Let me say up front that I’m a big fan of Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT). I own several of their products and have been using them for years without failure or complaint. As a general rule, I find CRKT products have great value for the dollar.
Recently, I was brought on to be Editor-in-Chief for a new prepper/survival magazine that will be out in January 2018. The working title is AMERICAN PREPPER. One of the articles I did for the magazine is an extensive knife buyer’s guide and the CRKT Moxie was one of the knives I chose to include. (more…)
There’s a part of me that will always be something of a traditionalist when it comes to knives and other gear. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of the modern stuff that’s available. But, there’s something just plain cool about a jackknife, for example. It isn’t tactical, or tacticool for that matter. You aren’t going to skin a buck and build a radio from the carcass with it. But, you get a sense of tradition from using one to make a feather stick or just plain whittle for that matter.
Uncle Henry is one of those names (more…)
Make no mistake, this knife is designed to do but one thing – put the hurt on somebody or something. This isn’t a bushcraft blade. You won’t be processing firewood, cleaning fish, or carving a spoon with the Steel Will Adept 1000. However, if you find you have a need for putting holes in something using a needle point dagger, you’ll have to search long and hard to find something better than this. (more…)
This is the Steel Will Apostate 1108 folding knife. I think it is safe to put the tactical moniker here as well. It is a monster of a folding knife, with a closed length just shy of 5.5”. I’ll tell you what, though, it will take all you can throw at it and keep looking for more. (more…)
A push knife has one job – to hurt someone. Sure, it could cut cordage and with a little practice you could probably even use it to make a feather stick or perform a few of the other traditional bushcraft/survival chores. In reality though, a push knife is a weapon, first and foremost. It is designed to inflict serious injury.
While I was working on the manuscript for Prepper’s Armed Defense, I wanted to include a push knife in the book. This sort of bladed weapon can inflict horrific injuries with very little practice. If you can punch, you can use a push knife. It is also very difficult to disarm someone who is using a push knife. Not impossible, mind you, but difficult.
The TOPS Street Scalpel is a non-nonsense, simple yet rugged, option for EDC and self-defense. This thing can take quite a beating, no question about it. Let’s run through the basic specs:
Overall length: 7 inches
Blade length: 2.38 inches
Blade thickness: 0.25 inches
Weight: 5 oz, with sheath 6 oz
Sheath: Kydex (more…)
I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of these for several months now. Ever since I saw an ad in American Survival Guide, I believe it was, I’ve wanted to play around with a Zubin Axe. While I was at the NPS Expo in Kentucky in October, I stopped by the Zubin Axe booth and saw what the tool looked like up close and personal. I liked what I saw, that’s for sure.
The Zubin Axe Multi-Tool Staff consists (more…)