Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Boker Plus Hyper Folding Knife Review


Designed by Chad Los Banos and manufactured by Boker, the Hyper streamlines one of Los Banos's earlier knives -- the Subcom. Built thinner but just as solid, this 3.2-ounce, one-handed opening knife slips neatly into the pocket with a barely noticeable profile.

Dual thumb studs allow opening from either side of the blade, and the wide stainless steel pocket clip reverses for tip-up or tip-down carrying. The Boker Hyper's tactical black coating eliminates the shine of the AUS-8 high carbon stainless steel blade and all other visible metal parts. The Hyper has a very stout blade which has a very slight recurve. The swedge is (of course) not sharpened and serves to lighten the look of the blade. It hopefully goes without saying that it was hair shaving sharp out of the box. An internal frame lock holds the blade securely in the open position and releases easily.


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Boker Plus Hyper extends to a full length of 6-5/8 inches with a wide handle and a comfortable grip of fiber-reinforced dark nylon. Textured handle slabs provide a non-slip surface enhanced by grip-zone notches and shallow finger choils. There's considerable strength in the wide blade of the Hyper and an improved cutting design. Length of cutting edge is actually slightly longer than the 2-3/4-inch blade because of the slight recurve at the base. That shallow concave section focuses cutting pressure near the handle where the leverage advantage is greatest. When cutting heavy material like rope or seat belt webbing, the material sinks deeper against the cutting edge as it moves forward on the blade. Even with a plain edge, the knife grips as it cuts.


Even the Hyper's stainless steel pocket clip seems better than average, wider than the standard clip and strong enough to actually keep the knife in place. Conservative in size, the Boker Hyper Knife packs a lot of quality into a small package. In summary, this knife is an absolute bargain for a titanium coated, G-10 scaled small frame lock folder. It is well designed, well built, easy to carry and discreet.


To buy or get more information on the BokerPlus Hyper by Chad Los Banos with 2 3/4" Plain Edge Blade and G10 Handle, click the link below.

BokerPlus Hyper by Chad Los Banos 2 3/4" Plain Edge Blade G10 Handle




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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KA-BAR TDI LDK Last Ditch Knife Review

KA-BAR Last Ditch LDK TDI Law Enforcement Ankle / Neck Knife 1.7" Blade

The smallest knife so far in the KA-BAR TDI series, the Last Ditch Knife could actually be stored in your wallet. The Last Defense Knife isn't much larger than a credit card and wields a wicked cutting edge just 1-5/8 inches long.

The flat build uses the same pistol handle theory as TDI's larger knives, but the grip only accommodates two fingers. The jimped spine of the blade allows some backup pressure from your thumb, but there's very little knife here to hang on to. The hard plastic sheath of the LDK could be worn on a necklace, with the knife hanging upside down in the friction lock scabbard. A firm tug on the handle pulls it loose, but the bouncing and vibration of a hard run should leave it in place.

KA-BAR Last Ditch LDK TDI Law Enforcement Ankle / Neck Knife 1.7" Blade 



The small size makes the knife easily concealed. KA-BAR suggests that the LDK tucks discreetly away under harness straps -- stitched on through the edges of the sheath -- if you're suited up for tactical assault. Tucked away in a civilian pocket or purse, or strapped to running gear, the KA-BAR Last Ditch Knife could be a confidence builder for some. TDI's fighting concept regards the knife as a claw, and the unique handle orientation presents the blade in that instinctive way. Made from 9Cr18 high carbon steel, hollow ground at a shallow 15-degree angle, the tiny LDK holds a razor-sharp edge.

The KA-BAR TDI Last Ditch Knife should be considered if you don’t already have one in your knife collection. This minuscule lightweight design provides for simple every day carry which allows it to go unnoticed till ultimately needed.


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KA-BAR Last Ditch LDK TDI Law Enforcement Ankle / Neck Knife 1.7" Blade 



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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SOG Woodline Large Fixed Blade Knife Review

SOG Woodline (Large) Fixed 4.8" Satin Plain Blade, Wood Handles



SOG's Woodline knives put the company's tactical quality to work for the hunter and fisherman. Built for practical camp work and survival needs, the Woodline knives skip the military features civilians don't require.

There's no tactical black coating, and you won't find a dagger point built for stabbing. The SOG Woodline's blade has the curve of a good hunter/skinner knife, providing enough plain cutting edge for precise work when dressing out game. The Woodline's flat grind also holds up to the harder chores like splitting kindling or taking down saplings. There's plenty of strong blade spine for driving that edge with a wooden club if need be, and you won't risk folding it over.

SOG Woodline (Large) Fixed 4.8" Satin Plain Blade, Wood Handles


SOG built the Woodline with a distinctive style that's still very practical. The slanted bead-blasted stainless steel bolster is wide enough that the finger choil doesn't even cut into the hardwood handle slabs. The wooden handle completely encloses the tang, but the tang is still wide enough for stout riveted construction and a lanyard fitting at the heel.

Jimping on the spine of the 4.8 inch long 8Cr13MoV high carbon stainless steel knife extends nearly half the length of the blade, giving more thumb control and leverage. The 10.4 inch Woodline weighs 8.3 ounces, enough to inspire confidence when you tackle something tough.


SOG Woodline (Large) Fixed 4.8" Satin Plain Blade, Wood Handles

The SOG Woodline Fixed Blade includes a belt sheath of real leather, and with the sheath's security strap snapped, you won't need to worry about the knife getting lost. With the strap around the finger choil, the knife is securely locked in place. String a wrist lanyard through the heel of the handle for extra safety.

The SOG Woodline is s great outdoor/camp and/or hunting knife. It comes with an excellent edge and curvature of the blade, and fits perfectly in my hand. The handle could be thicker for an even better grip. Its very rigid and can take heavy use.

For the money I would have to strongly recommend the SOG Woodline Knife, its price is very low and your getting not just a quality sheath where most knives in this price range will give you a cheap cardboard like sheath but a knife as well and from all the knives I have seen in this price range you will have to go far to find a better one or even one that matches this quality for the price!


To buy or get more information on the SOG Woodline (Large) Fixed 4.8" Satin Plain Blade with Wood Handles, click the link below.

SOG Woodline (Large) Fixed 4.8" Satin Plain Blade, Wood Handles



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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ontario SP8 Spec Plus Machete/Survival Knife Review



Ontario Spec Plus Machete 10" Blade

If I were to take a machete into the North American wilderness, I think I'd like one that was shorter and heavier than the jungle variety. Maybe something that would fit into a belt sheath, so I could use my hands for other things; something with a secure grip instead of the plain handle most machetes have.

Ontario SP8 pretty much fits the bill and I liked this knife as soon as I saw it. It's a modern knife built for modern times, but follows the pattern of traditional North American backwoods blades, heavy but not overly long. If this doesn't make sense to you then you've not spent a lot of time in thickets so dense you can't even swing anything with a long blade. What you need in those conditions is something shorter and sort of heavy, like a tomahawk--or this machete.



The Ontario SP-8 was sharp right out of the box. There were no issues with the cosmetic quality of the knife or the standard issue Ontario sheath. The 1095 carbon steel blade is a full 1/4″ thick almost all the way forward to the tip. The main cutting edge is flat ground while the forward cutting edge has a convex grind. Overall length is around 15″. It’s close in size and weight to the SP10 Raider Bowie.

The Ontario SP8 Machete even has a saw blade back that could actually cut through a fair sized branch, something a decorative knife with a dozen jagged teeth won't do. You'd have to be careful, because the dangerous side would be aimed toward you, but this knife design hasn't set aside the finger guard so you wouldn't be risking much by trying.

Black anodized carbon steel adds to the plus side of this survival knife's features. The best survival tools aren't the "do everything" knives with LED lights and a packet of Band-Aids lashed to the sheath; the best are the simple ones that work. Put your first aid kit in the pack where it should be. This knife is a tool.

Ontario Spec Plus Machete 10" Blade

The sheath is made of heavy black Cordura and black leather. On the side, there are three snaps attached to a leather flap, and they attach to snaps on the front of the sheath. I'm assuming this is so the sawback doesn't shred your sheath. You also get a standard snap that goes over the back of the knife, but it's not really needed. You cannot remove the knife from the sheath without undoing the sides first; a portion of the top of the sheath is sewn (and riveted) together. The sheath comes with a plastic D-ring that has some more black shoestring cord attached. The sheath is attached to your belt via leather belt loop. The leather loop attaches to the leather on the sheath, and there's no plastic involved. The D-ring that acts as the dangler is blackened steel. The belt loop will accommodate a belt up to 2-1/2" wide.

If you are looking for a great survival tool, the Ontario Spec Plus Machete can serve you as an excellent and very affordable wilderness or urban survival tool.


To buy or get more information on the Ontario SP8 Spec Plus Machete with 10" Blade, click the link below.



Ontario Spec Plus Machete 10" Blade


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