Our friends (and affiliate) over at BladeHQ sent us a heads-up about their National Knife Day deals. The promos end 8/25/2019.
I took a quick look, and there are some good deals, including on some Kershaw and Zero Tolerance knives that I’ve used or tested and can recommend. The ZT 0566CF is a good deal at $130. The G-10-handled version (0566), which I purchased a couple of years back, is also on sale for $130.
There are quite a few mid-priced knives on sale, at ~$30 to ~$70, perfect for a “first EDC” or “real” pocket knife. A couple of entry-priced Kershaw knives are also on sale, such as the Induction and Agile.
The CRKT Caligo Blade HQ Exclusive edition looks to be a good buy at $37. The regular model features a different blade steel and is currently priced at $40. The Caligo is currently priced at $49 via Amazon. The BladeHQ exclusive has a D2 tool steel blade, and the regular model has a 8Cr13MoV steel blade. I’d likely go for the D2 tool steel BladeHQ exclusive version over the basic blade steel of the regular model, especially at this sale price.
Looking at a Google cache, the BladeHQ version of the Caligo seems to have been priced at $45 prior to the sale. If that’s accurate, $8 savings would be a discount of ~18%.
Or, scroll through and look at some of the bizarre designs, such as the zebra-themed Sog keychain knife, or the CRKT trauma shears, which look too “busy” for me to take it seriously. There’s also a Schrade “Tanto Magic spring assisted” knife that just looks cheesy to me.
The Todd Rexford titanium utility knife blade multi-tools aren’t bizarre, but they are astonishingly pricey. The bronze-finish model shown here is $135, and there’s a silver-finish model for $125.
Deal Info(via BladeHQ)
As part of the Knife Day sale, you can get a free vintage-styled pennant flag with orders over $85, and a pack of sweet playing cards with orders over $150. Ground shipping is free on orders over $99.
Update: The playing cards freebie is sold out.
I should mention that some of the knives included in the sale might not be legal to own. For example, some states ban civilians from owning automatic knives without any explainable lawful purpose. The American Knife & Tool Institute is a good place to start your research.