Shopping for Knives? Check Out the SHOT Show!

At the beginning of the year, it’s time for the SHOT Show that every EDC user thinks so highly of. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show is an excellent opportunity for every knife lover to find what they’re looking for. In this article, we’ll describe some of the best gear that you can buy.

1. Benchmade Bailout and Mini Bugouts

Benchmade offers excellent EDCs that are extremely practical to handle. The Benchmade Bailout features a tanto shaped blade made of 3V steel with an exceptional Cerakote finish to resist abrasion, corrosion, wear, and increase impact resistance and impact strength. This is a tactical knife that won’t disappoint you.

The polymer-based handle is designed to reduce the overall weight of the knife while maintaining strength and durability. The handle offers a good grip, so you can feel secure while holding the knife in your hand. Thanks to the clip, the knife will be easy to keep in your pocket.

Users who want something more discrete will be thrilled to experiment with the Benchmade Mini Bugout. Featuring a 2.82-inch slim blade, this knife has great cutting power with a sharp edge without jeopardizing its competitive advantage as an ultra-lightweight folding knife.

Benchmade shrunk their famous Bailout to introduce this lightweight yet functional knife. The S30V blade stays sharp for a long time. The handle is made of plastic with stainless steel liners for the minimum amount of flex. This is a lightweight EDC that weighs less than 2 ounces but offers the features of a full-sized knife.

2. Spyderco Astute

Before diving into the detailed features of this blade, you may check out another article where we have listed and reviewed top 10 Spyderco knives.

For users who are on a tight budget, Spyderco Astute is a pocket-friendly option with a sleek and thin design. The edge is long and gently curved to enhance the cutting power of this folding knife. The blade is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel to increase the utility of the knife.

The open-backed handle features stainless steel liners for extra strength and provides a non-slip grip. The reliable LinerLock mechanism locks the knife when the blade isn’t in use.


Thanks to the 154CM stonewashed stainless steel blade, this boot knife’s cutting power is incredible compared to other EDC knives. Weighing 2.5 ounces, this is one of the lightest options in the world of EDCs. At the same time, this portable knife designed to provide fast accessibility with a sharp edge that provides an incredible cutting power.

This is a heavy-duty knife that won’t let you down in any situation and has an attractive yet functional leather sheath. The sheath can be adjusted to fit a belt, boots, or neck so you can carry the knife any way you like.

So, did not like this one that much? Don’t worry we have listed another best quality boots knives available on the market.

4. Victorinox Swiss Army 2020 Limited Edition Alox Collection

The limited edition of Swiss Army knives come in a cool blue color. The three exceptional models, Classic Alox, Cadet Alox, and Pioneer Alox are available for avid EDC users with outstanding cutting power.

The Classic Alox Limited Edition is the most affordable option. This is an extremely lightweight folding knife that weighs 0.6 ounces and comes with a pair of scissors, a nail file, screwdriver, and keyring. The cool aqua blue shade is a tribute to the knife’s Alpine’s roots.

This 5-in-1 knife is made of stamped and embossed aluminum that features a corrosive-resistant coating. This is an excellent pocket companion if you’re looking for a lightweight and sleek knife.

If you’re looking for a versatile EDC, you should take a look at the Cadet Alox Limited Edition. This knife comes with 9 different functions that allow you to use the knife in multiple situations. It features a large blade, keyring, nail file, nail cleaner, wire stripper, can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver 3mm, and screwdriver 6 mm. This is a complete survival kit that won’t disappoint you in the most challenging conditions.

Weighing 1.6 ounces, this knife features a stamped and embossed aluminum blade. The blade is covered with an anti-corrosion coating that keeps the blade in excellent condition no matter how long you use it.

Compared to other pocket knives, the Pioneer Alox Limited Edition is still a portable option, weighing 2.5 ounces. It’s an 8-in-1 tool that features a sharp blade, keyring, wire stripper, bottle opener, can opener, reamer, screwdriver 3 mm, and a screwdriver 7.5 mm.

It’s the best option for survival adventures as this tactical knife won’t let you down. The anti-corrosion aluminum blade will last for years.

5. Kershaw Lucha Balisong

Considered to be one of the most attractive balisongs, this butterfly knife is extremely easy to flip. Featuring a 14C28N stainless steel blade and an all-steel handle, this EDC won’t disappoint you. The blade tapers at the top for more weight and smoothness. The dual KVT ball-bearing pivots for smooth operation.

The latch is designed, so it doesn’t contact the blade. It’s the perfect size for flipping, so it will be effortless to maneuver. Being much thinner than other folding knives, this knife gives you a smooth deployment.

Wrap Up

With all these fantastic EDCs, there’s a lot that every EDC lover would look out for with the next SHOT Show. The future is full of exciting knives that you should give a try.

Brian Casey
About Brian M. Casey

As a food lover, Brian M. Casey developed a fascination for cooking at an early age. He soon realized that not only the ingredients matter but also the knives and the accessories used to turn those ingredients into a delicious dish. This way, Brian began his journey on the magnificent world of kitchen knives, outdoor knives, knife accessories, and much more. After years of experience with many ups and downs, Brian now wants to share everything he’s learned during his journey as an avid knife collector, a well-seasoned knife maker, and an all-around knives enthusiast.

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