With the dozens of gun cleaning kits on the market today, one could properly ask:  Why bother testing and reviewing another one?  The answer is simple, the Real Avid kits and their stand-alone tools are unique to the market and represent the first significant advanceme...

Over the pasts ten years, we have tested and reviewed more than a dozen flashlights.  Most functioned quite well with excellent price points.  However, during that time, the one brand that consistently exhibited the highest quality and greatest durability was COAST.  A...

October 16, 2018

The Noma compact was designed by Jesper Voxnaes from Loegstrup, Denmark.  It is one of those rare folders that is designed for field dressing animals.  Drawing from his extensive Nordic background, Jesper produced a folder that would make any hunter proud to carry and...

September 11, 2018

There are more flashlights on the market than fleas on a dog.  The question facing every buyer is no longer, how many lumens does the unit put out, but what are its features and how is the quality.  Most of the newer units on the market are equipped with CREE LEDs and...

September 11, 2018

This is a blade that is long overdue in the CRKT line. Whether you are in the scrub oak country of western Pennsylvania, or the rain forest of the Pacific Northwest, there are times you get into brush that calls for a blade big enough and tough enough to cut through it...

The trouble with most penlights is that they are simply not bright enough for anything but close inspections.  That all changed with the introduction of the Coast HP3R.  This little critter puts out a remarkable 245 lumens on high.  That is more than a lot of standard...

I would venture to say that most of us do not carry or even own a neck knife.  And, that my friends, is a major mistake for anyone who ventures into the outdoors.  A good neck knife is one of the best insurance policies you can buy.  The reason being.... if you get int...

The need for a good lantern in any base camp while hunting is a no-brainer. It is also not a bad idea to have one around the house in case of a power outage.

Before the advent of LEDs, we had a choice of Coleman white gas lanterns, propane lanterns, oil/kerosene lamps a...

When the original Homefront knife was introduced at the 2017 SHOT Show, it established a new standard for folder knives.  It incorporated the genius of renowned bladesmith Ken Onion with the engineering expertise of design engineers at CRKT to produce the first true “f...

January 8, 2018

Meopta (then Optotechnika)) was founded in Czechoslovakia in 1933. The Company, which specialized in producing high-quality optical lenses, quickly expanded into producing high quality binoculars, cameras and projectors. They were a thriving company when the occupying...

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