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Twosun Knives Unboxing

So let’s go ahead and get into it. I actually have two knives in here: it’s just a regular standard, flat rate priority box here and open it got my current. I wouldn’t say favorite, but I like a lot the micro tech, utx, 7000 and open this up here and see what we got inside I’ll, get some more tape on the side here and so inside of that box.

We have these two boxes um, if you’re into knives you’ve – probably heard of this brand, especially recently it’s called to son. They are Chinese brand and their knives are actually start with that I had to adjust the camera angle there um their knives are fairly popular, though I saw these two for a very good price as a bundle combo, so I picked them up, so I’m not sure Which one is which um we do have the two at TS 80 and I believe the TS one something we’ll cover that in a minute.

Let’s go and take a look at this top one first and see what we’ve got in here. Oh, so it’s a box in a box, okay and just show you, the outside packaging, Tucson Tucson, nothing special and a little almost paper, esque box here, okay, so this is the one that actually bought. The bundle for this is the I love to look at the exact number, but it’s called the stingray, I’m initial impressions, it’s very thick, it’s not as heavy as I would have thought it to be.

Um centering is really really good um. This is a front flipper. As you can tell very stylish looking knife as well, I really like the clip a lot, so I’m curious to see how that functions. The one thing I will say if you’ll notice there’s not much ramp there, so I’m a bit worried about how that’s going to function in the pocket. It’s going to see if I need this open a bit of a Miss flip, so really cool.

Almost a tanto style compound grind up there on the blade, very big blade compared to the handle. I really really like that look. It feels really really good in the hand on some slides right in here, and this out almost acts like a finger choil to a degree. I really like this actually and one thing these knives are really known for is their low price point too high value. So let me see if it kind of drops shut a little bit a little bit of coaxing, let’s see if in Spidey Flicka here tight, not really, let me try to do it off camera.

I would so yeah. I can get it there. I’m! Let me try to front flip it again, so yeah I can get it I’ll, probably disassemble this and riilu brocaded here with some kpl in just a moment. I really like the feel this carbon fiber. It’s really really nice as well. If you can kind of see that there we’re the really nice carbon fiber – and this is pretty good overall – I paid, after all of a sudden done like $ 50 for this on.

It is d2 steel, titanium liners carbon, fiber overlay, titanium, clip and stainless steel hardware. So not that bad and the action off-camera I can drop it. I can drop it shut. If I try so we’ll keep that one in mind, that is the hug one open it back up here. If you guess you don’t want to look at that, is the tucson stingray i’ll have the exact model number in the article, i’m also putting down the description? If I remember, if I don’t remember, leave me a comment so next up we have TS 80.

This is codenamed a Jaeger. I really like the guy. Who does this design you can find them on instagram. I believe it’s under vin test design be int, esse um, this knife, I actually for some reason. I thought it would be. I thought it would be thinner or thicker than the stingray here, but they look like they’re about the same. The stingray, maybe a little bit with thicker honestly, lay that back down for y’all, so the Jaeger here same thing: d2, carbon, fiber and titanium.

This one does weigh a bit more. I really your stylings of this. I don’t like the how high the clip is going to set like that much of your of the knife’s going to be sticking out, but the clip is very, very stylish. It goes with it very, very well and let’s check the action on this. Oh that’s really good holy crap, that’s it so I picked these up in as a bundle, and I was honestly intending on selling this one, but I make you both.

These are just really really good. An initial impressions, of course, so take that. Take that for what you will, but right out, the box. These are looking good. This is a lot more of a tanto style, grind, um in hand. This one actually feels better it does. I do feel a little bit of a hollow down here. Um, I have somewhat large hands, but this this is really real nice. I do wish there were some jimping.

I’m right here like there is on the Stingray, because if you sit them side-by-side, I would consider this one to probably be the more hard used knife just looking at them straight on, but this one’s more comfortable, ergonomic Lee and there’s no jumping on this one. So, let’s check the action here: oh the action is much much smoother on this one. Let’s see if it’s going to be very difficult to get in camera, I’m working on getting some new lenses guys to apologize, but that is smooth see if we can spot a flick it it’s very difficult to do under camera kind of.

I will work on the action here in just a bit. I don’t think I’m going to do a disassembly. I’m try to keep my articles a little bit shorter, but my initial impressions of both of these knives fantastic there will be reviews in the coming weeks. These are may featured in my knife collection, article which may air before this – I don’t know not there yet, but I really really impressed these I’m going to go in and play with these expensive fidget toys and I’ll see all you guys later.

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WE Gnar (say it out loud) Knife Review

This is a relatively new release from we it’s on the smaller side of their of their knives for sure, um, very interesting design, a very interesting name and which can take a quick look today, not a comprehensive review, there’s more of an slightly more in-depth overview. So let’s go ahead and get into some size comparisons, alright! So first up we have it against the Victorinox classic SD.

You can stay there. So although the SD is a very, very small knife, this isn’t that much bigger here. It is against the Spyderco little native, very, very similar in size about 3/4 of an inch on either side of that, and then we have it here against the Spyderco shaman, which is much much smaller than um. It’s probably directly in the middle between the shaman and the native honestly, so it’s probably the size of a regular native.

Let’s just guess I haven’t actually handled a regular-sized native, but yeah. So it’s it’s mid to small knife, alright, on to what I like about it. So first up is going to be either build quality. This knife is built very, very well. The machining is excellent on it. The materials used are excellent. It’s a titanium as 35 VN there’s, no, you know fit and finish issues. Everything that’s supposed to be flush is there’s nothing that sticks out or stabs into your hand or anything like that when you’re, just picking it up and holding it.

So, overall, it’s it’s a very, very well made knife, all the corners, rounded everything chamfered and it’s it’s just a nice knife. Overall, the blade is very nice as well um. You have a little bit of a harpoon there near the near the tip just to give it a bit of character, and it’s it’s really really well ground for your thumb. Behind the edge. I don’t have exact measurements with my calipers are broken, but it slices very well – and it also is very good at piercing cuts and it’s it’s a fairly small blade at sub 3 inches it’s around 2.

8 or so so very, very legal, very well ground, and it Cuts very well, my only gripe with the blade is it’s very reflective and, as you can see, it takes on scratches very very easily, but that that could just be this one here. The action on it is very good as well. These thumb studs are very, very nice to use they’re just standard thumb, studs, maybe a little bit wider than most, but the action on the knife is excellent.

I’ve had no missed deploys with this at all the thumb studs don’t dig in, they don’t hurt your finger and because these scales have this kind of cut out of this groove on both sides, you can Spidey flick it very easily if you prefer to do it. That way or if you’re left-handed, you can come in from that side, although the framelit part might be a challenge for you, the clip is also very good. This is probably my favorite part of the knife.

The clip is extremely low profile. It’s still a milled clip. You still get that that little bit of spring, but very attention a very nice flowing design. It also has this very cool little logo here the maker’s mark on the clip. This is probably one of my favorite clip logos. It’s it’s! You know it doesn’t stick out. It’s not give CRKT or anything just winding your way down the clip, it’s a bit more subtle than say like the Spyderco spider logo, but it’s just an interesting design.

It’s very geometric! I, like it a lot and the clip works very well with slides in and out of the pocket very very easily. I haven’t had any issues getting it over a thicker material like jeans or anything like that um. But if it’s a very, very thick pant, you might have an issue getting over that just because the clearance isn’t super super high. I mentioned the milling earlier on the scales and what that does is it’s like a it’s like a diamond pattern, milling, I’m very, very nice.

It looks like it is much more aggressive than it actually is. It actually offers just a nice texturing. I mean it’s not aggressive at all. It just kind of gives you a bit more grip. It’s not going to mess up your pockets or anything like that. It’s it’s nowhere near textured is just say our regular g10 or something like that um, but it isn’t nearly as slippery as a radio titanium either. It’s a nice in-between, probably one of my favorite textures on titanium that I’ve held before I’m just in hand like feel wise.

It’s very very nice. They also did an excellent job with the back spacer. It is a almost full length back spacer and one really nice touch, because this knife has really good blade to handle ratio compared to some. They actually brought the back spacer down so that you can’t poke yourself with the end of the blade. So the back spacer goes all the way around and again it’s perfectly flush, there’s no chance of you cutting yourself at the blade or anything like that, and it kind of reduces the chance of you getting debris in there from your pocket.

Anyway, I really like full length and semi full inch back spacers, probably my favorite full details on knives. That makers can do the lock bar relief is also really really interesting. So normally you get like kind of just a weird cut out kind of Kerala paisans. It’s just a massive. You know: yeah got out of there on this. They do something a bit more hesitate, say artsy, I’m a bit more in line with the design.

I think they just did three cuts there. It it just flows a little bit better than there’s. No issue with a lot more attention at all on this knife: I’m I’m not a big fan of the actual, lock bar itself, but we’ll get that later, but those cutouts look really really nice and I really like the way they flow into the design. I actually didn’t notice them until I was sitting there handling that I’m really looking for stuff, so they they don’t interrupt the design at all.

I think they look very very in place, and last thing here is going to be the branding I’m. So I mentioned the logo on the clip and the only other logo and this whole knife is the we logo right there on the pivot, there’s nothing on the blade at all, nothing on the spine in the front, you know the known places people hide stuff, the Branding is just excellent on this knife. It’s very minimal and I like it a lot.

Let’s go ahead and go into what on neutral towards only a few things here, I’m first steps going to be the lock bar. I mentioned. I really like the relief cut on lock bar and I do it’s very visually interesting, but the lock bar it’s self. It has a very, very slender cut out here. You might be able to see it. I’m too kind of help. You get your finger in there, but it’s just it’s a pain for me. I don’t.

I don’t like it very much it’s just too narrow for my finger, I’m so the lock bars it’s not bad. It could be worse for sure. But for me it’s for me. It’s bad for most people. I think it’s going to be just fine. It’s just a little slim a little bit hard to get in there, but it does work just find. A lot of our tension is dialed in very, very well, but that very slim little section for me to get my thumb is a little irritating.

The other thing is, I mentioned the pivot on the weap branded pivot. On this side, is you know it’s flush? It’s you know it’s dead ago, it’s it’s! It is what it is, that’s kind of what we does all their knives and it’s fine. It doesn’t stick out too bad. It almost matches up kind of a lock bar cutout. So it’s it’s fine, but this side over here is not flush um. You can see it does jet out there and I don’t know why they did that.

I’m not a big fan of it. It doesn’t interfere with. You know the pocket clip or anything silly like that, it’s just a minor, annoyance um. I wish they had made that flush as well, but you know it is what it is. Last things going to be the price, so these knives are a little bit high for what you get. I don’t think they’re insane they’re 227. So for 227 dollars you get as 35 VN and titanium. Normally, I would say, that’s a little high, but you have to consider all this milling that was done on these handles and that you know semi fallings, back spacer, they’re, milled clip you know it’s.

You can see where your money’s gone. I think if this knife came in somewhere around like 175 or so um, it would look much much better yeah price-wise, but this isn’t bad. You know I’ve seen more expensive knives with lesser materials and much less milling. You know for for a lot more money, so this is actually really nice. It’s well finished and the materials are pretty good and they’re. Not the price is an outrageous.

It’s a little irritating 230 bucks for what, in my eyes, is kind of mediocre, and I forget it that in the conclusion just a little bit high, let’s go ahead and go on to what I dislike about it all right. So here are my big gripes about the knife. So far, I’ve mentioned that it’s very well made the blade works very well, it’s very well ground. The shape is interesting. The design overall is is a very interesting little design.

It’s it just doesn’t work for me this. It’s just too small. I normally like something a bit more girthy a bit longer in the hand, and this just this doesn’t do it. For me they say it’s not the size of the bow, but if I were in this one I would I would drown I’m I can only get a three finger grip on it. There’s a very little space for my fourth finger just enough to piss me off, because I can’t I can feel it there, but I can’t get a good grip on it and I don’t know.

I think this a knife would have done very, very well with a finger choil. I think that would have made it a little bit a little bit more usable for me, but it’s just it’s just too hard for me to get a grip on and again it’s very well made. The action is rock-solid. It’s not. You know a flaccid flipper. It’s not kind of just wiggling out there. It’s it’s really really nice. It’s very smooth, everything’s done very well, but I ergonomics don’t work for me.

It’s just too short. It’s not chunky enough! It’s not thick enough! I just don’t get any pleasure from this at all. You know in the hand, what’s going on to the conclusion alright. So, in conclusion, the ween R is an interesting little knife, that’s just too small for for me personally, if you really like smaller knives, if you think you can get a you know a comfortable grip on this, you know check it out, especially if you can pick One up used – I don’t normally advocate that, but these knives on secondary market are so soft and squishy price-wise that it’s it’s insane.

You could probably pick one up for like 150 bucks, realistically, maybe 170 or so, which is a much much better price. So if you don’t mind a knife that may just you know be a little too limp for your hand. This is a good place to go. It’s it’s very well made. The design is interesting, it curves just a little bit. You know a little upward, which you know some knives do that it just really depends.

I’ve seen them all different ways, but that little bit of curve there might be really ergonomic for you. I think they could take a few handle cues from fair and Forge as far as how to properly design a handle. They really really fits. You know in a hand, but this isn’t. This isn’t bad. I just wish it were bigger, girthier, chunkier and a little bit more natural feeling in the hand, but that’s going to be it for today, guys um.

If you have any questions about this knife or anything else, just let me know down in the comments I’ll try to do my best to answer them, and I hope you all have a good day. Thanks guys, bye,


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WE Gnar (say it out loud) Knife Review

This is a relatively new release from we it’s on the smaller side of their of their knives for sure, um, very interesting design, a very interesting name and which can take a quick look today, not a comprehensive review, there’s more of an slightly more in-depth overview. So let’s go ahead and get into some size comparisons, alright! So first up we have it against the Victorinox classic SD.

You can stay there. So although the SD is a very, very small knife, this isn’t that much bigger here. It is against the Spyderco little native, very, very similar in size about 3/4 of an inch on either side of that, and then we have it here against the Spyderco shaman, which is much much smaller than um. It’s probably directly in the middle between the shaman and the native honestly, so it’s probably the size of a regular native.

Let’s just guess I haven’t actually handled a regular-sized native, but yeah. So it’s it’s mid to small knife, alright, on to what I like about it. So first up is going to be either build quality. This knife is built very, very well. The machining is excellent on it. The materials used are excellent. It’s a titanium as 35 VN there’s, no, you know fit and finish issues. Everything that’s supposed to be flush is there’s nothing that sticks out or stabs into your hand or anything like that when you’re, just picking it up and holding it.

So, overall, it’s it’s a very, very well made knife, all the corners, rounded everything chamfered and it’s it’s just a nice knife. Overall, the blade is very nice as well um. You have a little bit of a harpoon there near the near the tip just to give it a bit of character, and it’s it’s really really well ground for your thumb. Behind the edge. I don’t have exact measurements with my calipers are broken, but it slices very well – and it also is very good at piercing cuts and it’s it’s a fairly small blade at sub 3 inches it’s around 2.

8 or so so very, very legal, very well ground, and it Cuts very well, my only gripe with the blade is it’s very reflective and, as you can see, it takes on scratches very very easily, but that that could just be this one here. The action on it is very good as well. These thumb studs are very, very nice to use they’re just standard thumb, studs, maybe a little bit wider than most, but the action on the knife is excellent.

I’ve had no missed deploys with this at all the thumb studs don’t dig in, they don’t hurt your finger and because these scales have this kind of cut out of this groove on both sides, you can Spidey flick it very easily if you prefer to do it. That way or if you’re left-handed, you can come in from that side, although the framelit part might be a challenge for you, the clip is also very good. This is probably my favorite part of the knife.

The clip is extremely low profile. It’s still a milled clip. You still get that that little bit of spring, but very attention a very nice flowing design. It also has this very cool little logo here the maker’s mark on the clip. This is probably one of my favorite clip logos. It’s it’s! You know it doesn’t stick out. It’s not give CRKT or anything just winding your way down the clip, it’s a bit more subtle than say like the Spyderco spider logo, but it’s just an interesting design.

It’s very geometric! I, like it a lot and the clip works very well with slides in and out of the pocket very very easily. I haven’t had any issues getting it over a thicker material like jeans or anything like that um. But if it’s a very, very thick pant, you might have an issue getting over that just because the clearance isn’t super super high. I mentioned the milling earlier on the scales and what that does is it’s like a it’s like a diamond pattern, milling, I’m very, very nice.

It looks like it is much more aggressive than it actually is. It actually offers just a nice texturing. I mean it’s not aggressive at all. It just kind of gives you a bit more grip. It’s not going to mess up your pockets or anything like that. It’s it’s nowhere near textured is just say our regular g10 or something like that um, but it isn’t nearly as slippery as a radio titanium either. It’s a nice in-between, probably one of my favorite textures on titanium that I’ve held before I’m just in hand like feel wise.

It’s very very nice. They also did an excellent job with the back spacer. It is a almost full length back spacer and one really nice touch, because this knife has really good blade to handle ratio compared to some. They actually brought the back spacer down so that you can’t poke yourself with the end of the blade. So the back spacer goes all the way around and again it’s perfectly flush, there’s no chance of you cutting yourself at the blade or anything like that, and it kind of reduces the chance of you getting debris in there from your pocket.

Anyway, I really like full length and semi full inch back spacers, probably my favorite full details on knives. That makers can do the lock bar relief is also really really interesting. So normally you get like kind of just a weird cut out kind of Kerala paisans. It’s just a massive. You know: yeah got out of there on this. They do something a bit more hesitate, say artsy, I’m a bit more in line with the design.

I think they just did three cuts there. It it just flows a little bit better than there’s. No issue with a lot more attention at all on this knife: I’m I’m not a big fan of the actual, lock bar itself, but we’ll get that later, but those cutouts look really really nice and I really like the way they flow into the design. I actually didn’t notice them until I was sitting there handling that I’m really looking for stuff, so they they don’t interrupt the design at all.

I think they look very very in place, and last thing here is going to be the branding I’m. So I mentioned the logo on the clip and the only other logo and this whole knife is the we logo right there on the pivot, there’s nothing on the blade at all, nothing on the spine in the front, you know the known places people hide stuff, the Branding is just excellent on this knife. It’s very minimal and I like it a lot.

Let’s go ahead and go into what on neutral towards only a few things here, I’m first steps going to be the lock bar. I mentioned. I really like the relief cut on lock bar and I do it’s very visually interesting, but the lock bar it’s self. It has a very, very slender cut out here. You might be able to see it. I’m too kind of help. You get your finger in there, but it’s just it’s a pain for me. I don’t.

I don’t like it very much it’s just too narrow for my finger, I’m so the lock bars it’s not bad. It could be worse for sure. But for me it’s for me. It’s bad for most people. I think it’s going to be just fine. It’s just a little slim a little bit hard to get in there, but it does work just find. A lot of our tension is dialed in very, very well, but that very slim little section for me to get my thumb is a little irritating.

The other thing is, I mentioned the pivot on the weap branded pivot. On this side, is you know it’s flush? It’s you know it’s dead ago, it’s it’s! It is what it is, that’s kind of what we does all their knives and it’s fine. It doesn’t stick out too bad. It almost matches up kind of a lock bar cutout. So it’s it’s fine, but this side over here is not flush um. You can see it does jet out there and I don’t know why they did that.

I’m not a big fan of it. It doesn’t interfere with. You know the pocket clip or anything silly like that, it’s just a minor, annoyance um. I wish they had made that flush as well, but you know it is what it is. Last things going to be the price, so these knives are a little bit high for what you get. I don’t think they’re insane they’re 227. So for 227 dollars you get as 35 VN and titanium. Normally, I would say, that’s a little high, but you have to consider all this milling that was done on these handles and that you know semi fallings, back spacer, they’re, milled clip you know it’s.

You can see where your money’s gone. I think if this knife came in somewhere around like 175 or so um, it would look much much better yeah price-wise, but this isn’t bad. You know I’ve seen more expensive knives with lesser materials and much less milling. You know for for a lot more money, so this is actually really nice. It’s well finished and the materials are pretty good and they’re. Not the price is an outrageous.

It’s a little irritating 230 bucks for what, in my eyes, is kind of mediocre, and I forget it that in the conclusion just a little bit high, let’s go ahead and go on to what I dislike about it all right. So here are my big gripes about the knife. So far, I’ve mentioned that it’s very well made the blade works very well, it’s very well ground. The shape is interesting. The design overall is is a very interesting little design.

It’s it just doesn’t work for me this. It’s just too small. I normally like something a bit more girthy a bit longer in the hand, and this just this doesn’t do it. For me they say it’s not the size of the bow, but if I were in this one I would I would drown I’m I can only get a three finger grip on it. There’s a very little space for my fourth finger just enough to piss me off, because I can’t I can feel it there, but I can’t get a good grip on it and I don’t know.

I think this a knife would have done very, very well with a finger choil. I think that would have made it a little bit a little bit more usable for me, but it’s just it’s just too hard for me to get a grip on and again it’s very well made. The action is rock-solid. It’s not. You know a flaccid flipper. It’s not kind of just wiggling out there. It’s it’s really really nice. It’s very smooth, everything’s done very well, but I ergonomics don’t work for me.

It’s just too short. It’s not chunky enough! It’s not thick enough! I just don’t get any pleasure from this at all. You know in the hand, what’s going on to the conclusion alright. So, in conclusion, the ween R is an interesting little knife, that’s just too small for for me personally, if you really like smaller knives, if you think you can get a you know a comfortable grip on this, you know check it out, especially if you can pick One up used – I don’t normally advocate that, but these knives on secondary market are so soft and squishy price-wise that it’s it’s insane.

You could probably pick one up for like 150 bucks, realistically, maybe 170 or so, which is a much much better price. So if you don’t mind a knife that may just you know be a little too limp for your hand. This is a good place to go. It’s it’s very well made. The design is interesting, it curves just a little bit. You know a little upward, which you know some knives do that it just really depends.

I’ve seen them all different ways, but that little bit of curve there might be really ergonomic for you. I think they could take a few handle cues from fair and Forge as far as how to properly design a handle. They really really fits. You know in a hand, but this isn’t. This isn’t bad. I just wish it were bigger, girthier, chunkier and a little bit more natural feeling in the hand, but that’s going to be it for today, guys um.

If you have any questions about this knife or anything else, just let me know down in the comments I’ll try to do my best to answer them, and I hope you all have a good day. Thanks guys, bye,


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My One Bushcraft Knife… CRK Pacific Review

So now I’m going to do my review and overall thoughts about this knife, so, let’s jump into it.

This is a pretty big claim to say I’m only using this knife, I will say the primary reason I am choosing to go that way or why I’m not running a whole bunch of different other knives from bush crafting or survival practice is because I truly want To get good with one knife – and my thing is: I’ve – just had it up to here off the screen with just having a whole bunch of different survival, knives that I’m never using and there’s a whole bunch of excellent once it certainly doesn’t have to be the One for you, but this is the one that I chose, and there are a few other reasons aside from me, just being fed up with the knife industry on why I chose this one.

So now, let’s get into those so starting off with this knife. One of the primary reasons why I was attracted to this knife and my original thoughts for getting this knife was that I wanted to work more on island survival being close to water and working with the water, more hand in hand and imma be rolling in pictures Showing you guys what I’m talking about, and so when I sat down and thought about what knife I need a for working so close to the water.

I wanted a knife that had a really good stainless steel. So it’s not only a good steel generally all around, but it’s also very rust resistant. This is a knife that I could get wet and not really fear the steel rusting, and so that is the primary reason. The s35vn is what led me to this knife next, to that, it’s also the world nests of this knife. When I did choose my one and only survival knife, I wanted to make sure, and it was a knife that was not going to break.

I wasn’t going to give me issues as far as the thinness of the blade, so that was my next consideration or thought really was that one of saying robust now this knife is close to 1/4 inch thick and definitely fits the criteria of being robust. So, lastly, I wanted a knife that also had great ergonomics, because the last thing I will say if your are choosing and one knife to be your bushcraft knife going forward, it does need to feel comfortable in the hand and it needs to feel natural and that It really is this knife, and I have to say as far as the ergonomics go, it not only feels natural, but the way this micarta was done.

It was not only left for broth, but it was also left textured. So there’s a whole bunch of essentially little protrusions in the scale that grip it to your skin, not in an uncomfortable way, but in a really positive way. So the night feels very comfortable in hand, but it also walks up into your hand very well and I’ve always enjoyed since day one I’ve enjoyed the hell out of these grips, and I really do love the grips on this thing, they’re absolute when for me, so Basically, those were my three qualifications: it had to be waterproof or very water resistant and a rust resistant and very keen was working in water environments.

It had to be robust and it still had to be very comfortable, and so that’s what landed me on the Chris Reeve knives specific and also I have had in the past emailing. Some of you guys know you know I’ve had Sebenza before so this isn’t my first Chris Reeves knife knife and I’ve always been very impressed with the quality and with the warranty on these knives. It’s just a really great brand. It came with a few issues of you know these different these different, these different guards kind of got in the way, but overall I was still able to find it a very easy time choking up on the knife, doing more fine tasks also due to the heavy Haft of this knife because, like I said it is a reasonably thick knife, it also did chopping very well, and I’ve always been impressed with the ability of this knife to just go right through material and just clean cleanly swipe right through material.

I think another thing that helps with that is the fact that this is a very finely ground edge and you guys can see it has a nice long grind to it and then a great battle. It’s very polished edge. It is extremely sharp, so it’s weight and it’s grind in bevel have helped it sail through materials like nobody’s business. It’s also not to mention a very good knife for beat awning, because it has been very great in the water.

Obviously, this this gun coat in my son. I do find interesting that this knife doesn’t have just some. You know like spray-paint coat. It does have a gun coat on it. I believe the gun coat is similar to a seracote. It has been extremely durable. There’s only a few places where the coating has minorly loved off, primarily on this, where the grind starts, and that is not too uncommon to see on. Basically, any knife you put Todd with because that’s where the most friction is put on when you put on with a knife, so it’s not to be unexpected, but the coating is very durable.

The rust resistance, as I seen it and listen. I have gotten this knife wet and I’ve actually crossed rivers with this knife and like in its sheath on my hip, and you know, leave like waters come up into the sheath. You know Gea here, and so the knife has definitely got wet in the sheath. Is the knife that I’ve unapologetically lat get very dirty, very wet and giving it a lot of opportunity to get all nasty and ugly and rusty, but the s35vn has performed very well.

The attention to is to be expected with CPM s35vn or really good. It’s definitely leaving really nothing because, like I was saying the performance of this knife in forced environments, which I certainly have taken it into the forest, a bushcraft is pretty much on par with something like a fall can even a one like. I said, though, the primary reason why I stress this as an island survival knife or as a water survival knife or you know, one that’s going to be in the water – is because the CPM s35vn, unlike vg-10 or the vg-10 laminate, that Faulkner even uses this definitely Output for so vastly before we finish up the review, I also will say the on the sheath I’ll give some notes on it.

I do really love this sheet. It is a very modular sheath. As that you guys have seen in the past. I easily connect my own condor, I pouch to this right up here, but this is a very modular pouch. It has Mali attachment running up the front. It has some webbing attachment areas in the back. The belt loop is really nice. I will say it has a double velcro, so essentially you set your belt in here, and this conforms to your belt.

So if you’re running an inch wide belt, this will walk around that belt. If you’re running an inch and a half to inch about whatever the this will conform to that, and actually we walk your belt in place, which is really nice because on other sheets that don’t have a similar system, I kind of get a sloppy sheath that when It’s on your side or attached to your belt. This sheath will kind of wobble like this, whereas with this and it closes around your belt, it locks your belt in so there’s no wobble, and then you get an extra secure meant like that, and it makes for a really tight securing belt.

So I do like that, and it does come with some extra cordage, of course, is a paracord, but I’ve just left it on here, because it came with it in whatever other than that. It does have a really nice and very secure button closure and just like on some other high-end knives. I have reviewed in the past, primarily, I think, actually just the pull force. Prepper one also have this, but the interior of the sheath or in here isn’t just plastic that rattles and bangs and makes all kinds of noise.

It does actually have a layer of felt in there to keep the knife quiet and keep it from just banging around. In there and being an obnoxious plastic piece of crap, so the sheath places the button fits very tightly. You can see that there is no play in this of a lot of Cheaper sheaths. You’ll see you know, the knife will come out and sometimes even expose a bit of the blade with this there’s. Absolutely none of that this is the most the knife gives and snap is really strong.

This doesn’t just pop on or off. It takes a really purposeful, pull and depend on it’s also very purposeful. So really do like this sheath, it’s actually one of the best stock, sheaths I’ve ever gone and just out of box it’s one of those sheaths that, aside from throwing on a thigh strap, I didn’t want to do absolutely anything to this sheath. I really suggested you guys take a look at this knife because it is definitely interesting and it’s one of the more uncommon choices out there, but I think, is really capable, especially for the money.

It’s a nice survival knife. I really have no complaints about it. Anyways guys, that’s all for now, god bless and come out.


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Benchmade 550 Griptilian Review and Use

Please do not forget to comment like share and subscribe if you want to see more awesome, Alaskan content like that right into this review. This is actually the first benchmade night I ever got and it’s been a pretty awesome.

Benchmade I’ve carried it for quite a few years. I don’t really religiously carry it anymore, as there are other options and, of course, being an EDC care reviewer. I try and keep more knives running through the rotation, but this knife kind of is special because it is my first bunch mate and I ever thought, and so that’s why I’ve kind of kept it around and the other reason I’ve kept around is because it is Still, even though it has hateful serrations on it, it still is a pretty capable knife overall, especially in an everyday, carry setting, and so once again does, unfortunately have serrations, but back when I was first getting this knife.

If I was kind of one of those kids at that time, I really liked the whole black blades and serrations, and all that kind of fancy stuff that really it was kind of a trend of being cool. But the trend didn’t really last because practically plain edges just end up being better overall, so yeah. That is, but it’s basically why this one has serrations on it and, as you guys will notice, I tried my hardest.

It still was a little bit hard, but as I was processing up that pizza box of an awesome pizza company, I was trying to actually split some of the testing between just the straightedge in just the serrations. It is a little bit hard because this blade is not the longest blade, and so it can be a little bit difficult when you’re trying to kind of slice through something to just keep it on just the serrations or just the blade.

And I also did a little bit of intermixed, so you know if you’re just a straight slash right through that cardboard, you’d first catch the serrations and then the plain edge, so there’s going to be a little bit of. But I wanted to kind of show you guys what it looked like with just the plain edge and what it looked like with just the serrations. I will say I think the serrations had a bit of an easier time with part of the cardboard.

I think they might be a little bit better and of breaking up the cardboard fiber kind of just going right through it. So partially serrated blades aren’t entirely bad, but they definitely are not my favorite. They do have some batter applications such as fibrous materials like cardboard and especially ropes. Serrations tend to go through a lot faster, but at the same time they can be a little bit harder to maintain and overall, I think they kind of just don’t look that good.

Anyways, so my overall experience with this knife has been, for the most part, really good. I’ve really enjoyed this knife and there’s a reason other than this. Just being my first bench made why this knife has stuck around with me for the past, like five or six years, bunch mates, really it’s just an overall great knife. Now I currently have this one on a lanyard, because I don’t really like the benchmade clips, and so I thought I would just run this one on a lanyard.

I don’t run it that frequently that one I do occasionally run this knife. I kind of like to mix it up and just kind of throw it in the pocket and just kind of run it that way, because every once a while I do enjoy a lanyard knife instead of one that has a pocket clip on it. So that is how it’s running as far as retention or in the pocket carry as far as overall organ of expulsion, a far n handles there, nothing special it’s just like a plastic handle and you can definitely tell they kind of feel a little cheap.

But at the same time that that cheapness does pay off, because these knives are still pretty affordable for what you’re getting and so that the cheap material and the handles helps you to have a better blade material and a higher-quality knife at a lower price. So I really can’t complain about the material as far as the material does go. It has to to test the time and I’ve abused the knife quite a bit and accidentally like dropped this knife in the closed position.

Thank the Lord on things like stone and rock, and it has a few gashes in the handle to prove of that, but the handle hasn’t shattered or it hasn’t really cracked in any ways, though other than that the for the most part, the ergonomic still pretty squared Away this is not really a tactical knife, but it could be used in that way. You do have jumping back here for your thumb, and so it could. I will say I don’t know if the 550 having a kind of reverse sheet foot blade, is the best option for a tactical knife, because it’s not the absolute most pointy, because your tip is kind of downward sloping.

Certainly not like another knife. That’s similar like this. One and the primary reason why the nsync Oh grind is so much better at penetration is because Chris breeze has actually gone in and put cuts on the both of the top to both sides of the top of this tip and helped thin out the overall blade Material here and put a false edge on the top, so it kind of AIDS in penetration, so that I will say is why that downward sloping tip on the nsync.

Oh grind works so well, but this one obviously does not have that so other plate features that I do really enjoy are not the serrations cuz. I don’t really enjoyed those, but I do actually love the opening hole. I am a big fan of Spyderco knives. I wish I could have more of them, but right now only have one of them in the current collection, and even though I only have one, I still love all these Spyderco whole opening knives and including when benchmade put a spider hole hug their knives, regardless to How controversial that is or isn’t? I still really enjoy that? I really do like that, and I, like that, a lot more than 5:51.

I believe it is the one that just has the thumb studs, which is not bad. I have a few thumb stud bench maids. This one included and the 5d sexes – and so some studs are not the worst thing in the world, but I kind of like these whole openers more, but I do like the the whole overall. It also kind of lightens the blade stock a little bit more and as far as the 5d justify 50 goes, I do like the blade shape a little bit more.

This one is in a black. I forget the coating that they use for this, but, as you guys can see, this one has been heavily used in a bit abused on the tip and it definitely has a bit of a we’re on this coating. But for the most part, this coating is a pretty tough black coating and it’s not too tacky. I know some people don’t like st coatings, because they’re really tacky and this one just like any coating – does have a bit of tackiness to it.

But for the most part it is overall pretty smooth and, like I said within reason, pretty durable – I mean most of this tip kind of we’re here has happened when I actually stabbed this knife into some tin cans. This was really early on and I stabbed this knife into some tin cans to like make a Hobo, stove air or a couple Hostos actually, and that’s what actually primarily wore off this coating was that contact with the tin can on this steel, just kind of tough To clothing right off, so that’s a pretty and good abuse to take the coating off.

So I’m not too surprised to cody wore off when doing that, and then on the back of this, I also induced this knife quite a bit for striking feral rods, because it does have a pretty sharp back on it. So the back of this knife is actually the coating is pretty beat up because I’ll use it a lot to strike Ferro rods. As far as the lock goes, this is, of course, an axis lock and I love axis locks. If you guys haven’t noticed, I have or have had a lot of bench maids in the collection, and that is on purpose.

I do really love benchmade axis locks in particular, so overall I really loved their axis. Lock, it’s a fun lock to use. I really have a knife that smooth without a bit of side to side place so like these types of knives will have. You know just a little bit of side-to-side play, but that’s that’s because they’re so smooth or if I said over all up and down play is absolutely nothing and very solid lockup for six years and I do go in and I kind of clean this one every Once in a while, when there’s kind of dirt built up on the actual axis lost, because acting kind of at times hinder your lock up, but that’s about all, I do, for it blade centering for anyone who cares this one’s actually pretty well centered.

Now, on to the actual blade, as far as it goes and at retention, this is, of course a 154cm version, so this isn’t anything special. I know they’ve made some like s30v CPM, 20v blades and higher-end Steel’s for the grip, Tilian and I’m sure those work just like CPM, s30v, normally works or just how CPM 20v normally works in itself, but the 154cm on this works pretty well. I did get one off knife of a bench made barrage that I still have, which was my second bench made – that I think they over heat treated, because that one is really hard to put an edge on.

But I have a few, a CPM or not CPM but 154cm from bench made and they overall they don’t hold an edge forever, but they do sharpen up pretty fast and pretty easily this one included and it holds an edge for at least an amount of time. It’s not the most amazing steel, but it’s definitely better than something like 440 C or even vg10. In my opinion, and so edge retention is pretty good in that regard, the overall blade on this.

I think I would have enjoyed a lot more had it been a plain edge and I do actually really like the 550 in-plane edge. This serration version. A serrated version is not the worst in the world. It definitely in an EDC. Type of format does perform pretty. Okay, like you, can see how well the serrations weren’t able to chew through, like cardboard once again, rope things like paper. It kind of struggles with because there’s just so many angles of contact with a serrated blade that it can cause the paper or thinner material.

So you’re trying to cut to kind of like crinkle instead of just slicing right to brew it other than that. Like I said, I really don’t have any complaints, I find the blade length to be just fine for most EDC tasks. Personally, I’ve always been more a fan of these kinds of more wider and larger blades, so like with this 940 here you can see how kind of like pencil then this 940 is and some people they love just having like a really thin blade, but I tend To like knives that are more like that they’re Tilian here and more like this Sebenza that have more kind of width to them to just overall, they seem like larger, more well-built nice.

It’s not does it. This is not a well-built knife. I’m sure this is but this overall kind of gives more of a just feel like you’re, actually holding more of a knife, and I kind of like that in a knife personally and that’s more aesthetics, so anyways, that’s basically all I have to say on the bench Made 550 grip Tilian with this awesome, lanyard mod that I did to it and that’s basically all I have to say on it.

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TOPS I.C.E. Dagger Overview

You is extremely important even more now than after mentioned. There are a few other options and Before we jump into why I chose the ice dagger, I do want to just start off with the importance of having a self-defense tool and why. I think you guys should all have some sort of self-defense tool, even if it isn’t the ice tower in particular.

Now there are many different options I actually have a few. Another notable option is the matriarch by Spyderco matriarch by Spyderco is another great option for how a self-defense tool, but overall you should try to have at all times some type of tool tool on you for self-defense, because this hack can happen at any time. And it’s nice to give yourself an advantage of having even just a small little knife like these.

Now I’ve talked about why I choose knives in the past. I still fully love knives and I take a knife over a gun every day because of the fact that guns, while they are superior to knives in most instances, a gun cannot go everywhere like one of these knives can so that’s the overall importance and why I Just urge you guys make sure you do have a self-defense tool, even if it isn’t the ice dagger go with something like a Spyderco matriarch, just something that you can use to protect yourself now now, let’s actually talk about why I chose the ice dagger now this Has been out for a hot minute: it’s not the newest coolest latest greatest kind of self-defense knife out there on the market, but I was immediately attracted to this knife just for the fact that I wanted something that was very tough, very durable and honestly were a Lot of people prefer something that just has a single blade on it.

I really do like the dagger for enhanced penetration and the fact that I cannot only cut with this knife, but I can also make a deep stabbing and penetrating wound with this knife, and so that’s what it was attractive to the ice dagger. Another reason why I prefer the ice dagger over something like a matriarch is, like, I said, the increased durability and I’m doing some up close shots. Pictures Roland fuller to this, but the ice dagger actually has a reinforced tip.

So the tip the actual, like tip part of this knife from about here forward, is full thickness and it actually retailers down to a point into an edge. So I like about this is there’s no worry about you going in stabbing something in the tip just snapping off on you. This is the type of knife that you can stab into a very hard object or even hit things like bone, and it’s not just going to break off, whereas a knife like this matriarch, which also Roland’s in pictures for you guys, is a very thin, extraordinarily thin.

At the tip and will actually break off very easily if it hits bow and if it hits thick muscle, it’s going to just snap right off, which may be an advantage. It may not. But what I like about this knife is from multiple aggressors, or just even for one likes, that having a very robust tip in a very robust overall build is nice now another thing I have enjoyed about the knife as I carried it and as you guys can See I’ve hard used it a little bit for y’all.

Is I, like the traction on the g10, tops an excellent job on that, especially in the ice pick or reverse grip. I didn’t feel, like my hand, was going to go anywhere. I will say it can be a little bit slick in gloves when you’re doing like a forward thrust. But then again, your thrusts in your anything. Going forward, like this motion kind of thing, isn’t going to have as much power as a reverse grip and what I like about the reverse flip, as you guys can see.

There’S a nice almost Karambit ask ring, so you can leap your thumb into this ring and then close your thumb down like this, and that gives you a lot of positive traction. So if you stab it into something, when you pull the knife back out, you could actually let go of the knife entirely and pull just because if your thumb is caught on that ring, it’s going to pull right back out of whatever it stabbed into so other Than that they have made a few really great cuts in the g10 to make it very aggressive, and it feels really great now.

Lastly, the other reason why I like this knife is, as I said, about the concealed ability. Now you can run this on your belt and that’s another great way of running it. I personally use the neck knife option and we’ll discuss it. The mod that I had to make with it, because you guys will notice the sheath is a little bit different looking, but we’ll discuss that in just a minute, but overall, with the fact that this has very flat thin g10 handles and the knife itself bolts thick Enough not to be weak, it’s also not a very thick knife in general, so it’s it’s very very thinly either was pressed up against your body, there’s no profiling at all with this knife because of the way it’s designed and how flat the sheath is, how flat The handles are, there’s no profiling and when it does sit under especially something like a coat like this you’re going to have no issues whatsoever.

Thank you. Moving on to the last part of this is the modification. Now I’m going to roll in a couple pictures of the bond I did, and I thought you had to do this with a few tops knives. While I do love tops Kydex, I will say their molds can at times be a little bit weak as far as retention goes, and I did find that this one found out the hard way that I was actually running up a flight of stairs and Boop.

The knife popped out and hit the ground. I was like never again on that, because this is a type of knife that you don’t really the public to see because when they see both of these edges and they kind of see the overall profile, it’s so scary. So what I did was, I just took a couple brass screws. I took put the sheath on my drill press punched, a couple holes just at two areas. Where that I could get some extra clamping power from the brass screws, like I said, I’ve done this before on other tops knives.

It’S really simple, and it’s so simple. You don’t even need nuts on the back, because the brass screws thread through the Kydex, so they’re going to hold up just fine. I wanted to make sure that the retention wasn’t too loose or too hard. I wanted it to hit that sweet spot, because when I got it, it was just a little bit too loose. Now it’s right in that sweet spot where it’s not so loose that it’s going to fall out under normal circumstances or slightly strenuous circumstances.

But at the same time, it’s going to have a nice pull and it’s going to be pretty easy to get out without having a wrench on your neck. So anyways, that’s all for the it’s kind of my overview and general thoughts of the ice dagger. It is a really awesome life and, if you’re looking for a really competent and heavy-duty self-defense option as far as knives go, I would very very much encourage you to take a look at least take a look at the ice stacker because, like I said, I think It’S a very smart design, anyways, I’m out