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Date Published: 2022-09-05

A USA Made Blade

A USA Made Blade

By Adelia Ladson

“Buy American” is an important concept to lots of folks and I’ve had friends ask me where they can buy the top American made knives. So, I’ve put together a list of the top five brands that have cornered the market on USA made blades.

Schrade Knives

Starting with the oldest brand, with well over a hundred years of experience, Schrade Knives has a long history that’s built on fine craftsmanship, quality and dependability. The company’s strength lies in the third and fourth generation craftsmen who learned their trade from their parents, allowing for unparalleled consistency and quality and the impetus to continue expanding and diversifying their line of exceptional knives.

What Kind Of Knives Do They Offer?

A leading manufacturer in the industry, since 1892, Schrade Knives specializes in lightning-fast OTF knives, tough survival knives and survival tools. Each innovative product is built of premium materials and built for a lifetime.

Radok Pocket Knife

Bringing high-quality materials in a great EDC package, the Radok Pocket Knife has aggressive style, premium soft-touch construction, and a unique opening system. The pivot lock system allows for smooth and fast opening of the pocket knife, and it secures the knife well, keeping the blade firmly in place. The blade is made of CPM-S35VN stainless steel, and it has a sheepsfoot profile, that gives you versatility. The carbon fiber handle features a large, finger groove and a gently curved profile that conforms to your hand comfortably.


One of the most well-known brands is Gerber, largely due to its multi-tool. Even folks who don’t know much about knives are familiar with the name “Gerber”. For over 80 years, the company has designed and engineered products, in Portland, OR, becoming renowned as a master of knives and tools that are designed with the unique needs of specific activities in mind. Carried by soldiers, hunters, and tradesmen alike, these products are developed intentionally to deliver task-specific or mission-essential knives, tools, and equipment.

What Kind Of Knives Do They Offer?

Gerber Knives is dedicated to crafting problem-solving, life-saving knives, multi-tools, cutting tools, and equipment. Whether to save time, save the day, or save a life, Gerber products have delivered since 1939.

Diesel Multi-Plier

The Diesel Multiplier is a nice-sized EDC multi-tool that has tools that are a little larger and more rugged than what you find with other multi-tools. It has 13 black, stainless steel tools that lock into place and can easily be deployed with just the flick of a wrist. The Gerber Multi-Plier comes with a nylon belt sheath for easy carry.

Kershaw Knives

An avid sportsman, Peter Kershaw, founded Kershaw Knives in 1974, in Lake Oswego, OR. The company continues to innovate with new designs and technologies including its SpeedSafe assisted opening system that has become famous in in its own right. Customers with a wide variety of interests from sporting activities to cooking know that they can count on Kershaw to provide them with excellent value.

What Kind Of Knives Do They Offer?

Kershaw Knives has a selection of pocket knives that includes assisted opening, automatic and manual for work, rescue and every day. They also offer a variety of fixed blades for outdoor, tactical and fishing.

Launch 6 Auto Pocket Knife

You can always count on Kershaw blades to be made of a premium steel that takes and holds an excellent edge. The Launch 6 Auto Pocket Knife’s blade is doubly resilient with a black DLC coating that adds non-reflectivity and also provides corrosion and wear-resistance. The automatic can be deployed with a recessed push button that is level with the flat of the handle to help prevent accidental deployments. The knife is lightweight, in part, because the handles are made of anodized aluminum that’s been machined for a secure grip. The handle has a reversible pocket clip and a lanyard hole.

Bear & Son Cutlery

Bear & Son Cutlery is unique in that their company is fully self-contained. They do everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat-treating, grinding and assembly, plus, hand-finishing each knife. A rich family tradition in knife making, since 1991, has led the company to the forefront in quality on today’s knife market.

What Kind Of Knives Do They Offer?

The products the company make are a variety of both fixed blade and pocket knives including bowies, skinning knives, tactical knives, automatic knives, trapper knives, butterfly knives and multi-tools.

India Stag Bone Butterfly Knife

Butterfly knives generally make a great attention-getter when you pull one from your pocket and perform a couple of flipping tricks. The India Stag Bone Butterfly Knife from Bear & Son Cutlery really is eye-catching with its genuine India stag bone handles that give it a custom-made look. Complementing the bone scales are polished nickel silver bolsters and the Damascus steel blade is the icing on the cake to the incredible looking knife.


Benchmade grew from a small machine shop in Southern California to a world-class knife manufacturer in the production knife capital of the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 30 years, quality has remained at the heart of the business. They continue to draw inspiration from the people, places, and products around them. In the line of duty, the field or forest, for everyday carry - you buy Benchmade because you know it will perform without compromise, however you need it to for as long as you need it to.

What Kind Of Knives Do They Offer?

Their offerings include everyday carry pocket knives, hunting and survival knives, rescue knives and tactical knives, and they even have kitchen cutlery.

Autocrat Automatic OTF Dagger

Benchmade’s first OTF to use composite handles, the Autocrat Automatic OTF Dagger is defined by speed and style. The composite handles blend the durability and wear-resistance of G10 with a flash of colorful hardware and components. The automatic is incredibly lightweight and has a completely different feel, making it a dependable companion. The pocket knife has a double-edged, premium stainless steel dagger blade that’s black-coated and razor-sharp with a 58-60 HRC.

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