Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes is a book that holds significant fascination for me, it’s the true history of a Victorian era martial art called “Bartitisu” after it’s founder, E. W. Barton-Wright.
The paracord wrapped handle on the Bawidamann Blade POGN is designed to be a usable element in survival situation, it’s a nice touch that makes the knife quite a bit more valuable than just a sharpened piece of steel.
The BioLite Portable Grill has the added benefit of being able to singlehandedly recharge your phone or any other electronic device, using nothing but the heat generated by burning wood inside it’d combustion chamber.
The Delegate Knife was designed to be the kind of knife a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 might have had in his pocket, its blade is 3 inches long, it weighs in at 1.7 ounces and it has the look of a knife that’ll one day make a great heirloom piece.
When it comes to illuminating difficult spaces like engine bays, trunks, fuse boxes and car underbellies we’ve adapted to using the less than perfect flashlight-in-the-mouth approach, the creative team over at Striker decided to see if they could fix this age old problem and this LED Light Mine is their rather clever solution.
When the Portland based team at Icon set to work on a new motorcycle the results are always fascinating, unusual and sure to upset purists everywhere. Which I think is commendable.
Many years ago, before the advent of “manscaping” and the resulting loss of a generation of men to the affliction of metrosexualism there existed real men.
If ever there was a story that needed to be made into a feature film, it’s the story of Rick Rojatt, The Human Fly.
The somewhat unusual looking Boker Plus Tactical Pen Cal .45 is what happens when you set a team of German knife designers loose with the task of creating as pen that can be used as a self-defence weapon.
The Art Of Fixing Things is the kind of book we all need sitting on our bookshelves, it covers everything from repairing cars, household appliances, garden machines, farm equipment and doing home improvements and it’s described as “a resource for smart people who have never had the opportunity to learn the basics of tool use, maintenance and repairs”.
The team at Izola have a special knack for making stuff that I’d commit an armed felony to own. This “The Hell With Work” hip flask is a great example of their gear, it’s made from stainless steel, has a flat bottom and a screw-on cap to keep that sweet, sweet nectar safe.
Legacy Classic Trucks is a Jackson Hole, Wyoming based company that restores and customises classic American trucks. This is their tweaked version of the Dodge Power Wagon, it’s a veritable beast of a 4×4 and I’m not sure there’s any terrain on the planet it couldn’t handle with relative ease.