Walnut cracker safe keeping.

Based loosely on the idea of a patch knife sheath this rustic tip down neck carry sheath was wet formed from 4mm thick veg tan leather .

I distressed the leather on the workshop floor before sponge dying it part dark brown then light brown over the top and then rubbed back with wire wool for an aged effect .

 The sheath is glued and riveted with copper saddlery rivets and hammered brass eyelets and may yet make up a simple pocket carry version as well .

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from



Stigblack recently asked ‘what that flashlight was ?’ in one of my recent Tareinco gear posts , well its a Fenix PD20 .

 The original version of the PD20 is a great compact single CR123 flashlight  that put out 180 lumen’s on Max , coupled with a head pounding eye watering  strobe , low medium and high settings and an SOS  option .

 Unfortunately they no longer make it  and its been upgraded to the PD22 but my older PD20 has seen faithful use for many years now  it will probably be upgraded at some point but cant really justify the expense of a TAD mini Lens-light at the minute .

The double barreled kydex carrier I made up several years ago is also still going strong and allows me to carry a spare CR123 in the brilliantly designed Cage Delrin battery locker  from   which has been pimped up with Cyflect .



Mini SERE Kit Assembling:

Ive been testing and assembling parts for the Mini SERE Kits. The SERE compass has had SOLAS fitted to the back while the signal mirror has had a custom night time location marker added. This exceeds current US coastguard signalling requirements. Its a simple way we can improve components to offer you greater value as well as additional tools for when you need them.

The kits may be added to still at this point until I am happy it will offer you the most adaptive content list for almost any situation.

Plenty more new products in the store!



Lost Underwater Lion City: Rediscovery of China’s ‘Atlantis

Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290,000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years.