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We Are Giving Away 80 Bear Grylls Fire Starters to 80 Lucky Winners and Entering is Easy as 1..2..3

Giveaway start date September 19, 2017  Giveaway end date October 14, 2017

Just follow these 3 easy steps.

1. Become a member of , its easy and takes less than 1 minute. You can join by clicking here and of course it is and will always remain free.

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3. Post a comment below of your favorite joke. Please keep it clean.

That's it! That's all you have to do. We will publish the winners on this page and send out an email to everyone after  October 14, 2017

Good luck!

Bear Grylls Fire Starter Retail Value $17.00 

For more info on the Bear Grylls Fire Starter click here

admin Sep 18 '17 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 8 · Tags: camping, giveaway, bear grylls, firestarter, flint

Learn how to take photos of the Junkyard Dog in this German knife magazine.

We were a little surprised to see the discontinued Junkyard Dog in the latest issue of Messer Magazine, but there's no doubt that this classic Kershaw looked as sharp as ever. The article itself tells readers how to properly take photos of their favorite knives. Let's just say that this old Dog was especially photogenic. 

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Kershaw Aug 29 '17

Gerber is proud to be the primary sponsor of Where the Road Ends – supporting a team of US Army veterans as they embark on a dangerous expedition from Deadhorse, Alaska to the southern-most tip of South America on custom-built motorcycles. The journey will last the better part of 3 months and take the team through the infamous Darien Gap, a 100 mile stretch of untamed jungle between Panama and Colombia.

Four Army vets. Four motorcycles. Fourteen countries. One impassible jungle.

The team will depart from Deadhorse, Alaska in mid-November where they will brave subzero temperatures and treacherous ice to reach the Darien Gap during January’s dry season, the only time when passage is possible.

The trip will be documented along the way through Gerber’s blog The Range, as well as through Gerber’s social feeds (Facebook & Instagram), and culminate in a full-length documentary produced post-expedition.

Gerber’s contributions to the expedition include cash to support planning, reconnaissance, operations, provisions and fuel as well as a variety of mission-essential gear including MachetesMulti-toolsKnivesand Equipment. Additionally, Gerber has donated its famed ‘Black Boar’ Ford Quad Conversion Van that previously traveled the country in 2012 on the ‘American Expedition’. The ‘Black Boar’ will act as a chase vehicle for portions of the trip supporting video production, carrying mechanical supplies and acting as an emergency aid station.

“Wayne and team are a determined group of professionals with a thirst for adventure.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Vice President of Marketing at Gerber. “They represent the unwavering spirt of the American Veteran, and we are thrilled with the opportunity to provide support for their ambitious journey.”

Follow the Journey here.

Meet the crew and see their vehicles at these upcoming Media Dates:

  • August 26-31                Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah Bonneville Speed Week,
  • September 21-24          Columbus, OH – AIM Expo Booth #1459, Columbus Ohio
  • November 4                  Anchorage, AK – 2017 Kick Off Party & LSF Fundraising Dinner

For more information visit on Where the Road Ends:

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Popular Science Magazine included Gerber’s Center-Drive on a short list of 8 products recommended to “Find Your Inner Prepper”. The multi-tool is tasked with helping with repairs should Doomsday come, stating “the Center-Drive’s bit driver lines up nicely with the device’s center, making it easier to hold, and providing better leverage and torque during tough tasks.”

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One of the first questions people new to knife sharpening often have is: should I get a manual knife sharpener or an electric sharpener?

I think you know what we’re going to say here. Manual is better. It’s not that electric sharpeners don’t have their uses; they work for people who aren’t particularly concerned about their knives and just want a fast way of getting them to “cut better”.  

But if you’ve taken the time to precisely choose the type of knives you want (whether we’re talking about kitchen knives, hunting knives, pocket knives, or any other variety) and possibly have invested a fair amount of money into those knives, you don’t want to run them through an electric sharpener.

The first and most obvious problem with electric sharpeners is that you can’t use them without electricity. That doesn’t help you much when you’re out in the field and need to sharpen your knife. If you’re a person who will mainly be using your knife outdoors, an electric sharpener will be of little use to you.

Electric sharpeners don’t work very well on blades with harder steels. They are mainly designed to sharpen cheap, mass-produced knives the average person might have in his or her kitchen.

They remove a large amount of material from your blade.


Manual knife sharpeners are a better choice

Unlike electric sharpeners, manual knife sharpeners give the user greater control over angle and consistency. This is important because the angle you use will be different depending on the type of knife you’re sharpening. A fillet knife, for example, will be set to an entirely different angle than a hunting knife.

When you use a manual controlled-angle sharpening system, you can select precisely the right angle for the particular blade you’re sharpening.


You can use a manual knife sharpener anywhere. They come in the form of larger systems that you might choose to keep at home, and in smaller pocket sharpener styles you can take on the road.

Manual knife sharpeners are, generally, less expensive. There are some expensive manual systems out there, of course, but you’ll find that in the majority of cases, you’ll spend less on a manual sharpener than you will on an electric one.

Lastly, when you sharpen your knives manually, whether on a bench stone or by using a sharpening system, you’re developing a useful skill that will always be available to you. You’ll begin to better understand the kind of care your knives need and you’ll know exactly how to maintain them.

To sum up, when you choose a manual sharpener over an electric sharpener what you’ll get is more control during the sharpening process, less steel taken off your blade, consistent pressure and a precise angle resulting in a sharp edge that’s ready to take on any task. 
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What type of sharpener do you use? Tell us in the comments below.


Fusing tradition and innovation, the USMC Blackout Combat Fighter is a modern take on a classic USMC knife design. Its 6 3/4" 420 stainless steel blade features the clip point profile, non-reflective black coating, blood groove and ‘USMC’ stamp that combat fighter fans know and love. It's a time-tested blade design that continues to prove its worth on present-day battlefields. Five green bands encircle the handle - an aesthetic nod to the classic combat fighter's stacked leather handle. Retooled to satisfy the unique demands of the modern era, the Blackout Fighter's injection-molded handle is extraordinarily durable and boasts a textured grip that virtually eliminates slippage, even when wet. A steel glass breaker is set atop the pommel - another contemporary addition that's perfect for escaping entrapment (or assisting others). Add the included nylon belt sheath, and you've got a versatile setup that honors traditional wisdom, while taking full advantage of the latest innovations.

United_Cutlery Aug 22 '17

THE Ontario Ranger® Kerambit eod From ONTARIO KNIFE COMPANY®


An Ancient Blade Design Well Suited for both Combat and Utility


If you’re looking for a blade that is built for battle, you’ll find it in the Ontario Ranger Kerambit EOD from Ontario Knife Company®.  The entire Ontario Ranger line was built to withstand combat deployment in the most unforgiving terrain on the planet, and the Kerambit more than lives up to this billing. Designed for OKC® by US Special Operations veteran Justin Gingrich, the Kerambit is the perfect self-defense option for military, law enforcement, and civilian use.


“The Kerambit EOD is based on a 13th century Southeast Asian blade design,” said designer Justin Gingrich, founder of Ranger Knives, which became the Ontario Ranger line. “Kerambit translates as ‘claw of the tiger’ and can be used with a traditional forward grip or with a reverse grip fighting style.”  


The full-tang Kerambit is made from a ¼-inch thick 5160-carbon alloy steel blade and an incredibly durable machined micarta handle. It is 7.5 inches overall with a 3-inch blade that is powder coated to protect the metal from the elements. Designed specifically for the US Marine Corps EOD unit operating down range, the Kerambit features a pommel ring with jimping to the bottom of the ring and the rear of the blade to provide for maximum purchase. The Kerambit includes a Kydex® belt loop sheath that is MOLLE compatible. It is truly The Knife You Need When You Need a Knife®.


Justin Gingrich is a custom knife maker, designer of the Ontario Ranger line, and the founder of Gingrich Tactical Innovations. Mr. Gingrich served 10 years of active duty in such honored units as the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, and the Ranger Training Brigade. He also worked in private security in Iraq and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. For more information about Justin Gingrich and his products, visit:


Founded in 1889, the Ontario Knife Company® is an award-winning knife, cutlery, and tool manufacturer operating out of Upstate New York for over 125 years. OKC® produces a wide range of tools, including cutlery and kitchenware, hunting and fishing knives, machetes, survival and rescue equipment, science and medical tools, and tactical knives. OKC has a long tradition of building knives and tools for the U.S. military, producing high quality equipment that has seen continuous service since WWII. In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces, OKC leverages a network of distributors, dealers, and major commercial retailers to sell its products nationwide and internationally to over 35 countries. OKC’s custom manufacturing division Jericho Tool®, advances capabilities including a broad-spectrum of injection molding, tool and die, and machining operations to provide white label and OEM manufacturing services for consumer and industrial goods. Collectively OKC’s product lines and manufacturing services reach the house wares, sporting goods, tactical, security, law enforcement & first responders, education, science & medical, and industrial & agricultural industries.


This week's Weekly Special is all about Spyderco​.

Sal Glesser founded Spyderco in 1978, primarily to make and sell his triangular version of Louis Graves' Crock Stick ceramic sharpener. My first knowledge of the company came after Sal had already designed and introduced several folding knives which he was having produced in Japan. I remember thinking, and probably telling Sal, that his knives were the ugliest I had ever seen. None the less, I included them in an A. G. Russell™ catalog. Much to my surprise, they sold like hotcakes.

What made Sal's knives ugly, to my mind, is exactly what made his designs important. The most important was his idea of putting a pocket clip on the side of the knife. What a revolutionary thing that has been. The number of knives made each year with a clip of some sort must be in the multi-millions. The Patent Office said it was so obvious anyone would have thought of it, but no one did until Sal. Sal is a canny business man who has taken the idea of a clip for convenient carry and a thumb hole for easy opening and built one of the best known knife companies in the world.

We began to offer Spyderco knives in the 1980s and can always count on the quality of any knife Spyderco produces. Whatever your opinion on how they look, you have to admit Spydercos feel good in the hand and are always made with quality. To many, they have become beautiful.

For knives other than what we have included in this special, take a look at We always try to have a good selection including the latest models on our website and in inventory.

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