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Review: Spartan Blades – Spartan Harsey Dagger

Spartan Blades – Spartan Harsey Dagger Introduction The Spartan Harsey Dagger by Spartan Blades is such a distinct design, that it is not only immediately recognizable, but also a clear statement for a purpose driven, military fighting knife. Luckily Curtis Iovito was kind enough to trust me once again in doing a knife review, which […]

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Review: Direct Action – Halifax Backpack

Review: Direct Action – Halifax Backpack Introduction The Direct Action Halifax is one of the backpacks long anticipated by the tactical and outdoor community. Being teased already during IWA in 2018, it still took some time for Direct Action to finally get the pack released on the market. Needless to say, everyone was pleased to […]

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Review: Arktis Ltd – B110 Smock in PenCott Greenzone

Review – Arktis Ltd B110 Smock in PenCott Greenzone Introduction Arktis Ltd went PenCott! For those of you who have been living under a rock, or somehow missed the news: the high profile British company, and one of the hallmarks of the tactical world licensed the PenCott Greenzone pattern and introduced several items to the […]

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Field Test: Bundesheer “Tarnanzug Neu” – urban and alpine

Field Test: Bundesheer “Tarnanzug Neu” in an urban and alpine environment Introduction I already had the opportunity to introduce the new camouflage pattern of the Austrian Army (“Bundesheer”) in 2019. Called the “Tarnanzug Neu” (TN 17/20), this pattern was introduced to the public in 2017, trialed with the first battalion in 2019 and then fielded […]

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Review: ANV Knives – P200

Review: ANV Knives – P200 Introduction In this review I want to take a closer look at the ANV P200 knife. Acta Non Verba is a company that some of you might already know from previous articles of mine. Be it the M311 Spelter or the M200 Hard Task, the knives of this Czech company […]

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Fieldtest: Distinctive Camo Designs – TrigonCamo Multi

Fieldtest: Distinctive Camo Designs – TrigonCamo Multi Introduction Distinctive Camo Designs is an Austrian camouflage developer who I already had the pleasure to introduce back in 2019. Back then I took a closer look at the Woodland version of his TrigonCamo concept. To my embarrassment I have to admit, that I also have a top […]

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Review: Nitecore – P20i

Introduction Flashlights are a topic you rarely find here on Pine Survey, but it is always interesting to see what is going on in the world of illumination and once in a while I get the chance to take a closer look at what is out there. The P20i by Nitecore is a good example […]

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Review: Helikon-Tex Covert M-65 Jacket

Introduction When Helikon-Tex announced the release of the Covert M-65 Jacket in Duracanvas, I was just as excited as anyone else in the gear community. Paying homage to one of the most iconic military jackets and giving it a modern and edgier look, this was surely something to look forward to. Luckily enough, Helikon-Tex decided […]

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Review: Helikon-Tex Mistral Anorak

And another review by @lazarskyy. This time she is taking a closer look at the Helikon-Tex Mistral Anorak. Enjoy! Introduction Did you know, that the Mistral is a strong, cold, northwesterly wind that blows from southern France into the Gulf of Lion in the northern Mediterranean? Mistral is also a French missile, but nothing about […]

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