I got me the Fox Suru with green alu handles. Super slim, super light-weight and as usually razor sharp.
The rather broad than long drop point blade makes it perfect for any heavy duty tasks out in the field.
I did a little customizing by adding a 550 paracord lanyard and also detaching the pocketclip which I felt to be a little annoying when opening or holding this folder.
A second little downside about the #foxsuru is its quite stiff liner lock.
But apart from that I'm absolutely in love with this knive.
It's #midsummer - but the corona restrictions and other unexpected obstacles have overturned my original plans. Therefore: no ship full of amber, but only a small ritual with the simplest possible form of burnt offering.
When it comes to tactical gimmicks, the tactical pen is probably one of the most popular items.
But I think most pens out there fail to design their genuine purpose - either due to an unfitting design, wrong material or their sheer size.
Let me be clear about it: a tactical pen should fully function as a writing tool and a close combat weapon - but most pens fail not only in one but both categories.
Exceptions are rare and hard to find.
Personally I like the Smith & Wesson M&P 2nd Generation as well as the Schrade Tactical Pen.
To me, the #smithandwesson appears the perfect fusion of pen and kubotan. The only downside is that it's this way so obviously.
That's where the #schrade comes in, which elegantly hides its second nature, at the cost of a slightly worse handling compared to my first example.
Which #tacticalpen do you trust and why? Let me know in the comments.
Fun Fact: When I started to delve into the topic of compiling outdoor equipment once again as an adult, I initially thought flashlights weren't really an "Essential" and also a potentially too vulnerable light source - so the last gaps in all of my kits were filled with glow sticks.
Obviously I've changed my mind in the meantime.