Oregon-based knife maker Benchmade came under scrutiny this week after a video was posted by a local police department showing firearms being destroyed at their facility. Questions were also raised regarding political contributions the company has made to various candidates over the years (our post here). Benchmade founder and CEO Les de Asis has posted […]
Unless you’re superstitious, knives make excellent gifts. Below are 24 particularly great ones… which are also compatible with last-second Amazon Christmas shopping. These are listed in order from lowest price to highest. 1. Gerber GDC Zip Blade: $13 This unusual EDC knife replaces any zipper pull and flips open into a small but surprisingly functional stainless steel […]
Retired surfer J.S. Leonard is an everydaycarry.com “guru.” I wonder if the SIG swami is ready, willing and able to use his Benchmade SOCP ComboEdge black dagger on a two-legged predator. Let’s face it . . . stabbing/slashing someone — or, say, a dog — requires a different mind- and skill set than shooting a […]
It doesn’t look too mall ninja-esque, but Benchmade’s new 484 folder has all the right moves for an EDC for CCW knife. It’s bombproof-strong and fully ambidextrous. And it’s not so big or scary-looking as to frighten the muggles. If anything, it might be just a little too sweet to haul around every day and risk […]
I’ve been in a lot of airports lately. Airports are the original “gun-free zones” and with good reason, I might add. As long as the TSA and airport police are armed (they are, aren’t they?) and ready to use their weapons if needed (ditto), then I’m actually okay with being weapons-free. Mostly. While I’m cool with not carrying a gun into an airport or onto an airplane, I’m not nearly as happy with having to divest myself of anything else the TSA has deemed to be contraband. Case in point, my tactical flashlight and knife.