How to Sharpen a Knife with a Whetstone

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A whetstone is undoubtedly one of the best tools for sharpening a knife. The reason for this is simple: It’s the only tool that sharpens your knives in an optimal way without removing too much blade material. That is, of course, assuming you use the correct stone for the work. By choosing the right whetstone, […]

December 2021 Fixed Blade of the Month

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Like a great song, great tools need to stand the test of time to earn their place, and when it comes to time there are few knives that can boast the longevity that the Buck 119 Special has had. Hoyt Buck, the founder of Buck, began making knives in 1942 and the original fixed blade […]

December 2021 Pocket Knife of the Month

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The USMC Fighter by Medford Knife and Tool is a beloved modern take on the classic Marine Utility Knife, but Medford has added a companion to this series that adds a new level of portability, the USMC Fighter Flipper. When designing The Fighter, Medford went the extra mile to create a fixed blade with unmatched […]

December 2021 EDC Knife of the Month

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Backpacking is not for the faint of heart, in the great outdoors you need lightweight equipment you can rely on, and White River & Tool has aptly designed and named their M1 Backpacker to fill that role. Coming in at 2.5 oz the Olive M1 Backpacker is light enough to be carried as a neck […]

November 2021 EDC Pen and Notebook

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Notepads have been the silent backbone of many careers throughout the ages, their simple information saving capabilities have supported bartenders and biologists alike since their invention. Rite in the Rain has taken the essential human technology of the notepad and eliminated one of it’s biggest weaknesses, water. The ability to write very literally, “in the […]

November Multi-tool of the Month

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How prepared you are on the job is often dictated by how many tools you brought with you that are relevant to the problem – thankfully Leatherman has figured out how to put an arsenal of tools in your pocket with the Charge Plus series. Boasting a whopping nineteen tools, the standard Charge Plus allows […]

November 2021 Fixed Blade of the Month

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Many knifemakers attempt to build on classic designs tested thoroughly by time, but few of these updated models make a leap in quality quite like The Fighter by Medford Knife and Tool. The Fighter, also known as the USMC Fighter, is a modern take on the utility knife used by the United States Marines during […]

How to Close a Pocket Knife

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No matter the type of pocket knife, when the blade of your pocket knife is open, it’s important that it’s securely locked so that it doesn’t slip. And that’s the whole point of the locking system of an EDC pocket knife: to ensure optimal and safe use of the knife. At Grommet’s Knife and Carry […]

November 2021 Pocket Knife of the Month

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Few knives meet knife collector’s standards, but when it comes to the Microtech Ultratech, the entire knife making industry pays attention. Widely known as the Out-The-Front knife that sets the bar for all other Out-The-Front knives, the Ultratech is a cut above the rest and it’s plentiful variations match that quality to a variety of […]

November 2021 EDC of the Month

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Designed by prolific knife designer Michele Pensato (nicknamed Molletta), the Lionsteel ROK is an Italian made knife breaking new ground in the world of folding knife technology. Lionsteel has set a strong precedent for well constructed, colorful knives, and the ROK only furthers that having won the Blade Show 2018 Manufacturing Quality Award. When examined […]