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The carvers and gadgets for every task that needs cutting

There's romance in practicality—as long the present arrives on time

Six items that keep me self-sufficient while traveling

For general home-improvement jobs, this is the knife you want. In his roundup of quarantine gear, contributor Jakob Schiller wrote, “It has opened boxes, cut rope, trimmed weeds, and performed any other number of odd jobs.” The stainless-steel blade is sturdy enough for tough materials, and the nylon handle…

Forget the tie. Consider these gift ideas for Father's Day instead.

Our favorite tools for making quick and healthy food

Any outdoorsperson on your list is sure to love these

Whether you're staying in a bare-bones A-frame or a decked-out Airbnb, these carry-on-friendly additions will turn any ski cabin into a cozy winter getaway

He put four standouts through the ringer to see how they stacked up

Robert Young Pelton's latest folder is his magnum opus

Forget the hatchet—the Buck Compadre Froe has your camp wood-processing needs covered

A sharp knife is a safe knife and a useful knife. But as you use your blade, it will grow dull

Take care of your blade, and your blade will take care of you

Better products may come at a higher price, but their value will serve you on many occasions, in some cases decades

This discontinued model is still reliable decades later

Made in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this knife features a burly 16-layer Damascus steel blade. The handle has polished ironwood throughout, with inlaid Sonoran Turquoise to give it a unique and stylish look.

The Skeletool is a do-it-all multitool that shaves weight down to five ounces without sacrificing utility. The standard fare (pliers and wire snips, blade, screwdriver set) is augmented by a carabiner-like clip that’s good for cracking open a bottle of beer.

From backyard to backcountry, precision instruments to help you get the job done

A 25 percent tax on bikes, helmets, gloves, and backpacks could hit the industry—and your wallet—hard

The new tool in the company's Free collection can genuinely be used one-handed, and it's more compact than ever

Gear editor Emily Reed loves the Eldris, which is a staple of her camping box. She finds the oversize handle and fixed blade effective for whittling and chopping kindling. Plus, the affordable price means it’s not a devastating loss if she accidentally forgets the knife at a campsite. Read her…

Eating out ruining your diet and your budget? Here's how to do it less.

The Selby Folsom is wildly useful and beautiful to boot

A rugged lifestyle demands a rugged knife. The Bear Claw’s 2.37-inch blade is full-tang and made from high-quality stainless steel. It weighs just 3.4-ounces and comes with an injection-molded nylon sheath for easy storage and quick access.

Multi-tools are great for some but for most, carrying 20-plus tools around can be overkill. The Ellis is the perfect solution for those who want a streamlined everyday carry knife, that can do a little more than just cut. It features a 2.6-inch stainless steel blade, plus a flat head…

Versatility is key for a blade that accompanies you everywhere

How to get it right, every single time

When we truly let our children run free, the only guarantee is that they will surprise us

A backcountry meal is delicious only if you can eat it comfortably

When disaster strikes, this gear will help you make it through

For every task, there’s the right tool

One of these handy micro-gadgets might just save your life

Perfect for EDC or in your backpack, these folding knives are ready to tag along on your adventures

Give yourself the confidence for big jobs with a fixed-blade knife

Compact, lightweight, and dependable, this little blade is capable of handling all your camp chores

Gorgeous blades from down-home cutlers

They're all made in Norway by Viking descendants

According to the guy who designs some of our favorites

Risking fingers and grease stains to determine the most capable blade for your bird

An overbuilt everyday carry knife for all your cutting needs.

Essentials to get you hunting—or just make being outside more enjoyable

Nailing the perfect ratio of utility and technology, this folding knife ($295) from Shinola won us over with its timeless design and modern materials. The 2.6-inch stainless steel blade is housed in a titanium handle and deploys with the push of a button. An integrated belt clip keeps the knife secure…

Mission Workshops makes some of the world's finest cycling apparel, but just released a knife called the Unagi.

A three-inch blade you'll always want on your side.

This wearable ensures you'll always have a tool handy.

The gear we're most excited about, on sale

This 3.25-inch fixed-blade knife ($20) looks more like a USB drive than a tactical blade when housed in its sheath and hung around your neck.

This knife is so good it has been around for 200 years.

Imagine all the fun of an outdoor blade in a package you can use more often. Put one to use in your kitchen, and it might make cooking dinner feel a little more exciting.

Over the past 125 years, the Opinel No. 8 has undergone just one upgrade. Some designs never go obsolete.

You might be a disappointment, but the stuff you give your dad doesn’t have to be

The world’s smallest and lightest tactical knife

Most folding knives look pretty similar. This one ($480) however, stands way out thanks to the origami-like design. Up front you get a three-inch stainless-steel blade that has two different cutting edges. The blade then folds into an oiled maple handle with a deep thumb hold for secure handling. …

The gear that will fix your problems when you’re a longways from nowhere

In honor of Outside's 40th anniversary, we're selecting our all-time favorite gear, places, accomplishments, and people. This month, we rounded up 40 of the best products we've ever tested, from legendary classics (Ed Pulaski's famous firefighting tool) to the newest kids on the block (DJI's crazy new do-it-all drone).

This pocket knife is designed like a samurai sword

Here are five places that can teach you how to build everything from a surfboard to a teardrop trailer

This knife is a testament to the logging tradition of Northern Maine.

Yes, this knife costs a lot ($500), but for good reason. The frame is made almost entirely of titanium, and the blade is S35VN steel, which is designed to keep an edge, but is also easy to sharpen. At a full half-inch thick, the Harsey fills your palm nicely,…

Survivorman Les Stroud designed this knife

The most sustainable kitchen knife on the market

Five innovative, affordable products coming out next winter

The Swiss just made a better pocketknife

You can field strip this knife without any tools.

The legendary adventurer breaks down blade skills

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