New for 2018: The Benchmade 200 Puukko

Two of my favorite things begin with the letters B and P. That could very well be beer and peanut butter, but in this case its Benchmade and puukko; two words I never really imagined I’d be saying in the same sentence. I’ve carried a lot of Benchmades over the years, both casually and professionally, […]

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 […]

Some video tributes to the Puukko

The Finnish Puukko is one of the more versatile and recognizable regional knife styles in the world. It is equally well suited to woodcraft and game processing, and has been a fixture on the hips of Finnish soldiers, partisans, and civilians for decades. For those looking to learn more about this iconic knife style, we […]

Clarifying Boy Scout knife policy…

“Today, though, BSA Health and Safety team lead Richard Bourlon announced a new knife policy that changes things a bit. For the first time in the organization’s history, the BSA is mandating a maximum blade length for knives used within Scouting. The magic number: 60 inches. The policy is effective beginning today, April 1, 2013. […]