Gatorz Eyewear Magnums: Duty Approved

Gatorz Eyewear Magnums: Duty Approved
It’s no secret that the guys at Crate Club have a good relationship with Gatorz. This isn’t just a business relationship, but a relationship we’ve built by using their products. A lot of us used Gatorz in and out of our military service. Why? Because they’re strong, dependable, and stylish. They avoid the overt 90s look of most Eye pro, but still offer the protection to keep your eyes in your[...]

The Emerson CQC-7 BW - SEAL Approved

The Emerson CQC-7 BW - SEAL Approved
Is there a more classic tactical knife than the Emerson CQC-7 (And the CQC 6 by relation)? The CQC 7 was the first real tactical folding knife. Today I could go on any website that sells knives and buy a tactical folder, and that’s because of Ernest Emerson. The CQC-7 serves with some of the United State’s most elite forces. In the book No Easy Day, it was revealed the point man on the bin La[...]

Crate Club Tac Pen - Stab with Style

Crate Club Tac Pen - Stab with Style
The Benchmade SOCP changed the knife realm a bit. It wasn’t a huge influence on the tactical world overall but created a completely new genre of tactical knives. The close quarter's tool was developed as the last line of defense for extremely close quarters combat. It’s made to be used when grappling on the ground when fighting over your weapon, or in any situation where things are too close [...]

The Gerber StrongArm - The Adaptible Fixed Blade

The Gerber StrongArm - The Adaptible Fixed Blade
I’ve owned and abused a Gerber StrongArm for over a year now. The finish is worn, but the knife itself continues to impress me. Crate Club tossing the StrongArm into the December Crate was an excellent idea. It’s a rock solid knife that several writers over at the Loadout Room have used, abused and reviewed. I still love my old FDE Gerber and there is nothing wrong with it...but why wouldn’t [...]

The Gerber Sharkbelly - A Thick Skinned Slasher

The Gerber Sharkbelly - A Thick Skinned Slasher
The Gerber Sharkbelly is a knife that combines a number of features that differentiate the knife from other traditional pocket knives. The  Sharkbelly is included in our December crate alongside a few other Gerber goodies. The Gerber Sharkbelly is a medium sized knife with a 3.25 inch blade and a 7.75 inch overall length. It only weighs 2.3 ounces. The blade is made from 420HC steel and the h[...]

The Gerber MP400 - Compact and Capable

The Gerber MP400 - Compact and Capable
“Tomorrow make sure you have note taking gear, a couple pens, a water source, and a Gerber,” Those were the words of my first machine gun section leader on my first day in the fleet Marine force. By Gerber, he didn’t mean I needed a Gerber knife, but a multi-tool. By this time I understood that Gerber was slang for multi-tool. Not just Gerber multi-tools, but its the name given to every multi[...]