Monthly Archives: May 2015

Brous Blades Exo, Stonewashed

The last time we featured The Exo by Brous Blades, it was to showcase the five variants of this ultra-cool folder. This one — what Brous calls a “full acid stonewash” — is definitely our favorite finish, the coolest of the … Continue reading

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Spartan Blades ‘Ares’

When a knife company owned by veterans of the U.S. military asks active-duty U.S. Special Operations Forces what they want in a fighting knife, this is the result: the Ares from Spartan Blades. This is serious business. (For more information … Continue reading

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Alan Warren Neck Knife, in Spalted Maple Burl

We bought some amazing spalted maple burl at the recent Eugene Knife Show, gave it to Alan Warren and asked him to work his magic. Is this incredible or what? (Learn more about this talented knifemaker at the Alan Warren … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance ZT0450 & ZT0452CF

Both of these framelock flippers are based on the award-winning Zero Tolerance ZT0454. The ZT0450 features an all-titanium frame, while the front scale on the ZT0452CF is carbon fiber. Either one would make an ideal EDC — classy, cutting-edge and unapologetically … Continue reading

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Chris Reeve Mnandi

With all the praise lavished on the world-class Sebenza, sometimes it seems that Chris Reeve’s other knives don’t get the attention they deserve. Take the Mnandi, an elegantly tough titanium framelock — honestly, it’s just an extraordinary folder. This one … Continue reading

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Brous Blades: ‘The Exo’

If you haven’t met Jason Brous, we’d like to introduce you to his latest creation: The Exo. We’ve been fans of Brous Blades for a while now, but this new folder really has our attention: D2 blade, 6AL4V titanium scales, … Continue reading

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Great Eastern Cutlery #73 Tidioute Trapper

The Great Eastern Cutlery #73 frame is one of our favorites — it’s big enough to allow a solid grip, and it’s just the right shape. Today’s wallpaper image is of the GEC #73 Tidioute Trapper, a slim slipjoint that features a … Continue reading

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Lon Humphrey Custom Whitetail

One of the smallest knives hand-forged by Lon Humphrey is his Custom Whitetail. It’s compact enough to carry comfortably in a pocket sheath, but it’s also incredibly versatile. It works great for EDC, or as a hiker or light hunter, or as … Continue reading

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Bark River ‘Fox River’

Everyone should have at least one knife they don’t have to explain, a knife to love, a knife they bought just because. This Fox River 3V, crafted by Bark River Knives, would fill that bill nicely. It’s a wonderful blade, … Continue reading

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Lon Humphrey Custom Kephart

If you called Lon Humphrey a knifemaker, we’d forgive you. He probably would, too. But the truth is, Lon’s a bladesmith. He crafts his blades the old-fashioned way — hands, heat, hammer and anvil. It’s appropriate, then, that one of the knives … Continue reading

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