Knife people looking for something new to put in their pocket have had no shortage of options in 2016. While most of the blades announced earlier in the year have already shipped, there are still some awesome blades on the way that are testing the patience of knife enthusiasts everywhere. Here are five highly-anticipated knives that are expected to ship in the Fall of 2016.
Mora of Sweden’s diminutive Eldris knives will be a great choice for a lightweight neck knife to take on hikes or camping trips. According to Morakniv, the Eldris series is their take on every day carry folding knives, and for someone interested in putting a fixed blade into their EDC rotation the Eldris will be hard to resist. The Eldris could hit North American dealers as early as September.
Spyderco Sage 5
The Sage series was created to showcase different locking mechanisms on a single platform. If you’re looking for an EDC with a 3″ blade from Spyderco, you ought to check out a Sage. They’re classy, ergonomic, collectable, and, as you would expect from Spyderco, highly functional. The newest addition to the Sage family, the Sage 5 features natty carbon fiber laminate scales, S30V blade steel, and Spyderco’s Compression lock.
Polish knife maker Marcin Slysz has been on a roll with his Spyderco collaborations. First there was the tiny and tough Techno, then the large, refined Slysz Bowie. Slysz looks to continue his string of hits with the SpydieChef. Like his first two collaborations it is a titanium frame lock, but one with a unique blade shape and approach to ergonomics inspired by high-end kitchen knives. The LC200 N blade steel is exotic and very corrosion resistant, making the SpydieChef one of the newest additions to Spyderco’s Salt Line.
Reate has proven its impressive machining and production capabilities with knives like the Wave. They’re taking it to the next level with the big, beautiful Tashi Bharucha-designed Future. The Future is Reate’s first integral design, an impressive feat in and of itself. This ambitious construction, alongside the sizable 4.25″ M390 blade and the ball-bearing pivot flipper, should seal the deal for collectors and fans of bold EDCs. The Future should hit leading dealers sometime in September.
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Grant and Gavin Hawk of Hawk Designs have a deserved reputation for innovative, one-of-a-kind, technically ambitious knives. The Induction manages to translate the high-tech Hawk style into a budget-friendly package. With its Hawk Lock, manual flipper, and striking two-tone blade, the Induction bucks a lot of budget blade trends.
Knife featured in image: Spyderco Sage 5