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WE Knife 702 Review

Making an integral folding knife is not easy. In case you are not familiar, an <b>integral knife</b> is one that has a single piece of material for the …

Shooting Sports

Kershaw Agile Review

The <b>Agile</b> is a recent addition to the <b>Kershaw</b> lineup, designed by <b>Rick Hinderer</b>. It’s based off of his <b>MP-1</b> model, itself an acronym for “Modular …

The Best Self Defense Knife For Your Money

<b>What’s the best knife for self-defense purposes?</b> The evidence points to – not using a knife for self-defense in the first place. The legal …

Olamic Wayfarer 247H Review

The <b>Olamic Wayfarer 247 Harpoon</b> is not just some trivial knife. It represents the shift that Olamic has successfully achieved by creating mid-tech …

James Brand Folsom Review

<b>The James Brand</b> is a relative newcomer to the knife scene, having only been around since 2012. They formed in Portland Oregon in 2012 with the …

The Very Best Spyderco Knives

Doing a “best of” for a brand like <b>Spyderco</b> is a uniquely difficult challenge – we could easily list 15-20 knives here in a lengthy tribute to …

CRKT Swindle Review

The <b>CRKT Swindle</b> is not your typical modern tactical folder. Let’s be honest, the market is fairly saturated with a lot of cookie-cutter knives these …

Shooting Sports

Damascus Steel – A Beginner's Guide

Readers of our Knife Steel Guide often ask me about <b>Damascus Steel</b>. This attractive yet mysterious steel has captured the imagination of many so I’ll …

Middle East

Helle Bleja Review

The <b>Helle Bleja</b> is a traditional Scandinavian folding knife that is fully hand-crafted. It is named after a Norwegian mountain and captures the same …

Olamic Swish Review

A Swedish proverb states that “the best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm”. Tools that man can create through blood, sweat, …

The Best Small Pocket Knives

Pocket knives, especially knives designed for an everyday carry (<b>EDC</b>) role tend to gravitate somewhere around the 3.25”-3.75” blade length region. In …

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Reate Future Review

The Future is finally here! We have waited a long time to say that about the first integral knife from <b>Reate</b> that started hitting the streets in …

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Benchmade Knives

Brand Summary<p><b>Parent Company:</b> Benchmade Knife Company, Inc.• <b><br>Headquarters:</b> Oregon City, Oregon, USA• <b><br>Product Focus:</b> EDC, Tactical, Survival, Rescue• <b><br>Target</b> …

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The Best Zero Tolerance Knives

Today, <b>Zero Tolerance</b> (or “ZT” for short) is considered to be one of the “big three” for mid-high end production knife brands, along with Benchmade …

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SOG Spec Arc Review

<b>SOG</b> is a brand that isn’t really discussed a lot among knife aficionados. While some of their products are held in high regard by enthusiasts (like …

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Factor Absolute Review

Never heard of <b>Factor Equipment</b>? Don’t worry, neither had we. The brand emerged last year as a purveyor of higher-end flashlights and knives catering …

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Ferrum Forge Septer Review

“If you build it, they will come” is an all too familiar movie reference for most of us who have even the smallest handle on movie trivia. Never has …

The Best OTF Knife for your Money

Out-The-Front, or <b>OTF knives</b> are a relatively narrow slice of the market, but they serve a purpose and have gained in popularity with a little help …

Reate Fallout 2.0 Review

Today we’re reviewing a real beast of a knife – the <b>Reate Fallout 2.0</b>. We have always wanted to get our hands on a Rick Barrett custom knife. The …

Extreme Sports

The Best Hard Use Folding Knives

Sometimes, a lightweight super thin slicer just won’t do. Enter, the <b>hard use folding knife</b> capable of heavy duty applications . There’s something …

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Brian Nadeau Mini Typhoon Review

After several months of ownership, we decided we had to share our views on the <b>Brian Nadeau Mini Typhoon</b>. Brian makes knives under his company name</b> …

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Hultafors Expedition Knife Review

The <b>Hultafors OK4 Expedition Knife</b> is a light-weight outdoors fixed blade in the classic Nordic style. As such it is very similar in design to several …

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Reate K-1 Review

Today we’re fortunate to get our hands on something special from <b>Reate knives</b>, in the <b>Reate K-1</b> flipper. A famous quote by George Steinbrenner that …

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CRKT Pilar Review

Over the past few years, <b>pocket cleavers</b> have been quite the rage among the knife enthusiast community. Unfortunately, most examples focus on style at …

The Best CRKT Knives

<b>Columbia River Knife & Tool</b> (CRKT) was started in Tualatin, Oregon in 1994 by Paul Gillespi and Rod Bremmer, two former Kershaw employees. Over the …

Buck Marksman Review

The <b>Buck Marksman</b>, internally referred to as Model 830, is a drastic departure from the majority of what the Buck Knives brand is known for. It’s …

Maxace Balance 2017 Review

Finding the right balance between a lightweight and a solidly built EDC can be surprisingly difficult. Even more hard to find is an affordable option …

HX Outdoors "Rock" Survival Knife Review

The <b>HX Outdoors “Rock” Survival Knife</b> is a handsome, 4-inch, full tang, general purpose survival/bushcraft knife that packs in lots of extras. The …

The Best Lightweight Pocket Knives

We’re often overloaded with <b>EDC gear</b> these days. Our pockets are bulging at the seams with countless gadgets, gizmos and essential tools like pocket …

Camping

Rike Knife Thor 3 Review

<i>Third times a charm</i> is a common phrase we all seem to be familiar with. At Knife Informer we’ve previously reviewed the <b>Rike Knife Thor 2</b> Integral …

Thor