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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Review: ANV Knives – M200 HT

Introduction When I met Ondřej from Acta Non Verba Knives during their showcasing event in Vienna at Lorenzi, we not only discussed the M311 Spelter, but also the M200 Hard Task. After my review on the M311 I reached out to Ondřej again, and we decided to give the M200 HT some closer look at […]

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Review: Spartan Blades – “Silver Line”

Early Access for Patreon Subscribers! Introduction In July 2019, I noticed all of a sudden new social media channels pop up, using style and designs closely resembling those of Spartan Blades USA. Adding to that Curtis Iovito of Spartan Blades had a new position on LinkedIn: President of Pineland Cutlery, Inc. So everything with regards […]

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Review: ANV Knives – M311 Spelter

Eine deutsche Version dieses Reviews kann im Tacticalforum nachgelesen werden Introduction Like so many other visitors to IWA, I was completely surprised by the impressive booth of Acta Non Verba Knives in Spring 2019. Feeling as if it came out of nowhere, the booth was an inviting attraction with a multitude of knives in the […]

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Review: Kizlyar Supreme Santi D2

Introduction It’s been a while since I wrote a knife review here on Pine Survey. Even more so a review about the Russian knife company Kizlyar Supreme. If I recall correctly, the last one was about the Survivalist, so this review will be a nice change in topic. As you can see I got a […]

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Gastbeitrag: SOCP vs CQB Tool vs ASOT

Im Folgenden darf ich einen Gastbeitrag und ersten Teil einer Serie präsentieren, der einen Vergleich dreier Messer vornimmt, die im Rahmen des SOCP entstanden sind, bzw. davon inspiriert wurden. Mehr Infos zum Autor gibt es am Ende des Reviews; eine Diskussion kann im deutschen Tacticalforum stattfinden. Einführung Greg Thompson trainiert seit über 12 Jahren Special […]

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Review: Fallkniven Professional Survial Knives Series: S1 Pro

Das deutsche Review kann im Tacticalforum nachgelesen werden.   Intro At this year’s IWA outdoor exhibition Fallkniven of Sweden was present again with their own booth for the first time in years. Apparently they decided to show some presence in the knife community and present the new knife models. Not that it would be necessary, […]

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Review: Fallkniven F1z

Die deutsche Version dieses Reviews kann im Tacticalforum gelesen werden. It has been a while now since I wrote about a knife on this blog and until now it was always about models which were not that much portrayed on the web or were completely outside of the mainstream. Today I would like to break […]

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Review: Spartan Blades – Horkos

Die deutsche Version dieses Reviews kann im Tacticalforum nachgelesen werden. I have no idea when I stumbled over Spartan Blades and their knives. It was sometime around 2009 or 2010 and I immediately fell in love with their designs. Unfortunately for me then, I was a student short on money and there was no company […]

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Review: Bark River Knives – Teddy II

Die deutsche Version dieses Reviews kann im Tacticalforum nachgelesen werden. I have to tell you: The moment I received my Bark River Boone, I already was really tempted to run into the forest to play Cowboy and red Indians. As I took the Teddy II out of the box and into my hands, I immediately […]

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