Kansept Knives Review: Beautifully Made with Incredibly Sharp Blades and Perfect for Everyday Carry

The Lowdown

Neither of these Kansept Knives is cheaply made, so it stands to reason that neither is inexpensive. The Baku and Tuckamore knives feel like they can survive anything, and they’re made from quality materials. I like that when you order a knife from Kansept Knives, you get to choose from a slew of designs and see bios about the designers. If you look at knives as accessories and statements as well as tools, Kansept Knives is definitely worth a browse!

Overall
5

Pros

  • The knives have excellent build qualities with beautiful detailing
  • Both knives have smooth and easy blade mechanism
  • Kansept Knives knives come with a nice carrying case if you’re not the clip type
  • The knives are very sharp!

Cons

  • Kansept’s website incorrectly lists the Tuckamore as a friction lock when it’s a liner lock

I say this all the time, but you really can’t go wrong with carrying a good pocket knife*. A good knife can open boxes, slice apples, open letters, and carve funny faces out of wood when you’re bored; a great knife does all that while looking and feeling amazing in your hands and your pockets. Kansept Knives look amazing on paper, but how do they perform?

*Note that you CAN go wrong carrying a good knife in some places like airports; just saying!

Kansept Knives, Baku and Tuckamore

Kansept Knives: The Baku (on the left) and the Tuckamore (on the right).

Kansept is an interesting name for a knife company. They say the name is a play on “concept,” but, you know, spelled like that to evoke knives. They design knives in-house but also will make knives for talented designers.

Basically, they’re both an OEM and an ODM. It means their website has an insane depth of choices, but those choices can also get overwhelming!

As a bonus, when you purchase a Kansept Knives knife, it comes with a nice storage case.

Kansept Knives Review: Beautifully Made with Incredibly Sharp Blades and Perfect for Everyday Carry

We were sent two Kansept Knives designs, the Baku and Tuckamore; they’re both excellent but offer different strengths, so let’s dive in and see what each brings!

Kansept Knives Baku

Kansept Knives Baku with blade extended

The Kansept Knives Baku is designed by a knife maker on the Mississippi coast. It’s lightweight at only 3.3 ounces and comes in at around 7.25″ with the blade out, about 4″ with the blade folded in.

The blade itself is 3.2″ long, which means it should be legal to carry in almost any area (you can check your state’s rules here if you’re not sure). The Baku uses a liner lock, and it opens with a buttery smooth mechanism that just feels amazing.

Kansept Knives Baku liner lock

There’s a small opening on one end of the Baku to hang the knife or attach it to a clip, and there is a sturdy clip attached as well. I found that when I clipped it to the inside of a pocket, it stayed put all day without budging.

The clip on the Kansept Knives Baku

Aesthetically, I’m madly in love with the Kansept Knives Baku. The knife has a gorgeous mix of swooping lines and defined angles, and there’s a handful of ridged areas to make it easy to orient your fingers and access the blade safely.

The body is mostly titanium, and the inlay is blue and black G10, which really pops.

The blade itself is Damascus steel, and it’s plenty sharp for any everyday tasks. The Kansept logo is quite discreet on the blade, and it’s otherwise free of logos or markings.

Between the light weight of the knife and its slim profile, the Kansept Knives Baku has been my go-to knife for everyday carry since it arrived!

Kansept Knives Tuckamore

Kansept Knives Tuckamore with blade extended

Now, that’s not to say the Kansept Knives Tuckamore doesn’t deserve praise as well.

This knife is only a touch bigger at 8.12″ when fully open, but at 3.63 ounces, it’s also slightly wider and heavier. The extra weight and width are only really noticeable when the two knives are next to each other; it’s otherwise quite comfortable to carry.

Kansept’s website lists the Tuckamore as a friction lock, but it has a liner lock like the Baku, and it works just as smoothly.

Top view of the Kansept Knives Tuckamore

The Kansept Knives Tuckamore was designed by a Canadian knifemaker out of Newfoundland. It’s also quite beautiful, with a black metal finish and green carbon fiber inlays on both sides.

It feels more industrial and boldly knife-like, with a more open body, bigger bolts holding it together, and a larger blade.

The clip on the Kansept Knives Tuckamore

Unlike the Baku, there’s no extra loop connection, just a long clip. It does have a large thumb hole to make it easier to flip the knife open, but for obvious safety reasons, you shouldn’t hang anything off it!

Here’s the thing with the Tuckamore. It’s really sharp, and the extra little bit of blade length is something you need to keep in mind when using it. I speak from personal experience, as I sliced open a chunk of my hand using the Tuckamore to break open a package.

It’s 100% user error and not a flaw of the knife, but it is a reminder that knives are not toys, and these blades can absolutely cause serious harm.

As an upside, the Kansept Knives Tuckamore blade was so sharp it made a clean cut that appears to be healing well!

[Warning: Only click the following photo if you are okay seeing a little bit of blood from an accidental cut.]

Only click this photo if you want to see slightly gory proof of Kansept Knives Tuckamore's sharpness.

Warning: Do not click this photo if you are squeamish!

Should You Buy a Knife from Kansept Knives?

Neither of these Kansept Knives is cheaply made, so it stands to reason that neither is inexpensive. The Baku and Tuckamore knives feel like they can survive anything, and they’re made from quality materials. I like that when you order a knife from Kansept Knives, you get to choose from a slew of designs and see bios about the designers. If you look at knives as accessories and statements as well as tools, Kansept Knives is definitely worth a browse!

The Kansept Knives Baku retails for $234 (currently on sale for $159.59), and the Kansept Knives Tuckamore retails for $296 (currently on sale for $207); they are available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer provided review sample

What I Liked: The knives have excellent build qualities with beautiful detailing; Both knives have smooth and easy blade mechanisms; Kansept Knives knives come with a nice carrying case if you’re not the clip type; The knives are very sharp!

What Needs Improvement: Kansept’s website incorrectly lists the Tuckamore as a friction lock when it’s a liner lock

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