Review: Spartan Blades – Damysus

Review: Spartan Blades – Damysus Introduction Another knife review: The Spartan Blades Damysus! As some of you might know, I wrote two articles about the new “Silver Line” by Spartan Blades, having the chance to look at them closely for some time now. As a result, I was able to provide already one about the […]

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Review: Giena Tactics – Navigator Pants

Giena Tactics – Navigator Pants Introduction Readers of Pine Survey might be already familiar with Giena Tactics – an interesting Russian company based in Novosibirsk, which specialises in military and outdoor gear and apparel. Thanks to some engaging conversations during IWA, I had the opportunity to already take a closer look at their Strider anorak […]

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Field Test – Multicam Tropic

Field Test – Multicam Tropic Introduction For a very long time now, I have been asked on a regular basis to do a field test of Multicam Tropic. Easier said than done, since the pattern is actually not that easy to get in Europe and also because I cannot jump on any pattern my readers […]

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Review: Tasmanian Tiger Modular Hip Bag

Tasmanian Tiger – TT Modular Hip Bag Introduction Fanny bags, hip bags (or whatever one might call them these days) have made a significant comeback in the last few years. For a long time ridiculed as an embarrassing blast from the past – especially the 80s, their practicality and versatility made them reappear with almost […]

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Urban Camouflage: Phantomleaf WASP II Z4

Phantomleaf Wasp II – Z4 Introduction Urban camouflage is an underrepresented topic outside of military circles. And while there are many patterns out there, commercially available and/or developed by government research centers for the military, not that many of them have been fielded. I have written about PenCott Metropolis in the past, also covering several […]

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Review: Spartan Blades – Machai

Introduction In late March I wrote about the new “Silver Line” by Spartan Blades, including (among two other knives) the Machai. It is part of a new line up of blades under the umbrella of newly founded Pineland Cutlery, a merger of Ka-Bar Knives and Spartan Blades. So if you want to know that particular […]

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