Gerber Pink Splice Mini Scissors Keychain Tool and Knife Set

Gerber Pink Splice Mini Scissors Keychain Tool and Knife SetI bought this cute little set for my Wife for her Birthday last month. (did I say ‘cute’…oh geez) Anyhow, I had no problem purchasing it for her because I know that overall, Gerber produces a quality product. The main reason I bought her the Gerber Pink Splice Mini Scissors Keychain Tool and Knife Set was because her old Victorinox knife finally bit the dust after all those years. Well, to be honest, the small hole where the keychain attaches broke. My Wife used that knife more than I used most of my pocket knives! I’ve never seen a Woman use a multi knife on so many occasions, but I guess that’s why they make them!

I knew she would fall in love with the mini scissor tools. It had a few more gadgets on it than the Victorinox and it was very compact so it wouldn’t be noticeable in her purse. As it turns out, the Gerber Mini keychain tool was more versatile than what I originally imagined and after using it for about two weeks, she absolutely loved it!

gerber clip knifeI was more interested in the Clip knife that came with the combo. It has a 2.5 inch clip point blade that has a black finish over the stainless steel blade. It also came with a belt clip should one of us want to carry it in our pockets. Not surprisingly, she didn’t care for the Clip knife, so I grabbed it up. It came right out of the package razor sharp and ready to go to work. There was only one problem.

It was Pink.

I just can’t bring myself to carry a Pink knife in public. Even one that is hidden away deep in my pocket. But for carrying around the house or piddling out in the yard, I like this compact knife. It has stayed sharp and the spring locking arm is still tight. If this knife was any other color, I might consider it to be my every day carry knife!

I paid under $20 for this knife combo. I can say without a doubt, it’s one of the best knife bargains out there right now. I found this one at Lowes, but you can also pick them up in other places or by ordering online at In fact, Amazon has just about the lowest prices on pocket knives on the Internet. So if you find yourself needing a great Mothers Day, Birthday or Christmas stocking stuffer, think about getting her the Gerber Pink Splice Mini Scissors Keychain Tool and Knife Set.

Kershaw Skyline Review

Kershaw SkylineThis will be my first review of a Kershaw knife. In fact, this is the first Kershaw knife I’ve ever bought. For some odd reason, and I don’t know why, I’ve always had the idea that Kershaw knives were cheap imported knives. It has only been the last few years that I’ve heard people talk about what good knives they are and how sharp they come from the factory. If you know anything about me, you know I love pocket knives that come sharp right out of the package.

Well, I bought this Kershaw Skyline at a local Wal-Mart Supercenter. For some reason, this Wal-Mart had this knife and some others on clearance. They were originally marked for $35, but they had marked them down to $25. Since I’d been wanting to try a Kershaw knife for a while, I jumped at the chance and bought this one.

To be honest, I wasn’t crazy about the handle material at first. I guess it was another misconception I had. It felt thin and weak. As I would later find out, the handle material is a textured G-10 material and it’s quite tough as it turns out. I dropped the knife several times on concrete. It never did chip or break.

The knife is made in the U.S.A. It also came razor sharp right out of the package! These two things just catapulted Kershaw knives to the top of my “must own” list of knife manufacturers. The blade is stainless steel with what Kershaw calls a “stone washed finish”. It’s a manual assisted opening knife. It does have a pocket clip that can be located on the right side of the knife at either the front or back, but there are no holes provided on the left side. If you’re a lefty you’ll have to carry it like a normal pocket knife or carry it outside your pocket, which I don’t recommend!

The knife blade is a drop point design. The whole knife package is very slim and only weighs a few ounces. I really like this knife and it quickly became my primary every day carry knife. I’ve used it for just about a month so far and I’ve used it every day. I’ve yet had to touch up the edge and it’ll still shave hair. Now that’s the type of knife I want to carry!

After carrying this knife around for about a month and using it every day, I’m now feeling sorry for myself because I haven’t owned a Kershaw knife before now! I will promise you this, it won’t be my last Kershaw knife I own. Hey, it’s better to come to your senses eventually than never at all. I can now say I’ve seen the light and I like what I’m seeing.

How To Choose Your First Knife

You know, there was a time when every young boy looked forward to getting his own pocket knife. I can remember getting my first pocket knife as a birthday present. It was a Schrade stockman pocket knife with the clip, sheepsfoot and spey blade. I have to tell you, but I was a little bit disappointed it wasn’t a Case or other well know brand back then. But not disappointed enough not to show it off at school the next day! Yeah, try doing that these days and see what happens!

Boker Backpacker Pocket KnifePocket knives are one of my favorite gifts to give at birthdays or Christmas. I only give them out to people I know because I can kinda figure what they’ll be using the knife for and then can match the knife to their style. You should also do the same when you choose a pocket knife. If you have specific plans for carrying a pocket knife, then don’t just by the cheapest one you can find!

For example, if you’re an Electrician and you use your pocket knife to strip wires, then you wouldn’t want a dinky little knife nor would you want one that was so large that it was both uncomfortable to use and carry. You’ll probably want a single bladed knife, maybe two blades at the most, with blade lengths of 2 3/4 inches to maybe 3 1/2 inches or so.

If you want a pocket knife for general use, then you’ll have a hard time beating a good ole Stockman knife. As stated above, they usually have three blades of different designs and lengths. Stockman pocket knives come in three sizes; small, medium and large. The medium size is generally good enough to handle just about any chore you need a knife for.

And while I’m thinking about it, pocket knives are not screwdrivers or pry bars! This is one of the fastest ways to break your knife. If you’re going to need a screwdriver or prybar, then carry one! Otherwise you can carry a multi tool that has a screwdriver bit.

Which Brands Of Pocket Knives Should I Choose?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s damn hard to find a quality pocket knife under $30. Sure, there are a ton of cheap pocket knives listed all over the Internet and elsewhere for $9.99 and other nonsense. As with most things, you get what you pay for.

A quality pocket knife will cost you somewhere between $40 and $100. This may sound like a lot at first, but what else these days can you buy for that much and be able to hand it down from one generation to the next? You can do this with well made, high quality pocket knives if you take care of them and don’t take your eyes off of them. (good pocket knives have a way of walking off!)

I’m really fond of Case pocket knives. Not only do they use quality steel in making their knives, but they’re still made here in the good ole U.S.A. They come in a huge variety of styles to fit everyone’s taste. They’ve been around for a very, very long time and they stand behind their products. This is probably one reason they are so well loved by their customers!

Other good brands of knives I like are Hen & Rooster and Spyderco.

Since I was a boy, many of the traditional knife makers have been bought out, many by foreign companies. Now pocket knife brands we used to take for granted are being made in China and third world countries and are questionable quality in my opinion. It breaks my heart to know that Schrade Old Timer knives along with many Buck knife models are made overseas just to save a few dollars. It seems that Case is the only U.S. maker that realizes many consumers will pay extra for quality!

Other Things To Consider When Buying A Pocket Knife

Something else you should consider when buying a pocket knife is the steel that the knife is made of. Not all steel is created equal.

Good knives are made out of different hardness of stainless steel. Cheap stainless steel knives can rust and discolor. Just another reason to pay a little more up front and get a good quality knife.

Carbon steel knives tend to sharpen easily, but will rust quickly if not oiled and taken care of.

I personally like the surgical stainless steel used by Case in their knives. If I choose another pocket knife, I look for a good quality stainless steel. Sometimes I may be camping for a week or longer and I don’t want to worry about my knife rusting.

Operating Types

Most of us are familiar with the traditional spring type pocket knife. You open a blade and it springs open with a snap in most cases. Other types of operating systems you may want to take a look at are as follows.

In closing, I’d like to address the Swiss Army Knives. Two traditional makers of these knives are Victorinox and Wenger. These two companies turn out some fine knives, but these knives are a bit bulky for me to carry. I do keep one in my truck and boat along with emergency kits. If you don’t mind the extra bulkiness, then one of these types of knives may be for you.

I know that purchasing a pocket knife may not be the event of the decade for you. But if your going to give something as serious as a pocket knife to a person, at least take the time and research what is out there. It’s very important you take into consideration the age of the person and whether or not they are capable of being responsible with a pocket knife. Stick with these tips when you go to choose your first pocket knife and you should do fine.

Case Russlock Pocket Knife Review

Case Russlock Pocket KnifeSometimes I buy a pocket knife just because… I can’t really tell you the reason, I guess that’s why they call it an impulse buy. Well, that’s the reason I bought this Case Russlock pocketknife. I received an email from one of the big knife companies saying they were running a sale on their Case Russlock’s. I visited their sales page and I liked the looks of this knife, so I ordered it. The rest as they say, is history.

After using this pocket knife for several weeks, I have to say that it’s not my favorite Case pocket knife! The thought of opening a pocket knife one handed appealed to me, which is probably another impulse reason I bought the Russlock!

However, after receiving the Case Russlock, I found that opening the knife one handed takes a little bit more practice and effort than what I like. In fact, the spring was so strong that I have difficulty opening the knife smoothly. Now I must confess, I have big hands, so someone with smaller hands may be able to master one handed opening a lot easier.

Other than this, I love the knife. I guess the Pro’s out weight the Con’s as I’m still carrying it as my daily use knife.

The clip blade is a great all around blade. The blade length is around 2 1/2 inches long and made out of surgical stainless steel. The closed length is 4 1/4 inches. This particular knife came with the stag scales which I think really sets this knife apart from others. The knife came from the Case factory razor sharp. It shaved a nice little bare spot on my arm when I took it out of the box. That’s the way they all should come out of the box!

So far, in the three weeks I’ve been using this knife, I haven’t had to sharpen it once. But that’s no surprising as all the Case knives I’ve ever owned held an edge very well.

The lock is very secure. Once the blade is opened fully, a flat spring falls behind the blade securing the blade in the open position. It takes a good amount of side pressure to push the spring to the side so the blade can be closed. In my opinion, this is much safer to use than other pocket knives that rely on friction to keep them open.

The lever (some people call it a ‘tail’) that opens the blade is fairly robust. The back of the lever have small serrations that allows your skin to get a good grip while opening. This is handy when your hands are wet or you have something else in your other hand.

Since it’s the Crappie spawn here, I’ve been using the Case Russlock pocket knife to cut out the rib cages off of the fillets. It has worked wonderful for this job. I normally reserve this task for a small 4 inch fillet knife I have, but with the small precision blade of the Russlock, it makes short work out of this job. And before you ask, the reason I use a non-electric knife to cut away the ribs is because I feel it’s quicker for me to do it this way and maintain minimal meat loss around the ribs.

I also imagine this pocket knife would be a great knife for the small game hunter as well! In addition with a crossbow this would be a great knife for hunting. I also  recommend that you go over some crossbow reviews before deciding which one to purchase.

As with all pocket knives, you’ll have to keep the channel that the blade rest in cleaned. I’m constantly amazed at what kinds of stuff finds it way into that groove!

If the thought of having a pocket knife that opens with just one hand has always appealed to you, give the Case Russlock pocket knife a try. They come in a wide variety of colors, so I’m sure you’ll find a color you like. Although the one handed operation isn’t as smooth as I would like on my pocket knife, you hands may be able to open it smoother and quicker. Needless to say, it’s a quality knife that will give years of reliable service.

Case Saddlehorn Pocket Knife Review

Case Saddlehorn Pocket Knife ReviewFor my first review on Hunting Knife Reviews, I thought I’d do a review on one of my favorite pocket knives. It’s a Case Bermuda Green Pocket Worn Saddlehorn Pocket Knife. Say that three times without taking a breath! Anyhow, I just love this pocket knife. I found it about a year ago at a Gun Show. The vendor said it was new, but it didn’t come with a box. That’s just as well, I’m not really a box collector. I buy knives that catch my eye…for whatever reason. I will be honest with you and tell you that I love Case pocket knives. They’re one of the few knife makers still making them here in the U.S.A., and that means a great deal to me.

If memory serves me right, I paid around $60 to $65 for this knife. This Case Saddlehorn pocket knife comes with a Tru-Sharp surgical steel blades. The blade configurations are a Clip blade and a Skinner blade. Although the knife was sharp when I bought it, it wasn’t not razor sharp. I can live with this!

My readers must know that one of my pet peeves is buying a new knife and then finding out that it’s not sharp. There’s really no good excuse for it. I’ve heard that many manufacturers don’t sharpen their blades because of the fear of a lawsuit if someone cuts their self. I think it’s because it’s one less thing they have to do so they save a few cents in the manufacturing process. That equals a cheap knife in my book!

Anyhow, back to the Pocket Worn Bermuda Green Case Saddlehorn Pocket Knife. Even though it wouldn’t shave hair when I bought it, the blades were sharp enough to slice a piece of paper all the way through. Not too shabby, but a few strokes on my Razor’s Edge hone and the blade would shave a Grizzly.

The bolsters are nickel Silver as is the Case shield. The knife is about 3.5 inches long when closed and I find that it’s just the right size to ride in my pocket. I use this knife for my “dress up” situations. It just feels like it belongs in my slacks and I do not notice it unless I stick my hand in my pocket.

As you can tell, the knife fits perfectly in my hand. I have a rather large hand and like knives that fit snug. Not too long, not too short. It seems the folks over at Case Knives had me in mind when they made this knife!

I also like how the blades snap open. They’re not so stiff as to keep your finger nails from slipping off when trying to open them and no so easy as to come partially open by their self as some other pocket knives are known to do.

I’ve had the chance to use this pocket knife on many occasions and it hasn’t let me down once. From making emergency repairs on my Wife’s shoes to stripping some wire on a trailer wire harness, the blades stay sharp and it only takes a wipe of a cloth to get them back to their mirror like finish.

If you’re looking for a pocket knife that is great looking, reliable, durable and can take (and keep) a razor edge, look into one of the Case Saddlehorn pocket knives. They come in a variety of colors and if you’re like me, you’ll find the Clip and Skinner blades to be all you need for most knife cutting situations. I think the Pocket Worn Bermuda Green is one fine and unusual color and I look forward to buying other models in Bermuda Green!

Hunting Knife Reviews – Welcome

Thanks for stopping by at our new website. Why did I decide to build a site over hunting knives? Well, because I’m infatuated with them of course! I have dozens of knives in my collection right now. And if you ask me what type I prefer, I couldn’t give you an honest answer. Sometimes I’ll be walking by a display case full of knives and just happen to see one that catches my eye. So I buy it! I’m not a die hard traditionalist, I buy what I like no matter the maker or the style.