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Cold Steel SRK knife on Kydex sheath

Blades and Knives

Cold Steel SRK Survival Rescue Escape Knife

Cold steel has been one of the leaders in the knife industry producing all manner of cutlery ranging from affordable to extravagantly high-end. The all time favorite is the Cold Steel SRK—Survival Rescue Knife. Unfortunately, Cold Steel’s famed Carbon V steel has been discontinued. However, it was replaced with the new AUS8 SRK version which Major Pandemic puts to the test.

Silver Cold Steel Code 4 knife with blade open on a gray stone background.

Blades and Knives

The Cold Steel Code 4

The Code Steel Code 4 blade is a high quality knife with a Tanto blade which is great for all around use and as a backup to a handgun. With balanced and weight distribution, this 4.4 ounce blad carries well and has modest choil. Although it ships set up for right-handers, it is easily converted to use for left-handers.

Picture shows a black entrenching tool with a pick and saw blade next to it.

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30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 17: The Best Entrenching Tools for Winter

Entrenching tools or e-tools are an invaluable item to keep in your car during winter. These spade-like tools are good for moving dirt and snow and for loosening up hard earth. Originally designed for soldiers to dig their own trenches and foxholes and for use as a close quarter, back-up weapon, entrenching tools are distinguishable due to its spade and pickaxe combo appearance. Though not as effective as a full-sized shovel, especially for moving snow, an entrenching tool will still help out in a pinch.

Small, drop-point fixed blade machete with a black powder coat finish

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Horror Movie Weapons

Horror movie fan and regular Shooter’s Log contributor, Suzanne wrote this post about infamous horror movie weapons in 2011. In “horror” of Halloween, she discusses melee weapons that repeatedly show up in the undead’s hands.