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Every Day Carry (EDC)

Everyday carry (EDC) gear options have exploded in recent years, offering fantastic innovation to those who like to be prepared — having the actual tools...
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CRKT Model 5400 XOC

XOC is pronounced “Shock” just to sort of set the tone on this over-the-top, over-built beast of a blade.
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Krudo's Kutters!

Louis Krudo was inspired to make knives not because he grew up hunting and camping. Nor was he inspired by the knife his Papaw gave him as a kid.
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New Products Nov/Dec 2019...

CrossBreed Holsters teamed up with Naroh Arms to develop a line of Holsters for Naroh Arms N1 pistols.
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Requiem To A Titan

Simply stated, A.G. Russell was a giant in the cutlery industry whose impact will live forever. On October 12, 2018, Arkansas native A.G. passed away at the...
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1911 Tool

It gives me great personal delight to talk about this very cool tool. Dear friend and long-time industry peer Gary Smith (recently retired from Caspian)...
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amtac blades northman

Old friend Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills ammo and I had a good visit at the last SHOT Show. While we chatted, Jeff said, “Oh, let me show you this cool...
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Tops' Chef!

The outdoor and culinary cutlery markets are growing by leaps and bounds with many companies trying to expand their horizons. One, however, has made an...
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My Backup Backup Knife

My primary knife is a folder clipped to my strong side pocket. My backup knife is a fixed blade; its location varies depending on the day/situation. And my...
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Cultery Showcase

Pocket power means more than a 9mm! Shooters almost always have a cutter stashed away in a handy spot — and likely more than one. Check out this sterling...
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What I Carry: Kershaw...

Here's a favorite lightweight for light duty. The popular Kershaw Leek in orange looks great, opens with a snap, stands out in a bag or backpack or clipped...
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What I Carry: A...

I’ve almost always been the guy who carries a full-size handgun for CCW. I was willing to forego comfort for capability, wanting to make sure I had a gun...
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5.11 Small Kit Tool Bag

While you’re creating an all-around survival kit list, I'll bet it numbers more than 10 items. Probably at least 20. So think of what you’ll put all...
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Brend's Breed!

Walter Brend is an unassuming sort, the type of person who, met on the street, could just as easily be an affable mild mannered insurance or widget salesman.
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My Backcountry Carry Gear

We all know that guy ... the one who has a backpack or satchel or some kind of bag always with him. And it’s always packed with exactly the right piece of...
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Roy's Daily Carry Gear

“What do we carry?” feature in Handgunner. In looking back, I wasn’t surprised to note my daily carry stuff has changed a bit.
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Bear Ops Bone-Handled...

The simple sharpened edge is a primitive, yet useful tool. When caveman “Glug” first discovered volcanic glass, commonly known as obsidian, he knew he...
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Old Slice, New Life

You can get a very good idea of what’s hot in the knife world by keeping up with trends on social media, and the pocketknives of yesteryear are on fire!
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Get An Edge On Game:...

You’ve been practicing with your favorite handgun all summer long. After testing a lot of different loads you found the right one shooting bug-hole groups.
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An Iron Mans Steel

As custom knifemakers go, David Curtiss bucks the trend. He’s a one-man show. An iron man who works in steel. And he likes it this way. Much has been made...
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Outdoor Edge'iness!

Over three decades ago David Bloch left college with a mechanical engineering degree in hand and never looked for a job. This might seem like a recipe for...
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Keen Cutters

Bobby Tyler of Tyler Gun Works cannot stop playing with metal! Each blade starts with five pieces of steel welded and forged together. Then the blade goes...
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So... You Want To Make A...

The first time my eyes locked onto Johnny Weissmuller’s Bowie knife tucked in his loincloth watching “Tarzan” movies ruined me. What if I needed to...
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The 100 Percenter!

There was a time when custom knifemakers didn’t use computerized machining equipment, instead made their knives the old-fashioned way. All by hand. Some...
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The Tradition Continues

A cutlery company doesn’t get to be over 125 years old by sitting on its laurels unless they make a great product, and even then they must change with the...
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EDC Meets Bug Out Bag

We’re not talking end of the world stuff here, just those mostly annoying pitfalls we stumble into going to work, taking the trash out or when the...
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The Leading Edge

As Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) celebrates its 25th anniversary in the cutlery business, it still seems like they’re a relatively new business.
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The Worldwide Edge!

Trade and expanding one’s horizons has always been a part of mankind’s nature, and the reason we have a global economy today. The typical automobile,...
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Toor Knives

Cameron and Connor Toor were always fascinated with knives as kids. They built a forge in their backyard and made a go of handcrafting knives the way they...
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Bear Ops New AC-551-B4-B...

I’ve been a fan of Bear & Son Cutlery ever since I bought one of their beautiful stag-scaled Damascus steel hunting knives over 30 years ago … a few...
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Soul Of Steel!

The cutlery world is strewn with century-old company names existing only as figments of re-branding. KA-BAR is one of only a few who have truly stood the...
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Spicy Slicers!

It’s always exciting to get the new Spyderco catalog. To paraphrase Forrest Gump, “It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna...
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CRKT Woods Nobo T-Hawk

I’m one of those fortunate fellows who lives in the country on his own land. We shoot, do a bit of hunting, fish in the pond and love it all dearly. But...
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The SOG Secret!

Over 30 years ago, in 1986, history buff and entrepreneur Spencer Frazer took the bold step of designing a replica of the famed Studies and Observations...
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First Edge 5150 Elite...

Okay, so there may be a secret to the name here. A “5150” code when I was a cop in California meant the suspect was crazy or acting insane.
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The American Edge

Looking for a new knife? A new spin on an iconic design? You can fight your way out of the woods, field dress some game, Bug-Out — or just fight your way...
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Hogue Heaven!

Back in 2011 Hogue, Inc. had over 40 years under their belt making top-shelf aftermarket handgun grips and were world-renown for their quality.
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Steel Will Gekko 1550

This folding knife boasts no single exceptional feature and yet has nothing you’d want to change. Basic, yes. Boring, no. Beautifully executed, for sure....
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The Folding Knife You've...

How many times have you spotted a folding knife clipped to someone's pocket? About a hundred or so? Me, too. You've probably noticed the knives (and...
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Giving Thanks for Muck...

Our Thanksgiving traditions include a visit to central Ohio to visit family. And their Thanksgiving traditions include a pre-Thanksgiving feast trail walk...
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Knife Sharpening with Roy...

No matter what level of expertise you have with sharpening knives, it's always good take a brief refresher course on the basics. Here's one of the most...
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Just How Strong is a...

Looks like an all-around, do-anything kind of knife, right? That’s what I think, too. It’s full tang, of course, and look at the handle.
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Hammer, Pry Bar, 4x4 Post,...

In an earlier review of a GLOCK Survival Knife, reader "Roderick" challenged me to drive the GLOCK knife through a 4" piece of wood.
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