Like I have said in my previous review of that venerable folding knife : It has taken me a very long time before to get any interest in the Police model. My first real step in the wide Spyderco world was the Terzuola Starmate and the Millie. The Starmate was equipped with some super new steel … Continue reading A Spirit In a Material World: Sting, The Police.
This version of the Manix is equipped with one of the strongest lock ever produce by Spyderco in a light package. We are touching here a “Knife of Excellence” and one of the best Eric Glesser’s design. Sadly it is discontinuited in 2019 but this is also the last chance for you to get an … Continue reading Manix 2 Lockback C101MBGP2 — Native 5.2 Grand Daddy !
In my latest review, Pear of Cydonia, I got surprised by the chemical reaction when cutting quinces with the Morakniv ; immediately the quince’s juice and its high concentration in tannins combined with carbon steel blade lead to dark traces on the fruit and accelerated the blade’s patina. Many thanks to Max Wedges for his explantations: “Now … Continue reading Morakniv… in the wilderness of my garden
My first experience with Massdrop exclusive design was one year ago. The Falcon has been a surprise in its quality and design and since has been my Spyderco Techno replacement. The Gent is even a better deal !! We are in presence of a real masterpiece in modern cutlery and, pardon my French but I … Continue reading Massdrop Ferrum Forge Gent — The Ultimate Contender.
My first impression is that this little folder is designed as a very strong little workhorse. Nested liners, carbon fiber, compression lock, integral guard (short choil), full flat ground blade, belly on the edge ? What no to like ? The hour glass clip !! Because it’s not deep carry friendly ! At least it … Continue reading Spyderco C210CFP Reinhold Rhino: The Mini Chinook ?
Strangely I am coming back often to the PPT when I first thought it would be a collection and a safe queen. Safe queen my a$$ ! Pardon my French but there is something quite sensual when holding this knife, something which makes the other feel “hollow” in comparaison. The PPT got that heavy butt “anchoring” … Continue reading The Spyderco PPT Round 2 — The Son of Anarchy.
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 !
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.
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.
I got two requests for writing that little comparaison hence a lot of users are hesittating between those two radical designs. My Yojimbo2 is a special edition as is my Paramillie 2. Both got carbon fiber handles. Both are made in Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth. Both are second generation. The Yo2 has been designed by … Continue reading Yojimbo2 vs Paramilitary2 — Face 2 Face !