Reader's Choice: 5 Knives EDCers Want

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Our recently team put together a list of EDC knives that came out this past year that we’d love to get our hands on. After sharing our picks, we took to the comments and social media to see what you, the readers, were excited about too. In this guide we’ve listed the lights you’ve chosen, and we hope it gives you even more great knives to pick from as the year comes to a close.

Zero Tolerance 0804CF

The ZT 0804CF is a beautiful knife made in collaboration with Todd Rexford that cuts as sharp as it looks. It has a super-sharp 3.875” drop point blade that’s made of CTS-204P stainless steel. That premium steel means it can also keep a sharp edge for longer than most knives despite hard use. Its flipper opening and KVT ball bearings also grant easy one-handed deployment. The attractive handle features a carbon fiber exterior and a sturdy titanium frame. Its steel lockbar insert also lends itself to a sturdy frame lock that will stand up to constant hard use.

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StatGear Ausus

StatGear’s Ausus is a crowd-favorite EDC knife that’s enjoyed wide support on Kickstarter. Its rugged design is exemplary, with a sturdy frame and linen micarta handles that can take a beating. The 3.5″ drop-point blade is also made of hardy D2 steel to take on any heavy duty task you throw at it. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, that’s okay, because the Ausus is now available on Amazon.

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Benchmade Bugout 535

The Bugout 535 has a lightweight and low-profile design that features premium materials. It’s almost featherweight at a mere 1.85 ounces, achieved with its slim handle and blade. The Bugout has a thin S30V drop point blade that’s 3.25″ long. The handle is made of an ultralight Grivory material that’s textured to make it easy to hold even when your hands are wet. The trademark Benchmade AXIS lock makes for a solid and easy-to-use experience. And when it’s time to put it away, the deep-carry pocket clip keeps you stay discreet.

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Chris Reeve Sebenza 21

The Sebenza maintains its position as the end-goal grail knife of many in the EDC community. And the best part is that you can make it your own by choosing the blade shape and size you want when you buy. They all feature S35VN steel and a beautiful titanium handle with integral lock.

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Gerber 06 Auto Tanto

With its 3.7” S30V tanto blade and automatic opening, the Gerber 06 Auto is a high-speed tactical knife. Its push-button opening is big and easy to find on the handle, but it also has a safety mechanism to prevent mishaps. The lightweight 6061 aluminum handle has an ergonomic shape to improve your grip. And the rear strike pommel offers added utility for both defensive and emergency use.

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Thanks for your recommendations! We’ll be back soon with more staff picks, and we’d love to hear from you again then.

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