What’s your favourite slipjoint? Pictured here are assorted popular traditional folders from the likes of Great Eastern Cutlery and Northwoods Knives. Digging that abalone handle and ghostly handle amid the other stag and bone. (Photo: franksler – Instagram)
Two companions at the beach! Zero Tolerance ZT0562CF and the Citizen Nighthawk watch on a grey nato strap!
The main horsepower of this knife comes from the Carpenter CTS-204P* powdered steel blade, said to have exceptional toughness, wear-resistance, and edge retention. The knife handles are a duo kind – having a carbon fiber front scale and a stonewashed titanium back scale. Quite pocketable at 5.5 oz. (156 g) and a blade length of 3.5″ (overall length 8.3″, closed 4.8″).
Pair this knife with a nice watch on a nato strap like the Citizen Nighthawk pictured and you’re all set for a summer day at the beach! (Photo: alaska_pcl – Instagram)
What a great way to start your day – coffee and knives!
Featuring the Spyderco Pingo, a collaboration between Danish knifemakers Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes to suit local Danish laws which prohibit lock-blade folding and one-handed opening knives. The Pingo has highly-visible orange fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales and N690Co stainless steel for its 2.35″ sheepsfoot blade. (Photo: yuolly – Instagram)
Here’s another one from Tom Mayo, the Tom Mayo 6k folder. The knives from Tom Mayo have gained popularity due to their slim design and titanium handles, punched with holes. (Photo: trxryder – 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)