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A devoted Dad and Husband, daily defender of the Constitution, and passionate Gear Geek. You can find Tony’s reviews at his site: www.everydaycommetary.com, on Twitter at EverydayComment, on Instagram at EverydayCommentary, and once every two weeks a on a podcast, Gear Geeks Live, with Andrew from Edge Observer.

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The first part of this article covered a lot of the good stuff in the Gear World. This part covers some good and bad. Benchmade Stagnation Benchmade has been making the same knife with a variation of blade shape and handle material for about eight years now. Their addiction to the less-than-ideal Read More…

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The Gear World was a cornucopia of treats this year. Production stuff was amazing and custom gear was an embarrassment of riches. We saw more diversity in designs than ever before, a broadening of the geographic regions that produce quality stuff, and tantalizing glimpses into what could be an even Read More…

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I love the The Wirecutter. As a product reviewer and a review JUNKY, I can’t get enough of that website. Every once in a while I somehow stumble into a very serious review of a Miele Vacuum cleaner and read the whole thing. So, when they came out with reviews and comparisons of products Read More…

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Benchmade is a weird company. They have a devoted following and great brand recognition, while at the same time producing yawn-inducing blades, playing musical chairs with their brands, and ignoring huge trends in the knife world. In 2016 they release a series of knives–flippers, framelocks, Read More…

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2016 was a good, but not great year for Spyderco. They pushed their Taiwan OEM to produce make more and ever increasingly complex knives and they did resulting in things like the Nirvana, Spyderco’s first integral. But they also did three things across their product line that were difficult on Read More…

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Cold Steel, oh Cold Steel–ever the source of LARP-made-real weapons, Lynn Thompson killing people with his Force ability (Boop! Your Dead), and quality cutlery hidden in a massive mountain of machismo and controversy. It seems like a full 90% of what they do is antagonizing the rest of the Read More…