A lot of makers seem to go for a friction locking knife when trying to make something that is more design-forward than utilitarian. They’re like the fixed-gear bikes of the knife world; capable, but fundamentally different. Out of all of the friction locking knives of late, this Urban Husky knife from Andersson & Copra has stood out in particular.
The locking mechanism lends the pocket knife a kind of old world look to it, but the quality of the machining and choice in materials set it apart. Coming in either brass, steel, copper, it’s easy to find one that would feel like a solid fit for any preference. As far as the business end of the knife is concerned, the blade comes in a high carbon steel or a limited edition damascus steel. Attached to that hand honed blade is a lever outfitted with a hole for stringing leather through for easy everyday carry. Prices start at $150. [Purchase]