Knives

How To Choose An EDC Knife

You carry it every day. It serves many purposes. The EDC knife is always on your side. Chose wisely.<p><b>T</b><b>he first and primary rule of choosing an EDC</b> …

it doesn't matter

Tiny titanium tactical tool

We might as well christen this week ‘Titanium Week’. We spoke not long ago about Feastform’s ultra resilient titanium utensils that would only need …

Titanium

Bargain Bulbs: 12 Best EDC Flashlights Under $50

J5 Tactical V1-PRO<p>The ultimate bang-for-your-buck option, J5 Tactical’s V1-PRO offers up an output of 300 lumens for about the price of lunch. And …

Gear & Gadgets

Always be prepared with the Adventure Mate 5-in-1 outdoor multi-tool

I’ve never been camping, but when I daydream about being more outdoorsy, I can picture myself with all sorts of gear for both utility and protection. …

Camping

5 Standout Concealed Carry Revolvers For Personal Defense

Semi-automatic pistols have ruled the roost when it comes to self-defense guns in recent years, but concealed carry revolvers still hold their own …

Self Defense

Survival Gear Review: Helle’s New Folding Bushcraft Knife, the Bleja

A first look at a beautiful Norwegian blade<p>In a bustling knife factory in western Norway—one long known for world-class fixed blades—the craftsmen at …

Bushcraft

The Case for the $3,000 Kitchen Knife

Why a super steel blade combined with an animal-horn handle is worth the splurge<p>While the cool cutlery that surrounds your plate may make for a beautiful tablescape, it’s the tools that prepare food in the kitchen that really matter. A good chef’s knife easily slices through its fare, but an …

5 Keychains That You'll Actually Use Every Day

<i>The everyday carry keychains you should invest in today.</i><p>You can finally lose the locksmith's number when you invest in these essential keychains. Way …

Washington D.C.

The best dog crates you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p><b>The Insider Pick:</b><p><b>Dog crates are great for keeping your pup out of trouble when you're gone from home, and</b> …

Pets

FMS Multi Tool

You’ve heard of a multi tool, well this is a multi tool hammer. The FMS Multi Tool features a hammer as its main tool as well as twelve others, all …

Multi-tools

Ultralight Titanium Tool Digs Perfect Poo Holes

America’s popular wild lands have a very gross problem: human poop. Digging a proper hole to bury it helps. Vargo’s Dig Dig tool is an ultralight …

Titanium

Man threatens TSA agent with 10-inch knife on Manhattan subway

A criminal used a large knife on a subway car to threaten an employee with the Transportation Security Administration, police said.

Crime

Barebones' Pulaski Axe Is A Carbon Steel Tribute To Early 20th Century Forest Rangers

In the exceptionally hot and dry summer months of August 1910, a massive fire – now known as “The Big Burn” – broke out along the border of Montana …

3 Knives Our Outdoors Team Wants Now

Welcome to another installment of <b>Staff Picks</b> from our Sports and Outdoors team. Every other week, we select our favorite pieces out of the gear we’re …

Shopping

Legacy Blades: 10 Best Heirloom EDC Knives

While some everyday carry gear is made to be used until it breaks and you replace it, there are a lot of extremely well-made bits of gear that, with …

Battle Belt 101: Selection and setup (w/Video)

Technically, I suppose the first time I ever wore a “battle belt” was around 1982 at Ft. Benning.The GI-issue pistol belt and suspenders combo — …

Self Defense

Scott Glenn, Wielding Knives on a Screen Near You

The blade was dull, but Scott Glenn’s reflexes were alarmingly sharp.<p>“Neck — eyes — face — heart — liver,” he said, taking swipes at a nervous onlooker with a karambit, a Southeast Asian knife shaped like a claw.<p>Anyone who has watched Mr. Glenn play Stick in the Netflix series “Daredevil” could be …

New York City

Texas about to legalize open-carry of big knives and swords

The katana once was the weapon of the samurai. But a new law soon will make it perfectly legal for Texans to publicly carry the warrior blade – along with a range of swords and other long knives.<p>In a twist on typical open-carry laws that deal with guns, Texas starting Sept. 1 will end its ban on …

Guns

Review: This Solar-Powered Flashlight Can Also Charge Your iPhone

Sure, your iPhone has a flashlight, but it's not always the right tool for the job. The <b>E.LUMEN ($24.99)</b> from Renogy is the right tool for many jobs. It has a very strong flashlight that has three modes: full, partial, and strobe. It has a 2,000mAh battery that can be recharged via the solar panels …

Gear & Gadgets

Grayl Is A French Press Style Water Bottle That Can Purify Water In Just 15 Seconds

Potable water is always a concern while out and about in the wilderness. And for hikers, campers and nomadic travelers it doesn’t matter how many …

Carbon Fiber

Gear We Love — July 2017

{1} Adco Super Thumb<b>MSRP: $10.95</b>Regardless of age or strength, no one’s thumb is tougher than a 1,000-round pistol course. Just the right angles and …

Self Defense

Pry.Me, The World's Smallest Keychain Bottle Opener

This is the $11 Pry.Me, a tiny titanium keychain bottle opener the size of a pube that can support 164,000 times its own weight in case you ever fall …

Cool Stuff

KERSHAW 1945 BARGE KNIFE

BUYING GUIDES,KNIVES<p>THE BEST TACTICAL TOMAHAWKS<p>When you hear the term best tactical tomahawks the first thing that comes to mind are Cowboys and …

How to care for a chef's knife

<b>It's arguably the single greatest tool one can have in the kitchen, so treat it with respect!</b><p>Years ago, in university, I had a roommate whose father …

Sustainability

In Defense of Pull-Through Knife Sharpeners

A sharp knife makes a safe kitchen, but there are so many conflicting schools of thought out there that learning how to sharpen your own knives can …

Look Sharp: Five new forged blades for precision players

Game-improvement-iron technology has advanced so much over the years that many highly skilled players have transitioned from pure blades to …

Golf

Review: Desert Eagle L5 .357 - Handguns

People who aren’t even gun people know about the Desert Eagle line of pistols. They’ve learned about the gun from movies (Desert Eagles have appeared …

How to Use the Vardon Grip (Overlapping Grip) in Golf (+ Its History)

The Vardon Grip - also called the "overlapping grip" or the "Vardon overlap" grip - is the method of holding the golf club that is most popular among …

Golf

INEXPENSIVE: POKKA PENS POCKET PEN REVIEW

I usually don't pay much attention to disposable pens. I suppose it's some kind of pen-snobbism, caused by having too many 'fancier' options on hand. …

Cool Stuff

Choose the Best Rotary Cutter for Your Needs

We Love Our Rotary Cutters<p>It wasn't too many years ago that quilters had only a few choices when it was time to buy a rotary cutter. Things have …

Sewing