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LATEST REVIEWS and ARTICLES
The latest reviews are listed here, but are also included in the review listings by section and alphabetical order

  • Light Review: Olight H1 Nova Headlamp

    Light Review: Olight H1 Nova Headlamp

    Inspired by their excellent S1 Baton pocket light (previously reviewed), Olight wanted to bring the same concept of an ultra compact body with high performance output to a headlamp. As will become clear throughout this review they have managed to do just that with the H1 Nova which is a …
  • Knife Review: Extrema Ratio MAMBA

    Knife Review: Extrema Ratio MAMBA

    Extrema Ratio are well known for making knives that are built like a tank; heavy duty fixed blades and folders that will take everything you can throw at them in their stride. When the new Mamba arrived for testing it was clear this was something quite different; I was struck …
  • Light Review: Nextorch GLO-TOOB, GT-AAA, GT-AAA Pro and GT-LITHIUM

    Light Review: Nextorch GLO-TOOB, GT-AAA, GT-AAA Pro and GT-LITHIUM

    Who doesn’t like a light-stick? Apart from the need for emergency marker lights, there is something great about a tube that just glows, and the main problem with chemical light sticks is that when they are on, they are on; until they go out forever. Nextorch have taken the light-stick …
  • Knife Review: CRKT Homefront and Homefront Tactical with ‘Field Strip’ Technology

    Knife Review: CRKT Homefront and Homefront Tactical with ‘Field Strip’ Technology

    CRKT are full of interesting and innovative ideas, and with the Homefront and Homefront Tactical bring us ‘Field Strip’ Technology, or in other words tool-less disassembly. The design comes from world renowned Ken Onion and has been a work in progress for many years. Now thanks to this technology you …
  • Light Review: Olight Valkyrie PL-1 II Pistol Light

    Light Review: Olight Valkyrie PL-1 II Pistol Light

    The PL-1 II is Olight’s refined and upgraded version of the original PL-1 weapon light. After a year of development Olight have dramatically increased the strength of the mounting mechanism which they claim will NEVER become loose or fall off of any firearm that has a rail. Taking a more …
  • Knife Review: Zero Tolerance 0630 (Emerson Design)

    Knife Review: Zero Tolerance 0630 (Emerson Design)

    The ZT (Zero Tolerance) 0630 is a collaboration between ZT and Ernest Emerson, and naturally features the patented Emerson “wave shaped feature” that makes it one of the fastest deploying folding knives in the world. With a strong upswept S35VN tactical blade the 0630 is powerfully over-built for hard-use. The …
  • Gear Review: Wiley X Protective Eyewear – Rogue and Valor

    Gear Review: Wiley X Protective Eyewear – Rogue and Valor

    Wiley X is one of those brands that snuck up on me many years ago via one of their collaborations, however since then I’ve seen them as the go-to brand for functional, protective, active eyewear which happens to be very stylish as well. Being a shooter, I only settle for …
  • Showcase: BKS Gembloux 2017 Knife Show

    Showcase: BKS Gembloux 2017 Knife Show

    The Belgian Knife Society Show in Gembloux is one of those exceptional events. Taking over the entire Gembloux Town Hall, this annual show attracts hundreds of knife makers from all over the world, and a flock of knife enthusiasts eager to see the amazing work on display (and buy a …
  • Light Review: Fenix TK25 R&B – LED Swapping Design

    Light Review: Fenix TK25 R&B – LED Swapping Design

    Fenix have embraced multi-coloured, multi-functional lights with many models available in their range. Often these will feature additional LEDs shoehorned into the head with the reflector being compromised. The TK25 is the first to feature the ability to swap the primary LEDs, effectively making the TK25 a fusion of two …
  • Light Review: Nextorch P5x Series with ‘Dual-Light’ LED Swapping Mechanism

    Light Review: Nextorch P5x Series with ‘Dual-Light’ LED Swapping Mechanism

    Multi-LED lights have always had to compromise the main beam by using multiple smaller reflectors or combined ‘compound’ reflectors, both of which affect the beam considerably and create many beam artifacts. With such powerful LEDs to choose from now, it has become more desirable to make the humble torch/flashlight more …
  • Light Preview-Review: Jetbeam TH20 Prototype

    Light Preview-Review: Jetbeam TH20 Prototype

    In this special preview review of Jetbeam’s new TH20 we take a look at a prototype of this super powered single 18650 Tactical Hit Series light. Featuring an extreme output XHP70.2 LED, over 3000lm peak output capability, a new triple-switch tail-cap, a dedicated high current ICR cell, but full compatibility …
  • Knife Review: Spyderco SpydieChef

    Knife Review: Spyderco SpydieChef

    Sometimes it’s all in a name… and ‘SpydieChef’ immediately lets you know this is a small (folding and EDC-able) Spyderco Chef’s knife. Of course it is a blend of exotic ingredients, made to that special Spyderco recipe, and is capable of so much more than just chopping a few vegetables. …
  • Gear Review: Wicked Edge ‘Field and Sport’ Sharpener

    Gear Review: Wicked Edge ‘Field and Sport’ Sharpener

    Wicked Edge’s sharpening systems have proven themselves over and over to be the ultimate precision guided knife sharpeners on the market, so much so, many high-end knife makers use them for their knives’ first edge, rather than hand sharpening their blades. Wicked Edge sharpeners are solid, reliable and fast. If …
  • Light Review: FOURSEVENS Preon P1 Copper Limited Edition

    Light Review: FOURSEVENS Preon P1 Copper Limited Edition

    FOURSEVENS’ Preons have been very popular and well regarded AAA powered EDC lights. After their latest reboot (previously reviewed), this is the special edition solid copper version. Grab one while you can here and don’t miss out on the copper goodness. Taking a more detailed look: Unlike the standard edition …
  • Knife Review: Morakniv Eldris with Fire Starter

    Knife Review: Morakniv Eldris with Fire Starter

    In the third of a series of reviews looking at Morakniv’s latest models, we meet the Eldris, a fixed blade knife that is so easy to carry, Morakniv call it their ‘folding knife’. The Blade and Handle Geometry: Most knife specifications have a basic description of the blade geometry, but …