It’s an old tradition to wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day. Some people wear green shoelaces or a green hat, but if you’re the kind of knife nut who’s reading this blog, you’re probably going to carry a green knife.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re looking at 20 great knives with green handles.
This article has been updated a few times since its first publication in 2014 to get rid of discontinued models and put some new ones.
Spyderco Dragonfly 2, British Racing Green
The Dragonfly 2 is a truly amazing knife. It is small yet versatile, efficient yet sexy. The black version is already excellent, but the Spyderco Dragonfly 2 in British Racing Green takes things to the next level.
The blade is made from ZDP-189 and features dark green FRN handles. When folks in the knife community call this one of the best EDC knives ever, you know you have a winner.
Fallkniven LTC (Legal to Carry), Green
If you want a knife that’s legal to carry pretty much anywhere and won’t frighten non-knife people (if you care about that sort of thing), get the Fallkniven LTC. Standing for Legal to Carry, the LTC has a 2.25-inch 3G blade and aluminum handles in green.
The color pink evokes a wave of emotions and feelings, including love, beauty, femininity, and tenderness. You may not think those sentiments match up with the rough-and-tumble world of knives, but you’re sorely mistaken.
Knives are tools for all types of people and personalities, from the stock trader and lumberjack to the fashion designer and plumber.
For all those who enjoy the look and temperament of the color pink, we assembled a list of 10 fetching pink-handled knives.
1. Ontario RAT I
We’re kicking things off with a highly renowned EDC. The Ontario RAT I was on our list of best EDC knives for those on a budget. With its 3.5-inch satin-finished blade, the knife is known for taking a beating and still performing.
This knife is great for everything, including the outdoors and around the house. The nylon handle is a delectable pink.
2. Kershaw Chive, Pink
The Kershaw Chive is a nice little knife with an alluring shape. From the inventive mind of Ken Onion, this knife features a small 1.9-inch blade made of 420HC stainless steel with a bead-blasted finish.
It bursts to life using the Speedsafe assisted-opening mechanism. The 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handle is finished with a pink that won’t wear off.
3. Spyderco Squeak
With a blade length just under 2 inches, the Spyderco Squeak is another knife that fits nonchalantly in a bag or pocket. The pink handle is FRN.
If you look at all the colors that knives and their handles come in, you’ll notice a trend. Yup, they’re pretty much all black. Black is a popular color for knives because of its lowkey appearance and versatility.
While the majority of people opt for those sexy black knives, it’s the other colors that don’t get enough love. So we decided to do a series of posts dedicated to those knives in different colors.
So today we’re looking at orange knives.
1. KA-BAR Dozier
First up on the list is the KA-BAR Bob Dozier Folding Hunter. This iteration of the popular EDC features the blaze orange handle with a black blade and thumb stud. This blade is usually considered one of the best budget EDC knives around because of its reasonable 3-inch blade and relatively low cost.
Next is the ESEE-4 with Orange Handle. The ESEE-4 was previously named a Badass Knife of the Week because of its extreme durability. The knife’s bright orange G-10 handle scales are brought to life even more by the green blade.
3. Spyderco Endura 4
The Spyderco Endura 4 was included on our last of 20 most iconic knives ever. This is the same Endura 4 we all know and love—3.75-inch VG-10 blade—but with orange FRN handle scales.
There’s no question black is the predominant color of knives these days. While a black knife is sleek, badass, and non-descript, it can get a little boring. That’s why we’ve been looking at knives in every color.
If you’re really looking to add some color to your EDC, these 10 rainbow knives will definitely do the trick. This is another addition to our series of posts looking at knives in different colors.
United Cutlery Honshu Karambit
The Honshu Karambit from United Cutlery was a previous Badass Knife of the Week because of its design and versatility. This popular karambit got the rainbow treatment on its 4-inch curved blade. It has a colorful titanium rainbow finish that gives it a nice sheen.
Jack Ripper Rainbow Throwing Knives
The throwing knife hobby is a naturally flashy sport. It features knives hurling through the air at an ornate bullseye. Adding a rainbow finish to the mix makes it colorful without looking gimmicky.
This three-piece Jack Ripper Throwing Knife Set is made from 440 stainless steel with an excellent balance.
Kershaw Rainbow Ken Onion Leek
If you want to talk about rainbow knives, the Kershaw Leek is the first thing that should come to mind. Back in 2002, Kershaw won the “Overall Knife of the Year” award at the BLADE Show for its revolutionary Rainbow Leek.
Red is a color with tons of meaning. To some, it means energy. To others, it means strength. No matter what stock you put in the color red, there’s no denying it adds tons of personality and heart to a knife.
We continue our series on knives in different colors with red.
1. Morakniv Classic No 2
Let’s start things off with an icon. The Swedish made Morakniv Classic 2 is—well—a classic. It’s instantly recognizable thanks to its red wood handle. These knives have been made for more than a hundred years. If you’ve never heard of Morakniv, you’re missing out. These rugged fixed blades are dirt cheap and perform well. There’s not much more to say about such a beloved knife.
2. Buck Compadre Camp Knife
You may have to shield your eyes at how ebullient this red blade on the Buck Camp Knife from its recent Compadre Series. The blade is made of 5160 steel, but the real star of this knife is the red powder-coated finish. On top of adding some ferocity to the look, the red coating provides extra corrosion resistance.
Yellow is the color of energy, optimism, and hope. That’s why it’s no surprise so many rescue knives feature yellow handles (well, that and yellow is highly visible).
We continue our look at knives in different colors with yellow. You can find some of the other colors we’ve done on the knife colors category page.
First up on the list of yellow knives is the Spyderco Ladybug 3 Salt. If you’re into knives with yellow handles, then Spyderco is your brand. Spyderco features dozens of knives with yellow handles. All the knives with H1 stainless steel in the Salt Series come in yellow handle scales.
This Ladybug 3 Salt has a 1.94-inch blade with the Round Hole. Made from truly stainless H1 steel, the Salt Series is designed to be used on the high seas or anywhere else you’d find moist and corrosive environments. The yellow handle is made from bi-directional FRN.
Next up is a classic slipjoint knife. This Old Timer Middleman is a traditional stockman model with a clip, sheepsfoot, and pen blade. The handle is yellow Delrin, making it a recognizable Old Timer. The nickel silver bolsters surrounding the handle material makes it pop even more.
Like Spyderco, Case has a ton of knives with yellow handles, but since we already had a traditional stockman on the list, we thought the Case TrapperLock was a great knife to highlight. This single-bladed folder features yellow handle scales with nickel silver bolsters and brass pins. An engraved thumb stud adds some extra awesomeness to the clip point blade.
Not fond of all the black-handled knives out there? Well, we’ve got a series of posts for you.
We’re exploring some of the best knives in different handle colors. Knives with orange handles and knives with green handles are already in the bag, so we thought blue-handled knives were in order.
Just to make a few things clear, we’re only highlighting 10 knives. To keep any overlap from happening in this post, we opted not to have two of the same brand. Otherwise, there’d be a fair amount of blue Spyderco knives.
You can find other blue knives by searching at knife-depot.com, but hopefully some of these will inspire your own blue period.
Let’s kick things off with a great little EDC from Kershaw. The Scallion is a Ken Onion design (it has his signature angles all over it) with a 2.25-inch assisted opening blade made from 420HC stainless steel. This iteration comes with a navy blue anodized aluminum handle, which stays surprisingly vivid through use and abuse.
When you think of Victorinox Swiss Army knives, you likely imagine the iconic red scales. The success of the knives has led to tons of variations and colors. You can find classics models like the SwissChamp in Sapphire, but the Victorinox Skipper is a pure blue.