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Helle Dokka: A Handcrafted Folding Knife

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Helle of Norway has made knives since 1932—beautiful knives, knives that are handcrafted works of art as well as practical tools. Each Helle knife a unique wood handle and a triple-laminated razor-sharp stainless-steel blade that won't corrode or break. But the company has never made a folding knife—until now.

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Empowerment Plan: High-Tech Coat is Catalyst for Rebuilding Detroit

EmpowermentVeronika Scott's initial coat design, with Tyvec shell. Photo: Brittany Thomasson

In 2010, while pursuing her degree in product design at Detroit's College for Creative Studies, a single idea changed the course of Veronika Scott's life. She decided to make a coat.

Not just any coat. She designed and prototyped a coat to withstand the frigid, snowy winters in Detroit. And we're not talking about walking or ice skating or playing hockey or commuting in Detroit winters. We're talking about living in Detroit winters, without a home.

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Be Apocalypse Ready With Gerber Knives

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When society breaks down, it'll be every man for himself alone in the wilds fighting for food and survival. Whether it's Zombieland, a nuclear holocaust, the 2012 presidential elections, or another day when you might need to fillet small mammals to survive, be prepared with Gerber's Apocalypse Kit. This handy canvas carrying roll-style case, featured on The Walking Dead, sheathes seven of Gerber's most bad-ass knives: the Gator Machete, Camp Axe II, Bear Grylls Survival Series Parang, Gator Machete Pro, LMF II Infantry knife, DMF folding knife and the Epic fixed blade knife.

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