Old Hickory Butchete Project: Testing Commences

The big day for my “Butchete” project finally arrived. After modding a 14” Old Hickory Butcher Knife by convexing the blade and creating new handles out of micarta, it was time to put it to the test. Could the Butchete actually do a decent impression of a machete? One one hand, the knife succeeded, but […]

Ax Review: Harbor Freight Fireman’s Hatchet

Short Story: The Harbor Freight Fireman’s Hatchet is a “fixer upper”. Long Story: Here it goes. This tool has the potential to be a low dollar high value asset. It definitely gets the low dollar part right. It retails for 20 USD minus 20% with the Harbor Freight coupon that is so common it is […]

Paracord wrapping my ESEE Izula.

One of my knife acquisitions this weekend was a modern classic – the ESEE Izula. I have wanted one, but just never seemed to get around to buying it. I was given one this weekend, by the folks at Knife Rights, and couldn’t wait to come home and play with it. The Izula II comes […]