The Solo Stove Titan is my first introduction to modern, portable wood-burning stoves. I pre-emptively apologize with regards to any lack of technical detail, I did my best, but seeing as how I have no point of reference and that, realistically, this is a (very) fancy steel … [Read more...]
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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...]
Cold Steel has never been shy about buckling trend and the Talwar really brings this point home in spades. Very few knives in my collection (and as you can imagine, I have many) feature a more visceral presence, and whilst the Talwar is (slightly) over the top and styling … [Read more...]
Kershaw has been stealing the limelight as of late due to its amazing custom collaborations with notable knife designers like Rick Hinderer and Ernie Emerson. Personally, I feel that Kershaw really knocked it out of the park with the Thermite. It's got a great set of … [Read more...]
The CRKT Drifter has been a mainstay of the CRKT catalog for more than a few years now. I never really thought much of it based on its aesthetics, which is why it's taken so long for me to pick one up. This is a decision I rather regret now. The cutlery industry is always … [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...]
The Cold Steel Rajah II is by far the largest folding knife I own. Swinging in with a 6 inch (15.24 cm) recurve blade, it's a pretty fearsome sight. I have been hounded to review some of the big folders from Cold Steel for some time, and whilst many of my preconceptions … [Read more...]
The Kershaw Shuffle is an interesting little tyke recently introduced to the Kershaw lineup. I am not generally a huge fan of folders that attempt to segue into the multitool market, but I found the (albeit flawed) implementation on the Shuffle compelling enough to review. … [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...]