Knifemaker Stanislav Strugunov’s glow-in-the-dark knife! The blade is etched with snowflake patterns. But oh, would you look at that glowing handle! Looks like kryponite or something from mythical lands :O (Photo: haman026 – Instagram)
Featuring a satin finished curvy blade and a Spydie hole, the Anso ‘Crash’ is made by Danish knifemaker Jens Ansø. Its holey titanium handle has a unique honeycomb pattern, with a lanyard hole at the end of the blade. Jens Anso has been making knives since 1988 and has collaborated with Spyderco and Boker. He also makes carabiners and other pocket tools. (Photo: fauxpas0815 – Instagram)
Marcus Lin Pry Bar Knife, made of 5160 carbon steel blade with 3/8″ thickness. Green canvas micarta scales. The 5160 steel is particularly treated to HRC 59-60 for edgeholding, and with such a thick blade, is virtually unbreakable! (Photo: Beariver – BladeForums)
Opinel pocket knives are one of the most popular and inexpensive pocket knives available. Knifemaker Ross Tyler modded the No4 carbon steel knife, which he describes as a “pimped up toxic post apocalyptic Steam punk’ish Opinel mod”.
The carbon steel no.4 Opinel blade was striped out then dark etched in ferric with a hint of copper. The Higonokami style one piece handle was beaten out of an old copper pipe, which was flattened then hammer hardened. It is secured with a kydex eyelet and a torx pivot and was then all etched, brass blackened and then stone washed for an aged effect.
Looking for a folder for those hard chores? Custom knifemaker Ray Laconico’s ‘Bear’ features a stonewashed blade in D2 tool steel & titanium handles. It also has a Ti frame lock with a tumbled finish and a carbon fiber back spacer. (Photo: mattmanb – BladeForums)
The Spyderco Military is one of the oldest models from Spyderco (since the 1990s), but still remains a popular folding EDC knife for many knife fans. Here in this titanium handle version, the Millie features the renowned ‘Integral lock’ from Chris Reeve Knives, which keeps the CPM-S30V flat-ground blade firmly in place when open. With lightweight and space-age titanium, this makes the Spyderco Military a very handsome folder! (Photo: blade_philosopher – Instagram).
Buy it: $298.50 from Amazon.
Originally designed as a bayonet for the Austrian Steyr AUG rifle, the Glock Field Knife Model 78 doubles up as a field knife with its drop-point blade, giving it a very robust tip. Features a darkened ‘spring steel’ blade and a black handle, very tactical indeed.
Buy it: $27.90 from Amazon.
Mammoth tooth handles, damascus steel blade, engraved nickel bolsters … this combination is a personal favourite. Handmade by knifemaker Dave Ferry, the ‘Ranchero model is a small, lightweight knife with a blade length of 3 inches and an overall length of 7. Accentuating the fine design is the Western Brite Cut engraving by Mike “Tapadero” Vatalero, of Tap’s Bit and Spur Shop. (Photo: Horsewright – BladeForums)