Tag: knives

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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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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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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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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Rugged Folders.

Most people would agree if you need a rugged, tough blade then fixed is the way to go. A fixed blade generally has no joins or obvious weak points making it ideal for challenging environments. However a fixed blade is not always a viable option. You might work in a role which requires you carry…

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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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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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