Sometimes, especially in the world of everyday carry, the simple a piece of gear is, the better. After all, getting rid of all excess and extraneous stuff is one of the main tenets of EDC. And perhaps nowhere have we seen a better example of this than in Grovemade’s new Minimalist Knife.
This gorgeous folding blade – a modern take on the traditional Japanese Higonokami – is an astonishing work of art and craftsmanship, having been made with a once-piece handle, a simple hand-sharpened sheepsfoot blade, and a pivot between them. All told, this knife has only 6 parts total. No lock, no scales, not even a pocket clip. Each comes with a 440C stainless steel blade; a handle made from your choice of brass, aluminum with a ceramic cerakote finish (with a blade to match), or aluminum; and phosphor bronze washers. And the whole thing is made right here in the USA. You can get one now starting at $99.