I’ll be honest – I have a thing for sword-like knives. It’s probably a consequence of playing so many video games as a kid. And apparently, the folks at WE Knives are wise to my weakness. They recently sent over one of their 704 models for review, a gorgeous knife featuring great materials. Here’s what I came up with over the course of its stay.
We’ve seen it countless times – A high-end knife becomes a market hit, prompting the maker to release a budget-minded version cast from more affordable materials. Companies such as Spyderco and Kizer have made a mint with this practice, while generally maintaining an acceptable level of quality. So when Stedemon offered to send me a budget rendition of their popular SHY tantos, I eagerly assented.
The Steel Will Cutjack is a great knife, and you should probably buy one. Until next time…
What? You want specifics? Well, I suppose, seeing as how I’ve spent several weeks with this little guy. It’s been on construction sites, car rides, and even camping in the mountains. Read on to find why, despite its rather pedestrian appearance, the Cutjack has become one of my new favorites.
I’ve always enjoyed the concept of time. As a child, my favorite video game was Chrono Trigger, the story of a boy roaming the past, present, and future on a quest to save the world. It was a touching tale, and one that helped me learn the importance of all things temporal.
So, when Timex offered to send me one of their Expedition Scout Chronographs, they inadvertently helped recapture a spark of my childhood.
You know the expression, “Never meet your heroes?” It’s the idea that, no matter how great something or someone may be in person, they’ll never measure up to the image you’ve created in your mind. Well, I’ve decided to go against this axiom. The folks at Zero Tolerance recently offered to send over one of their 0450 models, which has been my most coveted knife for a long while. I mean, just look at it! How was I supposed to refuse?
With the Fourth of July approaching, it seems only fitting that I’ve been reviewing a slew of American-made knives. This time it’s the Boker Plus Patriot – A beautiful blade that, like our nation itself, has its share of both good and bad. And what better place to explore this dichotomy than the canyons and creeks of the American West?