Grovemade’s Japanese-Inspired Minimalist Knife is the Monobody Friction-Folder You Need

grovemade the minimalist knife grouping blue background
Grovemade, known for their wood speakers and handsome desk organizers, has released their second-ever knife and it is a stunner.

The Minimalist Knife takes its design inspiration from a traditional Japanese folding knife known as a higonokami. Higonokami hit the scene in Japan in the late 19th century after reforms to the shogunate meant samurai were no longer necessary, thus sword-makers lost their businesses and livelihoods. Without a need for swords, the metal smiths turned their efforts to pocketknives instead, and the simple, friction-knife higonokami was born.

grovemade minimalist knife experiments8711edited

Grovemade’s version of the higonokami maintains the friction-knife design of the Japanese original — meaning it’s held open by the weight of your thumb on the blade’s tang — but streamlines it through unique construction. Using a single-piece handle machined from a solid block of metal (either aluminum or brass), Grovemade removed the need for more hardware, slimming the knife and simplifying it to the bare minimum. The knife is completed with the addition of a 440C stainless steel blade, hand-sharpened and built to retain its edge and resist corrosion. The result is spectacularly clean-lined, minimalist knife that any man would be proud to have in his pocket or on his desk at home.

But one of the best things about the knife? It’s all made in the U.S.

“With the Minimalist Pocketknife, we saw an opportunity to strip design down to its simplest level without sacrificing overall function of the product,” says Ken Tomia, Grovemade’s co-founder, in a statement. “The knife was a challenging design,” he notes, referencing its monobody design and unique engineering, “We needed to keep it close to home, so it’s made 100 percent in the U.S.A.”

The Minimalist Knife comes in three material options: black cerakoted aluminum, anodized aluminum, and brass.

The knives price in at a $99-$119 and are a perfect holiday gift for a father, brother, uncle, husband, or son. We’re particularly fond of the brass — it’s got a visual heft and appeal that can’t be denied.

Living

A Simple Swedish Cabin Gets a New Addition and a Japanese Twist

The two styles have more in common than you think and Archipelago Sommarhus is proof.
Outdoors

The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpacking

We’ve rounded up the best camping utensils and appliances to help you make the perfect meal right beside the truck or 20 miles from it.
Living

The Best Presidents’ Day Sales on Sheets and Bedding

Presidents' Day is the best times to treat yourself to luxury bedding deals.
Living

The Jamaican Villa Where Ian Fleming Created James Bond is for Rent and It Is Amazing

You can vacation at the birthplace of secret agent 007, complete with butlers to make your martinis.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear With a Dark Blazer

A dark blazer is something that every guy, regardless of whether he works in a corporate environment, casual office, or even a zoo, should already have in his arsenal.
Fashion & Style

Hurley and Carhartt is the Unexpected Collaboration We’ve Been Waiting For

As both brands say, Hurley x Carhartt is “built to outwork the water” and that’s an ethos we appreciate (no matter the season).
Fashion & Style

Luxury Car Maker Pagani Teamed Up with Performance Footwear Maker Piloti for an Over-the-Top Boot Collaboration

An expensive, beautiful car deserves to be driven with expensive, beautiful boots.
Fashion & Style

Here’s What to Wear for Valentine’s Day This Year

Valentine's Day is definitely a scam, but this year we've decided to lean into it and create the perfect outfit for your V-Day date night.
Fashion & Style

Save Up to 30 Percent Off Winter Ski Apparel from the Stio End-of-Season Sale

The Wyoming-based brand offers a variety of winter gear to keep you storm-ready and right now.
Fashion & Style

Reebok Sole Fury Sneakers Are the Perfect Blend of Street and Gym

This is extremely lightweight and comfortable sneaker that can be worn for style points at the club or for added performance when you take your training to the next level.
Fashion & Style

The Short List of the Best Men’s Workout Clothing Brands

These companies run the gamut from household names to exciting newcomers, so there’s bound to be one that’s going to be the absolute perfect fit for you and your type of workout.
Fashion & Style

The Best New Everyday Carry for Today’s Gentleman

Our favorite everyday carry gear harnesses excellent style, sharp looks, tough functionality, and plenty of durability for daily use or travel.
Fashion & Style

Timex x Todd Snyder Mid-Century Watch Stands Out By Throwing It Back

This watch is full of the Timex’s mid-century, vintage character with a few tweaks to give it modern performance.
Fashion & Style

Get Ready for Spring with Madewell’s Sidewalk Sneaker Collection

The hardest part about buying a pair of these? The wait until it's warm enough to wear them.