The snap-off utility knife is a classic blade option that we’ve all used and has remained largely unchanged since its invention in the late 50s. We’re all familiar with the plastic version that deploys a blade and retracts with a plastic sliding mechanism that’s bound to break. The Herring Blade is a better option in every way. Conceived of by fan favorite maker CW&T–they’re responsible the Pen Type-A, B and C along with plenty of other cool projects–the Herring Blade is a low-profile, aluminum or titanium utility knife that holds snap-off blades. It’s only as thick as four credit cards and about as long as a Sharpie, which makes it easy to carry as part of your EDC. Most importantly, there are now extraneous moving parts to break because of the clever magnets and latch that allows the blade to slide and lock whether it’s in use or being stored. They even made a lefty version for all you southpaws out there.