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  • 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 …
  • Knife Review: Lionsteel M4

    Knife Review: Lionsteel M4

    If the Lionsteel M4 is not on your list of candidates for a utility / bushcraft / general purpose fixed blade knife, it should be. It is not a new model at the time of this review, now entering its third year of production, and the Mik Molletta designed M4 …
  • Light Review: Armytek Prime Pro – PART 3 – The Results

    Light Review: Armytek Prime Pro – PART 3 – The Results

    In ‘Part Three’ we get to see how these lights really perform, what the beams look like, their output figures and insights into what they are really like to use. – This is Part Three of a group review of four models of Armytek’s ‘Prime Pro’ range of lights (plus …
  • Light Review: Armytek Prime Pro – PART 2 – A1 / A2 / Uni C2

    Light Review: Armytek Prime Pro – PART 2 – A1 / A2 / Uni C2

    In ‘Part Two’ we will be taking a first look at the Prime Pro A1 and A2, plus the Uni C2 Charger. – This is Part Two of a group review of four models of Armytek’s ‘Prime Pro’ range of lights (also included with the Prime Pro lights was the …
  • Light Review: Armytek Prime Pro – PART 1 – C1 / C2 USB Magnet

    Light Review: Armytek Prime Pro – PART 1 – C1 / C2 USB Magnet

    Armytek have always impressed me with how much functionality they manage to pack into the control systems of their lights. (I still keep a Predator V1.2 with S-tek driver in my bedside table drawer). This group review is of four models of their ‘Prime Pro’ range of lights (also included …
  • Sharpest Knife Competition at IWA 2019

    Sharpest Knife Competition at IWA 2019

    This year at IWA, Tactical Reviews is throwing down the gauntlet and asking the knife trade “How sharp can you go?”. OK, it’s actually a lot less formal than that, a ‘just for fun’ competition to see who can create the finest edge on a knife blade, by any means …
  • Knife Review: Spyderco Hundred Pacer

    Knife Review: Spyderco Hundred Pacer

    What are your first impressions of the Spyderco Hundred Pacer? Well, it certainly is an unusual looking knife with an unusual name and design inspiration, and I’ll admit to being sceptical about the look of this knife. But, whatever your first impressions are, I can say that this knife has …
  • Knife Review: Chris Reeve Knives Nyala (Insingo blade)

    Knife Review: Chris Reeve Knives Nyala (Insingo blade)

    Chris Reeve Knives’ Nyala fixed blade knife (first released in 2010) is a classic skinner / utility knife. Available in a drop-point, or, as featured here, the Insingo style blade (a modified Wharncliffe), and coming in a traditional leather pouch-sheath. Despite being a modern contemporary design, it achieves a timeless …
  • Gear Review: NORDIC HEAT Heated Glove Liner (Thin)

    Gear Review: NORDIC HEAT Heated Glove Liner (Thin)

    Having been thoroughly impressed by NORDIC HEAT in previous years at IWA, at IWA 2018 I made sure to visit them to be able to talk directly about their thoughtful approach to electrically heated clothing; plus I wanted to take the opportunity try some of their products at the show. …
  • Knife Review: Fox Suru – Exclusive Heinnie Haynes Edition

    Knife Review: Fox Suru – Exclusive Heinnie Haynes Edition

    In this review, the Fox Suru on test is not just any old Suru, it’s the ‘Heinnie Haynes Edition’. As well as having global reach, Heinnie Haynes is the UK’s largest seller of knives and EDC gear. With its roots in the UK market there is particular interest in knives …
  • Knife Review: Lionsteel TM1 CF

    Knife Review: Lionsteel TM1 CF

    Lionsteel are a brand that stand out year-on-year thanks to maintaining a superb level of manufacturing quality over a wide range of knife designs, both fixed and folding. This review takes a look at the Carbon Fibre version of the TM1 folding knife. Like the outstanding SR-1 (which is still …
  • Gear Review: Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool

    Gear Review: Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool

    Gerber’s Center Drive multi-tool may be one of many in the highly competitive multi-tool market, but its name clearly tells you what its key design feature is. Gerber have gone all out with the capabilities of the built-in screwdriver bit holder, along with considering the ergonomics when using a screwdriver …
  • CLASSIC Light Review: ArmyTek Predator G2 V2.0 and Predator X V2.0 dual Review

    CLASSIC Light Review: ArmyTek Predator G2 V2.0 and Predator X V2.0 dual Review

    This review of the ArmyTek Predator G2 V2.0 and Predator X V2.0 lights is a classic from 2013, and is part of the Classic Series of reviews to be published on Tactical Reviews. The original versions of the Classic Series Reviews used a well known image host who will be …
  • Light Review: Nextorch TA15, TA30 and Tactical Ring FR-1

    Light Review: Nextorch TA15, TA30 and Tactical Ring FR-1

    Nextorch have always seemed happy to be a bit different, which is great for us as we get products that are innovative and unusual. This review is of the Nextorch TA15 and TA30 plus the Nextorch FR-1 Tactical Grip Ring. The TA15 supports several different battery types and sizes, and …
  • Knife Review: Spyderco Sliverax

    Knife Review: Spyderco Sliverax

    The Spyderco Sliverax is a design by automotive engineer and knife enthusiast Paul Alexander. It is the first production folding knife to combine a flipper opener with Spyderco’s Compression Lock mechanism, and is Paul’s second collaboration with Spyderco. Sleek lines and a pronounced positive rake to the blade give the …