I’ve heard a lot of guys talking about how solid and good the Ontario RAT 1 and RAT 2 knives are. They get the general nod of approval for bringing a good working liner locking folder to the table at a good value. Off the Cuff, I want to agree. Continue reading Ontario RAT 1: Updated
This is my second favorite folder of all time. (I’ve not given my #1 yet) And for me, this is kind of an odd duck in my collection. It’s an Auto. It’s one of the Kershaw Emerson Collaborations, as well as being part of Kershaw’s Launch Series. This is #5 out of a total of 7 knives in the series. And I have no desire to collect all of them… maybe one or two more though… they are quite good. Continue reading Kershaw Emerson Launch 5
Here’s a folding knife that I really like, from a company that I really like. The 722 Spitfire from Buck. To me, Buck is much like what Ruger was to me… a Company that I just ignored and for the most part, just didn’t care for all that much, with only a few individual exceptions on specific products. But now, Ruger is smashing Home Runs with most every swing and I just love watching them get better and better. Buck is the same way. I am a fan of the 110 series, as I’ve said before… and a fan of their Vantage knives… And now they have this. The Spitfire. Que up the Knife Snobbery… they are going to hate this one… But I like it.
The Spitfire comes with some color options, but I like the all natural clear anodized look on this one. It’s a Lock Back, using Buck’s classic lock mechanism that we’re all familiar with. An oddly shaped thumb hole, that looks odd, but works well enough for it’s purpose. Continue reading Buck 722 Spitfire: Thumbs Up on this one.
Opinel is an old knife making company based in Savoie France. And they have been making these knives for a very very long time. It all started with a tool maker’s apprentice that came up with a simple and clever locking mechanism that they call the “Virobloc” which is a type of “Twist Lock” or as I remember it being called many years ago, a “Barrel Lock”. Continue reading Opinel N.08
There’s not a lot to say about the Morakniv family. This one is the Companion. It’s an exceptionally simple knife with a well-shaped handle with a nice surface that lends to a good grip and feel in the hand. The blade looks like something found on a Steakhouse table. I’ve never owned a Mora before and considered them a slight step up from Dollar General Cutlery. Continue reading Mora Companion
This is one of my very favorite knives in the whole wide world. The Buck 110 is all of America, made into a folding knife. It’s NASCAR, Apple Pie, Pump Action Shotguns, and ZZ TOP all rolled in together. Continue reading Buck 110 Ecolite
The Anne Bonnie is my personal bike… People will often see me on a number of different bikes. I have access to the best of the best of all things Two Wheels, and can take home a different bike every night. But the Anne Bonnie is my bike. And there is nothing else out there like her. Continue reading The Anne Bonnie, A Triumph Bonneville
Any time I’ve been looking at any knife on Amazon.com, Eafengrow knives are always popping up as recommended items. So tried to look into them and couldn’t find anything via a Google Search. Other than links back to Amazon.
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I had an amazing time in Utah. Met some Old and New Friends, Rode some new Triumph Motorcycles in their native habitats, and truly enjoyed myself.
Normally, I don’t dig big bikes. And this one is absolutely a big bike. BMW’s K1600 series of bikes, the GT and the GTL, are dominating Alpha Dogs in the world of Touring Motorcycles. They are power… very powerful… and they are very comfortable. And believe it or not, they actually have a lot of performance. But Touring bikes are not my thing. And not the thing for a lot of other people too… Enter the world of the Bagger. A Bagger is a chopped down touring bike. Typically, when you say Bagger, you’re thinking something from HD.
A few years ago, Honda shocked a lot of people when they took the Gold Wing and made a Bagger out of it. The slope rear end treatment gives the bike a low mean look.
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