Category: Knife Reviews

Smith & Wesson SWMP4LS M&P Linerlock Knife Review

The Smith & Wesson SWMP4LS Linerlock knife is your perfect everyday knife!
Smith & Wesson is one of the most renowned companies in the world. They are known for the manufacture of safety and protection tools and weapons. If you want reassurance about their weapon’s good quality, you must know that most of the police departments in the United States of America buy weapons and firearms from Smith & Wesson. The manufacturing industry is a modern combination of safety and technology so they always come up with such weaponry accessories that are unique.

Smith & Wesson SWMP4LS M&P Linerlock Knife with 2nd Generation MAGIC Assisted Open and 40% Serrated Drop Point Blade

The Linerlock knife by Smith & Wesson is their 2nd generation of technology-assisted cutlery. Calling this knife cutlery might not be justified because it is way more than just a kitchen knife. The SWMP4LS is more of a pocket knife that people tend to use for self-protection and safety. The knife is a very good example of 2nd generation M.A.G.I.C (Multipurpose Assisted Generational Innovative Cutlery) assisted opening technology.

To understand the usefulness of this knife, you need to know more about M.A.G.I.C assisted opening technology. These are usually folding knives which are easy to be kept in a pocket or purse to be used later for safety reason or even to cut an apple. These knives use an internal mechanism in order to open the blade portion of the knife with the push of a user’s hand on a special button on the handle of the knife.

There is a huge variety of this M.A.G.I.C assisted opening knives by Smith & Wesson and every knife is differentiated by a special part number. The SWMP4LS knife weighs only 7.5 ounces which makes it pretty easy to be kept in your pocket or in your handbag without making it uncomfortably heavy. It comes in dark black color. Not only is the handle of the knife but also its blade’s dark black color which makes it look like a very sturdy weapon to have. The black color of its blade does not mean it is not made of pure stainless steel.

The edge of the blade in this Linerlock knife is plain and partially serrated. You will find it sharper than any knife you ever had. Also, it is 3.6 inches wide which is a pretty standard size for any pocket knife. The handle is made up of aluminum which is quite strong and offers a good non-slipping grip to its user. The knife looks as strong as a rock and will open with a slight push on the spring-assisted button on one of its sides. You do not have to struggle with the button to open it because it is quite smooth and the blade will be out and ready to be used in only a few microseconds. When you have closed the knife in the folding position, the handle will keep the blade in the same position with the help of a torsion spring and an additional blade lock. So you do not have to worry about the knife being opened accidentally while in your pocket or handbag.

This knife is considered an ideal glass breaker tool. People like EMTs, Patrolmen, and even civilians all find it suitable to use this knife not only for protection but also for regular daily life use. Not only for safety, if you want something in your pocket or handbag while you are going out hiking or you are leaving for a few days of trekking, but this tool will also be your best friend. You may need to cut any unnecessary woods in your way or you may need to cut down ropes while camping. This knife can also be used as a good cutlery tool while you are out of your home. It will help you cut meat, beef if you decide to have a BBQ.
As far as Smith & Wesson liner lock knife warranty is concerned, the product is warranted for the lifetime of the customer. Though the damage caused by misuse is not covered it can last a lifetime if taken good care of by the customer.

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Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter Review

Cold Steel Master Hunter
Cold Steel Master Hunter Knife

The heart of any knife or outdoor enthusiast will certainly beat faster if you give him a Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter knife. Admittedly, the appearance is rather simple. But at the end of the day, a knife is all about functionality!

In this review, I would like to share my experiences with the Cold Steel Master Hunter knife with you. The knife is equipped with everything the outdoor or hunting enthusiast is looking for: a drop-point blade with flat grinding, a decent blade length, and a full 5 mm / 0,5-inch thickness.

If you look at the knife you know what you have, don’t you? So much can be anticipated; the knife does a decent job!

Let’s start with the technical data:

  • Blade material: American CPM3-V High Carbon Steel with Stonewash finish
  • Total length: approx. 23.5 cm / 9 1/4″
  • Blade length: approx. 11.4 cm / 4 1/2″
  • Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm / 0,5″
  • Handle: approx. 12.1 cm / 4 3/4″ Long Kray-Ex™
  • Weight: approx. 170 g / 6.4 oz
  • Incl. Tek-Lok compatible Secure-Ex® Sheath

Handle and Ergonomics of the Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter

The handle of the knife fits snugly and well in my hand. I wear gloves in size 9.5 and already the first touch shows the strength of the handle material. The Kray-Ex™ handle sticks almost in the hand. Especially now in autumn when the fingers are wet, the knife stays where it should stay.

This is nice in summer too since you might use the knife when it rains or when you work on that deer you just killed.

The tang is hidden and completely enclosed by the material. Here I see a small disadvantage if the end of the handle should serve as a hammer replacement. The transitions to the blade are clean and glued without a gap. This is especially important when hunting game or when preparing food to keep the cleaning and maintenance effort low. At the end of the handle, there is a sufficiently large hollow rivet (lanyard eye), through which a piece of paracord can easily be passed.

The Kray-Ex material is hard enough to work sensitively. Nevertheless, the shock is well absorbed during rough work. A finger guard and tapered handle make fatigue-free working possible.

The Cold Steel hunting knife does not have a finger choil. So, unfortunately, no anticipation is possible. A so-called jimping on the back of the blade is also missing. Which doesn’t bother me personally?

Making feather sticks fan out wood, using it to make fire, build a camp, or do some batoning the knife work flawlessly. Also peeling an apple is no problem. Due to the blade thickness, it is certainly not made for finer work. For such tasks, you need a thinner blade.

If you chop larger branches, you will notice that the light knife is very well grip-balanced. Here you should definitely work with a lanyard on the handle since it is not really a machete.

The Blade of the Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter

The Cold Steel hunting knife has a good sharpness out of the box. And the blade held the sharpness for quite a long time. Usually, you do not use outdoor knives to shave so you can not really compare. A friend of mine sharpened his Master Hunter to cut his hair from his arm. The CPM 3-V steel is very tough. If the knife has to be used for rough work, it does it without any problems.

The re-sharpening shows the robustness of the CPM 3V. It takes a while to get the blade sharp again. The blade has a low carbon content and will not rust easily but is not rustproof!

Due to the drop point shape, the blade has a good belly. This is an important aspect of game hunting. You will appreciate it when it comes to when gutting and cutting!

There are no sharp edges on the top of the blade, which basically speaks for proper processing. However, we found that fire steel is difficult to use. Even if you don’t want to stroke with the cutting edge over the fire steel.

Design and Appearance of the Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter

In a nutshell – this knife is not a beauty. But this is not uncommon with Cold Steel knives.

I would call it simple, clear, and plain. A bit tactical perhaps!
Well, I guess you have your own opinion about it. I personally do like the design.

Cold Steel Master Hunter Grip
Cold Steel Master Hunter Grip

Safety of the Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter

The great grip material and the finger guard make safe working with the knife possible. Sliding with your hand onto the blade is almost impossible.

The hunting knife is supplied in a plastic sheath made of Secure-Ex®. Easy to assemble from left to right so that the knife is wonderful for right- and left-handers to use. A large Cordura belt loop with press stud allows easy and one hand extraction of the knife from the sheath. The same goes for the save soring after use.

The sheath is Tek Lok™ compatible, so the mounting possibilities on trousers or backpack are really manifold.

The knife sits very tightly and securely in the sheath so that you have to use a little force when you want to pull the knife. But you can be sure that you won’t lose it easily.

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The Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter is fun. The CPM 3-V steel is robust and well-chosen for this type of knife. Personally, I would tend towards carbon steels and Scandi grinding, especially in the outdoor bushcraft sector. But with the flat grinding of Master Hunter, you are well prepared!

The Cold Steel 3V Master Hunter Knife handles all outdoor tasks with ease. The Cold Steel Master Hunter doesn’t have to hide when building a camp, making a fire, or preparing food.

I was impressed that you get so much knife for that price!

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Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16-Piece Knife Block Set Review

The Chicago Cutlery Belmont Set is a 16-Piece Knife block set, you will love to have at your countertop. The knives are made strong with a black design and a black color, to suit a modern kitchen. With the 16 knives, you can make your food preparation much easier. Actually, you will have a knife for every task in the kitchen. You can use a knife for each ingredient you are preparing, from cutting carrots to cutting steak into small pieces. The knives are sharp to cut through with ease and with unmatched precision. Let’s examine some of its features.

Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16-Piece Knife Block Set Review 1

16 Piece Knife Set

  • 7.75-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 3-inch Peeler Knife
  • 8 x 4.5-inch Steak Knives
  • Sheers
  • Sharpening Steel
  • Espresso Wood Block

The beauty of the Chicago Cutlery Belmont knife set is its 16 knives. They are diverse in features depending on different applications. You will find one for cutting through a loaf of bread another that cuts steak instantly and another one for cutting cheese among others. You will find them useful when you are making a meal with your daughter or with a friend.

Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16-Piece Knife Block Set Review 2

Taper Grind Edge

All the knives feature tapered edges, which enables it to cut easily into any item. Besides, the taper grind edge prevents the knife from going blunt. Hence, it stays sharp no matter what you throw at it. With this knife set, you will not need to sharpen it frequently. As long as, you take good care of the knives, they will remain efficient throughout. The edges are sharp and you will have to be cautious when you are using them.

Metal construction for Durability

The blade is designed in a block style. This not only offers durability but it also ensures that the knife remains in balance, no matter what it is working on. Furthermore, it gives you full control and prevents the knife from exiting the surface you are cutting before you are done. It can be dangerous. That is why, the block design on Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16-Piece Block Knife Set, is a bonus.

Stainless Steel Blades

The blades are made of stainless material. Hence, the knives blades remain lustrous throughout their lifespan, if you take care of them. The knives do not rust as well. They clean easily too. Therefore, the set is a great choice for commercial as well as residential kitchens.

Polymer Handles

All the knives have polymer handles, to enable comfortable handling. The handle is also safe to use and it balances well with the strong blade. The handles hold a dark color and an attractive design too. While the handles are soft to touch, they are also durable enough to resist pressure applied to them. The polymer is also of high quality and does not crack or flake after some time.

Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16-Piece Knife Block Set

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Summary

The Chicago Cutlery Belmont 16-Piece Block Knife Set has been designed to suit the needs of a contemporary kitchen. With the 16 knives, you can handle all activities with a separate knife. The set is durable, efficient and built to last. If you want to add to your kitchen knives, this knife set will fit just fine. A steal for this price!

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We tested a few more Chicago Cutlery Knife Sets!

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Wüsthof Classic Deba Knife Review

If you are a housewife, work in a restaurant as a chef or you simply love cooking, you must know the importance of a good and sharp knife. The Wusthof Classic Deba knife is a multipurpose knife which is used for many tasks on daily basis. This knife is 7-inches long and can be used for prepping beef, meat, poultry, and chicken. Not only meat, you can also use the same knife for cutting fruits and vegetable. So it is your one and only knife for any kind of kitchen task. It is most commonly known as all-rounder chef’s knife.

Wusthof Classic Deba Knife, 7

The most interesting feature of this knife is its rounded shape. The rounded shape of this Deba knife makes it ideal to cut fruits and vegetables with the same knife you cut meat and poultry. The round shape of the knife gives rocking motion while you are cutting anything which offers a very smooth cutting experience to its user. Another factor which makes this knife super famous is its ability to cut fish. Not only does it cut fish but you can easily make professional looking fish fillet with the help of this incredible knife. You can behead whole fish into pieces quite easily and cut through bones without putting any extra effort into it.

This Wüsthof knife is not ideal for cutting through thick bone pieces of meat so it is recommended to be careful while using it. As far as fish, fruits, and vegetable are concerned, it is quite suitable to chop, mince and dice them with this 7-inch Deba knife. The handle of the knife is quite robust and offers non-slip grip to its user. The blade of the knife is versatile and strong for any type of use both in home and professional places. It does not matter if you are not a chef or a professional cook, you still deserve to enjoy your time in the kitchen and have a hassle-free cutting experience with a professional knife like this one.

The blade used in this professional knife is designed with the help of latest laser technology and exclusive Wüsthof technology which makes its angles equal on both sides. The knife is 20 % sharper than other classic knives and the edge of this elegant knife is twice as long as a normal classic knife. You do not have to worry about the stains on the blade of your knife because it is made up of stain resistant material. The beautiful stainless steel blade of the knife makes it strong and durable at the same time.

The strength level of this knife’s blade is measured as 58 on the Rockwell hardness scale which is pretty impressive for knives of this size. The blade is made extra sharp by using special new edge craftsmanship technology which is commonly known as “sharp and grind technology”. With the help of this modern technology, the amount of steel on the sides of the knife is lessened in order to make its sides even sharper than on the whole of the blade. The beautiful handle of this Deba knife is made with polymer and offers an ideal grip to its user.

The knife is forged from high carbon steel which makes it stain and corrosion free for many years. There is a lifetime warranty on these knives which you can take advantage at any point in your life. Though there is a lifetime warranty yet it is recommended to take good care of the knife for maximum performance. It is suggested not to wash this Deba knife in a dishwashing machine as the hot water can cause the handle to melt. You can wash it in your sink with warm water and soap and store it in a separate cutlery box to keep it safe. Overall, this knife is worth buying for if you spend most of your time in the kitchen cutting vegetable, fish and other such ingredients.

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Pure Komachi 2 Series 8 Inch Chef Knife Review

Are you fond of colors? Do you like vibrant colors in everything even if it is your cutlery? If you are that person, you would definitely like Pure Komachi 2 series knife. This is an 8-inch knife which comes in really beautiful, vibrant and monochromatic colors to give an attractive look to your cutlery box. This knife is loved by the professional chef as they consider it a true best friend while they are working in the kitchen. It is a multi-purpose knife which will perform plenty of tasks for you. You can cut food, mince poultry, meat, and fish and even chop vegetable very nicely.

Pure Komachi 2 Series 8

The blade of this knife is wide as well as sharp. The material used to make the blade is stainless steel so it is not only powerful but long lasting as well. Once you have got hands on this Fuchsia knife, you will not need to buy any other knife for a really long time. The best thing for which knife is given preference over any other professional knife is its reasonable price. It is available on such a low price that people cannot say no to this purchase. Its unique beautiful color is another feature which catches customer’s attention.
All knives designed by Pure Komachi 2 series come in beautiful vibrant colors and they have used a different color for every knife which serves a different purpose. So if you have one cheese knife, one bread knife and one Fuchsia knife, you can always choose the right knife for the right job by just looking at its color. This way you will prevent the cross-contaminating food issue which is a problem of many kitchens for a very long time. So you no longer have to worry which blade is used for cutting meat and which one is for making a salad. Another worth telling feature of this Fuchsia knife is its lightweight so you can work with it for a longer time without hurting your hand.

The handle of this lovely knife is designed in such a way to offer maximum grip and they are designed to keep customer’s comfort in mind. You can enjoy sharpness of the blade only when you will use it but if you have already used any blade of high carbon stainless steel, you can understand its worth. Though the knife is meant to stay in good condition for a really long time yet if you want to make that sure, it is recommended to always wash it with hands and dry it with a paper towel before storing. It is advised not to wash this knife in dishwashing machine because hot water can cause the handle to melt or bend.

As the blade of this Pure Komachi 2 series knife is colored, it is better if you do not cut any frozen food with it as it can damage the color coating. It is also recommended not to clean the blade with gritty cleansers and scouring pads. The length of the blade is around 8 inches and handle is made up of molded resin. The handle is moisture resistant so it will not make your hands sweaty thus offering ideal grip. The Pure Komachi 2 series knife comes with a matching sheath which offers perfect storage to all its users. The non-stick coating on the blade is ideal for cutting the food easily and you will experience ideal cutting.

This Fuchsia knife definitely adds color to your kitchen especially cutlery box. If you are planning to gift someone a cutlery gift, nothing could be better than this lovely and colorful multi-purpose knife. If after some months, you feel the need to sharpen the knife, simply use AccuSharp knife sharpener and your blade will be as good as new. This knife is manufactured in China and can be used for several cutting, chopping and mincing purposes at homes and in restaurants by professional chefs.

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