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Benchmade Mini Griptilian Combo Pocket Knife Review

Benchmade Mini Griptilian Combo Pocket Knife Review

Benchmade is often revered for its great quality knives at affordable prices. One of the most popular styles has been the Benchmade Pardue Design Mini-Griptilian Combo Edge Knife.

With combo knives, you never can be quite sure what you’re going to get. There are plenty of poorly crafted blades that just don’t meet that quality standards you would expect out of your EDC knife. However my experience with the Benchmade Pardue Design Mini-Griptilian Combo Edge Knife was extremely positive, and I’m grateful that I found this knife. It made me wonder why I didn’t have a knife like this beforehand. It’s made everyday and emergency utility tasks very easy.

This particular combo edge knife has an incredible design and features a satin finish blade and black handle. The black handle with the steel blade is actually quite sleek and yet tough for all of the action that’s been thrown at it. The…

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Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy Serrated Survival Knife Review

Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy Serrated Survival Knife Review

Gerber is an American brand that has been manufacturing quality cutlery and knives since the 1930’s. Soldiers in World War II depended on Gerber’s unstoppable blades on the front lines. They stand behind their quality products and offer a well respected Limited Lifetime Warranty.

One of the nicest features of that warranty is if the knife should fail while operating under standard use it will be serviced or repaired to original quality. At their discretion any defective product will be replaced or substituted with a product of equal value as well. This is standard for all quality knives, but you can be sure if you buy Gerber you’re getting more than your dollar’s value.

The Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy Survival Knife is constructed to be very strong and extremely durable. It is forged out of 420HC stainless steel, with a full tang blade. From the base of the handle to tip of…

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Using Your Knife for Batoning: A Simple Guide

Using Your Knife for Batoning: A Simple Guide

Whether faced with an emergency or just on your latest outdoor adventure, expanding knowledge crucial to your survival will never be a waste of effort. Batoning is a great technique to learn for any outdoorsman. The mistake most people make is that they assume they can just “cross that bridge when they get there.”

Yet, it’s also important to know these techniques and really understand how to perform them properly before the situation presents itself. By doing so, you can save time as well as abundant reserves of energy which you may need you to pull from during subsequent tasks. Trial and error is not always the best format in which to learn new outdoor skills especially when yours or someone else’s life really depends on your understanding of it, and this certainly applies to batoning.

A simple description of batoning is a survival technique in which an individual uses a strong…

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The Best Steel for Survival and EDC Knives

The Best Steel for Survival and EDC Knives

What’s the best steel for knives? A knife needs to be sharp enough to pass through the object which is being sliced or cut. Its ability to penetrate and leave a clean cut is based off the type of alloy used to create it. This means when you are choosing a knife, you should take into consideration the types of steel which it was forged from. Let’s take a look at the various alloys you’ll encounter in survival and EDC knives.

Everybody should own a quality knife that they keep at their side during just about any day to day outdoor task. A quality knife comes in handy for more than just simple cut and slice purposes but for a wide array of other simple fixes you wouldn’t be able to perform without your trusty blade. Like most edc knife owners I don’t think of it as an attack weapon but…

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