Category: fixed blades

TOPS Knives El Chappo Cleaver

We have seen alot of Cleaver shape blades enter the field cutlery market recently. Most have been of the small, cute, novelty folding variety. They make for fun little EDCs. Tops had something a little more functional in mind.. The Tops El Chappo.

Tops have been making field cutlery since 1998. They have an extensive……


The best hunting knife in the world? Fallkniven PHK..

I used to think I didn’t need a dedicated hunting knife. Most medium fixed blades and a few folders have served me well in a dual role capacity. Most of those knives were designed for basic woods use. They tend to be designed for chopping wood and other camp style tasks. The blade geometry tends……


Florian Vorax fixed blade

I was looking through some popular models from the Blade 2017 show and happened across the Florian Vorax. I took a look at the company information online and was really pleased to see Florian Knives and Tools is a family owned business. It was a surprise to find really rugged looking field cutlery being sold……


Desert Legion XII from U.S. Gladius

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 in……


Fallkniven A1 Pro – Best Wilderness Blade?

If you are a regular reader you might have seen the review of the iconic Fallkniven F1 a couple of months ago. Fallknivens 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……


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! We take a……


Fallkniven F1 Pro – The Legend Improved!

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……


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 to……


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……


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……