Despite all the grand fears and grumblings about the end of the world, it’s two days after the prophetic end of the Mayan calendar and we are all still here.
Whether you were hoping for the apocalypse or looking for things to follow the status quo, we still have a lot to look forward to.
In the short-term, the start of the new year in a few weeks means the arrival of a whole host of brand new knives. One new knife you can set your sights on is the CRKT Otanashi Noh Ken.
The first I heard of this knife was in a review over at The Edge Observer. Available after the 2013 SHOT Show, the Otanashi Noh Ken is a thin, combat folder designed by James Williams. The name of the knife translates to silent sword because it takes cues from Japanese-styled swords. I’m not putting it as eloquently as The Edge Observer, but it looks like a truly badass knife. You can see the video review embedded below.
If the Otanashi Noh Ken doesn’t float your boat (which is absolutely sure), you also have the new Spyderco Brad Southard Flipper to look forward to. In the middle of this year, the prototype for this beast came out and even though it feels like a departure from the usual Spyderco folders, its dedication to quality and design remains prominent. The knife is brand new and all ready to go, but the fact that you have to order it (and much of the preorders were taken quickly), you’ll likely have to wait until 2013 to get it.
There you have it. These are just two of hundreds of new knives you have to look forward to in the coming year.