The Gear Journal

Kershaw Cryo II

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The Kershaw Cryo II is a really nice production knife… And right now, you can get it for the price of a gas station impulse buy. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it this cheap before.

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The Mini Butterfly

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You might think of balisong knives as a youthful fascination, but they are actually quite practical – fast to deploy and incredibly safe once out for work. They also typically feature a small form factor that is perfect for EDC.

The Terrain 365 Mini-Butterfly is even smaller than most, built to be carried every day, and is absolutely gorgeous in its simplicity.

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Scissors Japan

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A friend of mine gifted me a pair of scissors last week… and it helped me come to the conclusion that no one in the world makes edge tools as well as the Japanese. These things are incredible. They feel 100 years old, but come out of the box as sharp as anything you’ve ever felt.

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Maratac 1/4″ Pen Driver

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I love this damned thing… For the first time since I reviewed it over a year ago, it’s back in stock. Avoid the $100 eBay auctions and get yours now. And no, I’m not an affiliate nor are these guys paying me. This thing just rules.

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Benchmade Mini Freek

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Benchmade randomly sent me one of these last week. It’s your typical Benchmade – made incredibly well, gorgeous fit and finish, and a great edge right out of the box. What sells this folder to me though is simple – the red thumb stud. I’m a visual person.

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KA-BAR: Forged Wrench Knife

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Another day, another blade… This one comes to you from KA-BAR and it’s a fixed blade forged to look as though it started life as a wrench. I kind of love this?

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Boker Barlow Prime EDC

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A super simple slip joint for a gentleman’s pocket and put together with simple, but effective materials. If you are a non-pocketclip, slip joint kind of guy, you can’t do much better…

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Zippo SureFire

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Zippo makes a multi-tool? Who knew? Appropriately, it’s designed around starting fires in an outdoor/camping environment… I dig specialized stuff like this.

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