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I am not a fan of big folders (I do, on the other hand, have a thing for big fixed blades). My favorite knife has a blade length of 2.25 inches, not exactly a behemoth. My largest folder, the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 in Elmax is a modest 3.44 inches. Big folders just aren’t my thing.[.....]

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Some of the best, most interesting gear being released is coming from Kickstarter. As the everyday carry trend has picked up steam, the number and quality of items on Kickstarter has increased. We used to be treated to nothing but weirdo hair scrunchy wallets and machined pens. Now we are starting Read More…

benchmade-valet

Benchmade showed off the Valet at the 2015 SHOT Show in January, and it was released less than two weeks later. That is a remarkably short turnaround on a product. Concept cars almost never come out, and when they do it is after years of iterating on the final design. But Benchmade has done Read More…

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The original Beta QR light from Prometheus was a huge Kickstarter success and one hell of a 1xAAA light. The light was scheduled to fund at $12,000, and it raised over $134,000. The light took the EDC community by storm thanks to is good price, excellent features, stellar performance, and unique Read More…

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The Spyderco of the late 1990s and early 2000s is perhaps gone. The superior designs with excellent and varied steels at inexpensive prices are out the window. Having pushed the industry further than anyone else in the past 20 years, Spyderco is now following others into the highly profitable but Read More…

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NOTE: Here was Spyderco’s SHOT Show line up from this year.  As you can see, SHOT is not where they debut their knives. IWA is. In January, most major gear and outdoor companies showed off new products at SHOT Show. As is customary, Spyderco brought stuff, but none of it was debuting Read More…

kershaw

When I was a teenager, the video game console war was won or lost on the back of “console exclusives,” games like Mario or Sonic, that were made only for one console. Things have moved on from that point in the video game market, though exclusives, such as Halo, still matter quite a bit. Read More…

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My weekend carry is much different than my work week EDC, largely because I get to shed the suit and go outdoors or, at the very least, down into my shop. Again, I don’t have a defensive carry, instead opting for a utility oriented set up. If you want a good overview of a defensive[.....]