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.
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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.
Available in Black and Tan handle finishes, and with or without blade serration.
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.
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.
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.
Be on the lookout for the 39 Series Knives later this year.
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.
The Bandit is a project currently on Kickstarter for an EDC knife with a body made of Grade 5 titanium, an d a blade made of 420 high carbon stainless steel.
Featuring a green-striped pattern, because there had to be some way to repurpose all the zombie-green merchandise, these Jurassic Hunter Blades from ThinkGeek feature stainless steel blades, and come in two flavors: fixed or spring-assisted. The fixed knife is 13 1/4″ long, with a 7 1/4″ saw-back blade, and K10 handles. The spring-assisted blade is 3 3/4″ long, with an aluminum, knuckle-duster handle.
An industry friend pointed out an amusingly named knife from Hardcore Hardware Australia, the MILF. The MILF is a frame lock folding knife with a 3.45″ modified drop point blade made of CPM S30V steel. The frame is made of 420 stainless steel, with G10 handle scales, which are available in both Black and Desert. As expected, the MILF also comes with a 420 stainless steel reversible pocket clip.
Lynn Thompson’s Special Projects, a division of Cold Steel, has released the Tactical Katana Machete. Made of 1055 carbon steel, it features a full tang, a solid steel tsuba (handguard), and an injection over-molded polymer handle.
Weight: 35.2 oz.
Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
Blade Length: 24″
Overall: 36 1/4″
Handle: 12 1/4″ Long. Polypropylene
Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked-On Anti Rust Matte Finish
Sheath: Cor-Ex Sheath
DPX GEAR INTRODUCES THE DPX ACULUS 3D, A MONOBLOCK GENTLEMAN’S KNIFE CARVED FROM A SOLID BLOCK OF TITANIUM ALLOYThursday, July 30th, 2015
San Diego, CA – July 29, 2015 – DPx Gear, Inc. has released the new monoblock frame gentleman’s knife, the DPx Aculus 3D. It is available in a limited run of 100 pieces available exclusively from DPx Gear and ready for immediate shipment.
The DPx Aculus is a hard use gentleman’s knife carved from a single block of 6Al4v titanium alloy. Designed by adventurer Robert Young Pelton after seeing the poor quality and limited strength of traditional military and law enforcement knives, he decided to create an incredibly strong and compact knife. The Aculus is an every day carry tool with beautifully fluid lines, exquisite ergonomics, and a tough blade of the highest quality and finish. The frame is a single seamless machined piece of art, elegantly held together with only two screws. The Aculus was designed for undercover work, where professionals must dress in formal wear but must carry tools that cannot fail. The ergonomics had to work as a knife but also as a concealed hand held tool capable of dealing non-lethal pain to attackers.
The DPx Aculus 3D features a unique 3D diamond pattern for superior grip, a tungsten carbide glass breaker with replacement flat head screw, a deep carry pocket clip, razor sharp Niolox tool steel, and DPx Gear’s no-questions-asked lifetime warranty. MSRP for the DPx Aculus 3D is $400 and can be purchased only by visiting www.dpxgear.com/aculus.
Massdrop is a crowd-based sales platform where users vote on commercial items to be featured on the site, based on a category such as ‘Espresso machine’ or ‘Tactical backpack’. Once voting narrows down to just one item, Massdrop contacts the manufacturer and looks to set up a ‘Massdrop’, which aims to offer bulk pricing to the masses while only requiring they buy one each. As true of a traditional bulk pricing model, the more items sold, the lower the price for all.
This time, the chosen knife is the KA-BAR Zombro Knife. It features a ~9″ 1095 cro-van steel blade with a Kraton zombie-green handle. It’s going for $49.99+S&H through Massdrop, with an MSRP of $137.97. It’s only got about a week left, so if you’re interested you should jump on this deal.
The Vital series was introduced as Gerber’s new introductory hunting line. It consists of multiple tools with replaceable blades, and orange handles and frames for visibility. Tools in the line include the Skin & Gut Knife, Take-a-Part Shears, and Pack Saw.
Gator Premium is an upgrade to the iconic Gator line, which features blades made from S30V steel. The handles of these new knives have a scaly texture very much inspired by their namesake, and they also come with similarly textured sheaths. Only the fixed blade has the metal pommel, although both knives feature lanyard holes. Not pictured are the GH models with a hooked point.
In the image above, you can compare the new Gator Premium Folder CP (top) to the original Gator Folder (bottom).
Here’s the Premium Folder and Fixed knives in their sheaths. This new line is designed and built in Portland, Oregon.
This is the Short Stack. It’s a complete AR-15 armorer’s tool in an extremely compact package. In fact, at the booth it was displayed as fitting inside Magpul MOE and MIAD grips. Rather than unfold in a traditional manner, the tool is held together with a rubber stop as well as magnetically, and each component can be individually separated. It contains the following components:
– Windage elevation sight tool
– Firing pin scraper
– Buffer tube wrench
– Cleaning cable pull handle
– 4mm wrench
– T10 torx
– #0 cross driver
– Bolt carrier & bolt scrapper
– 1/2″, 1/4″, 3/8″, and 3/4″ wrenches
The Span Shotgun tool, which features 12 tools in one solid state, which itself separates into two separate components. It features the following:
– 1/4″ standard bit tip driver
– Bit tip storage
– Torque generating design
– 6 bit tips
– pin punch
– 3x hex wrench
– choke tube wrench
– bottle opener
The Airfoil is a folding knife, with a fine edge, T-shaped thumb studs, and a pocket clip. It’s very light weight at only 2.2 oz., and has a very smooth open action.
The Skyridge is an assisted open knife with a fine edge blade, dual thumb studs, and a pocket clip.
Designed for brush clearing and similar tasks, the Jungle Bolo and Clip-Point knives are made of 1095 Spring Steel. The handles are orange textured Santoprene, and both blades come with a leather sheath with belt loop.
Cold Steel’s Magnum Tanto is the latest addition to their Warcraft series. It features a 12″ long, 1.5″ wide tanto-style CPM 3-V High Carbon blade with DLC coating. The handle consists of 5″ G-10 scales, with grip ridges, and a lanyard loop. The Magnum Tanto comes with a Secure-Ex sheath.
Inspired by the classic Trench Knives of the early 20th century, Cold Steel’s Chaos Tanto features a “D” ring guard made from reinforced 6061 aluminum, offering a comfortable and secure grip while protecting the hand from attack and damage while striking or cutting. The blade itself is 7.5″ of SK-5 high carbon steel, coated in black Tuff-Ex for corrosion resistance and reduced friction. The pommel features a 1055 carbon steel tapered point for Punyo or butt strikes. The Chaos Tanto comes with a Secure-Ex sheath with a belt loop for carry.
Also available with a double edge blade.
The Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife is a product by Mora and Light My Fire. The blade is 3.9″ and made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, with a Scandinavian grind. The handle is made of high-friction, TPE rubber, and houses a FireSteel Scout firestarter, which twist locks into the handle for convenient access, and can provide about 3000 strikes. This starter works when wet and at all altitudes, producing a 2,980°C (5,400°F) spark, which lights easily when struck by the flat end of the FireKnife blade. The sheath is made of polypropylene and has an included belt clip.
The blade handle and sheath comes in five colors: Black, Red, Orange, Blue, and Green.
– The Three Amigos
This extremely short run of DPx HEST/F Mr. DP knives is the first to pair the Mr. DP titanium scales with all standard hex hardware which allows for field striping or pivot tension adjustment without a special tool. The Black TiCN PVD coated Niolox steel blade comes in at just above 3″, and is laser engraved with the repeating Mr. DP pattern. Additional modifications include a tungsten carbide glass breaker, combat pocket clip, and newly-designed single spoke RotoBlock for ease of use.
Limited to a run of 35 knives.
June 6th, 2014 (Oregon City, Oregon) – Benchmade Knife Company, manufacturer of premium sports cutlery, unveils an array of new products at the 2014 Blade Show in Atlanta, GA.
In addition to eight new models, including one new model from HK Knives, Benchmade will also unveil its new proprietary mechanism: the AXIS Dual Action. “As the year winds down for the 15th anniversary of the AXIS lock, we look to take this proven mechanism to its next evolution,” says Jason Boyd, Director Of Product for Benchmade Knife Company. The AXIS Dual Action mechanism allows the user to operate the knife either manually, and/or automatically through a single control while providing the strength and reliability of the original AXIS lock.
The first product to feature the new AXIS Dual Action mechanism is the 5400 Serum, which utilizes G10 handle scales and an ELMAX steel blade.
Included in the lineup of new releases from Benchmade is a new Shane Sibert design (757 VICAR), a full size and mini AXIS Stryker featuring a drop-point style blade (908 & 904), and 3 new HUNT line models (15003-2, 15008-BLK & 15009-ORG).
HK Knives will introduce its new out-the-front (OTF) knife, the 14808 TURMOIL at the show. “With the popularity of out the front knives growing in the last few years, we’re excited at this new addition to the HK line,” says Jon de Asis, Product Line Manager of HK Knives.
You can experience all these new products at the Benchmade booth (#1) this weekend at the 2014 Blade Show in Atlanta, GA going on June 6th through 8th.
This infographic from Knife Hog acts as a primer on the different styles and functions of tactical knives currently on the market.
HHA’s LFK01 is designed for situations where a full-sized fix blade knife would be unmanageable and a folding knife a poor compromise. The LFK01 is forged from D2 Tool Steel with a robust Black or Tan Teflon finish. The LFK01 features shock absorbing paracord wrap available in a choice of colors, and is coated in a proprietary acrylic solution; the solution will not impede the practical use of the cord if removed for use in a survival situation.
The sheath is Cordura with a Kydex insert. It features press stud blade retention, and is designed to attach primarily to PALS webbing.
Check out this teaser for the latest in the Cold Steel series of ‘proof’ videos, ‘Apocalypse Proof’. No word on a release date.
Melee Mods is a company that specializes in firearms-mountable blades for rifles, shotguns, and pistols.
The Tact-Axe is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. A Viking bearded axe design which mounts to any picatinny rail. Best used with rifles and shotguns.
The Gatchet is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. It’s a modified bearded axe that mounts to most handgun laser rails – tested to fit Glocks and Springfield XDs.
Both blades are limited to a run of 250 units. Additionally, they are shipped dull, but for an added fee Melee Mods will sharpen the blade with a convex edge prior to shipping.
Companies Collaborate to Release 511 U.S. Manufactured Strider/5.11 Strider Military Folder Knife
MODESTO, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014) — 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical gear, today announced that the company has partnered with leading knife manufacturer, Strider™ Knives, to release the Strider/5.11 Strider Military Folder (SMF), a custom-designed tactical knife. Made in the U.S., the knife, which is manufactured with CTS-B75P steel for ultimate corrosion and wear resistance, brings together two companies with a common ethos—to make high-quality, functional products based on feedback from those who work in the field. As a limited-edition product, there will only be 511 knives made. Each piece, available at www.511tactical.com later this month, will include a custom nylon case, a “Raider” patch inspired by the WWII Marine Raiders’ patch and a certificate of authenticity signed by Tom Davin, 5.11 Tactical Chief Executive Officer, and Strider Knives Co-owner, Duane Dwyer.
“From the product’s design, to its durability and U.S. manufacturing, the Strider/5.11 SMF knife reflects the core values, mission and ethos of both 5.11 Tactical and Strider Knives,” said Davin. “We’ve long admired the work of Duane Dwyer and the whole Strider Knives team. Collaborating with the Strider experts to create a knife that fits the needs of our combined customer base has been a unique, yet organic, partnership resulting in a beautiful, limited-edition product.”
With a sleek design, rooted in simplicity, the Strider/5.11 SMF knife is engineered with minimum components while staying true to the key components Strider Knives have become known for, including a titanium slab frame lock, a glass epoxy laminate handle and a rough peel surface for positive grip. The blade design is a drop point, hand flat ground with a simple break on the spine and no false edge.
“The Strider/5.11 SMF knife is truly a work of craftsmanship,” said Dwyer. “By engineering with utilitarian requirements in mind, we’ve created a knife that is both a workhorse and a battlefield companion—regardless of where your battle takes place. The subtle yet impactful features are demonstrative of the commitment to quality both companies were founded on and remain committed to.”
The Strider/5.11 SMF knife boasts one-of-a-kind features including a custom-made pivot pin, custom fasteners and a Titanium handle with G10 scales. For durability and long-lasting performance, this is the first Strider knife to incorporate CTS-B75P steel—an alloy from Carpenter Technologies that that is highly resistant to corrosion and wear—allowing users to more easily maintain a sharp edge for an extended period of time.
The Strider/5.11 SMF knife can be purchased on 511tactical.com later this month and will retail for $599.99.
Benchmade’s Limited Edition 586-141 knife features a 2.91″ DLC coated Crowned M390 (HRC 60-62) blade with a hand polished convex edge. The handles are 3D machined carbon fiber with red C-Tek epoxy infused aluminum honeycomb inlays. The reversible pocket clip is a DLC coated split arrow design, and the crimson barrel spacers are anodized aluminum. The locking mechanism is Benchmade’s patented Axis-Assist system. Quantities are limited to 200 pieces.
This French-made pocket knife features 120 layers of Swedish rose stainless Damascus steel on the liner and blade. The handle is constructed of carbon fiber.
Revision has partnered up with SOG Knives to offer a special holiday sale combo: purchase a pair of Hellfly ballistic sunglasses with a SOG Trident Mini folding knife and receive a special discount, a total savings of 57% off MSRP for both items individually. Like all good things, this deal will come to an end – its available until December 16 or while supplies last (only 500 total).