Do you use a ceramic rod to sharpen your knives? Have you had it for a while? Then it’s probably marked and covered by the steel removed from all those knives after many sharpenings.
With the ceramic pores filled with metal grit, the rod is a less efficient sharpener. So it’s time to clean it.
Available for order in 2016, the Survive! GSO 5.1 is a full-sized medium utility knife.
Reviewed in the video below by Black Scout Survival, this new version has several improvements over the older model.
Black Scout is notorious for snapping the tips off review knives. Not this one, though he does try to.
Chris Tanner and Will Myers of PREPAREDMIND101 put the Condor Woodlaw knife through the gauntlet.
After stating that it’s a straight-up bushcraft knife, Chris correctly states that simple labels sometimes confuse what a tool can be used for.
This knife is more a woodcraft knife, not really a survival knife; yet a large portion of the video demonstrates knife survival skills:
That’s survival to me.
David of Ultimate Survival Tips demos another EDC wallet-size survival gadget, the Cardsharp 2 Credit Card Sized Folding Knife by Iain Sinclair.
This utility knife is ultra lightweight, thin, and surgically sharp. The blade edge is protected when stored in your wallet or kit bag. The protective hilt appears when open.
David uses it as a backup to his regular EDC knife and multitool. Sort of a backup to a backup.