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How to Camp Anywhere with a CPAP Machine

  Several members of my family sleep with a CPAP machine.  Most of the time, it is not overly burdensome as long as they are sleeping in their own bed where they have their system setup.  However, our family loves to camp, and we needed to find a better solution for camping with a CPAP machine. There are three easy …

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Don’t Tread on Me – What It Means Today

Don’t Tread on Me is a very strong statement in the United States with very deep historical roots. The phrase was written under the image of a rattle snake and emblazoned on a yellow flag. This is known as the Gadsden flag and falls within the historical flags of America. What Does It Mean? The symbolism in the flag partnered …

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What is the Best Machete?

We reviewed the top 3 machetes and found one surprising secret. Unlike most people, I’m sure you’re looking for the best machete because you want to survive the Zombie apocalypse (or just cut down some stuff when hiking.  Either reason is good in my book). The problem here is that while the world is filled with lousy machetes, it also has …

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Kershaw Injection 3.5 Review

First Thoughts The Kershaw Injection is a Todd Rexford design and it was first released to the retail market in 2013.  Because of nothing more than standard operating protocol in the industry, it was discontinued in 2016, though you can still find it online (I did!).  Kershaw is a brand of the parent company Kai USA and it’s based out …

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How Good is CPM S90V Knife Steel?

Introduction Crucible Industries CPM S90V is tough stuff. This steel is well known for for its wear-resistance.  According to Crucible, S90V is used in plastic feedscrews, valve components, nozzles, slitters, cutters, gear pumps, pelletizing equipment, bearings, and other hard use parts. In the knifemaking world, S90V is legendary for its near perfect edge-retention. It is close to impossible to dull …

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How Good is Nitro V Stainless Steel?

Introduction With the vast amount of “boutique steel” on the market today, the knifemaker and consumer have an unprecedented ability to be choosy about the type of steel they want in their knives. Online forums are awash in back and forth banter on what steel to use for what purpose, how to heat treat and temper those steels, and what …

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How Good is CPM S35VN Knife Steel?

CPM S35VN Steel  Introduction When I research knife steels for KnifeUp Magazine, I always make it a deep dive and I look at no less than two dozen websites, articles, and product pages. One interesting thing that I’ve found while doing this research is the back and forth conversations that I see on some of the forums. It’s fun to …

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How Good is CPM 20CV Knife Steel?

CPM 20CV Steel Introduction CPM 20CV Steel is Crucible’s answer to Bohler’s M390 stainless steel. It also helped Carpenter to create CTS-204P, which is also quite similar. These facts alone should tell you something. CPM stands for, “Crucible Particle Metallurgy” and is one of the single most coveted stainless “super steels” for knife enthusiasts in the world at this moment …

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M390 Knife Steel Overview

Bohler M390 Steel Introduction Bohler M390 stainless steel is one of the recent wave of “super steels” heralded by knife makers all over the world. It has characteristics of high hardness and excellent corrosion resistance. This means you’re going to get a very fine edge that retains it sharpness even through hard use, with little to no patina. Introduced and …

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Morakniv Clipper 840 Carbon Steel Fixed Blade

The Morakniv Clipper 840 Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade is one of the flagship products of Mora of Sweden. Utility knives are terrific all-purpose knives that can be used for a variety of jobs ranging from cutting meat to outdoors work such as hacking off branches from trees. Although the term was originally used to refer to fixed-blade knives, …