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, […]

The Budget Blade Show Perspective

(Editor’s Note: We at TTAK are happy to welcome our newest contributor – Tim Stetzer. David and I have known Tim for several years now, in my case first meeting him at Dogwood Dan Eastland’s Saturday night dinner party. He is a respected freelance writer, with work appearing in the former Tactical Knives magazine, Knives […]

Obscure Object of Desire: Skalpel Steak Knife

BYOK – Bring Your Own (Steak) Knife is a bit of a thing in among knife enthusiasts. Shun’s Higonokami Steak Knife is probably the most notable production example of the trend. One of my favorite Blade Show memories is Dogwood Dan seeing me pull out my Kim Breed Model 15 at Saturday night dinner, and […]

Obscure Object of Desire: Big Joe 5

Guy card check here. When someone asks you why you need a crossbow-speargun hybrid that person better not possess the Y-chromosome. “Killing Nazis” or “Killing Sentries” are good reasons along side “Cuz Cool”. For those of you who do not know, Big Joe 5 was a crossbow style weapon developed around WWII by the OSS […]