Not only did my daughter and I film a little tribute (parody?) of the Almazan Kitchen dude while we were at the cabin – we also did a video review of a couple new knives I picked up from the House of Knives.
The “city handy-knife” a Black Tusk Mesa Grey I picked up from the House of Knives actually retails for about $40 – watch for it to go on sale to get the good deal.
I picked up the “country handy-knife” at the House of Knives annual “warehouse sale” and it came in a package with a small, fold-up shovel and a little hatchet.
All kidding aside, the SOG Jungle Knife, shovel, and hatchet are great tools to keep in the trunk of your car for when you travel, especially if you are traveling in the winter time.
The Black Tusk Mesa Grey is a beautiful little knife. As I say in the video – it fits the hand quite nicely and opens and closes with a smooth action that is not “switch blade fast” – a good thing. It also has a blade that takes an edge very nicely making it perfect for opening all my Amazon boxes (at least one a month!)
At the same time, I do find the Mesa Grey to be a bit awkward sliding it into my pocket. The little knob that you press against to flip the blade open sticks out just a shade too much making it catch as I try to slide the pocket clip over the fabric of my dungarees.
For $42 the Mesa Grey is a very good value and I will be carrying it around and using it for all my “handy knife” needs. The SOG Jungle Knife will be a background player – handy but, you know, the optics of carrying a machete-like knife in town is not good.