Rick Hinderer Knives XM-18 3.5 Review

Hinder XM-18 3.5 Review

In the past I have compared knife collecting to mountain climbing. Certainly there isn't the element of physical accomplishment, as the only thing that really gets a workout is your wallet, but there is that spirit of pursuit and of course the ascent up a pile of incrementally more expensive knives. When considering the "summit" ...

LionSteel TiSpine Review

LionSteel TiSpine Review

Especially astute readers may note that I debuted a review of the LionSteel SR-1 a while back, and then published the world's first review of the TM-1 not so long ago, but I conveniently skipped over the other folder in their SOLID lineup - the Ti-Spine. Rest assured it wasn't because I wasn't interested in ...

Zero Tolerance 0562 cf Review

Zero Tolerance 0562 Review

By this point we have seen quite a few of Hinderer / KAI collabs hit the market, and I have covered them extensively on the blog. We started with the heavily built 0550, moved to the critically acclaimed 0560, a knife that raised the standard for high end production pieces, spent some time with the ...

Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza 25 Review

Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Review

How do you improve on perfection? That may have been a question asked by the engineers at Chris Reeve when they approached the Sebenza 25. I wasn't in the room, so I really have no idea. The Sebenza has received incremental improvements over the years, but for it's 25th anniversary CRK really wanted to up ...

Zero Tolerance 0801 Review

Zero Tolerance 0801 Review

Titanium framelock flippers. Are we sick of them yet? No? Great, because I've got another titanium framelock flipper review for you today. Given the rapid influx of titanium framelock flippers on the market, I initially thought that I would skip over today's review, the Zero Tolerance 0801. The wide shape, chunky build, and monochromatic look ...

Fantoni CUT Flipper Review

Fantoni CUT Flipper Review

We are in the midst of another Italian Renaissance. This time around it's not a blossoming of politics and art, but of steel and titanium. The Italians are making some absolutely beautiful knives, and I can think of few examples that typify this as much as as the Fantoni CUT Flipper. At its core the ...