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GERBER Introduces New Empower Automatic Knife Series at SHOT Show 2018

Friday, January 19th, 2018

PORTLAND, OREGON (January, 23rd, 2018) – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of knives, multi-tools, and gear, announced today that it will debut the Empower™ series at Shot Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first look at the series comes ahead of the May 1st launch date, when the American-made automatic knife will be available to purchase for $125 at retail. The new series is available in 4 distinct styles, each with varying color and material combinations that aim to appeal aesthetically to the EDC consumer.

Urban Blue w/ Black Oxide Blade

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“The Empower series navigates the user divide between EDC users and tactical operators with 4 colorways and a unique new blade shape,” says Karrson Koivisto, Product Manager for Gerber. “This American-made automatic knife is another distinct step in Gerber’s pursuit of delivering choice materials and world-class craftsmanship at an accessible price point. The Empower balances the innovation of Armored Grip™ Tech and a snappy opening mechanism with the time-tested durability of S30V steel and the battle-ready chassis of the Propel. It has the spirit of a warrior, evolved for the everyday carry user.”

Based on the chassis of the field-proven Propel, the Empower is Gerber’s newest American-made automatic knife. Specifically designed with a focus on everyday carry, this daily workhorse wields lightning-quick deployment and safety-focused locking mechanisms. A false edge spear point blade (available in a stonewash or black oxide finish) delivers utility and piercing capability, ideal for survival situations and daily chores alike. The oversized plunge lock and safety slide partner together to provide unrivaled control when deployed, as well as keep it safely stowed when in pocket. The Armored Grip™ handle scales offer reliable control and a tactile hand feel; photo-chemical etching provides a quick, confident grip as well as different design options to choose from.

The Empower joins an honored lineage of iconic products that are manufactured in the Portland, Oregon facility – learn more about Gerber’s commitment to American manufacturing here. As always, Gerber remains dedicated to crafting tools that stand the test of time, and each product is backed by Gerber’s limited lifetime warranty.

Black w/ Stonewash Blade

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Black w/ Black Oxide Blade

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Grey w/ Black Oxide Blade

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www.gerbergear.com

DoubleStar International Announces the Brimstone Folding Knife

Friday, January 12th, 2018

An Every Day Carry folder with exceptional value and a uniquely designed pommel for comfort, positive grip and looks.

Winchester, Ky. (January 2018) – DoubleStar International, a division of DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is pleased to announce the launch of the Brimstone Folding Knife. Imported everyday carry folding knives are available everywhere, but not all of them have the versatility and quality construction you find in the Brimstone Folding Knife. DoubleStar has collaborated with Mike Vellekamp of V Nives, LLC to develop the Brimstone Folding Knife to look and feel like a custom knife without the custom price or wait.

“Mike has worked with some of the best knife companies in our industry, including Spyderco®, Blade-Tech™, 5.11 Tactical® and as an owner and co-founder of FOX Knives. He is truly passionate about knife design and has provided his genius to the development of many edged tools throughout his illustrious career. It is truly an honor to work with him on the Brimstone Folding Knife for our customers,” said Robert Cabrera, Director and Designer of DoubleStar Corp.’s Edged Weapon Division.

Vellekamp has 25 years of production knife-making and design experience, bringing this knowledge and expertise to his company V Nives.

Brimstone Folding Knife Specifications:

Steel: D2 Tool Steel
Overall Length: 8”
Edge Length: 3.5”
Blade Weight: 3.4 oz.
Boxed Weight: 7.1 oz.
Handle Material:
Machined G10
Handle Length: 4.75”
Folder Type: Liner lock
Liner Material: Steel
Finish: Satin or black coated
MSRP:$74.99

For more information on DoubleStar, visit star15.com.

Zootility Launches the RNGR™ ST-2 Everyday Carry Knife

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The World’s thinnest featherweight 440C stainless steel knife

PORTLAND, ME – A radically new knife design, the RNGR ST-2 is a hyper thin folding knife constructed without screws or pins. Targeted at ultra-light adventurers and, at only 3mm thin, every pants pocket in America (regardless of how tight). Building on the success of its super lightweight credit-card-sized WildCard™ knife, Zootility’s RNGR ST-2 brings the convenience of WildCard out of the wallet and into the pocket. The most innovative EDC knife on the market, RNGR ST-2 is constructed of 440C stainless steel, a premium knife material, and is ultra-thin and light, allowing customers to store it conveniently, under the most extreme circumstances. Or under daily circumstances, in a pocket.

The patented two-piece design, is not only unmatched on the market, but allows the product to be entirely manufactured in the US, where the cost of manual assembly is at a premium. This design also allows the carrier to remove the blade without any tools. This is convenient, for instance at airport security, if one forgets they are carrying it. An easy mistake to make, given the low profile and minimal in-pocket feel. This duo-lithic design allows for easy cleaning as well; simply pop the pieces apart and place in the dishwasher.

“By utilizing stronger steel and increasing the thickness by a mere 1mm, we were able to make the blade and body more than three times as strong,” commented Zootility founder and CEO Nate Barr. “Our design and manufacturing teams have worked so hard on this project and we’ve made great product, RNGR ST-2 totally takes our EDC offerings to the next level,” added Barr.

RNGR ST-2
Weight: 1.4 ounces
Blade length: 2.2”
Blade thickness: .062”
Knife thickness: .125”
Material: 440C
Construction: Bolt and pin free
Airport security: Removable blade
Optional: Pocket clip
USA Made: Portland, Maine
MSRP: $49


The RNGR ST-2 debuts today on Kickstarter with special introductory prices and offers. Barr hopes with the timing of this launch to attract last-minute Christmas shoppers who after backing ST-2 can print an IOU from the Kickstarter page.

3COIL Design – Puna And Crane Knives On Kickstarter

Monday, December 4th, 2017

3COIL Design is a “London based fashion and product design studio”, who have started a Kickstarter campaign for a couple of EDC tools, the Puna and Crane Knife.

The Puna

The Puna features a design overtly reminiscent of a modern day AR-15-like rifle. The upper receiver portion removes from the lower receiver, functioning as a tool knife with a scalpel blade. The blade is easily replaceable using the included ‘suppressor’ micro screwdriver, while two interchangeable magazines function as a Flathead and Phillips head screwdriver, respectively.

As a happy accident, the Puna also fuctions as a proper bottle opener.

The Puna comes in a slick aluminum case, roughly the size of a business card, laid out with all the separate components, including spare blades. As a bonus, the top lid is pocketed, and can be used to store business cards, and other like-sized items.

The Crane

The Crane, a bit more pedestrian when compared to the showy Puna, is, as claimed by 3COIL, the smallest folding scalpel blade in the world. Made of stainless steel with a silver color, it features a non-locking, spring-loaded mechaism, an open length of 3.7″, and utilizes a No.11 Scalpel blade. The Crane is normally made only in extremely limited numbers by 3COIL, and this is the first time they’re doing a full production run.

Check out the link below for more information on 3COIL and the Kickstarter campaign for the Puma and Crane knife:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/762512577/3coil-worlds-smallest-folding-scalpel-blade-multi

StatGear’s Ausus EDC Knife On Kickstarter

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Ausus

The Ausus is a “Luxury EDC Knife without the Luxury Pricetag” by StatGear, currently up as a Kickstarter campaign. A folding-style knife, the Ausus features a 3.5″ drop point blade with a taper grind, made of D2 Steel, and a canvas Micarta handle. Dual oversized thumb studs and ball bearing deployment allow for a smooth, easy opening, while the liner lock mechanism ensures the blade stays in place when deployed. Additional features include a reversible pocket clip, and lanyard hole.

This project is fully funded (over ten times its goal at the time of writing), however if you want one for yourself in time for the early December ship date range, you can check out the campaign at the link below.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/34951038/ausus-a-luxury-edc-knife-without-the-luxury-pricet\

Gerber – Limited-Edition Strong-Arm & Ghostrike Knives

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (November 3rd, 2017) – GERBER, a category-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear, just announced it will debut limited-edition versions of two best-selling products: the StrongArm Fixed Blade and Ghostrike Fixed Blade. The new variations of these popular fixed blades is two-fold; each blade has been upgraded to BDZ-1 steel with a stonewash finish, and the rubberized handles come in Tactical Grey. Both the StrongArm and the Ghostrike are proudly built in the USA at Gerber’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility.

“Gerber is always looking for ways to solve problems – that’s what we do,” says Karrson Koivisto, Product Manager at Gerber.

“The BDZ-1 Strongarm and Ghostrike products are ideal for adept users looking for enhanced edge retention while maintaining sharpening capability. Colors have been adjusted to an urban pairing of stonewash finished BDZ-1 and tactical grey overmold, a subtle combination welcome to any user’s kit. Gerber is building a limited quantity of this iteration of the best-in-class Strongarm and Ghostrike Fixed Blade Knives.”

STRONG-ARM BDZ-1

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The limited edition Strong-Arm is better prepared for the urban environment. It’s unique, multi-mount sheath system is easy to use and can be mounted vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a belt, or in traditional drop-leg set-up. Due to its ability to achieve high hardness, excellent edge retention, and stain resistance the knife employs BDZ-1 blade steel – an ideal steel for utility and combat scenarios where your knife will be faced with broad applications.

The limited-edition Strongarm BDZ-1 combines a stonewashed, BDZ-1 full fine edge blade with tactical grey rubber handles, which complement a variety of urban-specific camouflage patterns.

GHOSTRIKE BDZ-1

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The option for concealed carry lies at the heart of the Ghostrike’s design – it is lightweight, easy to access, and the slim profile allows for a variety of discreet carry options on the belt. With a customizable sheath system for low profile and reduced printing, the Ghostrike is always on hand and ready at a moment’s notice.

Available for purchase now through gerbergear.com.

WESN Titanium Micro Blade EDC Pocket Knife On Kickstarter

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The WESN is a micro blade EDC knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Featuring a blade made of AUS8 steel and a grade 5 titanium grip, the WESN – which stands for West, East, South, North, lending to its design as a carry everywhere knife, is a durable daily carry knife with a small form factor deliberately sized similar to a key. What follows is a press release from the knife’s creator, along with a link to the Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter-only prices of $35 on the WESN — a titanium knife with a length of 3.6″. Available October 25.

The WESN is a titanium body micro blade measuring in at a total length of 3.6 inches. It has the practicality and versatility of a full-size knife—but at a fraction of the weight, and the size of a house key.

WESN Goods has launched an exciting Kickstarter campaign that offers backers exclusive early-bird prices on the WESN Micro Blade. WESN was founded by Billy Chester, who wanted to build a knife that combined all of his favorite parts and aspects from different knives he’d owned.

“When I started making the WESN knife, I didn’t have any grand ideas of starting a ‘knife brand,’” Chester says. “All I wanted was a knife that I myself would want to own—something reliable, practical, and made of the best materials. Plus, I wanted something worth every penny of the cost, and not a cent too expensive.”

By using top grade components, the WESN is made with some of the best materials at an affordable price: grade 5 titanium and AUS8 steel. Chester partnered with the top knife manufacturer overseas, meaning he produces the WESN out-of-country. This keeps the cost down, while still using top-grade, made-in-America components. The titanium makes the body simultaneously tough, hardy, and incredibly light. And by using AUS8 steel, the blade is durable, sharp, and made to last for years.

The full specs of the WESN are as follows:

  • Blade Length: 1.5” (38mm)
  • Closed Length: 1.9” (48mm)
  • Open Length: 3.85″ (98mm)
  • Handle Material: Grade 5 Titanium body
  • Blade Steel: AUS8 Heat Treated Steel
  • Hardware: Stainless steel
  • Frame-lock
  • Pocket Clip
  • Keychain Hole
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Those interested in the WESN micro blade can visit WESN Goods at their website, and can purchase their own by visiting the knife’s Kickstarter page and backing the project.

    About WESN:

    WESN Goods was started by Billy Chester as a way to pursue building practical, dependable, hard-working goods. Committed to using the best materials, WESN Goods promises to build things that carry far and carry well.

    White River’s Nifty Handle Conversion Kit

    Thursday, August 31st, 2017

    Coopersville, MI, White River Knife & Tool, September, 2017- White River Knives, always innovative has a new handle conversion kit designed for their incredibly popular Backpacker model.

    The Backpacker comes with the handle wrapped with para-cord. Once the para-cord is removed and utilized the owner may choose not to wrap it again.

    White River’s new Backpacker scale kit comes with stainless-steel hardware, Allen wrench and scales made of textured G10 material in black or orange to fit the handy knife with the para-cord removed. G10 is an incredibly tough high-pressure epoxy impregnated fiberglass high-heat cured laminate. Also, the new scale handle conversion kit provides a bit more grip purchase for cutting.

    There are two models of the Backpacker so White River made two models of scales. The jimping (notches for the thumb) will designate which handle kit to get. When ordering from the company, specify 10 or13-notch knife.

    At only $20 for the kit this is a sweet deal for owners who would like a more conventional handle.

    Weighing under an ounce these scales both look and work great. And as with every single part and piece of a White River knife–these are 100% American made.

    www.whiteriverknives.com

    DoubleStar Announces Collaboration with Filipino Martial Arts Instructor Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

    Sunday, August 27th, 2017

    Founder of FILIPINO COMBAT SYSTEMS, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, to work with DoubleStar to render his designs into affordable production knives.

    Winchester, Ky. (August 2017) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, announces a new collaboration with Filipino martial arts instructor Tuhon Ray Dionaldo. DoubleStar will work with Dionaldo to render his designs into affordable production knives for its new Edged Weapon Division. Dionaldo is the founder of the FILIPINO COMBAT SYSTEMS and is an instructor in the Filipino martial arts.

    “I’ve always been passionate about knives and the Filipino martial arts. Working with DoubleStar and being able to share this passion with others through my knife designs is an amazing opportunity,” commented Dionaldo.

    Dionaldo started making Filipino-style training blades as a hobby in high school. While in college, he started to make live bolos and training knives to help cover the cost of his education. Dionaldo has over 40 years of experience training in the bladed disciplines. He currently teaches Filipino martial arts seminars, specializing in edged weapons, worldwide. He is an international blade dealer, designer and edged weapon instructor, officially endorsed by Grand Master Remy Presas.

    The first knife designed by Dionaldo to be featured by DoubleStar is the MOTAC™ blade. This blade was crafted with speed and penetration in mind from the straight clip point to the shallow belly. The MOTAC features DoubleStar’s Dragon Hyde DLC coating and textured G-10 scales. The MOTAC comes with a Kydex Sheath with Tek Lok. It’s made in the USA, comes with a warranty and has an MSRP of $209.99.

    For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

    GERBER Partners With Boneyard Brewing

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

    GERBER ANNOUNCES NEW SHARKBELLY IPA
    IN PARTNERSHIP W/ BONEYARD BEER

    PORTLAND, OREGON (August 10th, 2017) – GERBER boasts a long history in the Pacific Northwest, designing quality knives and tools that are purpose built for hard working individuals and outdoor enthusiasts. The products may vary in application and user, but one appreciation runs true throughout the greater PNW: that of a good craft beer. When GERBER learned that the folks at Boneyard Beer in Bend, Oregon carry GERBER knives as their everyday tool of choice, the mission was clear: check out the operation and get the new Sharkbelly knife into their hands. What began as a brewery tour and product photoshoot, quickly turned into a badass partnership that taste buds all over the region can benefit from.

    Introducing the GERBER Sharkbelly IPA: a special-edition brew by Boneyard Beer.

    “After working with the GERBER team and using their gear for so many years, we aimed for a brew that matched the bold and uncompromising attitude that GERBER represents. Our company cultures, branding, and attitudes blend so well, this project has been exciting from the get-go. The Sharkbelly is an everyday carry knife with no frills that is easy to use; likewise, the Sharkbelly IPA is a straightforward, clean, crisp IPA that cuts to the chase and leaves you wanting more.” – Nick Murray, Director of Sales & Marketing, Boneyard Beer

    The announcement comes ahead of a limited-run distribution in the Portland, Oregon metro area, aiming to give GERBER fans a chance to experience the hometown brand in a new way. Bend locals can also find it on tap at Boneyard’s tasting room, and if demand calls for it the Sharkbelly IPA may find a place in the permanent rotation for the brewery.

    The Sharkbelly is an update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife with lightweight utility and standout features. Designed and built in GERBER’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, this American made knife is available in partially serrated and full fine edge blade variations. The 420HC modern sheepsfoot-style blade is easily deployed with a sizable thumb hole, revealing flat top serrations that are easy to sharpen on a flat stone and practical for daily abuse. The tactile SharkSkin Grip™ succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand – smooth in one direction and grippy in the other.

    Look for the distinctive tap handle featuring the GERBER logo and a hammerhead shark swathed in an American flag, an ode to two unapologetically badass brands that serve as the masters of their respective crafts.
    Get it while it’s tapped at these locations:

    B2 Taphouse – Salem, OR
    Flyboy Brewing – Tigard, OR
    Big Al’s – Beaverton, OR
    The Growlerie – Beaverton, OR
    Loyal Legion – Portland, OR
    Bailey’s Tap Room – Portland, OR

    Learn more about Boneyard Beer here.
    Check out more from GERBER here.

    SwitchGrip – GripKnife

    Thursday, August 10th, 2017

    In my mind, the name GripKnife conjures images of Solid Snake’s CQC knife-in-support-hand style of weapon manipulation.

    However, the GripKnife is actually a forend grip that mounts to a standard Picatinny rail, which houses a knife intended for hand-to-hand fighting. The creators of the Grip Knife state it’s designed for “…military-style carbines in close-quarter situations such as urban engagements, while inside military vehicles, or in any other situation where space is confined, the element of surprise is necessary, or the likelihood of hand-to-hand combat is great.”, and is made of “…advanced materials usually reserved for spaceships and surgical equipment.” The knife detaches from the grip by pressing a thumb-activated, rearward button on the base of the mount, for quick operation of use.

    You can check out the official GripKnife page at the link below

    www.gripknife.com

    NEW GERBER SHARKBELLY KNIFE NOW AVAILABLE

    Monday, July 24th, 2017

    PORTLAND, OREGON (July 25th, 2017) – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear, announces the introduction of the new Sharkbelly. This smartly designed knife is an update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife with lightweight utility and standout features. Designed and built in Gerber’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, this American made knife is available in partially serrated and full fine edge blade variations.

    The 420HC modern sheepsfoot-style blade is easily deployed with a sizable thumb hole, revealing flat top serrations that are easy to sharpen on a flat stone and practical for daily use. The tactile SharkSkin Grip™ succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand – smooth in one direction and grippy in the other.

    The SharkBelly’s scratch-resistant wire pocket clip means it can be worn anywhere without worry of causing damage to a car, bike, or other valuables you might brush up against, and weighing in at just under 2.3 oz, it has a place in any pocket or pack.

    Learn more about the Sharkbelly here. $39, available now.
    Learn more about Gerber’s commitment to American manufacturing here.

    DoubleStar Debuts the MOTAC Blade

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

    The MOTAC™ was designed by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Founder of Filipino Combat System, with speed and penetration in mind.

    Winchester, Ky. (June 2017) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce the release of its new MOTAC™ Blade.

    This blade was designed by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, the founder of Filipino Combat Systems to be the definition of “First to the Mark.” The MOTAC was crafted with speed and penetration in mind from the straight clip point to the shallow belly. The MOTAC features DoubleStar’s Dragon Hyde™ DLC coating and textured G-10 scales. The MOTAC comes with a Kydex Sheath with Tek Lok. It’s made in the USA and comes with a warranty.

    Fang Blade Specifications:
    Weight: 6.4 oz.
    Blade Length: 4.46″
    Overall Length: 9.72″
    Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
    MSRP: $209.99

    The MOTAC Blade is part of DoubleStar Hydra Edged weapons line.

    DoubleStar Unveils Its New Drakon Blade

    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

    Designed by martial arts practitioner and weapon designer, Robert Cabrera, the Drakon™ Blade was created to wreak havoc.

    Winchester, Ky. (June 2017) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce the release of its new Drakon™ Blade.

    Coated in DoubleStar’s Dragon Hyde™ DLC coating, the Drakon Blade was created with one thing in mind: to wreak havoc. The scalloped beveled edge allows this blade to slice through the heaviest textiles with ease. The finger loop ensures secure retention throughout the cut. The Drakon comes with a Kydex sheath with Tek Lok. It’s made in the USA and comes with a warranty.

    Drakon Blade Specifications:
    Weight Rigged: 9.6 oz.
    Blade Weight Alone: 6.6 oz.
    Length Rigged: 8.75”
    Width Rigged: 3.5”
    Blade Length: 8.25”
    Blade Width: 1.625”
    MSRP: $177.21

    The Drakon Blade is part of DoubleStar’s Hydra Edged Weapons Line, which has been designed by martial arts practitioner, Rob Cabrera, who is DoubleStar’s new director of its Edged Weapons Division, as well as owner of Filo Bladeworks.

    About DoubleStar Corp.:

    DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thousands of AR15 parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components . DoubleStar now supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms. www.star15.com

    United Cutlery – M48 Cyclone Fixed Blade Knife

    Sunday, May 7th, 2017

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    United Cutlery’s M48 Cyclone is a tri-edge knife with a spiral cutting edge that comes down to a point. The handle is fiberglass reinforced nylon, with a skull crusher pommel. The M48 Cyclone comes with a specially designed sheath.

    www.unitedcutlery.com/ProductDetail.aspx?itemno=UC3163&cat=M4

    Boker Plus Lancer

    Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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    Lakewood, Colorado (March 20, 2017) – Boker USA is proud to introduce the Boker Plus Lancer.

    As a designer, knife maker Serge Panchenko gained popularity with his Dog Tag Knives from Spyderco. The new Boker Plus Lancer clearly shows his signature, being more of a lightweight everyday carry than a full size pocket knife.

    The compact and, above all, very flat design allows extremely comfortable carry, while the rugged construction creates a smooth action and superior reliability. The durable G-10 handle scales house a single titanium liner, and titanium pocket clip for easy carry. The blade steel is high performance 440C stainless with a stonewash finish. Blade length: 3.00″. Overall length: 7.00″. Weight 2.4 oz. MSRP: $94.95.

    The Boker Plus Lancer, MOdel 01BO064, is available for purchase through Boker USA, Inc.

    www.bokerusa.com/pocketknives/boker-plus/tactical-knives/lancer-01bo064

    Miller Knives – Making A Folding Bullet Knife

    Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

    In his latest video, the ever-talented Miller Knives creates a folding knife from an inert rifle cartridge.

    You can check out more of Miller Knives’ work on his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dtFVG8ppG325ggtXLUpIw

    Miller Knives – Knife Making – Micro Karambit Knife build

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    YouTube channel Miller Knives shows off how they create a Micro Karambit knife.

    You can check out more of their builds on their channel.

    SHOT Show 2017 – MKT USA

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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    MKT USA, a division of Medford Knife & Tool, has a display of some wicked looking knives made of heavy-duty materials at their SHOT booth.

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    This is the On Belay. It features a titanium handle and D2 tool steel blade coming in at just over 3″, with an overall length of 8.5″. The back strap is also made of D2 tool steel.

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    The Maurader features a titanium grip, and stainless hardware, with a 3V steel Tanto-style blade. The grip has been custom sculpted to improve grip surface and visual appeal.

    www.medfordknife.com

    Hell Hath No Fury Like DoubleStar’s New “Crashete”

    Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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    Martial arts practitioner and weapon designer, Robert H. Cabrera of Filo Bladeworks, creates the next generation in edged-weapons.

    Winchester, Ky. (January 2017) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, reveal the Fury “Crashete”. We coined this term to accurately describe the Fury’s capability. Although the Fury’s gene pool harkens back to sugar cane and brush clearing machetes, its modern re-engineering puts it in the class of the perfect everyday tool and personal protection.

    Most production machetes are made from .089″ – .125″ thick spring steel, but DoubleStar went instead with .285″ thick S7 tool steel. This steel gives the Fury’s blade a high impact toughness and resistance to shock load. Heavy enough for light breaching but still lightweight enough at 1 lb. 12 oz. to be comfortably carried on your person. Measuring just 18.25″ long, the Fury gives you reach while still being useful in close quarter situations. MSRP of the Fury is $499.99.

    star15.com

    Boker USA, Inc. to Distribute Fox Products

    Saturday, January 7th, 2017

    Lakewood, Colorado (January 5, 2017) – Boker USA is excited to announce the exclusive distribution of Fox products in North America.

    Boker USA’s product line now includes Fox Knives, FKMD and Black Fox. Founded in 1977 in Maniago, Italy, Fox manufactures high quality, innovative knives, and has a strong following in the industry. In addition, Fox Knives is considered to be one of the top new brands for 2017.

    This partnership will enable Boker USA to provide their customers with additional choices of great products, while being able to purchase them from one centralized vendor. This helps improve delivery speed and communications with existing Fox customers going forward.

    The complete Fox line (with the exception of kitchen cutlery) will be featured on Boker USA’s website, www.bokerusa.com, in January 2017, with a selection of Fox products also featured in their 2017 catalog.

    Be sure to stop by the Boker booth at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (booth #BR428), and SHOT Show (booth #13167) for additional information.

    Magahara – SAIUN Akitomo Redorca Ninja Knife

    Thursday, December 29th, 2016

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    This is a pretty sweet looking knife available from etsy seller Magahara. The blade is made of Shirogami #2 steel and features a parachute cord handle and a leather case. These knives are made-to-order.

    www.etsy.com/listing/245355352/saiun-japanese-handmade-custom-knife

    Klecker Knives – Trigger Knife Kit

    Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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    Klecker Knives has created what the call the ‘Trigger Knife Kit’. This kit allows buyers to piece together what is essentially a safety folding knife, making it a great teaching tool for knife safety.

    As a bonus, it comes in a variety of colors, including Black, Blue, Green, Pink, and Zombie Green.

    www.kleckerknives.com/trigger-knife-kit-black

    Pocket Samurai On Indiegogo

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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    StatGear has started a project on Indiegogo for a katana-inspired EDC folding knife. The handle is made of grade 5 titanium in either black or gray, while the blade is made of 440C stainless steel with a Tanto-style edge. It’s a great looking knife, which is apparent in that the campaign easily surpassed the modest $2500 goal. There’s still a couple of days left on the project, so if you want to support it (and guarantee a knife when they’re produced) there’s still time.

    www.indiegogo.com/projects/pocket-samurai-edc-titanium-keychain-knife-survival

    Kootek K1 Tactical Flashlight Knife

    Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

    Kootek

    Kootek’s K1 Multifunctional Flashlight Knife is a modular flashlight, which comes complete with an attachable survival knife and/or “attack hammer”. The flashlight itself features an 800 lumen output, with 3 brightness levels and adjustable beam focus. The survival knife is 7.6″ long, and made of aluminum alloy. It is fully usable on its own, or can be attached to the flashlight body. There’s also the “attack hammer”, which is a glass breaker/self-defense tool.

    ikootek.com/product/tactical-flashlight-knife-kootek-k1-multifunctional-self-defense-survival-knife-with-xm-l-t6-led-rechargeable-adjustable-torch-for-father-day-gift-vehicle-hunting-camping-outdoor