The 5 Best New EDC Knives of November 2022

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When the annual holiday season rolls around, consumers are willing to spend markedly more money on purchases than at any other point in the year. As a result, a great many manufacturers opt to save their most noteworthy product releases until the final months of the year — and this very much includes companies in the modern pocket knife space. Well aware of this reality, we’ve searched high and low, scouring the EDC knife segment and rounding up some of the greatest novel releases to deliver this guide to the best new everyday carry knives of the month. 

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QSP Penguin Mini

Offering some of the best value of any knife in the EDC space, the QSP Penguin Mini is a compact liner-locking folder that features a jade G-10 handle set mated to a 2.25” straight-edged sheepsfoot blade that’s composed of Sandvik 14C28N steel and treated to a black stonewashed finish. Weighing in at only 2.82oz, the knife also boasts a steel reversible, deep-carry pocket clip and a thumb-stud-deployment backed by a stainless steel ball-bearing pivot. The QSP Penguin Mini is also offered in an enormous slew of different color and material options, as well as a full-sized, more high-end frame-locking version of the Penguin with a more premium blade and handle construction. 

Blade: Sandvik 14C28N
Handle: G-10
Blade Length: 2.25”
Total Length: 5.50″
Lock Type: Liner Lock

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Liong Mah Eutektik Trinity

The Liong Mah Design Eutektik Trinity is a folding flipper knife that punches well above its weight, offering exceptional performance relative to its accessible MSRP. Pieced together around set of black G-10 scales, the knife features a liner locking mechanism and reversible, stonewashed tip-up pocket clip. The Eutektik Trinity’s blade consists of a 3.25” clip point item made from stonewashed Sandvik 14C28N blade steel. What’s more, the blade can be deployed using a thumb hole opening, or via front or side flipper tabs — both of which feature jimping to bolster grip. 

Blade: Sandvik 14C28N
Handle: G-10
Blade Length: 3.625”
Total Length: 8.40”
Lock Type: Liner Lock

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GiantMouse ACE Biblio Blade HQ Exclusive

Penned by renowned designers Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes, the GiantMouse ACE Biblio is an incredibly utilitarian everyday carry knife crafted from a premium array of materials. The knife features a stainless steel linerlock-equipped Micarta handle that’s mated to a 2.875″ drop point blade which is made from top-shelf Böhler M390 steel and adorned in a black stonewashed finish. Outfitted with a reversible, wire tip-up pocket clip, this knife can also be opened using a flipper tab or thumb hole. What’s more, this particular version of the ACE Biblio is also being sold exclusively through Blade HQ.  

Blade: Böhler M390
Handle: Micarta
Blade Length: 2.875″
Total Length: 6.75”
Lock Type: Liner Lock

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TuyaKnife Tortuga

Spanning 7.40” in total, the TuyaKnife Tortuga merges traditional slip joint pocket knife designs with high-end contemporary materials to create a classically-styled folder backed by modern levels of performance. Tipping the scales at 2.87oz, the knife is constructed around a titanium frame with matching titanium bolsters that’s cloaked in green Micarta scales. Equipped with an ultra-snappy slip joint mechanism, the Tortuga also boasts a 3.25” drop point blade that’s made from premium CPM S35VN steel and treated to a hand-rubbed finish.

Blade: CPM S35VN
Handle: Titanium & Micarta
Blade Length: 3.25”
Total Length: 7.40”
Lock Type: Slip joint

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Microtech Exocet Dagger

Easily one of the best OTF knives for everyday carry use, the Microtech Exocet is a compact automatic knife that boasts a surprising amount of utility in spite of its size. The Exocet sports an aircraft-grade aluminum handle with an OD green finish and a bronze-finished slider switch that matches the finish of the OTF’s 1.94” dagger blade — which is composed of premium CTS 204P steel. And, because this knife’s blade measures less than 2”, it can legally be carried in the state of California.

Blade: CTS 204P
Handle: Aluminum
Blade Length: 1.94”
Total Length: 5.625
Lock Type: Slide Switch

The Best New EDC Knives of October 2022


Didn’t spot a knife on this list that struck your fancy? Worry not, as our guide to the best new knives of the month from October contains an additional hand-selected array of stellar blades for everyday carry.