In case you haven't noticed, it's November. But you probably have because drugstores have already chucked the Halloween candy into bargain bins and filled shelves with Christmas trinkets instead. As much as we'd like them to slow that roll, thinking about holiday shopping a little earlier this year isn't a bad thought: shipping companies are expecting it to get hectic. Need ideas? Consider one of these recently released pocket knives and accessories.
The James Brand Pike
The Pike is The James Brand's contemporary take on the old-timey jackknife. It doesn't have a lock or a flipper tab, but it does have a 12c27 stainless steel blade and a sleek handle that comes in G10, Micarta and wood.
Matador Waterproof Canisters
Compared to its highly innovative adventure bags, Matador's Travel Canisters are shockingly simple. Made of aluminum and silicone, they're lightweight and have enough volume for small things like pills or toothpicks. They're also waterproof, so those things will stay useable wherever you take them.
Filson Woodsman's Knife
Filson's newest fixed blade knife comes from the forge of Nicholas Bachtel, who makes each one by hand using high-carbon 1084 steel and a curly maple wood handle. The knife is exclusive to Filson and only available in a very limited batch.
The Terracraft is the debut knife in Gerber's new Reserve program, a collection that will consist of limited runs of pocket knives made in America with premium materials. For its part, the Terracraft uses a drop-point S30V blade and G10 scales in its sleek fixed-blade construction.
Giantmouse ACE Nimbus V2
The Nimbus helped establish Giantmouse, a collaboration between designers Jesper Voxnaes and Jens Anso, and now it's back. The updates aren't extensive, but the major one to note is the switch to super-premium Elmax blade steel. The handle is also slightly more ergonomic, and the entire package is lighter at 3.8 ounces.
Benchmade 940BK-2003 Osborne
The Osborne is far from new. Benchmade has been producing it for 20 years, which is why the brand decided to commemorate the folding pocket knife with a limited edition of the design made with top-tier ingredients. This model's handles are milled titanium, while its blade is high-grade S90V steel. It's quite pricey at $475, but the gorgeous black and blue design is at least worth a glance.