Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Extrema Ratio BF1 CD

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I have just received the Extrema Ratio BF1 CD for field testing. I look forward to putting it through its paces over the coming months. However the following are my first impressions.

The Extrema Ratio BF1 CD is an excellent normal use folder. When I say normal use, I do not mean to imply "light duty". Extrema Ratio has three grades of folders: BF the basic folders, MF the medium duty folders and the heavy-duty line such as the RAO, the M.P.C. and the Nemesis. If one were to equate them with motor vehicles, you could think of them in these terms: the BF's are like a well made automobile, the MF's like a heavy truck and the E.R. heavy-duty folders are rather a lot like an M1 Abrams Battle Tank.

The BF1 is compact and comfortable to carry. The blade steel is top quality N690 hardened to 58 HRC with a non-reflective, protective coating. The lock up is secure and the frame is minimalistic, yet certainly not too small. The pocket clip is set up for tip-up carry, which is preferred by those in the know, and it is reversible for right or left hand carry.

The highly identifiable Extrema Ratio handle indents near the pivot end of the handle (or near the guard on fixed blade knives) allow the thumb studs to be shorter than most knives, so they protrude less than a mm past the full width of the handle, yet are easily picked up by the thumb. And the indents provide and excellent thumb rest when using the knife with the blade in the horizontal position (tip away from you, edge on the finger side of your hand, spine on the palm side of your hand).

I shopped extensively for this knife. I found several counterfeit Extrema Ratio knives on eBay. And I found many, many very over priced ones on eBay. So ultimately, I aquired my Extrema Ratio BF1 CD from http://www.xtremeknives.com/ since I found that they have the best selection and the best prices on the internet.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Extrema Ratio at www.xtremeknives.com

Extrema Ratio Knives are available at

They offer the very best selection and prices this side of Italy.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

ParaCord Wristbands

I have long admired the handiwork of the internationally famous knot-tying master Stormdrane. I have met him a few times and have found him to be a gentleman of good character and immeasurable talent. And like every wise man, he knows that his talents are God-given and therefore is, I am thankful, glad to share his knowledge and expertise. See http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/

So I have studied a few of his tutorials, and after about a dozen less than pleasant attempts, have managed to make a few paracord wristbands. I submit them for your approval. Click either picture for a larger view. Thanks for looking! - Paul