Artisan Cutlery Wreckhart Review

The Joe Flowers designed Artisan Wreckhart is a tactical knife with bushcraft asperations.

Joe Flowers Brings the Dagger to the Bush The Wreckhart is an oddly satisfying amalgamation of knife design philosophy. I’m not sure it’s the most effective amalgamation, but it’s fun, and ultimately useful. This knife is meant to be the result of a hypothetical meeting between Horace Kephart (the professional camper who wrote Camping and …

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Ka-Bar Ek Commando Short Clip Point Review

The Ka-Bar Commando Short Clip Point is a durable fixed blade tactical knife that is also a capable survival knife.

Any discussion of the Ek Commando knives has to begin with a long line of stiletto inspired knives. Like the Fairbairn-Sykes, the Marine Raider knives, and the V42, the Ek Commando was double-edged and built for stabbing. These knives were designed for special operations units that, optimally, worked with the element of surprise and the …

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White River Knives Exodus 4 Review

The White River Knives Exodus 4 is a great knife for backpacking, hunting, camping or fishing.

A Lightweight Bushcraft Knife with EDC Ambitions Small fixed blades are a tricky beast to wrestle. People expect it to be rugged and comfortable like a regular sized fixed blade, but also lightweight and slicey. A lot of smaller designs end up being lightweight and rugged but with a blade that can’t do much like …

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Benchmade Redoubt Review

Header image for the in-depth review of the Benchmade Redoubt pocket knife.

The Benchmade 430BK Redoubt. A Lightweight Black Classic Knife. Redoubt. What a strange and oddly anachronistic word. A redoubt is a fortification of sort—but without the strength or permanence of a full-sized fort. These are often temporary fortifications built by smaller, faster-moving units that need something like a fort, but who don’t have the time …

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Sencut Waxahachie Photo Tour & Review

Header image for the Sencut Waxahachie fixed blade knife. It is shown here outdoors sticking out of a tree stump.

A Lightweight, Versatile Fixed Blade That Punches Well Above Its Price Tag After spending a few weeks with the Waxahachie, I am still not sure how to pronounce it, but I am sure this knife will become one of my most recommended budget fixed blades of all time. The excellent design of this knife results …

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