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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: Streamlight Dualie – 3AA Magnet, 2AA ATEX and Laser ATEX

    Light Review: Streamlight Dualie – 3AA Magnet, 2AA ATEX and Laser ATEX

    Streamlight’s Dualie range are not the only dual-beam lights available, so might look familiar. The 3AA version is not new, but the 2AA ATEX and 3AA Laser ATEX are both recent additions for Streamlight, adding more options to this Intrinsically Safe range. Taking a more detailed look at the Dualie …
  • Knife Review: Lionsteel T5 MI

    Knife Review: Lionsteel T5 MI

    Each year at IWA, there are a few blades that stand out and draw you back to them time and again. Lionsteel’s T5 was one of those, and may well have been my most visited blade at IWA 2017. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to spend a lot …
  • Light Review: Streamlight Super Siege Lantern

    Light Review: Streamlight Super Siege Lantern

    In its first incarnation, the Siege lantern was a full size D-cell powered light, shortly followed by the cute Siege AA (you guessed it, powered by AA-cells). But not yet finished, Streamlight have taken the lantern to another level with the Super Siege, which now features a built-in rechargeable battery …
  • Knife Review: Spyderco Bradley Bowie

    Knife Review: Spyderco Bradley Bowie

    It’s not something I’ve been able to properly define, but there are some knives that just look ‘right’ from the moment you first see them, and the Spyderco Bradley Bowie (designed by Gayle Bradley of course) is one of those. Many knives have specific purposes and their design reflects the …
  • Light Review: Jetbeam E01R and E10R USB Rechargeable EDC lights

    Light Review: Jetbeam E01R and E10R USB Rechargeable EDC lights

    Jetbeam are taking the concept of USB rechargeable EDC lights to a new level of convenience with their super compact E01R (AAA) and E10R (AA/14500), by hiding the charging port so well you would never guess they had this feature just by looking at them. Taking a more detailed look …
  • Light Review: Streamlight Vantage 180

    Light Review: Streamlight Vantage 180

    Streamlight make some of the most useful articulated-head lights I’ve ever used. Lights like the Knucklehead, and Sidewinder bring an extra level of functionality with their adjustable heads. For this reason I was particularly excited to get my hands on their latest articulated light, Streamlight’s Vantage 180. Taking a more …
  • Knife Review: Cold Steel Espada XL G-10

    Knife Review: Cold Steel Espada XL G-10

    Inspired by the classical Navaja knives of Spain, Cold Steel’s Espada series are the result of a design collaboration between custom knife maker Andrew Demko and Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson, using modern design and materials to bring extreme performance to a range of huge folding knives. In this …
  • Light Review: Surefire 2211 Signature Wrist Light

    Light Review: Surefire 2211 Signature Wrist Light

    Surefire have expanded the choice in their 2211 Wrist Light range with the addition of the 2211 Signature Wrist Light. This features an integrated watch face (like the Luminox version) which is a special new Surefire branded version. Taking a more detailed look: This review sample was a final pre-production …
  • Gear Review: Wicked Edge Advanced Alignment Guide and Low Angle Adapter

    Gear Review: Wicked Edge Advanced Alignment Guide and Low Angle Adapter

    This is a supplementary review to the Wicked Edge ‘Field and Sport’ Sharpener Review as it covers two optional extras that extend the functionality of a Wicked Edge Sharpener. The Low angle adapter has been around for some time, but the Advanced alignment guide is a recent addition which further …
  • Gear Review: Walkstool Steady

    Gear Review: Walkstool Steady

    Following the review of the Walkstool ‘Comfort 65’ Portable Stool, the most asked question was if there was anything to allow it to be used on very soft ground. Well Walkstool had already thought of this and the solution is the Walkstool Steady, an optional extra to give the Walkstool …
  • 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 …