Review: Orient Mako 2 Dive Watch

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.

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Review: Zero Tolerance 0562 Knife

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.

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Review: CRKT Batum Knife

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.

Review: NutSac Mag-Satch Bag

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.

Review: Steel Will Druid 205 Knife

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.

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