Mantis Bottleneck Bali-Song Style Keychain Knife

Our steal this week is a something a little different from Mantis Knives. Ever been at a party and needed to open a beer, and also cut open a box, all while looking very cool? Well then this Bottleneck Bali-Song style keychain knife is going to fill a very specific void in your life.

This unique gadget was Mantis Knives’ first ever collaboration with Gavin and Grant Hawk of Hawk Designs, and they really went out there on this one. In the closed position you’ve got a nice, sturdy bottle opener with a handy pocket clip on the side. Squeeze to compress the integrated handle springs, unlatch, and flip it open like a Bali-Song to reveal the blade.

Blade on this guy is just a hair under 2″ and made of 400 series stainless steel. We’ve never seen a blade quite like this one, with its double cutting edge and what Mantis calls a wicked dual tip. We have two color options on this model, one that was bead-blasted then stonewashed to give it a little bit of that worn-in look, as well as a simple tactical black.

In addition to the pocket clip, the handles have a slot machined into them, allowing you to clip the tool on your key-ring when not in use. The two options give you a nice degree of carry versatility with this gizmo.

As crazy as it seems at first glance, the Mantis Bottleneck Key-Chain Knife is a pretty handy device to have on you for when the party breaks out. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

CRKT Outrage

This week we’re spotlighting the new Ken Onion design for Columbia River Knife & Tool. This knife is called the Outrage, but it sure as heck isn’t going to cause any. I’ve been a big fan of Onion’s designs for CRKT for some time, and this one is no exception.

It won’t come as a surprise to anybody that the deployment here is smooth and fast, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing pivot system. The flipper is a little small, but it’s got some jimping on top to help you snag it. Blade is about a 3.25″ drop point with a hollow grind and plenty of belly. That distinctive shape means you’re going to get some really solid cutting performance out of this knife. A stainless steel liner lock keeps the blade locked in place.

Handle is a 6061 aluminum in gunmetal grey, giving it an elegant, modern appearance. The ergonomic shape feels really nice to hold, and is smooth in all the right places, leaving no uncomfortable hotspots. The finish is a little slick but there is some milled texture to provide you with some grip, and there’s solid jimping in two places on the spine, enabling secure forward and reverse grips.

This model features a deep-carry pocketclip allowing for right-hand, tip up carry. The clip’s nice wide end lets you clip it on and draw it quite easily.

Overall, the CRKT Outrage by Ken Onion is another great option for a workhorse EDC with just a hint of sophistication . To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

Gerber Bear Grylls Grandfather Knife

This weekend our special comes from Gerber’s Bear Grylls line of knives, the Grandfather Knife. This take on the classic camp knife is so named because its design is based on a knife Bear’s grandfather carried in World War II, which he then passed down to Bear’s father who passed it on to him.

Those of you who know their camp knives will notice right away that this is a little slimmer than is traditional, and the handle is an overmolded rubber. There’s some nice texture on the rubber making this a pretty secure hold when the blade is extended. The attractive brass details give the appearance just a little bit of flare.

This has a solid 2.5″ blade with a fine edge, so you’ll be able to get some nice clean cuts. Besides the knife this boasts five other tools: a bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver, a file, a Philips head screwdriver, and a corkscrew. There’s also a lanyard ring on this model.

Overall, the Bear Grylls Grandfather knife manages to pack a ton of great functionality into an affordable package. Expect reasonable quality in materials and build, but keep your expectations in line with an item under $20. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

LRI Micro-Lights

This week on Warehouse Hunts we’re going to keep the Halloween trend going by looking at two lines of micro flashlights from LRI. The Freedom Micro and Photon Micro-Light II are small and easy to use, making them perfect for keeping your Trick or Treaters on the lighted path.

Both these models are about the same size as a quarter and have a keyring, so they’re unobtrusive and always at the ready. The batteries are replaceable and rated to run 18 hours, so you’re going to be able to get plenty of use out of your micro-light. They each shine 4.5 lumens which while not the brightest makes for pretty solid visibility. Both lines are available in a wide variety of beam colors that serve different purposes. The most popular colors are the white which provides full-color illumination, and the red which preserves your night vision. There’s also a purple that provides a black light effect, a night vision green, and more. In honor of the holiday we’ve opted here for a spooky Halloween orange.

The Freedom Micro-Light has a simple push button, press once and the light stays on, press again to turn it off. One of the cool things about it is the capability to vary the brightness. When it’s turned off, hold the button and the light will slowly fade up. Stop at your desired brightness and the light will stay at that level until you turn it off. Similarly, holding the button when the light is on will dim the light down. Continuing to hold the light will activate one of the various strobing modes. Pressing the button several times in rapid succession puts the light into a mode where it will only stay on for as long as you hold the button down. The Freedom also includes a lanyard for neck wear, as well as a hat clip that the light slots into to turn it into a little headlamp.

The Photon Micro-Light II doesn’t have the accessories or feature any brightness controls or strobing. Press and hold the button and the light stays on, release the button and the light turns off. Simple. What makes this one cool is the little switch on top of the button. This lets you keep the light switched on without having to constantly squeeze, and it will stay on until you deactivate the switch. In my opinion a pretty great feature, which makes it my personal favorite of the two. It’s a much more intuitive way to switch between the two illumination modes than the Freedom’s method. Now let’s go ahead and switch off the lights so I can show you how these work in total darkness.

As you can see, this is a surprisingly bright and effective beam. LRI makes multiple colors of LED, each with a different benefit to them. The good thing about an orange light is terrific visibility, like the red it won’t disrupt your night vision as much as something like the white or the yellow.

Overall, these are really nice compact lights with a lot of functionality, perfect for arming your kids with before they go tromping around the neighborhood on All Hallow’s Eve. To learn more about our range of Micro-Lights, click here. To see our entire inventory visit

Buck Knives 498 ErgoHunter

This week’s steal is the USA-made Buck 498 ErgoHunter fixed blade skinner. The 498 represents the top of the line from the ErgoHunter series, with the S30V stainless steel blade and Rosewood handle inlays making it one of the finest fixed blades Buck offers. Add in the genuine saddle leather sheath and this makes for a really terrific package.

As the name implies, the Ergohunter series was designed with ergonomic handling in mind, enabling comfortable prolonged use. There’s no denying this is a comfortable hold. The handle shape fills the hand quite nicely, and I really like the way the index finger sits into these grooves. It’s made primarily from Alcryn rubber for a soft overall grip. You can really lock into the three Rosewood Dymondwood inlays, with that heavy Dymondwood texture providing a great no-slip grip.

Even the actual blade was designed with safe, comfortable handling in mind. You’ve got some decent jimping up here on the spine, and then a textured patch on each side for when you need to choke up on the knife. The blade is a 4.75″ recurve drop-point, with a lot of belly and some great cutting power. The dull backbone means you can choke up even more and get some very precise cutting done. The sturdy full-tang construction makes this a very durable, reliable knife.

Included with the 498 is a small PakLite guthook to service all your gut hooking needs. Again we’ve got an ergonomic design, with the skeletonized handle and heavy jimping allowing for comfortable, secure handling. It’s a nice little extra that’s going to open up a bunch of options for you.

And what fixed blade would be complete without a sheath? Buck has provided one of the highest quality genuine leather sheaths we’ve come across. It’s a really rugged combo design that fits both the knife and the PakLite, and they each snap into place for a confident carry in one compact package.

Overall the Buck 498 ErgoHunter is a really comfortable, functional skinner with a high quality construction and some enticing extras making it a solid value. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

Spyderco Tenacious

This week we’re spotlighting the Tenacious line of folders from Spyderco. The Tenacious, along with the Resilience and others, are part of the Spyderco collection of Value Folders, that bear the name of admirable human characteristics. The Tenacious has lived up to its name and proven to be one of Spyderco’s most popular folders, and we’ve just gotten in a couple of cool color variations.

Blade is deployed of course via the trademark Spyderco round hole, and deployment is smooth and easy. The blade is just a bit under 3.5″ long, and the leaf shape makes for a long cutting edge. That combined with the full flat grind means nice cutting performance from this knife. You can get the blade with either the tactical black finish you see here or a satin finish. The blade is locked in place by the Walker liner lock.

The handle on these new variants is a brown G10, but the Tenacious is also available with a black or green handle. The G10 is textured for a sure grip, and milled specifically with prolonged use in mind. Under the G10 is a skeletonized steel liner, making this both durable and lightweight. Some robust jimping on the thumb ramp gives you that sense of control. This is overall a really comfortable hold, the only detractor for me personally being a minor hotspot where the pocketclip rests against my index finger.

Fortunately, the Tenacious has a four-way pocketclip, so you can put that sucker anywhere you want. It’s a pretty smooth clip that rides comfortably and holds securely.

Overall, the Spyderco Tenacious is a solid, affordable folder, and a really nice option for a basic EDC. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

Ontario Spec Plus Gen II

This weekend our special is a selection of impressive fixed-blades from the Ontario Knife Company’s Gen II line of Spec Plus knives. These are some really rugged, sturdy knives perfectly suited to all manner of military and sporting applications.

We’ll get the similarities out of the way first. All these knives have the same Kraton polymer handle construction and black texture powder coated blade, giving them that slick tactical appearance. They’re all full-tang, too, so these are durable fixed blades you can really rough up. Each one includes a nylon sheath with belt loop, and the four larger ones are MOLLE compatible.

The smallest of these knives is the SP-54. This is a spear-style blade, making it the only one of these models with a double cutting edge. While the blade is only about 3.5″ long, the handle is about 5″, making for a really comfortable hold. This is a great lightweight, compact fixed blade.

Next size up is the SP-47. This one’s got a 5.5″ blade with a nice long cutting edge and a lot of belly. Again a nice big handle with a lot of room, even for people with large hands. The S-shaped double finger guard makes for very safe cutting and stabbing.

Our next two knives have the same handle as the SP-47, and are essentially identical to each other. Blades are both just a hair over 8″ and the same drop point shape. The only difference is that the SP-48 sports a flat-ground blade, while the SP-49 has a half hollow grind.

Finally, the largest of our merry band is the SP-52, which sports a massive 9.5″ recurve blade. With plenty of belly at the end, there is an absurd amount of cutting power here. Again we’ve got a really roomy, comfortable handle, this time with just a finger guard down here on the bottom. Despite the immense size, there’s a really nice balance to this knife.

There’s no denying the Spec Plus Gen II line from Ontario is an impressive array of durable tactical fixed blades. To learn more about these knives, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

Pumpkin Carving Kits

It’s nearly Halloween, and you know what that means: the ritualistic carving of ceremonial gourds. To help us celebrate the ancient Pagan tradition of giving tiny Darth Vader a fun-size Snickers I thought it would be fun to check out the two pumpkin carving kits we offer on the site.

First up we’ve got the Pro Pumpkin Carving set from Warren Cutlery. Don’t let the name scare you off, this set is perfect for amateurs too. It’s got a really nice wooden handled carving tool and includes six saw blades; three heavy duty and three finer ones. Also included is the lock-jaw wrench for swapping out the blades. This is a terrific kit that’s going to make carving a breeze, you’re going to be really happy you have those finer blades.

Next we have the Messermeister Pumpkin Meister Carving Kit. This kit only has the one size saw blade, but makes up for it by including two distinctly different tools. There’s a scraper to help you clean the guts out of your gourd, and an etching tool for those of you bold enough to get intricate with your designs. All three have large, soft-grip textured handles for really safe handling, and as an added bonus are dishwasher safe.

Whether you’re doing a basic Jack-O-Lantern or some kind of staggering art piece, either of these two Pumpkin carving kits are going to serve your festive needs. To learn more about these products, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

Ontario Knives Cayuga

This week our Steal is the Cayuga, a terrific basic fixed blade from the Ontario Knife Company. The Cayuga is designed by and for hunters, and is one of the highest quality American-made fixed blades you’re going to find in this price range.

Handle is mold injected with a propylene under mold and a Kraton over mold, making it extremely durable. Shape is ergonomic and comfortable, and feels really solid in the hand. The flare at the butt of the handle and the friction provided by the Kraton make for an assured grip.

Blade is a 4.75″ drop point made from 420 stainless steel, with a brushed satin finish. At about a fifth of an inch, this is a pretty thick, rugged blade. There’s a nice long cutting edge with a lot of belly, meaning good cutting power on this model.
Included in the package is a hand-stitched, genuine leather sheath with belt loop. The handle snaps in to make for a very secure carry in any conditions.

If you’re looking for a reliable fixed blade to use and abuse in your outdoor excursions, you can’t beat the Ontario Cayuga. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit

Kizer Cutlery Ki4468 Ray Laconico Intrepid

This week the spotlight falls on the new Intrepid flipper from Kizer Cutlery. This knife was designed in collaboration with custom knifemaker Ray Laconico, based off his original Skinny Bear flipper.

Right off the bat this is an attractive knife, with a really slick matte silver finish on the handle and eye-popping blue anodized accents on the hardware. Deployment via the flipper is smooth and certain, there’s a really satisfying action to this knife. The hollow ground, drop point blade is just over 3.5″ long, giving the Intrepid a lot of cutting power. The blade’s stonewash finish rounds out the gorgeous presentation with style.

Beyond the aesthetic appeal, this is a really well-built knife. Blade is held securely in place by a sturdy titanium framelock. There’s even a steel lockbar insert and overtravel prevention mechanism. The Intrepid is made from top-quality materials, with an S35VN stainless steel blade and a titanium handle. The handle has been carefully machined and contoured to make this one of the most comfortable knives I’ve held in a while. At over 4.5 ” long, this handle has a great feel for those of us with larger hands.

This model features a blue anodized pocketclip, allowing for tip-up carry. It slides on easily and holds tightly, with the knife’s slim profile making for an extremely comfortable ride.

The Intrepid flipper is an absolutely gorgeous Ray Laconico design constructed to Kizer Cutlery’s high standard of quality. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit