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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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Body armor has been around since the dawn of history. The first defensive garments were leather and wood, then metal and silk, and most recently synthetic fibers and ceramic plates. While most Americans don’t own ballistic armor, most of us have some protective garment, helmet, or glove for 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…

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Previously, I reviewed the James Williams designed Shinbu and Hisshou short sword defensive knives and was wowed by their cutting ability. I have been a huge fan of his Heiho and Hissatsu folders so much so that a James Williams folder is almost always found in my pocket. James Williams, as you may Read More…