*Crampons get dull with mixed climbing

Your crampons will become dull with use. Varied terrain wears hard on crampons. Ice climbing tends to wear the front points, and mixed climbs are…

How to properly sharpen a knife

Not only is keeping a sharp edge on your knife’s blade important for the overall function of the knife, but it’s also important for your…

Keep your fishing hooks sharp

Until quite recently, new fishing hooks were not very sharp. With new technologies, the new points are so sharp as to be almost like needles. These…

Knife Sharpening Systems and Kits

In this article we discuss the pros and cons of selected sharpening systems that all work. They vary only in ease of use, size and…

How do you actually sharpen a knife

Have you ever thought that you need to sharpen your knife but just don’t know where to start? In this series from James Mandeville we’ll…

Stones and Hones – Sharpening a Knife Series

Have you ever thought that you need to sharpen your knife but just don’t know where to start? Well, in this series from James Mandeville we’ll…

Knife review – An Elephant, a pug, a rat and a scandi

So while myself and my small team were cutting road through the National Park I decided it would be quite good fun to do a…