I have carried the Helle Bleja knife daily over the past couple of months in addition to carrying it while hiking and camping across southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The knife has remained sharp and easy to use whether I am cutting line to make new guy outs for a fly or slicing cheese and venison links while making dinner. Check out my thoughts HERE.
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Knives are tools. They can be used to cut open packaging, sharpen a firestick or cut steak at dinner. Helle is a Norwegian knife company that creates amazing knives, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing their Bleja knife. It is one of two folding knives that they make. Click HERE to read the rest of my initial thoughts on this sweet knife.
I have continued to enjoy using the Wenger RangerGrip 90 for daily task as well as on an overnight camping trip. Most of the time my use consisted of sharpening a pencil, opening a package or other mundane chores, but one particularly hard use was replacing some drawer hangers in my refrigerator. I first had to get the old ones off each side of the wall and we had glued them in place in an attempt to get them to work. This worked for about a year but part of the hangers on each side had finally broken and all that was left was a flat plate and then the part that went inside the wall of the fridge. I ordered 2 new drawer hangers and once they arrived I set about removing the old broken ones. The glue made removal tough but by using the big knife blade I finally managed to get most of the hanger off the wall. To read the rest of the update along with the entire review please click here.
The Wenger RangerGrip 90 is a multi-tool knife. Wenger has a long history of making knives, and in fact, made a multi-tool as far back as 1903. You can still get the original in their heritage model. The RangerGrip series first appeared in 2009 and the RangerGrip 90 is the latest evolution in this lineup. Anyways, this is not a little knife. I discuss the various measurements of the knife in this short video, but at 9 oz it is definitely not a pocket knife. Of course that may explain why it comes with such a nice sheath. To read the rest of the review please click here.
The Benchmade 551H2O has continued to serve me well. I have continued to carry it daily, whether at work, at home or out hiking. Most duties have continued to be fairly typical knife duties but I carried it on a recent 3 day canoe trip on Black Creek in southern Mississippi and used it for some pretty heavy duty work. On the first night I used the knife for clearing a trail up to our campsite. I spent about 30 minutes clearing the trail of all briers and small saplings, and even though I did not have to cut anything major, I did want to get the trail very clear because one member of our party was on crutches. This meant cutting everything at ground level and even slightly below. To read the rest up the update along with the entire review please click here.
by: Dave D’Abate
Wenger’s new knifes dubbed the Titanium Line were created in collaboration with world-class climber Ueli Steck. From Wenger’s site:
We teamed up with Ueli Steck to create a tool that he uses to make final adjustments to his equipment. We dubbed it the Ueli Steck Special Edition Knife and shortly thereafter the TitaniumLine was born. The Titanium 1 features the same unique blade as Ueli’s knife. It’s 44% thicker than standard blades and is equipped with an amazing 6 functions. The Titanium 1 as created for the extremes and it is also extremely useful for everyday adventures. We invite you to take one along on YOUR next adventure.