Let’s be honest, people suck. But, not all people. And when people are doing what’s right, having a good attitude, or just being good people, we should recognize them. And that’s what the Tango Yankee Project aims to do.
By recognizing those who are doing good things, through the Tango Yankee Project, we can tell people, “what you’re doing in this life matters.” And in a time when our flaws often outshine the good we do, it’s nice to feel like what you’re doing still matters.
Those of us knife nuts have our favorite makers, designs, and materials. Many fans tend to be fiercely loyal to their favorite makers, with some having one or two, while others among us have a wider palate.
For people who are after a wider palate, Spyderco offers the variety that they crave, with a massive selection of designs and materials. And this is a company that listens to its fans, being very interactive with their customers.
The designs coming out of the Emerson Knives, Inc. shop are ever-evolving, and Mr. Emerson never lets any grass grow under his feet. He has maintained the original designs that launched the company (if it’s not broken, don’t fix it), to his credit. That said, he steadily releases fresh material, which is a boon for those who enjoy new things.
Enter, stage left, the “new” Emerson Seax (it is pronounced “Sax”, as in short for saxophone), introduced in 2018.
While this design is new for Emerson, as Ernie points out, it is not a new concept, having been used back in Viking times. Ernie has been a fan of Viking weapons and tools for many years, and this prompted him to pay homage to this blade design, which was originally used by Vikings in a fixed blade configuration.
This Ezydog harness rig is gonna be interesting to a lot of you dog owners out there, even those of ya who don’t pal around with a Bandogge or Molossus (or for that matter any war dog). It’s called the Ezydog Convert Harness, and it is receiving excellent reviews everywhere we’ve looked.
It has been said that just as a leopard can’t change his spots so too a tiger can’t change his stripes. Yet when it comes to military camouflage, the versatile tiger stripe camo pattern has changed and evolved over the years. The fact remains however that unlike the U.S. military’s Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) or Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), the iconic tiger stripe camouflage pattern was never actually an “official” form of camouflage.
Tiger Stripe Camo
While it has been called “tiger stripe camo” unofficially, as the name derives from its resemblance to the stripes on the big cats, it is unique in that the pattern has no name. And unlike OCP, UCP, or the other official camouflage patterns, tigerstripe camouflage is also not really one specific pattern. Some experts have suggested that there were nearly two dozen different variants, so it really is the name of a group of camouflage patterns rather than one particular pattern.
Flannel shirts — for centuries we’ve enjoyed wearing them. That’s no exaggeration neither! Actually, its a bit of an exaggeration, but wtf, we get excited. Read on if you like flannel shirts.
First seen in Wales back in the 16th century (think Queen Elizabeth I, Bill Shakespeare, Ivan the Terrible timeframe), the fabric is thought to have made its way here to the United States circa the Civil War years.
We like flannel shirts for all kinds of stuff. We like ’em for everyday use, for camping, for wearing to the range, for wearing to them to the range, hell some of our guys have worn them on missions in places where there isn’t any good toilet paper and assholes sometime shoot at ya.
Surefire has been making high-quality flashlights for years and is the choice of professionals the world over, including the highest level military operators and law enforcement professionals, as well as discriminating civilians from all walks of life. They are a solid company that stands behind their products.
The Surefire Sidekick, which is the least expensive light that they offer in their product line, retails for $29.99, which makes it reasonable for just about everyone who needs a quality light. I ordered the pocket clip for the light right away ($10), which I highly recommend.
Ledlenser has announced the official release of their P7R flashlight. They claim they have the best-selling flashlight, and this particular one is great for every day or on-the-job use.
Not only does it shine at 1,000 lumens, but we’re told this handheld light shines a beam to almost 700-ft., which is pretty impressive. And if you run it on low-power mode, it’ll last you up to 40 hours before you’ll need to recharge it.
What’s really cool about this particular light is its programming feature. Using Smart Light Technology, you can actually program individual light functions, according to Ledlenser. You can even go from a close-up wide flood beam to a focused long-distance beam.
The P7R also uses a Floating Charge system, which Ledlenser said means the light recharges quickly in its wall-mounted charging cradle.
So, suppose you’re looking for a light with a low power function to save battery and make glare-free reading a thing or looking for high-power. In that case, Ledlenser claims they can give you both in their P7R flashlight.
Special features include an end cap switch and a focus lock, which fixes the present degree of focus in place. The P7R is also rated IPX4, which means it is protected against water splash, no matter the direction.
If that’s not enough for you, the light warns you when the battery is getting low—meaning you won’t randomly run out of battery without warning. There’s also a charge indicator on the light, which shows you the battery’s charge status.
If you decide the P7R Flashlight is the light for you, here’s what’s included in your purchase:
1 battery pack
Floating charge system
Ledlenser P7R Flashlight Specs
LED Configuration: 1 x Xtreme LED
Luminosity: MAX 1000 lm – MIN 20 lm
Lighting Range: MAX 210 m (688.967 ft) – MIN 40 m
Battery Duration: MAX 40 h – MIN 2 h
Casing and Battery
Battery: 18650 3.7V
Battery Capacity: 8.14
Water Resistance: IPX4
Height and Weight
Length: 158 mm (defocused)
Head Diameter: 37 mm
Weight: 210 g
For more information, you can go check out the Ledlenser P7R on Ledlenser’s website.
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The Ontario RTAK II is an impressive field knife, to say the least. It’s not something that I carry around with me, but there are occasions where it comes in so very handy. From time to time, I have to clean up fallen trees from the back yard, and this knife will take the limbs off in a most handy manner. Limbs up to an inch in diameter usually come off with one swing.