Spyderco has long advertised its belief in "Constant Quality Improvement" (C.Q.I.), which emphasizes continuous upgrades and evolution, bit by bit. No knife strikes this message home more to me than this version of the Spyderco Dragonfly 2. From a design that arose in the … [Read more...]
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The Camillus Les Stroud SK Mountain Ultimate Survival Knife (now that's a mouthful!) is a direct competition to the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife. These two knives, in concept, are pretty much one in the same. They both have core fixed-blade survival knives that … [Read more...]
The Switchback is Hazard 4's sling pack backpack offering. It's advertised as having "pro-quality," and while I've gotta say I rarely put much stock in advertising, in this case they weren't joking. Hazard 4 Switchback Sling Backpack - Amazon I've never owned a backpack … [Read more...]
The L.T. Wright Genesis is the new flagship knife of L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives. Coming to you from one of the two founders of "Blind Horse Knives," the L.T. Wright Genesis has a lot to live up to. You'd think with that much lineage, it'd be difficult to make a knife … [Read more...]
I will have to admit before I start this review that this knife has been my Case Cutlery grail for the past couple of years. The Case Sway Back Gent comes dressed in what I think are some of the prettiest scales around. The particular model I chose, the "pocket worn old red … [Read more...]
The CRKT Minimalist set the standard in the knife world as one of the first truly affordable neck knives to enter the market that still offers a level of practicality that made it viable as a utility blade. While so many other neck knives at its price point turned out to be … [Read more...]
When Kershaw announced a partnership with Rick Hinderer, the excitement was almost palpable. Rick has been a mainstay of grail knife manufacturers for years, with his XM series of custom/midtech knives (depending on your definition) being on most everyone's "would kill … [Read more...]
Owning as many knives as I do, it often takes quite a lot for me to get really excited over a slab of steel. Needless to say, the Benchmade Adamas sure did the trick. Thinking back, I can't remember many knives that have peaked my curiosity in the past couple of years quite … [Read more...]
Granite Rocx is a newly founded company in the outdoor arena. The Tahoe Backpack and Cooler combo is the love child of its founder, who wanted a backpack that could be used to carry everything he wanted: including a folding chair. Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack and Cooler - … [Read more...]
Despite its humble origins as an agricultural tool from Indonesia, the karambit has always elicited visceral reactions in people, which caused the knife design to lend itself easily into into its transition from being used as a tool for agriculture, to its modern use as a … [Read more...]