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CRKT To Release Three New Climber’s Knives

When you’re on the side of a cliff a couple thousand feet above the ground, nothing is more important than a strong knife… well, maybe a secure foothold is a little more important but a solid knife is still vital.

2406-niad-on-carabiner-WEB_large8_761That’s why CRKT is releasing an array of new knives optimized for hard-core climbers: the Bivy, Niad, and Hyphenate.

Because CRKT wanted to do things the right way, the company enlisted the help of someone who knows a thing or two about climbing—Hans Florine.

Pretty much all of Florine’s accomplishments leave me with sweaty palms, but his ultimate claim to fame is breaking the record for speed climbing the Nose route on El Capitan in Yosemite. Florine ascended 2,900 vertical feet in 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 46 seconds.

This new line was created in response to Florine’s desire for reliable and effortless tools. Here’s what he said in one of CRKT’s press releases:

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Badass Knife of the Week: United Cutlery Honshu Karambit

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You never know where trouble is lurking. That’s why it’s always important to be prepared for anything. Our latest Badass Knife of the Week excels at blending into the background and remaining out of sight and out of mind until you need it the most.

The United Cutlery Honshu Karambit, which is one of our best-sellers, is an easily-concealed device perfect for self-defense!

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Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K Knife Review

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I’m not sure who deserves the credit. Is it the peanut butter or the jelly that makes the sandwich complete? Is it the spaghetti or the meatball to whom the praise belongs? Does a perfect collaboration have only one crucial ingredient or is it the yin and yang that brings two ideas together? In the case of the Kershaw Emerson CQC series, I believe it’s both.

When Kershaw and Emerson Knives announced its collaboration back in 2014, I figured there was no way to successfully pull this marriage off. Building a quality Emerson design on a Kershaw budget seemed like a long shot. Still, I’d be lying if the original idea didn’t have me chomping at the bit.

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Badass Knife of the Week: Spyderco Military

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Spyderco is known for taking risks, bucking conventional wisdom, and striving for the best knives ever, regardless of what they look like.

No knife embodies these qualities of Spyderco like the latest Badass Knife of the Week: the Spyderco Military G-10.

The Military, which is better known as the Millie to its legions of dedicated fans, was introduced in the early 90s and has since earned its place in the pantheon of important knives. We’ve given the knife quite a bit of attention. Not only did it make our list of most iconic Spyderco knives but it also made our list of most iconic knives ever. So it’s only fitting that the Millie is also a Badass Knife of the Week.

What sets the Military apart from the countless clones is the attention to detail and perfectly executed design. As one of the most mimicked knives ever, the Military still proves why it’s the best.

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NoCry Cut-Resistant Gloves Review & Giveaway

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Giveaway

The folks over at NoCry Cut-Resistant Gloves have generously offered to give away five pairs of gloves. To enter, you must subscribe to their newsletter, as well as ours. Then check out the review below.

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Review

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As someone who handles razor-sharp knives on a day-to-day basis, I’ve been cut on the rare occasion (nothing seriously mind you), so when the founder of NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves reached out for a review, I was intrigued.

They sent me three pairs to try out and here’s what I thought.

Purpose of Cut-resistant Gloves

If you’re a casual knife user, you might be wondering why anyone would need cut-resistant gloves. I thought the same until I met my wife. She’s a very competent and dexterous person, but when it comes to knives and food preparation, she’s a mess.

It started when she cut herself with a peeler a few times and grew worse after she sliced her finger chopping a sweet potato. Since then, she refuses to peel anything for fear of cutting herself. Her confidence is shot.

The NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves are the perfect solution for people like her. These gloves allow her to slice, dice, and peel without the fear of mixing blood and gore in with her famous homemade chili.

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Aside from the typical use of holding items while cutting to increase confidence, NoCry Gloves also assist in a few other tasks. The folks at NoCry let me know that a large majority (around 80%) of people who bought the gloves use them in the kitchen. Ideal kitchen use for cut-resistant gloves is peeling, dicing, shucking oysters, grating cheese, or trying to cut a whole watermelon in 30 seconds or less.

Although I don’t have a mandoline slicer, many of the reviews on Amazon say that the gloves can also save a trip to the hospital.

The other 20% of users for these gloves are hunters and fishers. When you’re dealing with sharp knives in wet and slippery environments (filleting a carp or skinning a white-tailed deer), your hands become prone to slippage.

Initial Reaction to the NoCry Gloves

Enough background—let’s dive right in. The gloves arrived in a nondescript, resealable zippered plastic bag. Packed with the gloves were a proof-of-purchase slip and a print-out of some general instructions/care tips. You can tell NoCry is a fairly small operation from the packaging, and that’s not a bad thing.

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Badass Knife of the Week: Old Timer 165OT Woodsman

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Our latest Badass Knife of the Week is a no-nonsense knife for no-nonsense people.

The Schrade Old Timer 165OT Woodsman will excel at pretty much everything you need it for: hunting tasks such as skinning game and day-to-day things like slicing cables and cutting meat.

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New 2016 Schrade Knives Now Available at Knife Depot

We’re happy to announce the arrival of new 2016 knives from Schrade and Old Timer. Currently, Knife Depot is the only place you can get these specific models outside Schrade.

Check them out.

Schrade SCHF45 Leroy Full Tang Bowie

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The first knife we have available is a doozy. The SCHF45 is a massive Bowie-style chopper that’s nearly 16.5 inches long with a hefty 10.35-inch blade. A video testing the prototype shows just what this beast can do.

Schrade SCHA9M Mini Landshark

Next up is the Mini Landshark. The larger iteration of the Landshark proved popular, and this mini version makes it a viable EDC option that’s legal to carry in most places. The knife itself has killer angles and an eye-catching design. The blade is 2.16 inches and uses the M.A.G.I.C. assisted opener.

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Badass Knife of the Week: SOG Kiku Folder

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You haven’t seen just what the art of blade grinding beholds until you’ve seen a knife made by Kiku Matsuda. That’s why the SOG Kiku Folder is the latest Badass Knife of the Week.

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Watch This Guy Fail While Cutting a Watermelon with a Sword

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Knives are important, lifesaving tools that everyone should know how to use. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

More often than not, we see people completely misusing knives, swords, and axes in ways that not only make you scratch your head but also fear for their (and bystander’s) lives.

To help demonstrate how people shouldn’t use knives, we’re starting a new series of posts called #knifefails. These videos or images may involve bodily harm and property damage, so they aren’t always for the faint of heart. What all these videos do have in common is a lack of respect of blades.

We already have some posts in our archives that demonstrate irresponsibility with knives (including one last week in which a cohost on Fox & Friends threw an axe at someone), so we may revisit those in the future.

We’re kicking off things with a mild, but undeniably stupid knife fail.

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Badass Knife of the Week: Magnum Special Forces

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When you combine the convenience of a pocket knife with the utility of a rescue knife, you get our latest Badass Knife of the Week: the Magnum Special Forces Pocket Knife by Magnum by Boker.

This pint-sized tactical knife is dedicated to one of the world’s most elite units, the US Navy SEALs. With an emblem that says Special Forces, the knife will make a big impression on veterans and Navy junkies alike.

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