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.

  • Top 5 Survival Knives!

    Top 5 Survival Knives!

    You are out in the woods alone, (this is not advised) and you have nothing but your survival knife to assist you with all of your basic needs to survive.  You build a shelter, start a fire and kill a deer to eat.  The next morning you hike out and find civilization once again. Then … Read more

  • 0301 Stockman Pocket Knife

    0301 Stockman Pocket Knife

    The is a pocket knife that is manufactured by Buck.  Buck is a company that was started in the United States; the first Buck knife was officially made in 1902.  In the beginnings of Buck, every knife was made by hand, carefully crafted. The first Buck knife shop was opened in 1945.  It was a … Read more

  • The Best Brands of Folding Knives

    The Best Brands of Folding Knives

    Probably more than any other industry where product brands compete against each other, I believe the knife industry has the highest number of really high-end brands that offer stellar quality.  There are literally hundreds of brands and you can see just a partial list to give you an idea HERE.  You know if a company … Read more

  • Cold Steel Recon 1 Spear Point Review

    Cold Steel Recon 1 Spear Point Review

    The is a folding knife with 2’’, 3’’, and 4’’ inch spear point blades. Like all other Cold Steel knives, it is made of the highest quality materials and it is manufactured using cutting-edge technology, proprietary procedures, and rigorous quality control and testing. Below is a detailed review of the Cold Steel Recon 1 and … Read more

  • Cold Steel Pendleton Review

    Cold Steel Pendleton Review

    Bigger knives are not necessarily better (Sorry, Crocodile Dundee.). This fact is proven by this review. These knives are Cold Steel’s attempt at copying the kinds of knives that master knife maker Lloyd Pendleton made. Although these knives may be on the short side (The blade is just 3 ½ inches long.), they are made … Read more

  • SOG Field Pup II Review

    SOG Field Pup II Review

    PLEASE note the Field Pup II is NEARLY discontinued, and while it was a good knife, we may no longer have access to it other than 2nd hand. You can try to see if it’s still available by clicking . However, the good news is that we do recommend another very sharp-looking (play on words … Read more

  • The 5 Best Throwing Axes: Supreme Buying Guide & Review

    The 5 Best Throwing Axes: Supreme Buying Guide & Review

    The pastime of throwing axes has become a cult-like activity across the continent as ax-throwing centers have popped up in every single major city in North America and many beyond.  Since around 2015 the trend started, and now it’s as strong as ever.  Even some of the quietest, small and shy people I know are … Read more

  • SOG Force Review

    SOG Force Review

    Unfortunately the SOG Force has been discontinued, but if you’d like to know our view on it (maybe you have a used one or are considering getting one), please read on! If you’d like to see our best recommendation for a SOG Force alternative, it’s the Schrade Frontier 13 inch High Carbon Steel Fixed Blade Knife … Read more

  • Best Leatherman Multi-tools

    Best Leatherman Multi-tools

    The multitool is today’s version of the Swiss Army Knife. Equipped with sometimes dozens of blades and bits, multi-tools are useful in the widest variety of applications.  If you have a multi-tool these days, it opens up an entire world of problem-solving, peace of mind and empowerment. It’s like always having a flashlight in your … Read more

  • Benchmade 940 Review

    Benchmade 940 Review

    The Benchmade 940 folder is a great pocket knife!  I have read quite a few reviews for it on Amazon and everyone who has tried this knife has loved it!  One of the only complaints I have seen with this knife is the price, but personally, I think the knife is worth every penny.  Benchmade … Read more

  • The Best Utility Knife: Ultimate Buying Guide and Review [Top 10 Picks]

    The Best Utility Knife: Ultimate Buying Guide and Review [Top 10 Picks]

    The best utility knife can serve as a box cutter and more. You’ll find that it can serve also as a pocket knife, rescue knife, and even in light use cases, as a camping knife. A utility knife’s utility or usefulness is far more than what most people expect (hence the name). Here are some … Read more

  • Top 5 Fixed Blade Tactical Knives

    Top 5 Fixed Blade Tactical Knives

    What is a Tactical Knife?  Loosely defined it could be a knife that you would expect the military to use.  The actual definition is a knife that has one or more military features, designed for extreme situations, and it may or may not include capabilities that a fighting or combat knife might have. Qualities of … Read more

  • Ontario RTAK II Review

    Ontario RTAK II Review

    The by the Ontario Knife Company is a superior fixed blade survival knife that is designed to be durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of constant use. Survival knives are generally longer than other types of knives since they are designed for heavier jobs such as cutting and shaping poles for makeshift shelters … Read more

  • Gerber LMF II Survival Knife Review

    Gerber LMF II Survival Knife Review

    The is one of the most popular knives produced by Portland-based knife manufacturer Gerber. Survival knives are essential tools for outdoorsmen or anyone who spends a lot of time in the wilderness, as they enable them to be prepared to respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. The best survival knives can be used … Read more

  • Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife Review

    Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife Review

    The evokes images of individuality and self-reliance while living in the outdoors. A wilderness knife, also known as an outdoorsman’s knife, is a fixed-blade knife that is intended to be used for a variety of the most critical jobs in the wild such as cutting tinder for starting a fire or butchering game. It should … Read more