The Best Survival Knife for Any Emergency?

Emergency Survival Knife

I suspect this will be a somewhat controversial post because it deals with uncovering the best survival knives.  Let’s face it, when talking about which knife or knives you’d entrust your life or the lives of your loved ones to, emotions run high and people tend to wonder why x knife wasn’t on the list. … Read more

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Fieldmaster Review

Sorry that the picture turned out crappy (I set it on the box for my laptop desk instead of somewhere normal like the kitchen table), but you should still have a good idea of what the Swiss Army Knife Fieldmaster by Victorinox looks like.  This isn’t an evogrip knife, that’s just the lighting from the … Read more

Victorinox Rescue Tool

The Victorinox Rescue Tool was created by a fireman who needed a tool he could easily use to break the glass on a vehicle, cut through said glass, and slice through seatbelts like butter.  He believed that no one was better equipped to build such an all-in-one tool as Victorinox, so we now have the … Read more

9 Best Swiss Army Knives

Swiss Army Knife, SAK

My first knife was a Swiss Army Knife (SAK) when I was 11 years old.  I think people thought I wanted to be Macgyver, but I actually wanted to be like Cody from The Rescuers Down Under.  Cody had a pocket knife, and I thought that was the coolest thing I’d ever seen.  I asked my … Read more

7 Best Knife Sharpeners

Sharpening studios are great – much better than trying to cut through things and prepare food with knives the equivalent of butter knives in sharpness.  However, sometimes you get the itch to learn how to sharpen your own knives.  Maybe you’ve tried before and didn’t like the way that cheap little pull-through sharpener scraped the … Read more

Are Ceramic Knives Any Good?

are ceramic knives good?

Ceramic knives are becoming commonplace in households across America, but some people are skeptical of them.  They were advertised as being the knives that remain sharp forever, never needing a whetstone.  However, they quickly gained a reputation for their brittle nature. So, are ceramic knives good?  The tl;dr version is that ceramic knives are good, … Read more

7 Best Systems for Knife Fighting and Knife Defense

Knife Fighting Systems

I’ve already written about how knives are terrible weapons to carry for self-defense here, but there will always be people who insist on carrying a knife for self-defense.  If you’re going to do it against all good advice, then you should at least know how to handle yourself.  Unlike pepper spray, a knife is useless … Read more

6 Reasons Why Knives are Terrible for Self-Defense

Are knives good for self-defense?  No. Knives are among the most common tools carried for self-defense purposes globally.  Unfortunately, they kind of suck in that capacity.  Knives can be deadly and your attacker will almost certainly fear being stabbed or cut by a knife, but to wield a knife in such capacity takes a mental … Read more