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Spyderco’s releases over the past few years, basically since they finished the “Tenacious line” of value folders, has focused on the high end of the production folder market. The number of new knives under $100 has diminished each year. And some of those knives, like the Spyderco Read More…

kwaiken

People love sequels, but companies love them more. From a profit perspective, sequels are 100% no-brainers–haul out the old thing, move some stuff around, and release it. It’s why there are approximately 203 special editions of sports cars. Corvettes, Ferraris, and Bugattis all come in Read More…

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The number one complaint in the comments on my articles here on AllOutdoor is that the gear I am highlighting is too expensive. That’s probably true. Gear, on whole, is getting more expensive. And a lot of it is not accessible to people. It is a true rarity to find a functional modern Read More…

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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 itemsĀ 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…