Famously cradled by modern icons like Jay-Z as well as stars of yesteryear like Johnny Cash, the all-black aesthetic has long exuded an undeniable sense of freshness and rebellion. Whether shopping for clothes, gadgets, or gear, it’s hard to go wrong with a murderous monochrome scheme — EDC spreads very well included. So to help kick off a blacked-out daily loadout, we’ve carefully scoured the latest BladeHQ releases to bring you this all-black iteration in this guide to the best new EDC knives of the month.

Acta Non Verba x BladeHQ A200

A beautifully crafted and modern take on an EDC folder, this exclusive BladeHQ version of Acta Non Verba’s A200 knife sees its 3.50-inch Uddeholm Sleipner steel drop point blade – which is hardened to 60 on the scale HRC, then deep cryo-processed before being DLC-coated – featuring a thumb knob that sports a Lumidot inlay in BladeHQ’s signature blue and a matching blue-accented thumb slide on the A-lock mechanism – Fully ambidextrous lock of the knife. Paired with an ANV wire pocket clip, this limited edition version of the A200 also features a lightweight all G-10 handle configuration with blue anodized rear spacers.

Blade: Sleipner
To manage: G-10
Blade length: 3.50″
Total length: 8.25″
Lock type: A lock

Purchase: $160

LionSteel Myto

Made in Italy to ultra-high standards, the LionSteel Myto is an utterly high-end yet surprisingly affordable folding knife that is absolutely perfect for everyday carry. Measuring 8 inches when open, the Myto is constructed around a stainless steel frame fitted with a frame lock which is adorned with textured and milled aluminum handles, fitted with a titanium pocket clip . and topped with a glass breaker. Guided effortlessly via a ball-bearing system, the Myto features a 3.30-inch drop point blade deployed via a removable flipper tab and crafted from ultra-premium Böhler M390 steel.

Blade: Bohler M390
To manage: Aluminum and stainless steel
Blade length: 3.30″
Total length: 8.00″
Lock type: Frame lock

Purchase: $180

Convict of Kansept

Designed by renowned knife designer and founder of Sheepdog Knives, Chris Conway, the Convict from Kansept Knives is a stylish sheepsfoot blade folding knife that has been designed specifically for EDC duties. Weighing just 0.25 lbs (4.06 oz), the knife features a locking titanium handle with a milled titanium pocket clip and an integrated lanyard hole paired with a CPM- sheepstooth blade. 3.25 in. S35VN that opens with a knurled rectangular thumb stud. Available in several other pattern variations, this knife also comes with an included Kansept-branded nylon carry case.

Blade: CPM-S35VN
To manage: Titanium
Blade length: 3.25″
Total length: 7.50″
Lock type: Frame lock

Purchase: $208

Böker Barlow Prime Tirpitz

After the Bismarck Kriegsmarine-class battleship Tirpitz was sunk by Allied bombers in November 1944, a Norwegian team began stripping the armor steel from the 42,900-ton ship. And it’s that same ultra-unique battleship steel that was used to create the Damascus steel blade of Böker’s latest limited-edition non-locking slipjoint knife. In addition to its 2.70 inch notch opening Tirpitz Damascus blade, this premium Barlow style pocket knife also features a handle crafted from an amalgam of black micarta and walnut wood.

Blade: Tirpitz Damascus
To manage: Black Micarta & Walnut
Blade length: 2.70″
Total length: 6.25″
Lock type: Slip joint

Purchase: $384

SOG Vision XR LTE Black Ti 35th Anniversary Edition

As 2021 marks SOG’s 35th anniversary, the company has chosen to mark this illustrious milestone with a special limited-edition edition of one of Lynwood’s best-selling and most successful models, the Vision XR. Tipping the scales at just 0.32 lbs (5.12 oz), the LTE Black Ti 35th Anniversary Edition-spec of the knife includes a 3.36″ CRYO CTS XHP steel tanto blade cryogenically heat treated, adorned with a special titanium nitride tiger stripe pattern finish, and a set of milled titanium handles equipped with XR Lock with a micro finish -textured. Limited to just 350 units worldwide, this special edition knife also comes with a commemorative coin and a custom Pelican-style hard case.

Blade: CTS XHP
To manage: Titanium
Blade length: 3.40″
Total length: 8.00″
Lock type: XR Lock

Purchase: $400

The 5 Best New EDC Knives of January 2022

Still haven’t found the right knife to add to your EDC gear? So be sure to head over to last month’s guide to the best new knives on BladeHQ for an additional hand-picked range of the best new models to debut in recent weeks.