Sure, they can be a bit intimidating — but there's no better shave than the one you get from a straight razor properly wielded. And the Bison x Max Sprecher Straight Razor is a near-perfect specimen, made to last for generations to come. Featuring a hefty full-size blade forged from carbon steel, it's made to hold a cutting age that will last and last. The handle (also known as the scales) is made from carbon fiber that will never lose its shape, all while maintaining a light weight for excellent balance. Store it in the included leather sleeve which, like the rest of the razor, is handmade right here in the USA.
Whether you're prepping for the eventual downfall of humanity, you're a serious survivalist looking for an addition to your bug-out bag, or you're just a collector of bizarre weaponry, you need the Survival Slingshot. This multipurpose weapon accommodates normal slingshot balls, as well as full-size arrows — thanks to its folding whisker biscuit — so you can target shoot, bow fish, and hunt small game. Its rail system allows it to hold an included flashlight, as well as a range of additional attachments, while a compass and a waterproof storage area make it a versatile tool for handling the toughest situations nature throws your way.
If spiciness is one of the reasons you enjoy rye whiskey, we think you'll get a kick out of High West Double Rye Whiskey. It's a blend of two ryes, one, a vibrant, feisty 2-year-old, and the other, a mellow, mature 16-year-old. They fuse beautifully, and despite the rye itself being a dominant flavor, it's elder partner in the blend mellows it out incredibly well. A standout in the burgeoning rye whiskey market.
You've already seen Ken Block tearing up tarmac — and his fair share of tires — in his hot Ford Focus ST, but he'll be tormenting a different kind of surface in his newest toy, the Ford F-150 RaptorTrax. Based on an F-150 SVT Raptor, the RaptorTrax takes it to the next level with a Whipple supercharger and Mattracks replacing each of the wheels (essentially turning it into a snowcat on steroids). A roll cage, Recaro racing seats in the front and bed, a winch, a snowboard rack, and a roof basket make this the ultimate way to access snowy backcountry. Now all we need is a video of Block getting this thing a little sideways.
You already know him as a self-educated lawyer, a president, an emancipator, and a vampire hunter — but you probably didn't know a thing about Lincoln's culinary prowess. Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's Life and Times weaves a cookbook and a biography into one, telling the story of his life while providing recipes that would have made him proud. Divided into chapters based on important moments in his life, each biographical section is accompanied by thematically-related recipes. You'll find everything from strawberry ice cream and pineapple preserves, to barbecued pigs feet and roast turkey — all while gaining insight into this great man's behind-the-scenes life.
Continuing the renaissance of old-school camera design, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Camera combines retro looks with modern tech. At its heart is a 16MP Live MOS sensor with built-in image stabilization, which gets paired with a TruePic VII for outstanding color rendition, 8fps shooting, and fast AF. You can compose your images using the tilting touch screen or the built-in EVF, control your settings via the dedicated dials, and, once you're done, transfer the finished product over to your phone/tablet/computer using built-in Wi-Fi. And thanks to its Micro 4/3 compatibility you'll have a host of lenses at your disposal.
Privacy may not be your chief concern when you're browsing the web — but it probably should be. Each time you venture out onto the web, you're vulnerable, because each site can access your IP address, giving them the ability to find your physical location. With Safeplug, you can feel safe on the internet again, browsing anonymously and securely. It works using a service called Tor (already well-used by foreign journalists and privacy nuts alike), which routes your internet traffic through a series of random locations, making it impossible to determine where you are. All you need to do is plug it into your router, set it up, and in about a minute you'll be basking in anonymity.
Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair is as iconic a piece of furniture as exists — but as with most single-seat creations, it can get kind of lonely. Make room for some added company with the Barcelona Couch. Designed in 1930 a year after the chair — and the pavilion for which it was created — debuted, this rectangular couch is basically flat, with a top made from 74 individually-cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted panels from a single cowhide, a Sapele Mahogany platform, polished stainless steel legs, and a single cylindrical cushion at one end. Elegant, simple, and unlike most couches, built to last a lifetime.
Sure, you can kill an afternoon quickly by simply putting your pole in the water, cracking open a beer, and hoping that you get a bite. But if you're on the water to actually catch fish, it helps to know where they are. Fish Hunter Sonar can tell you. Powered by military-grade sonar technology, this ingenious device is so small it floats, and pairs with a smartphone app that allows you to see where the action is, even while the device itself is up to 80 feet away.
Let's face it, your dog wasn't bred to sit around at home in his bed while you spend your time outdoors having all the fun. No — he wants to be right out there with you, and with the Filson Dog Bowl, he can, no matter if you're hunting, hiking, shooting, traveling, or camping. It's collapsible, so it easily folds down to fit into a pack pocket, while the included loop lets you attach it to just about anything. Get yours in either blaze orange nylon or water-repellent tan tin cloth. Your dog will thank you.
With any luck, winter won't be hanging around too much longer — but just in case it stays a little longer than it's wanted, there's the Kyosho Blizzard RC Plow Vehicle. And while it's not going to be much use for actually clearing your driveway, it is a great way to take advantage of any lingering snowflakes. Built on plastic treads made to tackle some pretty serious snow, this little RC car is more than ready for winter's harshest bits. Comes completely assembled, with two powerful 380 size motors, a snow-proof chassis, and an independently-controlled snowplow.
Hunters, boaters, cops, and military personnel will find plenty to like about about the Celestron Cavalry GPS Binoculars. Outfitted with an integrated GPS, a digital compass, and a reticle, determining the direction of and distance to objects has never been easier. Rugged construction means these binoculars can handle the elements, as well as plenty of rough treatment — thanks to waterproof construction, a rubber armored exterior, and nitrogen purging to prevent lens fog, while the olive drab color helps it blend in. A built-in LCD provides lots of useful data, including your coordinates, altitude, and a compass readout.