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What’s in your pocket? In the July/August issue of Knives Illustrated, we have put together a special section on EDC folders, highlighting a few of our favorite new blades from several manufacturers. Looking for something, small and light, yet still capable? Check out Hilary White’s review of the Spyderco SpyOpera. Editor Steve Barlow looks at the Bamboozled assisted opener from Columbia River Knife & Tool, the first production knife from Ken Onion’s son, Kenny Onion. His review also includes a sneak peek at the CRKT LCBK, a USA-made folder made in collaboration with Hogue Knives. Think W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery can only make slip-joint folders? Think again. Check out our review of the new Case Westline, a sturdy and thoroughly modern assisted-opener with liner lock. GiantMouse continues to turn out top-notch EDC folder in its ACE line. We provide our take on four of the company’s newest models, including the Clyde Denim, Jutland, Atelier, and Sonoma V2. Regular Contributor Jim Cobb shows us why the new Savvy is a big step in the right direction for Gerber. In other features, Reuben Bolieu puts the King Kukri from Condor Tool & Knife through some real-world challenges and finds it is indeed a king-sized blade for king-sized work. Have you ever considered a friction folder? Bolieu gives us a close-up look at the potential of the ESEE Pinhoti. Do you prefer a fixed blade or a folder? Tim Stetzer looks at one of each from the SOG Tellus line. Stetzer also provides his insights into the Zero Tolerance Model 0006, a fixed blade suitable for survival or combat. Buck Knives has totally redesigned its Alpha fixed blades with the Alpha Hunter and Alpha Scout models. See how these knives perform. And if you’re new to the knife world, we offer a primer on different types of handle materials to help you to make an informed choice on your next purchase.