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  • Gear Review: MantisX Shooting Analysis / Training

    Gear Review: MantisX Shooting Analysis / Training

    From the moment I saw it, I knew that in the MantisX, Mantis had created a product that every shooter can benefit from, beginner or competition winner. The MantisX gives you information you just can’t get in any other way, and it tells you exactly what is going on in …
  • Knife Review: Spyderco Subvert

    Knife Review: Spyderco Subvert

    Spyderco’s Subvert is a knife I was drawn to straight away, but I did not expect it to make such an impression on me. Ok, it’s bright orange, so is going to get my attention; orange being one of my favoured colours for keeping track of things. But there is …
  • Gear (Gun) Review: Chiappa Little Badger Pt.2 – Fully Loaded!

    Gear (Gun) Review: Chiappa Little Badger Pt.2 – Fully Loaded!

    ‘Fully Loaded’ – This is the second part of the Chiappa Firearms Little Badger Folding Survival Rifle Review, and follows on from Part 1 which introduced this handy little gun. In Part 2 I’ll be covering more details of the Little Badger accessories, how they fit and perform, and a …
  • Gear Review: Nordic Heat Handwarmer and USB Powerbank 10,000mAh

    Gear Review: Nordic Heat Handwarmer and USB Powerbank 10,000mAh

    After just popping by for a chat with the nice folks of Nordic Heat at IWA, I found myself leaving with their Large Handwarmer / USB Powerbank. In this review of the Nordic Heat 10,000mAh Handwarmer and USB Powerbank, as well as getting a good feel for it, I have …
  • Light Review: Rovyvon A5, A8 and Angel Eyes E300S

    Light Review: Rovyvon A5, A8 and Angel Eyes E300S

    Quite literally a ‘highlight’ from IWA 2019 are these lights from Rovyvon, so I was excited to get these on test and see what they could really do. In this review I’ll be comparing the Rovyvon A5 keychain light with two of the same size A8 variants, plus the E300S …
  • Gear/Gun Review: Chiappa Little Badger Pt.1 – Folding Survival Rifle

    Gear/Gun Review: Chiappa Little Badger Pt.1 – Folding Survival Rifle

    This is Part One of a two part review featuring the Chiappa Firearms Little Badger folding survival rifle. Ever since I first saw this rifle, it’s been in my sights for an in-depth test and review. The Little Badger has a charm and practicality in its simplicity and easy of …
  • CLASSIC Gear Review: Leatherman TREAD

    CLASSIC Gear Review: Leatherman TREAD

    Another in the Classic Review series, this one is from February 2016 – The idea for the TREAD came about following Leatherman’s CEO Ben Rivera being stopped by Disneyland’s security for carrying a Skeletool. This started the design process which resulted in the first usable wearable multi-tool which should also …
  • Knife Review: Extrema Ratio Fulcrum II D Desert Warfare

    Knife Review: Extrema Ratio Fulcrum II D Desert Warfare

    Extrema Ratio have built a reputation for making super strong knives; in this review of the Fulcrum II D ‘Heavy Folder’, we are taking that detailed ‘Tactical Reviews look’ at this re-launched folding knife. ‘Overbuilt’ is often used to describe knives with heavy construction, but is not how I would …
  • News: ‘Sharpest Knife Competition’ at Knives UK 2019 – The Results

    News: ‘Sharpest Knife Competition’ at Knives UK 2019 – The Results

    After its debut at Knives UK 2018 (where eyes were opened, hopes dashed, legends toppled, and shock results revealed), the quality of entries for the Sharpest Knife Competition 2019 noticeably improved. Drama and enlightenment added to a day of excitement at Knives UK 2019, with the vast array of beautifully …
  • Knife Review: Oberland Arms Jager Sepp

    Knife Review: Oberland Arms Jager Sepp

    Finding Oberland Arms’ knives was an outstanding highlight of IWA 2018, and it became a mission of mine to review them. A happy coincidence that one other IWA 2018 highlight happened to be another knife designed by Tommaso Rumici who is the designer of the Jager Sepp on review here. …
  • News: Sharpest Knife Competition at Knives UK 2019

    News: Sharpest Knife Competition at Knives UK 2019

    This year at Knives UK (30th June 2019) you have the chance to redefine ‘sharp’. Using a BESS Certified sharpness testing machine, Tactical Reviews will be accepting entries for ‘The Sharpest Knife’ Competition, to definitively determine who has the sharpest edge. This is both a Knife sharpening competition and an …
  • Gear Review: Nordic Pocket Saw (Pocket Chainsaw)

    Gear Review: Nordic Pocket Saw (Pocket Chainsaw)

    Over the years I’ve used all sorts of two-handed flexible pocket saws, but none as effective as the Nordic Pocket saw pocket chainsaw. Many ‘survival’ pocket saws are wire, and tend to tear or abrade rather than cut. What caught my eye with the Nordic Pocket saw was the sawdust …
  • Announcement: Podcast Guest Appearance – TTCO

    Announcement: Podcast Guest Appearance – TTCO

    I’m excited to announce that this year while attending the IWA 2019 show, I was invited to be a guest on the excellent ‘Think Twice Cut Once Podcast’ hosted by Tim Reeve and Matt Fabbi of Chris Reeve Knives. (For those not familiar with this podcast it is definitely not …
  • Video: Armourlite at IWA 2019 – Preview of Three New Tritium Watches

    Video: Armourlite at IWA 2019 – Preview of Three New Tritium Watches

    This is the first dedicated Video Post on Tactical Reviews – Look out for the Video Camera symbol. In this Video, recorded at IWA 2019 and presented by Armourlite CEO Ashley Diener, we get a preview of three new tritium watches. So new, the links included below might not yet …
  • Sharpest Knife Competition at IWA 2019 – The RESULTS

    Sharpest Knife Competition at IWA 2019 – The RESULTS

    Fortunately, fitting the Sharpest Knife Competition into a very tight IWA 2019 schedule ended up working out perfectly. Huge thanks must go to Tim and Anne Reeve, Matt and Marissa of Chris Reeve Knives for being such wonderful hosts, as well as everyone who took part and joined in the …