Price: About $150 The Good: Top notch S110V blade, tough handle, well made and classic design The Bad: Perhaps a little too heavy for some Bottom Line: Solid EDC choice for those wanting super steel in a sturdy package
Price: About $445 The Good: Outstanding quality and performance, iconic design, US made and built to last The Bad: Thumb studded double lugs can feel awkward at first, somewhat pricey Bottom Line: One of the finest US-made production knives you’ll ever own
Price: About $295 The Good: Good quality, impressive well machined handle and clip, smooth action The Bad: Blade coating will show wear after moderate use Bottom Line: Another interesting WE Knife design that’s good value
The Price: About $500 The Good: Superb fit & finish, cool factor is off the charts, super exclusive The Bad: Could be overly bulky for some. Expensive. Bottom Line: Outstanding collector’s piece with for those who appreciate the finer things
Price: About $285 The Good: Impressive quality, striking design, action is smooth The Bad: Some uncomfortable hot spots after prolonged use, strong clip needed two hands Bottom Line: Beauty and quality at a very reasonable price in today’s market
Price: About $650 The Good: Immaculate fit & finish, super smooth action, it’s a Shirogorov The Bad: Somewhat dull visually, ridiculously expensive for a production knife Bottom Line: A clear status symbol when it comes to high-end production knives
Price: About $20 The Good: Sexy, sleek, decent steel for the money The Bad: Mediocre build quality, some blade play, handle lacks grip Bottom Line: For under $20 it’s tough to beat, but better options are within reach.
Price: About $105 The Good: Light weight, easy to carry, 4 way pocket clip, thin geometry, ZDP-189. The Bad: ZDP-189 might be hard to sharpen for some, could stain in harsh environments. Bottom Line: Great EDC for those wanting the longer blade and superior performance.
Price: About $535 The Good: Stunning unique looks, M390 steel, beautiful action The Bad: Skeleton design collects lint in the pocket, awkward front flipper Bottom Line: The best Decepticon yet and the lowest price. Sold!
Price: About $175 The Good: CPM S110V steel, very high quality, excellent performance The Bad: Right hand carry tip down only (for some), CPM S110V may be hard to sharpen for some. Bottom Line: Excellent extreme performance EDC for those who need a knife that will just keep cutting.
Price: About $185 The Good: Impeccable fit and finish, feels great in the hand, smooth action, excellent cutting ability The Bad: Uninspiring pocket clip, some blade loosening after heavy usage, challenging to sharpen. Bottom Line: A whole lot of knife for under $200 with good looks to boot
Price: $300 and up The Good: Well designed, simultaneous sharpening of both sides, 100% repeatable, lots of accessories The Bad: Pricey, some limitations do exist (like with all sharpening systems) Bottom Line: It ain’t cheap but the Wicked Edge is arguably the best sharpening system out there