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Estwing Sportsman Machete Reviewed

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

As a compulsive gear junkie, I am always looking for new stuff to try out. On a recent trip through Home Depot to look at some hatchets and axes, I ran across some cool stuff and what I thought might be a new machete by Estwing called the Sportsman Machete… And I just had to give it a try for myself. After reaching out to Estwing, they graciously responded with one to show you, so let’s give it a go…

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Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System Reviewed

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

With all of the bushcraft and survival blades that I test and review, there is no doubt that I need to keep a good sharpening solution close at hand. From stones and strops to field sharpeners, I have certainly tried a lot of them. Stones and strops require a lot of patience and skill, and field sharpeners just cannot do the job alone. Besides, I’ve seen the damage that draw-style sharpeners can do to a blade. Today, I’ll be looking at the Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System (WSGSS) and the WSSA0003300 Upgrade Kit to see if meets my needs. Read on and enjoy…

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Schrade SCH406 and SCH406N Neck Knife Reviewed

Posted on Aug 7, 2015

In recent years there has been an explosion in the survival blade market, including EDC blades that are small, lightweight and are designed to be worn around the neck on a chain or section of paracord. Schrade has two new models for 2015; The SCH406 Ceramic Neck Knife and the SCH406N Stainless Steel Neck Knife. In this article, we’ll be comparing the features and functionality of the two. Read on and enjoy…

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Schrade SCAXE9 Locking Saw Axe Reviewed

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

Humans have always been looked for effective ways to lighten their load and reduce the volume they need to carry. Multi-functional gear can often fill that void. Today I’ll be going over Schrade’s new 18-inch combination axe and 12-inch folding saw, the SCAXE9 Locking Saw Axe. Read on to see how it fares…

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Steel Will Argonaut 800 Reviewed

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

New to the knife scene in 2015, Steel Will has amassed an attractive collection of fixed and folding -blades and neck knives. One of their newest fixed-blade knives, the Argonaut 800 is due to be released as part of their Outdoor Series in a few short weeks. I recently had the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Argonaut 800 prior to its release and put it through its paces. Read on to learn more about Steel Will’s Argonaut 800…

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Schrade SCHF45 Leroy Fixed Blade Bowie Knife Revie...

Posted on Jul 8, 2015

I just received Schrade’s latest chopper, the SCHF45 Leroy the other day… Last year it was the release of their massive recurved blade, the SCHF28 Little Ricky that had everyone talking. Now with the release of the enormous 16-1/2-inch SCHF45 Leroy Fixed Blade Bowie Knife, it takes Schrade’s big-blade designs to a whole new level. Is it a knife, or is it a beast? Read on for the answer to that question…

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Schrade SCHDDS Compact Field Sharpening Rod Review...

Posted on Jun 20, 2015

If you spend a lot of time in the field, chances are high that you’ve needed to tune your blade’s edge at one time or another. Whether you are processing material for a fire or processing an animal in the field for food, a sharp edge is imperative. Schrade’s SCHDDS is a compact diamond dust field sharpener. Is it a worthy contender for that coveted space in your EDC or Bug-out bag? Read on to see how it fares…

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Old Timer Copperhead Series 2143OT Fixed Blade Gut...

Posted on Jun 10, 2015

I have been reviewing so many bushcraft, survival and tactical knives lately, I thought it would be nice change of pace to review a hunting knife. In particular, I opted for one that was geared toward field-dressing. That is when I ran across the Old Timer Copperhead Series 2143OT, a stainless steel fixed-blade knife with a gut hook. Read on for more about it…

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Schrade SCHSH1 Telescoping Folding Shovel Reviewed

Posted on Jun 6, 2015

One piece of equipment typically considered invaluable by military personnel, but is often overlooked by preppers and survivalists is a collapsible folding shovel. Schrade has engineered a rugged alternative called the SCHSH1 Telescoping Folding Shovel for their 2015 lineup. It is compact, lightweight and worthy of a closer look. Read on to find out just how good it really is…

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Schrade SCHF42 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on May 24, 2015

Schrade’s SCHF42 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife is one of the latest additions to their 2015 Frontier Series lineup. Designed by Brian Griffin, this full-tang 1095 high carbon steel blade with grivory handle slabs and a premium leather sheath is certainly on track to be one of their most popular models of the year. Read on to see how well is stands up to the challenge…

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Schrade SCAXE2G Extreme Survival Hatchet Reviewed

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

After reviewing Schrade’s SCAXE2L last year, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to put the smaller SCAXE2G through its paces. As my quest for quality packable gear continues, the delicate balance between affordability, durability, functionality, weight, and volume has become much more important. Now lets take the SCAXE2G for a spin…

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Schrade SCHF34 Tanto Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Mar 8, 2015

Part of Schrade’s 2015 lineup and nearly a mirror image of one of my favorite Schrade blades, the SCHF35 Fixed Blade Knife, the SCHF34 Tanto Fixed Blade Knife shares its similarities in all the right places… It’s compact, it’s lightweight, and it’s an attractive workhorse. Read on to see how well it performed…

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Schrade SCHF28 Little Ricky Fixed Blade Knife Revi...

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

Today I’m going to review Schrade’s SCHF28 Little Ricky Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their new 2015 lineup. With all of the machetes and blades that I’ve reviewed as of late, this is one that I’ve really been excited to put to the test. Read on to see what I’m talking about…

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Schrade SCHBOLO Machete Reviewed

Posted on Feb 12, 2015

What primary blade would you pack in your bag for performing heavier tasks like trailblazing, building a shelter, or basic bushcrafting? A large survival knife, a small hand axe, or a machete? Since no one tool can be the best at everything, what feature or function is most important to you? Today, I’ll be checking out Schrade’s SCHBOLO Machete. Lets see how well it stands up to the task at hand…

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Wicked Tough Handsaw Reviewed

Posted on Feb 6, 2015

When it comes to bugging-out or trekking around the country, what you pack coupled with the size and weight of your gear can have quite an impact on the level of your success. While we attempt to pack the lightest kitchen sink that we can find, we must be confident that the gear we choose will be able get the job done. Today, we’ll be reviewing the Wicked Tough Hand Saw from Wicked Tree Gear. Lets see just how wicked it is…

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Schrade SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Jan 24, 2015

Today I will be reviewing Schrade’s new SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their 2015 fixed blade collection. Read on to see how well it performed…

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