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, […]

TTAK News Digest 7/22/18

I have no idea of the context of the photo above, but feel free to caption it in the comments if you wish. It has been a while since I have cleared the decks of accumulating links, so here is a selection for your Sunday reading enjoyment. I DIG MY STOCK PARA-3:   TRAIN STABBINGS, […]


When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get my Smoky Mountain Knife Works catalogue in the mail. Its pages positively gleamed with all manner of bladed-goodness, from novelty kitsch to premium brands. I never imagined that one day in the future, I could almost take dropping by their brick and mortar – the […]