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From Major Manufacturers to Artisan Crafters

A Guide to Portland’s Knifemakers

The Rose City is known for more than just beer, bikes and sporting goods. Portland is also making some of the best blades in the country.

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From Major Manufacturers to Artisan Crafters

A Guide to Portland’s Knifemakers

The Rose City is known for more than just beer, bikes and sporting goods. Portland is also making some of the best blades in the country.

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Weapon of Choice

Prime Cut: 6 Best Chef’s Knives

Planning to do battle...with a pork loin? Arm yourself with a top-shelf chef's knife. These six are among the best available at a variety of price ranges.

Whittle away at your meal

Opinel Bon Apetit Table Knives

Sure, you've used an Opinel blade to eat -- but that was a skewer of venison charred over a kindling fire under the stars. Enjoy quality cutlery under different circumstances with Opinel's Bon Apetit Table Knives ($70). These dishwasher-safe, olive wood-handled knives feature Swedish stainless steel blades and handsome, sleek design, somewhere between a paring and a steak knife

A baker's dozen for the culinary nut

12 Guys of Christmas: The Chef

Blame Anthony Bourdain and his gallivanting food porn circus. Blame Bravo’s utterly watchable, bro-it’s-not-reality-TV show, Top Chef. Blame the hipsters, the bandwagoners, the trust-funders -- and for Guy Fieri’s sake -- please, someone, blame Bobby Flay. Because if one thing

At your beHEST

DPx Gear HEST II Survival Knife

Once you start toting a knife in your EDC, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Cutting, prying, and oh-so-important meat-slicing -- you've never had it so good. There are plenty of fantastic utility knives for that kind of

Serious Cleavage

MoB | Hack Job: Know Your Cleavers

Ah, the meat cleaver. Bucking the tapered and svelte designs of traditional blades, these husky boys of the knife world were developed for one singular purpose -- to serve as the machete of the kitchen. Their fatter, squared-off business ends

Gentle-manly

Spyderco Air by Gayle Bradley

While some of us like to keep a folding knife with us in our EDC, a clip sticking out of the pocket to be seen and/or damage a really nice pair of trousers isn't always apropos. And sometimes, you don't

Knife Light

SOG Blade Light

Cut down on your EDC bulk by combining a couple of items into one. No, the smartphone/cigar lighter hasn't been invented yet. Until it is, you can occupy your time with the SOG Blade Light, a combination 3.9 inch

Made in America: KA-BAR Knives

KA-BAR has been churning out incredible knife after knife since its founding in 1898. The latest film from Common Machine Prod. displays the history of the famous knife company -- and done a fine job at that. First founded by two brothers, KA-BAR was originally known as the Tidioute

Oh you fancy now

Buck Custom Knife Builder

Buck has been making knives since 1902. You've been making knives since, uh, never. That shouldn't stop you from combining your extensive talent with Buck's 100 years of experience to create a unique blade via their new Buck Custom Knife

The Dark Knife Rises

Spyderco Assist Black Blade

You don't have to have a job in emergency services to appreciate a good rescue knife. The blunt-tip style makes the rescue knife an excellent tool when looking for versatility and safety in a pinch. The Spyderco Assist Black Blade

Pocket protection

Wenger RangerGrip 90

The latest addition to Wenger's line of ergonomically-handled utility blades the RangerGrip 90 is all about the grip. Sporting a rubber grip insert within a high-visibility yellow recyclable handle, the 90 is ideal for sweaty palms in hot or tense

Got wood?

Helle Dokka Folding Knife

For 80 years, Norwegian knife maker Helle has been building ornate, wood-handled knives that look every bit as good on your mantle as they do in your backpack. Interestingly, the company has lived to be an octogenarian without ever building

So much for the Swiss being neutral

Stayglow Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

We’re not exactly sure how this happened, but alas, Victorinox Swiss Army released a glow-in-the-dark version of their most beloved Swiss Army Knife. While the color choice is one that would make grandpa roll over in his grave, it’s certain to

Cutting-edge indeed

Victorinox SSD Knives

So-called "cloud services" hope to make transferring digital data via physical devices akin to cave painting in the near future. That hasn't stopped pocket-tool legend Victorinox from evolving the classic Swiss Army Knife to house the latest SSDs and transfer protocols.

The business end

Cold Steel Leatherneck Knives

Your average man doesn't give much thought to knives, much less fixed blade knives. But if you're at all a prepared man and you either get to the great outdoors with some regularity or you just want to be ready for

Blade Stunner

TB Groupe Evercut Knife

The TB Groupe Evercut Knife ($235) is arguably the best kitchen knife money can buy. Yes, that's a pointed statement, but according to CATRA (Cutlery Allied Trades Research Association), the Evercut busted the chops of over 450 other knives in

Your Pockets Will Thank You

Baladeo Super Lightweight Knives

Paul Hogan has his reservations about the value of a pocketable knife, but as our everyday carry series hints, we’re more secure in our masculinity. That’s why these super lightweight knives from Baladeo intrigue us. Sold in three different weights

Stayin' Alive

Item of the Week: SOL Origin Survival Kit (Sponsored)

Surviving at the office typically entails being the first to the coffee pot, but for those who venture outside of cubicle land, making it through the day can be far more serious. We’ll always be firm believers in the utility

German Efficiency

Wüsthof Rotating Knife Stand

Traditional knife blocks look great, but unless your a feng shui master, their position in the kitchen is rarely optimized for grabbing cutlery mid recipe. Magnet strips definitely speed up the process, but there’s always that risk a quick grab could

Corona's Best Friend

Citrusaw

Fall may officially be here, but that doesn't mean we’re all trying to squeeze the most out of the last few weeks of warm weather, and there is no better way to do it than with a lime-topped cerveza. Good

Cook Like a Superhero (or Villain)

Boker Black Ceramic Kitchen Knives

By Gear Patrol reader Amos Kwon What would you get if you hybridized Bruce Wayne and Wolfgang Puck? A large, angry Austrian version of Squiggy from Lavergne and Shirley? Perhaps, but you'd also have someone who would use the dark

Sharp. Looking. Knife.

Cold Steel Recon 1 Folder

recon1 A pocket without a knife is like a pie sans the filling. It's just empty and useless. We'll give you a pass if you are wearing suit pants, but eventually you are going to dress down and fall back into the

Pack Your Blades Safely While on The Go

Monogrammed Knife Roll

mongrammed_knife_roll_3Perfect for the finicky chef in your life or aspiring knife thrower , this knife roll provides protection and a personal touch to a cook's most precious piece of preparation equipment. How do you like them alliteration apples? Made of water-resistance fabric,

Peerless Pinching Power

SOG PowerAssist

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We've already taken the opportunity to introduce you to a few of SOG's outstanding blade offerings. Now we'd like you to meet one of their more versatile products, the PowerAssist multitool. To be clear, SOG offers a bevy of

Tactical Meets Practical

SOG Specialty Knives

sog-knives-gear-patrol1 The knife is an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. This is certainly true, but a man's knife is so much more. The honed expression of the simplest machines, a good knife is an ever-ready and infinitely handy companion. Here