Boker Plus Reality-Based Fixed Blade
Man … this is a wicked knife. The “Reality Based Blade” series has been all folders up to this point–this is the first fixed blade. This is not a knife for whittling or cleaning your fingernails, this is a knife designed to defend you from an attacker. Make sure you also buy Jim Wagner’s book or DVD so that you know how to defend yourself with the product.
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INOVA INFORCE Series of Flashlights
Inova’s special products division has seriously raised the bar in military application flashlights. Developed at the request of the DoD, this series of lights is designed to work in an infinite number of situations, across all branches of the military. Specifically, it can go from handheld to weapon mount with little more than a click and a twist. These are very well built – in the U.S. – and offer a range of brightness and color led options. Oh, and they are stupid bright and efficient as well.
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SOG Aegis Assisted Openers
SOG has produced assisted openers for years now and their system is one of our favorites. This new series has a great feel and has all the accouterments that a good combat folder should have: fast action, great feel, built in safety, reversible pocket clip and they look very cool. Congrats to SOG for keeping the bar high on combat folders!
Here is the information as SOG publishes it: Continue Reading
RAT Cutlery Fire Kit™ Fire Starter
The guys at Rat Knives are always coming up with great products. Maybe it’s hanging out in the Peruvian jungles that sparks their creativity or maybe they are just creative people. Their knives are really popular. This new Fire Kit looks great.
CASE Trapperlock Folders
CASE is always coming out with new handle varieties. They also, occasionally, come up with new models. These Trapperlocks combine some traditional features with modern. They have the “trapper” shape and handle configuration. Then they added a thumb stud for easy opening and a liner locking system for security when open! Really, these are great, every-day-carry knives. They have that Case look and feel and quality and all the features we have come to enjoy with more modern knives. They have released them with three handle materials: a yellow handle with carbon steel (non-stainless) blade, and red bone and stag bone with stainless blades. So, whether you are a stainless fan or are a proponent of the carbon steel blade with it’s easy-to-sharpen qualities, they have produced a Trapperlock for you!
Here is the CASE information about this model:
CASE is proud to introduce the Trapperlock. This pattern ‘54L is born from the legendary Trapper, perhaps the most popular knife in the company’s 119 year history. Completely reengineered, incorporating the one hand opening performance so many desire. The saber-concave ground Clip blade pivots on a special bushing, making the action of the Trapperlock smooth as silk. The engraved thumb stud’s fixed by a torque screw for better control. And, of course, there’s the added confidence of a liner lock. The Trapperlock- a new legend unfolds.
Shun Alton Brown Special 7 Piece Clear Acrylic Block Set
Just in time for the holidays, SHUN has released a beautiful block set with a great acrylic block. These are Alton Brown designed knives with the upward angle from the handle to the blade. The block is really one of the stars of the set.
Benchmade Gaucho® CPM-M4 Steel, Limited Edition
Benchmade made the NRA knives for years and this Osborne designed Gaucho was one of the finest in that line. This limited edition run features CPM-M4 steel for the blade. This steel is produced by Crucible, a company that produces most of the advanced steels we have seen in the knife industry. This steel is a tool steel that is about 6 times tougher than D2 at the same hardness.
Here is a link to the Crucible Steel page describing this steel
Only 300 of these were made so grab one if you want a truly extraordinary folder with an Axis lock and a super steel blade.
Leatherman® New Series of Pocketknives
Leatherman has offered a series of folding knives for a few years now. They have had only moderate success and this has been partly due to their expense and size. Many people don’t want to carry a big, thick pocket knife even if it has a bunch of tools on it. This new series is slimmer, better designed and easier to carry. There are models for every taste.