by Tread Staff

EDC Knives of 2023: Made the Cut

2023’s Best EDC Knives

If your everyday carry knife is past its prime and you’re searching for an upgrade, what are the characteristics you look for? Durability, the proper sizing, weight, handle or blade material. No matter your needs or intended use, the list goes on and on. The best everyday carry knife is the one that best fits your needs. Here are some of our favorite EDC knives on the market right now – and some new releases that made waves in 2023.

1. Bear & Son/ Slide Lock w/Pocket Clip

Overall Length: 7”
Closed Length: 4.13”
Blade Length: 3”
Blade Material: D2 Steel
Handle Material: Cocobola Wood
Weight: 3.2 oz.
MSRP: $107.99

2. Havalon/ REDI

Overall Length: 7.25”
Closed Length: 4.25”
Blade Length: 2.75”
Blade Material: AUS-8
Handle Material : Military grade polymer reinforced with stainless steel
Weight: 3.2 oz.
MSRP: $54.99

3. Ocaso Knives/ Strategy

Overall Length: 7.84”
Closed Length: 4.39”
Blade Length: 3.5”
Blade Material: German K110 D2
Handle Material: Carbon Fiber, Aluminum or G-10
Weight: 3.7 – 4.0 oz.
MSRP: $149.99 – $174.99

4. Chris Reeve/ Inyoni

Overall Length: 7.957”
Closed Length: n/a
Blade Length: 3.775”
Blade Material: CPM Magnacut
Handle Material: Natural Canvas Micarta
Weight: 2.4 oz.
MSRP: $275

5. SOG/ Aegis AT Tanto

Overall Length: 8.14”
Closed Length: 5.01”
Blade Length: 3.13”
Blade Material: Cryo D2
Handle Material: GRN
Weight: 4.4 oz.
MSRP: $94.95

6. Sypderco/ Military 2

Overall Length: 9.51”
Closed Length: 5.51”
Blade Length: 4.00”
Blade Material: CPM S30V
Handle Material: G-10
Weight: 4.3 oz.
MSRP: $280.00

Looking for a fixed blade instead? Find out favorites here:

Fixed Blade Knives 2023: Made the Cut

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appeared in TREAD July/August 2023.

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