Category: Field Cutlery

Ruike M51 Multifunction Knife

When I was about 9 years old I had a yearning for a multifunctional knife. I was already the proud owner of a slip joint pen knife emblazoned with Disney’s Goofy on the scale. The knife went everywhere with me as I explored the wooded areas around the local neighbourhood with my friends. My local…

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Florian Knives Vorax fixed blade

I came to hear about Florian knives about a year ago. I was looking through some popular models from the Blade 2017 show and happened across Florian. I took a look at the company information online and was really pleased to see Florian Knives and Tools is a family owned business. I was also somewhat…

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Flippers – Maserin Pitbull and Tekut Tiburon

If I had to choose my all time favourite type of knife for general use it would be a smooth flipping folder. There is something really pleasing as the blade deploys with a with a graceful SNICK! The design seems simple yet in practice a truly smooth and robust flipper requires careful design and precise…

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When beauty meets beast – OKC Cerberus folder

Every so often an item catches my eye simply because it looks stunning. This was the case with Ontario Knife companies new Cerberus folding knife. While scanning through models destined for Blade show 2017 I stumbled across the Cerberus and was keen to see if the function lived up to the form.  Features  The first…

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Sharpening Knives – finally a solution that works every time.. 

So I have a confession to make.. despite owning lots of knives I have always struggled to get them consistently sharp.. Sometimes I got lucky and other times they ended up blunter than they were before.. The struggle is real! It turns out I am not alone. A lot of guys I speak to have…

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Aku Strike Knives

Aku Strike are an American based business who aims to provide innovative, good quality products at a reasonable price point. I have been using two of Aku’s knives over the last two months to see if they perform as promised…. Mimic Aku have two products named Mimic (maybe that is where the name originates). The…

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Raging Jap RJ5 Folding Knife

Following Blade show there are a number of new knives and even companies we will be reviewing here at GnZ. One of those new companies is “Raging Jap” – new to us anyway. Now I have to say the company name raised some eyebrows and smiles in the office for two reasons.. A couple of…

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U.S. Gladius Desert Legion

We recently reviewed a tactical type blade which I thought would appeal to collectors more so than users. The Desert Legion XII bridges the gap between collectable, tactical and useable and adds a little bit of historical in there for good measure..  U.S. Gladius are based in the USA as the name suggests. They specialize…

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Fox Specwog Alfa Knife. 

I have held back on this review for a while now. The Specwog knife (stands for Special warrior operation group) is a straight up “martial” blade. It was designed for martial application and as such has no real use for EDC. In my opinion there are two markets for this type of knife – collectors…

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Budget Folders from Ganzo.

I review a lot of high cost kit. I do not select products because they are high cost, I select products that work and endure. It just so happens that most products that work really well and cope with hard use tend to be at the higher end of the price bracket. Not always though…..

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