Tuscan Raider #6 — Ed Schempp Bowie at his best, in the plates !

It’s not a surprise but Ed Schempp Bowie is not only a knife to keep in a safe for collection. I have been taking a lot of knives in Tuscany. Fixed blades to test in the wood of the national parks and some folders. But eventually the Bowie has taken an important place in my … Continue reading Tuscan Raider #6 — Ed Schempp Bowie at his best, in the plates !

Spyderco Persian C83BM — Ed Schempp’s Prince of Persia.

  There is one special knife which is my EDC rotation. It’s not the last steel, not the last lock but this is one of the most beautiful Spyderco ever made. I had pictured it with my Tuff It was designed by Ed Schempp and quoting Spyderco product presentation: “Custom knifemakers are way more than … Continue reading Spyderco Persian C83BM — Ed Schempp’s Prince of Persia.

SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – PART 2 – VARICELLE STORIES.

So I went to Italy with my Tuff (named “Varicelle” aka Chicken Pox because of her handle) in my pocket. And no back up blade but my Paul Watson Victorinox Swisschamp. So Varicelle was on duty. My idea was: with a blade like the Tuff who needs a fixed blade ? What possibly would bring … Continue reading SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – PART 2 – VARICELLE STORIES.

SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – My Folding Kukri

When The Going Get Tough…The Tuff gets going ! I have witnessed the evolution of that knife since the first prototype in 2005. The beautiful fuller was already its signature and I felt, this was a great complement to the hole for opening purpose. For descriptions and length and weight, please use the link above. … Continue reading SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – My Folding Kukri

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

Casstrom No.10 Swedish Forest knife — My Woodlore Alternative.

The title could have been the “Poor Man Woodlore” but it would have not reflect the quality of this N°10 SFK Bushcraft knife. For twenty years now I have follow with interest the long walk of Ray Mears in the wood. Producing an elegant fixed blade to make some magic of barks, sticks and leaves. … Continue reading Casstrom No.10 Swedish Forest knife — My Woodlore Alternative.

SLIVERAX — ELEGANT DREAMED ENGINEERED KNIFE – ACT III: Using.

My Sliverax is a dancer. you can open in a lot of different ways. The flipper is the first. The thumb with the hole. The middle finger with the hole. The ring finger while holding it handle first and some kind of gravity opening: just a flick of the wrist and “Schlak!” it is ready. … Continue reading SLIVERAX — ELEGANT DREAMED ENGINEERED KNIFE – ACT III: Using.

Spyderco C228CFP Paul Alexander’s Sliverax — Elegant Dreamed Engineered Knife – Act I.

This is a first glimpse review with Paul Alexander explanation at the end. So I got the knife for less than an hour in my hand and this is just what passed through my mind just playing with it during photographies. So it will be followed by more in situ testing. I remember Paul Alexander’s … Continue reading Spyderco C228CFP Paul Alexander’s Sliverax — Elegant Dreamed Engineered Knife – Act I.