Outdoor Gear for Weekend Sojourns: Folding and Fixed-Blade Knife Review

 |  April 13th, 2014

By Ryan Walsh Once in a while it’s nice to see a designer style knife, beautifully decorated to catch your eyes. Though most outdoorsmen won’t gravitate to them as a “functional” knife, they are much like a piece of working art:  they can just as easily hang on a wall, as accompany someone out into nature.  Personally, being the kind of guy who loves the outdoors, from  hunting, to fishing,  or range shooting,  I like the most bang for the buck and the most use out of something, with the least amount of luxury (because in service, luxury serves no purpose other than offer beauty).  Knives come in millions of styles — all of them define the purpose they were…

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Rolling Out History: Elvis Presley’s Stutz Drives onto Charlotte Speedway

 |  April 6th, 2014

By Ryan Walsh Breaking the norm at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a little more class and a lot less speed than usually seen there, one famous car rolled out onto the track a little over a week ago. If you’re a fan of The King, this story is even better. March 27 was the day Dale Earnhardt Jr. was allowed to take the King of Rock ‘n Roll’s famed 1970 Stutz Blackhawk III around the track. This was the last car Elvis Presley ever drove through the gates of Graceland — just hours before his death. It was  one of his prized possessions. When Elvis laid eyes on the first Blackhawk prototype built under the Stutz name, he knew he…

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Storage Wars II: Top 4 Creative USB’s from BaselWorld 2014

 |  April 5th, 2014

We always come back from BaselWorld talking about all the great timepieces we saw – and we should. But, as we all know- the info about those watches has to be somewhere – and that is usually on a USB. Indeed, storage is one of the most important aspects when it comes to offering journalists all the information that’s fit to print. That may well be why some watch brands go to the trouble of making creative USBs. We’ve covered this subject here before, but now we bring you the ATP Innovative USB winners of BaselWorld 2014.   Louis Moinet does it best. What better way to save watch images and info than on a miniature pocket watch USB. Not…

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Winder Weekend: Reviewing the Wolf Viceroy Triple Watch Winder

 |  March 16th, 2014

By Massi Catizone Watch winders have been around a while and there are many different grades, styles and qualities.  The WOLF Viceroy Triple Winder is a particularly good-looking, top-performing winder that keeps up to three watches wound at a time. There is also space for keeping other timepieces. The winder houses three M2.7 modules that allow the user  control over the winding programs of each one individually – complete with start delay and directional settings.  What impressed me about this winder: Looks: It is made of exquisite leather and glass and is the first piece of man furniture that my wife accepts on the dresser.   Mechanics:This thing is quiet – not a peep heard. I have owned a few watch…

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Lions and Hippos and More! On Safari in Tanzania (original photos)

 |  March 9th, 2014

For this weekend’s sojourn from time – we look at a luxury category that vies strongly for your money:  travel. For those who love life and nature, nothing can compare to the exotic, amazing concept of a Safari. Here, contributor Samantha Walsh brings you to Tanzania with her. For anyone with an adventurous side who is looking for a vacation that’s off the beaten path – literally – Tanzania is the place for you. After just returning from a month-long tour throughout the country I can honestly say I’ve never seen a more breathtaking place.  The adventure began in Tarangire National Park, a beautiful landscape with a flourishing ecosystem that boasts many different animal species and in particular is known…

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