The Nessmuk Knife

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I have a bit of a thing for Nessmuk pattern knives. Not only are they versatile, but the shape is usually quite graceful. I recently compiled a history of the knife and the various permutations that are made in modern times. You can read it here, and don’t forget to check out my review of the Condor Nessmuk as well!

Knife Review: Great Eastern Cutlery #73 Scout

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The beautiful Great Eastern Cutlery knife that you see here was given to me for review by KnivesShipFree.com owner Derrick Bohn. It was a privilege to review it and the quality of the knife is impressive. Hands down, it is the best traditional pocket knife I have had the pleasure of using. Thank you Derrick for the knife!

The review is online now on The Truth About Knives.

Gear Review: Exotac fireSLEEVE

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When the Kickstarter campaign for the Exotac fireSLEEVE was announced, I knew I had to participate. A waterproof case for the ubiquitous Bic lighter seemed like a no brainer. The Bic is dependable and can be found nearly anywhere, but the striker needs to be protected from moisture if you want it to work. So I plunked down my pledge on day one of the campaign and have been waiting eagerly for them to be completed ever since.

I’ve carried an Exotac nanoSTRIKER on my keychain for years and it has been great so I had no qualms about backing the company. Now that the product has finally arrived it is time to verify just how waterproof these little buggers are. Continue reading

BLADE Show 2015: The Nicest Folks You’ll Ever Meet

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BLADE Show 2015 is in the books and I couldn’t have had a more enjoyable time! Not only was I running the Instagram account for TTAK, posting up photos of cool and new products, but I got to meet some titans in the knife world. Among them Doug Ritter, Ethan Becker, Michael Collins, Sal Glesser, and more. I walked away with some cool hardware as well. You can read my recap here.