Knives Illustrated1 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Writer’s Bio
Tim Stetzer has over two decades of law enforcement and criminal justice experience and is a police academy instructor. He is also a veteran of both the Army and Air Force Reserves and has been an avid outdoorsman since his youth in Boy Scouts where
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Edc
IT’S A DANGEROUS WORLD OUT THERE. EVEN THE ODDS AND INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVING A COWARDLY, UNPROVOKED ATTACK BY CARRYING AN EDC KNIFE. These concealable blades offer a slim profile, a lightning-quick opening, and an extra sharp edge. From bei
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Tactical
WHEN LIVES ARE ON THE LINE AND IT’S TIME TO ACT, A TACTICAL KNIFE SHOULD ALWAYS BE BY YOUR SIDE. These partners during a crisis allow belts or other restraints to be cut quickly and efficiently, releasing an innocent victim from a vehicle’s grasp. Th
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Hunting
DURABLE, RELIABLE, AND READY TO TACKLE YOUR RECENT KILL: THESE ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS YOU NEED IN A HUNTING KNIFE. This oversized knife’s main function is to make short work of skin, muscle, tendons, and even bone. A sturdy handle, durable steel, an
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Edge Up
As nice as it would be to have an electric sharpener, a stone, or any other sharpener at the ready when knives need to be touched up, life doesn’t always work in your favor. The fact is that situations occur that may be out of our control, leaving us
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HONING, SHARPENING, & STROPPING: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Although some individuals may interchange these common knife terms, they are actually quite different. Stropping a knife is to realign the edge of your knife without stripping away at the metal. It is possible to hone a knife before each use dependin
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General
NOT EVERY JOB FOR A KNIFE IS PART OF A MAJOR LIFE-OR-DEATH SCENARIO. Sometimes a basic task requires a simple knife that can help make your day a bit easier, and that’s where a general-purpose knife comes into play. These pocket-sized bladed companio
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Tip Talk
To some people a knife is just a knife. To them, it doesn’t really matter what style of tip or blade the knife offers. They typically are just looking for something sharp to cut open the next Amazon Prime package. But, in reality, each style of tip o
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An Edgy Subject
The subject of a single edge versus double edge has gone on for ages. A double edge knife does not have a lot of practical purposes as a tool. It is considered more of a weapon for self-defense than something you would use on a regular basis. In most
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Endless Styles
There are numerous other knife blade styles available than those commonly used by most people. The Tanto point is one such example. This blade is inspired by Japanese swords and is considered a tactical knife. Other good tactical knives include a spe
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Multitool
CARRYING MULTIPLE TOOLS AT ONCE OR OVERSTUFFING YOUR EMERGENCY BAG CAN BECOME A BIG PROBLEM WHEN YOU NEED TO TRAVEL WITHOUT EXCESSIVE WEIGHT SLOWING YOU DOWN. Luckily a multitool can help to lighten the load. These intricate pocket-sized wonders offe
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Accessories
WITH EVERY GREAT KNIFE, THERE IS A USEFUL ACCESSORY BEHIND IT KEEPING IT SHARP, CLEANED, AND PROPERLY CARRIED FOR SAFETY AND PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS. Accessories for knives and other bladed weapons and tools take the form of hand- or electric-po
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Bushcraft
A SURVIVAL OR BUSHCRAFT KNIFE IS THE PRIMARY STAPLE OF EVERY BUGOUT BAG OR EMERGENCY KIT. This no-nonsense blade is used for a diverse number of tasks, including shaving tinder, breaking down small game, cutting through cordage and wires, and even as
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Holding Firm
Knives are one of human’s earliest tools. The first flint knives and scrapers didn’t have handles, but people soon learned to lash wooden or bone ones in place to increase leverage, keep their hands away from the cutting edge, and to improve performa
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Get A Grip!
With so many styles of knives on the market, there are endless varieties of handles available, but not all of them are created equally. For a light duty EDC knife that may just see jobs like cutting string, tape, or opening envelopes, having a hand-f
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Jenny Wren Compact
I’m always a fan of collaborations between custom makers and knife factories. I see it as a win-win for all parties involved. For the consumer, you often get a chance to try a custom maker’s work either at a price you can more easily afford or withou
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Slysteel’s Final Option Blade
The Final Option Blade’s compact size makes it easily concealable in the palm and features neck and belt sheath carry options. The blade has everyday carry versatility and has excellent retention and comfort, not commonly found in other designs of si
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Little Bugger Vs. Mini Tanimboca Puukko
As long as I can recall, TOPS Knives has always been associated with big, heavy duty-sized knives, tactical in the early years and more, well-rounded, outdoorsy in the last decade. Leo Espinoza and Craig Powell have transformed TOPS Knives to reach t
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Free TO INNOVATE
Large corporations might have the advantage of vast resources and lower production costs as the result of high volume. But sometimes they lock you in to their way of doing things, their philosophy, their policies, their rules. Danish knife designers
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Matt Graham: Heavy On Skills To Travel Light
One of the newest designer collaborations with TOPS Knives is with primitive skills and television personality Matt Graham. No stranger to the design game, Matt has now, with the Little Bugger, joined the large group of experts to contribute his crea
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About The Author
Patrick Vuong is a lifelong knife knut, a writer/journalist and the co-founder of Tiga Tactics (a combatives training company). As a self-defense teacher since 1999, he uses his diverse knowledge of fighting methods to close the wide gap between two
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Tactical Resurgence
Sniper Bladeworks, which quickly built a reputation for building finely crafted tactical blades, is rebooting its production. The company began taking pre-orders a couple of months back through Kickstarter. By the time you read this, regular producti
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Ankle Carry
Let us face it, you only have so much belt real estate. If the lack of belt space causes you to not carry something you need, then you need an alternative. I have been trying out an ankle trauma kit for the past couple of months that I got from Wilde
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Victorinox Versatility
Arguably the most well-known knife in the world, it’s able to build a raft, perform camp crafts, clean fish and game, maintain the workplace, and more. Few symbols have that recognizable, iconic quality like the little red knife with a cross and shie
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Edc Specialties Is A Good Place To Start
EDC Specialties, located about 18 miles from downtown Sacramento, California, is the only dedicated EDC gear company to have a brick and mortar storefront. But much of its merchandise can be purchased online too. I recently ordered a Zootility Tools
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Swiss Army Specs
1 One-hand non-serrated locking blade 2 Phillips screwdriver (Stay Glow corkscrew) 3 Can opener with small screwdriver 4 Bottle opener w/ large screwdriver & wire stripper 5 Reamer 6 Key ring 7 Tweezers 8 Toothpick 9 Wood saw Length (closed)
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Ready For The Wilds
If there was ever a knife design that transcends time, it would have to be the Nepalese Kukri made famous by the Ghurka Regiments from Nepal and India. These blades are known for their ability as heavy duty choppers in the field and have a rich histo
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Bk3 Adventures
EDITOR’S NOTE: Not all multitools fit in a pocket. Sometimes a big job requires a big tool. When you need a tool that not only cuts, but can chop, slash, smash, bash, pry, and hammer, the KA-BAR/Becker Knife & Tool BK3 Tac Tool is a good choice. Here
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Fire-starting With The Survival Kukri
Every hunter and outdoorsman know how cold it can get in the wilderness at night and how essential it is to build a fire in many cases. The Survival Kukri incorporates a number of features that allow the user the methods of producing a fire based on
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