Grovemade, a shop based out of Portland, Oregon originally made their name by turning out meticulously crafted wooden products that have caught the eyes of design nerds and everyday carry fanatics alike. While their bread and butter has primarily been phone cases and a (gorgeous) desk collection, the company has decided to make a foray into the world of pocket knives with the simply named ‘Walnut’ and ‘Maple Pocket Knives’.
Intended to be a pocket knife in its most basic form, this 303 stainless steel handle and 2.8 inch Elmax steel blade rely on friction as opposed to locks or clasps to keep the knife closed. To open, users simply flip the butt of the blade into the handle, and vice versa to close. While far from being the most rugged knife on the market, Grovemade’s minimalist approach inspired by Japanese Higonokami folding knives bares fruit. The wooden scales on the handle paired with a distinct blade gives the knife as a whole an almost astute look to it. You can add this American made knife to your setup for $170. [Purchase]