Johnny Stout is known for his heirloom custom knives, both highly ornate folders and sturdy fixed-blade hunters. Veteran outdoor writer Michael Dickerson had a chance to visit Stout’s shop to get the inside story on how this knifemaker rose to such prominence.
Do these Bear Forest knives fit in the woods? Absolutely. In this story, regular contributor Reuben Bolieu takes us through the Bear Forest Knives lineup from the handy GT-3 to the Wood Butcher and puts each one to the test in the field.
The Gerber Tactical Downrange Tomahawk could be a valuable tool for entry teams needing to get past barriers fast. But it could have uses, not just for getting in, but for getting out as well. For civilians, think of it as an emergency tool for extricating yourself or your loved ones from wreckage or to break through a wall to escape a burning building.
In this excerpt from the July/August issue of Knives Illustrated, see what regular Gear Up columnist Tim Stetzer has found for us this time around. Check out the new versions of the CRKT M16 knives with Deadbolt locking mechanism, and if you really need to make a point, there are Spikes By Mike. Take a peek at a backpack –yes backpack – from SOG and a minimalist fixed blade, the Schwarz Scalpel+.