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Rike has an innovative flipper that we get to unveil this week. In addition to that, we’ve got a new tank of a folder from Halfbreed Blades, Cold Steel fixed blades inspired by fearsome historic blades, and more below.

SOG-TAC XR Flippers

SOG-TAC XR flipper 2020 lineup

SOG’s new SOG-TAC XR flipper is poised to be one of their newest classics. The addition of the XR crossbar lock makes the design great for everyone, and while the profile is intended for tactical operations it will be equally at home in the outdoors or as your next go-to everyday carry blade.


  • Blade Length: 3.39″
  • Closed Length: 4.65″
  • Overall Length: 8.00″
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.130″
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.56″
  • Locking Mechanism: XR
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 5.22 oz.
  • Made in China

Benchmade 575SBK Mini Presidio II

Benchmade 575SBK Mini Presidio

Bearing all the hallmarks of its bigger brother, the Mini Presidio II features fast ambidextrous action and a rock-solid blade in an easily pocketable size. Partial serrations only increase the ferocity and the tread-pattern machined into the aluminum handles provides rock-solid retention in the line of duty. Grab one now at a special price before they are gone for good.

Benchmade 575SBK Mini Presidio II Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.20″
  • Closed Length: 4.34″
  • Overall Length: 7.48″
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.114″
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Thickness: 0.56″
  • Handle Material: Machined 6061 T-6 Aluminum
  • Locking Mechanism: AXIS
  • Pocket Clip: Deep-Carry Tip-Up, Right/Left
  • Weight: 3.99 oz.
  • Designer: Benchmade
  • Made in the USA

Cold Steel Leatherneck Combat Fixed Blades

Cold Steel Leatherneck Tanto and Clip Point Fixed Blades

Inspired by the WWII-era Mark II fighting knife, the Leatherneck is Cold Steel’s take on the classic KA-BAR! The Griv-Ex handles provide more traction than the stacked leather of yore and the crossguard turns up, rather than back toward your hand, providing a more versatile grip. Whether you choose the fearsome clip point blade or robust tanto, you get durable D2 steel along for the ride for performance you can count on.

Cold Steel Leatherneck Specs

  • Weight: 11.7 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Blade Length: 6.75″
  • Handle: 5.0″ Long Griv-Ex
  • Overall: 11.75″
  • Steel: German D2 Steel w/ Black Powder Coat
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex
  • Made in Taiwan

Al Mar Japan Closeout Models

Al Mar Japan SERE 2000 Folder with Digicam G10 handles

The late Al Mar is one of the most respected names in the world of tactical knives and is responsible for designs that have had an enormous impact on that genre. Although new ownership of the company has moved production to China, we still have a selection of the premium Japanese-made models that are sure to be highly sought after in the years to come. Snap one up while we still have it, and not just his tactical designs either; you can also see some of his great EDC, kitchen, and gentleman’s knives at the link above.

Boker Plus/Pro-Tech Kwaiken Compact Automatic

Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Compact Auto by Pro-Tech

The Kwaiken is an age-old design pulled into the 21st century for the modern tactical warrior. This latest collaboration between Lucas Burnley and Boker is a compact automatic made by none other than Pro-Tech, right here in the USA. It features a slim, piercing profile rendered with aluminum handles and a stonewashed 154CM blade. Don’t let the size fool you – this knife punches above its weight with one of the best push-button actions on the market.

Boker Plus/Pro-Tech Kwaiken Compact Automatic Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.00″
  • Closed Length: 4.125″
  • Overall Length: 7.125″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12″
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-59 HRC
  • Blade Style: Straight Back
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Silver Aluminum
  • Lock: Button
  • Designer: Lucas Burnley
  • Weight: 3.70 oz.
  • Made in the USA by Pro-Tech Knives

Tuff-Writer American-Made Tactical Pens

Red Tuff Writer Precision Press Tactical Pen on a leather journal

Machined to ultra-precise tolerances and rugged enough to survive extreme conditions, Tuff-Writer is one of our favorite makers of tactical pens, crafting them right here in the USA. Pens like these fly under the radar yet allow you to strike with a lot of power. With multiple designs, colors, and materials, there is an option for everyone, and most even fit the popular Fisher Space Pen refill for the ultimate in write-anywhere performance.

Spyderco Warrior Hawk

Spyderco Warrior Hawk Combat Axe

Drawing from martial arts, US Marine, and law enforcement experience, Laci Szabo designed the Warrior Hawk as a full-service tomahawk for utility and combat applications. The head features a faceted cutting edge and a potent rear spike, crafted from thick D2 steel for rugged handling, while expertly shaped G10 handle scales guarantee positive traction and a full range of grip choices for any mission in front of you.

Spyderco Warrior Hawk Specs

  • Overall Length: 13.68″ (347 mm)
  • Blade Length: 5.88″ (149 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.19″ and 0.80″ (56 and 20 mm)
  • Blade Steel: D2 Tool Steel, TiCN Coated
  • Thickness: 0.307″ (7.6 mm)
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Sheath Material: Boltaron
  • Weight: 28.5 oz. (808 g)
  • Weight with Sheath: 31.0 oz. (879 g) with Sheath
  • Grind: Flat
  • Made in Taiwan

CRKT Crawford Kasper Dragon Fixed Blades

CRKT Crawford Kasper Dragon Fixed Blade Assortment

Slim and sleek with a devastatingly tapered Wharncliffe blade, the Crawford Kasper Dragon from CRKT is a force to be reckoned with. This knife was designed by the late combat instructor Bob Kasper to be an extension of the hand, ready for extreme and close up encounters. At a special price of just $22.95, you’ll have a hard time finding a better deal on a quality tactical knife anywhere.

CRKT Crawford Kasper Dragon Specs

  • Blade Length: 4.50″ (114 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.138″ (3.5 mm)
  • Steel: 9Cr18, 58-60 HRC
  • Knife: Overall length: 9.25″ (235 mm)
  • Weight: 4 oz. (114 g)
  • Sheath (included with knife)
  • Material: Kydex
  • Overall length: 6.0″ (152 mm)
  • Width: 2.5″ (64 mm)
  • Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g)
  • Weight w/Clip: 2.5 oz. (70 g)
  • Made in China


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