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5.11, Backpack, Camping, Five eleven, Hunting, Jackal Firearms, Load carrying, Roe sack, RuckStrap, SUL, SUL Outdoors -

Well it’s safe to say we are outdoors guys who like a good yomp! If you’ve ever seen me carrying in Peli cases at a trade show or on a range you will undoubtedly have heard me say one of my motos “I’m not very smart but I’m good at lifting stuff!” I was introduced to shooting as a deerstalker, not on the range, my progress into shooting was backwards to most. At the time I was working heavily in the public sector, fetching and carrying and using a 50/50 split of brains and braun. All this meant I had...

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New Product, Range Kit, Shooting accessories -

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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