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Rob Saniscalchi Custom Karambit Knives

Custom Karambit with carbon fiber handle and kydex sheath

There is something about a custom Karambit. I suppose there is something about most any custom knife really, but at times I find myself holding a custom knife that is just too perfect, and way to god damn expensive, and I find myself asking, what is the damn point? For this very reason, I often find myself magnetized to custom knives that exude a sort of functional appeal over a knife that may very well function, but is just too glassy and smooth, too perfect. I guess that it is like that line from the move Fight Club, about that Ikea glass ware with the tiny imperfections that were proof that it was made by the hard working indigenous people of.. wherever.

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The Framed Minnesota 2.0

A fat bike resting against tree trunks

I was never really a bike person. As a kid I remember getting my first bike and being wildly excited by it, and growing up outside of town bicycles were the mode of transport of choice until we earned our driving privileges. But somewhere between then and now biking just kind of became a chore. There were friends that I had that loved road biking but generally speaking that was about the sum of my exposure to bike culture, spandex and skinny smooth wheels. Generally something that interested me about as much as a dentist visit. Continue reading The Framed Minnesota 2.0

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The Vargo Ti-Arc Backpack

Image of The Vargo Ti-Arc Backpack, on personThere are a lot of reasons why we buy the gear we buy. Generally speaking I’ve always believed that we should buy a product based on simple criteria: How well will it work? How functional is it? How long will it last? How well is it made, and usually how much does it cost? If a piece of gear strikes a cord in all of these areas, and hey if it turns out I can get it in a color that I want, well even better. But in the end I find myself firmly in the function over form camp. I’d rather have a piece of gear that will work well, last, and will generally make a trip as comfortable as possible over something that looks good and functions poorly. Continue reading The Vargo Ti-Arc Backpack

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Trijicon SRS – Something Different/Excellent

Trijicon SRSI don’t often find myself weighting in on a product steeped in controversy but it seems that I had set my self on that track when I purchased the new Trijicon SRS red dot optic. After having built a new AR with a PWS upper, I got to wanting to outfit it was some other optic than what I had laying around the house at the time, I had a price point, I got to looking, I got to thinking and I became motivated by wanting something… different.

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LionSteel TiSpine folder – Gentle meets manly

lionsteel tispineWe haven’t brought you a fresh knife review in a great long while, so I figured that if I came with a new blog post about a knife, it had better be something truly fantastic. That being said, I got around to picking up a knife that I have been cautiously eyeballing for no short amount of time. That being that the LionSteel TiSpine. Hope you enjoy our take on it.

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Tac-Con Trigger – Take 2

Since my first test run of the Tac-con 3MR trigger, I would like to tell you that I kept at it and spent a thousand more rounds in order to better hone in on getting the optimum rate of fire out of the 3MR, but… I didn’t have the opportunity. A variety of business obligations involving travel kept me on the road shortly thereafter, so my efforts to get in any serious range time were greatly hindered in the weeks that followed.

However, during one of these weeks I received an email from Tac-con informing me that they had a media event in the works and wanted to invite me. Apparently my door knocking campaign, while searching out the 3MR trigger early on, had gotten the attention of the media company who was facilitating the event.

It seemed that the event would entail, a tour of the manufacturing facility, a Q&A session and range time sponsored by Tac-Con. So I figured, what better opportunity to gain some additional perspective. Continue reading Tac-Con Trigger – Take 2