Posted January 23, 2012 by Howard
Every January the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade show is held in Las Vegas. We bring back all the news so you’ll have an idea as to what’s ahead this year in the knife industry.
Columbia River: They are offering the Ripples in an aluminum handle with liners. The action is still fast. The m16 series will be available as steel handled frame locks. Kommer models include orange handle two shot folder and the Free Range line of low cost hunters. Also a “surf n’ Turf folder for fish or all around camping. Their new multitool has switchblade style screwdrivers wrenches and blade and more. Price will be 49. Folts minimalist with a wharnclifff blade. Heiho assisted model with smaller size. M2112 in desert tan. Leong Mah Eraser folder with a bolstered handle with g10 in tactical or satin at retail of 140 and 150. Plus a rescue m16 with orange handles and seatbelt cutter built into the flipper. There is also a key chain sharpener with a few tools designed by Tom Stokes.
SOG has some great new entries for 2012. Tool logic has a key knife with a lock back. They have a light, the transforma, which holds knife blade, scissors, fire starter, eyeglass screwdriver and works on one aaa battery. Also a pocket clip. SOG has a new multitool the power duo that will retail for about $80. Plus 2 flashlights with great led bulbs and great pricing. The name for the line is dark energy. They have several knives with built in lights. The fixed blade is called the blade light. The folder also has 6 led bulbs and has a nylon sheath. The Slim Jim is the thinnest assisted opener they can make. It has aus8 steel blades. It has a pocket clip, safety and 2 sizes for now. These are great folders and will be very easy to carry and will solve the issue many people have with pocket knives- that they are just too bulky to carry! Also a resue knife which is not assisted and will be available in black or bead blasted blade. The sogzilla will be available in a slip joint model with a 3.2 inch blade. Their tomahawk will be available in a polished version. They have great molded sheaths or nylon available and we will offer both.