Category: Advice

About Locks — How to choose ?

Nowadays rendering of three iconic 90’s lock: Liner Lock, Back Lock and Integral Lock. They are plethora of locks since the 90’s when the Tactical Folders trend started. “Tactical” , a term which has been mainly used in a marketing way, means you can…

Short Locking Folders — A plethora of choices !

Those are the knives I choose when going out. I prefer a 3 inches locking blade. From left to right we have got: the Falcon, the Wolfspyder, the Native 5, the Delica, the Techno and the Chaparral. They are just examples of knives I…

Pradel versus the world — The gentle Sheeple’s choice.

  When the holidays come, you are confronted to other members of your family, mostly sheeples, who will open huge eyes should you wave that K2 from your pocket to slice the turkey. That said, lets see what those sheeples bring to the table. Oh!…

Knives for Self Defense — Is it a good idea ?

Some knives are marketed on self defense purpose but self defense is not a current situation in the use of a knife. Before you get yourself in a situation where your life is at stake, there is a lot of extraordinary thresholds you have…

SLIVERAX — ELEGANT DREAMED ENGINEERED KNIFE – ACT II: Convexing.

Many times, people asked me how I was honing my knives to my taste. I love thin edges and I love edges which can be maintain by stropping on leather. For that any sharp angle but the edge itself need to removed. So my…

Bushcrafters and Whittling: when the true Scandi grinds stand their ground.

As I have found, a Scandi grind blade is not the easiest to be honed to your desire especially with modern powder metallurgy steels but once obtained it is a pleasure for the whittler. With that in mind I have bought two Mora Knives:…

Getting my S30V Nilakka back to Zero Grind.

As you can notice, my Nilakka was developping a gentle convexing ground since JD had the patience to give a decent edge to it two years ago. But since, JD has sent me another video showing how tough well heat treated S30V can be…

Spyderco Manix Blue Sprint C101GBL2 — Seven Years of EDC, New Homemade Caged Ball.

My wife’s cousin used his Manix 2 since I have given it to him seven years. The knife is his EDC both at his work and at home. Every year I sharp it for him and I have noticed that the knife looks like…

52100 Paramilitary 2 by the ocean.

So here I’m in Southern Bretagne near Lorient, city of Eric Tabarly with my Paramillie Exclusive Run in 52100 Ball Bearing Steel. For those who don’t know Sal is a fan, this is why Eric is named Eric. 🙂 The moisture and salt are…

Choosing a knife for the city.

You don’t need a reason to carry a knife. Whatever they ask you, just lie or tell them what they want to hear. In the woods or in the countryside carrying a knife, whatever your gender, is wise. But in the city ? You…

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