Posts Tagged ‘knife construction’

Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife

Review of the Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife

You may have seen the Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife in the aisle of your local sporting goods store. It’s not uncommon to see all kinds of different products sold with celebrity names attached to make them seem more appealing. That is not something you commonly see in the hunting and survival market, but the popularity of survival style TV shows may have changed that.

One of the biggest, most recognizable names in the TV survival arena is Bear Grylls from Man vs. Wild, and he has teamed with Gerber to deliver his own line of survival blades that meet the their high standards in a tough market. Earlier we reviewed the Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Survival Knife which performed quite well, today we’ll review the more compact Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife with Slim Sheath. The name is a bit of a mouthful, but basically tells you…

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Kabar Becker BK2 Knife

Review of The Kabar Becker BK2 Knife

You can almost guarantee that any outdoorsman will have a variety of different knives that have been designed to do very different tasks. Some knives are more adept at handling smaller, menial camping or hunting tasks, while others are designed to do the “heavy lifting” that only a certain type of knife can deliver. The Kabar Becker BK2 Campanion knife tries to fit somewhere in the middle, as this is a smaller knife that is probably going to be a little heavier in your hand than you might have expected. That feeling of weight may well be enough to give you the confidence to use it to tackle some of the heavier chores.

The Construction

The Kabar Becker BK2 has certainly been designed to be able to take on bigger tasks. The first thing that you notice when you pick up this knife is the weight. It is certainly a little heftier…

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Spyrderco Sage 2 and Flashlight

Review of Spyderco Sage 2

No other brand of knife pays tribute to legendary knife makers of the past like the Spyderco Sage series. The latest in that great line-up is the Spyderco Sage 2, which pays homage to the Reeve Integral Lock (RIL) invented by Chris Reeve. Titanium is featured prominently in both the design of the knife and the lock, which puts the Sage 2 in some very good company indeed, albeit at a price that is much more affordable than the higher end pieces it is comparable with.

The Unique Blade

The 3-inch long blade of the Sage 2 is made of 6a14V titanium and CPM S30V steel, with the thickness of the blade coming in at a svelte .125 inches. It’s a lightweight knife at just 3.5 ounces and the overall look is extremely pleasing to the eye. The centering of the blade on the handle is pretty close to perfect, which is…

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What Defines an EDC Folding Knife as Tactical

What Defines an EDC Folding Knife as Tactical

Think about the original intent of a tool that has the ability to slice through a wide variety of materials in the effort to make living and working a little easier and more efficient. The knife has essentially remained the same through thousands of years of human evolution, but knife designs have improved and diversified to match a host of applications.

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The most sought-after knife design in the modern world is perhaps, a blade that can be considered a quality tactical weapon and tool. In the past, tactical gear that included knives were reserved for designs utilized by military personnel and specialized industrial professionals. In the present market, tactical weaponry is categorized by a delineation of features, shapes, sizes and unique or unusual components. Rifles, clothing and technologically advanced items are more difficult to classify when it comes to tactical gear….

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SOG Fixed Blade Creed

My In Depth Review of the SOG Creed

It might go without saying that a fixed blade knife is good to have around. However, the Creed by SOG is without a doubt, one knife that demands attention and is certain not to go unnoticed whenever one is displayed. The shape of the blade is among the more striking expressions of knife-making that have come from SOG.

This is a very stout knife, constructed with the strength needed for penetrating and cutting, even when used in the most extreme wilds. The Tech Bowie type handle will deliver a very firm and steady grip even in inclement weather, with a combination of a raised surface texture and finger indentations produced to just the right amount of depth along the handle.

Where the SOG Creed Really Shines

This is a great all-purpose knife that is perfect for hunting, fishing, backpacking or self-defense. It truly is an intimidating and impressive looking blade. The blade…

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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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