo Review Spyderco Pingo

    I have spoken about the revival of interest in traditional slip joint knives a few times now. Today we have another slip joint review, but rather than featuring a traditional knife today's blade could not be a more pr ... continue reading

  • Zero Tolerance 0620 Review Zero Tolerance 0620

    I have given Zero Tolerance a lot of air time - especially over the past year. So I actually had to pause and think when my BladeHQ pre-order for the 0620 popped into my inbox. I try to feature a variety of knives fro ... continue reading

  • Al Mar Mini SERE 2000 Review img-al-mare-sere-2000-thumb

    The SERE 2000 is one of the more iconic folding tactical knives of our time. The knife was originally designed in the 80s by Al Mar and Colonel Nick Rowe for the Army's SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) sch ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Rubicon Review Spyderco Rubicon Thumb

    Spyderco has released a number of high end knives of the past year. Blades like the Slysz Bowie, K2, Firefly, and Burch Chubby are all retailing at north of $200. Meanwhile, there doesn't seem to be much of interest g ... continue reading

  • CRKT Eros SS Review

    It is cool to see the trickle-down effect at work. 5 years ago, if you wanted to buy a bearing equipped manual action framelock flipper you either forked over the dough for a custom knife, or it simply didn't exist. 3 ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Rajah III Review Cold Steel Rajah III Review

    I almost entitled this review "confessions of a mall ninja". Yup, your buddy Dan has something of a dirty secret: I'm a fan of ridiculous knives from Cold Steel. You may have guessed as much after reading reviews of t ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Tuff Review Spydercu Tuff

    Ed Schempp's designs are something of an acquired taste. The man isn't afraid to try new things, and his "function over form" design philosophy aligns nicely with Spyderco's credo. He has worked on a series of ethnic ... continue reading

  • GEC #47 Viper Review GEC Viper

    I have recently seen a resurgence of interest in classic slipjoint knives. Maybe folks are getting tired of shelling out $200+ for the latest framelock flipper. Or maybe they like the idea of carrying something their ... continue reading

  • Kershaw CQC-6K Review Kershaw CQC-6K Review

    Occasionally a knife comes along that I feel almost obligated to review. Almost as if I would be doing the site a disservice by not reviewing the knife. My goal with the website from day one was to build a resource, ... continue reading

  • Buck Marksman Review Buck Marksman Review

    You may have noticed a lack of reviews of Buck knives. I have nothing against Buck. I reviewed the Vantage a couple years back, and haven't gotten around to reviewing anything else because nothing else in their lineup ... continue reading

  • Boker Kwaiken Flipper Review Boker Kwaiken Flipper Review

    Back when the original Boker Kwaiken came onto the scene I was pretty excited. Modeled after knifemaker Lucas Burnley's custom offering, this sleek design looked too cool to resist. That is, until, reviews started to ... continue reading

  • LionSteel TiSpine Review LionSteel TiSpine Review

    Especially astute readers may note that I debuted a review of the LionSteel SR-1 a while back, and then published the world's first review of the TM-1 not so long ago, but I conveniently skipped over the other folder ... continue reading

  • Zero Tolerance 0562 cf Review Zero Tolerance 0562 Review

    By this point we have seen quite a few of Hinderer / KAI collabs hit the market, and I have covered them extensively on the blog. We started with the heavily built 0550, moved to the critically acclaimed 0560, a knife ... continue reading

  • Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza 25 Review Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Review

    How do you improve on perfection? That may have been a question asked by the engineers at Chris Reeve when they approached the Sebenza 25. I wasn't in the room, so I really have no idea. The Sebenza has received incre ... continue reading

  • Emerson Roadhouse Review Emerson Roadhouse Review

    I've mentioned a couple times before that every now and then I get the urge to pick up an Emerson, and make it my EDC. I know the knife is going to be too large for me to comfortably carry, and way overboard when I st ... continue reading

  • Zero Tolerance 0801 Review Zero Tolerance 0801 Review

    Titanium framelock flippers. Are we sick of them yet? No? Great, because I've got another titanium framelock flipper review for you today. Given the rapid influx of titanium framelock flippers on the market, I initial ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Chaparral Review Spyderco Chaparral Review

    They say that a good way to measure the quality of a production knife is to take it apart and then put it back together. A high quality knife will come back together just as easily as it comes apart. I recently to ... continue reading

  • Fantoni CUT Flipper Review Fantoni CUT Flipper Review

    We are in the midst of another Italian Renaissance. This time around it's not a blossoming of politics and art, but of steel and titanium. The Italians are making some absolutely beautiful knives, and I can think of f ... continue reading

  • LionSteel TM1 Review LionSteel TM1 Review

    I hope the regular readers are interested in high end knives, because the next few posts are all going to be doozies. The TM-1 is so mythical a knife, that it isn't even out yet, although LionSteel tells me that they ... continue reading

  • Zero Tolerance 0454 Review Zero Tolerance 0454 Review

    Every so often as a knife collector I have had my expectations taken up a notch. For purposes of this introduction I'll call them "game changing blades." Making the jump from a $25 knife to a $65 knife was one such mo ... continue reading

  • Boker Plus Titan Review Boker Plus Titan Review

    Have you ever bought a knife while drinking? I'm not sure if this is a common thing or not, but I was putting back a few beers while recording yet another morally suspect episode of GearGeeksLive when I decided to pic ... continue reading

  • Lionsteel SR-1 Review Lionsteel SR-1 Review

    A topic knife nuts love to ponder is the age old question of "is it worth it?" This question is probably as old as knife ownership is itself. I imagine that first cave man who showed off his fancy new blade hewn from ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Injection 3.0 Review Kershaw Injection 3.0 Review

    These days in the world of high value folding knives we have some pretty stiff competition. Old standbys like the Spyderco Tenacious and CKRT Drifter continue to be tough to beat while recent contenders like the ESEE ... continue reading

  • Chris Reeve Mnandi Review Chris Reeve Mnandi Review

    When I think Chris Reeve Knives, I first think of the Sebenza, their flagship blade. Then my mind wanders to the Umnunzaan, their amped up tacticalicious offering. Only after sampling both of those knives did I ever t ... continue reading

  • CRKT Swindle Review CRKT Swindle Review

    I have been on a bit of a high value folder kick recently, focusing especially on the $30-40 segment. I've neglected this part of the market over the past year or two, favoring fixed blades and higher end folders, but ... continue reading

  • ESEE Zancudo Review ESEE Zancudo Review

    By now most people are well acquainted with ESEE knives and their variety of fixed blade offerings. Hallmarked by their thick powder coatings, 1095 steel, USA origins, and unlimited lifetime warranty, I have grown to ... continue reading

  • Ontario Rat II Review Ontario Rat II Review

    Not everyone who reads the site knows about this, but I do have a couple sections dedicated to knives I have reviewed and recommend. Of particular interest could be the recommended EDC knives section, and the recommen ... continue reading

  • Svord Peasant Knife Review Svord Peasant Knife Review

    Over the years I've had the fortune to be friends with several excellent chefs. What's funny is that when I ask them what and where they like to eat, they don't tell me about some 5 star restaurant or spout off some o ... continue reading

  • Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 Review Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 Review

    For many the Sebenza 21 is a knife obtained on the steep ascent to the upper echelons of production knife collecting. It's not a starter knife. It is something to be gradually aspired to, pined over, and then climatic ... continue reading

  • Strider SJ-75 Review Strider SJ-75 Review

    I have come to really enjoy my Strider SnG. Perhaps its because I won it in a contest, and therefore, had no qualms about carrying and beating the crap out of it. Regardless, it is a knife I have really enjoyed. But h ... continue reading

  • Zero Tolerance 0566 Review Zero Tolerance 0566 Review

    I have recently been making regular appearances on the GearGeeksLive podcast with Tony and Andrew. Tony and I recently had Thomas Welk from KAI (Kershaw/Zero Tolerance) on the air for an episode about KAI. Although it ... continue reading

  • Case Sod Buster Jr Review Case Sod Buster Jr. Review

    I recently reviewed the Victorinox Cadet. This is a time honored knife, but frankly I was unsure whether many people would be interested in reading a review on it. The feedback was actually really good. So much so tha ... continue reading

  • Viper Start Review Viper Start Review

    I got my first introduction to Viper at the 2013 Blade Show in Atlanta this past summer. A couple of my favorite reviewers, the EdgeObserver and Stefan Schmalhaus, have sampled Viper's offerings quite extensively. It ... continue reading

  • Victorinox Alox Cadet Review Victorinox Alox Cadet Review

    Think back to your first experiences with a pocket knife. If you are anything like me, it probably came in the course of exploring your father or grandfather's desk drawers or perhaps rifling through that treasure box ... continue reading

  • Strider PT Review Strider PT Review

    One of the best parts of blogging about knives is checking out other people's blogs, and seeing what they really like. It often piques my interest and expands my collection into all sorts of unhealthy directions. Case ... continue reading

  • Benchmade Volli Review Benchmade Volli Review

    I'm not sure how to put this delicately, so I'll just come out and say it: Benchmade hasn't done a whole lot of exciting stuff in 2013, and it has resulted in a lack of reviews on new Benchmade knives. This isn't nece ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Domino Review Spyderco Domino Review

    The Domino is a knife that I almost wasn't going to review. I've been following the Titanium Framelock Flipper Arms Race closely ever since the ZT 0560 took the production knife market by storm. Like pretty much every ... continue reading

  • Hogue EX04 Review Hogue Ex04 Review

    It's fun covering the latest knife trends. Case in point, the whole titanium flipper framelock schtick has has been an absolute blast. That said, I love it when a knife company completely bucks the trend and comes out ... continue reading

  • Emerson Horseman Review Emerson Horseman Review

    I have bought a number of Emerson knives under the guise that they were going to be my next EDC. Ernest's blades have an American bravado to them that I really enjoy, and on several occasions I've found myself say, "O ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Southard Flipper Review Spyderco Southard Flipper Review

    If you have been following the production knife scene the past couple years, then you know that titanium framelock flippers have gotten extremely hot. This has a lot to do with custom and mid-tech makers that often se ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Turbulence Review Kershaw Turbulence

    I've mentioned in previous reviews that I sometimes find that Kershaw's product line falls into a bit of a slump. In the $20-50 range you have a number of what I feel are quite frankly, forgettable knives. Typically i ... continue reading

  • Strider SnG Review Strider SnG Review

    For many knife collectors the Strider SnG is a holy grail of sorts. Much like the Chris Reeve Sebenza, the Strider SnG represents the top of the line for production grade folders. Toss in a Hinderer XM, and you have w ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Cryo Review Kershaw Cryo Review

    At long last, the Kershaw Cryo. This is another one of those Hinderer/KAI collabs that tantalized knife collectors back at SHOT Show 2011 (or was it 2012? the years just blend together). Whichever year it was, we wait ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Techno Review Spyderco Techno Review

    The Spyderco Techno is a small titanium framelock folder with all the fixings. It is designed by Polish maker Marcin Slysz, who doesn't seem to have much in the way of background information on the internet. According ... continue reading

  • Brous Blades Silent Soldier Flipper Review Silent Soldier Flipper Review

    Ah, it seems like only yesterday I was sitting down with up and coming knifemaker Jason Brous. Jason is a maker that caught my eye early on - his wild designs and youthful ambition told me this would be someone to wat ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite Review Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite Review

    When you get into collecting knives it is easy to get caught up in the moment. There is so much cool stuff out there that if you aren't careful you can easily get sucked away in a torrent of carbon fiber and titanium. ... continue reading

  • CRKT Eraser Review CRKT Eraser Review

    The Eraser is a relatively new offering from CRKT and is arguably their most ambitious knife yet. Designed by Liong Mah, this large tactical folder is his first knife collaboration with CRKT although Mah has collabora ... continue reading

  • Boker Pipsqueak Review Boker Pipsqueak Review Thumbnail

    The Boker Pipsqueak is a "little big knife" designed by Neil Blackwood of Blackwood Custom Knives and manufactured by Boker in Solingen, Germany. As an urbanite who primarily carries a knife for utility purposes, I ha ... continue reading

  • Famars Lama Prima Edizione Review Famars Lama Thumbnail

    A relative newcomer to the cutlery scene, Famars is a company best known for crafting extremely high end shotguns. In fact, they happen to be the largest high end shotgun manufacturer in the world. Headquartered in Ga ... continue reading

  • Benchmade 940 Review Benchmade 940 Review

    If you are as obsessed with knives as I am, you may be on the hunt for "the perfect EDC knife." You know, the one blade that has it all. Naturally, it is the perfect size, features great materials, is beautifully desi ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Lum Chinese Folder Review Spyderco Lum Chinese Review

    Having previously reviewed a number of Bob Lum's creations (including the Spyderco Lum Tanto and the Benchmade Onslaught) I have always enjoyed Lum's elegant approach to designing knives. The Lum Chinese Folder is no ... continue reading

  • CRKT Ikoma Sampa Review CRKT Sampa Review

    This is a guest post by my buddy Eric, aka "Ebbs" from Eric is the founder, editor, and main contributor to, a Gun & Gear Review website for the Average Joe Shooter. After 12 months of r ... continue reading

  • Benchmade 275 Adamas Review Benchmade 275 Review

    Designed as a tool for law enforcement and military personnel, the 275 Adamas could be the epitome of a hard use folder. The 275 shares the classic lines of many "normal" folding tactical knives, but is massively over ... continue reading

  • Buck Vantage Pro Review Buck Vantage

    I know my father has a couple Buck Knives stashed away in a sock drawer somewhere, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a majority of American men over the age of 40 are in a similar position. Buck is known for m ... continue reading

  • Benchmade 581 Barrage Review Benchmade 581 Review

    Benchmade has always struck me as a company that both innovates and inspires. They can take a functional object, refine it's performance, and give it a slight twist to elevate a knife something beyond mere G10 and ste ... continue reading

  • Iain Sinclair CardSharp 2 Review Iain Sinclair CardSharp 2 Review

    I can safely say that the Iain Sinclair CardSharp 2 is unlike anything else I have previously reviewed. A few months back the folks at Iain Sinclair contacted me about reviewing their latest version of their lightweig ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Ti-Lite Review Cold Steel Ti-Lite

    The Cold Steel Ti-Lite is a knife that I received in a trade. As a collector I find myself often buying and selling knives, and I routinely get it hit up with trade propositions. I must confess, the decision to acquir ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Review Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife Review

    I get reader requests from time to time to take a look at a particular knife. I try to oblige, although it isn't always possible. I really appreciate the feedback and it's extremely humbling to hear that someone wants ... continue reading

  • Zero Tolerance 0350 Review Zero Tolerance 0350 Review

    My Zero Tolerance 0300 got a lot of looks when I carried it around. At over 9" long and with a weight of 8.6 ounces, it definitely raised some eyebrows. The excellent S30V blade was a force to be reckoned with, and I ... continue reading

  • Benchmade Mini Griptilian Review Benchmade Mini Griptilian Review

    As much as I enjoy discussing the latest and greatest knives, sometimes we need to stop and appreciate the modern classics. As someone who tries to stay on top of all the new stuff coming out, I can tell you that the ... continue reading

  • SOG Visionary II Review SOG Visionary II Review

    To many, SOG is known for their more inexpensive knives. As far as folders go, when you say "SOG Knives" people often have images of the Aegis, Trident and Flash in their head. Perhaps a SEAL Pup fixed blade might be ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Voyager Review img-cold-steel-voyager-01-thumb

    New for 2011, the updated Cold Steel Voyagers are taking the knife world by storm. There was a lot to like about the original CS Voyagers, but as technologies advance old classics need updating. And I gotta say, the n ... continue reading

  • Chris Reeve Knives Umnumzaan Review CRK Umnumzaan

    The ink had barely dried on my Sebenza review. I was sitting peaceably at my desk and distinctly remember saying how it would be a good while before I got my hands on another Chris Reeve knife. Shockingly enough it wa ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Nerve Review Kershaw Nerve

    I could probably spend all of my time writing about Kershaw budget EDC blades. Their roster is deep, and for many it can be a challenge to pick out just one. Thankfully they are all pretty good so the odds are great t ... continue reading

  • Emerson Super Commander Review Emerson Super Commander Review

    Emerson fans are no stranger to the Commander. It's one of Emerson's (EKI's) original designs and is among their most popular models to this day. So it would seem like a no-brainer to take this classic knife and come ... continue reading

  • CRKT Shenanigan Review img-crkt-shenanigan-01-thumb

    I find myself typing this review as I usually do, in the wee hours of the morning. Dregs from a once cold beer are drying on the side of the glass at my desk, and knives scattered across the room are glinting faintly ... continue reading

  • Benchmade 890 Torrent Review img-benchmade-890-torrent-01-thumb

    It has been decided - I am a total sucker for a cool "gentleman's tactical folder." I remember first drooling over the 890 Torrent when it came out in 2009. Flash forward a couple years, and today I am the proud owner ... continue reading

  • Chris Reeve Knives Small Sebenza 21 Review Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza 21 Review

    I don't think many people get into the hobby of collecting knives with the idea that one day they will buy a pocket knife that costs hundreds of dollars. Well, at least I didn't start out my little edged adventure ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Volt II Review Kershaw Volt II Review

    It's been too long since I've examined a nice budget EDC blade. This time around I picked up a Kershaw Volt II, and could immediately tell that I grabbed a real winner. First off, the original Kershaw Volt is a true c ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Hold Out II Review Cold Steel Hold Out II Review

    Cold Steel has really been making a statement in 2011 with their new and improved lines of lightweight and ultra strong folders. Their updated series of Cold Steel Voyagers has really built up some buzz, and rightfull ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Dragonfly II Review Spyderco Dragonfly Review

    The Spyderco Dragonfly 2 is a knife that, frankly, I didn't think I would like. As far as every day carry goes, I'm into medium to large size folders. Maybe it's a macho thing, I really don't know, but I just felt lik ... continue reading

  • CRKT M16 Review CRKT M16 Review

    My recent reviews of the CRKT Minimalist and the Drifter have proven that CRKT is legitimate contender in the affordable EDC game. But for many this is old news as knives like the popular CRKT M16 have been around for ... continue reading

  • Boker S2 Review Boker S2 Review

    I've been drooling over Sniper Bladeworks custom knives for a long time now. For the uninitiated, Sniper Bladeworks is the brainchild of Lance Abernathy and Jody Muller. Jody handles fabrication and Lance comes up wit ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Spartan Review Cold Steel Spartan Review

    Tired of reading reviews on wussy EDC knives? Need something capable of holding off an army of blood thirsty Persians? Consider the Cold Steel Spartan. Yeah, I enjoy reviewing EDC blades just as much as the next guy, ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Delica 4 Review Spyderco Delica

    Ah, the Spyderco Delica - is there a more classic EDC design? Well, if we are talking about modern folding knives, I'd argue there really isn't. One of Spyderco's most popular knives, the Delica 4, is the brand's brea ... continue reading

  • SOG Aegis Review img-sog-aegis-03-thumb

    The term "aegis" has ancient roots. Commonly used in Greek mythology, aegis means "protector" and has been often symbolized in the form of a shield. In many ways the SOG Aegis is emblematic of a protector as well. If ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Bob Lum Tanto Review Spyderco Bob Lum Tanto Review

    I recently acquired a Spyderco Bob Lum Tanto. This is a sprint run (limited edition) knife limited to around 700 pieces. It's a pretty unique offering designed by custom maker Bob Lum. As you probably know, Bob recen ... continue reading

  • Benchmade Bone Collector Mini Review img-benchmade-bone-collector-06-thumb

    I must confess I never grew up hunting. It was something my family never got into, and so I was deprived of that early introduction to the classic hunting knives that so many Americans get to enjoy. (My family was big ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Needs Work Review Kershaw Needs Work Review

    In my opinion the wharncliffe is one of the most under-appreciated blade shapes out there. Many may write the shape off as a novelty, but in my experience a wharncliffe blade can be incredibly useful for a lot of ever ... continue reading

  • Cold Steel Recon 1 Review img-cold-steel-recon-1-01-thumb

    I love it when knife companies refine their existing designs. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for new and exciting models, but I'm almost more excited when a "good" knife turns into a "great" one. Cold Steel did just that ... continue reading

  • SOG Flash II Review img-sog-flash-ii-01-thumb

    SOG is a company that has always intrigued me. They have eschewed the more mainstream model of production knife design, which typically involves a team of in-house designers and a deep roster of freelancers, instead f ... continue reading

  • CRKT Drifter Review CRKT Drifter Review

    For those who can't get enough high value EDC knives, or simply need a tool for every day use that is both well made and inexpensive, I think it's going to be tough to ignore the CRKT Drifter. For some, this may be th ... continue reading

  • Ontario RAT 1 Review Ontario Rat 1 Review

    These days if you want a high value EDC knife, there are plenty of options. Kershaw and Spyderco make some great knives in the $30 and under category that are easy choices for EDC. If you want something that is both h ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Sage 1 Review Spyderco Sage 1

    A while back I took a look at the Spyderco Sage 2. The Sage 2 is an absolutely fantastic knife and with it's eye catching titanium handle, I find that the Sage 1 often plays second fiddle. Case in point, it has taken ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Blur Review Kershaw Blur Review

    While I enjoy reviewing all kinds of knives, it's the mid size edc "working man's" knives that I especially enjoy reviewing because these mid size EDC's are what spend the most time in my pockets and in my hands. The ... continue reading

  • CRKT Ripple Review img-crkt-ripple-01-thumb

    The CKRT Ripple is a design that had me doing a double take. The flowing lines and sharp looks were very "Ken Onion-y" and upon closer inspection the knife was in fact designed by Ken Onion. It turns out Mr. Onion has ... continue reading

  • Benchmade Dejavoo 740 Review Benchmade Dejavoo

    Today I am taking a look at the ultra classy Benchmade Dejavoo. Designed by the late Bob Lum, known for his simple and elegant designs and the Dejavoo is no exception. Now that he is no longer with us, his custom piec ... continue reading

  • Al Mar Hawk Ultralight Review Al Mar Hawk Review

    From big to small, I review them all. That little jingle may be pretty lame, but it is also pretty true. My last review was of the ESEE Junglas, 16 inches of high carbon steel. Worth a look if want a knife that you ca ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Manix 2 Review Spyderco Manix 2 Review

    The Manix 2 is one of those knives that I have been meaning to review pretty much since the start of this website. I've examined a lot of blades since then and now I finally have my thoughts on the Manix 2 together an ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Junkyard Dog II Review img-kershaw-junkyard-dog-ii-05-thumb

    To the average person the pocket knife has remained virtually unchanged over the years. But as collectors and enthusiasts know, this industry is full of innovation. In fact, I argue that there has been more innovation ... continue reading

  • Benchmade 915 Triage Review img-benchmade-915-triage-01-thumb

    Rescue knives often go unnoticed in the knife community. There are large groups of enthusiasts gathered around tactical, survival and edc blades, but I have yet to see the rescue knife develop such a loyal following. ... continue reading

  • Mcusta Tactility Review Mcusta Tactility

    I recently reviewed a Mcusta MC-1 and I was very impressed by this relatively little-known Japanese knife manufacturer. Based out of Seki, Japan, Mcusta is part of the city's proud cutlery making tradition that began ... continue reading

  • Mcusta MC-1 img-mcusta-mc1-2-thumb

    Nestled in the heart of Seki Japan, Mcusta has been a part of Japan's renown knifemaking industry since 1964. Often compared to Solingen, Germany, Seki is a knife-nut's dream. Rich in resources such as iron sand, char ... continue reading

  • Emerson CQC7 Review Emerson CQC7

    With so much buzz about tactical knives these days, it's easy to get swept up in the latest trends. While I have seen a lot of great new knives come out recently, I'm still drawn to the classics... and you can't talk ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Sage 2 Review Spyderco Sage 2 Review

    Today I am looking at another beautiful knife, the Spyderco Sage 2. The Sage series is designed to pay homage to various pioneers in the knifemaking industry and to recognize some of the talented custom knifemakers th ... continue reading

  • Benchmade 710 Review Benchmade 710 Review

    I recently reviewed the Benchmade Griptilian, a model I consider to be a classic Benchmade knife. The Benchmade 710 is another one of those classic Benchmade knives. The 710 has also been reviewed to death, but I want ... continue reading

  • Boker SubCom Review img-boker-subcom-01-thumb

    Boker has recently done some great collaborations with custom knife makers (like the previously reviewed Boker Eskelibur). The Boker SubCom is another collaborative effort, this time with designer Chad Los Banos. A ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Endura Review Spyderco Endura Review

    The Spyderco Endura is a knife that you won't fully appreciate until you hold it in your hand. I remember when I first saw this blade at a local gun show. I had heard a lot about the Endura from friends and on various ... continue reading

  • Benchmade Griptilian Review img-benchmade-griptilian-01-thumb

    The Benchmade Griptilian is practically a household name in the knife world. It is one of Benchmade's most popular designs and it appears in countless variations. And for each of these variations I know there are cou ... continue reading

  • Kershaw Leek Review img-kershaw-leek-01-thumb

    The Kershaw Leek is a very popular EDC knife designed by legendary custom knife maker Ken Onion. Between the Zero Tolerance knives and a couple other Kershaw reviews I have done, Ken Onion knives have received a lot ... continue reading

  • Spyderco Gayle Bradley Review Spyderco Gayle Bradley Knife Review

    The Spyderco Gayle Bradley (C134CF) is one of those knives that was built for use and abuse, but is so nice I wasn't sure if I could bring myself to really scuff it up. I guess the only reasonable answer is to buy two ... continue reading

  • Zero Tolerance 0550 and 0551 Review Zero Tolerance 0550 Knife Review

    Today I am taking a look at the Zero Tolerance 0550, a special collaboration between ZT and Rick Hinderer. Rick has been making knives and self defense weapons for over 20 years. He started out specializing in Damasc ... continue reading

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  1. Peter says


    Next time you review the folder (as i said in another post) definitely check out the Ritter Grip. The main reason why I keep saying this is that its my favorite knife in production and it is an awesome value imo for what your getting.

    I also love the Vantage and Para Military 2 (those are my 3 EDC Blades)

    • says

      Hey Peter!

      I will definitely check out the Ritter Grip. It’s a knife I have been wanting for a while now, and well, if ya twist my arm like that it looks like I will have to buy one. 😉 I just did a couple Benchmade reviews and I have a 940 up next, but I’ll definitely purchase a Ritter Grip and give it a full evaluation. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving the excellent recommendation. Much appreciated!


  2. Michael Mulcare says

    Hi Dan,

    I just started having an interest in folding knives. I found your web site and really enjoy your reviews. I plan on purchasing the Spyderco Sage carbon fiber and will use the link from your web site.


    • says


      Thank you very much for the very kind comment! The Sage 1 in carbon fiber remains one of my favorite knives for every day carry and use. If you get a chance, let me know what you think once the knife arrives and you have an opportunity to check it out. I also greatly appreciate you supporting the site by going through one of my links. Thanks again!!


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