Tag: French

Fred Perrin LaGriffe, Michael Janich’s review and many more sharp objects.

PROLOGUE: So where do we begin? It must be twenty years . . . Long story short, it was the beginning of forums on the Internet. When someone in the tactical new world order of the 90’s named Ernest Emerson was promoting his Tiger…

BFTP Fred Perrin Spyderco’s Native Review.

Thanks to JD (Dinkmaker) I was able to read some of the very first knives review written on the Internet in the mid 90’s. More than twenty years ago, no digital camera but my video equipment and so freeze frames in low res. The…

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….

Tuscan Raider #3 – Spyderco C215GP Euroedge.

Again this is all made with my smartphone as I’m far from any computer. A folding dagger as beautifully designed and made is not a bushcraft knife. But my very first modern folder back in 1993 has been a Gerber Applegate folding dagger. The…

Spyderco C36 CPM M4 – Building a Patina

“After building a Patina, coat it with cheese.” This is an old trick Fred Perrin used to do just un case someone asked him about his knife: – Is it a weapon? – Nope I eat a lot of cheese. But the cheese grease…

Opinel N°8 Carbone — The Crowned Hand

(You can notice the factory edge is a mess…  Easy to fix !) I have been using Opinel since my very childhood. I was 8 years whe I was throwing my Opinel N°8 in the dirt figuring I was James Coburn in the Magnificent…

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