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)
A custom flipper from David Mosier, the Crossfire has a two-tone finish on both the blade and its titanium handle. Sporting warm brass undertones, the lightweight titanium handle seems like a different species of metal from your typical Ti-handle knife. The S30V blade complements the blade design, which has a clip-point shape that is strengthened towards the tip for a strong point. It also has a false edge and a small thumb groove for delicate tasks, and a tip-up pocket clip for ease of use. (Photo: vermicelli – BladeForums)
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)
The “Supernova” is a collaboration between Faisal Yamin (designer) and Les Voorhies (maker). Sporting handsome handles made from lightning strike carbon fiber (LSCF) with silver wire, the Supernova has titanium liners and a zirconium* pocket clip, pivot, and back spacer. It has a blade length of 3.5″, cutting edge of 3.375″ and an overall length of 8″. The blade is made from carpenter CTS-XHP steel alloy, which has the corrosion resistance of 440C steel but the hardness/toughness of D2 tool steel. Shown here in an exclusive left-handed version! (Photo: mwalle6 – BladeForums)
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)
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)
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.