maine-knife laws

Maine Knife Laws: A Guide for Knife Carriers!

M.D. Creekmore Knives and Blades

Maine has some of the most picturesque landscapes in the United States. It only makes sense that the state most known for lobster would allow permit possession of most types of knives. It is legal to own all types of knives in the Pine Tree State including switchblades and automatic knives. However, the laws around concealed carry and the display …

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Best Camping and Survival Knives for Under $100

Jesse Mathewson Knives and Blades

Best, this word always brings to mind the 80’s ninjitsu and various karate/TKD/dance kick-boxing martial arts superstars. Best is at subjective and a useless measurement of anything. This said, I and many others, have done enough recorded testing to be able to give you a short list of good survival knives. In fact, I believe quite strongly that as long …


Morakniv Companion Review – It’s A Great Knife For A Great Price!

Jesse Mathewson Knives and Blades

Choosing a knife for purposes of survival, bushcrafting or simple camping is a bit of a chore. The Morakniv Companion is an amazing choice regardless of your location on this ball of dirt and water which we live. It comes in stainless steel and carbon steel versions, this review and article are using the carbon steel version! (Disclaimer, I do use the HD (heavy-duty) …

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Best Folding Knives For Self-Defense

Jesse Mathewson Knives and Blades

Using a knife for self-defense is difficult at best and deadly to the wielder in the worse case. Training is essential, and not your friendly TKO/Americanized karate instructor either. I firmly recommend if you decide to carry a knife for self-defense get training from someone who has experience using one. Personally, the recommendation for bladed defense will always be the …

Kephart by Condor Knife and Tool Review

Jesse Mathewson Gear Reviews, Knives and Blades

It should be common knowledge by now, I have a serious steel addiction. My dad has built knives for most of my life, I also built a few and own several dozen at any given moment. When it comes to useful tools I am a firm believer in having a good knife around always! The Kephart by Condor Knife & Tool is one of my personal favorites when it comes to daily use. Originally it was designed by Horace Kephart author of Camping and Woodcraft one of the amazing books I own in print (and will be reviewing for you all soon).

It was during his time spent in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina that he wrote Camping and Woodcraft and designed the Kephart blade. Around 3 years ago I read an article on this particular blade type and being an avid collector and user of good steel, decided to do some searching for one. Now it should be noted that I firmly believe in the value of a good blade, specifically the Morakniv line of knives. However, I am always looking for other blades that may fit different or similar roles and the Kephart is a blade that can do that!