Buying Guides

Our small team has spent countless hours researching gear and actually using quite a bit of it.  For those items we don’t actually buy, we’ve spent a crazy amount of time researching the products on Amazon, customer comments, forums, manufacturer websites and more!  We truly hope to bring you useful, actionable and easy to read product reviews.

  • Benchmade Sibert Adamas 275 Knife Review

    Benchmade Sibert Adamas 275 Knife Review

    Benchmade’s (Sibert) Adamas knife is one of the top quality survival knives made in the US. It appears and feels much like a combat knife but the Adamas isn’t classified as military. Nevertheless, the feel, the sturdiness, and the quality give more value to its average price of $150. This Benchmade Adamas knives review will … Read more


  • ESEE 5P Survival Knife Review

    For the battlefield or for surviving in the forest, no other knife is more indispensable than the ESEE 5P Survival, Escape, . This knife is great when one is out camping and it is far more durable than the average Swiss knife. It is also a must-have for military men during training and out in … Read more


  • CRKT M21 Aluminum Folder Review

    The CRKT M21 Aluminum Folder was designed as a variation to the highly popular Kit Carson Big Dog Deep Bellied. The design looks more simplistic, but it is nevertheless purpose-driven and custom-made. This review will discuss the several aspects of this knife.


  • OKC Hunt Plus Camp Knife

    OKC Hunt Plus Camp Knife

    As I walked through the old front door of the more-than-100-year-old building off the beaten path in the tiny town of Franklinville, NY, I was immediately struck by the sheer quantity of knives hanging on display.  The Ontario Knife Company had an incredibly diverse and nearly awe-inspiring display of knives on every wall.  I scarcely … Read more


  • SOG Seal Team Elite Survival Knife – Review

    SOG Seal Team Elite Survival Knife – Review

    The SOG Seal Team Elite is a bada$$-looking knife that just makes me want to play with it like a schoolboy and fidget spinner (yes, they were popular in 2017 and 2018 okay!?).  It’s a survival knife made by an iconic knife brand in Seattle, WA and it’s designed with undertones of “Bowie” in its … Read more


  • Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 Review

    Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 Review

    Fortunately, there are REALLY good alternatives that may be even better than the G-10 at a better price! Our best recommendation for a Bushcraft G-10 alternative is the TOPS Knives B.O.B. (Brothers of Bushcraft) Fieldcraft B.O.B. Hunter. The is a knife specifically designed for outdoor use. The knife is of portable size and ideal for … Read more


  • Spyderco Kapara Review

    Spyderco Kapara Review

    First Thoughts Check On BladeHQ 2018 has been filled with lots of activity in the knife industry, and one of the events is the release of Spyderco’s newest models called the Kapara.  A part-time knifemaker from Australia has recently caught the attention of Spyderco execs and as a result, knifemaker Alistair Phillips is Spyderco’s newest collaborator/designer. … Read more


  • Best Assisted Opening Knives

    An assisted opening knife can be defined as a folding knife that has an internal mechanism used to finish or complete the process of opening the blade after it has been partially opened from a closed position by the user through a thumb stud or flipper attached to the blade.


  • Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife Review

    Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife Review

    The has the honor of being Fallkniven’s very first knife. The company had taken eight years to develop this knife and its many variants (F1 Black and F1/3G). Since 1995, the Swedish Air Force has been using this knife as a survival tool. The F1 is tremendously versatile as well as handy. The pleasant and … Read more


  • Cold Steel Master Tanto Review

    Cold Steel Master Tanto Review

    The tanto was originally a short dagger or knife used by the ancient samurai class from Japan and it was primarily used for stabbing through an enemy’s thick armor during close combat. There is now a modern equivalent of this feudal-era weapon, the Cold Steel Master Tanto, which retains almost all of the design aspects … Read more


  • Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian (Unbiased Review)

    Put simply, this is one of the best and most popular EDC (“Every day carry”) knives on the market.  It has become popular among knife enthusiasts for its smaller size, ability to hold an edge, and excellent strength.  Perhaps its biggest weakness is its somewhat “cheap” feel in the hand, but it’s tough to argue … Read more


  • Fiskars X7 Hatchet Review

    Fiskars X7 Hatchet Review

    When you are in the woods or at home there is always a need for a little multi-purpose hatchet.  Hatchets are great for chopping smaller pieces of wood, as well as prepping kindling.  The is a great hatchet for an even better price on Amazon. Durability Fiskars built this hatchet to be durable.   It … Read more


  • Fallkniven A1 Review

    Fallkniven A1 Review

    When one thinks of the ultimate in survival knives, one would think of the . The beautifully-designed A1 brings together ergonomics, outstanding technical design, and economy. The A1 exceeds international standards for personal security, value, and strength. The all-purpose semi-large knife is great for heavy-duty uses. The blade is made of extremely hard and laminated … Read more


  • Best Electric Knife Sharpener

    Best Electric Knife Sharpener

    Okay, let’s be a little more specific here!  What I mean is that the Presto 8810 is, in my opinion, the best electric knife sharpener value given the price.  It’s less than $50, but if you’d like to spend a few hundred bucks on a sharpener, you could get an even better one!  Make sense?  … Read more


  • Kershaw Lonerock Folding Drop Point Review

    Kershaw Lonerock Folding Drop Point Review

    Given the size of the (which is substantially bigger than its non-folding counterpart), it would definitely not be considered an EDC knife, and its lack of clip would attest to the fact that it was never meant to be such a knife.  The spine of the blade throughout its length (until the last 3/4 inches near … Read more


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