About the Magazine
In the November issue of Knives Illustrated, we have collected several articles and put them into a special section on everyday carry blades with the primary focus on folding knives. A knife carried on a regular basis must be able to tackle a wide variety of tasks, yet these knives can vary greatly in design. Regular contributor Reuben Bolieu gives us a personal introduction to custom designer Jason Tietz and the knives and other EDC gadgets he makes. Tim Stetzer reviews the American Service Knife, an upscale USA-made take on Swiss Army-style multitools that are completely modular. You choose the tools to include. Stetzer also provides an up-close look at the Benchmade Shootout, an out-the-front sleek automatic. Hilary White compares two versions of the CRKT Butte side by side, while Jim Cobb discusses the continuing appeal of traditional, slip-joint folders. Editor Steve Barlow puts two Giantmouse EDC blades to the test: the Corta folder and the GMF3, a small fixed blade with lots of potential. But there’s more in this issue than pocketknife reviews. Bolieu also puts in some serious woods time with the Granfors Bruk Mini Belt Hatchet, and Dave Workman tells us the story behind the legendary Ruana hunting knives.