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Your guide to the best knives -- hunting, chef's, tactical, outdoor, collectibles, and more.

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United States
Engaged Media
3,49 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
14 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
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8 Min.

YOU CAN NEVER BE 100 PERCENT PREPARED FOR AN UNPROVOKED ATTACK, BUT YOU CAN HELP EVEN THE ODDS A BIT. Whether someone is out to just steal from you or commit far greater crimes, having a concealed knife within arm’s reach will throw a surprising wrench into your assailant’s malicious plans. An EDC knife can be carried at various locations throughout your body (review local carry laws). From a belt clip behind your back, to a chain hanging around your neck, to simply stuffing it into your pocket, having a blade accessible at the first sign of danger is a very wise and lifesaving strategy. 01 TOPS KNIVES TOPS KNIVES VIKING TACTICS PATRIOT Overall Length: 6.75 inches Blade Length: 3 inches Blade Material: 1095 RC 56-58 Blade Thickness: 0.130 inch Handle Material: Canvas Micarta Weight: 2.4 ounces MSRP: $190 TopsKnives.com 02…

4 Min.

EMERGENCIES COME IN MANY FORMS. From being locked in an overturned vehicle, to a family trapped in a burning building, to facing a crazed attacker, a tactical knife fills the position of “first responder” for numerous and varied crises. Designed to utilize both a razor-sharp edge that will make short work of seat belts, straps and cordage, and a durable handle that can shatter car window glass, this tactical tool can mean the difference between life and possible death. 01 TOPS KNIVES TOPS KNIVES QUICKIE Overall Length: 5 inches Blade Length: 1.63 inches Blade Material: 1095 RC 56-58 Blade Thickness: 0.130 inch Handle Material: Skeletonized Weight: 1.2 ounces MSRP: $90 TopsKnives.com 02 ESEE KNIVES ESEE IMLAY RESCUE KNIFE Overall Length: 5.90 inches Blade Length: 2.25 inches Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel Blade Thickness: .156 inches Handle Material: Stainless Steel Weight: 3.10 ounces MSRP: $129.00 ESEEKnives.com 03 CAMILLUS KNIVES CAMILLUS KNIVES THIN BLUE…

6 Min.
knife battles

Choices! choices! choices! You make choices everyday of your life, and how does the process work? Hopefully it’s through carefully weighing all the facts and details and then making an educated verdict for what’s right for you. Knife selection is no different. With myriad options and characteristics available for knives on the market today, it’s not an easy task to choose the one that will be most beneficial for you. Luckily, we are here to guide you through. We took the most important aspects of knives and weighed the pros and cons of these vital categories. We’ll present you with the facts and stats that will help you make a prudent choice in the sometimes, overwhelming world of knives. Let the battles begin… FIXED VS. FOLDERS When it comes to fixed-blade knives and folding knives, both…

1 Min.
the trade-off of traits

To have a knife that will hold its edge for any length of time begins with a blade created from quality steel. If you have ever heard, “You get what you pay for,” nothing could be closer to the truth when it comes to knives. It is best to purchase one quality knife that will last for several seasons, maybe even a lifetime, than have to purchase multiple knives over the course of your hunting career. In the long run, you will save time, money and a headache. So, what makes a quality blade? The type of steel used in the blade ultimately dictates how well the knife will perform. There are five things to look for in a knife; hardness, toughness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and edge retention. All these traits…

1 Min.
surgical precision

Besides the traditional knives that many are accustomed to, scalpel knives are liked and used by many outdoorsmen today. The blades are replaceable, which means you never have to resharpen. Just simply pull out the old blade and replace with a new one. Taxidermists have been using surgeon’s scalpels for years for the fine detail work involved with their craft. Hunters are just now beginning to realize scalpels’ value when caping out an animal for the taxidermist. More and more companies are getting into the market of scalpel-like knives. No two are made alike. Manufacturers have their own unique mechanisms for blade removal and replacement, and interchangeability between blades and knives are not common. The initial investment is not substantial for the scalpel, although there is the need to purchase replacement blades…

2 Min.

NO-NONSENSE IS AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF A HUNTING KNIFE. It needs to be simple in design, strong enough to handle repeated, rugged use and exhibit top-tier blade quality that will sever skin, dense muscle fibers, and the wire-like strength of tendons and ligaments. When choosing such a knife, look for a solid handle, a durable steel composition and its relative ease of cleaning and maintainance of the blade. Let’s be real: Hunting is a messy undertaking if you’re successful, and a quality hunting blade at your side will make your job after the kill much, much easier. 01 ESEE KNIVES ESEE ASHLEY GAME KNIFE Overall Length: 8.25 inches Blade Length: 3.5 inches Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel, 55-57 Rc. Blade Thickness: 0.156 inch Handle Material: Canvas Micarta Weight: 5.1 ounces MSRP: $166 ESEEKnives.com 02 STEEL WILL KNIVES STEEL WILL KNIVES TASSO…