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Knife Life—Eye Candy

Our resident Blade HQ lifestyle photographer, Kurt, takes really rad pictures. When he gets his hands on a knife it’s his job to full geek out and show them only in the best light. You’ve probably seen his work on product pages, Instagram, and Facebook. To celebrate our love of knives we present Eye Candy, a series of posts putting together all the best shots to come out of the BHQ photography studio—AKA The Stood.

Chris Reeve Mnandi

Chris Reeve Knives Mnandi Titanium Carbon Fiber USA Made
Chris Reeve Knives Mnandi

Is there a better Gentleman’s pocket knife than the Chris Reeve Knives Mnandi? Carbon Fiber inlays compliment a satin finished CPM-S35VN blade and a titanium frame. This knife is the epitome of class. Some men celebrate with a Rolex on their wedding day, and some reward graduation with a fine pair of leather dress shoes. Me? I would prefer the Mnandi.


ESEE Knives 3 4 5 Junglas Micarta DLC Coated Fixed Blade
ESEE Knives 3, 4, 5, and Junglas

A camp or survival knife needs to be dependable above all else, because what good is your blade if it’s chipped, or even worse—pushed to the point of failure? ESEE Knives are famous for rugged construction and high quality materials. It’s also pretty neat that they are crafted right here in USA. Check out our Best Fixed Blade Knives Guide to see which ESEE came in at number 1!

WE Knife Company

WE Knife CO Zeta Elijah Isham Titanium Carbon Fiber Bohler M390
WE Knife Co. Zeta

Bold and unapologetic, the WE Knife Co. Zeta is perfect for those that strive to be elegant and unique. Balancing modern art and design, Elijah Isham expertly mixes carbon fiber, titanium, and premium Bohler M390 steel into a refined and understated package. If gray titanium isn’t your thing, check out our How to Anodize Titanium guide for a deep look at the process.


Folding Knife Balisong Butterfly Pocket Knives Benchmade 87 Titanium Wharncliffe
Benchmade 87

Originally known in the 80’s as Bali-Song Inc., Benchmade still knows how to make a fabulous butterfly knife today. This flipper is the venerable 87, and it’s decked out with a bold wharncliffe blade and heavy titanium handle scales. It doesn’t matter if you’re a butterfly guy or not—a piece like this deserves a spot in any collection. Check out our Best Benchmade Knives Guide to see our top 10 Benchmade knives.

Knife Life—Eye Candy

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