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.
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.
Picture this – You’re at a neighborhood barbecue when someone asks you to cut some potatoes. But, oh no! They forgot to bring a knife. No problem – You pull out your fixed blade, the potato salad gets made, and no one is freaked out by your trusty tool. Yeah, that’s not this knife. The SOG Pillar is more about living in the wild, slaying prey with your bare hands, and building a shelter out of their hides.
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.