Tag: Taiwan

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 MILITARY C36PIN PART III: WHITTLING WITH GHOST.

We all know that the steel is only 30 percent of the equation for a great blade. And I’m not talking about the whole knife — ergonomy, lock quality, sheath, clip —  just the blade: the main “Matter Separator” to quote Sal Glesser. Apart…

Cold Steel Recon 1 XL — O’ Brother where art thou ?

Everything I could have said about that knife is already in my XL Voyager Review here ! Really, you should start by that post. This Recon 1 XL version is just proposing some real great upgrades. Compared to the Recon 1 normal version: this…

Chris Reeve Sebenza ATS-34 — Honor is her name.

What does it means to own a Sebenza ? 21 years ago, in September 1996, I was joined by phone from Taiwan. His name was Huan Chang Hsu. He was an ophthalmologist, a diver and a knife collector.  He had found my contact on…

A first glimpse at the Spyderco C187CFP2 Peter Carey Rubicon 2

I’m not a fan of thick hollow blades for quite long time now. The Gil Hibben Rambo III knife is not in my dreamlist anymore and the last hollow ground knife I have reviewed has been the Recon 1. But one of my favorite…

Gayle Bradley 2 years after – The Workhorse of outstanding performances.

Two years ago in March 2012 I have ordered and received overseas within 5 working days my Spyderco Gayle Bradley. I knew at first glance this knife was going to be a hit. You feel it in your hand and in the way it’s…

Voyager XL Clippoint. This is for real.

OK let’s do it very short as long as this Über Folder is long. Incredible value. Smooth. Really smooth. Lock like a vault. Perfectly balanced. Alive in the hands. Light and fast. Easy to choke up. Beautiful big flatground bowie clip blade. Really sharp…

Cold Steel Recon 1 – Second Batch – Back In Black.

I always loved the way Lynn Thomson goes boldly when no other CEO as gone before. The Cold Steel production gave us carbon steel modern folders (Pocket Bushmane and ven the Archangel balisong series) and great choppers. Even the chance to own, try and…

Spyderco BushcraftUK G10 – The Revenge of the Bold and the Beautiful

Santa has spoiled me and (scoop) Santa lives in Golden, Colorado. I have been a huge fan of the Spyderco Bushcraft and really regretted to see such a great company with such great initiatives obliged to sale that great knife as Second since the…

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