The Lone Star Knife = America

While we can spend hours nerding out over tactical this and government-issue that, let's face it, we almost exclusively use knives for opening packaging — and that's probably a good thing. Though your blade may not get much use, some knives can definitely be enjoyed closed, if they have the looks. Paradoxically built in New Mexico by Santa Fe Stoneworks, the Lone Star Knife is one of those shivs, dressed up in lapis, coral, and mother-of-pearl.

The hand-made Lone Star's 4-inch stainless steel blade has a lock-back mechanism to keep your fingers safe, and the reverse wooden side has a clip so it's always handy.

Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He has cut himself a bunch of times. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.

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