What do you know of “The West?” Before moving from Wisconsin to New Mexico, the extent of my knowledge came from playing “The Oregon Trail.” Now, as my time in this area draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the region and its ethos. But that’s not what you’re here for, is it? Instead, let’s take a look at an interesting little pocket knife: Quiet Carry’s serendipitously named modern slipjoint, “The West.”
“Warning: Pretentious, Ponderous Philosophy Ahead.” Thus reads the intro to my review of the Invicta Pro Diver, a $50 watch with $5,000 branding. It’s a small, shouty timepiece desperate to convince you of its status as a luxury item. But just how good (or bad) is it, really? I embarked on mental quest to answer this very question. And, quite frankly, part of me wishes I hadn’t.
Uh, oh. Looks like Steel Will is dispatching me to the Danger Zone! Following the success of the Druid and Cutjack, they’ve sent over a new wingman – The F15 Resident, a sleek blade with an aerodynamic aura. I spent several weeks flying with this titanium tango, trying my best to contain the need… The need for speed!
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.