Are you looking for a pink EDC (every day carry) pocket knife? Or just a pink knife that you can use to cut open boxes at work? I know that KnifeUp and many other survival review sites are geared for men but, for this article, I’ll focus on what many ladies are looking for. In our culture of blended genders and unisex everything, I think I’ll buck the political correctness trend and say something that will ROCK YOUR WORLD! READY!? ….. men and women are different! AHHHH, I said it!! Will this site be shut down now??
There are many knives out there that are colored pink but honestly, many of them won’t stand up to long-term use. Cheap ones will last a few weeks to a few months before they’ll fall apart. Do yourself a favor and invest in a mid-level knife that’ll last for a few years. It’ll be sharper, easier to use, and, most importantly, safer. A dull blade is dangerous–ask any cook.
Designing gear for women is no longer a case of just “Shrink it and Pink it”. There is some good stuff out there, you just have to sift through the chaff.
| EDC, Knife & Accessory Review, Production Knives
What’s the current SKU number for new Spyderco knives? It’s up there in the C250s right? Could you imagine a C24? That would almost have to be some sort of stone-age Spyderco right? Yes, that’s right. However, the C24 is more than just an old Spyderco. It still is a viable EDC folding knife. But there’s more. The BlackHawk offered a few features we still appreciate today. Without the Blackhawk, we wouldn’t have the C41 Native (5) or the C210CF Rhino.
I got this vintage Blackhawk from someone’s collection. The knife had seen some very light use, and appears to have been stowed away in favor of a newer knife. The overall finish and condition appears pretty much like it came from the box. I cleaned off a little tape residue, rinsed out the handle and pivot, dried it and applied some lube. Five minutes on the Sharpmaker put this beauty back in action again.
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I’ve written a million knife-related articles and taught a bunch of Knife Sharpening/Choosing The Proper Knife seminars. In fact, as I type this article, I’m on a plane headed to the 2020 Dallas Safari Club Conv. & Expo to conduct such a seminar. I’ll conduct three at the SHOT and in Feb. a Knife Seminar at SCI in Reno.
But I thought it’d be fun to write an Old School knife sharpening article. I’ve never done that before. I guess what prompted this thought, was my mom had to hit the hospital for an issue Christmas week. I ran down to see her and she told me to go through some of dad’s old stuff and see if I wanted any of it. While digging through his closet I ran across two of his old whetstones.
As a kid, dad was the official camp knife sharpener in our deer camps. Maybe that’s where I got my loves of knives from? In those days the knives were made out of a lot softer metal than nowadays. All that you needed were two stones max, a coarse stone, and an Arkansas stone. I ran across both of these in his closet.
You can see from the pic what they looked like, nothing special and yet they sufficed for him and all of the other old-timers in his day. Things were simpler then. As far as I know, most of the knives had around 30-degree angles as compared to nowadays.
In these days of Tormeks, Wicked Edges, KMEs, and other “systems”, we sometimes loose sight of the basics.
Opinel fans are being given an option to equip their folders with a pocket clip, thanks to a new Kickstarter project. The aptly-, if groan-inducingly-, named Clipinel aims to modernize the carry style of three of the most popular Opinel knife sizes.
In short, the Clipinel is an attachable pocket clip for Opinel Nos. 7, 8 and 9, which range in blade length from 3.19 to 3.5 inches. The Clipinel works like the friction-style clips we often see on flashlights, fitting over the Virobloc locking collar without any screws or additional hardware. Visually it’s a wideish, tip down, deep carry-style clip, made from hardened stainless steel.
The Virobloc is the “locking mechanism” that we’ve seen on Opinel knives since the 50s, a rotating metal collar with a notch cut into it that, once turned into the correct position, keeps the blade from accidentally opening or closing. Due to its friction-fit nature, the Clipinel actually replaces the Virobloc in that locking function.
This looks like a home run. I might well kick in for this one. Opinels are great knives, and this really looks well designed.
Lucas is a nice guy. He also has one of the most passionate legions of fans out there.
Today, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.
While the word “bankruptcy” can be intimidating, it is important to know that Scouting programs will continue. Your regular unit meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects will take place as usual.
We took this action today amid increasing financial pressure on the BSA from litigation involving past abuse in Scouting. We are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to abuse innocent children and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We believe victims, we support them, we provide counseling by a provider of their choice, and we encourage them to come forward. Our plan is to use this Chapter 11 process to create a Trust that would provide equitable compensation to these individuals.
This is not necessarily an unsurprising development. It is a sodding shame though. How many of us had some of our formative knife experiences in Scouts?
The best utility knife can serve as a box cutter and more. You’ll find that it can serve also as a pocket knife, rescue knife, and even in light use cases, as a camping knife. A utility knife’s utility or usefulness is far more than what most people expect (hence the name). Here are some ideas on what to look for when shopping for the best utility knife.
Utility Knife Uses:
Most people use utility knives for household purposes. This type of knife is most often used when cutting materials that are too heavy for scissors, such as cardboard, wood, or plastic. Some utility knives have adjustable blades, so you can extend the blade out as far as you need it to go for scraping, cutting, or scoring. However, the blades for these knives are not the forged and tempered steel of high-quality knives. This means that the knife is sharp but will (and can) chip. Don’t use a utility knife as a pry-bar…
| Industry News / New Products, Production Knives
Gerber’s new knives continue to lean into what worked well for them last year: a reinvigorated product line built with customer feedback in mind. Gerber is one of the biggest cutlery brands out there, so we’re excited to see them testing the waters in the premium EDC market, while continuing to offer USA-made products as well as smartly-designed budget knives.
They do a nice job of breaking down each new model.