Mini pocket knives are nothing new — the last few years have seen the release of tiny fixed blades and folders that emphasize smallness as a point of use — but JHO Knives takes the category into new territory with the Blanka. Made with VG-10 Japanese steel, the full-tang Blanka is a pint-sized cleaver with a tanto point. The knife is just over five inches in length and weighs under 3.5 ounces (or nearly 4.5 ounces with the included leather sheath), but is demonstrated to be capable of cutting, slicing and chopping tasks.
The Blanka may look like it came straight out of a video game, but other tiny knives have continually proven that a small blade often equals big functionality. Besides, at its core, everyday carry is a form of self-expression through a variety of continually-useful items, and what’s more expressive than carrying a little cleaver?
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