I’m a recent utility blade convert. They’re super compact and lightweight, low maintenance, and come with very few disadvantages. Plus, you never have to worry about sharpening the blade — when one dulls, toss it and pop in another. Honestly, it makes perfect sense for everyday carry, which is why I’m happy to see more love for utility blades throughout the community as a whole.
You may have heard of the “Buyer’s Journey,” the steps a potential customer goes through (awareness, consideration, decision) before they commit to a company. In essence, understanding the buyer’s journey allows you to nurture individual leads more effectively. Rather than gear your content just to the person who’s ready to buy (or worse yet, to no one in particular), you can use the buyer’s journey to create content that’s specific to your lead’s needs at an exact stage in their purchase process.
As a consumer, you experience a constant barrage of content marketing in the form of infographics, videos, blog posts (hint hint), social media posts, and much more. Good content marketing embraces a symbiotic relationship: the buyer comes away with useful or entertaining information, and you, their new favorite brand, leave a lasting impression without resorting to straight up advertisement—which, for the most part, people hate.
One of the most popular tools in the world, the Swiss knife is also known for its versatility. Deviced in the late 1800s, the knife has become synonymous with survival and multi-tasking. Also known as a pocket knife, the Swiss knife is a handy tool that can be used in a variety of circumstances and situations.
Yes, I want a robotic vacuum cleaner on my army knife and I don’t care that it doesn’t fit…
I have a smallish swimming pool that I love. But what I don’t like is the weekly cleaning routine that goes along with owning a pool. I followed some of the guidance over at poolshock.net but still found it a pain every Sunday night to vacuum the pool using my pressure-side cleaner.
The Blue Pearl is pretty good at climbing and cleaning the pool walls, using thick scrubbing brushes (other models are better) and its also got a switch off mechanism if it manages to crawl out of the pool. That’s not that important with my pool as I’ve got a lip at the top of the vertical walls but I can see it can be useful for pools with sloping walls.
Also known as a folding knife or jack-knife, the key characteristic of a pocket knife is that it should be highly portable and able to fit in, wait for it, yes a pocket. When closed they can be carried around safely. Its a generic term that groups together a couple of different pocket knife types which we describe in more detail below.
Simple Pocket Knife
The simplest pocket knives have a pivoted folding blade that is held in place either by a spring, a tensioning screw. Note: these should not be considered locking knives and should be avoided for all but the lightest tasks. Most have one blade.
There are hundreds of different survival knives on the market: spear points, trailing swage, double edged, drop point, tanto blade, deep belly, hollow grind. Whatever knife you decide to choose, there are a number of quality characteristics you should look for.