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
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
Here it is the Benchmade Adamas second generation with its CPM Cruwear heavy duty blade.It has been almost 20 years since I have reviewed one of Benchmade hardchore (made for the Military) folder. The last one was the AFCK Axis in D2 and I even think it was not upload even if it was my … Continue reading The mighty Benchmade Adamas BM275FE-2 CPM – Cruwear for Flat Earth ? First glance at that Heavy Metal Hardcore Folder.
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
Have you ever asked yourself why they are so many Spyderco Sprint Run released (out of the blue most of the time) with gorgeous carbon fibers handle and impressive CPM S90V blades ? Because Sal Glesser loves both materials. CF is for him a reminiscence of love of motorsports and S90V is a stainless steel … Continue reading Spyderco Proficient FB36CFP — The Nasa Lamborghini Bushcrafter – Part 1
Since its arrival my Crucarta has been used hard, fallen twice on rocks and pavement and been immerged in dirty water. Well this Shaman is made for that. In fact I have notice how well it could inserted between my CPM M4 Millie and my CPM 3V Tuff. Theyu both could be his parents. Knowing … Continue reading Crucarta’s Family — The Spyderco Shaman reveals its power.
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.
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
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 !
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.