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Halfachance Parang

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Machete is sharp out of box and the sheaf is good quality with plenty of cord to lash it to a pack. The price for this machete is very reasonable. It is durable, well balanced and usable. This machete is easy to wield. I can chop thru some pretty good sized limbs and small logs with this just as fast and safer than my camp ax or hatchet. The balance on this blade is good, weight is forward for better chopping, and the handle has good grip with places to tie a lanyard. The sheaf is good quality… Full review

K.I.S.S. ASSist Knife

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this pocket knife. With the KISS ASSist it opens almost like a switchblade and it is extremely sharp. This is a really cool knife. I have the tanto-style blade with partial serration. Opening and closing is all single handed and the KISS Assist mechanism opens the blade really quickly. I've had it about a year and have only had to sharpen it a couple of times.   The only drawback I've seen is the push button used for opening the blade sticks out a bit and when I carry the knife in my pocket… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent EDC knife that I would (and will) trust backpacking. I picked my Drifter up at Lowes for $20. I have the G10, 1/2 serrated blade shown above.  I've never been too keen on thumb studs, but this knife changed my attitude. With a little practice, I can deploy the blade as easily as I can with one of my flippers. The lockup is quick and solid, with the recessed locking liner inside the G10 handle. The pocket clip does sit a little low on the knife, allowing about 1/4 inch of it to be seen… Full review


rated 3 of 5 stars Good to keep in the car or the pack. Easy to understand and use. Great tool for a cyclist. Not too much camping use, other than the knife. The saw needs work. Belt clip works fine on the belt, but as a pocket clip it's backward. I will revert to my Leatherman Skeletool. Full review

Eat'N Tool

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For what it is, the Eat'N Tool gets the job done well, and then some. It's one small piece of metal that functions as a spork, can opener, flat blade screwdriver, and somewhat limited wrench. I usually keep it in my pocket, even when at home. Ease of Use: It's one solid piece of metal that is a decent enough spork. The wrench sockets are a bit iffy, but they're handy to have if they just happen to fit a bolt and you're without proper tools. The only major downfall is the lack of a handle for deeper… Full review

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Columbia River Knife and Tool
18348 SW 126th Place
Tualatin, OR 97062

phone: (503) 685-5015
toll-free: (800) 891-3100
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