EDC Knife: Smith and Wesson First Response

So the time has come to retire the Kershaw Black Horse. It has been my EDC knife since the 1980’s. It has been reliable, indestructible, and completely and totally badass since day one. But, it is dated, and there are designs that have since come out that are more appealing to me at this stage…

Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie

I have added to the armory (again). I have been looking for a high-end Bowie knife for a while. I own a good budget Bowie but I have never owned one that would be good in a survival situation. The one I have is razor sharp, but it is made of a somewhat thin piece…

Giving Yourself an Edge

There are a lot of questions that come in regarding knives for self-defense. Obviously, a gun is a better tool for self-defense overall, but different circumstances, perhaps restrictive laws, may make this more difficult, or impossible for some people. The next step down is a blade. Thank God I live in Texas where, if I…

Knife Law Changes Coming to Texas

In Texas, there are some possible changes coming to laws that affect how we are able to defend ourselves and our loved ones from the various threats we might face. I have been asked and will give my thoughts on the topic. I’m not good at blindly following the typical party line answers, so I…

Folding Knives

Questions turn up repeatedly regarding different tools and methods and in general, people seem to want a confirmation that their view is best. Another possibility is an attempt to start an argument. I’m not trying to seem jaded, but the actual desire to hear another person’s opinion is rare in my experience. It is like…

Gurkha Kukri

*Trigger Warning* If you are anti-knife, this post may traumatize you. This is not a butter knife we are going to discuss and ~gasp~ look at today. The Gurkha Kukri might be described by those who have little to no experience with knives as a “fully-semi-automatic-high-powered-high-capacity-military-style-assault-knife”. Proceed with caution. The latest addition to my collection…

New Sword(s)

Depending on how often you visit, you may or may not have had a chance to see a new image on my randomized header for this site. I was given an early Father’s Day present, a pair of Damascus Steel butterfly swords. In this article, I want to talk about them. To start, I guess…