Why EDC a Fixed Blade?

Why EDC a Fixed Blade?

Fixed blades have long been associated with the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and tactical applications but recently we have seen a great deal of enthusiasm for EDC fixed blades. Thankfully, many small makers and production companies have noticed the trend and started designing fixed blades specifically for EDC purposes! In this week's article we will be exploring some of the advantages to carrying EDC fixed blades as well as the innovations makers have come up with to make carrying an EDC fixed blade easy and comfortable.
What is an EDC Knife?

What is an EDC Knife?

In the greater knife community we often hear the term EDC, which stands for everyday carry, but the question often comes up as to what this actually means. At the root of the term it literally means the things that we carry on us on a daily basis. By this definition every single person has some kind of EDC. It could be a wallet, their cell phone, keys, briefcase, purse, and the whole litany of items that modern people take with them when they set out into the world. Within the Knife Community this term has taken on new meaning, while it still on the surface represents the original definition, it has now become an entire community of people that are enthusiastic about the things they carry on a daily basis. As with all communities there are a wide variety of specific interests and styles that can influence people's definition of what the proper way to EDC is and a lot of strong opinions that come along with it. As we care about the community as a whole, in this article we will explore some of the factors that apply when choosing an EDC Knife and hopefully dispel the idea that there is a right or wrong way to EDC.
EDC Organization Essentials

EDC Organization Essentials

No matter what we are up to on a daily basis, we all love to carry our knives and EDC gear with us! Some people like a minimalist set up while others prefer a comprehensive kit, either way having the right organization can make carrying your gear a lot easier. Today we are looking at just a few of our favorite options out there for organizing and carrying your EDC essentials on a daily basis!
KPL Guide: Synthetic Handle Materials

KPL Guide: Synthetic Handle Materials

When it comes to knife handle materials, there are a lot of options and many materials have values well beyond their aesthetic properties! With so many options it is sometimes hard to narrow down what the best handle material is for our needs, but KPL has you covered and we are putting together guides to help you find the perfect handle material for you! In This week's guide we will be looking at some of the most common synthetic handle materials and the benefits they have for us.
KPL Guides: Flat Grinds

KPL Guides: Flat Grinds

A flat grind features a V shaped bevel that is symmetrical on both sides, because of this, they are easier to sharpen and maintain when compared to other grind types. In terms of edge strength they fall into the mid-range and are often, but not always reinforced with a secondary bevel which is the actual cutting edge. While most flat grinds are great for general purposes, each of the three types of flat grinds have distinct characteristics that differentiate them from one another.
KPL EDC Monthly: Rikki Hernandez

KPL EDC Monthly: Rikki Hernandez

This month we are featuring an outstanding member of the EDC Community, Rikki Hernandez known to many as Capt.Rikki on social media. Rikki is a professional videographer who has worked in numerous areas, but is currently focused on creating content in the EDC community. He is currently working as a full time videographer for Taylor Martin of Best Damn EDC and Carry Commission, as well as producing high end video content for his own personal brand and Knives by Nuge.   
Blade Steel 101

Blade Steel 101

Blade steel is always a hot topic in the EDC, outdoor, and knife enthusiast communities. There are a ton of different steel choices out there, and even more opinions as to what the best steel is. In reality there is no one perfect steel, and the right steel for you will depend on your intended tasks, personal preferences, and to some degree the collectability and resale value of the knife. While we have gone over steel in depth in past articles, this guide will serve more to give our readers direction when navigating the sea of steel options!
KPL EDC Monthly Feature: Nick Italiano

KPL EDC Monthly Feature: Nick Italiano

There is no “right way” when it comes to everyday carry; what people carry will be influenced by their line of work, hobbies, and personal preferences. These differences make for a robust and diverse EDC community, but it also creates some confusion for people when they are deciding what gear to acquire! To help we have decided to start Knife Pivot Lube EDC Monthly! This series of articles will feature the everyday carry loadout of KPL Team Members, individuals from the community, and industry professionals! By showing what other people carry and why they carry specific items, it is our hope that you will find a style that matches yours and find some great gear that works for you. This month we are featuring Nick Italiano, who is an avid outdoorsman, founder of Black Flag Survival, Black Flag Business Solutions, host of the Raise The Flag Podcast, and writer of the KPL Blog!
KPL First Look: Knives By Nuge G10 Primitive Wicket XL

KPL First Look: Knives By Nuge G10 Primitive Wicket XL

Knives by Nuge is an up and coming knife company that specializes in purpose designed outdoor fixed blades. Due to the size, excellent craftsmanship, and superb ergonomics many of KBN’s models have become quite popular in the greater EDC community! You can read more about KBN, and the owner Tom Nugent in our Maker Feature article! Today we are excited to bring you a First Look at the G10 Primitive Wicket XL

Knife Collecting: More than a hobby, it's a community!

Knife Collecting: More than a hobby, it's a community!

If you are reading this article there is a pretty strong chance that you have an interest in collecting and using knives of some sort. There is an incredible assortment of folding knives, fixed blades, balisongs, and chef knives out there to fit into just about any enthusiast's budget. What many people may not be aware of is the robust community that exists to bring knife enthusiasts together! In this article we will discuss some of the places, both virtual and in person, that you can connect with people who share your passion for awesome cutting tools!
2023 KPL Holiday Gift Guide

2023 KPL Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again and the annual KPL holiday gift guide is here! This year we have assembled gift ideas that blend the lines of everyday carry and outdoor use, and every item is sure to delight the discerning Knife Lover, EDC Aficionado, or Outdoor Enthusiast in your life! Each of these tools has been vetted for quality and functionality and a majority of them are used on a regular basis by members of the KPL team. We even reached out to a few professionals to get some input as to what they think would make a great gift! 
KPL Guide to Blade Coatings

KPL Guide to Blade Coatings

Blade coatings, simply stated, is a layer of material that is applied to the surface of a knife blade. Blade coatings have become a standard offering in the knife industry for both practical uses and aesthetic value. These coatings were originally designed to help prevent damage to the knife blade particularly from rust and corrosion on high carbon steels. Beyond just the ability to protect your blade, coatings also offer a variety of colors allowing knife makers and manufacturers the ability to customize the look of their knives.