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The Adventure Continues: Into the Jungle

Finally, it was here, the day I had been waiting for! Today, I would hike into the remote Kamantian Valley, where few Americans had set foot. Only the strong survived living in Kamantian, and only the strong survived the trip in, or out. Today, I was determined to be counted as one of the strong. […]

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The Adventure Begins: Journey to the Jungle

The jet accelerated down the runway, its engine a dull roar, the increasing speed pressing me against my seat. I pushed back, leaning past my protesting siblings to get a glimpse out the window. My heart beat a tattoo in my chest. I was excited to experience each moment of our trip. This was the […]

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Three Seconds, Three Minutes

The “Rule of Threes” is often introduced as a means of mental preparation in training for wilderness survival: 3 seconds, 3 minutes, 3 hours, 3 days, 3 months. In this video and article, we’re looking at the first 3 seconds and the next 3 minutes. Outdoor recreation demands the mitigation of risk through training and […]

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Lose the Gear!

According to the Outdoor Industry Association, over 46 billion dollars a year is spent in outdoor retail. I admit to being a part of this market. A trip to the closest REI or Sportsman’s Warehouse will have me re-evaluating my climbing gear or considering if it is about time to get a new camp stove. […]

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First Celebrity Review

“I very much enjoyed working with the TrailBlade. I highly recommend it. Sharp, durable, balanced, and fits like a glove.” ~Mike Lowe We’re thrilled to announce our first celebrity review by Mike Lowe. According to his Youtube channel, “Mike Lowe served as survival instructor for the U.S. Air Force during the Reagan Years (1980-88). In […]

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So what’s with the odd shape of the TrailBlade?

The question many of you no-doubt have been asking yourselves; what is so unique about the TrailBlade machete. We really tried to capture some highlights with our Introducing the TrailBlade video, but there is really so much that is difficult to convey in a 3 minutes. One major difference with the TrailBlade is it’s flared shape and straight cutting […]

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Making the Cut

Timothy and I are working hard to ensure the success of the TrailBlade launch, but to be perfectly honest, this is a steep learning curve. We have the advantage of having a great design that is already jungle proven, but our vision and determination to make a great design into a truly exceptional work-horse has taken the cost […]

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An Idea Begins to Sprout

Christopher originally had the idea for Palawan Blade as he was driving back from Dulles International Airport after dropping our parents off to fly back to the Philippines. He was thinking about when he used to live there, the way of life, and the old machetes we used to hack through the jungle with. He […]

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