When I think of lock picking, SouthOrd is the brand that immediately springs to mind. A few days ago I scribbled about a lock pick adventure on Survival Threads and decided to test out the waters and do a review of my favourite (thus so far) lock picking set, the SouthOrd … [Read more...]
Made in the U.S.A.
A good portion of the knives and other products that we review are actually both made and manufactured in the United States. Below you'll find a collection of all of the reviews we've done of U.S.A. made products.
Please do let us know if there happens to be a product that you want reviewed, but that isn't already up here. Let us know by either commenting on a post or contacting us directly.
The Benchmade 940 (also referred to as the Benchmade Osborne) is one of the few knives that has truly achieved iconic status. I don't often review Benchmade products due to the relatively high entry costs, but this has been on my list for many, many years. On paper, it's … [Read more...]
Paracord accessories have been swamping the marketplace for some time, especially over the past few years. I get e-mails on a weekly basis about the latest survival bracelet or lanyard to the point where I can't even keep up with most of them. When RattlerStrap reached out … [Read more...]
Buck has always been a fascinating company to me. They very rarely jump aboard new trends, and rather tend to trudge along doing their own thing. I don't say this as a criticism at all, because clearly it works. A Buck knife is unapologetically a Buck knife. It's curious … [Read more...]
Way back when I first picked up the Kershaw Link, I had it placed in my Amazon cart as an afterthought, and a part of a (much) larger order of folding knives and other gear. While the price makes the Link the kind of knife you can just throw into a cart for the next time you … [Read more...]
If you've been around here for a while and the Hazard 4 Officer seems familiar to you, it should. I reviewed its (almost) identical sibling last year, and today we are checking out the traditional/non-sling pack day pack option (what a mouthful!). I had high expectations … [Read more...]
The Buck Vantage was a interesting acquisition for me. In a lot of ways, I find it contrarian to my initial expectations of what a Buck knife should represent - after all, most people think of knives like the Buck 110 Folding Hunter or even the Buck 119 as representative of … [Read more...]
Reviewing an MRE is a pretty grim experience for a foodie like me, but if nothing else - this has definitely given me renewed appreciation for our soldiers. I know I sure as hell wouldn't be happy eating this stuff on a regular basis; they deserve an award based on having to … [Read more...]
Traditionally speaking, ESEE Knives have been something like the voice of absolute reason in a market inundated with gimmicks and pseudo tactical nonsense. Over time, knife aficionados have come to expect a level of clean, functional purpose from Jeff Randall, and as a … [Read more...]
The Kershaw Blur is probably the most popular knife that I own. It seems everyone I've spoken to either currently owns one, or has at least handled the Blur in the past, and when you see how much Kershaw brings to the table taking into account this knife's affordable entry … [Read more...]