Benchmade 551 Griptillian Pardue Design Knife Review

Benchmade 551 Griptillian Pardue Design Knife is a full-sized cutting tool that is available at an attractive price. What is unique about this thumb knife is that it has an excellent grip in the hand although sometimes it can get a bit messy to hold his knife especially when wearing gloves. The Griptilian knife comes with a blade that is 3.45” long, thickness is 0.115” and the material used in this knife is stainless steel. It is relatively lighter compared to other knives and its valox handle provides users with a solid grip on the knife. The relatively lighter weight of this knife makes it a perfect companion to carry anywhere in a bag or pocket. The one interesting thing about this knife is that when it is open, the balance shifts just a fraction behind the lock slide axis.The built-quality of this knife is fabulous and it has excellent durability.

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Zero Tolerance G10 Handle Review

Zero Tolerance G10

Zero Tolerance is known for straightforward pocket knives that work best all the time. There are no unnecessary parts and frills just a simple blade and handle assembly that work best when you want it to be. The G10 is a pocket knife that does more than cutting and splicing. It has features and advantages that you may be looking for in a practical pocket knife. This is a Zero Tolerance G10 handle review that may help you decide on which knife you may need to buy.

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556 Benchmade Mini-Griptilian Plain Edge Review

556-benchmadeBenchmade knives are a tradition and their pocket knife category is one of their finest products. One of these is the Mini-Griptilian Plain Edge knife which is a pocket knife that is simple, easy to use and efficient to use. The secret to the Mini-Griptilian’s popularity as a pocket knife, outdoor tool and all-around knife are its features. This is a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian Plain Edge review to help consumers find out more about this simple yet efficient pocket knife. Look more details on video below:

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Spyderco Junior By Alexandru Dionescue G-10 Plain Edge Knife Review

Finding a quality plain edge knife is so important if you want to always create the best sliced vegetables, fruit, meat, or even bread. The all new Spyderco Junior made By Alexandru Dionescue G-10 Plain-Edge Knife has been getting quite a lot of attention lately, as it has been claiming to offer some of the most superior features and benefits the best most reliable junior knife should offer. However, before you buy any kitchen tool especially for kids, it is important that you learn all the specifications of the product to find out if it is best for you and your child. Watch the video below in detail and get a closer look.

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Spyderco Manix 2 G-10 Plain Edge Review

At first glance, Spyderco’s Manix 2 looks like an ordinary folding knife. If you look closer you can see that Spyderco has used cutting-edge materials, like their G-10 composite grip, to lighten up the design and pack more performance into the blade itself.

While the weight and length are right in line with other mid-sized folders, the blade is longer and made of high-performance carbon steel. Even the handle has premium steel inserts beneath the composite grips. The Manix 2 blends lightweight components with heavy, durable steel to make a knife that’s perfectly balanced, razor sharp, easy to grip, and built to last. Watch video below for product full review:


  • The Manix 2 is 8” when opened, 4 5/8” closed, and weighs 5 ounces
  • High-quality carbon steel blade measures 3 3/8” making it longer than most other knives in its size category
  • The handle is made from G-10 composite material, backed by hardened steel inserts, and is machined with deep, textured finger rests to make it easy to hold on to
  • Patented Ball Bearing lock unique to Spyderco makes the action incredibly smooth
  • Reversible pocket clip for easy carrying on either the right or left side

Spyderco Manix 2 G-10 Plain Edge

The Good

The Manix 2 is Spyderco’s utility knife, and it’s got a little bit of everything. Blending the larger, heavier blade and reinforced grip liner from their ParaMilitary line with a lighter, smoother ball bearing lock, the Manix 2 is an excellent multipurpose folding knife.

The G-10 composite grips are slip resistant by themselves, but Spyderco has reinforced that with deep checkering and an ergonomic handle design. The finger rests are scalloped to provide extra holding power, so this knife is great for anyone who needs performance in slippery conditions.

Made with high-carbon steel, Manix 2’s blade holds an edge like nothing else. It sharpens up easily, resists chipping, and can be honed to a razor fine edge in a matter of minutes. The extra weight of carbon steel is balanced by handle inserts, so it maintains it sits well in your hand.

Spyderco Manix 2 G-10 Plain Edge Display

The Bad

The ball bearing lock, a Spyderco innovation, has a small slide that’s operated with your thumb. While this works fine if you’re bare handed, other knives like the ParaMilitary G-10 may work slightly better if you find yourself mostly using your knife with gloves on.

Part of the tradeoff with carbon steel is maintenance. While it holds an edge far better than stainless, the blade needs to be cared for. It should be wiped dry and oiled regularly in order to keep corrosion and pitting at bay. That may make this knife a poor choice for use around the ocean, since salt water is especially hard on high carbon steels.

Spyderco Manix 2 G-10 Plain Edge Held

Our Verdict

The Manix 2 really stands out in its role as a premium folding utility knife. It’s just as good at cutting down boxes as it is hacking branches off of firewood.

Some knifemakers build a multipurpose knife by stripping away special features and lightening up the handle as much as possible, but Spyderco arrives at the same place through a balance of technology and quality materials. If you’re looking for a knife that does a little bit of everything, the Manix 2 delivers.


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The Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 G-10 Review

Spyderco’s ParaMilitary G-10 is a reworking of their larger military series. It offers many small improvements to the design as well as a more compact size for easier everyday carry. While it was designed as a survival knife, this is a great mid-sized pocket knife for everyday carry. It’s full of features, some of which aren’t apparent at first glance, that make this knife an excellent choice to have with you whether you’re in the woods or at the office.

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Spyderco LionSpy G-10 Review

The first thing that stands out about Spyderco’s LionSpy is its drop point, a feature more typical of fixed blade knives, which gives the blade a unique profile and extends the cutting edge around a radius. The handle is a mixture of G-10 composite, for a non-slip grip, and titanium, for durability and reduced weight. Even the locking mechanism, with an open back for easy cleaning and a hardened steel insert for durability, is unique. With the LionSpy, Spyderco has done their best to innovate and provide an entirely different take on what a folding knife can be. Let’s watch the video below for full detail review about this knife.


  • At nearly 8.5” long open, 4 5/8” closed, and weighing in at almost 6 ounces, the LionSpy is one of the largest and heaviest folders produced by Spyderco
  • The blade is made from advanced PM-170 steel, which has a high chromium and carbon content along with an extremely fine grain for excellent edge retention
  • Large, thick blade that is 3 5/8” long and 3/16” wide for durability and cutting power
  • Unique RotoLock mechanism is solid and smooth, made to easily open even with thick gloves on and keep the blade very secure
  • Built to resist wear and perform well even with very heavy use and little maintenance

Spyderco LionSpy G-10

The Good

This knife is extremely solid. The blade, handle, and locking mechanism are all designed to be as reliable as possible. The LionSpy has an excellent reputation for performance and reliability in tough conditions. For anyone who finds themselves wishing their knife was just a little bit larger to fit more comfortably in their hands, this is the knife for you.

While it’s not advertised as a survival knife, the LionSpy is at home in the woods. The thick, heavy blade makes splitting firewood easy, and the durable titanium handle insert means that it will hold up to anything you can throw at it. The LionSpy even has an open back, making it easy to clean dirt and debris out of the handle without any special tools. If you’re going to spend a long weekend camping, make room in your pack for a LionSpy.

Spyderco LionSpy G-10 package

The Bad

The LionSpy is big and heavy, and that’s either part of its charm or an inconvenience depending on what you need from a knife. If you’re looking for a knife that you carry every day and use once a week, the LionSpy might not be your knife. On the other hand, if traditional folding knives are just a little bit too small for you, Spyderco’s LionSpy is a great alternative.

Spyderco LionSpy G-10 Folded

Our Verdict

Some knives are small, light, and sit in your pocket without making a bump. The LionSpy, by design, is not one of them. This big knife will hack branches off of firewood, make a shower of sparks on a firesteel, or cut through anything you can think of without a problem.

It’s got a great grip so it’s easy to hold on to even in the rain, titanium inserts for durability, next-generation steel that resists chipping and sharpens up fast. If you’ve got big hands or just need a heavy duty knife that performs in all conditions, get yourself a Spyderco LionSpy.


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Spyderco Sage Carbon Fiber Plain Edge Review

Spyderco is known for making some of the highest quality knives available, using the best possible parts, and engineering them so that they work perfectly for a lifetime. Their Sage line was created as a tribute to innovative knifemakers, showcasing their work with a one of a kind knife. The Sage-1 celebrates Michael Walker’s liner lock system, allowing for one-handed operation and lightning fast opening with just a flick of the thumb.


  • The Sage 1 is 7 1/8” when open, 4 1/8” closed, and weighs in at 3.2 ounces
  • It has a 3” blade that is 1/8” thick and is made of CPF-S30V high carbon stainless steel
  • The extremely ergonomic carbon fiber woven handle is durable and comfortable
  • Reversible wire pocket clip, so the Sage 1 can be carried on either side
  • Full flat grind on the blade holds an edge well and is easy to sharpen

Spyderco Sage Carbon Fiber Plain Edge

The Good

One of the best features of this knife is the CPF-S30V steel, which has been called “the best material for making a blade on the market”. The Sage 1’s blade won’t chip or corrode, holds an edge incredibly well, and is easy to sharpen. The advantages of high-quality steel need to be balanced with the price, but if you’re looking for a durable, razor-sharp knife, CPF-S30V steel can’t be beat.

The Sage-1’s handle is incredible, ergonomic and lightweight, it’s been designed to fit well in your hand. The woven carbon fiber has an excellent texture, giving a smooth, satiny feel without being slippery. The handle itself is backed by a steel liner which lends even more durability and a reassuring feeling of solidness and weight.

As you might expect from a knife that’s actually been designed around a locking mechanism, the liner lock works flawlessly. The blade deploys really smoothly, snapping into place securely with a click, and is made for one handed operation. There is very little, if any, play in the knife blade after it’s been opened which makes the knife feel more like a fixed-blade when it’s in use.

Spyderco Sage Carbon Fiber Plain Edge Top

The Bad

The entire Sage line is assembled in Taiwan from parts made in the United States. Understandably, some people want to buy knives that are made in America, but if quality is your sole concern then you don’t have to worry. All reports so far have been that the Sage line is very well made.

The Sage-1’s Torx construction means that you might need a new screwdriver if you want to take the knife apart for cleaning. While Torx clearly has advantages, being nearly impossible to strip accidentally even when the screws are greasy or dirty, if your knife needs to be taken apart in a hurry you might find yourself without the proper tools close at hand.

Spyderco Sage Carbon Fiber Plain Edge Hand

Our Verdict

The Sage-1 is an excellent knife for everyday carry. The 3” blade with its non-serrated edge is versatile and just big enough to do what you need it to without adding a lot of extra weight. It’s durable enough for everyday use and can even take some punishment, thanks to the carbon fiber handle backed by steel.

It has an amazingly smooth action, flicking open fast and staying locked in place without any play in the blade at all. If you’re looking for a well-made knife that can stand up to anything you can throw at it, day after day, give the Sage-1 chance and you won’t be sorry.


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Spyderco Sage-2 Titanium Plain Edge Review

The second entry in Spyderco’s Sage line, this popular knife was made to showcase the work of Chris Reeve, the inventor of the Integral Lock system. The Sage-2 features a CPM-S30V composite steel blade which won’t pit or corrode and holds an edge better than any other knife-making steel. The handle is solid titanium, machined to perfection, which gives the knife an incredibly solid feel without adding weight.


• The knife is 7 1/8” long when opened, 4 1/8” when closed, and weighs 3.3 ounces

• The 3” long blade is premium quality CPM-S30V steel which has been flat-ground

• Solid titanium handle for outstanding durability and comfort

• Cutting-edge Integral Lock system, developed by award-winning knife maker Chris Reeve

• Reversible wire pocket clip so the knife is perfect for carrying on either side of the body

Spyderco Sage-2 Titanium Plain Edge

The Good

The entire knife is built around Reeve’s Integral Lock system which allows for a linerless handle, increasing strength and durability. The knife snaps open with one hand, locks into place very smoothly, and once opened there is absolutely no play in the blade. Spyderco has added phosphor bronze washers to the Sage-2 knife in particular, in order to showcase the smooth action of the Liner Lock system.

Sage-2’s titanium handle is outstanding. Not only does the satin finish look very nice, but it’s so tough and durable that you could pound nails with it. Resistant to scratching, pitting, corrosion, and probably even shark bites, titanium has a reputation for being rugged for a reason.

The Sage-2 has a reversible wire pocket clip which allows you to wear the knife on either side. The clip is deep enough that the knife sits low in the pocket, preventing the handle from getting snagged on anything as you move. While it seems simple, having a pocket clip that works without being too stiff is a huge improvement over cheaper knives, and it’s an excellent illustration of the amount of care and thought that Spyderco has put into their Sage knives.

Spyderco Sage-2 Titanium Plain Edge Profile

The Bad

The entire Sage line is made without thumb studs for opening the blade, instead using a hole for your thumb to rest in when you flick the blade open. While Spyderco has said that they prefer the hole over a stud since it reduces the blade profile and prevents the knife from getting caught on your pocket, it might take a little bit of getting used to.

Titanium has a lot of benefits, the most obvious being durability and weight, but it comes with drawbacks as well. The satin finish of the handle lacks texture, so using the Sage-2 when it’s wet or especially greasy could lead to the knife slipping in your hand. In some circumstances, the carbon-fiber mesh handle of the Spyderco Sage-1 could be a better choice.

Spyderco Sage-2 Titanium Plain Edge Clip

Our Verdict

The Sage-2 is an excellent mid-sized knife that will do everything you need it to and more. The titanium handle is overbuilt and rugged, which makes it impossible to destroy without adding an ounce to the weight. Reeve’s Integral Lock system is made for linerless handles, lending, even more, strength to the knife and showcasing the impressive qualities of titanium.

Spyderco has a reputation for making excellent knives, and the Sage-2 is no exception. If you’re looking for a folding pocket knife that will stand up to heavy use, this is the one for you.


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Spyderco Salt I Plain Edge Yellow H-1 Steel Knife Review

With an overall rating of 4.8 stars, gushing customer reviews, and a design that knocks your socks off, this knife is a clear winner.

The rustproof H1 steel will hold up well underwater, even after repeated uses. The knife itself is super light, easy to carry, and the blade is incredibly sharp. For just $65, it’s a bargain. This knife should be thought of as an investment if you are a diver, kayaker, camper, fisherman, or outdoorsman. A knife like this is an essential tool for serious outdoor activities, and this knife is certainly the best in class. Buying this knife is a no-brainer if you’re a serious outdoorsman or enthusiast.

Spyderco Salt I Plain Edge Yellow H-1 Steel Knife

Features & Specs


SIZE: 7” (overall) 4” (closed)

BLADE SIZE: 3” (blade length) 2.687” (cutting edge) .093” (blade thickness)


The Steel That Refuses To Rust

You may have been a little taken aback by the mention of rust proof steel before. That was no exaggeration. The unique H1 steel constituting this blade will not rust. H1 steel was recently introduced to the market by a Japanese foundry. The H1 steel was produced specifically for use in and around water. The H1 steel constituting the blade will not rust, and it is ideal for boaters and fishermen who need to perform tedious chores. It will not rust – even after years of exposure to water.

Spyderco really did think of everything when it came to ensuring that this knife was impervious to water damage. All of the inside and outside steel components (clip, pins, and lock bar) have been specially treated to make them impervious to pitting and rust.

Some knife blades will rust if you just look at them wrong. Why should you worry about rust all the time? Take advantage of this cutting-edge innovation (pun intended) and never worry about rust again.

Spyderco Salt I Plain Edge Yellow H-1 Steel Knife Package

Sensible Shape, Size, And Design

This knife has a smart size, versatile shape, and proven durability. Spyderco did a truly great thing in integrating H1 into this model. The Spyderco Round Hole (used for opening the knife) has been increased in size to 14mm, which facilitates easier access for wet or gloved hands. Spyderco did much to ensure that boaters and fishermen would have an easy time using this knife. Another example of this is the FRN handle, designed for friction-resistance to slipping. The volcano grip is incredibly innovative. There are divots molded into the FRN to offer solid traction in hand.

Spyderco thought about weight, too. One customer said that you could carry it all day without even noticing it is there.

Spyderco Salt I Plain Edge Yellow H-1 Steel Knife Folded

The solid yellow color is a brilliant choice. You’re not likely to lose this knife. Even if you drop at a campsite, the vivid yellow color will call attention to it almost immediately. You could find it even in the dense foliage and dead leaves of a forest floor.

This is the knife you need for serious outdoor & aquatic activities.


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