Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

Rapid Response Knives: What Is Blade Assist Technology

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Some people say humans are the most successful species on earth because we specialize. If each of us had to figure out how to grow food, for instance, our complex civilizations would not exist. Through trade and barter, humans have been able to achieve what we have Folding Knife Imageprecisely because we don’t have to understand everything about our lives. The new line of Rapid Response Knives with Blade Assist Technology by COAST exemplifies the accomplishments our species can attain through specialization.

Setting the Stage: An Overview of Blade-Assist Technology

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COAST Product Reviews: Gear Guide Calls c5899 ‘One Sweet Multi-Tool’

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

LED Pro Pocket Pliers Multi ToolThe multi-tool market today is filled with flimsy models boasting frivolous bells and whistles. With the c5899 LED Pro Pocket Pliers, we wanted to get back to the basics by producing a rugged, hefty tool that offers maximum utility without all that fluff.

If a recent Gear Guide review of this multi-tool is any indication, it sounds like we hit our target. This concise and well-written review does a great job highlighting the main features of the c5899, describing it as “one sweet multi-tool.” Here’s a breakdown of what makes this tool special:

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How to Say Happy Valentine’s Day to Your Outdoor Enthusiast

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Multi-Tool LoveJust because Valentine’s Day occurs during the heart of the winter season doesn’t mean you can’t start looking forward to hiking and camping again when those warmer spring and summer days return. Indeed, in some parts of the world, Valentine’s Day is considered the first sign of spring.

This year, consider some helpful gadgets for your outdoor-loving significant other – such as an LED flashlight, folding knives or multi-tools. An LED flashlight may not sound like a romantic gift, but keep in mind that the gesture is a way of honoring your loved one’s hobby and letting him or her know you understand how important it is.

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COAST Product Super Bowl Match-Ups: Bowie Knife vs. Damascus Folder

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Hunting Knives: Damascus vs. BowieThis Coast Super Bowl matchup should be a good one! Going head to head will be two of our most popular knives: the Bowie Knife against the Damascus Folder. Bowie knives, of course, are well known in film and television. Damascus hunting knives, on the other hand, are known for their high-quality craftsmanship.

To be sure, both types of hunting knives are made from the finest stainless steel formulas. Gauging today’s winner will not be easy; both are superior knives, well known around the world for their utility and durability. In order to get some idea of each knife’s strengths, we will first look at the basic stats. After that, we can discuss some of the other perks each blade has to offer before deciding on our new champion. (more…)

Serrated Knives: When They’re Great and When They’re Not

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Serrated knives are well suited to tasks that involve tearing and sawing. Compared to a traditional knife blade, the zigzag edge of a serrated hunting knife provides more surface area for cutting. This means serrated knives often stay sharp longer than their smooth-edge counterparts. However, it is difficult to sharpen serrated knives in the wilderness; all but the most experienced knife owners must take their serrated camping knives to a professional for sharpening.

As you can see, serrated knives pose both advantages and disadvantages. These characteristics make serrated camping knives well suited to certain activities and difficult to use in others, as outlined below. (more…)

COAST Recommendations: Eight Gift Ideas for your Hanukkah Celebration

Monday, December 12th, 2011

As hard as it may be to believe, Hanukkah’s not too far off. The year is drawing to a close, lessons have been learned, and now it’s time to celebrate the impending new year. Here are eight practical and useful gifts your loved ones are sure to appreciate during this festival of lights:

HP7 LED Flashlight1. HP7 LED Flashlight.

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Coast’s Top 3 Stocking Stuffer Recommendations

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Stocking Stuffed With Flashlight, Multi Tool, and KnifeThe clock’s ticking down toward Christmas, and holiday shoppers everywhere will soon find themselves in crunch time as they scramble to complete their to-do lists. For those who are having trouble coming up with stocking stuffer ideas this year, our website is loaded with practical gift ideas, from flashlights to knives to multi-tools, that are the perfect size for slipping into a stocking.

Here are three great stocking stuffer ideas that will provide plenty of utility all year: (more…)

The Big Screen’s Most Bada** Knife Wielders

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

rambo film knivesWhen it comes to action films, not much can beat a good knife fight. Close-quarters combat with knives creates fast-paced scenes that get the adrenaline going and maintain suspense. Throughout cinematic history, there have been a few knife-wielding stars who stood out above the rest, whether they preferred to brandish a particularly wicked hunting knife or were adept at handling multiple sporting knives.

The following is a look at five of the toughest characters wielding knives on screen: (more…)