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If you’ve been craving new Al Mar designs, then we’ve got your fix this week. Additionally, you won’t want to miss the return of the ZT 0566, a cool new Emerson/Spyderco crossover, and more great tactical fixed blades and pocket knives.

Nemesis Mar Private Reserve MPR-2 Flippers


Designed by the late, great Al Mar, the MPR-2 is a little bit tactical and a little bit fancy – just the thing to carry when you want to be civilized, but still ready to throw down at a moment’s notice. It flips like butter, and the VG10 steel offers enough edge retention to see you through. This timeless design, in addition to others, was taken from previously unreleased drawings owned by the Mar family, and we are thrilled that they are seeing the light of day.

Nemesis Mar Private Reserve MPR-2 Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.44″
  • Closed Length: 4.56″
  • Overall Length: 8.06″
  • Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118″
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Tanto or Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: G10 with Carbon Fiber Bolsters
  • Liner Material: .080″ Thick Skeletonized Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner
  • Pivot Assembly: Caged Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 5.2 oz.
  • Designer: Al Mar
  • Made in China

Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 Folders with Emerson Opener


One of the best economical knives on the market just got better. The addition of an official Emerson Wave Opener makes the Cara Cara 2 the quickest Byrd ever! The hook on the spine of the blade means you are ready to cut as quickly as you can draw the knife. With nearly four inches of steel at your disposal, this knife gives you the reach you need to get things done without breaking your wallet.

Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 Emerson Opener Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.75″ (95 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.30″ (84 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.83″ (123 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.55″ (217 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: FRN
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Name: Cara Cara 2 Emerson Opener
  • Weight: 3.1 oz. (88 g)
  • Patented Emerson Wave
  • Made in Chin

Zero Tolerance Rick Hinderer ZT 0566 Flipper Closeout


The Zero Tolerance 0566 is back and on sale for just $119.95! We managed to source a batch of these discontinued Rick Hinderer-designed knives, but it will likely be the last time we’ll ever see them. The 0566 is a hardworking, American-made champ with a stonewashed S35VN blade, SpeedSafe assisted opening, and reversible deep-carry clip.  We can’t think of a better knife at this price!

Zero Tolerance ZT 0566 Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.25 in. (8.25 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.45 in. (11.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.70 in. (19.6 cm)
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening system
  • Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
  • Quad-mount (tip-up/tip-down; left/right hand), deep-carry clip
  • Steel: S35VN, stonewashed finish
  • Handle: Textured G10 front, stainless steel back
  • Designer: Rick Hinderer
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (150.3 g)
  • Made in USA

Cold Steel Chaos Tanto Fixed Blade

Cold Steel Chaos Tanto

Inspired by the trench knives carried in the World Wars of the 20th century, Cold Steel has updated the concept with the famous Eastern tanto blade shape (or at least the Americanized version of it). Featuring super-tough SK5 carbon blade steel and a split-D ring aluminum handle, this is a trench knife for the modern age. It is more than just a gimmick – we have personally bashed several of these knives beyond what most knives could take and they have always come back ready for more.

Cold Steel Chaos Tanto Specs

  • Split D-Ring Handle Guard
  • Skull-crusher pommel
  • Blade Length: 7.50″
  • Handle Length: 6.00″
  • Overall Length: 13.50″
  • Blade Material: SK-5 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.18″
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Weight: 17.00 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

RMJ Tactical Holiday Thumpers


Sometimes, the things that go bump in the night may not be Santa Claus on the roof. If that is the case, then these solid hunks of Tennessee Hickory make the perfect “season’s greetings” for any Scrooge out there. With timely Nutcracker, Krampus, Season’s Beatings and even Yippee Ki Yay themes, they bring a smile to our face every time we pick one up, and we’re sure it will do the same for you!

Columbia River Kangee and Chogan Tactical T-Hawks


The Kangee T-Hawk is the result of over thirty years of Ryan Johnson’s tactical knife making experience, which speaks volumes in regards to its quality. While you obviously can’t go wrong with SK5 carbon steel and rugged black powder coating, the real standout feature is the removable checkered handle. The Chogan is constructed of the same materials but offers a different blade head without the spike. 

Columbia River Kangee and Chogan Tactical T-Hawk Specs

  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 13.75 inches
    • Weight: 1 lb. 8.4 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 2.93 inches
    • Thickness: 0.23 inches
    • Material: SK5 Carbon Steel
    • Blade-HRC: 54-55
    • Finish: Black Powder Coat
    • Grind: Flat
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon; EDM Finish
  • Carry
    • Carry System: Black Kydex Sheath with Molle Clip Platform
    • Weight: 3.6 ounces

Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Folders


After World War II, combat legend Colonel Rex Applegate used his extensive close-quarters expertise to design more effective combat knives. His collaboration with Gerber yielded a slim, vicious folding knife that packs some serious bite, whether you prefer it with a manual, assisted or a fully automatic deployment mechanism.

Schrade SCH108S Tactical Utility Folding Knife


Looking for a solid knife for ten bucks? A tall order for sure, but this Schrade is marked down right now, offering solid performance when money is a factor. Featuring 9Cr18MoV – roughly equivalent in performance to 440C stainless steel – and a hollow grind with a deep swedge, you’ll enjoy the cutting performance it offers. The handle is a champ as well, with a shape that locks into your hand so you can engage the task at hand with confidence.

Schrade SCH108S Tactical Utility Folding Knife Specs

  • Features
    • Liner Lock
    • Drop Point Blade
    • Pocket Clip
    • Dual Thumbstuds
    • Lanyard Hole
    • Ergonomic Handle Design
  • Specifications
    • Blade Length: 3.5″ (8.9 cm)
    • Blade Steel: 9Cr18MoV High Carbon Stainless Steel
    • Closed Length: 4.5″ (11.4 cm)
    • Handle Material: Textured G10
    • Weight: 4.6 oz. (130 g)
    • Made in China