Guess who’s back in the land of beer and cheese? That’s right – After two years on the New Mexico/Colorado border, I’ve returned to a paradise of bratwurst and blizzards. But did you know Wisconsin boasts more than just artisanal sausage and microbreweries out the wazoo? Turns out we have some pretty talented knife designers, as well.
Hey, everyone! Between working on new reviews for Journeywind Junk, I’ve also been testing gear for two larger website: GearJunkie and BladeReviews. Rather than just linking them on my Instagram, I’ve decided to gather all the articles into one blog post. Check out the list below to read my writeups on several watches, knives, and miscellaneous tools.
It’s getting to be that time again, folks. After several months of frenetic reviews, I’ll be stepping away from the site. Not forever, mind you, but between my day job, life changes, and plain old gear burnout, I think a hiatus is in order.
Before I take a breather, I wanted to post quick reviews on several pieces of gear. Among these are the Tangram Orion and Spyderco Chaparral FRN knives (on loan from Nick Shabazz), the Karas Kustoms Retrakt, and the Rickshaw Bags Waldo Pen Case, along with a few thoughts on Pilot’s Varsity line of disposable fountain pens. Let’s dive in.
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.”
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.