Get ready for the Tool jokes, ladies and gentlemen, because you’re in for a lot of ‘em. No, not the euphemism – The band. Designer Jason Stout is ready to rock the market with the Lateralus, a stylish blade with artistic aspirations. Let’s reach up, reach out, and ride the spiral with this new addition to the Boker catalog.
What sorts of tools do you carry, and how often do you use them? I put some thought into my own kit, ranking my gear from most to least utilized. Plus, talk about video games, green mold, and even a touch of nostalgia. Check out the results, along with their rather interesting implications.
If you follow me on Instagram (@JourneywindJunk), you know I stalk… I mean, regularly check in on a gentleman named Nick Shabazz. He’s one of the best EDC reviewers Youtube has to offer, as well as a genuinely good guy. He recently sent over a few pieces of gear over for perusal, including the knives you see below – The Spyderco Pakkawood Endura and the Kershaw Link.
Click. Snap. Click. Snap. Hear that? It’s the sound of me doing two things – Annoying everyone within earshot, and completely enjoying my new pen. This is a review of the TiScribe Bolt, an aptly named bolt-action pen from Urban Survival Gear. It’s an incredibly interesting design, assuming you’re into this kind of thing. And if you’re not, well… Click. Snap.
WE Knives occupies an interesting space in the hobby. They’re generally attractive, well constructed, and moderately overpriced. Such were my thoughts upon receiving this new model, the 715 “Ignition.” It’s one of the few debuts clinging to their star-drive fasteners, a known enemy of disassemblers. So, can a $126 knife armed with nothing more than VG-10 ignite my passion? Spoiler: The answer is “Yes.”
Ready for something different? Out of a catalog filled with steel framelocks and G-10 comes the CRKT Sketch, a plastic-clad powerhouse featuring a utility-minded wharncliffe and surprisingly solid construction. CRKT touts it as being “blue collar through and through…just like you.” Color of my collar aside, this black-on-red budget blade has been an interesting companion. Here’s my full review of the CRKT Sketch.