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Buck 285 Bantam BLW Mossy Oak Pink Camo Pocket Knife

WHY PINK? So glad you asked!  I’ve asked myself that question a number of times as I noticed more and more excellent PINK knives from America’s top companies like Spyderco, Ontario Knife Co., Buck, Kershaw, etc.  What’s the deal?  I asked that question to Ontario Knife’s marketing director Matt recently, and the answer was something I never expected.  In fact, …

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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 with the 556’s functionality and …

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420 Steel Guide

That trusty old knife that you carry around is probably made of a familiar steel, 420 steel. 420 steel is widely available in most makes of knives. This steel provides a wide range of benefits but its weakness is that it doesn’t contribute to any one area significantly; however, this does not make it a bad blade to buy. The …

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SK-5 Steel Guide

Many famous movies depict swashbuckling heroes engaged in the finest exhibition of sword fighting as steel blades glisten in the evening sun. They take on a formidable enemy armed with just their sword.  What these men all had in common was knowing what makes a good blade, how to use the finest steel, and be effective with their weapon. Most of …

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Kershaw Lonerock Folding Drop Point Review

Construction Given the size of the Lonerock folder (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 the tip) …

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Pennsylvania Knife Laws

Pennsylvania knife statutes are short and lacking in clear definitions. In order to determine what the law is, one must look at Court decisions, or case law. This article takes the statutes and the case law and puts it in a clear and organized manner that anyone can understand. Related Posts Arizona Knife Laws California Knife Law Michigan Knife Laws …

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9 of the Craziest Knives You Never Knew Existed

Well, that’s a bit of a sensational title, so maybe I’ll clarify it a bit!  They’re more like weird, scary and mysterious cutting implements that you don’t hear too much about!  That’s a bit more like it.  Here at Knife Up, we’re always looking for a unique twist on knives and related tools that give us the fodder for a …

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How To Find Water in the Wilderness

Survival – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Finding Water The average person can survive for three weeks without food but only three days without water.  It will be your number one priority to ensure survival – it is absolutely essential to life. If you are in survival mode, don’t wait to look for water when you’re thirsty or when …

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Rat Model 1 Folding Knife Review

Construction This is one of the sturdiest knives of its type (EDC with pocket clip) that I’ve tested.  For me, it seems like almost a hunting/camping knife with a bit more “substance” than a small EDC.  The size and weight of this beast would disqualify it as an EDC in my pocket.  Unfortunately, it does not come with a separate …

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How To Start A Fire

This Is Your Complete Guide to Building and Starting a Fire in a Fire Pit (without using a blow torch and gasoline) Sitting around a fire is one of my favorite things to do. Whether it’s at home, the cottage, or a campsite, there is nothing more relaxing for me at the end of the day then to watch a …