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The AEGIS Pocket Survival Kit by Fire Water Survival

Friday, June 15th, 2018

At Blade Show I met Craig Tonelli, owner of Fire Water Survival. He was showing the AEGIS Pocket Survival Kit, which boasts a rather unique combination of components.

When you first see it, it looks common enough, what with the 12 foot of 550 cord wrapping. But once you remove that, you expose what appears to be a metal capsule.

Turns out, it’s a collapsible metal cup which also stores the other components. In addition to the cordage and water purification capability, it also contains fishing kit, fire starter and cutting tool.

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There is a larger kit named the Chief which is based on the same concept but with more of it.

www.firewatersurvival.com/survival-kits

CRKT Takes Home Two Awards From Blade Show

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

CRKT received two awards at Blade Show 2018. The TJ Schwarz designed Caligo™ took home “Best Buy of the Year” and the just released Knife Maintenance Tool, designed by Tom Stokes, took home “Accessory of the Year”.

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“First off, I feel like the luckiest person in the world. The opportunity to design a product and actually see it reach the public is something I could have only dreamed of growing up. Beyond that, it feels like the award is further evidence of the chemistry between myself and the team at CRKT. My hope is that it marks the beginning of a long and productive relationship.” – TJ Schwarz

SPECS:
Blade Length?? 3.185″ (80.9mm)
Blade Edge?? Plain
Blade Steel ??8Cr14MoV
Blade Finish ??Black Oxide
Blade Thickness ?0.129″ (3.28 mm)
Closed Length?? 4.471″ (113.56 mm)
Weight??? 3.4 oz. (96 g)
Handles ??Black Anodized Aluminum Handles w/Blue Pivot Ring
Style???Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
Overall Length?? 7.625″ (193.68 mm)

CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool

“The CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool is just what the knife lover needs to care for his knife and I am highly honored to receive the Blade Show Award for the 2018 Accessory Of The Year.” – Tom Stokes

Blade Show 18 – Brous Blades MFCEO

Monday, June 4th, 2018

If you recognize the initials MFCEO, then you’ll immediately realize who Brous Blades made this knife for.

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If not, that’s the moniker James Yeager goes by. He liked the style of the TDI, but was looking for a knife that filled out the hand a bit more, so Jason Brous machined the G10 handle swells to fit the hand perfectly in a forward or reverse grip.

The blade is D2 Steel and it comes with a Kydex sheath by NSR Tactical.

Also available in an aluminum trainer version.

brousblades.com/collections/fixed-blades/products/mf-ceo-james-yeager-collaboration

Blade Show 18 – Bawidamann Blades Muninn Pre-order

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Bawidamann Blades has quite a few styles on display but the new Muninn was the one everyone was after.

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The Muninn is a smaller version of Bawidamann’s popular Huginn. Both are named after Odin’s pair of Ravens.

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Specs:
-Steel: .100 CPM S35VN
-Finish: Cerakote Elite “Smoke”
-Handle Scales:Bawidamann Chunked Pattern G10
-Hardware: 316 stainless standoffs and Coated torx screws
-Scabbard: comes scabbard ready to carry out of the box.
-Raven concealment iwb hook standard. Soft loop and Discreet carry gear clip optional
-OAL Length: 7.875 inches
-Blade Length: 3 inches
-Weight: 3.3 oz

The Muninn is currently available for pre-order at a pretty good discount (MSRP 285.00 Pre-order price $245.00).

Pre order window will be open for approx. 45 days. 5/30/18 – 6/15/18, with shipping commencing approximately 75 days after pre-order window closes. 9/14/18

bawidamann.com/muninn-pre-order

Blade Show 18 – Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment AM-1

Monday, June 4th, 2018

I love the story behind Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment. It’s about family.

Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment was founded on a young man’s dream. Bill Geissele was reading stories of backwoods adventures and survival to his son, Abraham. The stories described the age old battle between man and the elements, focusing on the equipment which proved invaluable to man’s survival. Abraham’s interest and imagination were piqued. “Dad, I want to make knives”, the young lad said; and a company named for Bill Geissele’s sons, Abraham and Moses, was born.

At Blade Show, they showed me their new Ferritic Nitro Carbonizing Coating for the AM-1 Knife. With an overall length of 9.5” and a D2 blade measuring 4.6”, it features a full tang construction. G10 handles are available in a variety of colors.

Blade Show 18 – Benchmade 756 mPR

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The new Micro Pocket Rocket from Benchmade is a sub-2” version of Shane Sibert’s original MPR.

Short and fat like a G26, this flipper features Ti handles, ball bearing pivots and an 20CV blade.

www.benchmade.com/756

Blade Show 18 – HEST/F Urban Flipper by DPx Gear

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Robert Young Pelton’s DPx Gear has introduced the new HEST/F Urban Flipper At Blade Show. The blade is made from S35V but they’ve omitted the bottle opener and wire stripper. Look for it late summer.

dpxgear.com/collections/folding-knives

Blade Show 18 – Wolverine by Wenger Blades

Monday, June 4th, 2018

This new design by Wenger Blades was inspired by the Soviet-era Spetznaz Survival Knife. It’s called, the Wolverine.

The 10” Blade (15-1/2” OA) is made from 80CRV2 and also features Micarta handles.

www.wengerblades.com