Jun 13 2013

Strider SMF

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To say I am a pretty big fan of Strider knives would be a bit of an understatement. However, I don’t just fanatically follow them, there are several reasons I buy them including the warranty Strider puts on their blades and the amount of abuse their knives are capable of absorbing.

I detailed my own experiences with my Strider SMF in a previous issue of Tactical News Magazine, the entirety of which can be read by clicking the image below.

Jul 17 2012

Spartan Blades CQB Tool

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A lot of times people get a knife or other tool and expect it to do everything under the sun. Knives are something that often get misused because people don’t understand the various functions of the design of the blade and grind. The Spartan CQB tool has one and only one function poking a bunch of holes really fast in a bad guy when working in close quarters. I met the folks at Spartan Blades and saw the CQB Tool during SHOT. So when I got the chance to get one in a trade from a friend I jumped on it.

Dec 13 2011

Wicked Edge Sharpener

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If you are a knife guy like me or have a wife or husband who is a chef you have likely dulled a knife. There are many ways to sharpen knives out there and a lot of them are not super good for the knife or take considerable practice, patience and skill to operate. Thankfully due to a post on the USN I stopped by the Wicked Edge booth at SHOT show. I had just got my brand new Strider SMF and wanted to get a look at their units. Striders are hard to sharpen on most sharpening systems due to the angle of the edge. The Wicked Edge team at the booth were more than happy to show me the system on my knife and proceeded to have a good chat with me while doing it. When the knife was finished it could shave hair off my hand almost as good as my Gillette razor. Now this likely isn’t a system for you if you have cheap Chinese clone knives you get at the flea market or most surplus stores. This system is if you own knives worth depending your life on or quality kitchen knives.

Apr 20 2011

Boker G4

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I own knives from various price ranges from cheap to not for the average knife user. My favorite of the cheap knives I own is a Boker G4 designed by Chad Los Banos. I have really liked the other Boker knives that Chad has designed and when a friend sent me the G4 I was ecstatic.

Mar 15 2010

Gear Keeper Retractor Lanyard

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The following review is on a product by Gear Keeper. The retractor lanyard system is very versatile in mount methods and forces to extend. It allows you to attach an item like a flashlight, multi tool, keys etc to your person. Once attached you can extend the cord by pulling the item to use it. This helps minimize loss of essential small kit items. They even make retention systems for firearms. The one being reviewed in the article is the 9oz of force Heavy Duty Snap Clip model. This model allows the Gear Keeper to be attached to a D-ring or other similar item.