Attention! The Christmas apocalypse is coming!

This is no joke, we swear. If you do not believe us, better read this article. We have our reasons suppose that the apocalypse is already close, very close. You might even say that you almost have it in your pocket. Basically, lucky for you, because few can carry the apocalypse in their
pants. Intrigued?

Apocalypse among knives

For a collector every knife is unique. But there is one kind of blade that is more exceptional than any other. Have you ever heard of knives with an Apocalyptic finish? Perhaps not. And no wonder – there are hardly any such knives on the market. However, when they do appear, the soul is directly ripped off to buy. Why? Because “apocalyptic” knives are absolutely unique.

Knife with Apocalyptic blade

TRC Knives specializes in this type of blades, although unfortunately, it makes them available in very limited series. Therefore, if you don’t manage to buy your copy, you  will never get it again. TRC Knives usually releases a limited number of knives in a given year and only then these knives are available. So be vigilant and follow our offer regularly. It’s worth it, because at TRC Knives they do a really great job. Thanks to their hard work, extraordinary precision and enormous experience you can get a product that is truly remarkable on the worldwide scale.

Special knife for special occasions

Why do we like knives with Apocalyptic finish so much? We are already explaining to you. Well, each of them is unique. This is due to their unrepeatable design on the blade. There will always be different variations. During the heat treatment process, the steel takes on different colors and shapes, at the end becoming one of a kind. Add to this the fact that they are produced in limited series and you already know why we, enthusiasts and collectors, literally drool at the sight of these knives.

They are simply beautiful. Sometimes the blade looks as if it is poured with petrol shimmering in the sun. Another time, as if they were made of a piece of multicolored quartz. Some models resemble space nebulae with their purple and navy blue color. And we can guarantee you that the pictures do not reflect their beauty even in half.

The futuristic look of the Apocalyptic blade brings to mind the raw, post-apocalyptic world in which we may one day live. Especially looking at what is happening now… And then you’ll need this knife all the more. Or any other knife.

Hurry while they’re still there!
As we have already mentioned, the TRC Knives in the Apocalyptic finish are released in a very quantitatively limited series. It is obvious that it is not easy to buy such a piece. Therefore, you are lucky to find it in our store. This year you can get yourself a unique gift. Hurry up, because they will be gone later. This is a real treat for all collectors or simply lovers of original design. However, these extraordinary knives are not only works of art to be hung over the fireplace. They are perfectly made, practical and very functional knives for everyday use.

Which model with Apocalyptic finish to choose?

TRC Knives very aptly, though quite perversely, named this year’s series of their apocalyptic knives. Here is the collection “Biohazard 2020”. – Each model is marked with a special sign. We do not have doubts that this is an excellent summary of an exceptionally turbulent year. All the more worthwhile, get yourself one of these special knives. If only to show that not everything in 2020… hm, sucks.

Our proposals at the end of the year are models:

  • Apocalypse Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020
  • South Pole Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020
  • K1-s Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020

Apocalypse Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020

Even its name makes you already imagine yourself breaking through the successive locations of a barren, devastated world after a nuclear holocaust. Or as the hero of Cyberpunk 2077 fighting for survival in a dystopian, futuristic city. No matter what pictures your imagination suggests, come down to earth for a moment and see what else you will love about the Apocalypse model in its limited version.

This solid, unique knife was not only made from one carefully selected piece of steel, but in addition, the steel used for its production is the highest quality premium material – Elmex. This guarantees that the knife will stay sharp for a long time, and also provides an extraordinary strength and very good anti-corrosion properties.

Once we are near the blade, we will immediately tell you that it was made in drop point style and It is perfect for the most demanding, survival adventures. It is a powerful tool designed directly for the toughest tasks. In addition, the knife is finished with a flat cut. The notch on the head will help when you have to press your thumb harder and the profiled dace will help to protect your fingers from being injured. Pay attention to the great handle. Although unlike the blade, it does not shimmer in color, it is made out of black, two-day-old micart. Not only does it fit perfectly with the head, but also its ergonomic shape makes it a pure pleasure to use.

This is probably enough to recognize that the Apocalypse Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020 knife is a real gem. So hurry up, because you can only buy it this year. And if you miss it, well, hunt for next opportunities or see the basic version of Apocalypse. It doesn’t do that much visual impression, but it is just as good for survival in the world of postapo.

TRC Knives South Pole Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020

Another diamond in the apocalyptic mine. A limited edition of the classic South Pole, which will come in handy when you set out on your path of a perfectly equipped but still stylish hero from the world of the future. South Pole Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020 is distinguished by its finish, different in each copy. The matching natural micart handle completes this unusual design and makes it really hard to take your eyes off. But what about its functionality? You do not have to worry. The performance of the apocalyptic South Pole is on the highest level, as any knife from TRC Knives. Elmax premium steel is a guarantee of durability and strength. A drop point blade with a 4mm thick back is suitable for even the most demanding outdoor activities.

In the set with a knife (as with each of this series) you get a perfectly made holster made of Kydex polymer, which is resistant to mechanical damage, changing weather conditions and even to some chemicals. It is comfortable, safe to use and elegant.

You may not be able to buy a South Pole knife with the Apocalyptic finish. You can then reach for his twin brother with no apocalyptic drive and see how perfectly this classic model can cope in the most difficult conditions. In the meantime, wait for the next limited edition from TRC Knives.

TRC Knives K1-s Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020

The last of our proposals is a small, lightweight and ideal to wear every day model K1-s Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020. It has a very wide range of applications: from exhausting survival or bushcraft expeditions, through mountain tours, camping and family barbecues, up to absolutely daily activities. K1-s will not let you down in the wilderness or behind a desk.

The blade is made of Elmax premium quality steel. Similarly to the above mentioned models, this time we are dealing with a drop point style head, distinguished by a flat cut and comfortable notching on the back. K1-s Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020 also has a dace on the handle, which is made of black micarta – resistant to moisture, temperature changes and most mechanical damages.

K1-Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020 is distinguished, apart from its small size, by a hole at the end of the handle, which allows you to protect yourself from dropping the knife while working. Don’t worry, you don’t have to look for the string in your garage, because this model originally comes with a short piece of paracord with a brass pin in the middle.

K1 is one of the favorite models of TRC Knives knifemaker, Andrius Tricius, about which you can read HERE. K1 has also found its way into the hearts of knife lovers, who demand that it should still be available in the sales. Therefore, from time to time, new versions of the K1-s Apocalyptic are released, just like the current K1-s Apocalyptic Biohazard 2020. We do not doubt, however, that it will quickly disappear from the market, because it is a hot item for all collectors.

End this year with the Biohazard 2020 series

The year 2020 has not been kind to us. However, you can break the bad luck and make yourself happy, buying a limited collector’s knife with an Apocalyptic finish. You are guaranteed that your copy will be the only one in the world, because the patterns and design on the blade are never the same. Except for a unique element of your collection, you will also gain a high quality, durable and functional knife for everyday use. You can choose whether you prefer the smaller K1-s or the sturdy Apocalypse cattle. Or maybe something in the middle – the apocalyptic South Pole?

Whichever you choose, we are sure you will be satisfied. Just remember that the knives from this series are only available this year! They will be gone later, so hurry up…

A flashlight. Ordinary gadget, style complement or useful equipment?

How to choose a flashlight? A simple but tricky question. After all, a flashlight is a typical home accessory. Most often it is hidden in a drawer, tucked in a toolbox or hung on a hook by the door. Such home flashlights are neither attractive nor useful. They are only suitable when you go to the basement to get the jar, or when  a fuse is blown out. These are ordinary flashlights. However, we will tell you how to choose an unusual flashlight.

A flashlight for those who …

… are wondering why to buy a flashlight! We announce to all and sundry: we are putting aside the large, plastic flashlights that our fathers used to use to fight the dark in the garage. It’s time for modern flashlights. Powerful, useful and durable. With a unique design. If you want, you can even match the flashlight to the color of the tie. And so that you do not get lost in the maze of so many great models, we are here to help. You do not have to thank us.

… always want to have light with them

The flashlight in your phone is not enough for you. It annoys you that the light is not strong enough  and the battery runs out unbearably fast. You know that you cannot rely on your cell phone and therefore want to have a different, much more reliable source of light with you. You value practical and functional devices that you can trust.

The RovyVon® Aurora A1x Army Green LED flashlight has been created just for you. This small gem in a tasteful military green color is a universal light source useful in any situation. The small size makes it fit anywhere. You don’t have to worry about a piece of plastic stay in your hand when you squeeze harder, because your Aurora is made of durable polyamide. Its power is 650 lumens, and you can charge it via the microUSB connector.

And if you are planning a trip to a mine that is out of order, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to clip the Aurora to your cap with the clip and enjoy the headlight. What else could you want?

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…  dream of really high power

If you are scared of dark corners and you look at the light of your phone’s flashlight with embarrassment or contempt, you need really powerful equipment. How to choose such a flashlight? One of the RovyVon Angel Eyes models will surely give you satisfaction.

Angel Eyes e200s is a modern device with an original shape, which stands out among standard models with a cylindrical structure. Don’t let appearances deceive you – this design was not just made to look cool. A high-capacity battery is cleverly located in the casing. Add to that powerful LEDs and you have a recipe for a great flashlight that lasts extremely long – up to 140 hours! And that’s not its biggest advantage.

Angel Eyes e200s shines with a maximum power of 1650 lumens! You can use main and side lighting – a total of 11 different lighting programs, depending on your needs. You can charge the flashlight quickly and conveniently with a microUSB connector.

Not enough, you say? You want more? Choose the sister model Angel Eyes e700s, the maximum light output of which is 2800 lumens! With such light, you won’t be afraid of the worst darkness – even the one in which monsters lurk under your bed. The Angel Eyes e700s flashlight is made of durable aluminum, and the quite large, but still handy casing has a 5000 mAh battery. You can charge it with a microUSB connector, and then it can be used for up to 7 days without interruption. Do you have any more questions?

… look at the material or the color

You can look for a flashlight that you will always have with you, you can dream of the greatest possible power, but … let those who have never been guided by appearance throw a stone first. We know very well that many of you like to assemble EDC accessories according to one type of material or finish. With tastes like the butt, everyone has their own, so take a look at our proposals and choose something that suits you.

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Titanium flashlight

If you have a folding knife with titanium handle covers, a titanium decorative bead on the knife, a titanium pen or even a carabiner (we wrote about it in the previous article, be sure to read it), you’ll love the titanium flashlight. It is extremely durable, as is the custom of titanium. Here are our 3 types:

LED RovyVon Aurora a24 – light and handy flashlight, easy to use. It looks phenomenal – of course thanks to the titanium. It offers 4 constant light modes and 2 flash modes: strobe and SOS, and the maximum lumens power is 1000.

The RovyVon Aurora a4x Natural Ti LED is the size of a pendant, so it will stay with you when attached to a key or backpack. You can also attach it to the cap and then you will gain frontal lighting. The power of this flashlight is max. 650 lumens.

RovyVon Aurora a4x PVD Black Ti – another twin in the series. Perfect if you like titanium but are bothered by the silver shine. This model, as the name suggests, is all black.

Copper torch

The metallic red color is something that catches the eye like a magnet. Copper gadgets have so many die-hard fans for a reason. Although they are much less available than ones from steel or titanium, it is worth putting some effort in looking for such equipment. Fortunately, with us, you don’t have to make any special efforts, because we are giving copper flashlights on a tray:

Aurora a29 Cu / Brass is a full-size 700 lumen flashlight, perfect for everyday use. It has several operating modes and an efficient battery charged via a microUSB connector.

Aurora a9 Cu Copper – copper flashlight-pendant in mini version. It may be small, but it makes a huge impression! It shines with a power of max. 650 lumens and it’s just beautiful.

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Aluminum flashlight

An aluminum flashlight is a great proposition for fans of colorful gadgets. Through the anodization process, aluminum can obtain many interesting colors. This is not always possible with other materials. Our proposal for an aluminum flashlight is the striking, red Aurora a3x Red – the size of a key ring, with power of 650 lumens and extremely stylish.

Silver gloss flashlight

Fans of silver gloss gadgets will surely like another torch designed in the form of a RovyVon Aurora a2x Silver pendant. It is made of stainless steel, which gives it a noble look. It will be a perfect match for many other accessories: knives, key rings, pocket knives. However, if you do not like steel and dream of a metallic coating, go back to the point where we talked about titanium flashlights. They will surely meet your silver expectations.

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Gold torch

Not solid gold, but will anyone see the difference? Aurora a2x Gold is a real treat for lovers of luxurious design. It has been known for a long time that gold is the color of wealth. So feel your pockets filling with hypothetical dollars as soon as you put your RovyVon Aurora a2x Gold flashlight in them. In addition, you can also just shine with it.

Camouflage flashlight

Militarist hobbyists, ASG and reconstruction enthusiasts have been waiting for this moment. If you are one of them, look carefully – we present a special military model. Aurora a23 Pro Desert / Military Tan is a must-have gadget for anyone who has put on uniform trousers at least once in their life. Whether you prefer desert panther, multicam desert or 6-color desert, this flashlight will always fit.  All the more, it was made of durable aircraft aluminum! And it also shines with the power of max. 1000 lumens, there is really nothing to question.

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Black flashlight

All this blaze of colors and materials does not matter if you prefer classic black. Luckily, you don’t have to think about how to choose a flashlight since you don’t like any. Your Black Eldorado is just beginning! As a thank you for making it to the last paragraphs of this article, we offer you 3 tarry black flashlight models:

The well-known keychain version of the Aurora gains in beauty in the A1x Black version. It is made of durable polyamide and is simply delightfully black. It shines with a power of 650 lumens and, like other key rings, it can be attached to keys, a backpack or a cap as a headlight. Charges, of course, via the microUSB connector.

Do you want more black? Grab another keychain: Aurora a3x Gunmetal, made of aluminum, in a deep black color.

Do you prefer larger sizes? The RovyVon Aurora a23 full-size LED flashlight is eager to meet your expectations. Just like its predecessor, it was made of durable aluminum in a beautiful black version. It shines with a power of 1000 lumens, and the battery, charged via a microUSB connector, works for a maximum of 72 hours.

How to choose a flashlight?

The easiest way, that is according to your preferences. As you can see above, flashlights are literally of your choice and color. And these are not even all the models available! So choose what you like. Buy a standard, solid model or juggle the colors at will. However, make up your mind quickly, because soon the next part of the epic about flashlights will appear on our blog – especially to confuse your mind. And then you will have no choice but to buy more than one. Not that we have anything against… 😉

Gadżet - landia - wyspa pełna gadżetów

Gadget – land, the land of happiness for small and big boys

Why do we like EDC accessories? Well, I guess every guy likes gadgets. Even when he says he doesn’t like them at all, he does. Are you one of those denials? Deep down, you know we’re right. You have love for gadgets written in your genes, you sucked it out with your father’s blood, you carved it on the back of your skull. So let us show you around Gadget – land – a land where you will find everything you need to be happy. So, are we going on a journey?

EDC accessories are fun for everyone

Although a knife is an obvious and great gadget, in the outdoor world you can find many more items that will make you happy. Once you have bought your tenth blade for your collection, you may start looking for additional accessories. And then we’ll come in – not all white, but with a wide range of really cool products. They will make your life not only more pleasant but also easier.

It’s worth having a good knife

Whether knives are your long-standing passion or you are just starting out with a topic, there is always something for you in our offer. We perfectly understand your completely innocent love for knives, so we always want to recommend you what we consider a good product. So if you are looking for a knife for a start or a gift, take a closer look at our proposals. Then come back for more.

Folding knife QSP Knife Parrot

 

Something for beginners who would like to start but do not know what to choose. Don’t worry, we know – Parrot is a model you can start your knife adventure with. It is a folding knife, useful for everyday use. You can carry it in your pocket – thanks to the clip on the handle it will be completely safe there. Particularly noteworthy is the steel from which it was made – initially it was 440c steel, but now it is also available in D2 steel. And it is this option, in three color variants (black, olive, blue), that we propose for the beginning

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Folding knife QSP Knife Penguin QS130-B

 

A real hit on the market. Why? It is due to precise craftsmanship, extraordinary design and comfort of use. Penguin blade is made of good quality D2 steel, so popular among knife users. Pay attention to the handle – the most popular version is the one with denim micarts, which, although it ages like a regular denim, is resistant to moisture and temperature changes. Its rough surface guarantees that the knife will not slip out of your hand during work. And if you are not a fan of denim accessories, you can also choose Penguin in olive and brown versions.

If not a knife, then what?

Daily items can be completely ordinary, but also completely unique. These are the EDC gadgets we want to offer you. If you’re thinking about a gift just before Christmas, you’ve come to a good place. The accessories we recommend are a great option for a gift for someone close to you or yourself. Finally, it is worth pampering yourself.

Carabiner is not so ordinary

You’ve probably seen a lot of guns in your life. You associate them mainly with climbing walls, but you know that they are also very useful in everyday life, for example as a key ring. However, didn’t you ever think that it could be something more interesting than just a metal connector? We will try to surprise you – we present you with some snap hooks, which you just have to have! What is their uniqueness? You will find out soon.

Carabiner  with knife and measuring tape

Yes, you have read it well. One of the gadgets we really want to show you is this unique snap hook with a knife and measure from RovyVon. It was made of durable titanium, which can withstand the greatest madness. A small knife with an interchangeable scalpel blade No. 11 and a 4cm measuring tape have been incorporated into its body. You can treat this item as an ordinary pendant, but you can also think of it as an original multitool.
A small blade will help in everyday matters such as opening a letter or a parcel. The measure will be useful when you urgently need to measure the length precisely and you do not have a ruler at hand. This unique snap hook can accompany you every day at your wallet, backpack or bag, attaching keys or other small items. And since it is made of super-strong material, you can be sure it will serve you long.
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Carabiner with bottle opener

The knife is useful in many situations, but it is not like a decent bottle opener. If you already have one or more knives and you don’t need another blade, but would like to make sure you can have a cool, refreshing drink at any time – the RovyVon bottle opener snap hook will be just like it found.
Just like the previous one, this model is made of extremely durable titanium, so you can be sure that it will not be damaged for a long time. Use it as a pendant or a fastener and remember that you don’t have to carry a separate bottle opener with you anymore – this clever gadget is completely enough for you.

Miniflashlight – always have light with you

If we talk about gadgets, we couldn’t miss the flashlight. But not the standard one, which can be found in almost every house. It’s always hard to carry it with you, right? The flashlight on the phone can also be unreliable – either the light is too weak, or the battery is falling too fast. That is why we present you with fantastic, small and lightweight RovyVon mini flashlights, which, due to their small size, are perfect for wearing on a key ring, keychain or backpack.

Flashlight RovyVon Aurora A5x GITD White/UV

 

You can choose the translucent Aurora A5x GITD White/UV model with 650 lumens, with white and UV side light. It is made of durable, fluorescent polycarbonate, which means it literally shines in the dark. So there is no danger that when the darkness falls, you will look for it blindly – Aurora can be seen even on the darkest night.

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Flashlight Aurora A9 Cu

 

If you are a fan of vivid colors and metallic gloss, choose the Aurora A9 Cu Copper. It’s a mini-machine made of copper, with a beautiful, rusty color, ideal as a decorative pendant and useful gadget in one. It has 650 lumens of power and charges via Micro USB, giving a maximum of 30 hours of operation time.

Where to hide it all?

 

Once you have stocked up on all the unusual and useful gadgets, you will probably find that your pocket is far too small to accommodate them all. So you can scatter your accessories all over the house, looking for them for half a day, and you can get a special, dedicated RovyVon EDC organizer where you can safely store all your equipment.

Organizer EDC RovyVon RX10

 

You will place any small items – minilaters, snap hooks, penknives, folding knives, key rings, and other valuable everyday items such as an expensive watch or a branded pen. Organizer is made of high quality polycarbonate, which is resistant to mechanical damage. So you do not have to be afraid that its contents will be destroyed, crushed during transport.

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Thanks to the EDC RovyVon organizer all your gadgets will always be in one place, and in case of trips, excursions or expeditions to the forest you will safely pack it into your backpack. There will be no problem with finding free space for it, because it has a perfect, compact size. And if you want to have more of these useful boxes of the new generation, you can stack them one on top of the other – you will see that they fit together perfectly.

EDC accessories – more useful than you thought

As you can see, useful everyday gadgets are not always obvious. However, if you try to replace an ordinary item (snap hook, flashlight, box) with a newer and more interesting model at least once, you will never want to return to these standard accessories again. Why buy something that serves only one purpose, when you can have a multifunctional and great looking tool. So don’t hesitate and give yourself or someone close to you such a fabulous gift. Christmas is coming, you will not find a better opportunity.
Bushcraft czy survival? Nóż TRC Knives Mille Cuori

Bushcraft and survival – how do they differ?

Bushcraft and survival are terms that are often viewed as synonymous. But is it right? You’ve probably read our article on 3 simple tips for a beginner bushcrafter. So you know more or less that he is calling. Now we will show you, in which church. Are you curious? Read on.

What is the difference between bushcraft and survival?

While bushcraft and survival seem to mean the same at first glance, upon further exploration, we can assure you that there are some significant differences. Don’t worry if you didn’t know about it, or if you can’t tell exactly what the differences are. We guarantee that even experienced enthusiasts of survival sometimes have trouble explaining why survival and bushcraft are not interchangeable terms.

Survival, or the art of survival

Survival is an English word meaning “continuing to live or survive”. Can you take that literally? Of course. Survival is the art of survival in various, often extreme conditions. You can voluntarily choose to spend your time to experience an adventure or prove yourself. However, there may also be a situation in your life that suddenly, unexpectedly, you will find yourself in difficult conditions and you will have to survive, perhaps also help others. This is when all the survival skills you’ve learned before will come in handy.

There are 3 types of survival:

Military Survival: modeled on the rules prevailing in the military, it is based on the acquisition of skills that will help to complete a specific “mission”.

Urban survival: it is the art of survival in urbanized areas, during various types of disasters and other exceptional situations.

Survival green: it’s about surviving in nature.

How will you prepare for survival? The answer is simple: learning about both the old survival techniques and the modern ones. Survivalists do not close themselves to technological innovations, on the contrary – the more skills they acquire, the better.

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What can you take for survival?

In fact, everything as long as it is light and handy. Survivists use:

  • modern fabrics, e.g. thermal T-shirts or gore-tex jackets,
  • multifunctional flashlights,
  • multitools,
  • knives,
  • various tools,
  • special food rations,
  • first aid kits,
  • a canteen and a steel cup,
  • and many other useful items!

Any gadget that will make your survival easier is your friend. Whether it’s a water treatment or an ultra-light and super-warm sleeping bag, these things will help you survive.

Purpose of survival? Surviving

When going to survival, you just have to survive. Both in the wild and in the city, using traditional techniques, as well as modern ones, using what you have around you and the equipment prepared. You should know how to light a fire with two sticks and a birch bark, but also with e.g. car fluid. The key is to be able to use not only the gifts of nature, but also whatever other things you have available. You never know in what conditions your skills will come in handy, so it’s best to learn as much as possible.

But how is this related to bushcraft?

Bushcraft – harmony with nature

Bushcraft is a relatively new term that has not yet been embedded as strongly in the minds of Poles as survival. It consists of two parts: “bush” and “craft”.

The art of living in the wild, regardless of the conditions, temperature or season, using mainly the gifts of nature and the simplest tools – this is how you can briefly explain what bushcraft is. It is not only about surviving, but most of all it is about a specific feeling of being one with nature and the world around you. If you are fascinated by nature, you are excited to associate with wild animals and you want to feel like an American trapper – bushcraft is just for you.

How to prepare for bushcraft?

by choosing to pursue bushcraft you give up modern solutions. You learn some basic techniques, such as starting a fire with flint or two sticks. You don’t take matches with you, and replace the sleeping bag with a blanket. You boil water in a piece of wood bark, and instead of modern fabrics, you choose clothes made of cotton or wool impregnated with beeswax. Any skill that allows you to use the gifts of nature increases your chances of survival.

You don’t take any electronic gadgets with you. You only use the simplest tools and items, such as:

  • classic knife,
  • ordinary backpack,
  • handball,
  • Axe,
  • map,
  • compass.

If you go out into the wild in winter, you also take trapper snowshoes or wooden skis with you. Instead of a jacket, you wear leather or wool outerwear, and to protect your face from frost, you smear it with animal fat.

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Ordinary fun or a spiritual experience?

Bushcraft is about more than entertainment. The Bushcraftman doesn’t just want to survive and get out of the wild, his goal is to stay in it and get used to it, using almost only what nature has given. Such closeness to nature is an unforgettable experience. Provided you survive 😊

Bushcraft vs survival – how do they differ?

The first difference is that survival uses both traditional survival techniques and modern ones, while bushcraft involves cutting yourself off from civilization and its achievements, and using the simplest solutions.

It is clear that the survivalist will make use of many bushcraft techniques. However, he will choose those that require less work, because his goal is to quickly get out of a given situation. The bushcraftman can afford to use time-consuming methods because he is in no rush.

The goal of the trip is the main and most important difference between bushcraft and survival.

The goal of survival is to survive in difficult conditions. Bushcraft, on the other hand, is not so much about survival as it is about… enduring. Spending time, prevailing, being in the wild. On taking pleasure in the closeness of nature, on blending in with the surroundings, on a peculiar journey in time.

Similarities between survival and bushcraft

Of course, survival and bushcraft are areas that are very similar, and in some places even interwind. Survivalist should be familiar with primal survival techniques. He will not always have modern tools with him, and he will not always find the materials he needs around him. The knowledge of classical methods increases safety and the chances of success of the action.

It is said that:

bushcraft is always survival, although not every survival is bushcraft.

However, we do not fully agree with these words. As we wrote, bushcraft is something more than survival, so it’s hard to consider any such expedition as survival. Yes, technically this thesis seems to be accurate, but bushcraft is also a kind of spiritual experience. And in this case it will not be strictly survival – because it is not about surviving and getting out, but about learning to live in the wild and enjoy it.

Bushcraft or survival – what to choose?

Whether you are closer to the classic art of survival or living in the wild, know one thing – both options will give you an amazing experience. Such an adventure can completely change your life, or it can remain a great memory for years.

Being able to survive in harsh conditions, use what you find around you and manage without modern gadgets is something that can be useful in many moments of your life. You should learn basic skills, such as striking fire without matches, finding food in the forest or navigating with the stars. You never know when you will use them – on a Masurian cruise, a trip to the mountains or a forest camping with friends.

So feel the call of nature and set off on your adventure with survival or bushcraft. And to get started somewhere, get a good knife – for example, following our tips in this article.

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Neck knife. An ornament or a useful tool?

The neck knife is a wonderful invention for all the forgetful. On the scale of unforgettability, it is somewhere between glasses on a chain, gloves on a string, and car keys, which you can find using an app on your phone. However, this is not the only advantage of the neck knife, and not even the greatest. Do you want to find out what the others are? Read on.

Neck knife – a bit of history

Neck knives were worn long before they got the trendy name neck (just like the neck existed before it was called… do you get the joke?).

Perhaps you don’t believe it. You may not remember this. However, then you probably did not follow our fan page on FB too closely. If it were otherwise, you would immediately remember what we wrote about some time ago. In the most famous adaptation of Janosik from the 1970s you will see one of the heroes, Kwicoł, with a small knife around his neck. It is true that he used it mainly for the consumption of various delicacies, and the shape definitely differed from modern standards, but is it important?

Even though Janosik was created only 50 years ago, the series portrayed times much more distant. And okay, you can say it’s fiction, or that the costume designer might have been wrong. Perhaps you are right. But you know what? We have a feeling that it was exactly like on the TV screen.

After all, much, much earlier people often wore knives around their necks. It was for a simple reason – the blade itself was valuable enough. Adding a handle made of durable materials or a scabbard was too costly. That is why many people wrapped it with string, be its substitute, and hung it around their necks.

Neck knife today

How does it look like today? A lot of knife maniacs choose the neck knife, but still such a gadget can arouse surprise on an average person.  The neck knife has ceased to have a purely utility function – now it is also an original ornament. That is why, this category of knives has to meet extremely high requirements in terms of both quality and design.

Neck knives occupy their niche in the knife market and you can find real gems there. The models differ in both the materials from which they were made, the shape of the blade, the type of handle, the sheath, and the price. Their size is rather conventional – they should be small enough to be handy to carry and large enough to be used comfortably.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a neck knife?

There are so many advantages that a day would not be enough to list them all, so we will focus on the most important ones:You can wear it even when you are not wearing clothes. For example, you lose a bet and have to spend the night naked in the woods. You can also wear it when you are extremely scantily clad. For example, in only panties you run away through the window from the enraged husband of your current (or now out of date) girlfriend. Of course, you can also wear it when you are fully dressed. Especially when an ordinary knife would be harder for you to remove, e.g. in an anti-Covid suit. You don’t have to grab it in your teeth when you want to make a knot after cutting e.g. a string and you need both hands. We have already mentioned it, but it is worth emphasizing – it is light. It won’t tire your arm (or neck), at least not so fast. Is beautiful. If you give someone a choice between a gold neck chain worthy of Jose Arcadio Morales or a neck knif, they will definitely choose the latter. It’s original. If you want to feel special, you can dye your hair blue, but a neck knife will be a much better way to stand out from the crowd. It has a fixed blade which makes it safer and easier to maintain than folding knives. Its functionality is as good as larger knives, and sometimes it is even better – for example, for precise works, such as planing or cutting. It happens that the handle is wrapped in paracord. Look what an amazing deal – you have both a knife and a paracord in the same amount! ; )

Do you need even more reasons to decide to buy a neck knife?

Of course, the neck knife has disadvantages. However, it has so few that one sentence is enough to describe them: it is too small to cut bamboo forests (in this case, choose a machete), you will not use it to obtain wood, and a piece cut from a loaf of bread will be slightly uneven. And sometimes you may dream that the blade suddenly falls out of its sheath due to  gravity … don’t worry, it’s just an ugly nightmare that has nothing to do with the truth.

Neck knife – what will it be useful for?

Basically the same as other knives. A neck knife is a good choice for lonely, long trips to the forest, but it will also work in everyday life. You can take it for a camp: be it a scouting, survival or language one. For a barbecue with grandparents, a fire with friends and a trip with the kids to Morskie Oko. Basically, there is no occasion that it doesn’t fit.

What can you do with a neck knife? A neck knife is convenient for slicing: you can easily cut an apple or bacon. You can use it to sharpen sticks for a fire or arrows for a self-made bow. You will cut twine, line, line or various materials. You will carve a heart in the tree with the initials of your loved one. You open a can or can with a broken pin. You’ll pick a splinter out of your thumb (or cut it off). You can even put it around your neck and parade along the promenade in Sopot, looking for girls to impress.

Neck knife recommended

The choice of knives on the market is really big. Manufacturers offer newer and newer models, tempting with unusual designs, good prices or exceptional quality. No wonder that it’s hard to find your dream model in the flood of this information. We have some proven proposals for you. Perhaps your heart will beat faster with one of these knives.

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QSP Knife Neckmuck QS125-A

This is a functional neck knife from a lower price range. A good choice at the beginning if you do not want to invest a large amount in a neck knife, but you want to check if you like this form of carrying a knife.

The origin of the name of this model is interesting. “Neckmuck” is a nice word game that combines the words neck and nessmuck – the name of the blade shape inspired by the knives used by Georg “Nessmuck” Sears. Neckmuck, both with its name and shape, refers to the old outdoor traditions and will be perfect for field trips.

We also wrote about this gem in one of our articles: The best outdoor knives you can afford.

ANV Knives P100

The complete opposite of Neckmuck is the P100 from ANV Knives. It’s hard to imagine a more minimalist EDC knife blade. It is slim and elegant, extremely light and handy. The handle is left without a casing, but you can wrap it with paracord (;)) and wear it around your neck. However, if it happens that this way of carrying the knife does not suit you, you can easily attach it to your belt.

When you buy P100, you choose high-quality steel and a minimalist finish. Also its Kydex® holster is thin, light and elegant. The whole thing will go great with your outfit, but don’t worry – it also goes well with wandering in the woods, even without a suit.

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TRC Knives Speed Demon

A neck knife to fight demons? We know nothing about such a feature, although we would not be surprised. Meanwhile, however, we present you the Speed Demon neck knife from TRC Knives. This is a model from a series inspired by characters from previous eras, “Tales of Man”, about which we wrote more on our blog in the article A guy and his knife: a deep relationship. Speed Demon is inspired by the American rally driver from the beginning of the 20th century – Frank Lockhart.

Like its predecessor, the Speed Demon is effective and versatile. One would like to say: fast, but it depends only on your dexterity. The Speed Demon neck knife is durable thanks to the use of premium Elmax steel. It is medium in size, has a skeleton structure and an extremely modern look. This is an everyday knife that will be useful not only for lovers of fast driving …

MK Knives & Tools MK-07

For the end, we left a real gem, the MK-07 model made by the excellent Polish knifemaker, Marcin Kampka, with whom you can read the interview on our blog. MK-07 is the perfect blade for the followers of minimalism. Its small size becomes a great advantage when you want maximum discretion and at the same time you want a knife that meets the highest quality standards.

MK-07 is a neck knife with a wharncliffe blade, made of premium Elmax steel. Like all knives from MK Knives & Tools, it impresses with its careful workmanship and modern design. You can wear it around your neck or attach it to your belt – vertically or horizontally. An innovative CNC concave cut and a minimalist Kydex® holster complete this unique neck knife.

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Why choose a neck knife?

A neck knife is a good choice basically always. Do you need a light and handy knife? Choose a neck knife. Do you want a blade that is effective, functional and for a variety of tasks? Get a neck knife. Are you dreaming of an original necklace? Opt for a neck knife. Every reason is good to buy a neck knife, so stop hesitating and order your dream blade.

Szwajcarski scyzoryk SWIZA D07

What to use a pocket knife for? Check which feature will surprise you!

Although our hearts have long been stolen by knives, there is a device that quickens the pulse. Of course I’m talking about a decent Swiss army knife. We are convinced that without a pocket knife, life would be much more difficult. That is why we know that everyone, literally everyone, should have this multifunctional, practical tool. Do you think it will be of no use to you? Well, if we were you, we wouldn’t be so sure.

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What features in a pocket knife?

 

Pocket knives are multifunctional tools that will be useful not only in basic tasks, but also in more problematic times. No one will be surprised by a screwdriver in a pocket knife, a corkscrew is almost the basic feature. A bottle opener or small scissors are also rather considered a standard. However, we want to present you several models of Swiza pocket knives with really interesting functions. See which one you like best.

Pocket knife with scissors

You’re right, we mentioned that the scissors in a pocket knife are one of the most basic functions. But what the Swiza D07 model offers will surely surprise you. The scissors you can use have an unprecedented full-size dimensions. Thanks to them, you will do all the work for which you would have to use ordinary scissors from a stationery store. They are comfortable, practical and ready for sharp cuts.

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A pocket knife with a unique look

Our next offer is a pocket knife for special tasks. The Swiza D03 ALL BLACK model will delight you with its unusual design. However, if you thought appearance is all it has to offer, you are wrong! There is a reason why D03 has a black, matte finish – this is the effect of covering all metal elements with a titanium nitride coating. As a result, the pocket knife is more durable than other models and will withstand more intensive use.

Good pocket knife for ticks

A good pocket knife is a pocket knife that will work in all circumstances. That is why we present you the unique Swiza TT03 model, which will help you… get rid of ticks. Yes, you read that right. The TT03 pocket knife is equipped with a unique, patented tool for removing ticks. Thanks to it, you can feel safe regardless of whether you are going for a walk with your dog in dense shrubbery or you are going on a long trip to the forest. The TT03 doesn’t scare ticks away, but if you get bitten, you can easily remove them using the tick remover.

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A pocket knife open to new possibilities

The last one in our list is the Swiza SH03 R-TT pocket knife, which combines two extremely useful functions. We wrote about the first one above – it is a patented tool for removing ticks. However, with the SH03 R-TT, there is something else you can do that you can’t do with many other pocket knives: open it with one hand. This is a great option for those who like to act quickly and agilely.

What functions does a pocket knife have?

Each of the models presented, apart from the unique features described, also has the standard ones. These include the classic blade, corkscrew, bottle opener, as well as flat screwdrivers and a wire bender. You’ll also find tweezers and a reamer. All this to make your everyday life easier.

A pocket knife is a good choice not only for trips. It will also be useful on your way to work, on holidays abroad, or just at home. Thanks to simple tools, you can quickly make basic repairs, but you can also cope with many unexpected situations. Several options in one are always a good choice. Therefore, if you are considering purchasing a pocket knife, don’t hesitate, just buy it. Best place to get them is on our site 😉

 

 

We recommend the most popular models of Swiss pocket knives in our store

Swiss knife SWIZA, ALLBLACK line, model D03.

Tools and Functions:

1) 75 mm blade with safety lock.
2/3/4) Punch, reamer awl with sewing eye.
5/6/7) Bottle opener with flat head screwdriver No 3 and wire bender.
8/9) Can opener with flat screwdriver No 1.
10) Sommelier corkscrew.
11) Tweezers.

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Swiss Knife SWIZA TT03 Tick Tool Red

Tools and Functions:

1) 75 mm blade with safety lock.
2/3/4) Punch, reamer awl with sewing eye.
5/6/7) Bottle opener with flat head screwdriver No 3 and wire bender.
8/9) Tick Tools with magnifying glass.
10) Sommelier corkscrew.
11) Tweezers.

The best outdoor knives you can afford

If you’ve been around the topic of knives for a while, you probably know that the price range can really vary. Are you wondering which knife to choose in order not to lose your entire paycheck but at the same time get excellent quality? We have some suggestions for you. Perhaps the models we recommend do not belong to the lowest price level, but they also will not make you live on Chinese soups and bread with ketchup until the end of the month. Unless you like that.

1. QSP Knife Neckmuk

The cheapest knife in our set is the QSP Knife Neckmuk QS125-A model. This small neck knife with a fixed blade was designed by Arthur Bremen, basing on the ideas behind the life of one of the most popular nineteenth-century promoters of life in nature – Georg “Nessmuck” Sears. The knife owes its original name to him.

Neckmuk is a light, handy and small knife, which makes it practical especially during long outdoor trips. Its shape makes it easy to bind game, cut and prepare food, so it will be a great choice for true bushcraft enthusiasts.

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2. QSP Knife Toukan

Another knife at a good price that we want to recommend to you is a model from the same company as above: QSP Knife Toukan I QS113. By looking at the name, you probably know what to expect – color of course! The knife does not take its name from one of the most colorful birds in the world for nothing.

The Toukan is an obvious choice for connoisseurs of extraordinary design, but this is not its only advantage. This knife is extremely easy to use, and its functionality will prove itself on many lonely trips. Choose Toukan if you want to combine a classic model with an original look.

3. QSP Knife Workaholic

The next knife you can still afford is made of excellent German premium Böhler N690 steel. It was designed by a German designer – Sven Kinast. We present you the QSP Knife Workaholic-SK03 QS124-B. As the name suggests, once you use it once you will become addicted forever.

Workaholic is a model for handymen who like to modify their equipment. You can disassemble the handle and use the frame itself, or you can wrap it with the included paracord instead of the handle. The steel used in the production ensures that the knife will remain sharp for a long time. It’s solid and durable – just like you.

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4. ANV Knives P200

The last model in our list is a slightly higher price range, but still buying it will not mean that you will only find light in your refrigerator. We do not hesitate to recommend it. Hand on heart – we just know you will be happy with it. This is the ANV Knives P200 knife available in two options: ANVP200-006 with a stonewash finish and ANVP200-014 with a black DLC finish.

The strength of this model lies in its simplicity. It is small and has optimal weight, which is why it is perfect for various types of outdoor activities. Made of German N690 steel will guarantee the durability and strength of the knife. And besides? Well, this minimalist, classic design is just great! Whichever option you choose, you won’t want to part with it.

The best knives at good prices – choose your model

As you can see, you don’t need to have thousands on your account to be able to buy your dream knife. The models proposed by us will not clean your wallet out, but they sure will serve you for a long time and will give you full satisfaction from using them. Choose one of them and enjoy the new acquisition on your next trip to the forest. Regardless of whether it will be your first knife or you are already a veteran knife, you will be satisfied with our proposals. Or would you like to buy all four? Well, who will forbid the rich 😉

3 simple tips for a beginner bushcrafter

How to start your adventure with bushcraft? If you are considering it seriously enough that you are looking for advice on the Internet, it is a sign that the first step is over. Proper research is half the battle – you cannot go on your first trip without proper preparation. And how to prepare for bushcraft? Check out our 3 simple tips for the beginner bushcrafter.

What is the difference between bushcraft and survival? Get to know the differences

First of all, remember once and for all – bushcraft is not the same as survival. To you as a beginner, it may seem that the difference is small. However, you will quickly understand how wrong you are.

Although the survival and bushcraft foundations are quite similar, the devil is in the details. Bushcraft is about more than just wilderness survival. It is an amazing experience of being close to nature. By choosing bushcraft, first of all, you try to achieve harmony with the surrounding forest. You do not use the latest technological developments, special fabrics and electronic gadgets. You have the simplest tools with you, a thick sweater and a woolen blanket. Bushcraft is the art of keeping things simple and using what you have around you.

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How to prepare for bushcraft? First, learn the theory

Bushcraft is a hobby that requires both experience and knowledge. Experience will come with time, but the knowledge can be acquired from the very beginning. Theoretical preparation is a very important aspect of bushcraft. Start by reading a few books on the subject. Follow bushcraft blogs and check out Youtube. You can also watch documentaries, but remember that their heroes always have a film crew around them and are never really on their own.

Join groups on Facebook, read what people write on thematic forums. See if there is a bushcraft crew in your area. It is worth taking advantage of the knowledge gained from experienced colleagues. Only after you prepare yourself theoretically, you can go on your first expeditions.

How to be safe in bushcraft? By equipping yourself with good equipment, you take care of yourself

Safety during bushcraft is something you must not neglect. Remember that you are not indestructible. Wildlife may surprise you not only at the beginning, but even after you’ve gained a lot of experience. Do not underestimate the forces of nature. Act responsibly to make your trip a pleasure, not an unpleasant memory.

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What is worth taking with you on bushcraft?

Here are some things you should stock up on:

Mobile phone. Even if you plan to completely cut yourself off from civilization, your cell phone will help you contact emergency services, for example, if you get hurt.

A handy first aid kit. Put in it the necessary medications and medical necessities, such as bandages, plasters and disinfectant.

Stock of water and food. This is especially important at the beginning, when you don’t know how to get food yourself.

Additional equipment. Be sure to get a bushcraft knife, take a sleeping mat, a blanket. Get the right clothes. A compass, flashlight or map will be useful. You can also use the tips in our article on 3 things to take for survival.

How to start your adventure with bushcraft?

Bushcraft is a wonderful hobby that can become a lifelong passion. Start slowly, from a few hours in the forest, and stay longer each time. You will gain experience over time – and that’s beautiful! However, you will never forget your first night under the stars, so make sure you prepare well for it. Follow our advice and head to the forest! Adventure awaits.

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Can you carry a knife without permission? Check if you know the current regulations in Poland

Many people mistakenly believe that they cannot carry a knife every day. In fact, both owning and carrying a knife are absolutely allowed. However, you have to follow a few rules. What kind? Read on.

Can any knife be bought without permission?

The answer to this question is: YES. In the light of Polish law, a knife is a utility and it is not treated as a white weapon, therefore it is not subject to the Act of May 21, 1999 on weapons and ammunition. You can easily buy a folding knife, spring knife, butterfly knife and knife with a fixed butt. However, watch out for any other items that have a hidden blade in them. Such a device is already a weapon according to Art. 4 sec. 1 of the above-mentioned Act. Therefore, an umbrella or a cane with a retractable blade requires an appropriate permit issued by the district police commander.

Interestingly, in the light of the law, a saber, sword, ax and any other historical weapons are not considered weapons. However, although you do not need a permit to have it, we do not recommend walking down the street with a sword. Getting a good knife would be a better option.

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Is it allowed to carry a knife?

You will certainly find a lot of inaccurate information on the Internet about the limitations of owning white weapons due to the length of the blade. It results from two legal acts: the Regulation of the President of the Republic of October 27, 1932, Law on weapons, ammunition and explosives, and the executive regulation of January 27, 1936, on white weapons and on restrictions on arms trade. However, these laws were revoked a long time ago and do not need to be complied with.

You can carry a knife with you, regardless of its size. It also doesn’t matter whether you hide it under your jacket or keep it in view. However, there are a few situations where it is illegal to carry a knife.

When is it forbidden to have a knife?

Firstly, according to 50a § 1 of the Code of Petty Offenses, anyone who carries a knife in a public place with the direct intention of using it for criminal purposes is punished. In such a situation, the law enforcement authorities must prove that in fact both conditions exist: possession of a knife and the intention to commit a crime with its use.

Another case where the possession of a knife can be prosecuted is when attending a mass gathering or event. You don’t have to intend to use the blade for criminal purposes – just have it with you. And while in the case of an assembly it is only an offense (art. 52 par. 1 of the Code of Petty Offenses), it will be considered  a crime during a mass event (art. 59 par. 1 of the Act of March 20, 2009 on the safety of mass events).

The Code of Misdemeanors indicates one more situation in which mere possession of a knife is illegal. We are talking about the participation in the ride of an organized group of participants of a mass sports event (Article 50a § 1a). Do not take the knife with you if you and an organized group of fans are going to the game by train, metro or bus.

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The right to carry a knife – who has it?

Anyone can buy and carry a knife or other blade, as long as it is not hidden in an object that does not seem to be associated with a melee weapon at first glance. So you can walk the streets without any problems with your favorite model in your pocket. However, it’s better to leave it at home if you want to attend a gathering, mass event, or a trip to a match.

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“I needed a knife so I made one. Then one thing led to another. ” Marcin Kampka, the creator of the brand, tells about the origins of MK Knives & Tools.

Marcin Kampka, founder of MK Knives & Tools, in an interview with Kapuga.pl talks about the beginnings of his knifemaker career, about how he works and what he likes besides knives.

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You’ve come a long way from your first knife in 2014 to now that your brand is known and appreciated in the industry. Tell us what prompted you to start your knifemaker career? Is there a family history behind it?

Hmm, so yeah. You don’t start a sentence with so yeah [laughs].

We’ll cut it out.

The point is, I needed a knife. I started to be interested in it a lot earlier, but I used bazaar models. One day I found the knives.pl forum and started reading it. I noticed there are people out there who make knives themselves. So I decided to try to make my own. My father told me what and how, and I made my first project. Just as I was making these knives (because I was making two, in case I broke one), my uncle came to me and said that he was taking one of them. Well, I did them right away and that’s how it actually started. Then I showed my knife on the knives.pl forum, people liked it too, so I started doing new projects. And so it slowly began to develop.

You mentioned that your father showed you how to make this knife. How did he know that?

Dad deals with machining on a daily basis and has a very large understanding of the entire process, not only the machining itself, but also heat treatment and similar processes.

So there was a workshop in the house.

Yes, machines and tools too.

Your knives are distinguished by excellent quality, unique designs and careful workmanship. What is the production process like, what do you pay the most attention to?

In fact, the production process is the same everywhere. The beginning is an ordinary project, that is, who thought of what, and the purpose of this knife, i.e. what it will be used for. This is the most important thing to ask yourself at the beginning. Then comes the time to select steel, materials for the handle, and materials for the sheath. Well, unless the knife is to be folded, that’s another matter. And then it’s just work and work.

What do you think is more important – good design or functionality? From your answers it seems that the functionality is.

I believe that there will always be a few people who will defend each design. No matter what it is, there is always a project that has its audience. Therefore, one should not always follow patterns. I mean, yes and no. But even if the handle is not suited to each hand, there will be a recipient for such a knife. And it is worth just doing what you have in your head, and not being guided only by what you read somewhere, why it should be this way. Because it is this direction that allows you to develop the knife industry. If everyone made the same knives, none would stand out.

And when it comes to design, it is impossible not to notice that MK Knives & Tools knives have an unusual style. You have plenty of ideas – where do you find inspiration to come up with new models?

Actually I do not know. I just sit down and draw. At the beginning you know, on a piece of paper, I sketch more or less what I want to do. I need to know what I want because it doesn’t look like I’m going to make a few dashes here and we’ll see. Usually, I just sit down, draw on a piece of paper, then on a computer, in a program. A little straight, a little curved. As a rule, I do a project, I like it more or less, I turn off the computer. And open in three days. I look to see if I still like it, if so, I make any corrections, then turn off the computer and restart in three days.

Have you ever been inspired by movies or series or other famous themes?

It is known that everyone wanted to be Rambo once [laughs]. I was very interested in TV series, MacGyver for example, because there was a lot of tinkering. I’ve always been interested in the knives and tools he used there. It was cool, but the inspiration – probably not. I did not make a knife that appeared in a certain movie, although such survival and military climates are my atmosphere.

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What features do you think a good knife maker should have? What is more important – talent or hard and tedious work?

Everything can be worked out. Not everyone is born with talent, but you definitely need to be patient and polish your workshop. Train yourself when you don’t know something, because nothing comes by itself. It is known that you need to spend several dozen hours on a piece of paper to make your project. You have to have a little bit of this and that, it’s not zero one. Some know how to do more with their hands, others with their heads, so both will have to train this “weaker” feature.

We heard about the story from last year. Just before CEKE, you noticed that the anodization of the MK-01F ordered just for this event does not meet your expectations. In order not to disappoint the customer and to create a product 100% compliant with your standards, you were making it from scratch, spending the whole night on it. Your commitment is admirable. What drives you to work?

I will correct it right away, because it looked different. I finished my work at 10 p.m. and at 3 a.m. I was to leave with my friends to Warsaw. And I finish this knife, I look, and one side is a little different color than the other. Unfortunately, everything had to be dismantled and corrected. It went down to half past one in the morning, so I slept for about 2 hours. And it was like that, and before that, I was also working all day. Overall, I am quite critical of my work and maybe sometimes I worry too much about small things. If I see any shortcomings, I do not let go and I have to correct them. I try very hard to make them as good as possible, even at the cost of extra time spent on them.

In my opinion, this shows your great passion for knives. And what gives you strength to be able to work so many hours and not feel tired?

All in all, I like to do it and I enjoy the job. Because I have been standing by the machines for a long time. You can say that when someone goes looking for a job and they are looking for a man with five years of experience straight after graduation, I would be suitable, because I have been working on a lathe or milling machine since middle school.

You are definitely an exception.

Because it was at home, you know how it is. As it is there, it looks different.

You made many knives and each one was unique. But you surely have a favorite – which model has a special place in your heart?

This is probably the toughest question, because I try to apply as much as possible to each project and refine it. Even when I was making a given model, over time I try to improve a few different tiny details, not always noticeable, but to be as good as possible. My favorite model is the MK-01F, my first foldable model. I carry the first one with me all the time, I even have it in my hand now and it’s hard for me to part with it.

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Lucky charm?

I don’t really believe in such things. It’s just that even if I don’t need a knife, I like to have it with me.

Everyone, even the hardest working man, has his own way of escape from reality. We have heard that you are going fishing and to the Baltic Sea. Will you tell us more about it?

I have been interested in fishing for a very long time. Already when I was in elementary school, I went fishing with my uncles and I got into that. You know, there was also a break from that, because either school or university, or just making knives. At the beginning of my activity, I took a two-year break from fishing to get everything under control, but now I go whenever I have a free moment. Such a relaxation. That’s what I needed that first knife for, for fishing trips. And I go to the seaside to relax, but certainly not in the summer. In just two weeks I am going to the seaside to rest and there will be no more screens, only the sound of the sea. I live close to the mountains but I prefer the sea.

Any advice for those choosing their first knife? What should they be guided by?

It depends on who needs it and for what. As a rule, if someone is looking for a knife that they do not need, but want to have it because it is cool, it is best to buy a foldable, fancy one, just so that they like it. Honestly, in my case, I pull out the knife more often to click myself than to cut anything. And for the very beginning with a knife adventure, I recommend a small pocket knife with other tools or a multitool. Possibly a folder or a small fixed and that’s it. And that is how it all begins. Then you buy another one and another one.

We are glad that you have decided to work with us. After all, we have a great passion for knives. You create unique models especially for us. Will you let go of the secret of what knife you plan to make in the near future?

I am also happy about this cooperation. As for the project itself, I don’t know yet. And when it comes to the knives that I already produce and are now on the agenda, the MK-06, although maybe something else. But I prefer to leave it as a surprise.

Thank you for the conversation.

Thank you.

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How not to wander in the dark? The RovyVon® flashlight overview

We have already written about what things you should have in your survival kit. One of these items is a flashlight. You won’t get far in the dark and you don’t want to end every adventure before dark, do you? If you don’t know which flashlight to choose for yourself, you’ve come to the right place. See what flashlight models have been prepared by RovyVon and see which one will be the best for you. A little hint: these flashlights will be useful not only in the forest!

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Use 650 lumens of your Aurora flashlight

Let there be light

Okay, the basic function of the flashlight, i.e. illuminating surroundings in the dark, is something that does not need to be explained to anyone. Are you going to the forest at night? You take a flashlight. Are you going to the basement? You take a flashlight. You go to the garage – the same. Do you get up in the fridge at night? Well, there is light in the refrigerator, but you need a flashlight to get to it (we reveal a secret: if you don’t turn on the main light, no one will notice that you are snacking at night!).

You need a flashlight when sailing, in a tent, on a mountain trip, at a scout camp and at that unpleasant moment when you want to check how many of your socks are hidden under the bed. Airsofters will appreciate the ability to illuminate all the nooks and crannies of the house when they first scatter the balls on the floor (although there is no chance that they will clean them all. Somehow, a few always stay hidden.)

We know what you need light for. In a nutshell – to everything that is dark. But can a flashlight be useful for something else? Definitely yes!

UV in your pocket

UV rays in a flashlight are a clever gadget that will be useful in many everyday situations. Hardly anyone can distinguish real banknotes from counterfeit versions by touch. If you are making cash transactions, you will find it useful to be able to verify the authenticity of the money you receive. Choose the flashlight model that offers you this option, such as the E200u. With it in your pocket you know that you will not be ripped off. Just remember not to use UV light to illuminate bed sheets in hotels. They may surprise you.

UV rays can also be used in other ways. Nowadays, hygiene is of the highest importance. What if we told you that you might have a flashlight that disinfects? Yes, this is not a joke. The E200u and E700u models have a built-in UV-C light that allows you to decontaminate anything you want. You can disinfect a face mask, frequently touched cupboard handles, pens at work and a computer keyboard. With such a flashlight you will say goodbye to the smell of disinfectants.

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UV rays to check the authenticity of your money

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Take care of your visibility and improve safety

Flashlight perfect for night marathons

If you are looking for a compact option that, however, is as powerful as a full-fledged flashlight, choose one of the Aurora models. This baby is only 6 centimeters in size and is perfect as a key ring. You don’t have to think about taking her away from home, because she will always be with you. You can also use it as a headlight – you can attach it to the cap with a special clip. Thanks to this, it will become an indispensable element of equipment for all night runners.

Always carry a flashlight

Regardless of whether you like night expeditions or you are an ordinary guest who only occasionally ends up  in sudden darkness – it is worth having a suitable flashlight. It is a piece of equipment that is always useful, as versatile as a Phillips screwdriver and electrical tape. The RovyVon brand offers several interesting options, so do not hesitate, choose a model for yourself and enjoy the brightness in all circumstances.

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3 items you should take for survival

If survival is your passion, you have probably wondered many times what to take with you on a trip to the forest. Regardless of whether you are an experienced bushcrafter or just starting your survival adventure, one thing is certain – there are some things you should always have with you. What? You’ll find out soon.

Multifunction knife – why choose it?

A knife is a basic element of every survival equipment. It will facilitate many activities and keep you safe. When going to the forest, choose a model that combines several functions. This is what the QS106-B knife from QSP Knife Stash is about. The 8-in-1 knife, named by the manufacturer himself, falls into the survival set category. It contains the necessary elements that will make it easier to be in the wild. They include: 

  • excellent quality blade 
  • 2-meter section of paracord sharpener 
  • flat screwdriver 
  • bottle opener 
  • flint and metal scraper for it 
  • mini led lamp 

The convenience of such a solution is invaluable. Thanks to it, you have the most important tools in one place. You don’t have to be afraid of forgetting something while packing.

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Good utility knife for survival 

If you are a fan of simple solutions and you do not need additional gadgets, take the perfect South Pole utility knife from TRC Knives to the forest. The inspiration for this model was Roald Amundsen, the first winner of the South Pole. Amundsen struggled with extreme conditions and faced death as he persistently pursued his goal. This is also what this knife is like – extremely durable, made to face difficulties. With such a blade you can handle it anywhere even if you don’t have anything else with you. Even pants. 

A flashlight will be useful in the forest

A flashlight is another essential element on your trip. Are you planning to pack an ordinary flashlight from the supermarket? We advise you well – give up this idea. If you are serious about survival, choose a durable, functional and tailored flashlight. And above all, one that will not go out for a long time. 

The best flashlight from the Angel Eyes series will be the best one. It is a small work of luminous art. Take the E200 with you if you need a compact tool. It has a durable body and reusable batteries and is quickly charged via USB. Additionally, it is water resistant. If you prefer something bigger, go for the E700S model. It is virtually indestructible and has the same functions as its smaller counterpart: water resistance, durable battery, USB charging and durable body.

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What to pack for survival? 

A backpack is necessary. It is easy to disregard this choice, but choosing the right backpack will affect your well-being. Simply put, your discomfort will increase in direct proportion to your back pain. So choose good materials, solid stitching and a relatively large capacity by choosing the Sparrow 30 model from WISPORT. Not only will you get a great-quality and comfortable backpack, but you will also support a recognized Polish company. Its capacity is 30 liters, so you can easily fit all your gear. It’s a good choice for years of exciting adventures. 

Already have all the equipment? Get ready for the trip. Be sure to let me know how you did!

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