When purchasing any knife, the first thing to consider is how you intend to use it. An emergency knife is different than a knife you intend to use as a self-defense weapon. The most basic definition of a tactical knife is one that has a specific intended purpose. Police officers, firemen, hunters, and laypersons will have very different needs in a tactical knife. For instance, a detective who may face an assailant should look for some sort of hand guard, to prevent the hand from slipping down onto the blade. (When a blade hits bone, the gripping hand is likely to slip, especially if the handle is wet with blood.) On the other hand, an outdoorsman will want chip-resistant blades for cutting away hides. Outline your “must have” features or capabilities at the outset of your knife shopping expedition. That way you’ll have an easy test to eliminate knives designed for other purposes.
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If you’re like us, you prefer to be prepared whenever possible. Understanding the jargon surrounding a particular product, for instance, allows you to make more informed consumer choices; when you know how power tools are rated, you can more easily select the best model for your needs and price point. With such educated shoppers in mind, we’ve created two highly informative eBooks that will bring you up to speed on the ins and outs of the products we’re passionate about – namely LED flashlights, multi-tools and tactical knives.
The first title in our library of eBooks is A Flashaholic’s Guide to LED Flashlights. This is the perfect quick read for understanding the ANSI FL1 LED flashlight rating standards. You’ll learn how many lumens you actually need according to your intended use of the torch. Run time, light output, impact resistance and other features are illuminated in our guide. You’ll also gain insight into what makes a truly long-lasting, durable, high-quality LED flashlight.
When you work in the field of emergency services, tactical knives are an essential part of your gear. This spring, the Elk Creek Fire Department got a chance to put our Rapid Response knives to the test. COAST knives are widely known as quality bladed tools that are used by outdoor enthusiasts and professionals (like those in the U.S. Army, FBI, CIA and Navy Seals) alike. Knife maker Ron Lake, who has a deep admiration for First Responders, designed the Rapid Response knives we carry.
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If you’re an avid hunter, you probably have a pretty nice collection of both hunting knives and LED flashlights. When it comes to spending days on end outdoors, the two go hand in hand. While there is no magic combination of hunting knives and LED flashlights, some pairings work better together than others. The following are three pairings of hunting knives and LED lights that work so well together we just had to blog about it. Enjoy!
Whether you’re an experienced hunter or just a novice, you probably have a number of different hunting knives. And if you’ve been hunting for long, you’ve probably had to sharpen your blade a few times. You may have even studied the different ways ofsharpening hunting knives. But are you sure you’re doing it correctly? Incorrectly sharpening a blade can be dangerous to the knife as well as you. Here are five quick tips to keep in mind when sharpening your hunting knives.
Good news for anglers near Wallowa Lake! The world-record-sized kokanee fish you saw last season are said to happen again this year, due mainly to a natural disaster that led to fewer fish competing for food.
February is the month of love, and this months’ outdoor events calendar was created with that in mind. The following are fun outdoor or outdoor-related events that you could do as a couple. Enjoy, you crazy lovebirds!
If you are a hunting enthusiast, you probably have a large collection of many different types of hunting knives. And, if you’re like a lot of hunters, you probably have a favorite: your Bowie knife. Many hunters love the sturdy construction and ease of use of a Bowie knife. But how many people actually know the history or development of one of the world’s most popular types of knife? The following are five interesting facts that you might not know aboutBowie knives but definitely should.