CRKT Starts 2023 with a Big Drop of Little Knives

The Bamboozled, Jake, Dextro and Razzle are four of the new knives from CRKT in 2023.

CRKT’s New Line-up Features A Few Surprises, New Collaborations and Plenty of Variety. Columbia River Knife and Tool is putting a lot of attention into updates this year. Many of their new models are continuations of established designs, and in some cases a resurgence of some knives we thought had gone away years ago. But …

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Kershaw Has an OTF Now (and a Bunch More Drop Point Flippers)

Kershaw's first 2023 knife relese features a lot of updates and innovative new models.

A New Lock, New Steel and Even a New Zero Tolerance Model Highlight Kai’s Early 2023 Product Drop Kershaw just announced their first OTF auto design, the Livewire 9000, making all of us at NBK bring up Google and say “wait, they didn’t have an OTF already?” Designed in collaboration with Matt Diskin, the Livewire …

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Bradford Chef’s Knife Review

Header image for our hands on review of the Bradford 8 inch chef's knife.

When an American Outdoor Knife Company Goes Japanese Hybrid The Bradford chef’s knife is technically a gyuto. The blade certainly cuts like one. You could work it next to the Tojiro DP and watch it perform in roughly the same way. It’s very thin behind the edge and the edge has a subtle curvature that …

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Cangshan Will Soon Have American Made Product Lines

Cangshan Cutlery is building a new factory in Texas.

Kitchen Knife Manufacturer Cangshan Cutlery is Building a New Factory in Leander, Texas. This is a huge move for Cangshan, which had been manufacturing exclusively in Yongjiang, China up to this point, with an international headquarters in Chino, California. This both signals Cangshan’s expansion into US manufacturing, and closing up their operations in California. The …

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Revo Breaks Into Multitools With The Duo

The Revo Duo Multi=tool with both blades open to show its functionality.

The Revo Duo Can Handle Beer Bottles or Regular Knife Stuff Revo popped into Blade Show West with their first ever multi-tool. The Duo is a hefty little thing with a 9Cr18MoV steel blade and a toolbar set into the body. The tool bar includes a slotted drive at the end and a prong that …

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Vosteed Thunderbird Available for Preorder

The Vosteed Thunderbird pocket knife in the open and closed posittion.

Vosteed’s Latest Folder is a Lightweight, Tactical EDC With A Push Button Lock and a Unique Look. Overall Length: 8.2″ Blade Length: 3.48″ Handle Length: 4.72″ Weight: 3.77oz Blade Material: S35VN Handle Material: G-10 Opening mechanism: Flipper, front flipper and thumbhole Blade Grind: Compound hollow Lock Type: Trek Lock (patent pending button lock) Carry Position: …

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Blade Show West 2022 Recap and News

The Salt Flats with Schenk Knives outside of Salt Lake City after Blade Show West 2022

Playing with Sharp Things in Salt Lake City We took a desert trek over to Utah this weekend to go to our first Blade Show West event. We missed the first three because we were either too drunk, too poor, or just didn’t want to go to southern California. The Salt Flats seemed a lot more appealing …

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White River Knives Exodus 4 Review

The White River Knives Exodus 4 is a great knife for backpacking, hunting, camping or fishing.

A Lightweight Bushcraft Knife with EDC Ambitions Small fixed blades are a tricky beast to wrestle. People expect it to be rugged and comfortable like a regular sized fixed blade, but also lightweight and slicey. A lot of smaller designs end up being lightweight and rugged but with a blade that can’t do much like …

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