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
This knife is one my Specials… It was gift to me by a friend, customized by Maverick Customs – who has become a friend. So I’m a little biased about how awesome this knife is. It started life as a normal, Spyderco Manix 2. Which is in and of it’s self – pretty damn awesome.
Continue reading Spyderco Manix 2 by Maverick Customs
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
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.
Continue reading Eafengrow EF227 Folding Knife
One of the things I always have with me, is a small fixed bladed knife. Sure, I always have one or two folders with me as well… But I like having a small fixed blade on me. Here’s the three I usually rotate though, depending on what the day has planned.
Left to Right:
Benchmade’s Adamas Push Dagger.
Benchmade’s SOCP Dagger.
Ka-Bar’s Becker Necker.
Reason for these three is the light weight, small profile. I never wear them around the neck, but they do well in a Boot or on the Belt. Or other places one might hide a little knife. The SOCP though, sometimes I’ll clip it to the front of the shirt like a pen. Just easy that way, and quite fast to use.
The Necker has a nice usable shape. I use it quite often for regular cutting tasks. Cooking Prep and such. It is one of my favorite all time knives. I like the bottle opener too. Quite handy. This one has a lot of utility while the others are strictly defensive tools.
The Adamas is an interesting bit of kit. The chisel grind makes it not so useful for normal cutting tasks… but the double edge blade is wicked sharp. For it’s purpose, it is scary effective.
The SOCP is the cool guy blade. The point is like a needle. The blade… not so sharp. It’s not supposed to be. This one is all about the deep puncture, with little other utility. This is a rip cord type tool. You pull it when there is no other option. I know a lot of guys like to modify their SOCPs… but I’ve not done so yet. I may in the future though. Were I to do so… I think I’d strip the coating off it, bevel some edges, and acid etch the steel to give it some more character. Of all the three, this is the one that comes with me most often.