Just thought it'd be cool to do a quick survey of what knife everybody's carrying at this present moment, so: Which knife or (let's be honest - with a lot of you that'll be) knives*, are you currently EDC-ing? If you've got two in your pocket, list 'em. If you've got … [Read more...]
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Reader’s Choice: High Value Knives Our Readers Recommend
A few weeks back, Thomas asked you guys which knives you found to be some of the highest value on the market. This article is the result of that question post. In it, I've taken the time to compile your responses, grouping your specific knife recommendations into fixed blade … [Read more...]
What Are Some High Value Knives? What Makes a Knife Good Value?
I scribble a lot about knives (and other gear) on MTJS. After so many years and so much steel accumulated, this "hobby" has brought forth some interesting conundrums. We talk a lot about value, us gear aficionados. We have this idea that value is the perfect balance … [Read more...]
Best Lock Picking Practice Locks for Each Experience Level
Lock picking is one of the few hobbies I have that is truly useful in my everyday life. Sure, knowing how to sharpen knives to a mirror edge or start a fire using raw materials is (in my opinion) important, but in my day to day 21st century life, knowing how to bypass locks … [Read more...]
Top Budget Pocket Knives: 30 Best Folding EDCs Under $30
Over the years, I'm finding it harder and harder to justify the purchase of expensive knives besides those that really stand out from the crowd - knives like the Benchmade Osborne and the Spyderco Paramilitary 2. The explanation for why comes down to the fact that it's … [Read more...]
Which Knives Make The Cut? My Review Process
I get a lot of questions from readers about my knife review methodology, how I pick the knives I review and why I won't review x, y, and z. Elise has responded to a number of these questions in our FAQ, but there were plenty more asked that needed to be answered, so I … [Read more...]
Reader Recommendations: Preppers List Their Favourite Gear
This article is a follow up of a post I made just a couple weeks ago asking you guys to recommend the prepper gear you use and love. The question came about because I'd made an article listing the best prepper gear I could think of without price point being much of a … [Read more...]
What Are Your Prepper Gear Recommendations?
Last week I wrote up an article on the best prepper gear I could think to buy for myself - items that have been on my wishlist for absolute ages and were above average in terms of cost, but were worthy (in my mind) purchases considering my perceived value of them in terms of … [Read more...]
Best Prepper Gear: 21 Big Ticket Items Preppers Will Want to Save Up For
There's plenty of excellent, cheap survival gear around for those just starting to prep, or for those trying to buff up their already-in-place prepper stockpile. But while cheap, affordable products can take you quite far, there are some amazing big-ticket items you're … [Read more...]
How to Use a Japanese Water Stone (Whetstone) to Sharpen a Knife
Considering all the knife reviews published on this blog, it'll be no surprise to anyone that I get asked a lot of questions about knife sharpening. Whilst I have reviewed a couple of systems in the past (the Hapstone Pro & Smith's PP1 sharpeners) I admittedly always go … [Read more...]
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