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SOG continues to impress with a compact yet beefy folder, Gayle Bradley has a new fixed blade for Spyderco, Kizer introduces an affordable folder ready for the line of duty, and more this week.

SOG Kiku XR CTS-XHP Flippers

SOG Kiku XR Flipper on a pile of empty shell casings

SOG’s new Kiku XR is a vicious pocket bulldog with bite to back up its bark! The stout recurved tanto blade, carved Micarta or G10 handle, and unique lanyard hole won’t be for everyone, but it’s perfect for those who want a seriously sturdy small tactical knife. CTS-XHP blade steel should provide excellent edge retention, and the ambidextrous XR Lock is strong, snappy, and satisfying to use.

SOG Kiku XR Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.03″
  • Closed Length: 4.30″
  • Overall Length: 7.30″
  • Blade Material: CTS-XHP Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.150″
  • Blade Hardness: 61-63HRC
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Compound
  • Handle Material: Micarta or G10
  • Locking Mechanism: XR Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Weight: 5.6 oz.
  • Designer: Kiku Matsuda
  • Made in China

Spyderco Gayle Bradley Nightstick S30V Boot Knife

Spyderco Nightstick boot knife resting on top of its sheath

The new Nightstick from Gayle Bradley is highly refined with all the details in order. Slim and smooth G10 handles mean it won’t be a nuisance to carry and the G-Clip equipped sheath holds the knife securely with no rattle that will give you away. And of course, the single-edged dagger profile is perfectly symmetrical and razor-sharp – everything we’ve come to expect from Spyderco!

Spyderco Nightstick Specs

  • Blade Length: 4.14″ (105 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.75″ (95 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.37″ (213 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.10″ (2.5 mm)
  • Blade Style: Dagger
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Sheath Material: Boltaron w/ G-Clip
  • Weight: 3.8 oz. (108 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

Kizer Vanguard Justice N690 Flippers

Blue G10 Satin Blade and Tan G10 Black Stonewashed Blade Kizer Vanguard Justice Knives

The Justice offers a great combination of features. This duty-ready knife features a versatile shape so it is just as good at opening boxes as it is at more daunting tasks. It also features a glass-breaker and surprisingly good flipping action on durable washers that aren’t as prone to grit as bearings can be. Plus, being part of Kizer’s Vanguard tier of products, you can get all of this capability without breaking your budget.

Kizer Vanguard Justice Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.70″
  • Cutting Edge: 3.625″
  • Closed Length: 4.875″
  • Overall Length: 8.625″
  • Blade Material: N690 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.126″
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.486″
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Washers
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 4.94 oz.
  • Designers: Azo & Nhut Huynh
  • Made in China

Gingrich Tactical Innovations Delta Lock Folders

GTi Delta Lock Flipper in black

The centerpiece of Justin Gingrich’s titanium folder is his signature Delta Lock, which is one of the most solid locking mechanisms we have ever seen. The innovative multi-directional locking interface distributes force in five different directions, plus the V-shaped tang acts as a glassbreaker when the knife is closed. Combined with a versatile blade and attractive dimpled finish on the titanium handle, this is a premium knife with a heart of iron. We even have a few versions that were anodized by Justin himself, so be sure to check out this awesome design.

GTi Delta Lock Flipper Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.25″
  • Closed Length: 4.875″
  • Overall Length: 8.125″
  • Blade Material: CTS-BD1
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Thickness: 0.5″
  • Locking Mechanism: Delta Lock (patent pending)
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 7.5 oz.
  • Designer: Justin Gingrich
  • Made in China

Maserin Ghost Flippers & Badger CQC Fixed Blades

Maserin Ghost Flipper and Badger Fixed Blade on a canvas bag

Maserin has introduced a pair of new designs from Alessandro Zanin that are perfect for self-defense and CQC. Don’t let the wild shape scare you off – the fixed Badger and folding Ghost are highly specialized designs are agile in the hand, fearsome to behold, and built to last with a flair only the Italians can manage!

Boker Plus Vox T-Hawk

Boker Vox T-Hawk

Designed by the renowned Jesper Voxnaes and constructed from a single slab of high-toughness SK5 carbon steel, Boker’s impressive T-Hawk is functional, versatile, and nigh indestructible. The broad head is powder coated to keep rust away and is shaped for a blend of swinging power and precision for smaller jobs. G10 handles provide just enough grip, but for those who want to minimize weight, they can be removed and lengths of both olive and orange paracord are included to wrap the tang however you wish.

Boker Plus Vox T-Hawk Specs

  • Blade Length: 3.5″
  • Blade Steel: SK-5 Carbon Steel, 57-60 HRC
  • Thickness: 6 mm
  • Head Width: 7.7″
  • Overall Length: 13.75″
  • Handle Material: SK-5 Carbon Steel with G10 Scales
  • Finish: Black Powder Coating
  • Sheath Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 27.8 oz.
  • Made in China

Kershaw Blur SpeedSafe Assisted Opening Knives

Kershaw Blur Tiger Stripe Tanto Combo Edge on a rusted chain

Kershaw‘s USA-made Blur is one of Ken Onion‘s best-loved designs thanks to its ergonomic handle, swift SpeedSafe deployment, and affordable price point. Available in a huge variety of handle colors, blade finishes, blade shapes, and edge types, you can add one to your arsenal in a configuration that works for you.

Kershaw Blur Specs

  • Blade length: 3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
  • Overall length: 7.9 in. (20 cm)
  • Blade Shape: Tanto or Recurve Drop Point
  • Lock: Liner Lock
  • Clip: Reversible (tip-up/tip-down, right)
  • Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum, Trac-Tec inserts
  • Weight: 4.0 oz (113.4 g)
  • Designer: Ken Onion
  • Made in USA


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