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August means different things to different people, but those in the know understand that, above all else, August is the month when we celebrate National Knife Day. Sadly, another year has come and NKD is still not a nationally recognized holiday, with time off of work, etc., but even so there’s a ton to get excited about in the knife world. KnivesShipFree is running special offers all day, and this year they’re adding a blanket double rewards points benefit for any purchase made today, special or not.
Any Spyderco order of $99 or more will get you a Bug knife added, free of charge. The Bug has been around for quite a while, but it’s still one of our favorite tiny knives, big enough to be quite capable, but still small enough to fit on a keychain without any fuss, and the brushed stainless steel scales are well-suited to the rough-and-tumble carry alongside whatever else you got on your keyring. And, maybe just as importantly, it is absolutely adorable.
Meanwhile the Kershaw Launch 13 is being run at a discount for the holiday, with $15 off the usual price. The Launch models in general are an easy recommendation, especially for somebody who is curious about auto knives but new to the genre. The 13 in particular taps into current knife trends with its stylized, workhorse wharnie blade, and a mid-size 3.5-inch cutting edge made from the rock solid CPM-154 steel. Good stuff.
Here at KnifeNews we don’t talk about Fällkniven as much as we’d like. The Swedish company is a legend in its field, with a catalog full of beautifully refined designs, executed to exacting standards. The Fällkniven F1 fixed blade is their flagship, issued to members of the Swedish Airforce for almost 30 years. It’s rugged, beautiful, and proven, and KSF currently has it for 10% off – what are you waiting for?
Finally, any Shun knife purchase will get you a free Kai Pro Paring Knife to go along with it. Grab something like the Shun Premier Santoku, and you’ll have a pretty capable pair of kitchen knives – a culinary cutlery starter kit, if you will, that may set you off on a whole new tangent of knife collecting.
And remember you get double rewards points on any KSF purchase you make today. You get eight points for every dollar spent, and every 100 points equals a dollar off. They add up quick, especially on Double Points days, so we usually like to make a few recommendations if you’re looking for something new but not sure what.
First off we’ll point out that the Tactile Knife Co. Bexar has arrived at KSF. This Magnacut-clad slipjoint is one of the most talked about knives of the last year for good reason, winning an award here at KnifeNews and getting plenty of accolades elsewhere too. Arno Bernard Knives fixed blades are incredible, unique works of art – now’s a good time to check one out, we think. And finally, if you’re looking for something new in the custom realm, we recently talked to Michael Jarvis about his work, which he brought to KSF earlier this month; some of this hand-ground, hand-contoured fixies are still available.
Regardless of what you purchase, Happy National Knife Day! Take the rest of the day off, we won’t tell.
Knife in Featured Image: Tactile Knife Co. Bexar
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