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This is one GIANT Swiss Army Knife! This will get the job done for you, really… any job, anywhere. It is able to carry out 141 functions from 87 build in tools from a 24 cm unit. If you or someone you know is a fan of Swiss Army Knives, then look no further, its practical and displayable. If you’re trying to make up for something else in the matter of size, the boys at Swiss Army have your back.

I know a lot of the video reviews I post from YouTube turn out to be kinda goofy, but this guy gives a very good review on this product. I figure if you are planning on dropping a grand on a knife, you should know everything about it! Watch the Video Here.

Just like he points out the video review, it would be extremely awkward to use, although it…

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Understanding a katana



Historically, katana (刀?) were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (日本刀 ) nihonto?)[2][3] that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan, also commonly referred to as a “samurai sword“.[4] Modern versions of the katana are sometimes made using non-traditional materials and methods.[5]


The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. It has historically been associated with the samurai of feudal Japan, and has become renowned for its sharpness and strength.


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The Deglon Meeting Knife Set is practical, durable and a work of art. Designed by Mia Schmallenbach, the set of sculptural, nested knives won first prize in the 5th European Cutlery Design Awards. The set is made of high quality stainless steel and seemingly appears to be created from a single block of stainless steel. To remove each knife, simply press down near the tip of the blade and lift knife away by the handle. The set includes 4 knifes, a paring knife, a utility knife, a chef knife and a slicer.


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My Favorite Tools #2: SOG Power Assist EOD Multi Tool

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Mine is about 10 years old now. Here is the latest incarnation.

SOG builds good stuff, or, they did when I bought this and a couple of other things made by them in the last decade. They have a giant bowie that I still want to get, but that’s another story for another day.

It has everything you would expect from a multi tool. Good lock up and the usual bits. Everything is replaceable as well. And hey, no Leatherman politics…

I have repaired everything from a bike, to a 4 wheeler, various guns, several trucks, and even had it sent to Canada once because when I was there I needed a set of tools and a knife and wanted it all in one package. It’s traveled the world… Or, at least southern Ontario.

It’s a close friend at this point.

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Stylish Hidden Defense

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So I was thinking about how awesome it would be to be able to defensively fight in style! Being that most people concerned with this matter are usually in their teens to adulthood, it’s quite obvious that you can’t simply hold a weapon in public…or can you? Although these weapons may not be…entirely legal, the ability to have it for desperate times is comforting. Now, how can you hold weapons out in plain sight without people seeing it? Simple! They are disguised as your normal, everyday items. One example is the umbrella sword cane. While it serves its basic function by protecting you against the rain, the handle can be removed to expose a deadly, thin blade.

Umbrella Sword

The picture above is just one of the variations of the umbrella sword. Other variations may include different lengths and styles as well as color of umbrella.

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My Favorite Tools: #1 – Buck 110

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About $35 virtually anywhere. I have several, Mrs. Matson one, and each kid at least two.

Good steel, keeps an edge, and fantastic geometry for anything from cleaning game to (i suppose) sticking in a fellow human. So ubiquitous here in the deep south that any dot gov minion would not even think twice to see that pouch on your belt that says ‘Buck’.

I have cleaned countless whitetail with this one, gutted many a fish, and carved off shavings for a fire while out on the trail. And, while there are better, more tacticool EDC ones out there, you could do much, much worse.

You should stop reading this post now, and go get a couple. One to keep on your person and one to put away somewhere safe.

It’s a tool, and a damn good one.


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SiyahTulipwood1Tenant son nom de son manche rappelant l’extrémité d’un arc des steppes, siyah est un petit canif urbain, élégant et délicat, c’est un superbe compagnon de tous les jours autant pour ouvrir le tout dernier paquet que fed ex a trop bien emballé que pour trancher un saucisson entre deux repas.

En acier o1 et rivets d’argents. Le manche de la photo ci haut est en tulipwood. Pour la photo ci bas, c’est du pommier, coupé ici même au Québec, c’est particulièrement satisfaisant de travailler avec nos matières locales.

Produit en petite série.
300$ avec étui en cuir.


Named after the tips of a mongolian bow which the handle resembles, siyah is a delicate and elegant urban pocketknife. Designed as an everyday companion be it to open that last parcel that fed ex overwrapped or to cut a slice of your chosen snack between meals.

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Masakage Kumo Santoku

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As promised, I did return to Knifewear on my next day off. I didn’t even go to Williams-Sonoma to test out German knives. That can be done any day! I don’t doubt that I will end up buying a block set of sorts when I have my own kitchen. Perhaps a Wusthof set when the time comes.

Before going back to the pop-up store, I made sure to do my research: different types of steel, their hardness and maintenance; the handle shapes; the damascus; length; you name it, I tried to do my best to read up on it. I also considered my finances! The two choices I narrowed down were quite opposite in terms of price. You can see the prices of all the knives available on their online shop.

What it boiled down to was this: I needed…

  • a Japanese santoku knife. I could buy a German…

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