Benchmade Knife Company is one of the most accomplished, storied, reputable and dare we say it, best pocket knife brands out there for good reason–they make knives that can stand up to the apocalypse while still being attractive and downright functional. Their most recent creation–the 601 Tengu Flipper–is still a few months out, but despite being priced at over $200 it’s still worth every penny and nowhere near close to the most expensive pocket knives they’ve made. What separates Benchmade’s Tengu Flipper from other options and knives in their own line? The most important detail is that it was designed and developed by the knife wunderkind Jared Oeser. Oeser teamed up with Benchmade to bring the two-tone G10 wrapped CPM-20CV premium stainless Tanto-style blade knife to life with a liner-lock and thrust-bearing washers. The end result? A pocketable, sharp-as-hell knife that’s easy-opening and as functional as it is pretty.