Schrade SCH304 Heavy Duty Folding Knife Review

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Schrade SCH304 Heavy Duty Folding Knife Review

Schrade has had a rocky history with a lot of us, from its traditional American beginnings to the rebadged “New Schrade” owned by Taylor Brands LLC (of reformed mall ninja fame). I have always had a slightly kneejerk negative reaction to the whole thing, but after many years of seeing these inexpensive slabs of steel… Read More

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Lansky World Legal UK-Friendly EDC Folding Knife Review

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Lansky World Legal UK-Friendly EDC Folding Knife Review

The Lansky World Legal is one of the more interesting knives in my newly started “slipjoint” collection. The name “World Legal” implies a sense of legislative submission or social neutering, as if to say, “It’s so harmless, it’s world legal!” As you can see quite clearly with your own two eyes, this is world legal based… Read More

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Spyderco UK Penknife UKPK Slipjoint EDC Knife Review

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Spyderco UK Penknife UKPK Slipjoint EDC Knife Review

In 2004, Spyderco took a huge risk and introduced the UK friendly UK Pen Knife (UKPK) for the first time. It was G-10 with a premium blade steel and in all ways but one, it fit the Spyderco line up. The primary difference being of course its lack of a lock. Historically (even though I am… Read More

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Douk-Douk Traditional Slip Joint Pocket Knife Review

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Douk-Douk Traditional Slip Joint Pocket Knife Review

Since arriving back in the UK, my EDC choices have become quite heavily restricted by British Legislation. Instead of moping around the house clutching my over-sized Cold Steels, however, I took the opportunity to go out and buy some UK legal folders instead. Now, with over a dozen knives that fit this category, I’m no longer as… Read More

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SOG Flash II Lightweight EDC Folding Pocket Knife Review

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SOG Flash II Lightweight EDC Folding Pocket Knife Review

Throughout the past three years blogging here, I have had countless requests to review the SOG Flash II. It’s definitely one of the most popular mainstream EDC knives, and while I normally try to cater to my readers in terms of gear to buy, I admit I have dragged my feet immensely over this review. I… Read More

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Cold Steel Finn Wolf Scandi Outdoor Folding Knife Review

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Cold Steel Finn Wolf Scandi Outdoor Folding Knife Review

The Cold Steel Finn Wolf has, by a considerable margin, been my most requested knife to review. If you’ve ever checked out this bad boy – this makes perfect sense. I have owned this folder for nearly a year now, and have been mulling what to scribble about it since day one. I’ll start by saying… Read More

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Spyderco Squarehead EDC Folding Dog Tag Knife Review

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Spyderco Squarehead EDC Folding Dog Tag Knife Review

It’s no secret to those who have stumbled even for a moment on this blog before that I have long been a Spyderco fanboy. Regardless of the sometimes undeserved high price or sporadic quality issues that Spydercos at times have, I maintain that Spyderco’s product line is a breath of fresh air in what is otherwise… Read More

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Cold Steel Hold Out II Tri-Ad Lock EDC Pocket Knife Review

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Cold Steel Hold Out II Tri-Ad Lock EDC Pocket Knife Review

The Cold Steel Hold Out II is what happens when the sick minds over at Cold Steel HQ look at a classic Scottish Sgian Dubh dirk knife and think to themselves, “What happens if we drenched it in tactical sauce and made it folding?” – well, wonder no more. This is one of the oddest yet totally practical… Read More

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4 Reasons You Should Carry a Pocket Knife

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4 Reasons You Should Carry a Pocket Knife

knife 2There are certain things we have on us every single day….a shirt, pants, socks, shoes, phone, wallet, etc. And while these are the items that initially cross our minds, don’t overlook the importance of carrying a pocket knife. From everyday utility to personal defense, pocket knives are extremely valuable.

4 Reasons to Carry a Knife

In the past, almost every grown man carried a small pocket knife around with him. But over the years this has become a sort of lost art. Today’s generation of men don’t seem as interested in carrying around knives. This is unfortunate, since there are a number of benefits to having a pocket knife on you at all times.

These benefits include:

Cutting

How many times have you found yourself in a situation where something needed to be cut? This may include a package, letter, rope, or anything in between. Well the primary use of a pocket knife is to cut. Having a pocket knife on you will ensure you’re prepared for whatever situation you may face.

Self-Defense

Hopefully you’ll never need to use your knife as a self-defense weapon, but it’s nice to have an additional form of protection on your body. You may not even have to use it. If a perpetrator comes towards you, the mere presence of a knife can be enough to deter them.

Tightening Small Screws

Unbeknownst to many, pocket knives are great for tightening small screws. Whether it’s a watch, pair of sunglasses, or some other small device, the blade of your knife is often the best solution. Having a knife on hand can save the day under certain circumstances.

Eating Food on the Go

When you’re eating food on the go, a knife can come in handy. Not only is a knife good for cutting and peeling fruit – such as apples – it’s also useful in situations where you order to-go food and the restaurant forgets to supply you with a table knife. Just give your pocket knife a good clean and you’re ready to go.

What to Look for in a Good Carry Knife

If you’ve never owned a pocket knife before – or don’t know exactly what you’re looking for – here are three things to keep in mind:

  • The first thing to look at is price. Pocket knives can range from just a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. Pick your price range and then look for knives you can afford.
  • Every knife has a specific function. While there are single-bladed knives, there are also lots of different varieties. For example, this knife has a small hatchet, hammer, screwdriver, scraper, and saw. Depending on what you need, this model could offer more value than a standard knife.
  • Carefully consider length. Do you simply need a tiny blade to cut through packages and file your nails, or are you looking for a blade that you can take out in the woods to cut through brush? Length will dictate what you can and can’t do with the knife. (While most pocket knives are small enough to be legal, reference your state carry laws to ensure you understand the rules.)
  • Consider how the knife feels in your pocket. You’ll be carrying your knife with you everywhere, so make sure you like it. Does the knife have a clip? Do you want a clip? Does it feel heavy, or is it light enough to carry without any issues? These are all questions you need to think about.

When you combine these features you should be able to narrow your list down to a couple of options. And once you start carrying a pocket knife around, you’ll wonder how you ever did without one!

 

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Cold Steel Voyager XL Vaquero Folding Knife Review

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Cold Steel Voyager XL Vaquero Folding Knife Review

Hot on the heels of my Cold Steel Voyager Tanto XL review I now bring you the review for the Vaquero version of the same knife. Superficially, these two knives may seem quite similar due to the identical handles, however, as you will soon find out, the Cold Steel Voyager Vaquero XL has some unique… Read More

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SOG Vulcan Tanto Arc-Lock Folding EDC Knife Review

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SOG Vulcan Tanto Arc-Lock Folding EDC Knife Review

The SOG Vulcan is my first SOG knife to review, I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to it seeing as I have owned this particular knife for nearly 2 years, but better late than never, eh? The Vulcan is one of the better made/higher end SOG folding knives that… Read More

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Spyderco Des Horn Lightweight EDC Pocket Knife Review

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Spyderco Des Horn Lightweight EDC Pocket Knife Review

The Spyderco Des Horn was one of the most interesting designs Spyderco produced in a long time when it came out. Unfortunately, as I scribble down this review, it did get discontinued. I mention this because it is still available in a few places (like on Amazon for now), and as such, if you are… Read More

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Cold Steel Voyager XL Tanto Combo Edge Knife Review

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Cold Steel Voyager XL Tanto Combo Edge Knife Review

Very few knives have been requested to be reviewed on this blog quite as much as the Cold Steel XL series of Voyager knives. I was always apprehensive with regards to reviewing them as they can be perceived (whether justly or unjustly, I will leave that up to you) as more of a gimmick or party… Read More

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3 Essential Items for EDC

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3 essential items for edcHere are 3 Essential Items for EDC that can go a long way to assuring your personal safety.

3 Essential Items for EDC

There are many common-sense items you should carry every day, but these 3 essential items for EDC lead the pack.

Pocket Knife

Tools

A good pocket knife will come in handy all the time. especially a Swiss Army knife, or other multi-tool. One of these can provide you an assortment of handy tools to help you conquer many situations. Make sure this is in your pocket, pack or purse whenever you leave your home.

Self-Defense

Another style of pocket knife, that you need to consider, would be a lock blade for self defense.

There is no one-size fits all knife for every person. If you aren’t sure where to start, there are some very strong folding knives, produced by some great companies, like Columbia River Knife and Tool – Shizuka Noh Ken Tactical Knife (3.75″ blade), the Otanashi noh Ken Tactical Knife (4.52″ blade), or the M21-14SF (3.99″ blade).

Shizuka Noh KenIf none of these knives tickle your fancy, find a strong knife, that fits your needs and your local knife laws.

Flashlight

You should always, Always, have a pocket-sized LED flashlight on your person.

If the lights go out, while you are in a unfamiliar building, hotel, mall or a big box store, how will you quickly find your way to safety if you are stumbling around in the darkness?

I can’t begin to tell you the number of times, I’ve been stuck in a hotel with no power. My flashlight enabled me to navigate the stairwells and to comfortably navigate my room. I was also able to read until it was time for me to go to sleep.

A flashlight can also serve to disorient an attacker in the right circumstances.

Tactical Pen

A tactical pen can come in very handy if you find yourself in place, where you may not carry a pocket knife or a pistol. The tactical pen can be a very efficient self defense weapon, especially if you are assumed to be totally unarmed.

There are many styles of tactical pens. I prefer the Schrade Tactical Pen, but my daughters carry the Blackjack tactical model instead. Some people don’t like the bulk and weight of the full blown tactical pens, but they can opt for a Zebra F-402 Ballpoint Pen. The Zebra F-402 is a regular pen, built with a Stainless Steel barrel!

Keep in mind, you’re not going to take down a street gang with your tactical pen, but it’s much better than being totally unarmed.

With these 3 Essential Items for EDC, a lighter and some paracord shoelaces you can be prepared for almost anything.

 

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Kershaw Link 1776 GRYBW Assisted Folding Knife Review

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Kershaw Link 1776 GRYBW Assisted Folding Knife Review

Way back when I first picked up the Kershaw Link, I had it placed in my Amazon cart as an afterthought, and a part of a (much) larger order of folding knives and other gear. While the price makes the Link the kind of knife you can just throw into a cart for the next time… Read More

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Cold Steel Talwar 21TTL Tactical Folding Knife Review

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Cold Steel Talwar 21TTL Tactical Folding Knife Review

Cold Steel has never been shy about buckling trend and the Talwar really brings this point home in spades. Very few knives in my collection (and as you can imagine, I have many) feature a more visceral presence, and whilst the Talwar is (slightly) over the top and styling can be seen as a bit “too… Read More

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Kershaw Thermite 3880 Hinderer Pocket Knife Review

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Kershaw Thermite 3880 Hinderer Pocket Knife Review

Kershaw has been stealing the limelight as of late due to its amazing custom collaborations with notable knife designers like Rick Hinderer and Ernie Emerson. Personally, I feel that Kershaw really knocked it out of the park with the Thermite. It’s got a great set of features with the very special “Hinderer” feel, all for less than… Read More

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CRKT Drifter G10 EDC Folding Pocket Knife Review

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CRKT Drifter G10 EDC Folding Pocket Knife Review

The CRKT Drifter has been a mainstay of the CRKT catalog for more than a few years now. I never really thought much of it based on its aesthetics, which is why it’s taken so long for me to pick one up. This is a decision I rather regret now. The cutlery industry is always… Read More

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Buck Vantage Select Large EDC Pocket Knife Review

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Buck Vantage Select Large EDC Pocket Knife Review

The Buck Vantage was a interesting acquisition for me. In a lot of ways, I find it contrarian to my initial expectations of what a Buck knife should represent – after all, most people think of knives like the Buck 110 Folding Hunter or even the Buck 119 as representative of the Buck design ethos!… Read More

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Cold Steel Rajah 2 Oversized Folding Knife Review

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Cold Steel Rajah 2 Oversized Folding Knife Review

The Cold Steel Rajah II is by far the largest folding knife I own. Swinging in with a 6 inch (15.24 cm) recurve blade, it’s a pretty fearsome sight. I have been hounded to review some of the big folders from Cold Steel for some time, and whilst many of my preconceptions about the size of the… Read More

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Kershaw Shuffle 8700 Multi-Function EDC Knife Review

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Kershaw Shuffle 8700 Multi-Function EDC Knife Review

The Kershaw Shuffle is an interesting little tyke recently introduced to the Kershaw lineup. I am not generally a huge fan of folders that attempt to segue into the multitool market, but I found the (albeit flawed) implementation on the Shuffle compelling enough to review. Whilst I was ultimately disappointed with the multi-tool features implemented on… Read More

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