The ‘Recommended’ page is here to list suppliers, manufacturers and products I use and am happy to recommend, and also to say thanks for those that have supported Tactical Reviews.
embroidered-patches.co.uk (also known as Patchion), have been a pleasure to work with, creating a fantastic run of special-edition velcro-backed moral patches using standard, metallic, and glow-in-the-dark thread.
The Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association – who have kindly supported Tactical Reviews by providing a Hobby laser goniometer ” HOBBIGONI” for sharpened angle measurement.
Edge On Up – Makers of professional BESS Certified sharpness testers, are supporting Tactical Reviews by providing a PT50A Industrial edge tester and BESS Certified test media.
CandlePowerForums – Simply THE place to talk about flashlights, torches, lights, lamps, lanterns, headlamps, incans, LEDs and HIDs (or whatever you want to call your portable lighting).
The BESS Exchange – A forum discussing technical aspects of sharpness and truly understanding your sharpening process.
BladeForums – The largest internet Forum for talking about Knives.
Cyberlink Director Suite 5 – My personal choice of Video Editing software is the combination of PowerDirector 15 and AudioDirector 7, which are part of Director Suite 5. All Videos produced for Tactical Reviews are edited using Director Suite 5. Cyberlink are kindly supporting Tactical Reviews by providing Director Suite 5 (previously I had personally purchased PowerDirector 15 Ultimate with AudioDirector 7).
Allway Sync – Which I use to keep my three backups of all review sources files synchronised.
Irfanview – A fantastic image viewer and editor used in the first stage production of 99% of the images on this site.
MyFenix – A supporter from the very beginning, MyFenix has been reliably getting Fenix samples to me and has donated a ZTS MBT-1 Battery Tester to help with the reviews. MyFenix is the Official UK Fenix Distributor.
Heinnie Haynes – A fantastic on-line shop, with exceptional customer service and legendarily speedy delivery, is now helping to get review samples to me.
Whitby & Co – The UK importer and distributor for brands such as Leatherman, Buck, Opinel, Princeton Tec, Nite Ize and many many more. Whitby is helping to get samples to me for these brands.
DMT Diamond Sharpeners – My personal choice of diamond sharpener, in particular the Diafold.