At SHOT Show 2014, we order a cool little knife by DPx Gear and it has finally arrived. The DPx HIT (Handle Inversion Tool) has an integral pivoting blade guard that forms the handle and locks when closed. The design includes a carabiner so you can hook it on a bag and not worry about losing it…ever. It’s made in the U.S.A. by White River Knife & Tool, another brand we are very fond of and, of course, designed by Robert Young Pelton. A unique knife that we are glad to see and is a great addition to any collection or go-bag. See more about it at www.knifecenter.com.
What are you carrying today? I have my Kershaw Shallot with Damascus Blade.
When it comes to Survival or Camping knives these two CRKT’s are what you’re looking for. Both the 3500 HoodWork and the 3510 HCK1 Hood are made from 1095 high carbon steel with durable G10 or Micarta handles. If you’re in the hunting in the mountains, camping in the woods or anywhere in between, these knives can do the job you need them to do. The leather sheath each is supplied with is as durable and well designed as the knives are. It’s natural tan leather with a 3″ x 1″ pocket for a sharpening stone or fire steel and secure button closure. See both these awesome American Made knives at www.knifecenter.com.
The Pohl Force Foxtrot Three Outdoor Folder is the same design as the Foxtrot One, but features a wicked tactical tanto blade. The G-10 handle has 3D milled SRM texturing which feels as good as it looks. The frame lock is outfitted with the RotoBlock system for safety and also includes a reversible tip up carry pocket clip. It’s lightweight, slim, robust, and provides a ton of reach. Basically this is one awesome knife. See it at www.knifecenter.com.
Both the Maserin 550/OL OneFolt and 551/SA Damp folding knives are very cool, unique looking, yet highly functional knives. They have nicely contoured wooden handle scales, pocket clip that can double as money clips, strong frame lock scales, and 440 stainless steel blades. Available with a standard spear point blade or wharncliffe style with a bottle opener, the choice is up to you. See them right now at www.knifecenter.com.
The Microtech Halo V might just be the coolest Out the Front Auto on the market right now. At the very least, it’s the fastest opening knife in our building, hands down. The Halo V knives are large, powerful, visually appealing, and come complete with a Kydex belt sheath. The blade is a whopping 4.6″ of premium steel with a variety of shapes and configurations. The blade fires hard and fast, while still being safe and very unlikely to actuate inadvertently – requires a good amount of sharp force on the button to fire. All around these are awesome tactical knives and you can find them at www.knifecenter.com