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...]
Made in the U.S.A.
A good portion of the knives and other products that we review are actually both made and manufactured in the United States. Below you'll find a collection of all of the reviews we've done of U.S.A. made products.
Please do let us know if there happens to be a product that you want reviewed, but that isn't already up here. Let us know by either commenting on a post or contacting us directly.
When I think of lock picking, SouthOrd is the brand that immediately springs to mind. A few days ago I scribbled about a lock pick adventure on Survival Threads and decided to test out the waters and do a review of my favourite (thus so far) lock picking set, the SouthOrd … [Read more...]
The Benchmade 940 (also referred to as the Benchmade Osborne) is one of the few knives that has truly achieved iconic status. I don't often review Benchmade products due to the relatively high entry costs, but this has been on my list for many, many years. On paper, it's … [Read more...]
Paracord accessories have been swamping the marketplace for some time, especially over the past few years. I get e-mails on a weekly basis about the latest survival bracelet or lanyard to the point where I can't even keep up with most of them. When RattlerStrap reached out … [Read more...]
Buck has always been a fascinating company to me. They very rarely jump aboard new trends, and rather tend to trudge along doing their own thing. I don't say this as a criticism at all, because clearly it works. A Buck knife is unapologetically a Buck knife. It's curious … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]