Zombie Survival Guide

Zombie Survival Guide 

Your Zombie preparation kit has some basic essentials: Survival knife, Stormproof matches, first aid, flashlight, hydration, energy food, signal mirror, cast-iron skillet,. If there is a better place to get a survival knife than, we haven't found it. A family owned business with every knife you could possibly want or need. 

The impending zombie apocalypse is nothing to joke around about. Ladies, do not date a man that can not show you his plan for the zombie apocalypse. If he doesn't know how to protect you, keep looking. 

Zombie Survival Gear

What are the essentials you will need to fight off a Zombie and defend yourself?  You can get the knives you'll need at Our family owned business has every knifeyou need, and we have great guides to tell you how to care for your knives

Posted by ES Team on 19 January, 2015 humor, survival | 0 comments | Read more →

Remove fish hooks stuck in the skin

Fisherman get hooks imbeded in their skin. Real men use these methods to deal with it:

How Real Men Remove Fish Hooks Stuck in the Skin

Now that you know how real men handle it, head over to and get the fishing knife you'll use to cut it out, and the fillet knivesyou'll need once you're finished for the day.  

Posted by ES Team on 18 January, 2015 fishing, how-to | 0 comments | Read more →

Survival guide to allergy season

Survival guide to allergy season and seasonal allergies

Now that you understand your allergies, you can get outside and go camping. First stop by and get your camping and survival gear. You'll love our family owned website. Get all the knives you need for camping, fishing and hunting at 

Seasonal Allergies

A fantastic infographic about Seasonal allergy facts. Such as:  4 million workdays lost per year due to hay fever, 20 million in the U.S. suffer from allergies to dust mites, 10 million suffer from allergies to cat dander, 35 million suffer from pollen allergies, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have allergies, 14.5 billion is spent on average per year due to allergies. What causes allergies? (Allergens, antibodies, mast cell, histamine)  

Posted by ES Team on 17 January, 2015 how-to, survival | 0 comments | Read more →

College Football Fact Sheet

College Football Fact Sheet 
College football season is here. If you're in the south, you can't escape it. Before you head out to the game, be sure to grab some pepper spray or mace for you and for your date.
GA Tech Jackets, Wisconsin badgers, Miami, Cheerleading, University of Kentucky, male cheerleaders, bizare mascots, rutgers, NCAA. 
Before you head out to the game, be sure to grab some pepper spray or mace for you and for your date. Be prepared and be safe. 
Enjoy some more humor about college football season and the difference in the North and South: 
College football has begun! Thought you Southern folks would enjoy this, it's the differences in football in the South and in the rest of the country...

Women's Accessories: 
NORTH: Chap Stick in back pocket and a $20 bill in the front pocket. 
SOUTH: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks, and waterproof mascara. Money not necessary - that's what dates are for. 

Stadium Size: 
NORTH: College football stadiums hold 20,000 people. 
SOUTH: High school football stadiums hold 20,000 people. 

NORTH: Expect their daughters to understand Sylvia Plath. 
SOUTH: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference. 

Campus Decor: 
NORTH: Statues of founding fathers. 
SOUTH: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.

Homecoming Queen: 
NORTH: Also a physics major. 
SOUTH: Also Miss America. 

NORTH: Rudy Giuliani 
SOUTH: Bear Bryant, Archie &Peyton Manning

Getting Tickets: 
NORTH: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus. 
SOUTH: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on 
campus, make a large financial contribution and put name on a waiting list 
for tickets. 

Friday Classes After a Thursday Night Game: 
NORTH: Students and teachers not sure they're going to the game, because 
they have classes on Friday. 
SOUTH: Teachers cancel Friday classes. 

NORTH: An hour before game time, the University opens the campus for game parking. 
SOUTH: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for 
the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday. 

Game Day: 
NORTH: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV. 
SOUTH: Every student wakes up and rushes over to where ESPN is broadcasting 'Game Day Live' to get on camera and wave to the students up north who wonder why 'Game Day Live' is never Broadcast from their campus. 

NORTH: Raw meat on a grill, drinks with lime in it, listening to local 
radio station with truck tailgate down. 
SOUTH: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking 
accompanied by live performance from the Dave Matthews Band,... who come over during breaks and hangout. 

Getting to the Stadium: 
NORTH: You ask 'Where's the stadium?' When you find it, you walk right 
SOUTH: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day it is the state's 
third largest city. 

NORTH: Drinks served in a paper cup, filled to the top with soda. 
SOUTH: Drinks served in a large plastic cup, with the home team's mascot on it.

When National Anthem is Played: 
NORTH : Stands are less than half full, and less than half of them stand 
SOUTH: 100,000 fans, all standing, sing along in perfect four-part 
harmony. If you are really lucky, you might get a fly-over too.

The Smell in the Air After the First Score: 
NORTH: Nothing changes. 
SOUTH: Gunpowder (from the cannon in the end zone).

Commentary (Male): 
NORTH: 'Nice play.' 
SOUTH: 'Tackle him and break his legs.' 

Commentary (Female): 
NORTH: 'My, this certainly is a violent sport.' 
SOUTH: 'Tackle him and break his legs.' 

NORTH: Neutral and paid. 
SOUTH: Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team. 

After the Game: 
NORTH: The stadium is empty way before the game ends. 
SOUTH: Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker, Dave Matthews plays on, and planning begins for next week.


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Posted by ES Team on 16 January, 2015 hobbies, humor | 0 comments | Read more →

Crossbow Aiming and Hunting Techniques

Crossbow Aiming and Hunting Techniques

Crossbow Aiming and Hunting Techniques

  • Always cock your crossbow consistently in the same place. Failure to do so can lead to off setting of your site. Marking your string while it is at rest with two marks on either side of the stock should remedy this problem.
  • The accuarcy of the arrow is two dimensional. The proper combination of arrow and broadhead is needed.
    • The smaller the broadhead the better the accuracy, in general.
    • The task for the arrow is to correct any play the broadhead might introduce to the flight. It accomplishes this by spinning. A slight offset with straight clamps works very well.
  • Trajectory is the key to any good shot. Remember most shots are under 20 yards. There's no point in shooting past that because the variation in the shot will vary too much for any regular sized target or game.
    • Assuming you set your site at 20 yards then your trajectory will be one or two inches high at fifteen yards, and two or three inches low at twenty-five yards.

*Note: Care should be taken when shooting from a tree stand since the crossbow stock will kick in a upward direction. Make sure the area around your crossbow is clear of any limbs or other objects before firing.

History of the Crossbow
Literary and physical evidence suggest that the crossbow originated in China during the 4th century BC, though a type of crossbow called the gastraphetes may have been independently invented in Greece at about the same period. It wasn't until the 10th or 11th centuries AD that the crossbow became a significant military weapon in Europe. It passed from general military service in the 16th century, but its use for hunting and target shooting has continued to the present day. The most of following chronology is abridged from GUIDE TO THE CROSSBOW by Paterson:

341 BC Earliest reliable record of crossbow use at battle of Ma-Ling in China.
228 BC Earliest crossbow artifact, a bronze lock mechanism from the tomb of Yu Wang.
0-100 AD Heron of Alexandria describes gastraphetes.
300-700 Roman carvings of crossbows.
385 Vegetius mentions crossbows in DE RE MILITARIA.
1066 Crossbows introduced to England by Normans.
1096 Anna Comnena describes Norman crossbows.
1100-1200 Composite crossbow lath appears.
1139 2nd Lateran Council interdict forbids use of crossbow among Christians.
1192 Crusader victory at Jaffa aided by crossbows.
1314 Earliest reliable record of steel lath.
1346 Genoese crossbowmen defeated at Crecy by English longbowmen.
1373 Earliest illustration of cranequin.
1503 First of many English laws restricting possession and use of crossbows.
1550-1600 Firearms replace crossbows in most Weatern armies.
1860 Photographic evidence from Chinese shows repeating crossbows still used there as military weapons.
1939-45 "Arrowspeed" crossbow used by Austrailian commandos in Pacific Theatre.
1945-1975 Crossbows employed by Montagnard peoples and US special forces during Vietnam conflict.
1960?-present Crossbows used to shoot anesthetic darts for capturing and treating wildlife; also used to obtain tissue samples from marine animals for obtaining genetic information.

Crossbow Terms

ARBALIST Latin language term for crossbow, derived from arcuballista (also spelled ARBALEST).
ARMBRUST German language term for crossbow which is often preferred in international circles.
ARROW Synonym for bolt which is preferred by some modern crossbow manufacturers.
BACK Side of bow or lath facing target.
BALLISTA Roman seige engine similar to oversized crossbow.
BARREL Section of the stock between the latch and lath; sometimes used as synonym for track.
BARRELED CROSSBOW Crossbow having a tubular barrel rather than a track; used to shoot balls, usually of lead; synonym for slurbow.
BASTARD STRING String to brace a crossbow for installation of bowstring; synonym for bracing string.
BELLY Side of bow or lath facing shooter.
BELT HOOK Metal hook(s) attached to belt to aid cocking.
BENDING LEVER Hindged lever to aid cocking; pushes string back using lugs or a ring mounted at front of crossbow; provides mechanical advantage of about 5:1, varying with lever length.
BOLT Short projectile for crossbow resembling arrow.
BOW IRONS Metal fittings used to secure lath to stock; usually tightened with metal wedges.
BOWSTEEL Steel lath.
BOWSTRING String used on all archery weapons to transfer force from bow to projectile.
BRACED Position of bowstring when mounted on bow or lath, but not cocked.
BRACED HEIGHT Distance between braced bowstring and belly side of riser, measured from the bowstring's center.
BRIDLE Binding, usually of twisted sinew cord, used to tie lath to stock on medieval crossbows.
BULLET CROSSBOW Crossbow designed to shoot bullets; generally used in reference to double-string types.
BUTT Rearmost portion of crossbow stock; also refers to earthen mound used in long range target shooting, and as a general term for backstop.
CENTER-SHOT Bow or crossbow lath designed so that the arrow/bolt passes through its center; center-shot crossbows often have two separate limbs.
CLIP Spring used to retain bolt to cocked crossbow prior to shooting; usually made of horn or metal.
CLOUT Long range archery shooting. Modern practice uses a horizontal target 15 meters in diameter outlined with flags; scoring is determined by measuring distance from center.
COCK To draw bowstring from braced position to latched position.
COCKING LUGS Metal protruberances on crossbow for anchoring bending lever, cranequin or goat's foot.
COCKING PEG Peg required to set some crossbow trigger mechanisms prior to cocking.
COCKING RING Metal ring bound to the front of the lath to anchor bending lever.
COCKSCOMBING Method of serving sometimes used on loops of crossbow bowstrings.
COMPOSITE Combination of materials used to construct lath including horn, wood, sinew and baleen.
COMPOUND Modern lath construction using cables and eccentric pulleys.
CORD AND PULLEY Cocking aid consisting of cord with ends attached to crossbow butt and user's belt running through a pulley attached to bowstring; provides mechanical advantage of 2:1.
CRANEQUIN Cocking device using rack and pinion; can provide mechanical advantage of about 145:1, varying with size and number of teeth.
CROSSBOW Archery weapon consisting of a lath mounted to a rigid stock, having a mechanical means to hold and release the drawn bowstring. See also ARBALEST, ARMBRUST, BARRELED CROSSBOW, BULLET CROSSBOW.
DOUBLE STRING Complex form of bowstring designed to launch round projectiles from crossbow; has leather pouch at center to hold ball.
DRY-FIRE To release cocked bowstring without projectile; term borrowed from firearms.
Posted by ES Team on 15 January, 2015 hobbies, how-to, hunting | 0 comments | Read more →

Self Defense - Less Lethal Weapons

Need some protection, but don't want anything lethal around? Smart move, often a letha weapon escalates a situation and if you are not experienced in the weapon you have it can be a... well, deadly situation. has you covered for options that you may feel better about. Check out our mace and pepper spray. You'll love our family owned website. 

Less Lethal Vs. Lethal Weapons: Inconsistencies in Self Defense Laws

What is the best place to purchase pepper spray or mace locally? 

What are the US restrictions for pepper spray and how does it work? Infographic about how they work including: Scoville Heat units, Jalapeno peppers are 8,000 Habanero are 350,000 SHUS, STREAM, Mist, Fog to stop the attacker. Coughing, eye swelling, and burning occur. Where do you have to register Pepper spray? What are the restrictions? Is it a chemical spray, how many ounces per can are allowed? 

Posted by ES Team on 14 January, 2015 self defense | 0 comments | Read more →

Martial Arts Stunt Sampler Video featuring Boon-Hau is proud to offer another video from our community. This is a martial arts sampler featuring Boon-Hau. Footage includes a couple of tricks, some weapons displays, as well as raw footage of his performance in Star Wars fight scenes with Team Ryouko at the Toronto International Circus Festival 2005. Enjoy. If you have any footage of your and/or your friends doing tricks, stunts, skits or anything interesting, let us know.

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Knife Sharpening Techniques

Need to sharpen a knife? We'll help you out with some tips. Knives are an intimate part of our family and our lifestyle, so we're always happy to help out.

Sharpening a knife is sometimes perceived as the most difficult knife care task; and it probably is, but only until you learn a few tips that we'll share below.

General Knife Sharpening Instructions

Modern stainless steel is very hard and, when sharpened properly, will hold a good edge for a very long time. When sharpening a knife you must have a high quality sharpener that features a rough stock removal surface (preferably diamond abrasive) and a finishing surface of hard stone or ceramic abrasive. The diamond and ceramic materials will cut away the steel on the blade's cutting surface easily as these materials are much harder than steel. This makes it easier on you too. A hard stone will also perform this task, but the stone is only slightly harder than the steel and so this requires more effort on your part, although we find the extra time somewhat relaxing at times. 

Pro tip: The specific angle is not as important as keeping a constant angle.

  • Picking your angle: When using the rough grit stone use a shallower angle than when using the fine stone. That is, grind the (usually) sorry factory edge to a shallow angle with the rough grit stone and I want to stress here that there is no special way to do this because you are just removing useless stock from the blade. Just grind one side of the blade until it is ground down enough.
  • What is enough? Well enough is defined like this: Once you have ground the blade down enough (maintaining the same angle all the while) to have touched the cutting edge, start to test the edge on the opposite side of the blade by running your finger nail at a 90 degree angle to the opposite edge moving from the back of the blade towards the edge. Why? Well you are trying to find the curled edge (or burr) created by the grinding down of the first edge. Once you have this curled lip along the edge from tip to tang then turn the knife over and begin grinding the other side until you have the same curled lip for that side. Once you are done you should have a roughly ground edge with a fairly shallow angle.
  • The final touches: Now take your fine grit stone (at least 400 grit or finer) and raise the angle of the blade you just ground down by just a little more and using moderate pressure make a single cutting stroke maintaining as much as possible the same angle down the stone making sure to sharpen the whole length of the edge on the stroke. Now after one single stroke turn the knife over and repeat the same process. Do all this slowly and deliberately. Repeat this about 6 times and then begin to lighten the pressure on the blade as it strokes the stone. At about the 10th or 12th repetition about only the weight of the blade should be pressing on the stone.
  • Testing the sharpness: After step 3 test the sharpness (carefully) by cutting a sheet of paper or (even more carefully) trying to shave a few hairs off your arm. If you followed step 2 faithfully you should have an almost razor sharp edge. If not then re-read step 2 and do it again from the course stone. Step 2 is most important. Step 3 actually does the sharpening.
  • The more highly polished an edge the better it cuts. "Teeth" does not a razor edge make.
  • IMPORTANT! Do not use water or oil of any kind on any stone to sharpen your knife. In fact if you have been using some liquid on your stone, wipe it off as best you can or get a new stone which has not been tainted with such a substance. I know this goes against years and years of trusted advise from friends, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandfathers and etc.... Trust me on this one.
Need a new sharpening stone, diamond sharpening rod or even a "system" that will always give you an incredible edge? Check out our selection of knife sharpening accessories. We use every one of these in our stores, in the Extremely-Sharp factory and in our personal lives. Of course, if you have any questions, just send us a quick message and we'll get back to you.

    Posted by ES Team on 12 January, 2015 get outdoors, how-to | 0 comments | Read more →

    Insane Cat Video

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    Posted by ES Team on 11 January, 2015 humor | 0 comments | Read more →

    Axe Throwing Techniques and Tips

    Axe throwing techniques and tips
    Axe Throwing Techniques & Tips
    Essentially an axe is easier to throw than a knife because the heavy blade does most all the work. It takes litttle effort to send an axe hurling through the air with reasonable accuracy.
    Size: A good sized throwing hatchet should be about 12 to 14 inches in length (32-37 cm). To throw the axe hold it firmly in your hand with a fist grip.
    Stance: Your stance is important as it will add balance and consistency to your throw. Make it wide enough to be stable and point the leg that coinsides with your throwing arm twords the target.
    Throw: The momentum of the head of the axe will carry it through the air. Remember that when you throw it. Because of this the only motion in your throwing arm should be in your elbow. You should release the axe when your arm is staight and aimed at the target. You should spend alot of time aiming at short distances and move your way back gradually over time. Remember this and don't get frustrated when it seems hard at first. Just like anything this takes practice. 
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    Posted by ES Team on 10 January, 2015 how-to | 0 comments | Read more →

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