Tag: blade

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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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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Boker Plus XS UK “legal carry”

Ever since I was a little kid I have carried a pocket knife. I got my first when I was 8yrs old. It was a small non locking folder with a picture of Disneys Goofy on the white plastic scales. I used to have hours of fun adventuring, making shelters, whittling sticks and generally being…

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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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DPX Gear HEAT

DPX Gear are proving popular here at GnZ. The last time I went to Wales for a shoot (rifle and photo varieties) I handed round some knives and other kit for the guys to look at. The DPX knives were particuarly popular, especially the HEAT. It is a knife that offers a juxtaposition of concepts….

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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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Knives for the Gentleman.. Taylor Brands distinguished folders.

I always like to carry a knife.. The days that I forget, I end up cursing. From unpacking boxes, peeling and slicing fruit, cutting pieces of string, the humble knife is the tool required. Now sometimes we enter an environment where a little class is required. You want the functionality a knife offers in a…

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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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Fox Karambit!

The Karambit style knife has recently become rather popular. All manner of “self defence” gurus have espoused its greatness via youtube and it seems every knife company has released a version or will be soon. However despite the trend it has a number of detractors and debates rage as to it’s pros and cons.. Now…

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