SOG Tan Spec Elite 1 BladeOps Exclusive Announcement–Coming Soon

  Look up the term “Renaissance man” and you may find a picture of Spencer Frazer, founder of SOG Specialty Knives & Tools. The company takes its name from a U.S. Special Operations unit from the early 1960s known as the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam–Studies and Observations Group, or MACV-SOG, a covert joint services unit that incorporated members of four armed forces branches. Along with … Continue reading SOG Tan Spec Elite 1 BladeOps Exclusive Announcement–Coming Soon

Spyderco BaliYo Pens

In 1976, Sal and Gail Glesser began traveling across the United States, selling Spyderco’s early products out of a converted bread truck. The company took its name from two inspirations: The look of one of its earliest inventions, a hobbyists’ helper device called the Portable Hand, and the automotive categorization applied to certain high-performance sports cars. The rounded configuration of the company’s arachnid logo reflected … Continue reading Spyderco BaliYo Pens

Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 Knife Review and Comparison

Knife owners associate the Spyderco name with innovative products that offer new blade steels, aesthetically advanced handle designs, a primary focus on ergonomics and comfort in use, and lightweight configurations that pack enduring performance. The Para Military 2 family puts the reliable capabilities of Spyderco’s Military Model into a smaller size that offers tactical qualities but can double as an everyday carry. For 2016, Spyderco … Continue reading Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 Knife Review and Comparison

Benchmade Protagonist Knife

Benchmade Protagonist Fixed Blade Knife Review

Among the work of Benchmade’s in-house designers, a family of two new fixed-blade knives stand out as exemplars of what the company’s Black Class series of knives strives to accomplish. This product line fulfills the needs of active duty military, first responders, law enforcement, and enthusiasts whose active lifestyle requires a knife with the ability to double as both a tactical blade and an outdoor … Continue reading Benchmade Protagonist Fixed Blade Knife Review

Spyderco Native 5 40th Anniversary Model

When a company sets out to create a special-edition product to celebrate a milestone anniversary in its progress from startup to success, the result typically aims for the combination of special high-grade materials, either in an all-new design or in a command-performance version of a time-tested, popular offering. As Spyderco’s 40th year in business arrives, the company has done just that in creating the model … Continue reading Spyderco Native 5 40th Anniversary Model

Benchmade 928 Proxy

Benchmade 928 Proxy Knife Review

The Benchmade 928 Proxy fits into the well-respected Oregon knife-maker’s Blue Class of products. Along with the company’s Black Class, aimed at armed forces personnel, law enforcement, public safety workers, and others with demanding performance expectations, the Blue Class lies at the heart of Benchmade’s offerings. Within the Blue Class, Benchmade’s products fulfill the day-in, day-out objectives of people who rely on knives to support their … Continue reading Benchmade 928 Proxy Knife Review

Benchmade 119 Arvensis

Benchmade 119 Arvensis Fixed Blade Knife Review

Thanks to Benchmade’s tradition of pairing up with world renowned custom designers to offer production knives that uphold traditions of innovation and material excellence, the company has brought many popular product models to market bearing names familiar to those who study the work of artists and artisans in the field of knife making. The 2016 Benchmade lineup is no exception.   Custom knife maker Shane … Continue reading Benchmade 119 Arvensis Fixed Blade Knife Review

Benchmade 320 Flipper

Benchmade 320 Precinct Knife Review

Benchmade collaborates with a roster of leading names in the design profession to produce knives that present fresh perspectives in materials and mechanisms. These knives feature the best of Benchmade’s manufacturing processes, quality control, and marketplace presence, giving custom designers access to a wider customer base and enabling Benchmade to offer new design ideas in a production package.   In 2011, Benchmade partnered with three … Continue reading Benchmade 320 Precinct Knife Review

Benchmade 765

Benchmade 765 Mini Ti Monolock Knife Review

Unlike Benchmade’s Black Class, designed for tactical use among armed services personnel and law enforcement, or the company’s Gold Class, with its luxurious materials and limited-production designs, the Benchmade Blue Class features knives crafted to provide durable, reliable service as everyday carries for people who rely on cutting tools for their work, relaxation, and hobbies. These Blue Class knives use high-quality materials, feature innovative opening … Continue reading Benchmade 765 Mini Ti Monolock Knife Review

Benchmade 2551 Mini Reflex II Knife Review

The Benchmade Mini-Reflex II introduces a new, improved, and updated edition of the enduringly popular Benchmade Mini-Reflex, Benchmade’s best selling automatic knife. Within the Benchmade Black Series, aimed at professional and those who treat a knife as a serious investment in everyday utility, the Mini-Reflex II can excel at tactical tasks as well as serving as an everyday carry.   Blade Profile   The Benchmade … Continue reading Benchmade 2551 Mini Reflex II Knife Review