Hotta-san Hunting Knife

The Hotta-san Hunting Knife is the work of a legendary Japanese blackmith based in the Tosa region of Shikoku, each knife is made by hand without the use of a die, and each blade is considered a functional work of art by people who know more about Japanese sword and knife making than you or…

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Datsun 240Z V8

The Datsun 240Z was an exceedingly important car for Datsun, the automaker saw the need for a halo-car that would help shift the brand’s image away from just being just another Japanese econobox manufacturer. The team behind the Z took inspiration from two of the most famous sports cars in the world at the time:…

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Deus Gripping Gloves

Each pair of Deus Gripping Gloves is handmade in Japan using 100% Napa cowhide, both the palms and knuckles are double-layered for improved abrasion resistance and the velcro wrist straps ensure that the gloves stay on if you fall off. In order to ensure there’s no chafing the Gripping Gloves have external seams, it gives…

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1969 Honda CL350 Cafe Racer

The Honda CL350 was the marque’s best selling model for a number of years between 1968 through 1973, over 250,000 of them were produced and a significant number of them are still on the road thanks to the hard-to-kill nature of Honda’s engines. With a dry weight of 328lbs (149kgs) and a horsepower output of 36 at…

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Suzuki XN85 Turbo

The Suzuki XN85 Turbo was the first turbo-charged motorcycle from the Japanese marque, it was a direct answer to the Honda CX500T but it upped the ante a little by offering a capacity of 673cc. As it was Suzuki’s first crack at a turbo the boost and resulting performance was relatively modest, but this isn’t…

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Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 is a famously tough 4×4 that bears close resemblance to its sibling, the petrol-powered FJ40. These two off-roaders are uncompromising, spartan vehicles designed for use in the harshest environments on Earth, in fact many of them are still in use today across North Africa, Australia and South America. The two countries that…

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Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV

The Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV was introduced in 1972 to significant interest from both the leading motorcycle journalists and their readers, it was the first production motorcycle ever made that could hit a 12.0 second flat quarter mile and it’s considered by some to be the catalyst for the downfall of the British motorcycle…

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

This feature was written by Bujar Muharremi, the co-founder of Auto Fabrica. It makes a nice change when custom bike builders write the words to accompany their creation – and it allows the reader a chance to see deeper into the process than would otherwise be possible. The Original type 3 was a bike which…

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Nissan Skyline Cutaway Wallpaper

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is without question one of the most important sports cars ever to come out of Japan, I know there are contrarians out there who’ll attempt to argue with me about that statement, but these people are simpletons and it’s best to ignore them. The Skyline started life as car built by…

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