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Category: Knife of the Week (page 2 of 31)

A collection of the best knives on the planet.

KA-BAR USSF SPACE-BAR – Knife of the Week

KA-BAR Space-Bar

When a knife becomes so iconic that it conquers Earth, there’s only one place left for it to go: space.

KA-BAR teamed up with the relatively new branch of military called the United States Space Force to bring a unique and head-turning take on a cultural icon.

Behold the KA-BAR SPACE-BAR.

This version of the most recognizable fixed blade is essentially a reskin of the original USMC KA-BAR. However, it has some welcomed humor injected into the design.

But if you think the knife is just a gimmick, you’d be sorely mistaken. The knife features the same 7-inch clip point blade made from 1095 Cro-Van steel, an alloy that’s tough, has great edge retention, and is easy to sharpen.

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Kershaw Launch 11 – Knife of the Week

Kershaw Launch 11

What better way to launch yourself into the new year than with one of the best automatic knives from one of the best knife series ever made?

The Kershaw Launch 11 is a compelling everyday carry auto with a ton to love.

It has a 2.75-inch black blade made from high-performance CPM 154 stainless steel. The alloy not only holds an excellent edge but provides resistance to corrosion and wear.

Like all the knives in the auto series, the blade bursts open lightning quick with the press of the slightly recessed push button. Its low profile button helps prevent any accidental deployment.

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Smith & Wesson M325 Revolver – Knife of the Week

Smith & Wesson M325 Revolver

What do you get when you cross a good everyday carry knife with an iconic revolver? You get the Smith & Wesson M325 Revolver Knife.

This unique folding knife from Smith & Wesson came out earlier this year to a ton of fanfare. That’s why it’s an easy pick as the latest Knife of the Week.

The Smith & Wesson M325 Revolver Knife works well as a standard pocket knife. It has a good-sized 3-inch stainless steel blade that can either be opened with thumb studs or popped open with a flipper tab.
It locks securely with a sturdy frame lock mechanism.

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Spyderco Ambitious Lightweight – Knife of the Week

Spyderco Ambitious Lightweight

When Spyderco first came out with its value series named after admirable attributes in the late 2000s, the knives were the pinnacle of value for everyday carry.

As time passed, price creep has seen the value folders get more expensive… until recently.

Despite soaring inflation, Spyderco has delivered a brand new version of the beloved Ambitious with lightweight scales and a competitive price.

The Spyderco Ambitious Lightweight is the smallest of the value folders with a 2.42-inch leaf-shaped blade made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel.

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Cold Steel SRK Compact – Knife of the Week

Cold Steel SRK Compact

What happens when you make one of the best-valued survival-rescue knives a little more compact? You get one of the best all-around fixed blades, period.

The original Cold Steel SRK, which stands for Survival Rescue Knife and is one of the best Cold Steel knives, is a testament to hard-use, low-cost knives you can literally bet your life on. The rugged fixed blade has been a mainstay of the Cold Steel lineup for years.

So, when Cold Steel decided to bring a compact version to the masses, people were giddy with excitement.

The Cold Steel SRK Compact boasts the same performance as the beloved fixed blade but in a shorter, lighter, and thinner design.

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CIVIVI Bo – Knife of the Week


When you need a simple, elegant, and high-quality knife, reach for the CIVIVI Bo Flipper.

Designed by Brad Zinker — a knifemaker known for his slim everyday carry knives — the Bo is an attractive design with details that will make you fall in love when the knife is in your hand.

The blade is a perfect EDC size at 2.92 inches with a gray stonewashed finish. It uses Nitro-V stainless steel, an alloy with exceptional toughness and good corrosion resistance that’s easy to sharpen.

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CRKT Squid XM – Knife of the Week


The CRKT Squid is often called the best “little big knife” available.

So what happens when you make it bigger and better? You get one of the best regular knives available.

The CRKT Squid XM is a larger version of the overbuilt Squid with a 2.95-inch blade and 7-inch overall length when opened.

Its strong drop point blade now features a black coating and tough D2 steel, making it great for demanding work tasks. The blade engages via flipper or thumb stud with the help of an IKBS ball-bearing pivot and assisted-opening mechanism.

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Old Timer Golden Bear – Knife of the Week

Old Timer Golden Bear

What’s better than a timeless knife with a classic design? A knife with a laser engraving.

The Old Timer 6OT Golden Bear is a knife that’s been around for a long time but still feels as fresh and useful as any knife available today.

The Golden Bear features a classic buck-knife design with a 3.5-inch clip-point blade and a back lock.

Its blade is made from high-carbon stainless steel and has a nail nick for easy opening.

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Kershaw Kapsule: Knife of the Week

Kershaw Kapsule

OTF (out-the-front) knives are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, the automatic versions are illegal in many places. So, Kershaw decided to team up with Jens Anso for this unique manual OTF called the Kershaw Kapsule.

The Kershaw Kapsule is a small but compelling everyday carry with an eccentric design you won’t want to put down.

Here’s how the knife works: you manually push upward on the blue actuator until the blade locks into place with a button lock. When you want to close it, you push the blue button and manually pull it back down. It’s as simple as that and a unique opening mechanism.

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Smith & Wesson Sideburn – Knife of the Week

Smith & Wesson Sideburn

Who says you can’t get a good budget knife for under $25? The Smith & Wesson Sideburn begs to differ.

The Sideburn is a solid, budget-friendly everyday carry with a unique design that works well.

It has a 3-inch modified Wharncliffe blade made from functional 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. The blade profile offers a strong, piercing point with a subtle curve in the blade’s edge.

A flipper tab allows the blade to spring open manually but reliably, while a cutout notch allows for a more controlled method of opening.

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