Posts Tagged ‘folding knife’

Folding Knife Know-How: What is a G10 Handle?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

COAST's FX350 Folding KnifeThe lingo of the knife world is unique. When choosing a tactical knife or folding knife, it’s useful to understand the vocabulary for types of blades and handles. Today we’re exploring a specific type of folding knife handle, the G10. You can find a G10 handle on our FX350 folding knife.

Basically, G10 is a term for a high grade of laminate. To make this material, manufacturers weave glass cloth into epoxy resin. This process creates a strong material with high impact resistance as well as dimensional stability.


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


Packing for a High Mountain Lake Fishing Trip

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Crooked River Burning MountainNearly 350,000 fish. About 500 lakes. And just $33 for an annual resident angling license. The numbers don’t lie: This is going to be a great year for those who enjoy high mountain fishing. The state of Oregon stocked about 500 lakes in the Cascade Range with 345,000 fish last July, and many of those meals-on-fins are now large enough to keep. Of course, many anglers practice catch and release – it seems the chase (and the breathtaking scenery) is enough for them.

Still, there’s nothing quite like hiking into a remote area, fishing for a while, and then frying your catch over an open fire, having cleaned it with your ever-present folding knife. No wonder 25 percent of Oregon anglers prefer to fish in the state’s high-altitude lakes – there are fewer people around and no noisy jet skis or boats, making for a very relaxing, rewarding experience.


Student Safety: LED Flashlights and Other Items to Keep In Your Backpack

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The subway map I kept in my pocketCollege enrollment in the United States is at an all-time high. More students than ever before are choosing to go to a two-year or four-year college rather than enter the job market. Of course, many of these students are working part-time to fund their education. This means evening classes and late nights on campus.

Not surprisingly, with the increase in enrollment, there has also been an increase in crime on college campuses. Walking to and from your car or the bus stop on a poorly lit street can be dangerous if you don’t have an LED flashlight with you. Likewise, you could be stranded late at night if your bike breaks down and you don’t have the proper multi-tool or repair kit on hand. This is especially true on larger urban campuses located in major cities.


Spring Fishing in Oregon

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Rainbow TroutSpring fishing season is well underway in Oregon, and whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned professional, you still need to arm yourself with information before heading out to your favorite lake or river. Following is some basic info about the Oregon spring fishing season.

Dates: Certain Oregon bodies of water opened for trout fishing on April 23, while others will remain closed until May 28 in order to protect young salmon and steelhead still migrating to the ocean. Follow one of the links below to find the season’s exact dates.


How to Bury a Survival Cache

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

ApocalypseIf you’ve been paying attention to current events lately you probably know that the world seems to be in pretty bad shape. Between tsunamis, revolutions, wars, and the ominous predictions of a 2012 apocalypse, it’s easy to believe that the world as we know it is coming to an end. A natural reaction to recent natural disasters is to prepare an emergency survival cache should tragedy strike. But how can you protect your survival cache in the chaos that will surely follow a natural disaster? Simple – bury it.

Buried survival caches are gaining popularity across the country, but what exactly should go in one? And what’s the best way to bury it? Good questions.


First-grader suspended for multi-tool use

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Zachary Christie, a 6-year-old first-grader in Delaware, was suspended from his school last week for bringing a combination fork, spoon, and knife to school to eat with at lunchtime. His mother, Debbie Christie, said her son uses the multi-tool everyday to eat his meals, so she didn’t foresee a problem with it.

Frankly, neither do I. But here’s the real injustice of the situation: since the school has a zero-tolerance policy against dangerous instruments such as a “folding knife,” Zachary was suspended for 45 days and forced to attend an alternative school for troubled youth where he will receive counseling and teaching in behavior modification.


Cleaning a Liner Lock or Folding Knife

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

When you employ the use of folding or liner lock knife during hunting and fishing the environment that the knives are used are not exactly anti-septic. In fact, it is not uncommon for a number of foreign elements to come in contact with the folding knife. This can prove to be troublesome because debris can lead to the degradation of the knife. This is why it is important to clean the knife completely after use and clear any debris that may have collected on the knife. If anything blocks the folding mechanism of the knife the knife may end up ruined. Clearly, it would not be a good thing for a reliable quality knife to be put out to pasture if proper cleaning and maintenance could prolong the life of the knife.

To clean your knife, avoid submersing the whole thing in water if possible. Use a spray cleaner if you can find it or a damp cloth. If not, make sure to dry the entire knife, including the blade, handle and pivot joints. After it has been cleaned and debris has been removed, put a couple of drops of oil on the joints and springs to ensure the knife will open and close easily and rust won’t start to form.  Also, rub the knife with a small amount of oil too to prevent rust. Though stainless steel is rust resistant, it still may have some rust problems so take precautions when you can, especially if you live or are hunting in a very damp climate.