Bark River Knives – Canadian Special CPM3V – Lord of the Forest

This a first glimpse at a new acquisition: the Canadian Special has been designed by Mike Stewart owner of Bark River Knives and it is his favorite knife of this size. It’s his own version of the famous Canadian skinner D.H. Russell Canadian Belt Knife made by Grohmaan since 1957. This is not my first … Continue reading Bark River Knives – Canadian Special CPM3V – Lord of the Forest

BRKT (Bark River Knives & Tools) Bravo 1 Field Knife CPM3V – The Convexed Bushcrafter

I have received this knife for my B Day from The Knife Connection. (Excellent service as always.) This is the version without the “Hump” and I have chosen a weatherproof leather sheath. “…a genuine Bark River Sheath features heavy, top grain cow hide leather and Bark River Knives’ waterproofing treatment called Extreme Environment Protection. The … Continue reading BRKT (Bark River Knives & Tools) Bravo 1 Field Knife CPM3V – The Convexed Bushcrafter

Spyderco Military CPM CRU-WEAR ~ C36GGY – Fifty Shades of Grey

A smooth G10 handle after some sanding. Back in 1996 I was handling my first Military. It was a CPM440V (S60V) blade with a black G10. Here the link to our old review Fred Perrin and I back in the Geocities’times. Since, well, the constant refinement have made it ever more reliable. Anyway, when I … Continue reading Spyderco Military CPM CRU-WEAR ~ C36GGY – Fifty Shades of Grey

Benchmade 200 Puukko – Call me Snake.

This is the first Benchmade’s review for a long time. Why ? Not because of the quality of Les De Asis company’s products but because I was not really excited by their production in the last decade after a huge love with their AFCK back in 90’s, and also with Nimravus and all those blades … Continue reading Benchmade 200 Puukko – Call me Snake.

Bulgarian Rhapsody – Manly Wasp in S90V

In winter we all need vitamin C, after a long wait I get my shot !! My Viking friend Dan Sharpe has been the one who has injected me the Manly Virus. First one was the Manly Peak, the Comrade…  And with my Welsh pal Wayne, both were keen to have the chance to carry … Continue reading Bulgarian Rhapsody – Manly Wasp in S90V

Patina on Cruwear ? Not that easy !

Forcing a Patina on Cruwear! Why? Because I’m going to the sea and I just need to be certain it won’t pit. Now Cruwear seems tricky compared to 52100 or Maxamet. Let see how it will get…   45 minutes later… No patina yet some stains… “It’s not as rusty as 1095 usually, so it’s … Continue reading Patina on Cruwear ? Not that easy !

SPYDERCO SPRIG FB37GGR — Phil Wilson Bird & Trout Companion.

Bird & Trout knives are small thin fixed blades, lightweight sharp knives able to process a bird or a trout. Those knives got of course no chopping purposes and no bushcrafting purposes but we have found the Sprig by Phil Wilson to be a reliable wood companion. I already knew Phil Wilson as a knifemaker … Continue reading SPYDERCO SPRIG FB37GGR — Phil Wilson Bird & Trout Companion.

SPYDERCO TATANKA C180G – FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE BUFFALO

So here it is that new In House design of a super folder. Sal Glesser’s signature is engraved near the spyderhole. God, this is an heavy contender (A stainless steel backspacer!!) and a huge folding knife but, once open, it’s surprisedly well balanced despite its general weight which is really well distributed. A grin has … Continue reading SPYDERCO TATANKA C180G – FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE BUFFALO

SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP ~ C151GTI – When The Going Gets Tough – The Tuff Keep Going

The Persian is reviewed here. Ed Schempp is a very clever designer. As I have noticed in my previous post, it took him almost a decade to get the Tuff to the End Line Users. The purpose of the design was to create the tougher knife possible, kinda über Strider Sebenza Blackwood mix… A folding … Continue reading SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP ~ C151GTI – When The Going Gets Tough – The Tuff Keep Going

Spyderco Techno & Tuff glimpse: “Thick twice, cut once!”

I love thin blades and showing to a friend how an Opinel could push cut in hard material when high tech “tactical” folders won’t succeed, is a fact of common sens… but my still I love THICK HEAVY blades. Those which are so brutal and so manly ! And turning the Chris Reeve quote from … Continue reading Spyderco Techno & Tuff glimpse: “Thick twice, cut once!”