Made in America New West Knifeworks
Cookie Milligan and Troop Brenegar Weigh in: The Best Everyday Carry for Mom
 
May 9, 2018
 
 
Who says pocket knives are a guy thing? All the women we know are savvy with a sharp blade whether it be for opening packages, skinning animals, or extracting splinters. Mother's Day is this Sunday and we worked with our head buyer, Troop Brenegar, and our founder's mother, Cookie Milligan to bring you the best EDCs to show Mom that you appreciate her beyond flowers and shiny adornments. These knives are not only beautiful, they're built to be used daily and last a lifetime.
 

Buck The 55 Knife
Buck makes some of the most iconic (and most copied) pocket knives in the world. The 55 Knife is the pint-sized version of their famous 110 Hunter. This little folder has a lock back, walnut scales, and a high carbon stainless steel blade. Any mom who keeps family heirlooms and recipe books will love this tiny traditional folder.
 
Cookie says: "I like this one, it's nice and small, and has a nice classic look to it."
 

Zero Tolerance 0460
Elegant and lightweight, the ZT 0460 is a perfect knife for slicing day in, day out while retaining a sharp edge. We like it for its bronze carbon fiber front scale, upswept blade, and the fact that it uses our favorite steel --- S35VN. Great for the urban or on-the-go mom who never lets her million-item checklist get in the way of style.
Cookie says: "That's a nice blade. I love the curves and how it's light weight."

 
The Scallion is a modern classic folding knife, now given an update in purple! The anodized aluminum handle is durable and lightweight. The spring assist function is very handy if you have your other hand full while opening your knife. We've sold this one to everyone from lawyers to cowgirls.
 
Cookie says: "Ooh! This opens up really fast. The color is great, it matches my glasses."

The Dragonfly is a super-simple knife that is everything you need, nothing you don't. A VG-10 stainless steel blade stays sharp and resist corrosion very well. The fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle is strong but lightweight. A small pocket clip on the side rounds it out. Perfect for the minimalist mom.
Cookie says: "This is really nice and light. I like the simple opening and closing style."
 

The height of design, the TS-1 is a knife everyone appreciates the moment they pick it up. LionSteel machines the handle from a single block of titanium, making it stronger than almost any other knife handle out there. Nonetheless, it is slim and fits the hand beautifully. The blade is Elmax, a powder steel known for its toughness and sharpness. If your mom appreciates both art and performance, she will love this beautiful Italian knife.
Cookie says: "This is a lovely knife. It opens easily and is easy to close too."
 
Meet our Experts:
Cookie Milligan, an avid cook, art afficionado, and the mother of our founder and original knifemaker Cory Milligan.
 
Troop Brenegar, our buyer for all things Mountain Man, knife steel expert, knife design guru, and a talented novelist.
Knife

Join our Newsletter 

Hand Forging

hand forged

Cabin

about mountain man toy shop