Misen launched its $65-but-feels-like-$200 Japanese AUS-8 high-carbon stainless steel chef's knife back in 2015 (not to mention the lifetime sharpening that's included), and they've finally debuted its trusty sidekick: a mean, well-made paring knife...
Polka Dot Naval Knife
Truly masterful with a bit of steel, Thomas Callahan's skills and areas of interest often extend beyond the realm of building custom bicycles. Such is the case with this gorgeous polka dot naval knife, designed with a seafarer in mind (or perhaps Yayoi...
Desert Iron Folding Knife
Handmade in Seattle by award-winning metal- and leather-smith Robb Gray, Filson's Desert Iron folding knife is crafted out of native Northwest wood and is built with full tang for maximum strength. Each individually numbered knife comes with a bridle...
The Black Box
Limited to 50 special edition kits, North Drinkware and The James Brand's The Black Box unites a custom product from both Portland-based makers, packaged in a laser-etched, black-stained wooden box. From CH favorite North, two of their signature eight...
The Swell Knife
Ergonomic, stylish and made in the USA, the Swell Knife has been created by two like-minded design teams at The James Brand and Discommon Goods. Made from 6AL 4V titanium and aircraft-grade 6061 anodized aluminum, the knife is functional and doesn...
Fully funded shortly after its Kickstarter launched, Bulat joins the throngs of new start-ups offering premium direct-to-consumer goods at lower prices. This one's a good-looking chef's knife to completely replace your block of cheap knives—root...
Forge de Laguiole Pocket Knife
Philippe Starck’s Forge de Laguiole pocket knife is both a useful tool and (quite literally) a work of art. First displayed at the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s “Art of Living in France: 1789 to 1989” exhibition and later accepted into the MoMA’s permanent...
Zootiliy Tools’ WildCard Wallet Knife
One of the lightest and thinnest bladed-multitools available—at 1.1oz and 2.0mm thick—the WildCard offers more than a bottle-opener, ruler, prybar and a 2X slotted screwdriver. In fact, it's a super-durable credit card-sized Fly Off Blade and it...
Misen Perfects the Affordable, Quality Chef's Knife
We all know what a nice knife worth its money feels like—that surprise when the blade actually slips swiftly through a tomato or onion. But for those who can only feel that effortless sensation when occupying a friend's kitchen, there's hope yet...
Tiktaalik's Field Knife Set
Portland, Oregon-based Tiktaalik, founded by Swedish industrial designer Carl Jonsson, is focusing on creating quality tools for enjoying adventures to their fullest, and their first product—a Field Knife Set—aims to address the lack of high-quality...
Everyman Porter Key Knife
While we appreciate a good crafted knife here at CH, those beauties are often reserved for wilderness adventures—and stay tucked in their leather sheaths most weeks. But even for desk-locked souls, a blade is necessary for routine tasks like opening...
Coney Island Boardwalk Camping Knife
Our friends at Horse Cycles recently went through a little change. The now-named Horse Brand Co. has expanded beyond bicycle production to include a wide repertoire of goods from copper flasks to riding gloves. Their latest project caught our eye...
Helle of Norway's Utvær Knife
Norway's westernmost islands are marked by a stark beauty that is something of an acquired taste. Weather-beaten rocks stand firm at the intersection of the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, with seagrasses and moss the only plant life evident. It...
Mezzaluna Chopping Knife
If you love a chopped salad, this is the kitchen tool for you. The knife's curved, stainless steel blade lets you chop up a bounty of herbs and vegetables at once, creating a cohesive medley that ensures you get a mouthful of each ingredient in every...
Carbon Steel Camping Knife
Inspired by traditional, utilitarian knives native to Scandinavia, the sturdy blade on the Horse Carbon Steel Camping Knife is fit for any adventure. And, as things go with handmade knives, each is unique due to hand-grinding and variations in the...
Silversmith Set of Six Knives
This set of six knives designed by Puiforcat, alongside Michelin-star Chef Pierre Gargnaire, features stainless steel blades made with ever-cut technology to guarantee no need for sharpening. The matching Rosewood block and knife handles form a neat...
Carbon Steel Utility Knives from Civilware
Wandering through the wilderness, far from civilization, has both inherent benefits and risks. The more remote you get, the more you'll want gear that's sure to perform no matter what you come up against. Inspired by his own experience in the desert...
Horse Cycles' Camping Knife
Earlier this year, we met Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles. While visiting his workshop, we learned the man is truly capable with a bit of steel, and his skills and areas of interest often extend beyond the realm of building custom bicycles. This...
Deejo's Ultralight Knives
From the downright beautiful to the purpose-built, a good knife is an essential part of anyone's kit—whether camping in the bush or getting chores done around the house. France has a knack for producing some of the most celebrated blades, from the...
Finisterre Cold Water Surf Knife
Designed for those hitting frigid waves around the world, Cornwall-based cold water surf brand Finisterre appeals to the function-minded surfer. Their latest offering is the world's first knife designed specifically for surfers in cold climates...
iBlock by Brooklyn Butcher Blocks
For those spontaneous meals that involve browsing a new recipe from the internet, the task of balancing your tablet can become cumbersome—especially when your focus needs to be on that sizzling frying pan or boiling pot of stock. Nils Wessell of...
Call Sign: Pegasus
In an impassioned and informative short documentary by director Brian Fortune, viewers are given a glimpse into one man's extraordinary life. Chris Goldmann, the film's subject, is the founder of Pegasus Knives. With deft attention to detail, material...
CH Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers
This time of year, showering friends, family, colleagues and your favorite bodega owner with thoughtful gifts is a congenial way to show your appreciation. More than simply a token stocking stuffer, the below items culled from the Cool Hunting gift...
Folding Pocket Knife
Entirely handmade by a single craftsman in Tuscany and bearing his initials, this exquisite pocket knife with a 2.9" blade is made from 420 grade steel, rates 55-57 hardness and is complete with a cow bone handle.