Knives

From fixed-blade to Swiss Army, we cover an array of knives.

Leatherman Squirt P4 Multi-tool

Gear Review: Leatherman Squirt P4

Many outdoor adventurers have a favorite piece of gear they always have with them. For me, it's my Leatherman Squirt P4. Like MacGyver and his trusty Swiss Army knife, I rarely leave home without my Squirt. Read More...

December 1, 2008

Buck/Mayo Kaala knife

Knife geeks call this new blade from Buck "light, fast, agile and elegant." Seriously, they do. Those adjectives are front and center on the press release. Light and fast, ok. But elegant? Anyway, this is a 1.9-ounce straight blade that can be worn around the neck commando style. It caught my eye for its simplicity of design, which looks perfect for. . . Read More...

June 20, 2007

Knife of the Year

At a trade fair in Nürnberg, Germany, called IWA & OutdoorClassics 2008, the Victorinox Rescue Tool has been awarded "Knife of the Year 2007." The IWA International Knife Award, as the designation is apparently also called, went to the Victorinox hand piece for its innovative design, which included. . . Read More...

May 22, 2007

Daily Dose: Mora Knives

Sweden’s Mora region is renowned for its high-quality blades, with the namesake Mora knife being the most well known. Classic Mora knife models have 3- or 4-inch blades, a wooden or plastic handle, and a price that is usually less than $10. But the tough blades have garnered a following with hunters, hikers, campers and […] Read More...

January 22, 2007

Füritechnics – knife sharpener

I'm no knife junkie. But I know a sharp blade from a dull one. And I know how to work a blade on a whetstone, but like many neglectful knife owners I often don't do it. Read More...

December 8, 2006

Wenger Uber-Knife

OK, now I’ve seen it all. . . You think your Swiss Army Knife is fat and packed with implements? Well, move over plastic toothpick because Wenger, maker of the original Swiss Army Knife, has created a steroidal stabber complete with 85 foldable tools! Indeed, all implements represented in ALL of the company’s currently-produced tools […] Read More...

August 23, 2006

New knives! (Buck Sirus; Wenger Evolution S)

Indeed, Buck markets the Sirus ($93) and its other assisted-opening knives to campers, hunters and hikers, touting quick access to the blade as well as built-in safety measures to make sure it does not pop open unexpectedly. Read More...

July 17, 2006

Mora knives

More than 100 years ago, in the rural Swedish village of Ostnor, just outside of the well-known town of Mora, a knifesmith named Erik Frost founded Frosts Knivfabrik. The Mora region was renowned for its high-quality blades, and Frost built his company on knife making principles and practices that had been handed down for many generations. Read More...

October 24, 2005
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