Benchmade 484-1 Quick Review

Benchmade 484-1            Made in the USA With the Benchmade Nakamura, the saying “you get what you pay for” has never been truer. The quality of manufacturing, materials and construction are all completely top-notch. Featuring gorgeous carbon fiber handles for lightweight strength, S90V blade steel for optimal resistance to wear and electric blue barrel spacers and pivot pin for a pop of color, this knife strikes … Continue reading Benchmade 484-1 Quick Review

Kershaw Emerson CQC-2K Knife Review

The Kershaw Emerson collaboration series features classic Emerson style knives with the production quality of a Kershaw.  With the release of the CQC-2K stinger knife, you get a quick deploying blade, a comfortable handle that ensures a solid grip, as well as a unique opening system. The 2 3/4″ blade on this knife boasts a modified clip point with a slight recurve.  The recurve makes pull … Continue reading Kershaw Emerson CQC-2K Knife Review

Kershaw Select Fire Knife Review — Quick Review

The Kershaw Select Fire features a big, bold blade and several useful bits that come in handy when you least expect it.  Designed by Grant and Gavin Hawk, this handy tool isn’t the run of the mill multi tool that gives you a bunch of finicky tools you will never use. First and foremost, this is a knife.  The manual open classic style drop point blade … Continue reading Kershaw Select Fire Knife Review — Quick Review

Kershaw Emerson CQC-4K Knife Review

Kershaw and Emerson have just collaborated to release a line of knives built by Kershaw Knives based on the classic Emerson features.  Each of these knives boast the “wave feature” that has made Emerson so popular over the past several years. The CQC-4K is a slim, ready for action manual knife that is built for serious daily carry or tactical use.  The precision engineered knife … Continue reading Kershaw Emerson CQC-4K Knife Review

Kershaw Ultra-Tek Sharpener Review

The Kershaw Ultra-Tek Blade Sharpener is one of the most convenient touch up sharpening steels on the market.  I use the Spyderco Sharpmaker when I want to do a full sharpen job on my blade.  I also have a Ken Onion Sharp Maker which is a fantastic little belt sharpener.  But when I am outdoors, on the go, or just need to put a quick … Continue reading Kershaw Ultra-Tek Sharpener Review

Advantages of CPM-S30V Stainless Steel

CPM-S30V has become one of the most used premium steels on the market among knife manufacturers.  Originally developed by both Chris Reeve (a world renowned knife maker) and Dick Barber of Crucible Industries, S30V is a martensitic powder-made stainless steel. Martensitic is a specific type of stainless steel alloy. There are three main classifications of stainless steels if you want to classify them by their … Continue reading Advantages of CPM-S30V Stainless Steel

Bear and Son 114 Silver Vein Butterfly Knife Review — Quick Review

Bear & Son Cutlery has been making some of the best, low cost butterfly knives on the market for quite some time.  The classic model 114 consistently delights new and old butterfly users. The knife features a 440 stainless steel blade attached to silver stardust die cast handles.  The handles boast classic mid level weight.  With five slot holes in each handle, the balance between … Continue reading Bear and Son 114 Silver Vein Butterfly Knife Review — Quick Review

Kershaw Emerson CQC-5K Knife Review — Quick Review

The next installment in the Kershaw Emerson collaboration series features the classic attention to detail and manufacturing excellence you expect from a Kershaw knife along with the design elements that make Emerson knives so incredibly useful in everyday life.  The CQC-5K features olive drab handle scales of G10.  This linerlock knife all the cutting versatility you can imagine from a clip point blade.  And as a kicker, … Continue reading Kershaw Emerson CQC-5K Knife Review — Quick Review

Kershaw Emerson CQC-1K Knife Review — Quick Review

The newest release in the wildly popular Kershaw Emerson collaboration knives, the CQC-1K stinger knife gives you all the advantages of a high end Emerson knife at an extremely budget concious price.  Built with a black oxide finished blade that protects and keeps things low key, the CQC-1K boasts a textured black G10 front handle scale along with a stainless steel black oxide finished back … Continue reading Kershaw Emerson CQC-1K Knife Review — Quick Review

Smith & Wesson SWATL Assist Knife Review

The Smith & Wesson SWAT knives have been delighting knife lovers for quite some time.  Built with the MAGIC assist mechanism, these assist knives blast open with some serious force. The 3.7″ stainless steel drop point blade gives you a serious blade for serious cutting chores.  The blade opens with the ambidextrous thumb studs.  Or, better yet, you can open the blade with the spine … Continue reading Smith & Wesson SWATL Assist Knife Review