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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…

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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[.....]

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Yeah, this is a serious question. No fooling around. As a long time outdoors/gun writer, I watch all the trends in the firearms industry. This includes guns and ammo popularity reflected in national sales, new gun models coming on the market, as well as new ammunition. The last decade or more has Read More…

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There is a debate in the knife community about what constitutes a custom knife. I tried to answer that question here, but as I wrote that and then thought about the issue, I found that it became even more difficult for me to really define the term “custom knife.” The waters are Read More…