Even if you aren’t the kind of guy who regularly whittles wood or guts fish, you still need to own a good pocket knife. Why? Just because. It’s a rite of passage, a mark of manhood, like taking your kid to their first ballgame or learning to change a flat.
And if you’re going to own a knife (which, as we just established, you really should), it might as well be really, truly, impossibly good-looking — like this one, from Freenote Cloth.
Its three-inch blade is forged from CPM D2 tool steel that’s been specially tempered to retain its sharpness, and its handsome handle is covered in Japanese raw selvedge denim that will fade and age beautifully with use. The whole shebang comes encased in a handsewn leather sheath to give it an extra element of head-turning ruggedness.
Sure, you might only ever pull it out to open the occasional box or letter, but you’ll feel incredibly cool every time you do.