We love playing ‘Stump The Band’ around here. If there’s a question we can’t answer ourselves, we know we can crowd-source the answer in a jiffy. Reader JAS wants to know:
Which knife will cut a seatbelt with a single swipe every single time?
Good question, JAS. Here’s the scoop:
When it comes to outdoors knives, you will find that many hold the convex grind in high regard, due to its strength and relative ease of maintenance. That said, traditional sharpening stones are not intended for use with a convex grind. We need a flat strop to properly care for our edge. Fortunately, these are easy and cheap to make.
Today we will be looking at a way to build a small strop paddle for easy edge maintenance in the field. Continue reading
Legalization of automatic knives was supposed to have been a part of last year’s knife rights bill, which brought state preemption of local knife restrictions to Tennessee. However, due to a last minute lobbying effort from Sheriff Terry Ashe and the TN Sheriff’s Association this provision, as well as one allowing the carry of knives over 4″ in length, were stricken from the legislation. Apparently, the hoplophobic Sheriff was afraid his deputies would mistake the sound of an automatic knife deploying with that of a racking pump shotgun. Continue reading
‘Stop The World! I Want To Get Off!’ may have been an escapist slogan of the 1970s, but Robert Fogarty only wanted to get off the bus. He had drunkenly boarded one on the night of January 27th in County Dublin, Ireland, and maybe he just really needed to pee. According to the Garda Siochana (above), the intoxicated Fogarty asked the bus driver to stop at a ‘non-stop’ location, but he didn’t like the driver’s answer.
Don’t worry if you didn’t make it all the way to the end of the video; there will be no quiz at the end of this post. Clay and I have our tickets and reservations for this year’s Blade Show in Atlanta.
Let’s take a little raft trip down the Ohio River and away from the treacherously vague and broad knife restrictions of the Buckeye State. And let’s keep going all the way to New Orleans. Unlike the big-city folks upriver, Louisiana has a pretty mellow attitude toward knives.
Alright everyone. Chris was kind enough to send me this Junkyard Dog to review for you. Unfortunately this is not the full review. I hope to get it out soon, but I hesitate making promises since this semester’s work load is a bit more than last semester’s. My first impressions of this knife are wonderful. Chris describes is as a tank, but I hesitate to go that far, considering some recent purchases (stay tuned). Overall, this is a good knife for the price point, but there are some areas for improvement.