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Category: Knife of the Week (page 4 of 34)

A collection of the best knives on the planet.

Gerber StrongArm – Knife of the Week

Gerber StrongArm

Gerber knives can be hit-or-miss, but there is one fixed blade that not only stands above other Gerber fixed blades but also competes as one of the best outdoor knives, period.

Take a look at the Gerber StrongArm.

The coyote iteration of the Gerber StrongArm was a Knife of the Week way back in 2016, but this all-black version of the beloved knife is even better.

If you want to see all iterations of the Gerber StrongArm, click here.

So what makes the StrongArm such a formidable knife? It starts with the simple yet perfect 4.8-inch drop point blade. Made from 420HC steel with a black Cerakote coating, the blade is versatile and outrageously functional.

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Spyderco Paramilitary 2 in Micarta & Cru-Wear – Knife of the Week

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 in Micarta

When you talk about the best knives of all time, only a few models jump out: the Buck 110, Swiss Army knife, KA-BAR, and Spyderco Paramilitary 2.

In terms of modernity and functionality, the Paramilitary 2 (also known affectionately as the PM2) is truly the apex of the knife world.

Because of its popularity, the PM2 is available in tons of variations. However, Spyderco finally made the definitive version of the best knife of all time.

Take a look at the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 in Micarta and Cru-Wear.

It features the beloved 3.47-inch blade that locks securely with the unparalleled Compression Lock. It was also named one of the best Spyderco knives.

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Smith & Wesson M&P SWMP4LS Folder – Knife of the Week

Smith Wesson SWMP4LS

When it comes to unique yet functional tactical rescue knives, Smith & Wesson is king. And the SWMP4LS is the perfect example.

This Military & Police model boasts a robust design with a 3.6-inch partially serrated blade with black coating. Its modified clip-point blade offers a strong piercing point and enough belly for long slicing cuts.

The folder uses Smith & Wesson’s second-generation M.A.G.I.C. assisted-opening technology. The M.A.G.I.C. mechanism (Multipurpose, Assisted, Generational, Innovative Cutlery) ensures the knife bursts open reliably when you need it most.

Because flexibility in an emergency is key, the SWMP4LS offers a flipper tab or ambidextrous thumb disk for easy one-handed opening. It’s also one of the best assisted-opening knives.

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CRKT Provoke EDC – Knife of the Week

crkt provoke EDC

When Joe Caswell’s “Morphing Karambit” hit Kickstarter in 2020, it represented one of the most unique innovations in knife-opening mechanisms since the flipper tab.

A year later, CRKT brought the folding karambit to public at a more reasonable price. Now for 2023, the Provoke is in its most EDC-friendly iteration yet.

The CRKT Provoke EDC takes the aggressive original karambit design and transforms it into an absolutely perfect everyday carry knife.

The main difference starts with the new drop-point blade, a drastic change from the original hawkbill-style blade. The new blade is 2.56 inches long and made from D2 steel. The strong blade is more amenable to tasks around the house or at work.

Another added benefit of the new blade style is how it minimizes the profile when closed, making it infinitely more comfortable to carry in the pocket.

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KA-BAR Ek Model 4 – Knife of the Week

KA-BAR Ek Model 4

With a rich history that dates back to World War II, the KA-BAR Ek Model 4 is a truly iconic fighting knife.

The origins of the fixed blade begin in 1941. That’s when John Ek created the Ek Commando Knife Company and produced fighting knives for the war effort. The knife was never officially issued by the military. However, it was the knife of choice among those who bought their own knives for combat.

The company changed owners throughout the years until KA-BAR acquired the designs and brought them back to their former glory.

The Ek Commando Model 4 is the first Commando knife that KA-BAR helped revive. Even after all these years, it remains a remarkable fixed blade.

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Kershaw Iridium – Knife of the Week

kershaw iridium

At the start of this year, Kershaw surprised the knife community with its interpretation of the crossbar lock called the DuraLock. All four new DuraLock knives offer something different, but the one that’s been turning heads the most is the Kershaw Iridium.

The Kershaw Iridium is a modern everyday carry work folder with a clean design that blends functionality and elegance.

Its blade is 3.4 inches long with a spear-point profile that excels at piercing and slicing. Kershaw has been upgrading its steel on most of its lineup to D2, and the Iridium is no different. D2 is tough with high wear resistance, making it ideal for work situations.

The real highlight of the Iridium is the DuraLock mechanism. This new crossbar lock is strong, easy to use, and keeps your fingers out of the blade’s path when closing.

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Hogue Deka – Knife of the Week

Hogue Deka

The knife community often speaks hyperbolically about the next great knife. But it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Hogue Deka in MagnaCut may be the ultimate EDC for the price.

The Deka design originally started out with 20CV steel and G-10 scales. However, once Hogue adopted the new super steel and switched to lightweight polymer scales, the Deka entered a new stratosphere. (There’s a reason we named it one of the best new knives of 2022!)

This version of the Deka has a 3.25-inch blade with dual thumb studs. It comes in either a modified Wharncliffe blade or a clip-point blade, but the one we’re highlighting here is the clip-point Deka.

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Ontario Air Force Survival Knife – Knife of the Week

Ontario Air Force Survival Knife

We’ve all heard fantastic tales of stranded Air Force pilots making the best of bad situations, with only a few emergency rations and a single Air Force survival knife on hand as they fought for their lives in enemy territory.

What’s most impressive is that even decades later, several branches of the U.S. Armed Forces continue to use the same rugged fixed blade as an indispensable tool.

The Ontario Air Force Survival Knife is no joke.

Built in accordance with the specifications of the U.S. Government, the Ontario Survival Knife offers a tried-and-true design at a value few others can offer. It is one of the best Ontario knives you can buy.

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Cold Steel Chaos Push Knife – Knife of the Week

Cold Steel Chaos Push Knife

The push dagger works surprisingly well as an everyday carry fixed blade or as a last-ditch self-defense knife in a pinch.

But only one push knife rises above the others in terms of ferocity and curiosity: the Cold Steel Chaos Push Knife.

This knife sees Cold Steel (which makes some truly great knives) continue with its Chaos series, which pays homage to the trench knives from World War I but with modernized designs and updated materials.

The Chaos Push Knife features a long 5-inch dual-edged spear-point blade. The blade uses SK-5 high-carbon steel with a black fine-powder coating.

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Benchmade 9400 Osborne Auto – Knife of the Week

Benchmade 9400 Osborne Auto

Way back in 2014 when the Knife of the Week series first started, the Benchmade 940 Osborne was one of the first recipients of this prestigious honor.

In those ensuing years, the world lost the great Warren Osborne but gained his iconic EDC in a new form: the Benchmade 9400 Osborne Auto.

Knifemaker Warren Osborne unfortunately passed away in 2016 after a lengthy battle with an illness. Steve Shackleford of Blade Magazine had a great writeup on his life shortly after Osborne died.

The 9400 Osborne Auto retains all the elements that made the original such a quintessential everyday carry design. It has a 3.4-inch satin-finished blade made from high-quality S30V steel.

The modified reverse tanto blade remains a versatile and unique blade profile.

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