Winter Gear

Winter has fallen and we’ve only just managed to dig ourselves out, so this week on Warehouse Hunts we’re going to take a look at a few products that will help you survive the snow until spring thaw.

First up, this wintry weather is going to mean working outside in the wet and cold, and probably cutting open a bag or two of road salt. These conditions can make for a very corrosive environment on your favorite EDC, which is why Spyderco devised the Salt series. The blade on this line of folders and fixed blades uses the highly rust resistant H1 stainless steel, and all other steel components have been treated to weatherproof them. The handle is a heavily textured FRN that enables a very secure no-slip grip. The Spyderco round hole has even been enlarged to allow for easier use with clumsy gloved hands.

Next up we’ve got a product you’ll really dig… with. Because it’s a shovel. The 5000 model by Condor Tool & Knife is only 27” long and weighs just three pounds, so it’s about as small as a shovel can get while still remaining useful. Its diminutive size and sturdy build make it ideal for stowing in your trunk – a perfect backup to get you out of a jam. The paint coating the shovel’s blade is rust-resistant for maximum durability.

Finally, no matter how much you dig, salt, or hide away in bed, sometimes you just have to get out and walk on the ice or snow. For many of us this can be a tricky proposition at best, which is where our next item comes in. The Yaktrax ice and snow traction device is a harness of coils that strap over your shoe, which dig into the ice and give you the purchase you need to avoid slipping. They come in small, medium, and large to accommodate all shoe sizes, and you can get them with different levels of traction. They’re really easy to attach and comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time.

This time of year Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose, but now you’re at least equipped to nip back. To learn more about all these products, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com

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Ryan