Combat & Tactical Knives & Gear, featuring image of Hogue Compound OTF Automatics

Some cool new stuff this week, including the new Italian-made Reactor tactical folders from Maserin, the new Compound OTF from Hogue, sporting hybrid aluminum and G10 handle construction, plus a new karambit design, the Korbin, from our friends at RMJ Tactical.

Maserin Reactor Tactical Flippers

Maserin Reactor Tactical Flipper Knife

Offering nearly four inches of blade in a slim frame, the Maserin Reactor makes it easy to carry a big knife every day. The rugged D2 steel blade can be flipped open easily, but we also appreciate the ability to use the long fuller to open it with your thumb when you want to be more deliberate. The G10 scale and titanium framelock are built strong, and a glass breaker on the butt of the knife ups the versatility of this supercharged tool.

Maserin Reactor Specs

  • Blade Length: 4.13″
  • Cutting Edge: 3.90″
  • Closed Length: 5.43″
  • Overall Length: 9.65″
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61 HRC
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16″
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: G10 & Titanium
  • Handle Thickness: 0.48″
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame
  • Pocket Clip: Reversible Tip-Up Carry
  • Weight: 5.6 oz.
  • Designer: Nicolai Lilin
  • Made in Italy

SOG Pent Arc VG10 Folding Knife

SOG Pent Arc VG10 Arc Lock Folding Knife

This SOG Pent Arc is a purpose-built knife is crafted by the masters in Seki City, Japan, channeling their rich history of fearsome blades into this pocketable EDC and tactical warrior. The dagger profile features a broad false edge on the spine, with a hint of it right behind the tip being sharpened for maximum penetration. Backing this up is SOG’s Arc-Lock, which enables smooth one-handed opening, strong lockup, and fully ambidextrous operation.

SOG PE15 Pent Arc Specs

  • Blade Length: 4.0″
  • Closed Length: 4.80″
  • Overall Length: 8.80″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14″
  • Weight: 4.4 oz.
  • Blade Steel: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Bead Blast
  • Handle: GRN
  • Country of Origin: Japan

Hogue Compound OTF Automatics

Hogue Compound OTF Automatic Knife

The new Hogue Compound OTF automatic knives feature a hybrid aluminum and G10 frame for a distinctive and strong handle without adding a lot of weight. Their engineering is top-notch, we love the hexagonal milling they’ve applied and the assortment of G-Mascus colors that are available. Whether you pick the tanto or clip point profile, S30V offers more edge retention than many competing automatics on the market today.

Hogue Compound OTF Automatic Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.50″
  • Closed Length: 4.90″
  • Overall Length: 8.40″
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125″
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point or Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewashed or Black PVD
  • Blade Treatment: Cryogenically Treated
  • Handle Material: Black G10 with 6061-T6 Aluminum Chassis
  • Locking Mechanism: Thumb Slide
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Down, Right/Left Carry)
  • Designer: Allen Elishewitz
  • Weight: 3.6 oz.
  • Made in the USA

Cold Steel Luzon Flippers

Cold Steel Luzon Flipper Knife

Modeled after butterfly knives in Cold Steel Founder Lynn Thompson’s personal collection, the Luzon won’t hurt your wallet, but it certainly is formidable – even the smaller variant sports a 4-inch blade, with the large featuring a full 6-inches of steel! Keeping everything in check is a strong liner lock with a patent-pending secondary safety that makes this knife extremely resistant to the shocks of hard living.

Cold Steel Luzon Specs

  • Item Number
    • Medium: 20NQL
    • Large: 20NQX
  • Weight
    • Medium: 3.7 oz.
    • Large: 9.8 oz.
  • Blade Thickness
    • Medium: 2.75 mm
    • Large: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Length
    • Medium: 4.0″
    • Large: 6.0″
  • Handle
    • Medium: 5.0″ Long – Black GFN
    • Large: 7.5 0″ Long – Black GFN
  • Overal Length
    • Medium: 9.0″
    • Large: 13.50″
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless
  • Pocket Clip: GFN
  • Made in China

RMJ Tactical Korbin Karambit

RMJ Tactical Korbin Karambit

Lightweight, fast to hand, and with no moving parts to fail, the RMJ Korbin Karambit is the perfect addition to any defensive kit. Constructed with Cerakote-finished Nitro-V steel and milled G10 handle scales mounted with flared tubes, it certainly has the quality you are looking for. Included is a Kydex sheath with an ingenious mounting solution – a two-way belt adapter that can hold the sheath vertical or horizontal without needing to change up any parts.

RMJ Tactical Korbin Karambit Specs

  • Blade Length: 2.875″
  • Cutting Edge: 2.125″
  • Handle Length: 4.25″
  • Overall Length: 6.125″
  • Blade Material: Nitro-V Stainless Steel 
  • Blade Thickness: 0.135″
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Hawkbill
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Tungsten Cerakote
  • Handle Material: 3D Machined G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.555″
  • Sheath Material: Kydex with Two-Way Belt Adapter
  • Weight: 2.9 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 4.7 oz.
  • Made in the USA

Kizer Koens Salient E613 Fixed Blades

Kizer Salient E613 Tactical Fixed Blade

A fixed blade for any contingency, the Kizer Salient was designed for hard use on the modern battlefield, balanced for speed and accuracy. Your grip is locked in place thanks to expertly shaped G10 scales with prominent finger grooves and a finger guard integral to the coated 1095 blade. That blade certainly makes a statement, with a full-bellied, broad drop point profile that can flex beyond combat and into the camping and survival realms as well.

Kizer Koens Salient E613 Specs

  • Blade Length: 6.17″ (156.8)
  • Overall Length: 11.97″ (380 mm)
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.18″ (4.5 mm)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 13.4 oz. (380 g)
  • Designer: Morgan Koens
  • Made in China

Boker Plus Peter Fegan Escape Hawk

Boker Plus Peter Fegan Escape Hawk Tactical Tomahawk Axe

The new Boker Escape Hawk may seem small, but the offset handle is shaped to perfectly transfer the energy from your swing into your target. SK5 carbon steel grants high levels of shock resistance so you can thrash this tool to within an inch of its life and it will be ready for more. This tactical tomahawk doesn’t let its compact nature hold it back – it will soon become a vital part of your loadout.

Boker Plus Escape Hawk Specs

  • Blade Length: 2.56″
  • Overall Length: 9.00″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.24″
  • Blade Hardness: 57-60 HRC
  • Blade Finish: Desert Tan
  • Blade Material: SK5 Carbon Steel
  • Handle Material: Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN)
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Designer: Peter Fegan
  • Weight: 13.10 oz.
  • Made in China

CRKT Hammond Cruiser Flippers

CRKT Hammond Cruiser Tactical Flipper Knife

For a beefy knife on a budget, look no further than the CRKT Hammond Cruiser. Girthy contoured handles are built atop their durable InterFrame construction which provides a locking liner for security. As if that weren’t enough, they’ve also included their patented LAWKS secondary safety for even more peace of mind. With an easy-opening blade measuring 3.75-inches and a price under $20, the bang for your buck is hard to beat.

CRKT Hammond Cruiser Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.75″ (9.5 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14″ (0.35 cm)
  • Blade Shape: Clip Point
  • Steel: 8CR14MoV Stainless Steel, 55-57 HRC
  • Handle Length: 5.25″ (13.1 cm)
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Lock: Liner with secondary LAWKS safety
  • Pocket Clip: 4 position – left/right, tip up/down
  • Weight: 6.1 oz. (173 g)
  • Designer: Jim Hammond
  • Made in China