Weapons
7 May
Assemble your own IKEA-style Ned Stark remover

With the surge in DIY-culture of late, it is only the natural that the progression from making your own jar of pickles is moving onto building your own guillotine. So the next time you mill through the fridge, and find either a head of lettuce or a Marie Antoinette ready to rot in the crisper […]


2 Jan
Crafted of laminated white steel with hand-hammered finish

Best Made‘s latest ode to fine tool making is their new “Higo” knife, aka the Higonokami. The Higonokami is a famed Japanese blade that has been made by the Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. since the 1920s, and has grown to prominence with over 50 other manufacturers also making the blade. Best Made’s slim profile version is crafted of laminated Japanese white […]


18 Dec
A ceramic, non-dishwasher safe way to kick in the morning

Secret admission: I’m a dick in the mornings. Don’t like them, never have. I’m pretty much a night owl, my juices flowing best after 10 PM. But life calls for early mornings, which for me is anytime before 9 AM — and my way to kick things off is with a big mug of Stumptown […]


24 Oct
Handmade by legendary 71-year old Japanese swordmaker

We’re long time fans of the people over at Best Made, who specialize in handcrafted goods that live up to their name (our favorite probably being the Axe & Axe Sling). Now they’ve teamed up with world renowned Japanese swordsmith/knifemaker Toshiki Nambu to craft a set of Jiro Ono-worthy kitchen knives. The 71-year old artisan […]


26 Aug
Protect your copy of "Cat's Craddle" like a Samurai

OK, we’re definitely geeking out here when we correct the makers of these Katana Bookends that ninjas did not actually use katanas, but rather wielded ninjato swords. Ninjatos are straight, katanas are curved and used by samurai. So you can’t really live out your ninja dreams with these protecting your books, but you can at […]


If you’re at all like me — which, for your emotional maturity and general mental health I certainly hope is not the case — you obsessed a lot with weapons as a wee lad. As in, a lot. Sure most kids had some nunchucks lying around, and perhaps the occasional throwing star (sure to correct […]


4 Mar
Keep your fashion tight with functional weapons at your wrists

There are many ways to keep your sleeves tightly pinned — high end cuflinks can run into the thousands of dollars. But few, if any, will let you slice up a leprechaun real nice. That’s why you should consider copping these Butterfly Knife Cufflinks, which are not only totally functional weapons, but they also come […]


30 Jan
Aerospace grade titanium with blades, saws, comb & bottle opener

A ring is a gingerly applied accessory. Too many and you look like a TGIF-sponsored Guy Fieri clone, but used just right the proper ring can go a long way. Unless you rock knuckledusters, however, there are very few rings that will grant you the functionality of The Man ring. Crafted from aerospace grade titanium, […]