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Recent Knife/Tool Reviews

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars Best camping knife I have ever owned. I was given this knife about two years ago as a groomsman's gift.  It quickly replaced my old Gerber fixed blade as my favorite hiking knife. CONSTRUCTION The construction of this knife is fantastic. It has taken a serious beating from me and still looks and feels good-as-new. The blade itself holds a razor edge easily while I'm out in the woods (I usually realign it once every few months with a carbide sharpener).   While the knife does not use a full tang,… Full review

Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

rated 5 of 5 stars Great value, sturdy blade, fire steel and blade are a little short. This is a good all around knife at a great price. I've had this knife about a year and bought another a few weeks ago in case the first one breaks, but I just can't seem to break it. The sheath is plastic and almost feels like a toy, but still holds the knife firmly. The twist in fire steel is also still snug when closed. When in the backwoods for a few days I like to carry two sources of fire, and this knife has replaced my standalone… Full review

Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet

rated 5 of 5 stars Small enough to fit in your pack/on your belt. Perfect for splitting firewood or limbing downed trees. I bought this a while ago for longer canoe trips. It has since become one of my favorite pieces of kit! CONSTRUCTION Gransfors Bruks is known for its attention to detail. This little guy is no exception. The construction of this little hand hatchet shows every bit as much care as my fully sized American Felling Axe. The handle feels smooth and well shaped in my hand. The head is "traditional" rather… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars Great trowel, gets the job done at the same weight as titanium trowels, but for about 1/3 the cost. Thanks for the review, TJ. I wouldn't have thought there is so much to say about a trowel! I own one of these as well, got it off the original Kickstarter campaign. From your pics, TJ, it appears the final product went through some very minor design mods between the Kickstarter campaign and full retail. The little hole at the top of the handle on mine is not a "starburst" shape, and frankly I wonder… Full review

Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit

rated 5 of 5 stars The best pocket knife money can buy. You can keep any other brand as far as I am concerned.  They are all Victorinox wannabes.  This knife is simple, robust, and beats the competition by a clear mile every time. I own a Spartan and a SwissChamp. Both are first rate. But do you know what is on my EDC keychain? That's right. The Spartan. Along with my Leatherman Micra, it goes with me when I leave home. I know, that between these two tools, sh*t happens and I got it covered. The Spartan has all… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall, the Deuce of Spades is a cleverly designed latrine trowel that is incredibly lightweight, very strong, and takes up a very minimal amount of space. Makes an excellent gift for the backpacker who has just about everything. According to the manufacturer:" The Deuce of Spades is an ultralight backcountry latrine trowel that’s also the only trowel in the world that can be used right-side up AND UPSIDE DOWN. It only weighs .6 ounces but it’s super effective and ridiculously tough." Initial… Full review

Spyderco Delica

rated 5 of 5 stars The Spyderco Delica 4 part-serrated FRN is likely the best EDC knife available. Bought this after owning a gen 1 Endura full serrated FRN for about 20 years. The 2.9" blade is just the right size for everyday tasks. Not too small or dainty, and not so big that it might exceed legal limits in some places or raise eyebrows when in use in everyday situations. The razor sharp VG10 blade has a notched thumb ramp that ends at the apex of the thumb hole giving the thumb a good purchase on the blade when… Full review

Spyderco Military

rated 5 of 5 stars My no 1 camping knife. I use it since 2010 and it has no signs of wear. It is the best knife for camping because it is super sharp and durable and it is lightweight, which is most important when you have to carry a heavy backpack. Full review

Morakniv Companion Knife

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome inexpensive, lightweight knife for hiking. Holds a good edge and is a great camp knife. The Mora is a great knife for hiking. I used to carry around a knife capable of being struck with a rock through a tree that weighs several pounds. I had carried it 15 years and never needed the sturdiness it provided. The Mora Companion does all the cutting of twine, meat, or whatever needs doing flawlessly. I had a buddy pry with his and snap the tip. But at under $20 it's fine to break a tip or lose… Full review

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Gerber E-Z Zip Fixed-Blade Knife
$15 MSRP
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Lansky Blademedic Knife Sharpener Multi-Tool
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Gerber LST Ultralight Folding Knife
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Gerber Ultralight LST Folding Knife
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Victorinox Swiss Army Recruit Multi-Tool
Victorinox Swiss Army Signature Lite Silver Tech Multi-Tool
Byrd Finch Folding Knife
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Ultimate Survival Technologies 4.0 SaberCut Para Fixed Knife Fixed-Blade Knife
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Kershaw Shuffle Folding Knife
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SOL Core Lite Folding Knife / Survival Kit
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Leatherman Style CS Multi-Tool
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Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multitool Multi-Tool
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Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan Multi-Tool
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Spyderco Honeybee Folding Knife
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