I’ve had the pleasure of putting another fine LTWK product through the wringer lately, the Rogue River. The review is now online at TTAK.
I loved this knife. It is wonderfully versatile, a workhorse in the kitchen, and a thoroughbred at camp!
I took a ton of photos, way more than I needed. Check out a photo gallery of some shots that didn’t make it into the review after the jump. Continue reading
I have owned the tiny, mighty ESEE Izula-II for almost a year now. It made a great complement to a larger fixed blade on a camping trip to West Virginia last fall. I liked it less as an EDC proposition, but as a blade for outdoor pursuits it is superlative. My full review of the knife is now online at TTAK and I think the photos turned out especially well. Read it here.
Big review of mine went live today on the L.T. Wright GNS bushcraft knife.
Back in November I met L.T. at a local show and he agreed to send me this knife. This is the first knife sent to me by a maker for review, and I can’t thank him enough.
The GNS is a fantastic piece of kit for campers, hikers, and especially practicing bushcraft folks. Read the full review on The Truth About Knives.
My brief history on Ray Mears’ Woodlore knife is up on The Truth About Knives. Click here to read about this modern classic, as well as some other examples of the pattern!
I’ve been carrying a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian for years. I’m especially a fan of the Doug Ritter versions. They are solid knives, and Benchmade’s Axis Lock is a joy to use. Recently I got the urge to upgrade the stock plastic handles to these G10 beauties by Allen Putman Blade Scales. They are a bit pricey, but worth it, especially for the full-size knives.
My review is online now at thetruthaboutknives.com
I was fortunate enough to meet L.T. Wright at a local gun show recently. As one half of the partnership that was Blind Horse Knives, his reputation for producing a quality, handmade blade is well established. Now he heads up his own company, L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives, and the blades he had at his booth lived up to everything I have come to expect from the Blind Horse products I have owned and handled in the past.
L.T. was kind enough to send along a GNS model for me to review. My initial impressions are online now at TTAK.
[Update 2/20/2015: My full review has been completed and can be found here]
Photo by Jesse Evans
It was a glorious autumn weekend when we set out for the Cranberry River Wilderness, part of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Getting up before dawn on a Friday morning, we left the morning commuters behind and drove west from Washington, D.C.
Rather than take Interstate-81 south, we jumped over the border to West Virginia as soon as we could, where the highways quickly got smaller and smaller, until there was only a single lane of traffic in either direction. The scenery was profoundly more enjoyable because of this decision, evidenced by the photo above. Continue reading