Recent Posts Fallkniven A1 Basic Test


This week’s test is a nice break from the destruction test we shared last week. This two-part video features the Fallkniven A1, a notable survival knife that costs about $393. Fallkniven is a Swedish company that makes a variety of knives, including fixed blades, chef knives, and survival and Read More…

The Birth of a Tool, Part 3


Last week, we shared parts 1 and 2 in John Neeman Tools’ “The Birth of a Tool” documentary. Part 3 concludes the series and is my personal favorite, as it showcases the process of creating a knife from scratch. This particular knife is a Scandinavian Damascus Steel knife. The video Read More…

EDC History: Karambit


The small, curved-blade knife known as the Karambit occasionally pops up in popular culture. Fans of the Splinter Cell video games will certainly recognize it as one of Sam Fisher’s iconic weapons, and Karambits tend to be the weapon-of-choice for assassins or enemy agents in spy flicks. But Read More…

The Birth of a Tool, Part 2


It’s Friday, and if you’re like me, you might be gearing up for some fun weekend adventurers. What’s a more satisfying endeavor than making a tool from scratch? It’s a great weekend to fire up the forge! Earlier this week, we shared part 1 of John Neeman Tools’ Read More…

“Defender” Self-Defense Tool Sends Photo, Sounds Alarm, Disables Attacker

One button can trigger it all. iOS or Android smart phone required.

Promotional photo of the Defender in use.

Ain’t technology grand? Sometimes, that is. And if a new device simply called “The Defender” performs as advertised, it can help catch criminals and help victims. Billed as “smart personal protection,” this nifty device can snap a photo and send it to the cops, sound an Read More…

The Birth of a Tool, Part 1


The maker movement and craftsmanship is back in full swing, and it’s refreshing to see tools and products made by hand. The first part of a documentary created by John Neeman Tools, called The Birth of a Tool,¬†showcases the process of building an axe. John Neeman Tools is a Latvia-based Read More…