CRKT NIAD, Bivy and Hyphenate: New Designs by Speed-Climber Hans Florine

CRKT has just announced a trio of new tools designed by speed-climber Hans Florine, the NIAD, Bivy and Hyphenate. The Bivy especially looks interesting, featuring assisted-opening pliers. Thats a new one for me and looks like it could take the convenience factor of the old one-hand opening Gerber multitool a step further. With its single-sided frame, the NIAD reminds […]

Videos: Making a Machete from a lawnmower blade

I am taking a few minutes of a break from my Gerber Propel review and thought I would troll for content. I came across the above video from It is pretty much exactly what the title says. I like that it is done with nothing more than common shop tools. I wish the video […]

Teaching your kids to use kitchen knives

I always find it interesting when a knife-related article comes from an unusual source. In this case, a friend of mine sent me a post from a Montessori and homeschooling blog from an Australian mom, How we Montessori. The post titled, “Montessori and Knives“, details the progression of knives that the author went through with […]

Breaking: CRKT settles lawsuit with Cold Steel

Hot off the presses this afternoon:     PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Contact: Rod Bremer Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— July 27, 2015 CRKT today announced a settlement of a lawsuit filed in June 2015 in Los Angeles by Cold Steel relating to advertising by Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT). CRKT is satisfied with the […]