Best Made / Chris Reeve Knives collaborate with first-of-its-kind handle material

Everyone knows that spider-silk is some crazy-strong stuff. Apparently there is a company, Bolt Threads, that has managed to produce a really close synthetic version, through process I will leave to Gear Patrol to describe: Making synthetic spider silk involves several simple ingredients and very meticulous science. Sugar, water, and yeast cells infused with spider DNA […]

Japan is running out of Ninjas; Applicants needed.

One would think that this would fall under the hashtag of “#15thCenturyProblems”, but apparently this particular situation is rooted in the very real 21st century demographic crisis occurring in Japan. It is not the place of this blog to dive into the causes and ramifications of the macro-issues facing the Japanese population, but there this […]