We have so much freedom in this country! I hope we’re all taking some time today to celebrate our independence and those who sacrificed so much to make this a free country.
As far as the knife world is concerned, something else America has to offer is that we make some dang-good knives. Here are some of our favorite USA-made knives at Blade HQ. Will you be carrying a USA-made knife today?
The Benchmade 300-1 is excellent all around. It has a 154-CM stainless steel blade, Benchmade’s AXIS locking mechanism, and a deep-carry, reversible pocket clip.
Zero Tolerance 0550
Zero Tolerance is solid all around, but we especially like this 0550. It’s got S35VN steel, a titanium frame lock, and a four-way reversible pocket clip.
Grant & Gavin Hawk Beetle Flipper
The Beetle has an innovative design, custom feel, and high-end materials.
The Piranha Pocket is an automatic knife with some power behind it. It has aluminum handles, but the grooving provides some good, needed gripping during use. This knife is sleek, slim, and super functional.
Strider is owned and operated in the United States, and the company has high standards when it comes to materials and technologies used. The SMF has a solid titanium frame lock and a lockbar stabilizer, so it has very solid lockup.
The Spyderco Native is great because its design is super ergonomic; the two separate finger choils allow for excellent control and precision. When you combine that with Spyderco quality and skill, you’ve got yourself one functional blade.
Benchmade Bedlam 860
The Bedlam is another stellar Benchmade with the AXIS lock. The 860 is a manual folding knife, but there’s also an automatic version of this knife—the 8600 Bedlam.
It’s no secret that we like ESEE over here at Blade HQ! You can’t go wrong with any ESEE because of the company’s excellent quality and warranty, but we especially like the Izula because you can really recommend it to anyone.
The Piranha Predator has a CPM-S30V steel blade and machine texturing for added gripping. Piranha knives are made in Twin Falls, Idaho—not terribly far from us here at Blade HQ.
Do you have a favorite American-made blade? Tell us all about it!
Remember to have fun this 4th of July weekend, be safe, and get yourself a pretty knife from Blade HQ!