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Sideshow Collectables – The Sword Of Inigo Montoya

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die!”

‘The Princess Bride’ is a classic and memorable film, with the above quote, and the character attached to it, Inigo Montoya, being one of its most oft-mentioned references. Factory Entertainment and Sideshow Collectables have partnered up to release an officially licensed replica of Inigo’s sword from the film. Copied from the original prop sword, this replica features an SAE1060, hand-forged blade, and an ivory leather-wrapped handle. The sword is further decorated with an intricate gold-plated brass basket, inlaid with reproduction gemstones.

Like many Sideshow releases, this one’s a pre-order, with an expected release date of October 2019.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/the-princess-bride-the-sword-of-inigo-montoya-factory-entertainment-904191

Sicario – RE Factor Tactical x Toor Knives Collaboration Project

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

The Sicario is a limited edition collaboration between RE Factor Tactical and Toor Knives.

They based the Sicario on a Persian Fighting Blade which offers the user both slashing and stabbing capabilities. The 4″ blade is long enough to offer the user the ability to reach vital organs while still having a small enough blade to conceal if needed. The knife is hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 60 and is coated in H-series graphite black Cerakote. The handle is black textured dymalux giving the user ideal grip regardless of the circumstances.

All knives come with a durable kydex sheath with a 5 lbs draw retention.

Each knife also features an individual serial number that will be given to customers based on the order in which the knife is purchased.

Specs:
• Blade Length – 4″
• Length overall – 8″
• Weight – 3.6 oz
• Steel – CPM3V
• Blade Rockwell Hardness – 60
• Blade coating – H-series graphite black Cerakote
• Handle – Dymalux
• Kydex Sheath

All Toor knives are hand made in their facility in California.

refactortactical.com

Buck Knives Adds 722 SpitFire to Custom Knife Shop

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Post Falls, ID — Thursday, October 4, 2018– Buck Knives has added the popular 722 SpitFire model to its Custom Knife Shop.

The 722 SpitFire is a lightweight everyday carry knife originally released in 2013. Customizable options include a variety of different handle colors and materials, including Aluminum, G10, and Carbon Fiber. Different blade steels and finishes are offered in satin finish, mirror polish, and Cerakote® coated colors. The SpitFire was added to the Custom Knife Shop as an everyday option to offer customers a vast array of selections when designing their knife, including the option to engrave on the blade and handle. Customers can mix and match hardware, spacers, and clips to create their own completely unique version.

“We are continuously adding new products and designs to our Custom Knife Shop,” said Chris Brooks, Director of Brand Management for Buck Knives. “Primarily the customization options have been limited to classic pocket knives and our hunting collection but we are changing this. The SpitFire is a very popular knife, one of my personal favorites, and we are sure it will appeal to our customers interested in an everyday carry knife.”

Buck’s Custom Knife Shop offers exotic handle materials, different blade steels and additional accessories and display boxes on favorite Buck models.

www.buckknives.com/custom-knife/customizable-722-spitfire-knife/CKS722

Buck Knives Expands 112 Ranger Line of Knives

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Upgraded blade and lightweight options now available

Post Falls, ID — Thursday, September 27, 2018– Buck Knives has introduced a variety of new knives to their lineup this year, including additions to the 112 Ranger line.

The 112 Ranger is now available in a lightweight version. The 112 Ranger LT weighs in at only 2.5 ounces compared to the 5.6 ounces of the original 112 Ranger. Utilizing the same famous 420HC steel clip blade, the bolster and handles were replaced with a lightweight molded nylon to reduce weight while maintaining the same quality and rigidity. MSRP: $34. Made in the USA.

Another addition to the 112 family is the 112 Ranger Pro, available with an upgraded satin finish S30V clip blade and rugged black G10 handle with brushed nickel silver bolsters. This pro version of the 112 with premium materials will easily become a favorite for those who love the 112 and require ultimate performance. Includes a genuine leather sheath. MSRP: $112. Made in the USA.

The additions to the 112 Ranger line all feature blades finished with Buck’s advanced Edge2x™ technology that makes them sharper out of the box, hold an edge longer, and easier to re-sharpen. All are made in the USA and backed by Buck’s respected Forever Warranty.

www.buckknives.com/search?q=112+*+new

Buck Knives Introduces Automatic Versions of the Iconic 112 Ranger

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, September 19, 2018– The classic 112 Ranger has been transformed into an exciting automatic knife. The 112 Auto and 112 Auto Elite are powerfully deployed with the push of a button, instantly readying the blade.

The two 112’s recently debuted at the Outdoor Retailer Show are now available. These versions include a modern twist to the classic utilizing the same Macassar Ebony handles and 420HC steel blade, as well as a black G10 handled version with upgraded S30V steel.

Mirroring the classic with its brass bolsters and wood handle, the 112 Auto features a 3-inch clip point 420HC steel blade that is easily deployed with a push of a button. Weighing only slightly less than the original, the 112 Auto is only 5.6 ounces. Includes a genuine leather sheath. Made in the USA. MSRP: $175

The 112 Auto Elite appeals to customers interested in the American classic with an innovative design and upgraded materials. The 112 Auto Elite weighs only 6.1 ounces and features a G10 handle with brushed nickel silver bolsters and 3-inch clip point blade. Includes a genuine leather sheath for safe carry. Made in the USA. MSRP: $225

www.buckknives.com

OMNI EDC Knife On Kickstarter

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

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The OMNI is a miniature EDC knife created by UK-based HRIBARCAIN, and currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The OMNI features a blade just over an inch in length, with an overall length of 3.75 inches extended, and roughly 2.5″ folded. The body is reported to be made of 7000 series aluminum, and the OMNI features a unique sprung pivot design, which locks the blade into place. The blade itself is made of Damascus-patterned steel, and is designed for heavy-duty use.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omniknife/the-worlds-smallest-and-sharpest-damascus-pocket-k/

TRAK XL EDC Knife On Kickstarter

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The TRAK XL is an EDC utility knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter.

A larger version of the successfully-funded TRAK knife, the TRAK XL features a unique ‘Secure Grip Retention System’, which consists of a two-finger retention opening with a ring finger hold on the bottom, and anti-slip thumb jimping along the spine and top of the knife. The TRAK XL is being offered in two blade materials: titanium and S35VN stainless, in multiple finishes, including anodized colors for titanium, and cerakote for both.

There’s also a Kickstarter-exclusive TRAK XL Royale, with a titanium base layer with a carbon fiber shell. This version will be limited to 50 knives.

For more details and to fund the project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1975082129/trak-xl-a-compact-titanium-edc-utility-knife-and-t/description#

Now On Kickstarter – Eclipse: The Morphing Coin Shaped Everyday Carry Knife

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Made from 24 individual parts, the Eclipse features a Wharncliffe-style blade made from 440 stainless steel, with a handle made from G10 FR-4 fiberglass epoxy.

Offered in two colors, the “Silver” option has a bead blasted 440C frame, links, and blade. The “Black” option features a 440C black oxide handle and links and a 440C black coated blade, both with black G10 scales.

Specs:
• Blade Length: 0.7 inches
• Blade Material: Hardened 440C Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
• Blade Stock: 0.08 inches (2 mm)
• Handle Material: 440C Stainless Steel
• Grip Material: G10 FR-4
• Closed Diameter: 1.8 inches
• Open Length: 2.9 inches
• Knife Thickness: 0.24 inches (6 mm)
• Weight: 1.1 oz
• Lock Mechanism: “Button” lock, frame lock

www.kickstarter.com/projects/fulcrumknives/eclipse-the-morphing-coin-shaped-everyday-carry-kn

Miller Knives – Forging A Karambit From A Drill Bit

Friday, June 1st, 2018

YouTube channel Miller Knives has released this video detailing a (fast forward) process for forging a karambit knife from an old drill bit. A bit of a warning: there’s a very sudden ad from about one minute in to about 1 minute, 45 seconds.

You can check out more of Miller Knives’ creations via their YouTube channel here.

DoubleStar Unveils its Collaboration with Hakim Isler, the Path Seeker, at BLADE Show 2018

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Winchester, Ky. (May 2018) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, will unveil the Path Seeker, its latest knife from its Edged Weapon Division, at BLADE Show 2018, to be held in the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 1 – 3, 2018. The Path Seeker was made in collaboration with published author, television star and Iraqi War veteran, Hakim Isler, and will be shown to the public for the first time at the BLADE Show. It is DoubleStar’s first installment in the world of Bushcraft knives.

The Path Seeker Knife features:

  • Forward leading profile ideal for chopping.
  • Designed thick to provide durability and for wedging.
  • Comes with baton area on spine at head of blade.
  • Designed with ferrocerium rod scraper on back to preserve edge retention.
  • Equipped with lanyard holes for fastening.
  • “The construction of this knife screams indestructible and innovative. Our goal with this knife is to reach out to the experienced trailblazer with features that even the novice can depend on. Hakim’s experience in this field is rock steady, forever honing his craft, and that’s why we knew we had to team up with him to create this knife,” commented Rob Cabrera, Edged Weapon Division Director.

    Path Seeker Specifications:

    Designer: Hakim Isler
    Classification: Bushcraft
    Steel: 80CRV2
    Thickness: 0.25″
    Weight: 0.91 lbs.
    Length: 11.25″
    Width: 2″
    Cutting Edge Length: 6″
    Coating: Parkerized and Tumbled
    Handle Material: Course textured G10
    Scale Colors: Black with Flo-Yellow liner and Flo-Yellow with Grey liner
    Handle Hardware: Steel screws
    Sheath: 0.08″ Black Boltron
    Attachment System: Large Tek-Lok
    Rigged Weight: 1.21 lbs.
    MSRP: $199.99

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

    BucknBear Knives – Mini Survival Hatchet

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

    At 8″ in length and with a 3″ blade, BucknBear’s Mini Survial Hatchet certainty embodies its name, but is still designed to be a solid and functional piece of hardware. Made of 440C stainless steel, the Mini Survial Hatchet features full-tang construction, and a non-slip, G10 handle. The Mini Survival Hatchet also comes with a kydex sheath.

    Plus, for a bit extra, purchasers can have the hatchet engraved with up to 13 characters.

    https://bucknbearknives.com/mini-hatchet.html

    ASP Introduces Blue Line Accessories

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

    Appleton, WI, April 30, 2018— Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) has introduced a collection of products featuring the well-known “thin blue line” design, universally recognized as a tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of law enforcement. The company’s new Blue Line Collection includes a Sapphire rechargeable clip-on flashlight (MSRP $24), a pair of multi-tool, liner lock pocket knives with integral handcuff keys ($32-$45), tactical belts ($20-$21), a logo cap that fits ASP Friction-Loc Batons ($17), and two different swivel handcuff keys ($22). Each is decorated using cloisonné enameling—a deep, permanent, heirloom-quality process that results in a finish that won’t fade or wear off, unlike painted or screen-printed surfaces. The flashlight and knives also have brightly-polished metal accents.

    “ASP is single-minded in its focus on—and dedication to—law enforcement officers,” says Daryell Harmon, the company’s Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales, and a retired police officer. Harmon says that in addition to manufacturing products centered on officer safety, the company provides training programs to law enforcement around the world, at no cost to officers or agencies. “Everything we do revolves around these professionals, and these small commemorative products are just another way of showing it.”

    For more information, or to find a distributor or dealer, visit asp-usa.com.

    Forming A Functionally Sharp Knife From Plastic Wrap

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

    In a roundabout way, this shows that just about anything can be turned into a weapon.

    Proving this point even further, the same video creator turned a hunk of dried fish into a knife.

    You can check out Kiwami Japan’s other videos via their YouTube channel here.

    Outland Equipment’s Multi-Mission Axes

    Friday, April 13th, 2018

    Built for the unforgiving environments encountered by military, law enforcement and emergency response professionals, Outland’s American-made Multi-Mission Series axes are reliable tools for rescue and survival situations.

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    Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe (MMA) 1503

    Mont Vernon, N.H. (April 2018) – Although axes have been used throughout history as a tool and weapon, little has changed over the millennia in its design. For today’s first responders, military and law enforcement professionals, the axe is still a primary tool for rescue, breaching and survival scenarios. Outland Equipment designs and manufactures state-of-the-art axes and knives specifically engineered to meet the critical demands of those that go in harms’ way.

    “A go-to tool for responding to emergency situations,” Chris Aiston, CEO of Outland Equipment, said. “We design these tools for those who operate in harsh environments where failure means disaster. They cut, pound and pry, facilitating structure and vehicle forcible entry and egress. Whatever a first responder requires his tool to do, the MMA series is there to complete the mission and save lives.”

    Outland has produced three Multi-Mission Axes (MMA) that not only perform the requirements of an axe, but also integrate other functionality including hammering, prying, cutting seatbelts, cutting sheet metal and working with hex fasteners. The MMA 1502, 1902 and 1503 are all made from a single piece of hardened S7 tool steel, a steel formulated to withstand extreme shock and impact.

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    Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe with extended handle 1902

    The head of the MMA series features a 3.9 inch cutting edge with a bolt-on hammer and hex nut tool. The MMA 1502 and 1503 are 15 inches in length, a size convenient for carry and maneuvering in tight spaces. The MMA 1902 with its 19 inch length provides enhanced reach, impact force and leverage. The tail of the MMA 1502 and 1902 feature an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and sheet metal cutter. The MMA 1503 tail features an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and a hex wrench for urban and residential environments.

    The handle grips are made of G10 material, a fiberglass-based epoxy resin that is not only extremely rugged but also impervious to moisture and chemicals, important factors for rescue operators. The handle has been shaped to offer the operator multiple hand positions to optimize a positive grip for the job.

    All of Outland’s MMA axes are covered with a Modular Sheath that allows for easy access, quick deployment and multiple carry options. The axe is secured in the sheath using an internal latch and two BioThane® Coated Webbing straps. Carry options are endless for the operator, as the Modular Sheath accepts accessories for mounting on a belt or MOLLE gear, can be bolted to a vehicle or worn on a shoulder strap.

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    www.outlandequipment.com

    Helle Knives of Norway Unveils Latest Survivorman Knife

    Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

    Wabakimi knife designed and field-tested in cooperation with Les Stroud

    Holmedal, Norway – (April 10, 2018) – Building on an 85-year tradition handcrafting knives designed and tested in the outdoors, Helle unveils its latest collaboration with Les Stroud, star of Survivorman. Named for the vast wilderness park in Ontario, Canada, the Wabakimi knife is designed for self-reliance in nature.

    The third in a series of Helle knives designed with Les Stroud, the Wabakimi combines Helle’s 85 years crafting traditional Scandinavian knives with Stroud’s mastery of primitive skills. The latest addition is a medium sized, well-balanced knife small enough for hip carry, yet amply sized to make precise cutting and long carving sessions comfortable and efficient.

    The new knife fits between the larger, best selling Temagami (2010), a practical wilderness knife, and the light and compact Mândra (2017) neck knife. The Wabakimi combines the advantages of the Temagami’s ergonomic handle and long, pointed blade with the Mândra’s rounded shape. Featuring a three-quarter, partial tang reinforced with two robust pins, the handle is made from curly birch wood with a lanyard hole and a 3.3-inch drop point blade using Helle’s renowned triple laminated steel.

    The new design was conceptualized over several months and handmade prototypes from the Helle factory in Norway were sent to Stroud for extensive field-testing in Alaska. Each prototype received further adjustments and refinements based on invaluable feedback from Stroud. This approach of researching, prototyping, field-testing and refinement constitutes the heart and soul of the Helle design philosophy.

    In 1994 Stroud spent a year living close to the land and surviving using only what nature provided in Wabakimi, part of Canada’s far northern boreal forests. “The Wabakimi wilderness helped shaped my path and set in motion a life celebrating nature and wilderness,” says Les Stroud. “With these experiences in mind, and working closely with my friends at Helle, we have created a knife worthy of this remote, wild place.”

    ”The Wabakimi knife represents nearly a decade working closely with Les,” adds Anders Haglund with Helle of Norway. “From our first meeting in 2009, to creating a collection of world renowned outdoor knives, we’ve come a long way both personally and professionally. We’re excited to see where the next journey leads.”

    Wabakimi Knife Specifications:
    • Blade material: triple laminated stainless steel
    • Handle material: curly birch
    • Blade thickness: 3 mm
    • Blade length: 3.3-inches
    • Handle length: 4.6-inches
    • Sheath material: genuine leather
    • Weight: 135 g
    • MSRP $199

    About Helle of Norway
    Since 1932, Helle has earned a solid reputation for quality, craftsmanship and producing aesthetically stunning and highly functional knives made to withstand a lifetime of rugged outdoor use. All Helle knives are handcrafted in Norway to exacting standards based on over 85-years of tradition blending form and function. It takes up to 45-manual processes to complete each Helle knife, from sanding and polishing of the handles to forming the Scandinavian ground blades. The result is an authentic, truly one of a kind knife made to last a lifetime of rugged outdoor use. For more information visit www.helle.no.

    About Les Stroud
    Survival expert, filmmaker, writer, singer-songwriter, speaker and performer best known as the Canadian Screen Award winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman. Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. He has been nominated for 26 Canadian Screen Awards and has won for Best Writer (twice) and Best Photography. A celebrated keynote speaker, musician and Globe and Mail best selling author of “Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive!” and “Will to Live”. A proud member of the prestigious Explorers Club, Les received Fellow (highest rank) of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He contributes to dozens of charities and benefits and is an advanced survival trainer for the Canadian Military Armed Forces. For more information visit http://lesstroud.ca/.

    1942 Marine Combat Sword With Sheath

    Saturday, April 7th, 2018

    I just had to post this. It’s basically an unholy amalgam of a katana and a USMC Mark 2 combat knife made of AUS-6 stainless steel with a non-descript black coating. It has a half-tang, with a stacked leather handle. It comes with a nylon sheath with a shoulder strap.

    There’s definitely a fantasy knives and swords shop in a near-dead mall somewhere that has, like, 5 of these up on the wall.

    www.budk.com/US-Marine-1942-Soldier-Sword-Sheath-25869

    The Chase Knife On Kickstarter

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

    The Chase is a folding knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Inspired by the utility of the classic fixed blade knife, the Chase features a grip with scales made of either G10 or hand-poured resin in a ‘Sea Grey’ color, and a blade made of N690co Stainless Steel. The drop point-style blade comes in at just under 3″ in length, and features a flat grind, and a thickness of .104″.

    Check out the campaign at the link below for more info, and to fund the project.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/471996800/everyday-carry-pocket-knife-utilitarian-and-refine

    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.

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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.

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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

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    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