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5 Knives that Say “I Love You”

Can you think of anything more romantic than giving a brand new knife to your boyfriend or wife?

OK, so maybe a knife is not the traditional idea of a gift that screams “I love you,” but a knife does make a truly fantastic gift for the outdoor enthusiast or knife lover.

So we’ve assembled a list of five knives that say “I love you.” (Warning: Puns ahead.)

Cold Steel Brave Heart Dagger


Cut to the heart of your feelings with the Cold Steel Brave Heart Dagger. The knife, which is modeled after the boot knife used by Scotland’s highland warriors, is the perfect way to tell your significant other just how much you depend on them.

The Brave Heart Dagger is a backup knife that’s lightweight, multifunctional, and always there when you need it.

Kershaw Leek


What makes the Kershaw Leek such a good knife to give your loved one? The fact that it comes in so many styles means you can get it with a handle in the favorite color of your significant other.

“I got you this purple Leek because I know it’s your favorite color” or “I bought you the rainbow Leek because you’re as beautiful as a rainbow.” Need we say more?

Parker River Classic


“I love you”

Give a knife engraved with that phrase and tell me it doesn’t evoke some emotions from the recipient.

A personalized knife in any style makes a great romantic gift, but Parker River does it especially well with engravings right into the red grain wood handle of its Classic model.

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Parker River Knife Company Embraces the Past with Classic Pocket Knives


Even though the knife market is continually dominated by huge brands like Kershaw, Buck, and Spyderco, smaller companies also make fantastic knives and offer personal touches that those larger companies simply can’t. That’s where the Parker River Knife Company comes in.

Parker River Knife Company’s story began nearly 100 years ago along the banks of Parker River in Newbury, Mass. A restaurant and gift shop opened right on the water, but after many years it was converted into a marina. Once the owners decided to retire, Jim Bowes and his wife decided to take over the family business and write a new chapter in the family story.

Here’s more about the start of the company from the Parker River site:

Drawing on years of experience working along the Parker River, we’ve designed a line of knives that are as beautiful as they are functional. The river has taught us to respect and love nature. Our products are designed to last a lifetime and to be cherished as much as we love this little river.

What really sets Parker River knives apart from some of the other knives you see on the market is just how much these knives look and feel like the same ones your granddad might have carried. This ensures the knife not only features a handsome design but also boasts a look you know will never go out of style.

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An S&W pocket knife designed to save lives

With more than 10,000 products in our e-commerce store, it’s easy to pass over some stunning products you might not have noticed. That’s why we’re making an effort to bring you a featured spotlight of the Smith & Wesson First Response Drop-Point Serrated Pocket Knife.

Whether you’re a first responder or someone who just likes to be prepared, this knife keeps you ready for any situation. This knife, which has an overall length of 8 inches when open, deftly alternates between ordinary duties and extraordinary life-saving tasks.

The 3.3-inch stainless steel blade has a serrated and straight edge ideal for all types of activities and uses. The durable drop point blade is secured by a liner lock that stays in place despite extreme amounts of pressure.

Along with G10 inserts for maximum grip and control, the stainless steel handle features a seat belt cutter and window punch in the event of an unexpected accident or disaster.

The accompanying pocket clip allows the first response knife to remain within arms length at all times because you never know when you’ll need to rescue  yourself from a dangerous situation or simply cut an apple for your lunch.

Right now this knife is an affordable $24.99 and is worth every penny. If you’re interested in learning more about the knife or picking it up, check it out here.

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Check out the new 2012 Wenger Blackout Series

Wenger has been a company well-known for being one of the two companies that make the Swiss Army knife (the other being Victorinox, of course). They’ve since expanded their repertoire to include things such as backpacks and shoes.

However, Wenger is continuing their long-held tradition of brilliantly made knives with the recent editions to their collection: the Blackout Series. Wenger first announced these three new knives back in January and they are definitely something to marvel at.

Here’s a little more about them.

Blackout EvoGrip™ 10 Swiss Army Knife

Blackout EvoGrip™ 63 Swiss Army Knife

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Check out the brand new 2012 Spyderco knives

Spyderco is a brand well-known for innovation, unique designs and quality, which is why we’re so excited for this year’s batch of brand new Spyderco knives. Here’s a look at a few of the most anticipated new blades you can buy today.

Spyderco Junior by Alexandru Diaconescu

Inspired by his son who was entering a “curious stage in his life,” Romanian designer Alexandru Diaconescu created the Junior with uncoordinated child’s hands in mind. The handle gives the wielder complete control without running the risk of accidentally sliding their fingers upward. This design has been making the biggest waves in the knife community.

Spyderco Squeak Slipit

Here’s a description from the Spyderco catalog: Produced in Maniago, Italy, the Squeak SLIPIT is a non-locking, one hand open, clip carry folder. Need I say more about this awesome-looking knife?

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Zombie Killer ‘Pestilence’ Chopper from KA-BAR

ZK "Pestilence" ChopperTired of hearing and posturing about what you would do during a zombie invasion? I didn’t think so.

Earlier in the week, I posted about Gerber’s intense Apocalypse Survival Kit featuring some pretty badass tools like the awesome DMF folder that comes in handy when the undead are looking for fresh flesh. Knives, unlike guns that require ammunition, are perfect weapons for battling “walkers.”

So, offering their own solution to the eventual zombie invasion, KA-BAR has been marketing the ZK “Pestilence” Chopper knife as an ultimate zombie killer (hence ZK).

All these companies marketing their knives as safeguards against the undead is a genius idea. Although some people might perceive these tactics as demeaning and toy-like, the knives themselves boast pure craftsmanship.

The Pestilence has an overall length of nearly 16 inches with a 10.25-inch blade made from quality SK5 steel. It has an amazingly contoured handle that’s really comfortable despite the overall heaviness of the tool.

The main issue of the blade revolves around its versatility. It’s too big for everyday carry though not quite big enough to be a practical machete. Although its main trade is probably decapitating monsters, the Pestilence does do a fantastic job clearing brush and undergrowth out in the wilderness.

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A badass military boot knife from Smith and Wesson

We sell over 10,000 knives in our e-commerce store, some of which we don’t think get the individual attention they deserve.  For this reason, every Monday we’ll be doing a product spotlight to feature one of our favorite blades. This week’s featured product is the Smith and Wesson H.R.T Military Boot Knife.

Military Boot Knife By Smith and Wesson

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a modern day Rambo or an Army commando to carry a military boot knife. This 7.5-inch knife, which packs a 3.5-inch stainless steel blade with a spear-point tip, is perfect for any outdoor adventure.

You can slice through brush, hack through small logs, gut a wild pig or stab a bear with this blade, just remember to secure it in the convenient boot clip when you’re done.

At 4.6 ounces, this knife is surprisingly light considering its raw power.  The bottom line: it’s a top-quality blade, but it’s not for everyone.  However, if you’re a hardcore outdoorsman who needs a hardcore knife, it’s worth checking out.

The Smith and Wesson military boot knife currently retails for only$19.99, meaning you’ll not only get a great knife, but a great deal as well.  Want more details?  Check it out here.

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Four Knives Women Love

Looking for a stellar gift for your girlfriend or wife?  If you’re tired of doing the standard flower, candy, mediocre-looking necklace routine, then consider giving the love of your life something a bit sharper: a knife.  Here are four knives that are especially popular among the fairer sex.

(1) Schrade Primos Linerlock Folder Knife with Drop Point Blade and Pink Aluminum Handle

This sweet-looking, single-blade, folding pocket knife will make any woman swoon.  It is made of stainless steel and weighs in at a svelte 3.2 ounces, making it convenient to carry almost anywhere.  The knife has a liner-lock closing mechanism and its handle is made of anodized aluminum.

Price: $18:99

(2) Transport Pink Buck Knife

Women's Pink Buck Knife

This a great blade for gals on the go.  Small, safe and convenient, this key chain knife has a small blade and a bottle opener.  It’s great for opening boxes or cracking a cold one.

Price: $13.99

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The Tool Logic Pocket Hunter Card

Every week, Samantha James reviews a different Knife Depot product. Check out her past product highlights here.

What’s in your pocket?Pocket Card Knife

Do you carry a stainless steel gut hook blade? How about an LED flashlight? What about a combination can/bottle opener? Do you have a tweezer and toothpick? Do you sport a ruler with centimeters and inches?

If you tried to carry all of these things in the front pocket of your pants, you’d likely (a) slice your hands to pieces and (b) walk very clumsily.

Of course, there is another option.

Scope out the Tool Logic Pocket Hunter Card, a sweet new gadget blade that packs all of the above tools in one multi-faceted package.

This credit-card-size all-in-one is about as versatile and rugged as an all-purpose knife tool can be. It features a wide 2-inch fold-out stainless blade that’s sharp enough to skin animals and has a gut hook on the back.

In addition to its myriad accessories, the hunter card weighs in at a svelte 1.3 ounces, with a length and width of 3.375″ and 2.125″ respectively.  It’s made of ABS plastic and comes with a satin finish.

A number of similar pocket hunter cards have been developed recently, but in my opinion the Tool Logic Pocket Hunter Card may be the best of the bunch.  And, at 36 bucks, it’s a steal.

If you’re looking to pick up an all-in-one outdoor tool, snag one today.

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Jungle King 14-inch Hunting Knife w/ Survival Kit

Two of my favorite knives are hunting knives and survival knives, which is why this heavy-duty Jungle King hunting knife has me so enthused.  It’s essentially a hunting knife and survival knife in one.

At 14 inches, it has a freakishly huge blade, making it great for cutting through brush when trekking deep into the woods.  I’ve also used it to cut pieces of firewood, and thought I’ve yet to skin an animal with it, I’m fairly confident it’s up to the task.

The knife comes with a stainless steel fixed- blade with a clip point, which makes it excellent for stabbing and tearing.   Its top edge is serrated and can saw through wood if necessary.

A slick-looking jungle green nylon sheath is included and comes with some lagniappe in the form of a full-fledged survival kit, which contains:  a multi-function skinning knife, can opener, slingshot, matches, compass, sewing kit, fishing kit, band aids, tweezers and more.

You’re not going to use all of this survival gear every time you hit the woods, but having it there gives you a  host of tools to choose from.  I dig that, and it’s another reason why I’m such a huge advocate of this knife.

Another is the price.  The Jungle King Hunting Knife only costs $50, which is significantly less than many other hunting knives in its class.

Lastly, this is just a rugged-looking blade.  I’ve never been one to prioritize style over substance, but when the substance is there, the style is a plus.

If you’re going to buy a survival knife, you might as well buy one that looks like it’s capable of slaying a mountain lion, skinning it, clearing brush for a campfire to roast it and finally slicing its tender morsels into tasty pieces for you to enjoy.

That’s exactly how I feel with this survival knife in tow.

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Quirky releases the Switch, a customizable pocket knife

Quirky, an online retailer with a focus on developing innovative products, has released a new pocket knife called the Switch, which has 17 customizable features.  The pocket knife solves an age old problem: not having the pocket kinfe accessories you need.

The Switch comes in three sizes: small (2-6 tools), medium (6-10 tools) and large (7-13 tools). The knife, which retails for $79, has the following features available:

Standard Knife, Pliers, Scissors, Nail File, Tweezers, Thin Flathead Screwdriver, Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Eyeglass Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Eyeglass Flathead Screwdriver, Wood Saw, Serrated Blade, Corkscrew, Combination Bottle Opener/Flathead Screwdriver, Combination Can Opener/Wire Stripper, Pen, Magnifying Glass, LED Flashlight.

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Pope, Dalai Lama, use new forms of Swiss army knife

Victorinox, the Swiss company that took over production of the Swiss army knife after purchasing Wenger SA in 2005, has attracted a variety of new knife owners by altering the design of the Swiss army knife to satisfy a more modern audience.

An article recently published in Bloomberg discussed the company’s move to new models, some of which are bladeless, and have features like altimeters, temperature gauges and flashlights, alongside more traditional features like screwdrivers and hacksaws.

The popular pen knife, which has a cigar cutter, hole punch and a USB data card, is even used by Pope Benedict and the Dalai Lama.

According to the article, upon taking control of the Swiss army knife, Victorinox immediately began brainstorming a variety of modifications to the traditional Swiss army knife model, including features as unorthodox as an integrated  cell phone, an extendible ruler and a small spoon to remove ear wax.

Although those ideas were eventually rejected, the company did produce a $1,200 knife, which has 87 tools, 14 blades, golf tools and a signal whistle and weighs approximately 7 pounds; the knife even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Looking for a new machete?

The machete is one of the world’s handiest blades.  A cross between a knife and an ax, it can be used for everything from cutting and maintaining trails to chopping wood.  If you happen to run into trouble in the great outdoors, you can even use a machete to defend yourself against a wild animal or a venomous snake.

Of course, that’s only if you have a high-quality blade.  Check out the Woodman’s Pal Classic Machete, which comes with a Cordura sheath and a honing stone.  Weighing in at 23 ounches, with a blade 17 inches long, the Woodman’s Pal is one of the most burly machetes on the market.

Handcrafted in Pennsylvania, with American materials, this machete works great for cutting and chopping brush up to 3 inches in diameter.It’s constructed of high carbon steel and has a brown wood handle. Its Cordura sheath, which is one of the toughest fabrics made to man, will keep your blade at hand’s reach when it’s not in use. If your machete starts to dull, a honing store is included.

Interested, check out other items by Woodmans’s Pal or browse our entire collection of machete knives.

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