Friday, June 15, 2012

Waysun Johnny Tsai's CUMA Tak-Ri; 2.0 Model by Tops...Gargoyles love it.

The venerable CUMA Tak-Ri, a project between Mike Fuller's Tops Knives & renowned kungfu icon SiJo Waysun Johnny Tsai of Tsai's kungFu International in Chicago.  The original is badass, & this, the "2.0" is almost the same knife...but what Tops has dubbed the "Woodsman's" version.  They've given it more complete, hand-filling micarta slabs, & on either slab, there's a divot, for assisting in firemaking via the bow-drill method.  There are already some fantastic reviews out for both versions of the Tak-Ri, & ours here has been delayed simply by a weird month of illness for me here south of Seattle.  More pix & a full review will be up quick...please scope out Jesse's great video review below! Jesse's first video for SB&T, & it's clear that I should avoid videos because of my uncouth language & general lack of self control!  Kudos to Mr. Israel for classing up my sloppy blog with both his calm & intelligent words, & his evolution as a knife reviewer.  We're the knife review odd-couple, LOL.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My first attempt at a video review. A review of the ESEE 3-Mil CP and a Nix Leather Custom Kydex/Leather Hybrid Sheath.

  • Blade Steel: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Heat Treat: 56-58 RC
  • Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
  • Handle Screws: Stainless Steel (Black Oxide)
  • Glass Breaker Pommel (Sharpened)
  • Thumb Grippers On Spine
  • Blade Finish: Textured Black Powder Coat
  • Maximum Blade Thickness: 0.125”
  • Grind: Full Flat. O.A Length: 8.31"
  • Cutting Edge length: 3.38"; Clip Point with Sharpened Back Edge
  • O.A. Blade Length: 3.88"
  • Weight: 5.2 ounces (Knife Only)
  • Weight: 9.3 ounces (Knife w/ Sheath and MOLLE Back)
  • Standard Equipment: Foliage Green sheath, MOLLE Back, MOLLE Locks, Boot Clip, Paracord Lanyard and Cord Lock