When the Spyderco Bug was announced I admittedly scoffed at the idea of a sub 3 inch (total length!) folder. What on earth could anyone do with a 1.27 inch blade? And yet, this tiny knife kept popping up in other people's pocket dumps and EDC showcases... So here I am - … [Read more...]
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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 many variants of the CRKT M16 have been a reference model for CRKT for quite some time now. I usually tend to avoid uber-tactical options when it comes to folders, with the exception of the CRKT Hissatsu (which I love), but I felt it was almost obligatory to pick up what … [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...]
The Ontario RAT-1 is probably the most famous "budget" folder that consistently gets recommended on the forums. I've always shied away from purchasing it in the past due to my (somewhat extreme) disdain for its aesthetics, but in January this year, I bit the bullet, deciding … [Read more...]
The CRKT Tactical Pen by James Williams is both my first tactical pen and the first tactical pen I've reviewed. I am a huge stationery fiend, with a particular love for Extra Fine Japanese nibs, so I used to shy away from what I perceived as writing instrument gimmicks, but … [Read more...]
The Kershaw Leek has always been a mainstay of recommended everyday carry knives. It's available at an extremely affordable price point (remember, it's actually USA-made), has excellent fit and finish, as well as above average cutting performance. All this places the Kershaw … [Read more...]
If you ever ask for suggestions with regards to finding a small fixed blade knife to take into the woods, it seems the de facto nomination is nearly always the ESEE Izula. I don't know why it took us this long to snap one up, especially considering how much both Elise and I … [Read more...]
As far as I know, the Kershaw Chill is one of the most inexpensive flippers currently produced by Kershaw. I threw it into my Amazon shopping cart as an "add-on" item to make it to the free shipping limit, and to be straight with you, I didn't really expect much from it … [Read more...]
The Victorinox EvoGrip provides interesting insight into what Victorinox deems to be the next evolutionary step for their Swiss Army knives. This evolution is a clear departure from the classic minimalist red slabs that we all grew up with and have grown to be accustomed to … [Read more...]