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SHOT Show 2015 – Gerber

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The Vital series was introduced as Gerber’s new introductory hunting line. It consists of multiple tools with replaceable blades, and orange handles and frames for visibility. Tools in the line include the Skin & Gut Knife, Take-a-Part Shears, and Pack Saw.


Gator Premium is an upgrade to the iconic Gator line, which features blades made from S30V steel. The handles of these new knives have a scaly texture very much inspired by their namesake, and they also come with similarly textured sheaths. Only the fixed blade has the metal pommel, although both knives feature lanyard holes. Not pictured are the GH models with a hooked point.


In the image above, you can compare the new Gator Premium Folder CP (top) to the original Gator Folder (bottom).


Here’s the Premium Folder and Fixed knives in their sheaths. This new line is designed and built in Portland, Oregon.


This is the Short Stack. It’s a complete AR-15 armorer’s tool in an extremely compact package. In fact, at the booth it was displayed as fitting inside Magpul MOE and MIAD grips. Rather than unfold in a traditional manner, the tool is held together with a rubber stop as well as magnetically, and each component can be individually separated. It contains the following components:

- Windage elevation sight tool
- Firing pin scraper
- Buffer tube wrench
- Cleaning cable pull handle
- 4mm wrench
- T10 torx
- #0 cross driver
- Bolt carrier & bolt scrapper
- 1/2″, 1/4″, 3/8″, and 3/4″ wrenches


The Span Shotgun tool, which features 12 tools in one solid state, which itself separates into two separate components. It features the following:

- 1/4″ standard bit tip driver
- Bit tip storage
- Torque generating design
- 6 bit tips
- pin punch
- 3x hex wrench
- choke tube wrench
- bottle opener


The Airfoil is a folding knife, with a fine edge, T-shaped thumb studs, and a pocket clip. It’s very light weight at only 2.2 oz., and has a very smooth open action.


The Skyridge is an assisted open knife with a fine edge blade, dual thumb studs, and a pocket clip.


SHOT Show 2015 – Benchmade – Jungle Bolo & Jungle Clip-Point

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015


Designed for brush clearing and similar tasks, the Jungle Bolo and Clip-Point knives are made of 1095 Spring Steel. The handles are orange textured Santoprene, and both blades come with a leather sheath with belt loop.


Cold Steel – Magnum Warcraft Tanto

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


Cold Steel’s Magnum Tanto is the latest addition to their Warcraft series. It features a 12″ long, 1.5″ wide tanto-style CPM 3-V High Carbon blade with DLC coating. The handle consists of 5″ G-10 scales, with grip ridges, and a lanyard loop. The Magnum Tanto comes with a Secure-Ex sheath.


Cold Steel – Chaos Tanto

Friday, September 5th, 2014


Inspired by the classic Trench Knives of the early 20th century, Cold Steel’s Chaos Tanto features a “D” ring guard made from reinforced 6061 aluminum, offering a comfortable and secure grip while protecting the hand from attack and damage while striking or cutting. The blade itself is 7.5″ of SK-5 high carbon steel, coated in black Tuff-Ex for corrosion resistance and reduced friction. The pommel features a 1055 carbon steel tapered point for Punyo or butt strikes. The Chaos Tanto comes with a Secure-Ex sheath with a belt loop for carry.

Also available with a double edge blade.


The Three Amigos – Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Light My Fire x Mora

The Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife is a product by Mora and Light My Fire. The blade is 3.9″ and made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, with a Scandinavian grind. The handle is made of high-friction, TPE rubber, and houses a FireSteel Scout firestarter, which twist locks into the handle for convenient access, and can provide about 3000 strikes. This starter works when wet and at all altitudes, producing a 2,980°C (5,400°F) spark, which lights easily when struck by the flat end of the FireKnife blade. The sheath is made of polypropylene and has an included belt clip.

The blade handle and sheath comes in five colors: Black, Red, Orange, Blue, and Green.


- The Three Amigos

DPx HEST/F Mr. DP Ti, 7/64 Hardware

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


This extremely short run of DPx HEST/F Mr. DP knives is the first to pair the Mr. DP titanium scales with all standard hex hardware which allows for field striping or pivot tension adjustment without a special tool. The Black TiCN PVD coated Niolox steel blade comes in at just above 3″, and is laser engraved with the repeating Mr. DP pattern. Additional modifications include a tungsten carbide glass breaker, combat pocket clip, and newly-designed single spoke RotoBlock for ease of use.

Limited to a run of 35 knives.


Benchmade Unveils New 2014 Mid-year Releases

Friday, June 6th, 2014

June 6th, 2014 (Oregon City, Oregon) - Benchmade Knife Company, manufacturer of premium sports cutlery, unveils an array of new products at the 2014 Blade Show in Atlanta, GA.

In addition to eight new models, including one new model from HK Knives, Benchmade will also unveil its new proprietary mechanism: the AXIS Dual Action. “As the year winds down for the 15th anniversary of the AXIS lock, we look to take this proven mechanism to its next evolution,” says Jason Boyd, Director Of Product for Benchmade Knife Company. The AXIS Dual Action mechanism allows the user to operate the knife either manually, and/or automatically through a single control while providing the strength and reliability of the original AXIS lock.


The first product to feature the new AXIS Dual Action mechanism is the 5400 Serum, which utilizes G10 handle scales and an ELMAX steel blade.

Included in the lineup of new releases from Benchmade is a new Shane Sibert design (757 VICAR), a full size and mini AXIS Stryker featuring a drop-point style blade (908 & 904), and 3 new HUNT line models (15003-2, 15008-BLK & 15009-ORG).

HK Knives will introduce its new out-the-front (OTF) knife, the 14808 TURMOIL at the show. “With the popularity of out the front knives growing in the last few years, we’re excited at this new addition to the HK line,” says Jon de Asis, Product Line Manager of HK Knives.

You can experience all these new products at the Benchmade booth (#1) this weekend at the 2014 Blade Show in Atlanta, GA going on June 6th through 8th.



Knife Hog – How To Select A Tactical Knife

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Knifehog - How To Select A Tactical Knife IG

This infographic from Knife Hog acts as a primer on the different styles and functions of tactical knives currently on the market.


Hardcore Hardware Australia – LFK01

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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HHA’s LFK01 is designed for situations where a full-sized fix blade knife would be unmanageable and a folding knife a poor compromise. The LFK01 is forged from D2 Tool Steel with a robust Black or Tan Teflon finish. The LFK01 features shock absorbing paracord wrap available in a choice of colors, and is coated in a proprietary acrylic solution; the solution will not impede the practical use of the cord if removed for use in a survival situation.

The sheath is Cordura with a Kydex insert. It features press stud blade retention, and is designed to attach primarily to PALS webbing.


Cold Steel – Apocalypse Proof Teaser Video

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Check out this teaser for the latest in the Cold Steel series of ‘proof’ videos, ‘Apocalypse Proof’. No word on a release date.


Melee Mods

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Melee Mods is a company that specializes in firearms-mountable blades for rifles, shotguns, and pistols.


The Tact-Axe is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. A Viking bearded axe design which mounts to any picatinny rail. Best used with rifles and shotguns.

The Gatchet

The Gatchet is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. It’s a modified bearded axe that mounts to most handgun laser rails – tested to fit Glocks and Springfield XDs.

Both blades are limited to a run of 250 units. Additionally, they are shipped dull, but for an added fee Melee Mods will sharpen the blade with a convex edge prior to shipping.


5.11 Tactical Unveils Limited-Edition, Custom-Designed Strider Knife

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Companies Collaborate to Release 511 U.S. Manufactured Strider/5.11 Strider Military Folder Knife


MODESTO, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014) — 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical gear, today announced that the company has partnered with leading knife manufacturer, Strider™ Knives, to release the Strider/5.11 Strider Military Folder (SMF), a custom-designed tactical knife. Made in the U.S., the knife, which is manufactured with CTS-B75P steel for ultimate corrosion and wear resistance, brings together two companies with a common ethos—to make high-quality, functional products based on feedback from those who work in the field. As a limited-edition product, there will only be 511 knives made. Each piece, available at www.511tactical.com later this month, will include a custom nylon case, a “Raider” patch inspired by the WWII Marine Raiders’ patch and a certificate of authenticity signed by Tom Davin, 5.11 Tactical Chief Executive Officer, and Strider Knives Co-owner, Duane Dwyer.

“From the product’s design, to its durability and U.S. manufacturing, the Strider/5.11 SMF knife reflects the core values, mission and ethos of both 5.11 Tactical and Strider Knives,” said Davin. “We’ve long admired the work of Duane Dwyer and the whole Strider Knives team. Collaborating with the Strider experts to create a knife that fits the needs of our combined customer base has been a unique, yet organic, partnership resulting in a beautiful, limited-edition product.”


With a sleek design, rooted in simplicity, the Strider/5.11 SMF knife is engineered with minimum components while staying true to the key components Strider Knives have become known for, including a titanium slab frame lock, a glass epoxy laminate handle and a rough peel surface for positive grip. The blade design is a drop point, hand flat ground with a simple break on the spine and no false edge.

“The Strider/5.11 SMF knife is truly a work of craftsmanship,” said Dwyer. “By engineering with utilitarian requirements in mind, we’ve created a knife that is both a workhorse and a battlefield companion—regardless of where your battle takes place. The subtle yet impactful features are demonstrative of the commitment to quality both companies were founded on and remain committed to.”

The Strider/5.11 SMF knife boasts one-of-a-kind features including a custom-made pivot pin, custom fasteners and a Titanium handle with G10 scales. For durability and long-lasting performance, this is the first Strider knife to incorporate CTS-B75P steel—an alloy from Carpenter Technologies that that is highly resistant to corrosion and wear—allowing users to more easily maintain a sharp edge for an extended period of time.


The Strider/5.11 SMF knife can be purchased on 511tactical.com later this month and will retail for $599.99.


Benchmade 586-141 Limited Edition Knife

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Benchmade LE 586-141

Benchmade’s Limited Edition 586-141 knife features a 2.91″ DLC coated Crowned M390 (HRC 60-62) blade with a hand polished convex edge. The handles are 3D machined carbon fiber with red C-Tek epoxy infused aluminum honeycomb inlays. The reversible pocket clip is a DLC coated split arrow design, and the crimson barrel spacers are anodized aluminum. The locking mechanism is Benchmade’s patented Axis-Assist system. Quantities are limited to 200 pieces.


Iain Sinclair Design Launches First Metal Cardsharp Knife

Sunday, December 8th, 2013


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Damascus Pocket Knife

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


This French-made pocket knife features 120 layers of Swedish rose stainless Damascus steel on the liner and blade. The handle is constructed of carbon fiber.


Revision Partners With SOG To Offer A Holiday Sale Combo

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


Revision has partnered up with SOG Knives to offer a special holiday sale combo: purchase a pair of Hellfly ballistic sunglasses with a SOG Trident Mini folding knife and receive a special discount, a total savings of 57% off MSRP for both items individually. Like all good things, this deal will come to an end – its available until December 16 or while supplies last (only 500 total).


Gerber Gear Round Up – GDC Zip Blade

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Gerber gear offers a selection of knives, flashlights, belts, and other survival tools for the outdoorsman. We purchased a small variety of Gerber survival tools, and put them to the test with our own weekend warriors, our three Boy Scouts. The rules were simple. They could select any of the products that wanted but had to write about their impressions.

Each week, we’ll feature a new Gerber product review written by one of the Scouts.

GDC Zip Blade

The Gerber Gear GDC (Gerber Daily Carry) Zip Blade features a 7CR17 steel blade with a length of .68″. A frame lock mechanism locks the blade into place when deployed. The body of the Zip Blade is made of 3CR13 steel. The zipper attachment features a clip for quick removal.

I like the GDC Zip Blade because it feels solid. The blade is small but useful, and comes out easily enough. The frame lock isn’t too tough to push down when I needed to store the blade. I also liked the clip because I could remove the zip quickly if I needed the blade. I think it works best as a backup if you already have a bigger knife with you.


By Isiah Tubbs

Roll Hard Comic Preview Special Deal

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


DPx Gear is having a special deal. Purchase either a HEFT 4 Assault or HEST II Assault knife and add an author-signed preview copy of ‘Roll Hard’ to the order, and get both for just $99. That’s a potential savings of over 50% for the knife alone, plus a signed copy of a kick-ass graphic novel to boot.


Double-Barreled Under Barrel Knife Launcher

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Joerg Sprave has done it again. This time, he’s built a “SSC203″ – Sling Shot Channel 203 double-barreled under barrel knife launcher for his deactivated M16A1 (M16A2?). It was designed to work with the new Cold Steel “Hide Out” knife, and can fire either one barrel at a time, or both at once, with roughly 6 feet of effective range.

Universal Knife Sheath – Tactical Tailor

Friday, June 7th, 2013


The Universal Knife Sheath from Tactical Tailor offers a versatile carrying option for most 6″ fixed blade tactical knives; pictured is the Benchmade Nimravus. Available in two versions: the standard dedicated leg rig, and the MALICE clip version which can be attached to modular webbing and features a resin impregnated nylon backer. The sheath comes with a removable injection molded felt lined sleeve that also allows for drainage. The Universal Knife Sheath is available in Black, Coyote Brown, and MultiCam.


Hunter XT Swiss Army Hunting Knife

Friday, February 22nd, 2013


The Hunter XT is a hunter-centric variant of the Swiss Army Knife. It features a bright-orange grip made of a non-slip two-component material, and stainless 1.4110 steel tools which include a lock blade, serrated gut hook, bone saw, and Phillips screwdriver. The action is one-hand opening and the Hunter XT comes included with a black nylon pouch.

Hunter XT

KA-BAR Zombie Knives – SHOT 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013



KA-BAR has expanded their line of Zombie knives to include the “Zomstro” and “Swabbie” style blades. Both blades are constructed from SK5 1095 Cro-Van steel and come with nylon sheaths with a front stuff sack. The handles comes standard green, although a replacement set in black comes with the knives. Made in the USA.

Carhartt Knives By Case Collection

Monday, January 14th, 2013




The 2013 SHOT Show will see the release of a collaborative effort between Carhartt and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. on a new collection of knives: the Carhartt Knives by Case Collection. Made up of 22 individual models, the knives are divided into three separate categories: the G-10 knives which features 7 knives with an ultra-tough handle material with an earthy color and rugged texture inspired by Carhartt’s signature Duck Canvas, the Molasses Bone family with 9 knives that feature a dark brown and bone-colored handle, and the 6 knives in the Rough Black-over-Cream family which are manufactured using a high-quality, durable resin. Examples of each family of knives can be see in the images above. In addition, each knife in the Carhartt Knives by Case Collection will feature Tru-Sharp™ surgical steel blades with a strong shoulder grind and a Scotch-Brite™ brushed finish, which is also found on each knife’s Lazy Duck-shaped bolster inspired by the traditional back pocket stitching style found on Carhartt clothing.

TACWRK Zombie Apocalypse 2012 Survival Kit

Friday, November 30th, 2012

German company TACWRK has put together a zombie survival kit for the year 2012. Included with the kit: Stanley Fatmax crowbar, SOG Voodoo tomahawk, replica Panzerfaust, baseball bat, Mission Archery MXB-360 crossbow, Oakley M-Frame 3.0, replica hand grenade, replica H&K G36, ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ by Max Brooks, Hanwag Alaska GTX boots, Fenix ​​TK70 flashlight, Böker machete, Stihl MS880 chainsaw, compass, ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ replica survival knife, replica Walther SG68 RAM shotgun, United Cutlery Expendables Kunai 3 piece thrower set, Tasmanian Tactical TT Vest Base, ‘Zombie Hunter’ patch, and ‘Zombie Hunting Club Berlin eV’ patch. The Price? € 8,999.00, plus shipping.

TACWRK – Zombie Apokalypse 2012 Survival Kit

Camillus Les Stroud “Survivorman” Machete

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This is the Les Stroud Camillus SK Jungle Machete. Designed specifically for survival purposes, the SK Jungle features an 11 3/4 inch long, 2/10 inch thick 440-stainless steel blade which is treated with Carbonitride Titanium, a proprietary process that bonds formulated titanium and chromium nitride to the steel, giving it a surface up to three times harder than the base steel in addition to a more corrosive resistant finish and friction free cutting surface. The blade has a slight inward sweep for better capturing whatever needs to be cut, and the flat tip is sharpened for use with digging and smaller cutting chores.

The 5 1/2 inch handle is constructed from polypropylene with high traction TRP rubber inserts for added grip traction, even in cold weather, and features a lanyard hole. The pommel is checkered hard steel for non-slip hammering which makes it safer from slipping off a stuck object. The SK Jungle comes with a ballistic nylon sheath with built-in fire starter and a nylon mesh pocket.