Tag: Review

SPYDERCO C192TIP – My Knife In Law.

Following the arrival of the PITS, the daily testing has come quite quickly as it hasn’t left my pocket still so there have been a bunch of opportunities to put it in play. The first thing I noticed was the action required to open…

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…

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…

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…

Spyderco Lil’Nilakka – My Romantic Gentleman Puukko.

When I consider a new knife, I like to choose it in such a way that it conveys values that appeal to me; in synch with my mood with what I recognize as exemplifying a tradition, a nation; when craft turns into art. I…

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…

Spyderco FB33GP Gayle Bradley Pocket Bowie !

This is Gayle Bradley first Fixed Blade collaboration with Spyderco. A “unique blend of expert design and state-of-the-art metallurgy”… But is it a real Bowie ? A true Bowie is “the most effective fighting and survival knife ever made.” Just to quote Bill Bagwell…

Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Falcon S35VN Folding Knife — Flipping Modern Lady/Gentleman Knife at a bargain !

(Fresh from out of the box) As my friend and co author JD I had ordered the Ferrum Forge Falcon for 124 dollars. Titanium handle à la Sebenza (* the RIL is a South African invention ) with steel insert in the lock to…

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…

Tuscan Raider #2 – cheese and wine, boar, scorpion and Delica.

For now this post has only been edited on my smartphone. It’s more of a journal kind and some thoughts I wanted to share. It is the occasion also to share some pics of knives being used. Once arrived in Tuscany one of the…

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