Before I took up this life of crime fighting, I carried a knife. Following the advice of Donald Hamilton’s fictional hardcase Matt Helm, I chose the Buck 110 Folding Hunter.
Don’t confuse the Matt Helm of the novels with Dean Martin’s whimsy on screen. The novel portrayed a tough, practical actor in a tough and dangerous job. He picked a knife that wouldn’t fairly scream “switch-blade” in that gentler time. Meanwhile, he oiled and worked the pivot with plenty of elbow grease so it could open one-handed.
SureFire’s 10X Dominator is an incredible two-headed flashlight— it’s the Rolls Royce of rechargeables!
by Mike Boyle / Nov 1, 2007