Tag: knives

eGear Survival Essentials Ceramic Knife Sharpener Review

eGear Survival Essentials Ceramic Knife Sharpener Review

It might be bright orange and weird looking, but this handy knife sharpener from eGear does a good job and is a great value.

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How I Use a Japanese Water Stone to Sharpen Knives

How I Use a Japanese Water Stone to Sharpen Knives

I started buying nicer knives since 2004. Every year or two I’d buy another nice knife in the $75 – $150 range. Then I moved to Minnesota, and one of the world’s only Wusthof factory outlets is here. Now I’m up to ten kitchen knives, seven of which are plain-edged. That’s not counting my utility […]

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IKEA 365+ GNISTRA Paring Knife Review

IKEA 365+ GNISTRA Paring Knife Review

We have a lot of mid-grade knives in the house by Wusthof and Henckles. All but one are forged instead of stamped, and we have the core knives you need in a decent kitchen: chef knife, santoku knife, serrated knife, and a reverse-serrated utility knife. We have a honing steel and I sharpen the knives […]

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Epicurean Recycled Cutting Board Review

Epicurean Recycled Cutting Board Review

There are a ton of things to like about cutting boards made by Epicurean. They are a company started by a couple of skateboarders, who decided to use recycled products to make cutting boards. They’re local to me, so I feel good about supporting a local business. Their product is really great and comes in […]

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My Method and Experience for Flying With a Handgun

My Method and Experience for Flying With a Handgun

Last week Sedagive? and I flew to another state to visit my dad. It was too far to drive, and that meant checking my handgun on our flight. I haven’t flown with a firearm since before 9/11, and I had read all sorts of horror stories about inconsistent policies, hostile and/or ignorant airline staff and […]

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Zero Tolerance ZT0350 and Kershaw Knockout Spring Assisted Knife Comparison Review

Zero Tolerance ZT0350 and Kershaw Knockout Spring Assisted Knife Comparison Review

If you’re involved in technology, engineering, or personal preparedness, this phrase should sound familiar: “two is one, and one is none.” This means that anything can fail, and relying on just one of something may leave you high and dry some day. I’ve carried a pocket knife since my father gave me one at age […]

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Wusthof Come-Apart Kitchen Shears Review

Wusthof Come-Apart Kitchen Shears Review

Earlier in the year I bought a Crowd Cut coupon to sharpen ten knives. If I hustled, I could get a free set of Wusthof kitchen shears. Big deal, I thought. We already had a set of kitchen scissors, and they were heavy and sturdy and manly enough. We also snipped up pieces of used […]

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Anytime Tools Micro Precision Screwdriver Set Review

Anytime Tools Micro Precision Screwdriver Set Review

As I accumulated gadgets — portable gaming devices, knives, camcorders, laptops, etc — I also began to discover all sorts of weird screw types. Sure, there were different sizes of the typical Phillips and Standard screws, but there are different numbers of Torx screws, POZI screws, the weird Line Head screws used on Nintendo products, […]

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CRKT Point Guard Folding Pocket Knife Review

CRKT Point Guard Folding Pocket Knife Review

I review the Columbia River Knife and Tool Point Guard folding pocket knife. Despite some nice features like a civilized G10 handle and solid construction, the inability to move the clip to different positions and a finicky opening system should prompt you to look elsewhere.

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Zipit Opener plastic clamshell package opener follow up

Zipit Opener plastic clamshell package opener follow up

About five months ago I wrote about the Zipit Opener, which is a battery-powered doodad that helps you open plastic packaging. I didn’t think too highly of the Zipit, but now that some time has gone by and I’ve used it more, I thought I’d do a follow up. Unfortunately the Zipit still isn’t very […]

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