When I finally got the chance to review the Cold Steel Latin Machete, I was intrigued to say the least. This machete is by far the largest one-hand cutting tool I have ever personally wielded, so I was curious about how practical 60 cm (24 inches) of blade real estate would … [Read more...]
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I picked up the Gerber Shard on a whim. At around $5, the introduction cost was miniscule, so I just threw it into my amazon basket to see what all the fuss was about. My keychain is already pretty overloaded, so I wasn't sure I was the widget/keychain tool kinda guy, but … [Read more...]
Ken Onion is undoubtedly a behemoth in the knife world. His unique sense of aesthetics and function, coupled with his willingness to collaborate with production companies to create valuable, yet inexpensive knives, has left quite a mark in the knife industry. Although the … [Read more...]
The Spyderco Balance is a truly odd little knife with some ridiculously well thought out, and of course aesthetically pleasing, innovations. It's essentially a triangular, almost perfectly symmetrical shape when closed, and yet even with such a strange shape, this knife is … [Read more...]
The Kershaw Tremor, like the Spyderco Dodo, is one of those knives that's just so unusual in its styling that you almost have to try it out for yourself. Since it was at such a low price point as well, giving this knife a shot was honestly a no brainer. Kershaw Tremor 1950 … [Read more...]
When I went to South East Asia in 2008, I quickly realized that not all countries function as smoothly as those in the West. Sometimes trains and planes get delayed for hours, or outdoor toilets really end up being holes in the ground. The reality is, when you're out and … [Read more...]
The Manix series of Spyderco knives have been a staple of the Spyderco line up for many years now. Originally conceived as a heavy duty workhorse with G-10 scales, steel liners, and a back-lock, the Spyderco Manix was reinvented in later editions as a lightweight model of … [Read more...]
Those of you who have visited this site before can tell fairly easily how much real estate Spydercos take up in my collection. The vast majority of the knives I review on this site are Spydercos, and of those, I already have multiples (different sprint run versions) of the … [Read more...]
In an attempt for full disclosure, I'd like to note from the start of this review that although I do have quite a lot of experience with knives, I actually have relatively little experience filleting fish by comparison. Thus, my thoughts on the CRKT Surf N' Turf are … [Read more...]
The Boker Plus Nopal is an oddly shaped, small folding knife meant for everyday carry use. Albeit its small size, the knife functions particularly well at hard and rough use tasks, as it is very sturdy and has extremely high edge stability. Boker Nopal Folding Knife - … [Read more...]