Bestech Kendo

There’s just no way around it. The Bestech Kendo is a folding Samurai sword for your pocket. Okay, maybe  not a sword – but definitely a  mini-sword – a good-sized, folding, EDC pocket Samurai sword. It’s a manual flipper with excellent action, all the right looks, and here’s the part we just can’t get over. It’s only going to cost you about $50.

The Bestech Kendo gets its name from Kendo, a traditional Japanese martial art revolving around swordsmanship, and we love pocket swords. When one lands on our desk, we know it’s going to be a fun day for us.

The Kendo features a D2 tanto tip with a two-tone black and satin finish, with a touch of jimping on the spine. The flipper opens the blade in a flash, and while it clearly appreciates any and all sound effects, the editor disagrees. He says “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” theme is an inappropriate genre for a Kendo.*

This linerlock comes in OD green or black G-10 handles with a decorative pivot cap and a tip-up, low profile pocket clip. All of this made it incredibly easy to hang onto as we performed our signature, one-slice “Dorito Bag Opening” slice.

Bestech KendoBestech Kendo Details

  • D2 Tool Steel, Two-tone Black/Satin Finish
  • 3.75” Tanto Blade
  • G-10 Handle
  • Flipper Opener
  • Linerlock
  • Tip-up Low Profile Pocket Clip
  • Lanyard Hole
  • 4.32 oz.
  • 4.70” Closed
  • 8.45” Overall

Look, the Bestech Kendo is a fun, full size flipper that’s not going to empty your wallet. It’s a great little pocket sword that makes all the cardboard boxes tremble with fear. If you want to learn more about this knife or get one for yourself, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works –
*”The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” is a Western. Good sound effects, but no Samurai swords, okay?