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Tactical Tailor Urban Operator Pack

A while back I was in the market for a new EDC/laptop pack. I couldn’t stand using the typical Dell laptop case my company supplied so I began the search for a better solution. I work in a corporate environment as a graphic designer so my new pack could not be overtly tactical or covered […]

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Spartan Village Kydex Holster

Spartan Village Kydex Holsters

Pictured - Brittany wearing a Smith & Wesson Shield in a Spartan Village Kydex holster. If you haven’t noticed, we at Monderno like a good Kydex holster. In need of an outside the waistband (OWB) holster for my Smith & Weston Shield, I turned to Spartan Village. With a claim of being the most comfortable on the market, […]

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Cold Steel Recon 1

Cold Steel Recon 1

The Recon 1 is one of Cold Steel‘s newest tactical folders. First of all, this is a big folding knife and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Blade length is four inches, but it is still relatively light considering the four inch blade since it doesn’t use steel liners in the handle. You can use […]

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SOG Aegis

SOG Aegis

Having never owned an assisted open knife, I recently decided to purchased a SOG Aegis in digital camouflage. In Greek, Aegis means “shield” or “protection”; an apt name for an every-day-carry (EDC) knife that may be used in emergency situation. The Aegis uses the S.A.T. (SOG Assisted Technology) system for opening the blade. Give it […]

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Magpul Field Case for iPhone 4/4S

Magpul Field Case

Being notoriously hard on phones, I have been looking for the perfect case to keep my new iPhone 4S safe. I’ve looked at and tried a few of the expensive ones from big electronics stores, but have been unimpressed with their style, price and quality. That’s when the Magpul Field Case caught my eye. Known […]

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Buck Vantage Avid

Buck Vantage Avid

A few years back Buck released the Vantage Series of knives, and has steadily expanded the line. All knives in the series share a basic design, but are offered in different materials and sizes. For the past year, I have been carrying the Buck Vantage Avid as my every-day-carry (EDC) knife, and it has more […]

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4Sevens MiNi AA²

4Sevens Quark MiNi AA²

An easily accessible flashlight is a high priority for me. I have a number of them scattered throughout my house just-in-case, and I recently started carrying one with me everyday. I wanted something small, simple to use, easy to carry and bright. That search lead me to the 4Sevens Quark MiNi AA². Not only is […]

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