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Browse Current IssueGear Inventory: 4 Blades & Knives Perfect for Slicing and Dicing

From opening packages and slicing through meat and veggies to snipping fishing line after reeling in Jaws or fending off zombies during the inevitable return of the living dead, a quality knife or blade can be a critical tool in countless scenarios.

Here we’ve compiled a handful of versatile and quality knives or tools containing knives that you might want to consider picking up before your next outdoor adventure.

01 Swiss Army Replica 1897 Limited Edition

Fewer than 10,000 of these limited edition Swiss Army knives were made to celebrate the iconic brand’s 125-year anniversary. The 3.6″ multi-use collector’s blade easily slips into your pocket or backpack and features the following:

  • vulcanized fiber can opener
  • small and large blade
  • screwdriver
  • corkscrew
  • reamer/punch.
$500 Replica 1897 Limited Edition Buy Now

02 Hometown Knives Large Meat Cleaver

Sporting an eight-inch blade and an ergonomic handle to prevent cramps, your fruits, veggies, and meat stand no chance against this beefy cleaver. (Side note: cleavers can also come in handy when pounding, mincing as well.)

Handmade from Wisconsin-based Hometown Knives, your custom order arrives in 3-4 weeks with a sheep’s skin sheath.

More stats:
Overall Length = 13″
Blade Length = 8″
Blade Width Max = 2.25″
Handle Length = 5″
Mass = <1 lbs

Buy Now, $175

03 Gerber Pack Hatchet

Measuring under 10 inches, this compact and super affordable hatchet is ideal for on-the-go hikes and outdoor adventures. When you need more edge control, the exaggerated finger grooves make for steady work, while the rubber-grip handle provides comfortable regular use. Slip on the nylon sheath and strap it to your back or use the lanyard hole to clip it to your carabiner.

Buy Now, $45

04 Spyderco Para 3 Signature Folding Utility Pocket Knife

A solid everyday carry tool can do everything from open boxes and slicing fruit to fending off would-be attackers. And Spyderco’s compact Para 3 model is up for whatever the task. Featuring a 2.95” blade and textured G-10 handle, and a four-position clip for easy carry.

Buy Now, $170
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