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 get access to your knife easily — A clip or a … Continue reading About Locks — How to choose ?

Spyderco C135CFP Perrin PPT — Portable Praetorian Tool.

The first PPT was release eight years ago. It was the mind child of Sacha Thiel, Philippe Perotti and of course Fred Perrin which it got all the power. For the record Philippe Perotti aka “PP” was Fred’s student in knife making (and Fred was PP student in handguns). I still own one of PP’s … Continue reading Spyderco C135CFP Perrin PPT — Portable Praetorian Tool.

Manly Comrade S90V – Heavy Duty Slipjoint !

What strikes first when you hold the Comrade is its thickness and weight. This 9 cm blade non-locking slipjoint folder is massive; once open, see how its beautiful classical lines are gentle to the eye. I have chosen the CPM S90V version with a camo G10 theme. As this non locking knife, it deserves some … Continue reading Manly Comrade S90V – Heavy Duty Slipjoint !

RealSteel Knives Bushcraft Folder – Beefy Folding Tool.

I have been dreaming about that kind of folder for quite a long time. Something heavy, strong with a rounded handle to take in the forest and built some shelter. RealSteel Knives, a Chinese company, may have heard my prayer as they are producing a Bushcraft Folder in two versions: with and without the one … Continue reading RealSteel Knives Bushcraft Folder – Beefy Folding Tool.

MANLY PEAK S90V — THE BULGARIAN WONDER AT WORK.

The Manly Peak is a workhorse. So, it has been put to good use in various tasks. The main features of that folder are a very thin geometry and a zero play mid backlock. It has not developed any play and the edge has ever been thinned for outstanding results. Tomatoes are great for testing. … Continue reading MANLY PEAK S90V — THE BULGARIAN WONDER AT WORK.

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 have got around and which fit the purpose to carry a … Continue reading Short Locking Folders — A plethora of choices !

Spyderco C214TIP: The Devil’s Advocate by Gayle Bradley.

“You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire…” I feel like in the “Honest Trailers”: “Please review the Advocate…” OK here we go: Oh yes, the Advocate is a looker and really catches the light.  Knowing Gayle Bradley since his first hard chores folder, I really wanted … Continue reading Spyderco C214TIP: The Devil’s Advocate by Gayle Bradley.

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 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.

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: a Morakniv Pro-C and a Bushcraft Survival Knife both in Carbon Steel and … Continue reading Bushcrafters and Whittling: when the true Scandi grinds stand their ground.