Hogue X1-Microflip Update: No More Dealbreakers

When I first reviewed the Hogue X1-Microflip, there was one thing keeping me from making a full-throated endorsement: the light button lock presented some safety issues. Good news is that Hogue had already initiated a revision to the knife, introducing a stronger spring and lower profile button to alleviate those issues. I’ve spent the last […]

New from Hogue: EX-A05 Autos

I really like my Hogue EX-05 flipper. It was given to me after I took designer Allen Elishewitz and his wife Valerie fishing this past spring. It has become my go-to EDC (especially since I added a deep carry clip from Pops Custom Clips) when I am not pairing a fixed-blade and small EDC folder […]

Blade Show 2017: Under Review

BLADE Show is not only a tremendous networking opportunity for blogs like us, providing important face time with the companies and the knifemakers we write about, it is also a great way to secure review samples for evaluation on these pages. This year was no different.

BLADE Show 2017: Day 1 Roundup

My Day 1 Blade Show posts are always a bit scattered, and I am afraid this is going to be no different. As Mike Tyson used to say, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”. Walking onto the BLADE Show floor is kind of like that. It knocks you back on […]