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Non-Typical – New Knives from Browning

 

Browning Non-Typical knives
The Non-Typical knife series is among the most attractive and functional Browning has ever offered. Both the fixed-blade skinner (top) and the lock-blade folder (bottom) feature stainless blade steel and stag handle scales. Image: Durwood Hollis

In the hunting community, the term “non-typical” refers to an animal whose antler pattern lies outside of the norm. Because such animals often have dramatically unusual antler configurations, they must be placed in a separate scoring category. For that reason, the separateness of design, Browning Continue reading Non-Typical – New Knives from Browning

Thin Is In

Two new liner lock hunters from Bear Cutlery demonstrate that a hunting knife doesn’t have to be big and bulky to function well in the field.

Bear and Sons Cutlery sidelocks
The new Sidelock Hunter folders from Bear and Son Cutlery combine a functional blade shape, with extremely thin and lightweight handle scales. Both models feature an inner-frame blade locking mechanism; one-hand opening, non-slip camouflage handle coating and an attachment clip.
Image: Durwood Hollis.

Recently, I received a telephone call from a friend who was having difficulty packing for an upcoming hunting trip. Apparently, he didn’t know what to take and what to leave behind and he wanted help making critical decisions. Since I was the guy who spent nearly a month in Africa with nothing more than a Continue reading Thin Is In

Auto Edge

While both the Patriot (left) and the Commander (right) are similar overall designs, there are subtle differences. You will note that the Patriot features a plain blade edge. The Commander, however, has both a short section of blade edge serration for handling tough cutting assignments, as well as blade spine jimping (rounded serrations) for positive thumb-to-blade spine control. Image: Durwood Hollis
While both the Patriot (left) and the Commander (right) are similar overall designs, there are subtle differences. You will note that the Patriot features a plain blade edge. The Commander, however, has both a short section of blade edge serration for handling tough cutting assignments, as well as blade spine jimping (rounded serrations) for positive thumb-to-blade spine control. Image: Durwood Hollis

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Despite the advantages provided by a folding knife – multiple blades, carrying convenience and ready availability of a sharp edge – the one drawback of many folders is the difficulty often associated with bringing the blade(s) quickly into play. In recent years many cutlery manufacturers have engineered features to facilitate one-hand opening, however, opening and closing a folding knife can still present some challenges. Continue reading Auto Edge

New Knives Unveiled at 2014 Blade Show

Gaston J. Glock Style is unveiling 3 new knives at the annual Blade Show & International Cutlery Fair this weekend in Atlanta. These exciting new folders feature Damascus steel blades and two of the new knives are based on designs uncovered at a 175 year old cutlery factory in Solingen, Germany, requiring the reproduction of special tools and the expertise of working blacksmiths to create these unique blades. Continue reading New Knives Unveiled at 2014 Blade Show