Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


How To Use A Whetstone

How to Use a Whetstone to Sharpen Knives

Knowing how to use a whetstone to sharpen a knife helps you get close and intimate to the work. It also often results in a better sharpening—and, frankly, it just feels more satisfying! You can sharpen your knives in any number of ways. There are electric sharpeners, filing systems, and belt systems. Many manufacturers even […]

Best Drill Bits Buying Guide

What is Black Oxide Coating? Ask the Pros

Black oxide coatings appear on a variety of products—most commonly on drill bits, folding knives, and other cutting accessories. Just what is black oxide coating? In a nutshell, it coats materials in a chemical conversion as opposed to an electroplating process. According to Electrochemical Products, Inc., you can apply this type of overlay to steel, stainless, aluminum, […]

Review9.4(out of 10)

Zero Tolerance 0022 Knife Review

As the Smallest Knife in the Line, the Zero Tolerance 0022 is Growing on Me Every knife in my collection earns its place with a combination of genuine functionality and unique design. When the Zero Tolerance 0022 showed up, its miniscule size made me see its uniqueness right away. But functionality? I was skeptical. After […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Gerber Fastball S30V Folding Knife

Gerber Fastball Features Made in the USA Quality I’ve been carrying the Gerber Fastball for a while now and I’m impressed with this Made in the USA folder’s function and quality. There’s plenty to talk about, including a nod to one of our favorites from the past and some key design features. Pros Made in […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Kershaw Seguin

Kershaw Seguin Folding Knife Review

Kershaw Seguin Traces its Roots Back to the 1800s The Kershaw Seguin is a Les George design tracing its roots back to the Texas Revolution in late 1835 to early 1836. Among many military achievements before and after, Juan Seguin accepted the formal surrender of Mexican forces at the Alamo as a representative of the […]

OLFA MXP best snap-off Utility Knife

OLFA Aluminum MXP Knife Review

Aluminum MXP OLFA Knife Increases Durability Without Breaking the Bank OLFA sets the standard in utility knives when it comes to blades. Now aluminum MXP OLFA knife models are increasing the overall durability of the body itself. Pros Sturdy aluminum handle with steel blade channel Rubber overmold design support right and left-handed grips Snap-off blades […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Zero Tolerance 0470 Pocket Knife Review

Zero Tolerance 0470 Pocket Knife Review

Zero Tolerance 0470 Breaks Trends with a Mesmerizing Design The Zero Tolerance 0470 pocket knife is a stunning Dmitry Sinkevich design boasting premium materials. CPM 20CV steel and a titanium handle form the foundation of a folder with a new take on carbon fiber overlays. PROS Beautifully designed with mesmerizing carbon fiber pattern on the handle […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Kershaw Duojet Spring Assisted Knife Review

Kershaw Duojet Spring Assisted Knife Review

The Kershaw Duojet is one of the latest spring-assisted knives in their late 2018 lineup. From design to price, there are plenty of talking points, so let’s jump in. Pros Excellent value with current online prices Very attractive, sleek design Finger flipper and thumb stud opening appeals to both preferences Secure frame lock Cons Single […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Kershaw Copper Natrix knife

Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review – Now in Copper!

Ever fall for a really good-looking girl who’s taken and then find out she has a sister that’s just as hot? That’s pretty much how I feel about the Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber. It’s inspired by the high-end Zero Tolerance 0770, and it is one sexy knife. If you’re into copper, Kershaw also introduced the […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Buck 112 Auto Elite Pocket Knife Review

Buck 112 Auto Elite Pocket Knife Review

Founded in 1902, Buck Knives have been around well over 100 years. I remember staring longingly at their offerings in the knife case at our local outdoor store and several came home over the course of my teenage years. I’m not quite as fit as I was back in those days, but I still appreciate […]