I obviously have a thing for ESEE knives. This one’s made from the same 1095 carbon steel and is the same thickness as the 6 which means it takes a razor edge easily, holds it and will never, ever break. The ultimate back up knife, this is way more usable in a camp setting than a folder as it’s easier to clean and doesn’t have a mechanism to gum up. The blade sits at a slight angle to the handle, which means that despite its tiny 2.88-inch blade, it can work its way through wood quickly and efficiently. It’s so useful that if you found yourself stranded somewhere with just this knife, you wouldn’t even miss something larger.

Oh and that spork in the picture? Worst. Spork. Ever. I just ended up using the knife like some cartoon cowboy.