Tactical backpacks are always a tricky proposition. Either they make you look like you just got off the set of Rambo or they are jam packed with performance compromises in an effort to pass as a normal pack. The Hazard 4 Grayman Patrol is one of the few true blue tactical … [Read more...]
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Reviewing Leatherman-style multi-tools is always a tricky proposition. They are essentially pliers with extra tools tacked on as an afterthought and in the case of the Gerber MP600, I found myself struggling with the performance of the pliers (wire cutters, specifically) and … [Read more...]
The Svord Peasant knife is a century old design that was brought back to the mainstream by B.W. Baker. This is a knife I have used and owned for a good long while, but have always been on the fence with regards to reviewing it. In practical terms: this is a very, very basic … [Read more...]
Back in 2015, I reviewed the original Kershaw Shuffle. I don't normally review newer models because usually the differences are so slight (Paramilitary 2 vs Paramilitary 3 for example), but in the case of the Shuffle II, it might as well be a different knife. It would be … [Read more...]
Reviewing the Helle Mandra offers insight into my (honest) bias. In a lot of ways, I have to compare my feelings for this little "neck knife" to the conclusion I reached in my review of the Buck 110. It's a non-optimal knife that I can't help but love. It's surprising to … [Read more...]
I know that many preppers think it's silly to fixate on taste when it comes to survival food. If you're in an emergency situation, they'll argue, you're unlikely to care about the taste of the food as much as you'll care that you have food in the first place. They're … [Read more...]
I've had these 5.11 Stryke Pants for a while now, have tried and tested them and worn them every day for over a month, and yet still have found myself really struggle with formatting this review. See, reviewing clothes and apparel on this blog is always difficult for me. … [Read more...]
I think many of you will have seen this review coming. When Kershaw announced the "Pub" by Dmitry Sinkevich, I was beyond excited. It seems to me that Spyderco was always the de facto "weird 'lil knives" company, but recently I have found myself straying and loving these new … [Read more...]
Ever since Kershaw announced their collaboration with Ernie Emerson, I have been waiting for a knife like the CQC-10K to arrive. The first Emerson collabs were in the same vein as the previously reviewed CQC-6K, a true-blue Emerson design, but in a smaller-than-Emerson … [Read more...]
TV personality knives have always gotten a bad rap from the bushcraft community. Far too often companies overplay their hands and throw in marketing crap into a tool that is supposed to be practical in nature. This pessimism isn't helped with products like the first … [Read more...]