Honestly, I thought I was finished with mechanical watches. Between my disappointing experience with the Seiko 5 Series and the crazy price of higher-end automatics, my appetite had shifted entirely toward quartz. But then, like a shark scenting its prey, I caught a whiff of the Orient Mako 2. I circled it for months before finally taking a bite. And let me tell you – It tastes really, really good.
Welcome to my review of the Zero Tolerance 0562, in which I revisit the Philosophy classes I had to repeat in college. Surprised? I was, given ZT’s reputation for rugged, blue collar blades. But throughout the course of its stay, the 0562 has revealed itself as more than the sum of its parts. While its body may be that of a gladiator, its heart is that of a Stoic.
The CRKT Batum is a big, dumb, partially-trained Black Lab that lives in your pocket. It’s huge and rough around the edges, but it loves you so, so much. You can’t even be mad at it when it misbehaves. You just shake your head and smile, wagging a finger and telling it to center its blade, stop dropping open, get off the couch, or whatever. It’s a knife that, in spite of its flaws, you can’t help but like. Here’s how it fared in the wild.
This is my review of the NutSac Mag-Satch, in which I attempt to be as professional as possible. But this bag doesn’t make it easy. Between the quality and hilarity of the brand, containing my glee in carrying this messenger-style bag has been a real ball-bu… I mean, it’s got me twisted. I mean, it’s taken some stones. Oh, hell. Just read the review.
I’ll be honest – I’m a little burned out on folding knives. But as I gain experience in the world of bushcraft, I’ve discovered a new passion for fixed blades. Steel Will decided to feed this flame, sending a complimentary Druid 205 model for testing and review. Here’s how it held up after several weekends of hiking, camping, and unwarranted abuse.
Look – We’re all busy. As writers, readers, and reviewers, sometimes it’s nice to boil info down to its core. I’ve done just that with several pieces of my most carried gear: The Citizen BM8180, Lansky BladeMedic, Spyderco Dragonfly 2, Hitch & Timber wallet, and Olight S1R Baton. Heck, I even threw in a few handkerchiefs to add some color to the affair.