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An introduction to the fantastic ‘Mini Kit’ from The Last Stand LLC

You’ll never have to carry heavy shooting stands again! 

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I'm an 'each knife has its task' kinda guy. I've seen people over the years try to use one knife for anything and not only is it embarrassing to watch it's often also dangerous! "Yeah, I'll open those biscuits with my Junglas" or "it's ok, this hest will get through eventually if I keep hitting it!" I have always worked to a 3 knife rule, one for small tasks, one for heavy chopping and a reasonably sized (3 or 4 inch) guy in the middle for the core tasks, certainly around the camp fire. The heavy slot has long been...

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You may have read my initial 'out of the box' review of this knife a few months ago. It was very positive, built on a lot of expectation and having heard very good things from people who's opinions I value. It looked and felt good, the handle was reassuring as was the guard. The shape of the blade was what I imagine a bushcraft knife blade to be, it's what kids would draw if you asked them! Aesthetics aside and without blindly believing the hype, I had to give this thing a proper go myself, see what I found out....

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Well it's safe to say I know this knife very well by now! I had the first lot shipped over from the States to the UK, no-one else stocked them when they were first released nor were they in any rush to do so.   I was familiar with Expat, a knife designer and friend of the ESEE team, through bits of the Internet and word of mouth. Through the release of their cleaver the Expat CL1 I could see that there was a real leaning towards filling very specific gaps in the market, with function foremost, no gimmicks. The...

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I'm a cap guy, no getting away from it! The good lord gifted me with many (well several, maybe one or two) things but a full head of flowing locks was not one of them. It gets cold on the old swede when you are out on the side of a hill, open range or generally in the middle of nowhere, so I learned from a relatively early age that a caps were my friends! I've had possibly a hundred caps in my life, going away back of course, of every style shape and fastening. I've just had a scout...

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