KNIVES

Grayman Knives: Not Pretty, Just Tough

Made for the people who do tough jobs and need a knife they can always count on. Check out the Satu and Dua folders from Grayman Knives.

Grayman Mega Pounder 9

Simply put, Grayman Knives has a reputation for making hard-use knives geared to endure extreme abuse. Many think they are the best mission knives out there...
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11 New Knives Seen at SHOT...

While firearms take center stage at the annual SHOT Show, there's much, much more to be seen, and perhaps nothing pairs better with everyday shooters than...
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SHOT Show Sights: Show Day 2

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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SHOT Show Sights: Show Day 1

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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SHOT Show Sights: Range Day

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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Zero Tolerance 0470 Sinkevich

Zero Tolerance (ZT) Knives have been the flagship of Kai USA — which also manufactures Kershaw folder knives — for over 14 years now.
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Case Astro: Space Traveler!

He was just a kid of 11 or 12, visiting a mall store which sold knives and sword canes, hunting clothes, guns and other cool stuff. Malls were rare for...
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CRKT PROVOKE Karambit

As a fan of Columbia River Knife and Tool, I was quick to jump at the opportunity to check out their latest blade, the PROVOKE morphing karambit.
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ESEE Pinch

When you think of ESEE fixed-blade knives the word “brawny” comes to mind. Even their smaller knives are well known for their tough demeanor but say...
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Bear & Son Retro Lockbacks

Back when I was a whole lot younger there wasn’t much variety in lockback pocketknives. Well, at least not nearly as much as there is today. The reigning...
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DPx HEST/F Urban Ti

DPx Gear is the brainchild of adventurer, author and filmmaker Robert Young Pelton who spent many years in and around international conflicts and deep...
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Bear Edge offers two new...

No self-respecting gun owner, and particularly no legally-armed private citizen who carries a defensive sidearm, is ever far from a good pocket knife.
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Spyderco Bow River

Spyderco is best known for their dazzling array of folders, but they put out some stellar fixed-blades as well — from slick outdoor field knives to wicked...
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Chris Reeve Knives Impinda

Prepare to change the way you think about slip joint pocketknives — the Chris Reeve Knives Impinda is not your granddad’s traditional pocket folder by a...
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Kershaw’s Mini Natrix

Kershaw is known for taking a successful knife design and ratcheting them up to intensify the Wow! factor. Such is the case with the new Copper Mini Natrix...
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Zero Tolerance 0022

The knife-guy acronym “EDC” may have just gotten morphed into “AUEDC” (Almost-Unnoticeable Every Day Carry) by the Zero Tolerance 0022.
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Fold or Fixed?

The symbol Cu — to those who stayed awake in high school science class — stands for “copper.” Otherwise described as “a ductile malleable...
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Dozier DK-FH Folding Hunter

Custom knife maker Bob Dozier is not one to roll out new models every year. Many knives in his lineup date back over 20 years or more and still sell like...
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Eight Great Straights

The cutlery industry has been shifting toward an increase in hunting and sporting knives the past two years due in large part to the more firearms-friendly...
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Multi-Plier Multipliers

I've carried my share of multi-pliers over the years. Virtually every brand. They're great tools — force mutlipliers providing useful leverage or cutting...
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A.G. Russell’s...

When A.G. Russell passed away in October 2018, the cutlery world lost a true icon. Founder of A.G. Russell Knives, Russell was best known for being an...
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A Bull of a Pup

It appears to be yet another 9mm sub-compact pistol, and this one is very nicely made. There’s a visible pivoting hammer at the rear, so it’s obviously...
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Warrior Steel!

Back in 2008, Spartan Blades was the vision of two Army Special Forces veterans looking for a livelihood after their service to our country. Co-owners...
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Whopper Chopper

ESEE has always made hard-use knives from their whopping big camp building, trail blazing Junglas right on down to their small—but hard working—Izula...
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Bear Pair

I recently had the opportunity to examine two new Bear & Son knives. They’re of radically different styles, yet each — in its own way — triggered a...
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Pro-Tech Godson 700

Restrictions on carrying automatic folding knives have been rolled back in states all over the U.S. in recent years with the exception of New York, which...
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This Scandi Slicer is a...

When the modern Bushcraft movement began well over a decade ago, the go-to knives were Finnish puukko designs chosen for their feistiness in the field. The...
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Quick-Open Options

State laws against automatic or “push button” knives are falling like dominos across the nation and cutlery manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon.
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The Kopis STK

One place where the question “What is this younger generation coming to?” is in the cutlery industry. Sure, there was some hand-wringing among the older...
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Battle Horse FULT friction...

Back during the early 1800s, slip-joint pocket knives — those that stay open when the blade is fully engaged — were highly developed but weren’t...
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Bear Ops Bold Action V

How many times have you needed another hand while doing something? If you’re a first responder, the consequences can be deadly when you’re short-handed....
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Toor Knives

Experience is a huge factor in knifemaking. There’s no substitute for day-to-day, hands-on dirty work to know what works and what doesn’t. The Toor...
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Kephart Revival!

One of the early pioneers of modern day Bushcrafting was Horace Kephart, an American outdoorsman who wrote extensively about camping in the wild in the late...
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SOG’s Terminus

The Terminus carries well and cuts well — just like you’d expect from any folding knife offered by SOG. But it doesn’t have any assisted opening...
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Lightweight Heavyweight

Over the years we’ve heard some forthright claims of tough knife steels claiming to hold an edge for a very long time. Today, many of the exotic...
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Kephart Revival!

One of the early pioneers of modern day Bushcrafting was Horace Kephart, an American outdoorsman who wrote extensively about camping in the wild in the late...
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Boker Vox Tool – Small,...

Even though virtually every pocket tool on the planet has a hole for a key ring, few of them ever make it on to mine. Either the tool is too big or heavy or...
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Brute Force!

W.R. Case & Sons is known for making some mighty fine pocketknives, and they’ve offered some fine fixed-blade hunting knives in their line over the years....
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Aggressive Elegance

V Nives may just be the coolest American cutlery outfit you’ve never heard of, but their slick designs are well worth your attention. The company was...
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Spear-Point Shaman

You can tell a successful brand by the number of models staying in the lineup, plus the different versions morphing out of the originals. The Spyderco...
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2QUARE, 2COOL

For years Ontario Knives was known for classic military and rugged outdoor fixed-blades. They dabbled in tactical folders but didn’t strike gold until...
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The Kopis STK

One place where the question “What is this younger generation coming to?” is in the cutlery industry. Sure, there was some hand-wringing among the older...
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Scintillating Steel!

The world of cutlery is laden with knives of every description, but few are what you’d call “transcendent.” The Zero Tolerance 0055 model is just such...
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