Blade Buffet aka the DCS Knife Party! Nov 2019

Whats up guys – man I gotta say it’s a good time to be working on the channel. I have so much material coming up that I wanted to take a moment and showcase some of the knives you will be seeing in upcoming videos. Check out the offerings from Ganzo, Buck, Protech, Monterey Bay Knives, SOG, and some additional banter from yours truly, of course =)

Question of the day is… what’s your favorite current/upcoming release?


DLT Trading Exclusive Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight in M390

Question: Considering all of the past/currently released versions, what is your favorite configuration of the Para 3? Being a huge Para 3 fan, Spyderco had set the bar pretty high with an excellent knife that took much of its design cues from the iconic Paramilitary 2.

They’ve managed to shave off even more weight and address some small issues by taking things a step further and releasing a lightweight version of the Para 3, sporting BD1N steel and FRN handles…. but I wasn’t about to pick one up.

Why? Because I was interested in picking up one of the spring runs or even a limited production version for a little more money, with better steel.

And POOF! DLT Trading swoops in to save the day with this Crimson FRN/M390 limited production! Folks, I can’t stress this enough – DLT Trading ROCKS. If you have a chance, check them out and place an order through them. They accept Paypal and process/ship their knives LIGHTNING fast! …so now that we have that out of the way, an important question remains: WAS THIS WORTH THE WAIT? Check out the video below and find out 😉

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SOG Terminus XR – Wait… What?!?!?

While they’ve done a fantastic job on their backpacks and collaborations (watches, etc.), SOG has been a bit lackluster when it comes to their multi-tools and folding knives, which have largely been eclipsed by a market that is now saturated with both budget and higher end production knives that offer an exceptions value to performance ratio. That is… until now.

Possibly. Maybe? Perhaps…

SOG’s XR line has sought to prove that the company still has a few ace’s up their sleeve, and the Terminus XR seems to be no exception. Check out the review to see what I think of the carbon fiber model, as well as Continue reading “SOG Terminus XR – Wait… What?!?!?”

We Knife Co Stonefish – Crazy Sharp Fixed Blade

DCS Crew, I hope you’re ready for your ‘FIX’, because here it comes! Mike Emler, an extremely talented knife sharpener and the man behind Crazy Sharp, has partnered with WE Knife Co. to produce an awesome fixed blade design dubbed the Stonefish. Unbeknownst to many, I actually use fixed blades more than folders, so this is a review I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time! A huge thank you goes out to both Mike and the Apex Passaround for setting this up. I think we may have a winner here – watch as I go into detail about the design and usage of the blade, and where it fits in comparison to some of my fixed blade collection.

Did WE shake up the market for fixed blades? I guess you’ll have to watch below and find out. Continue reading “We Knife Co Stonefish – Crazy Sharp Fixed Blade”

Kizer Mini Sheepdog – Better Than Expected

Ok… So by now if you are reading this, you’ve seen the name of this video. I have to be honest, I had not expected the knife to be good as it was. That being said, I think it hits a niche market and with different handles, blade steels, and sizes, Kizer has a ‘Sheepdog’ for pretty much anyone looking for the right fit. This is the mini version, with Titanium scales and S35vn Steel – a real treat that flips extremely well, and has surprising ergos.

I’ll try not to give too much away though as this video goes in-depth on the Kizer Mini Sheepdog. Take a look at the review and let me know what you think! Do you prefer the mini, standard, or XL version?

In-Depth Review : Damned Designs Oni Prototype

Ok, so let me get this straight: Layered Carbon Fiber/G10, titanium options, framelock/linerlock, S35vn Steel, AND starting at $80? Ok, you’ve got my attention – let’s talk! Welcome back to an awesome first here on the channel, DCS crew! Today we get to check out an up close review on the Oni, a small yet capable front flipper from Damned Designs. Size comparisons, pros, cons, final thoughts – you know how I do 😉

This video could not have been possible without the combined efforts of both Damned Designs as well as the Apex Passaround – a huge thank you goes out to both camps! Be sure to check out the Oni at, or if you happen to be attending Blade Show West ’19, pass by table J11 and you can see both the G10/Carbon Fiber and Titanium models first-hand! If you aren’t able to drop in and see it in person, no worries – chances are Blade Banter will have some video from the show. Be sure to check him out at for more info.

Speaking of Damned Designs, they have a few other models slated for release – among them, the Wraith, Basilisk, and the Yokai. Which are you looking forward to? Let me know, and maybe, just maybe, Damned Designs could get one of the models over to DCS for review!

GLOCKTOBER FEST!! My Personal Glock 43

Welcome back DCS Crew 🙂 Did you miss me? Of course you did! And for that, I’ve got some awesome material coming up on the pipeline – but first, just a quick homage to ‘Glocktober’ here on the DCS page with one of my favorite concealed carry pistols, and that’s the Glock 43. Not just ANY Glock 43, but my personal modded G43. All of the upgrades have been installed by me, so if you feel the need to DIY whenever you feel like modding something from stock, Glock is a very user-friendly platform with loads of options for you to make it run exactly how you want.

Take a listen and check out some of my personal upgrades on this pistol, and stay tuned for some more updates coming soon!

Also, I figured I’d ask your opinion – do you prefer to keep your carry pistols stock, or do you modify them (testing for function, of course) to your liking?

Kizer ZipSlip (Vanguard Model) – EverFlush Awesomeness

It’s Slippy Time! Mike Vagnino has had the Bladesmith version of the ZipSlip out for a while, and due to the success of this awesome non-locking model, it was only natural that the Vanguard model in G10 and N690 steel was an obvious progression. These come in multiple colors and sport the same deep carry clip/EverFlush Backbar in a cost-effective package. This video looks into the other slipjoint options I currently EDC as well as my thoughts after carrying this knife for different functions.

If you are interested in this knife and are on the fence about it… do yourself a favor and check out my 2 cents!

Alliance Designs Scout – Production Does the Custom Justice!

Alliance Designs has been on fire this year with their releases! This one in particular is a mighty mouse of a knife based on Pat Hammond’s custom folder, and wow, does it do the custom justice! Check out my thoughts on this slicey little gents folder, along with my brief explanation of the blade steel RWL-34.

Interested in picking one up?

Be sure to check out the different colors on sale at Urban EDC Supply here: Alliance Designs Scout – Urban EDC Supply

Last but not least – a big shoutout goes to Eden at Alliance Designs as well as for the great info on blade steel – be sure to check them out and subscribe to their email list, as they send over new articles and information on blade steel often.

Kizer Mini Domin – MXG Deep Carry Clip Mod (Link in Description)

Whats up DCS crew? As with other Kizer knives, some of them just lack small details – in this case, it’s the pocket clip. It’s not bad, but the knife definitely benefits from a deep carry clip. Luckily I’ve got just the thing in mind from MXG Gear!

Link to the compatible clip is here (via MXG Gear website):