A couple of new products arrived this week I wanted to mention.
The first is truly a new item to to TSA Knives. It’s the “Baddest Bee” Fire Fuses. Being a camper and always interested in a better way to get a fire lit in the outdoors, I just had to try these out. Each water resistant tube contains 8 fire fuses approximately 4″ in length.
In addition to the 3 pak of the Fire Fuses, there’s also a Kit available that includes a small pak of the Fire Fuses, a small fire steel and a ‘collapsible’ bellows.
The Fire Fuse is incredibly simple to use and effective. Simply take one of the fuses, fray the end a bit with your knife tip.
And throw a good spark from your Fire Steel and….voila!!!!
Stick the fuse under your kindling and you’ve soon got a campfire. The Fire Fuses burn fairly slow and can be snuffed out once your fire is started so you can save the remaining fuse for later use. They come in a water resistant tube, work under wet conditions and from what I’ve experienced are idiot proof.
The next item isn’t really ‘new’ but deserves mention. I originally received some of the EdgPro Apex Bench Mounts some time back but failed to make much mention of them. A customer ordered one from me this week and asked why I’d never made mention of them on the blog. My apologies.
It’s an incredibly simple device to resolve a common issue. You previously needed a smooth surface such as a formica, granite or similar solid type of surface to mount the Apex Sharpener. This simple bench mount makes it possible to mount it on most surfaces with an edge you can attach a clamp to.
The other ‘new’ item is an expansion of the line of Blackjack Classic knives I carry. I’ve long been a fan of the Bark River line and the Blackjacks are quickly growing on me. The Blackjacks have a strong Randall influence but are much more affordable AND available. They’re built by the folks at Bark River primarily using the time proven A2 tool steel. Good stuff. Fit and finish is outstanding and they come with a razor sharp convex ground edge.
Camping season is coming and the Blackjack line offers some great camp knives. I just received a good sized order and will put together some sale prices on a couple of the Blackjacks to give you a chance to try one out at a great price. Keep an eye on the blog.
I’m always on the hunt for something new and the Edge Pro, Fire Fuses and Blackjacks fit the bill. The key is, I’ve gotta believe it’s a great product or I don’t want to carry it. If I wouldn’t use it I sure as hell don’t expect my customers to!!