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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 design.  Let’s unpack this beauty …

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Benchmade – Bugout 535 EDC

This excellent-looking Amerian made EDC is one of our recommendations since it’s a versatile tool that Benchmade recommends for hiking, backpacking, fishing and camping.  We fell in love with it (well, you know what I mean – we’re not perverts or anything but…. okay, I’ll stop “talking”) and we’d love to tell you all we know about it.  This Benchmade …

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What is AUS-8A Steel?

f you are shopping for a new knife, you will see that there are tons and tons of steel types on the market. What makes one type of steel better than the other? What is AUS-8a steel and how does it differ from other steels in the market? This post will cover these questions.

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ESEE Junglas Survival Fixed Blade Knife

This is one creatively-named implement!  The Junglas is actually pronounced “HOON-GLASS” (but with a Latin American accent).  Its name is derived from the Colombian Police called “JUNGLA” or Compañía Jungla Antinarcóticos special operations forces.  The original intent was to create a knife that was kind of a machete and kind of a fixed blade knife that was a bit more …

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Best Hunting Knives : Folding and Fixed Blade

es, you could go for a super-flashy, cheap knife on Amazon or Ali-Baba for about $15, but for what it’s worth, my opinion is that you would be overpaying by about $12!  Or, you could get a nice looking decent quality knife like this Gerber, and you’d probably be OK!  Some good knives are really good, but prohibitively expensive.  We …

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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 a Tactical Knife There are …

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KABAR Becker BK2 Review

As one of the most versatile and popular knives in the market, the KABAR BK2 holds true to its reputation. With the KABAR name attached to it, one will know very well that it can be up to par with its legendary brother, the 1219c. In case you are planning to get one, check out the brief KABAR BK2 review …

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Boker Magnum Elk Hunter Review

Survivalists yearn for a new knife once in a while, and in case you want to give a good knife to a guy like that, you might want to give him a Magnum Elk. It is plausible that many survivalists do not have the Magnum Elk in their survival stash. It is mainly because it is more suited to be …

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Knife Steel Overview

New kinds of steel are being forged and created virtually every day and it’s tough to keep track of them.  Here is just a brief overview of some of the common steels used for knife-making over the past few years (like 2010-2020) … ish!  We have lots of articles on knifeup.com that break down the qualities of these various steels …

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440C Knife Steel Overview

Stainless Steel vs. High Carbon Steel here are two broad categories of steel: stainless and high-carbon. Stainless steel resists rust very well but it can dull easily. High-Carbon steel keeps an edge really well but it rusts easily.  Another comparison would be that stainless would have a tendency for sharp edges to curl, bend or warp under pressure, while high-carbon …