We’ve got tons of cool tactical pocketknives and combat fixed blades to show you this week, including some nice budget options from Spyderco and CRKT, a new collaboration from Microtech and Bastinelli Creations, as well as SOG’s new flagship folder and more.

SOG SEAL XR Tactical S35VN Flipper

SOG’s new XR Lock is the beating heart of this tactical beast, bringing sublime action and hardy lockup to the American-made S35VN blade. The SEAL XR flipper is truly a worthy cousin to their famous fixed blade Bowie knives with razor sharpness, a ball-bearing pivot, impressive grip, and a “Persuader” tool on the end of the handle for prying and thumping

SOG SEAL XR Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.9″
  • Overall Length: 9.2″
  • Closed Length: 5.3″
  • Blade Material: S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Finish: Black TiNi
  • Handle Material: Black Glass Reinforced Nylon
  • Locking Mechanism: XR Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Reversible
  • Weight: 8.2 oz.

Spartan Harsey Dagger Fixed Blades

Balanced, agile, fearsome. Three words that perfectly describe this Bill Harsey-designed dagger, which might be the epitome of combat knife design. Premium materials are along for the ride, including PVD coated S35VN steel and a G10 handle that wraps around the tang for a supremely comfortable hold. Take your pick of a nylon sheath or Kydex, both MOLLE compatible and designed to keep your blade within reach at a moment’s notice.

Spartan Harsey Dagger Specifications

  • Blade Length: 6.0″
  • Cutting Edge: 5.25″
  • Handle Length: 4.75″
  • Overall Length: 10.75″
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.188″
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Double Edge Dagger
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: PVD – ZrN (FDE – Flat Dark Earth)
  • Handle Material: 3D Contoured Double Black CE Canvas Micarta
  • Handle Thickness: 0.94″
  • Sheath Material: Nylon or Tan Kydex with Pull The Dot Belt Loops
  • Weight: 6.72 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 11.43 oz.
  • Designer: William “Bill” Harsey
  • Made in the USA

Spyderco Emphasis Folding Knives

An affordable brute, the new Spyderco Emphasis is built for long days outside the wire. A full metal backspacer anchors the handle and Spyderco’s signature leaf-shaped blade is ready to slice and pierce to your heart’s content. Trust the sturdy liner lock to keep things secure, and you won’t have to worry about making it home safely.

Spyderco Emphasis Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.61″ (92 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.26″ (83 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.81″ (122 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.31″ (211 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Leaf-Shaped
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain or Partially Serrated
  • Handle Material: Textured G10
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Number: C245GP 
  • Model Name: Emphasis
  • Weight: 4.8 oz. (136 g)
  • Made in China

Microtech/Bastinelli Creations Iconic Karambit

A collaboration design between Bastinelli and Microtech, the Iconic might just be the perfect karambit – compact, yet packing an incredible punch. Beveled G10 handle scales look and feel great, and the full tang construction ensures a lifetime of service. Currently sporting CTS-204P steel, the hawkbill blade has the edge retention you crave in a premium tool.

Microtech/Bastinelli Creations 118-10 Iconic Specifications

  • Blade Length: 2.25″
  • Cutting Edge: 1.625″
  • Handle Length: 4.25″
  • Overall Length: 6.0″
  • Blade Material: Blade steel for 2019 will be Carpenter CTS-204P – while metal supplies last, blades can also be M390 or Elmax 
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125″
  • Blade Style: Hawkbill
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45″
  • Sheath Material: Carbon Fiber Finish Kydex with Belt Adapter
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 6.1 oz.
  • Designer: Bastien Coves
  • Made in the USA

Cold Steel Black Talon II
S35VN Folders

If you like a hawkbill blade, but prefer a more traditional handle, then the Black Talon II from Cold Steel is a great choice. With sinuous curves and a needle-sharp tip, it will be a wicked cutter, and CTS-XHP steel ensures the edge will last. Backing it all up is one of the strongest locks on the market, the Andrew Demko-designed Tri-Ad, making this a trustworthy addition to your collection.

Cold Steel 22B Black Talon II Specifications

  • Blade Length: 4″
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Overall Length: 9-1/2″
  • Steel: Carpenter CTS-XHP Alloy
  • Weight: 4.8 oz.
  • Handle: 5-1/2″ Long. G10
  • Pocket Clip: Ambidextrous Pocket / Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

Boker Tactical Pens

You should be carrying a pen anyway, so what better way to add a self-defense tool to your pocket than integrating a tactical pen into your everyday carry? Boker, one of the world’s premier knife makers, has turned their attention to these writing implements and we are proud to offer their wide selection to you. From kubotan-style pens to bolt-action mechanisms, to models that integrate a smartphone stylus, there are plenty of options for anyone.


CRKT Ryan Model Seven Folders

The CRKT Ryan Model Seven pocket knife is designed for folks who have no time for excuses. When one lock isn’t enough, this folder is equipped with a secondary LAWKS system for an extra layer of safety. This knife is even a great option when wearing heavy work gloves thanks to the oversized thumb-lug that makes it easy to open the blade in any scenario. At the current low price of just under $20, anyone can afford one too, so there is no excuse to be without a capable blade.

CRKT Ryan Model Seven Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.43″
  • Cutting Edge: 3.15″
  • Closed Length: 4.65″
  • Overall Length: 7.99″
  • Blade Material: 8Cr14MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13″
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Handle Thickness: 0.53″
  • Liner Material: Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down, Right Carry
  • Weight: 5.4 oz.
  • Made in China

Gerber Hinderer CLS Rescue Folder

The Combat Life Saver from Gerber and Rick Hinderer has everything the rescue or tactical operator needs in one convenient package. The black finished blade features partial serrations for cutting of fibrous material like rope or fabric, but that is just the start of the capabilities on offer. The rear of the handle includes a seat belt cutter for cutting through webbing, an oxygen tank wrench, and even a window breaker so you that nothing can hold you back. With a lifetime warranty to back it up, the Gerber Hinderer CLS will be there when you need it.

Gerber Hinderer CLS Specifications

  • Item # 22-41870
  • Overall Length: 8.5″
  • Blade Length: 3.5″
  • Closed Length: 5.0″
  • Lock Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Blade Material: 440A Stainless Steel
  • Blade Type: Partial Serrated
  • Opening Style: One-handed opening
  • Weight: 5.8 oz.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in Taiwan

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