With a little routine upkeep, a quality knife can provide decades of dependable service. First, let’s get some common sense points out of the way. To begin with, never use your knife for tasks other than its primary purpose: cutting. While different blade styles allow for all manner of piercing, slicing and sawing, it is generally best to confine the use of your knife … Continue reading Knife Care, Maintenance & Safety
Spyderco recently released the Autonomy automatic knife. In production for several years, this knife has previously been available only to members of the US Coast Guard. Several years ago, Spyderco was contracted to build an auto knife for the US Coast Guard rescue swimmers. These swimmers have some pretty incredible standards of fitness that readies them for the wide variety of environments they operate within. … Continue reading Spyderco Autonomy Automatic Knife Review
Just worked up a small graph to compare different steels in three different areas including Edge Retention/Hardness, Corrosion Resistance and Sharpenability. Let me know what you think or what steels you would like to see added to the chart. Continue reading Knife Blade Steel Comparison Chart
Looking for a great deal–check out this 4 piece set from Kershaw. Part of the Own It series, this Limited Edition offering includes four great items from Kershaw, all at an unbelievable price point. In your set you get the 1304BW assist knife. This knife opens smooth as silk with a tug on the flipper or a push on the dual thumb studs. The tanto … Continue reading Kershaw Own It 4 Piece Set
The ProTech TR3.31 boasts the new desert sand anodized handle that ProTech has been producing over the past few years. I picked up one of these ProTech knives with a tanto point about two years ago with the Desert Sand anodize finish. At the time, it was a limited run offering. Since then, I have carried the knife for about 150 days of hard, daily use. It … Continue reading ProTech Desert Sand Tactical Response Auto Knife
The automatic out the front knife known as the Makora II from Microtech stands tall above the competition–and not just because it is the biggest OTF auto currently in production in the US. The Makora II features stunning carbon fiber inlays on both sides of the handle and a long, narrow blade built for heavy use. The current iteration is available in OD Green, Red … Continue reading Microtech Makora II OTF Knife
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