I purchased this knife for myself quite some time ago. I had been holding off on the review simply to put the knife through its paces and get a better overall feel for it.
For years I had been the "Always need a big knife on me" kind of guy. But as time passed I got over that when I noticed all of my jeans have permanent damage on the pocket portion where they were clipped. This was upsetting and I began to search for an alternative to the pocket clip knife. This fine blade has been the answer.
The size is just enough for opening random stuff, every day cutting of zip ties, and anything else really. It does not scare anyone when pulled out, as a matter of fact the reaction is quite nice. I have been asked many times what kind of knife it is and complemented on its beauty.
This knife is made to the Benchmade standard and I love it. The locking system is very well done. Unlike most super small pocket knives, this one has a fantastic lock. No problems whatsoever and its extremely comfortable (If you are right hand dominant). If you are looking for a pocket knife that can get the job done, be comfortable in the hand and look great, this is the knife for you.
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Very nice bag, but too small for me
This is a very well made bag that seems like it will last a long time. Haven't met a 5.11 product I haven't liked yet. The only issue is that it's too small for what I ordered it for. I'll definitely keep it around as it would make a great general purpose bag and I'm planning on using it as my carry-on for an upcoming flight. I recommend it if you know it's big enough for what you need, but if not, play it safe and order the Lima or X-ray version.
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Just what I was looking for
This is exactly what I've been looking for! A minimal chest rig, not too expensive, when all I want is extra ammo, not my whole go-bag! Fits mags very well and I am hoping this design would feel more comfortable than an around the neck design in an extended incident. It looks like it rides a little low in the picture, but the shoulder straps can be easily shortened up to clear my duty belt.
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Awesome and very warm
Got this for myself and I am not disappointed at all! Very warm and zip pockets are very nice. Can be worn as a jacket or as a sweater. Looks very nice as a sweater. Girlfriend likes the way it looks on me so it is always nice to have her approval!
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This is definitely the best of my three combat shirts of different design. Particularly, I am happy with the collar and 1/4 zip opening. True to size. Sleeves may feel too large for those with desk duties but are perfect for muscular arm.
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Pocket here - pocket there - pockets everywhere
I love this backpack. I've been using an old assault pack and it just didn't have enough protection for my iPad or laptop. I moved into this and it not only has room for all my crap (books, jackets, etc.) it provides excellent cushion and shock protection from drops. The straps are solid and the backing is very comfortable. There are so many admin pockets that are easily accessible and the main pockets utilize a double zipper system and big zippers that stay closed but are easy to pull.
This pack trumps any urban Oakley pack I've owned (quite a few) but the hardened case/pocket made to hold sunglasses will protect my Oakleys nicely. Overall there is very good stitching done all over the pack and it seems durable but that will be the test of time. Overall very pleased.
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The knife was exactly what I expected from Benchmade - excellent craftsmanship. The blade sets in the middle of the scales and there is no play when opened. The axis lock is smooth and the lockup is tight. This is a premium blade and you get what you pay for.
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Best investment ever
These shoes truly are the most versatile, comfortable, awesome shoes I have ever bought. I will buy these shoes again in the future. I will never buy another slip on or regular shoe again!!!!
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One of the best!
The Fenix PD35 flashlight is outstanding. I have owned several flashlights ranging from Fenix to Surefire to several off-brands and the PD35 has been the best flashlight placed in my hands. It is light weight, durable, and has plenty of power. Another amazing feature with this flashlight is you are able to purchase a pressure switch to mount the PD35 to your AR-15 or desired weapon. The switch is not available on Govx but it is easy to find and not expensive at all.
Overall this is an amazing tool and I would recommend it to anyone interested in a lightweight, durable, bright, effective flashlight.
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I'm a retired Coastie. This is the same material that our gumby suits are made of. The addition of the fleece lining inside makes it nice for daily use. I've been going through winter storm after storm since getting this jacket and it has survived the wet weather better than my Goretex boots. It is stiff so some may not like that too much and it seems to be a bit large for me with the medium but the small was too small. I've spent my life in less than optimal maritime conditions, this is an excellent item to have on hand!