Compliance Edge is a custom knife shop located behind enemy lines in San Jose, CA. I discovered Compliance Edge on Instagram a year or so ago, and have been following one Compliance Edge design in particular: a small fixed blade called the Vendetta.
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I’ve had a relationship with Hardcore Hardware and their products for a while now; to date I’ve tested four of them including the topic of this review, the HHA MFK03-G. Despite their habit of giving knives letter/number combination titles, HHA produces some of the finest hard use cutting devices I’ve ever had the pleasure of […]
Most of the small fixed blades (SFBs) on the market today are designed pretty much the same. Usually these knives are multi-purpose designed tools that can be used for everything from rope cutting to self-defense. What you don’t see a lot of are small fixed blades designed primarily as self-defense tools. This is where the […]
Bill Coye, owner of Coye Knives, is a custom knife maker located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bill makes some outstanding custom knives, one of which is the Ridgeback fixed blade. The Ridgeback was love at first sight for me. For quite a few years I’ve been looking for a small fixed blade that I could not only […]
There are many knife manufacturers with folding designs that are utilized most of the time for every day tasks that can also be used as a defensive tool in a “worst case scenario.” On the contrary, there are extremely few folding knives whose primary task is to be implemented as a defensive edged weapon.
I had my eye on the CRKT Foresight for a while before I finally gave in and bought one. I had read almost universally favorable reviews on the Foresight, and it won the “Imported Knife Of The Year Award” at Blade Show 2012. My buddy Ebbs loved his, as did the guy to whom he […]
Best EDC knife under $25? Several months ago I was walking through my local Walmart and decided to stop and take a look at a few new knives they had out in the display case. I had been carrying a Benchmade auto for the past year and while it is an excellent knife it was […]
I was talking blades with my buddy Vic from 5 Rings Tactical a few weeks back and he was telling me how awesome Blade-Tech knives are. Having never owned a Blade-Tech knife before, I decided it was time to give one a try, so I asked Vic what his favorite model was. He said his favorite […]
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 […]
I recently purchased the Kershaw Junkyard Dog 2.2 Composite. I saw it while browsing knives, and decided I had to buy it. And can you blame me? The Junkyard Dog is just a good-looking blade, and as it turns out, a pretty functional blade as well. Specifications Steel Sandvik 14C28N and CPM-D2 composite two-tone stainless […]