When it comes to guns and knives, I am generally the practical guy. I write about P320’s and FNH 509s and concealable blades that punch above their weight. We have other people that write about antique machine guns and gadgets, and rarely shall they cross. But I do sometimes get taken in by the cool, even if it is far from the best design.
Our tester this week comes from RMJ Tactical, the Dragonfly to be specific. It is made of Nitro-V stainless steel, weighs in at 1.8 ounces without the sheath, and features a 2.375-inch blade.
Every once in a while I find really cool gear that isn’t way overpriced. Stroup Knives isn’t going to be a secret forever and I’d guess that as demand goes up so will the prices.
Here are some Christmas knives that should be on your list this year. Each category should help if you need ideas to upgrade your own carry collection, or perhaps need some ideas to fill up your wish list. Not only are these practical, but each is also a great value. These recommendations were the result of putting them through everyday use and a little abuse to see how they held up. I hope they serve you well into 2022, whatever it may bring.
The Ontario Knife Company, OKC, known around the world for their fighting knives and rugged tools, is now taking orders for their new Retractable Bayonet.
The upside is simple and straightforward, for around $150 (MSRP), you get a mean-looking axe that will last you the rest of your life — one that in a pinch can be used for a multitude of tasks, including keeping horned-up predators away from those under your mantle of protection.
At first glance, Benchmade’s 945BK-1 Mini Osborne made me a little skeptical as to whether it would be able to stand up to the rigorous work I have put knives through over the years. After weeks of use, however, I have found that it is a fantastic everyday carry knife!
Fixed blade or a folding knife? 5 inch blade or a 10 inch blade? When it comes to choosing a knife to venture outdoors with here some things to consider.
Benchmade does make a great knife. The 496 Vector is no exception. This knife is reliable and dependable each time you reach for it. It is comforting to have something that won’t fail in your pocket in a world full of uncertainty around us.
As a gun nut, one of the things I take for granted is the value of a good blade. Because I am also an avid hunter, I am reminded yearly of this very thing. I have spent years of my life testing various blades, and most of them have left me wanting more from a knife. My current opinion is that a person needs many for a variety of applications, outfits, and events. You know, for specific tasks and fashion demands.