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John Rambo 2010

Cold Steel SRK | Survival Rescue Knife

To date, our experience with Cold Steel knives has taught us that they are unequivocally awesome blades. Though our penchant leans more often towards folding knives, there’s no denying that the purpose-built fixed blade can be an irreplaceable implement. That’s why, whether you are a Navy Seal or a backwoods weekend warrior, the Cold Steel…

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Sharp. Looking. Knife.

Cold Steel Recon 1 Folder

A pocket without a knife is like a pie sans the filling. It’s just empty and useless. We’ll give you a pass if you are wearing suit pants, but eventually you are going to dress down and fall back into the need to keep a useful implement on your person. That’s why we want to…

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Pack Your Blades Safely While on The Go

Monogrammed Knife Roll

Perfect for the finicky chef in your life or aspiring knife thrower , this knife roll provides protection and a personal touch to a cook’s most precious piece of preparation equipment. How do you like them alliteration apples? Made of water-resistance fabric, this simple pouch has eight reinforced slots for knives, along with separate pockets…

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One Hot Blade

CRKT Ignitor

We’ve shared some of our favorites from the good folks at Columbia River Knife & Tool before, and here is another fine example of their handiwork. The new Ignitor is a perfect little tech-folder, as stout as it is sharp. The Ignitor features a 3.38″ modified drop point, hollow grid blade in premium 8Cr14MoV stainless…

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Peerless Pinching Power

SOG PowerAssist

We’ve already taken the opportunity to introduce you to a few of SOG’s outstanding blade offerings. Now we’d like you to meet one of their more versatile products, the PowerAssist multitool. To be clear, SOG offers a bevy of useful pocket powerhouses in their multipurpose tool line. The PowerAssist represents a great smattering of useful…

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Tactical Meets Practical

SOG Specialty Knives

The knife is an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. This is certainly true, but a man’s knife is so much more. The honed expression of the simplest machines, a good knife is an ever-ready and infinitely handy companion. Here at Gear Patrol, we believe that a knife can be equal parts evocative and…

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"Now this is a Knife"

Benchmade Mini-Barrage and ComboEdge Sharpener Kit

In a recent post, my compadre Dusty touched on how every man needs a knife (or ten). I could not agree more. Try carrying one for a week, and I’d wager you won’t want to stop. Whether you’re looking for a first knife or just another knife in your quest for ten, Benchmade is a fantastic…

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For the Rambo In All Of Us

KA-Bar Becker TacTool

The new Becker TacTool, from knife maker KA-Bar, is a pretty straightforward device. Made of 1/4″ 1095 Cro-Van steel, it’s a pry bar that “smashes, bashes, prys, hammers and cuts,” multitasking with the sort of aplomb usually reserved for skilled soccer moms. One heft of the TacTool and you won’t doubt its ability to fulfill…

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Man make fire. Gwaarrrg!

Tool Logic SL Pro 2

You might call us latter day Boy Scouts, but we at Gear Patrol have been riffing on a certain theme of late: Be Prepared. It’s just that you never know in what situation you might find yourself, and, when the unexpected strikes, a man wants to be able to be decisive and take charge, knowing…

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A Smorgasbord of Highly Honed Goodies

Columbia River Knife & Tool – CRKT

Every man needs a knife. Or ten. Either way, the necessity of a handy blade is a concept that I’m willing to stand by. Just like the men they serve, knives come in a plethora of shapes, sizes, and special purposes. That’s why I’m such a fan of CRKT and the exceptional knives and tools…

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Van Vacter Ice Cream Knife

An Ice Cream Knife Even Chuck Norris Would Approve With summer at an end, there’s still time left to enjoy your favorite indulgence, ice cream. And of course, Gear Patrol, we can’t just look at this creamy treat without finding the perfect tool to serve (er, cut) it up. The Van Vacter Ice Cream Knife…

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Vulkanus Countertop Knife Sharpener

Most likely you’re sharpening your knives incorrectly and ruining the blade. The Vulkanus Countertop Knife Sharpener takes out the guesswork from sharpening by giving you three different ways to sharpen using some of the toughest sharpener available. Better yet is the fact that it works with serrated blades too. What this means to you: Upgrade…

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Shun U2 Ultimate Utility Knife

Shun has a brand new utility knife and your kitchen. It’s an all-purpose knife geared uses a straight-scalloped blade that excels in cutting through anything soft or hard without destroying the interior. VG-10 grade stainless steel forged with 33 high-carbon layers of SUS410 high-carbon steel on each side is shaped into a Damascus profile blade….

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Calphalon Katana

When it comes to steel cooking knives, the Germans and Japanese know their stuff. No shortage of good knives come from either of these countries but along with quality comes price. The Calphalon Katana knife set is a well priced set housed in a bamboo knife block which includes: 3.5 inch paring knife 5 inch…

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Buck 760 Summit Knife

Buck Knives are no joke and neither are their multi-tools. The Buck 760 Summit Knife is a lockback knife with a partially serrated drop point blade made of 420 HC stainless steel. Basically, it takes a lot to lose it’s edge. The multi-tool includes a screwdriver, corkscrew, bottle/can opener, lanyard loop, and weighs 3.5 oz….

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Spyderco ByrdRench PlainEdge

We see a lot of interesting outdoor gear at GP. One of the few reoccurring items we come across are multi-tools which proliferate with each passing day. Enter the Byrdrench. A cutting edge industrial looking multi-tool with a bonafide pocket knife. There are far too many tools and features on the ByrdRench so click-thru to…

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Victorinox Swiss Army GolfTool

The one thing you don’t need in golf is distractions, that includes the myriad of implements one needs on the course. You probably have half a dozen tools sitting in your bag right now just waiting to weigh you down. One-handed divot repair tool Removable ball marker Tee punch with groove cleaner & bottle opener…