Cold Steel SRK, Zero Fuq’s Given


This knife was a gift to me by the Prince of North Carolina.   Actually, we’re on quite good terms.  No, seriously… a friend of the family gave this knife to me… and as such, as all Gifted Knives are to me, they become quite special to me.  But at the same time, this knife is meant to be used hard.  Which is why I had to get another one.  Because I wanted to use it – Hard.  Everything about the design is beefy and rugged and just screams that it wants to get Deployed or go Hunt Orc.  The knife wants to Adventure. Continue reading Cold Steel SRK, Zero Fuq’s Given

Mossberg 590 Shockwave


I’m going to respectfully disagree with our friends over at Lucky Gunner.  They put out an article where they say that the Shockwave is Mostly Useless.  And maybe it is to the untrained, uninitiated, and those who just don’t understand the Shotgun.
What the Shockwave is, is basically a legal to own, stockless, short-barreled, 12 Gauge firearm.  It’s legally “Not a Shotgun” because of some reasons no one really gets but everyone, including the ATF, is playing along with.  Because no one really cares about barrel length anymore.  Too late for Randy Weaver’s family… but there we have it.  It’s based on the Mossberg 590 platform, which gives us a robust action and a heavier barrel, making this one tough little firearm. Continue reading Mossberg 590 Shockwave

Worst Knife Ever? Cold Steel Kudu

I don’t even remember when, where, why, or how I got this knife.  I only remember that it was really really cheap. Like McDollar Menu Cheap.  I think I remember getting a few of them and giving most of them away… But I held on to this one.    Cold Steel made a production version of what is a popular cheap folding knife from South Africa.
On one hand, I think maybe this is something that should have stayed in South Africa. Continue reading Worst Knife Ever? Cold Steel Kudu

Benchmade Crooked River


There’s really nothing that I can say about this knife that has any degree of criticism…  Save for maybe Cost.  These are not cheap knives.  However, you really and truly do get what you pay for.

This knife is my personal favorite.  My #1.  I love everything about this piece.  The size, the blade shape, the handle and scales, the materials, the lock… This knife checks all the marks for what I personally look for in a knife.  Wood Scales, Bowie type blade, good length… it just doesn’t get any better for me.   When I first saw this knife, I knew I HAD to have it.  But I waited… Because my friends at DNA Guns were becoming Benchmade Dealers, so I wanted to get it through them.  I was patient, and good things do come to those who wait.  So as soon as I could, I ordered my Benchmade.   Continue reading Benchmade Crooked River

Kershaw Emerson CQC-10


I’m a huge fan of Emerson knives.  Unfortunately, my budgetary priorities says I have more important things to spend my money on.  When Kershaw started doing collaborations with Emerson – it made me happy.  I’ve owned several and have been impressed.
Now, I’m an unabashed fan of the Bowie knife.  So when I saw the CQC-10 for the first time – I HAD to have it.  I had no choice.
Just look at how beautiful this knife is.  Just look at it. Continue reading Kershaw Emerson CQC-10

Pocket Sized Yellow, Single Blade Lightsaber


This was a gift to me from an old Jedi friend of mine from a long time ago in a place far far away.   It’s a small single bladed lightsaber with a small synthetic yellow crystal as it’s beam producing core.   This gives the 3″ lightsaber a 3″ blade.  The balance is weighted heavily to the hilt where the power pack makes up the majority of the mass.   Continue reading Pocket Sized Yellow, Single Blade Lightsaber

Kershaw Emerson Launch 5


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

Buck 722 Spitfire: Thumbs Up on this one.

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.