Trout season is heating up and with it the need for small portable folding knives. Me and a few friends recently headed down for a fishing expedition on Missouri’s Current River. This gave me a great chance to try out my new Case Working Medium Jack Knife in the field. The knife comes with two blades (a Pen and a Clip-Point) and is the perfect size for hauling around mountain streams.
The Kershaw Blur has been around for awhile and is one of Kershaw’s most popular models. Anyone who has owned one can tell you why; it’s a really well designed knife. The Blur is a design from legendary knifemaker Ken Onion and features SpeedSafe assisted opening system and Trac-Tec inserts for the grip. While there are many different variations of the Blur out there, mine is the basic 1670RD model, so that’s the one I’ll be reviewing today.
Cold Steel’s Hand and a Half Training sword is an injection molded sword that is designed to be a teaching and training tool for those into Western martial arts and/or Historical European Martial Arts. This particular training sword comes in two pieces and seems to be pretty much indestructible.
Based off looks alone, you can tell that the Cold Steel Kobun has some deep roots in Japanese culture. In fact, “Kobun” actually means “soldier” in Japanese so it would only be fitting for this knife to be a self-defense or tactical tool. The Kobun is a really light and easily concealable knife that serves as a boot EDC/tactical blade. It’s pared down in comparison to others with a thin profile, but that gives it a sense of agility that larger, thicker knives lack.
Back in 1994, Spyderco realized the knife world’s need for what they have coined as the “Little Big Knife,” and developed the very first Dragofly. The line of “Little Big Knives” has expanded over the years to include two generations of knives, each with handle and steel varieties of their own. The whole concept behind the Spyderco Dragonfly knife is a small knife with a good sized comfortable grip which is an uncommon combination for folding blade knives. The Spyderco Dragonfly is socially acceptable to carry so you don’t have to fret over wearing it with a suit or in your business casual attire.
Spyderco put their heart and soul into the Military tactical knife. The design was born because of a question asked to Spyderco’s own Sal Glesser. Mr. Glesser was asked “If your son was going into the military, what folding knife would you send him with?” This was a loaded question and the only way it could be answered was for a new tactical knife to be crafted that Sal would feel comfortable having his son carry. That was the birth of the Spyderco Military and the Save and Serve line of knives.