Category: fixed blades

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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Fallkniven A1 Pro.

If you are a regular reader you might have seen the review of the iconic Fallkniven F1 a couple of months ago. The F1 is part of a range of knives – the A1, F1 and S1. The F1 is the baby of the bunch which suits a specific niche – a small but incredibly…

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Bastinelli Kalinou Karambit.

I reviewed the Fox knives folding Karambit over a year ago. It proved a very popular article with collectors, martial artists and a good deal of video gamers who emailed me with a variety of questions on Karambits. Apparently a Karambit features in a recent game which has no doubt boosted interest. I am a…

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Fallkniven F1 Pro

When I was a kid in the late 80s I asked my Dad to subscribe me to a magazine called Combat and Survival. I used to look forward to its arrival on a friday evening when Dad would bring it back from the newsagents complete with a 1/4lb of cola cubes and a stick of…

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Bushcrafting blades – Maserin 986 and Morakniv Bushcraft Survival

Bushcraft. There are many things we now take for granted in the developed world.. Heat, clean water, shelter, food. If most of us had any of those removed and were forced to fend for ourselves without shops we would probably struggle. In essence the art of bushcraft is a skill set that enables a person…

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Wilderness fixed blades.

We took a look at some rugged folding blades last week here at GnZ. In that group review I made it pretty clear that a fixed blade was the only way to go when it comes to building large shelters or breaking down decent sized firewood. Tasks such as batoning are really hard on the…

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The Parry blade – A do it all survival knife?

I have used big blades and small blades when out in the woods and I can tell you one thing I know for sure – A small blade cannot do what a big blade can. Can a big blade manage the fine work as well as dealing with heavy stuff.. The Parry blade attempts to…

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Morakniv Companion – Best value bushcrafting blade ever?

If you enjoy collecting or using quality knives you will also know that they can be expensive. If you were looking for a reliable knife for bushcrafting or camping then your probably going to spend $50/£30+ and lets be honest many of us would spend a lot more.. There tends to be a lot of…

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