For some, the idea of a pocket knife is a small, thinly ground slipjoint. Anything else is a weapon. For folks that are newer to the knife world, it wasn’t a knife unless it opened with one hand. When I started writing about gear, it was never the two shall meet. But a few years[.....]
They're not all created equal... and that's a good thing.
Fortunately, some of the best multitools are priced below $30 and one of the most recommended pieces of kit I can think of is a $30 multitool (the first entry below). Why is it that there is so much value for so few dollars in this area? I think there are two reasons: 1) unlike[.....]
It's hard to go wrong at these prices.
After taking a look at inexpensive fixed blade knives, the ideal beaters for the camp site or backwoods hike, I think we should take a look at rugged folding knives priced at $30 or below. This is pretty harsh price point and each of these knives has some sort of drawback or flaw. But the[.....]
Some good blades for cheap (and one might turn you into a hipster).
Don’t think you need to save five paychecks to kit yourself out. If done right, you can do it on the cheap. None of these recommendations will cost more than $40, and I will try to find stuff significantly lower than that. Fixed blades can be tricky. The knives are pretty simple; generally Read More…
Why do we have a fascination with knives?
There is something primal about a sharp knife. Because their survival depended on it, our ancestors put forth a great deal of time and effort to shape stone into a cutting edge. After a mammoth was taken down, our ancestors would probably carve up the beast, bring dinner back to the camp, and tell Read More…
Hopefully, a floor vote will be scheduled soon.
In the “don’t mess with Texas” category, we find state lawmakers reportedly working to eliminate carry knife restrictions from state law. Knife Rights’ bipartisan Texas Knife Law Reform Bill, HB 1935, that would repeal the ban on ALL “illegal knives” in Texas statutes, has Read More…
I really like how this turned out.
This is a pretty good video that walks us through the process of making a folding lockblade knife using basic materials and common tools. About the only uncommon tool I saw him use is a furnace or forge, and that can be avoided by using a torch to heat the blade. Making a folding knife[.....]
This morning over Instagram, Mick Strider, head of the eponymous Strider Knives, announced that his company was closing. Given the timing of the announcement, March 31, I hope this is a cruel joke, but all indications are that this is legitimate. If it is true, it marks the end of an era. Strider Read More…
I am generally not a fan of Browning’s knife offerings. That said, they have over the last two years really stepped up their game, offering interesting designs with higher end materials. A lot of these designs are pretty traditional, with a lot of hunting-related blades, an unsurprising fact Read More…
We all do it. We get a knife, we open it, we use it, we carry it, we cut some paper, and if it is a good knife, we really enjoy it. If you really, really like knives, it’s what you do. But there is one other thing we knife knuts do with new blades:[.....]