Famously rocked by modern-day icons like Jay-Z as well as yesteryear’s stars like Johnny Cash, the all-black aesthetic has long exuded an unmistakable sense of coolness and rebellion. Whether shopping for garments, gadgets, or gear, it’s hard to go wrong with a murdered-out monochrome scheme — EDC spreads very much included. So, to help you kickstart a blacked-out everyday carry loadout, we’ve thoroughly scoured the latest releases on BladeHQ to bring you this all-black iteration in this guide to the best new EDC knives of the month.
Acta Non Verba x BladeHQ A200
A beautifully designed, modern take on an EDC folder, this BladeHQ-exclusive version of Acta Non Verba’s A200 knife sees its 3.50” Uddeholm Sleipner steel drop point blade — which is hardened to 60 on the HRC scale and then deep cryo-treated before being DLC-coated — bestowed with a thumb-stud that sports a Lumidot inlay in BladeHQ’s signature blue and a matching blue-accented thumb-slide on the knife’s fully ambidextrous A-Lock locking mechanism. Paired with an ANV wire pocket clip, this limited-edition version of the A200 also boasts a lightweight all-G-10 handle setup with blue-anodized back-spacers.
Blade Length: 3.50″
Total Length: 8.25”
Lock Type: A-Lock
Made in Italy to ultra-high standards, the LionSteel Myto is a thoroughly premium yet surprisingly affordable folding knife that’s absolutely perfect for everyday carry. Measuring 8.00” when open, the Myto is constructed around a frame lock-equipped stainless steel chassis that’s adorned in textured, milled aluminum handles, fitted with a titanium tip-up pocket clip, and capped off with a glass-breaker. Effortlessly guided via a ball bearing system, the Myto features a 3.30” workhorse of a drop point blade that’s deployed via a removable flipper tab and crafted from ultra-premium Böhler M390 steel.
Blade: Böhler M390
Handle: Aluminum & Stainless Steel
Blade Length: 3.30”
Total Length: 8.00”
Lock Type: Framelock
Penned by renowned knife designer and founder of Sheepdog Knives, Chris Conway, Kansept Knives’ Convict is a sleek sheepsfoot-bladed folding knife that was engineered specifically for EDC duties. Weighing only 0.25lbs (4.06oz), the knife is comprised of a frame-locking titanium handle with a milled titanium pocket clip and an integrated lanyard hole that’s paired with a 3.25” CPM-S35VN sheepsfoot blade that’s opened with a knurled, rectangular thumb stud. Available in several other model variants, this knife is also sold with an included Kansept-branded nylon carrying case.
Blade Length: 3.25”
Total Length: 7.50”
Lock Type: Framelock
Böker Barlow Prime Tirpitz
After the Bismarck Class Kriegsmarine battleship the Tirpitz was sunk by Allied bombers in November of 1944, a Norwegian outfit started removing armor steel from the 42,900-ton vessel. And it’s this same ultra-unique battleship steel that was used to create the Damascus steel blade for Böker’s latest limited-edition non-locking slipjoint knife. In addition to its nail nick-opened 2.70” Tirpitz Damascus blade, this super-premium Barlow-style pocket knife also boasts a handle crafted from an amalgamation of black Micarta and walnut wood.
Blade: Tirpitz Damascus
Handle: Black Micarta & Walnut
Blade Length: 2.70”
Total Length: 6.25”
Lock Type: Slipjoint
SOG Vision XR LTE Black Ti 35th Anniversary Edition
With 2021 marking the 35th anniversary of SOG, the company opted to mark the illustrious occasion with a special, limited-edition release of one of the Lynwood label’s all-time best-selling and most capable models, the Vision XR. Tipping the scales at just 0.32lbs (5.12oz), the LTE Black Ti 35th Anniversary Edition-spec of the knife features a cryogenically heat-treated 3.36″ CRYO CTS XHP steel tanto blade adorned in a special tiger-stripe titanium nitride-coated pattern finish, and an XR Lock-equipped set of milled titanium handles with a micro-textured finish. Limited to only 350 units worldwide, this special-edition knife is also sold with a commemorative coin and a custom Pelican-style hard case.
Blade: CTS XHP
Blade Length: 3.40”
Total Length: 8.00”
Lock Type: XR Lock
The 5 Best New EDC Knives of January 2022
Still haven’t found quite the right knife to add to your EDC loadout? Then be sure to head over to last month’s guide to the best new knives on BladeHQ for an additional handpicked array of the finest new models to debut in recent weeks.
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