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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

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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

Trak – Runner’s Anywhere Knife

Monday, August 8th, 2016

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Compact and made of titanium, the Trak is designed as a durable, take anywhere knife. The original purpose of the Trak was for use as a back up dive knife for commercial divers entangled in fishing lines, however it has, according to the creators, found use in runners looking for a lightweight knife that can withstand the elements.

The Trak weights in at less than .5 oz., and features a retention hole, keyhole, and comes with a kydex thermoplastic retention sheath.

The Trak is currently up for pre-order, and will be available in two sizes and multiple color options.

www.trakknife.com

Titanium Everyday Carry Pocket Knives On Kickstarter

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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Bryce Alexander of quietcarry.com has started a project on Kickstarter for two Titanium frame EDC pocket knives, The Strand and The West. The Strand, the larger of the two, features a Grade 5/6AL 4V titanium frame, with a D2 steel 2.8″ blade, and is a locking design. The West also features a Grade 5/6AL 4V titanium frame, with a D2 steel blade, although its length is 2.5″, and it does not lock.

Both knives are also being offered in multiple finishes, including Black PVD, Bead Blasted, and Satin.

For more details, and to back the project, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/471996800/titanium-everyday-carry-pocket-knives-the-strand-a

Schwartz Tactical – ST Vengeance Karambit Knife

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Schwartz Tactical’s Vengeance is a karambit-style knife made of carbon fiber and titanium, making it lightweight at only 2.2 oz. The handle is wrapped in 550 paracord, and the cutting edge is reinforced with tungsten carbide.

Available in double and single-edge models.

schwartztactical.com/products/st-karambit

Agency Arms And Jake Hoback Knives Officially Announce The Limited Edition Agent Knife

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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May 18, 2016 (Ventura, CA) – Agency Arms and Jake Hoback Knives are pleased to officially announce a collaboration product, the limited edition Agent Knife.

The Agent Knife collaboration between Agency Arms and Jake Hoback consists of a limited run of 50 Jake Hoback-designed knives. Each knife carries the Agency Arms logo and markings to complement the distinct geometry of the Agency Arms Glock slide. Internally, each knife will feature the Hoback Rolling Detent System (HRD), Pivot Thrust Bearings (PTB), a Hardened Stainless Steel Lock Insert with over travel prevention, and Cold Formed Bearing Races for increased bearing and knife life.

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“Agency Arms has grown in size and reputation by designing, machining, and modifying firearms that are among the finest in the industry,” said Jake Hoback. “We pride ourselves on a similar commitment to making knives of the highest quality and functionality. We see this new relationship as a perfect marriage of the knife and firearms industries and one that will produce many amazing products for our respective customers for years to come.”

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“We are very proud and humbled to align with Jake Hoback regarding the limited edition Agent Knife,” said Michael Parks at Agency Arms. “Jake’s reputation perfectly syncs with what Agency Arms is founded on and we couldn’t be prouder of this new collaboration.”

For more information about Agency Arms and Jake Hoback knives please visit:

www.agencyarms.com
www.jakehobackknives.com

About Agency Arms:

Agency Arms was created in January of 2015 by weapon operators who were interested more in the functionality of a firearm than the visual appeal. Agency Arms is a Veteran and LEO owned company that specializes in aftermarket weapon modifications and manufacturing. Headquartered out of Camarillo, California, Agency Arms is the leading edge in ergonomic frame modifications, slide lightening redesigns, hand tuned trigger work, and aftermarket accessories manufacturing.

About Jake Hoback Knives:

Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his back yard, pounding them out on a huge chunk of steel with a framing hammer and fence post nails. Guided by an unwavering faith, and committed to innovation in design and workmanship, the Idaho-based company has grown into an industry-leading provider of quality knives and accessories. Rugged, reliable, and precision-engineered, Jake Hoback knives are crafted of the finest, most durable materials available — built to be tools, not just trophies. Jake’s knives are proudly carried and collected by the military, law enforcement, and knife enthusiasts around the world.

Kershaw Emerson CQC-2K Black On Massdrop

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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The Kershaw Emerson CQC-2K Black is currently up on Massdrop, going for $15.99, with an MSRP of $59.99. You have to be a member of Massdrop to take advantage of the ‘drop’, but all that requires is creating an account, and it ends in about 9 days, so take advantage while you can.

www.massdrop.com/buy/kershaw-emerson-cqc-2k-black

SHOT Show 2016 – Gerber Gear

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Strongarm Fixed Blade

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The Strongarm is one of Gerber’s most popular fixed blade knives. It consists of a full tang 420 HC steel blade, with a rubberized diamond-texture grip. The Strongarm comes complete with a multi-mount, MOLLE-compatible sheath.

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Available in Black and Tan handle finishes, and with or without blade serration.

Ghoststrike Fixed Blade w/ Ankle Wrap Sheath

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Gerber’s Ghoststrike is a fixed blade knife with a drop point, fine edge blade, made of 420 HC ceramic coated steel. The handle is skeletonized, with a rugged texture for a sure grip. The Ghoststrike can be purchased with an ankle wrap holster, which allows for the Ghoststrike to be utilized as a concealed and/or backup blade.

Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit

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A bit different than the other offerings I checked out at the booth, the Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit is nonetheless worth taking a look at. The Camp Kitchen Kit comes with the Camp Kitchen and Paring Knives, a built-in ceramic sharpener, locking drawer, and drip channel around the board. The case itself is bright green, which matches the handle accents of the included knives, and makes it easy to identify.

39 Series Knives

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The 39 Series is a collection of blades that hearkens back to Gerber’s start as a blade maker. The 39 Series features a 420 HC steel blade, and a cero-coated stainless steel handle. The blades will be available in sizes Small and Large, in Black, Gold, and Silver finishes. These are an “indie-dealer” exclusive, so you won’t be seeing these at any big-box retailer.

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Be on the lookout for the 39 Series Knives later this year.

www.gerbergear.com

Cold Steel – Thompson Saber

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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One thing I like about Cold Steel is they’re not constrained by the typical. They’re not just a knife company, they make staffs and bats out of hardened polymer, offer full swords along with any EDC-capable knife, and they adopt or replicate older style weapons in many of their designs. That is readily apparent in the Thompson Saber, one of their latest designs in 2015. The Thompson Saber was created to Cold Steel President Lynn C Thompson’s specifications as a modern-day fighting saber. It was inspired by Thompson’s extensive experience with Western, Japanese, and Filipino fighting arts, made of 1055 carbon steel with a modified 1904 saber guard and a ray skin-wrapped handle.

www.coldsteel.com/Product/88EBTS/Thompson_Saber