The Swell Knife

Ergonomic, stylish and made in the USA, the Swell Knife has been created by two like-minded design teams at The James Brand and Discommon Goods. Made from 6AL 4V titanium and aircraft-grade 6061 anodized aluminum, the knife is functional and doesn’t sacrifice on design—it’s sleek, smooth and the blade boasts a hand-rubbed satin finish. Useful for all kinds of predicaments—whether opening a package or when …

Bulat Knife

A good-looking chef's knife maximizing edge-retention, at a lower price

Fully funded shortly after its Kickstarter launched, Bulat joins the throngs of new start-ups offering premium direct-to-consumer goods at lower prices. This one’s a good-looking chef’s knife to completely replace your block of cheap knives—root vegetables and overripe tomatoes beware. “I actually became a bit of a knife nerd through throwing knives oddly enough,” Bulat founder Alex Commons tells CH. “Up here in Canada we …

The Barlow Knife

Originating in 17th-century England, the Barlow Knife soon made its way stateside to become a staple among American farms, camps and workshops. Best Made’s rendition of the handy pocket companion keeps sophisticated craftsmanship at the forefront, which is evidenced in a thick bolster, two carbon stainless steel blades and Rosewood handle.