Category Archives: Knives and Tools

Knife Robot®: The First Knife Sharpener with a Serious Edge over the Competition

The Knife Robot, available in two versions; portable and built-in, brings high-tech, auto knife sharpening to the home, workshop, outdoors or professional kitchen. Pre-orders now available on Indiegogo. Knife Robot Portable Knife Sharpener Redwood City, Cal. (March 2017) – Finally, … Continue reading

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HOGUE KNIVES ANNOUNCES FOUR INCH AUTOMATICS

  Hogue Knives announced the addition of four inch automatic knives to their popular line of American-made folding knives. The new autos are spring-loaded four inch versions of Hogue’s popular EX-01 and EX-04 tactical folding knives. “We’ve worked hard to … Continue reading

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FREELAND : 005 SCHENK KNIVES

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A Look At Six Spyderco Folders For 2017

Spyderco one of the most highly regarded knife makers in the world was founded by Sal Glesser. The first product Spyderco produced was the Portable Hand in 1976, this “spider-shaped device”, which gave the company its name, was a series … Continue reading

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HOMEFRONT BY KEN ONION WITH FIELDSTRIP TECHNOLOGY

Kaneohe, HI is one of my favorite spots on the planet and it’s also home to one of the best knife designers in the U.S. Mr. Ken Onion. Ken’s designs are imaginative, practical and very functional; however, this year he … Continue reading

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Extrema Ratio New BF0 CD Folder

The new Extrema Ratio BF0 is the smallest among the Basic folders. The handle material, technopolymer, makes the BF0 light and tough. Extreme reinforces the handle with a steel internal frame. The BF0 also features a liner lock system for … Continue reading

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EXTREMA RATIO’S NEW WAKI BLACK

WAKI comes from the well known Japanese Wakizashi swords; Samurai carried them, reserving the katana for use in battle. Extrema’s version of the WAKI is made from Boehler N690 steel and hardened at 58HRC. The handle is in forprene. The … Continue reading

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White River NEW Survival Knife Line for 2017

White River Knife & Tool–www.whiteriverknives.com Earlier this year White River Knives debuted their NEW Survival Knife line releasing prototypes to actual survival experts and a very limited few to the general public for use and abuse feedback. Their recommendations are … Continue reading

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White River Knife & Tool Tactical Utility Knife

White River Knife & Tool reintroduces their GTI 4.5 tactical/utility knife designed for serious backcountry or combat use. Everyone has “the best” war fighting knife but check this out for some interesting features and functional design. This model was previously … Continue reading

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EXTREMA RATIO NEW KARAMBITS NIGHTMARE

Extrema Ratio has just launched its latest development effort of karambit folding knife with many of the rescue features needed by first responders. The new knives, which the company named “NIGHTMARE” has been adopted by the special units of U.S.I.V.P. … Continue reading

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ANDREW BAWIDAMANN GUNNR

This is one of the original designs in the Bawidamann Blades Bloodline. The GUNNR TANTO SPEAR POINT. There have been a few put out here and there over the years, and there is always a buzz about it from those … Continue reading

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Kinetic Concealment Introduces KAR-1 Tactical Knife

Kinetic Concealment introduced the latest product in their defense accessory line, the KAR-1 Knife. The KAR-1 is a Karambit-style fixed blade knife that comes with a paddle holster sheath.Manufactured for Kinetic Concealment by MTech Cutlery, the KAR-1 is the ideal … Continue reading

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EXTREMA RATIO ADDS HF2 D AND HF2 T TO THEIR HEAVY FOLDER LINE

Heavy Folder Drop Point HF2 D   Heavy Folder Tanto HF2 T TECHNICAL SHEET Weight g.: 319.5 Weight oz.: 11.27 Blade Length (mm): 124.5 Blade Length (in): 4.90 Total Length (mm): 305.5 Total Length (in): 12.03 Blade Thickness (mm): 5.6 … Continue reading

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COLUMBIA RIVER KNIFE AND TOOL TRENCHER – Tactical Entrenching Tool

Although the E-Tool’s key strength is its compactness, its function is limited to digging or a capable blunt object, should all else fail. Modern designs, like the CRKT Trencher, offer a number of features not found in the standard issue … Continue reading

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EXTREMA RATIO INTRODUCES TWO NEW HEAVY FOLDERS

Heavy Folder Drop Point HF1D Heavy Folder Tanto Point HF1T   TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Weight g.: 271,5 Weight oz.: 10,69 Blade Length (mm): 91 Blade Length (in): 3,58 Total Length (mm): 240 Total Length (in): 0,25 Blade Thickness (mm): 6,3 Blade … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING THE "WHARNCLIFFE POGN"

The POGN WHARNCLIFFE by Bawidamann Blades features filework on the blade spine and notches on the thumbrest, 5/32 blade stock, 1 1/2 in blade depth. Full tang Skeltonized construction.MADE IN USA, Proudly crafted by the Bawidamann Brothers Blade length 3 … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: CRKT TRENCHER

We’ve been digging around for something cool to review for our readers and found CRKT’s Trencher. How many times have you gone camping  and found your self in need of a shovel, saw and ax? Well, look no further readers … Continue reading

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Spyderco Street Beat Black A Fred Perrin Design

If looking and holding Spyderco’s Street Beat doesn’t float your boat, you may want to check your vitals. This little fixed blade knife has all of the sex appeal of a Lamborghini HURACÁN LP 610-4 AVIO. The Street Beat is … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: SPYDERCO STREET BEAT IN BLACK

Coming up this July, we’ll introduce readers to Spyderco’s Street Beat compact fixed blade knife. This edged weapon is possibly the best implementation of a compact fixed blade knife that we’ve ever had the pleasure to review. Everything from blade … Continue reading

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EXTREMA RATIO CORVO

The CORVO is a traditional Chilean Army combat knife. Its origins are mysterious; it probably arrive in the New World with the Spanish Conquistadores, who developed an appreciation for the design during the Spanish war against the Moors. The CORVO … Continue reading

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Gear Review: CRKT CLEVER GIRL

We had the pleasure to review a new addition to CRKT’s Forged by War series marketed as Clever Girl. Its designer, Austin McGlaun, is a U.S. Army Iraq veteran with a flair for what I’ll call “intimidating” designs. Clever Girl … Continue reading

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EXTREMA RATIO N.K.2 NECK KNIFE

N.K.2 is a new reduced-size knife in Extrema Ratio’s family of neck knives.  The N.K.2 differs its predecessor N.K.1 in the new Tanto blade and the blood-draining slot. The handle is specifically designed to prevent accidental injury while drawing the … Continue reading

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Bawidamann’s April Fools Day Knife Sale 4.1.16 – 4.7.16

Starting RIGHT NOW! The store is LIVE!!!!! Bawidamann’s  blades go fast so if you snooze you loose… 5 Different knife models in multiple color SKUs GUNNR, POGN L, HRUND, POGN, and SKRAELING Limited Availability (If you Ain’t first You’re Last) … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW CRKT’s CLEVER GIRL

We have another great review coming your way, which we’re shure will appeal to the edged weapon aficionado that is into ruthless efficiency. I won’t spoil the story for you but this is a design coming straight out of Fort … Continue reading

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LIMITED EDITION BLUE FORCE GEAR ESEE IZULA KNIFE

Blue Force Gear commissioned this special knife because it’s perfect for everyday carry, keep it in the car, stored in a bug out bag, or worn on an plate carrier. The IZULA is extremely light at only two ounces, is … Continue reading

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SILENCERCO + MCGINNIS KNIVES

SilencerCo has paired up with knife maker Gerry McGinnis to produce a limited-edition run of Mini Exos. McGinnis is known within the knife world as one of the most renowned and respected makers of custom and mid-tech blades.  His creations … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Spyderco Para Military 2 Dark Blue

  Spyderco added a new interpretation to its highly successful Para Military 2. The new for 2016 Para Military 2 Dark Blue is the company’s latest addition to its Dark Blue line of CPM S110V knives. In this review, I … Continue reading

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THE SPYDER STRIKES AGAIN! SPYDERCO PARA MILITARY 2 A SNEAK PREVIEW

Spyderco, enjoys a global reputation for some of the best folding and fixed blade knives on the market. In 2016, they introduce its new and measurably enhanced Para Military 2 with an SV110 steel blade that is sure to be … Continue reading

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White River Knife & Tool Introduces The Caper

White River Knife & Tool – http://www.whiteriverknives.com. is introducing what the company describes as a perfectly designed and executed knife that gets it done. This new knife designated the Caper is constructed of CPM S30V high-carbon stainless steel at a … Continue reading

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WITH SPYDERCO AT SHOT SHOW 2016

I had a great visit with our friends at Spyderco who were kind enough to take us through their interesting and very attractive new offerings for 2016. The Spyder produces exceptional folding and fixed blade knives; absolutely some of the … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2016 WITH COLUMBIA RIVER KNIFE AND TOOL

CRKT has a number of new fixed blade designs that are part of their Forged By War™ program, the company has also launched a new line of Ruger knives. Also new for 2016 is the Birler Ax designed by the … Continue reading

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BAWIDAMANN ROGUE KNIVES ARE AVAILABLE

These knives are designed with a 60 degree angle bend from handle to tip to enhance natural motions from punching to plunging, with the knife being a true extension of the motion. They are designed for off side carry, and … Continue reading

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OUR 2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING IDEAS

Each year we go back through many of the items we’ve had the opportunity to review and select 10 that we feel would make exceptional gifts or stocking stuffers. The selection criteria is heavily influence by function, reliability, relevance and … Continue reading

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EXTREMA RATIO DOBERMANN IV S AFRICA

Extrema Ratio introduced its Dobermann IV S Africa, a knife dedicated to hunters. The knife delivers all of the characteristics that make it an excellent choice for skinning or otherwise work on the prey. It comes with a 145 mm … Continue reading

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Tom Bender Van Nuys’ Blade Smith

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to review one of Tom Bender’s blades, which you can read here. Tom is an amazing Connecticut Yankee now living in Van Nuys, CA. There’s probably not an action film … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Cold Steel’s Tactical Katana Machete

  There are machetes and then there are machetes this one from Cold Steel breaks all the rules and delivers the ability to sever any object with a one double-handed stroke. If the spirit of the warrior class Samurai flows … Continue reading

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Bawidamann Karambits Available

KARAMBITS AVAILABLE! Well….. here they are. Finally.  Our “most ripped off model” in China, and some of the time the selling websites even claim funny little things like it was designed by Israeli Mossad… It was designed here in the … Continue reading

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TUFF-WRITER LAUNCHES NEW MINI-CLICK PEN and MECHANISM ON KICKSTARTER

PHOENIX, AZ – Tuff-Writer MFG LLC., makers of the world’s toughest American made pens, have launched the new Mini-Click Pen Project on Kickstarter. The Mini-Click is the brain child of Jack Roman, who has been designing pens for almost a … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Cold Steel’s Tactical Katana Machete

It’s been a while since we’ve done an edged weapon review so we wanted it to be something on the formidable side. To do that, we selected Cold Steel’s Tactical Katana Machete. This 24 inch blade is formidable but very … Continue reading

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Extrema Ratio Announces The Dobermann IV Africa

Extrema Ratio has introduced the new Dobermann IV Africa, dedicated to professional hunters.The blade steel is Bohler N690, the Austrian stainless steel enriched with chromium, vanadium, molybdenum and cobalt, whose distinctive features are hardness, for edge retention, and ease of … Continue reading

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