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More Salient Arms Edged Weapons Photos

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

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Photos by Apex Armor.

Skallywag Tactical – Pathfinder Knife

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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The Pathfinder is the latest blade available from Skallywag Tactical. The blade profile is CNC milled from CPMS35vn steel, then hand ground and in-house heat treated and tempered. The Pathfinder’s scales are 3D milled from Black Linen Micarta, textured for retention. The total length of the Pathfinder is 11.75″, with a blade length of 6″.

Comes with a Tactical Tailor sheath with belt loops and leg strap. Available in a Cerakote Black or FDE finish. MIL/LE/SAR qualify for a 10% discount by using coupon code USMIL at check out.

skallywagtactical.com/product/pathfinder

Attleboro Knives – The Attleboro

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

In this post, we’re revisiting a knife we featured on the site at roughly the same time last year. The Attleboro is a combat utility knife designed by retired SF Operators, and designed in honor of US Army Special Forces MSG William B Hunt and all military members involved in Operation Attleboro during the Vietnam War.

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The Attleboro is a combat utility knife designed by retired SF Operators. Forged from S35V stainless steel, the Attleboro features a cryo-treated, hollow ground blade in a spear point design with an aggressive swedge. Unique slanted serrations on the blade make for better cutting, and 1.5″ of gimping on the spine maximizes grip for optimal control with or without gloves. The handle is skeletonized for weight reduction, overlaid with Black Phenolic canvas laminate material scales. The butt of the knife features a beveled glass breaker and lanyard hole. The Attleboro is finished in H-146 Graphite Black Cerakote.

Included with every knife is an OKUDEN custom made Okydex sheath in either Desert Tan or Black. Every Attleboro also comes with a commemorative MSG William B. Hunt Memorial Chapter coin and certificate.

The Attleboro knife is designed to commemorate the actions of Army Special Forces MSG William B. Hunt and all military members involved in Operation Attleboro during the Vietnam War. Boots & Berets, inc. has allocated a percentage of every sale of the Attleboro Knife to the Green Beret Foundation.

Available for purchase through Gemtech – www.gem-tech.com/store/pc/-The-Attleboro-Knife-8p880

www.attleboroknives.com

Sneak Peek – Salient Arms Axes

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

NEMO Equipment Is Your Link to Outland Equipment Axes

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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The Axe
After two years of intense development and testing, Outland Equipment unveiled its first multi-purpose tools: the Point Man Axe, the FireFighter Axe and the Multi-Mission Axe. The PMA is a specialized combat instrument for LE and Special Operations Forces, built to hold an edge and withstand the rigors of battle. The FFA and MMA are forcible entry tools, with optimized materials and features for cutting and prying through just about anything in your path. The FFA and MMA have unique engineering that allows for interchangeability in the axe head. A range of different components are being developed now that will be able to mount on the back side of the axe head. Outland is committed to setting a new standard of quality and innovation in tools for combat, rescue and survival. The MMA tools are currently in stock.

Axe Sheaths

Multi-Mission Axe Features:
-19 and 15 inch versions are available
-Full tang S7 steel construction (S7 is an exceptionally durable steel that can withstand the stresses encountered during impacts and maintain a sharp blade edge)
-G10 handle grips
-Multiple grip positions
–Bottom, for swinging the blade and hammer
–Middle, at the finger notch, for more controlled use of the blade
–Top, on the forward angled grip, for fine manipulation of the blade and an off-axis grip for controlling the pry and seatbelt cutter
-4 inch chopping blade
-Modular S7 steel hammer
–Specialized accessories will be available that mount in place of the hammer, making the axe configurable for different missions
-Pry feature at the bottom of the handle uses the entire length of the handle for leverage
-Seat belt cutter is positioned at the bottom of the handle to extend reach into vehicles
-Hex nut tools in the head and pry end
-A CNC machined high strength Delrin blade guard is included. A highly engineered, MOLLE compatible, belt-worn, CNC machined Delrin sheath is available as an accessory.
-All axes come in a custom zippered case

The Connection
I was introduced to Outland Equipment’s axes by Cam Brensinger, of NEMO Equipment. I’ve known Cam for several years and he has always impressed me by his innovation and dedication to quality. I know the standard he sets for himself so when he decides to present another brand alongside NEMO I know it is going to be something special. I asked him about how this had taken place and he said this:

“We were introduced to Outland through our connections in the industry,” said Cam Brensinger, NEMO’s founder and CEO, “and I was immediately struck by the design of these tools. The quality of execution is the best I’ve seen. I felt a partnership with Outland would give us another strong solution to offer our customers alongside our own Shield™ products, and it would give Outland the connections they need to increase visibility in the SOF community.” NEMO has agreed to be the exclusive distributor of Outland products to U.S. Special Operations. If you’re an active duty member of SOF, please contact NEMO for best pricing: journey@nemoequipment.com

The Maker
Now that we have established the bonafides, let’s talk about Outland Equipment. Outland Equipment was founded by Christopher Aiston to provide people with the tools they need to survive and save lives in hostile environments. For the past 10 years, Chris has been a design consultant to companies that manufacture firearms and accessories. He built relationships in the law enforcement and fire fighting communities and discovered that firefighters are typically heavily burdened by carrying around single-purpose tools. It was clear that firefighters needed a streamlined, lightweight, multi-purpose tool that could be carried at all times. This new solution would need to withstand the harsh environments firefighters work in, and prove to be useful every day on the job, across a wide range of applications. Once development began on the tools, it quickly became apparent that these new tools could also benefit law enforcement and armed forces. That’s where the military focus came into play. Cam at NEMO saw the designs and new that they would be a perfect fit for the SOF community.

Update – You can contact Chris Aiston at chris@outlandequipment.com.

Benchmade Announces Ultimate Experience Contest

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Benchmade Knife Company, manufacturer of premium sports cutlery for over 26 years, is pleased to announce the Benchmade Ultimate Experience Contest.

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Benchmade owners will have opportunity to share their “Benchmade Story” with the company for a chance to win a trip for two (2) to Oregon City, Oregon to visit the Benchmade Factory. Included in the grand prize is airfare for two (2) to Portland, hotel accomodations in Downtown Portland, a personal tour of the Benchmade factory, and a “meet & greet” with members of the Benchmade staff including founder and President, Les De Asis. In addition, the winner of the Benchmade Ultimate Experience will work with the Benchmade Product Team to design their own, one of a kind, prototype knife that will be built and sent out following the trip.

To enter visit www.benchmade.com/UltimateExperience and submit a highly detailed explanation about the history of your Benchmade knife(s) over time and provide a large image of our Benchmade knife(s) and pictures from the field. Stories must be factual.

All entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on April 1st, 2015 to be eligible for the grand prize selection. Limit one (1) entry per person.

Winkler Knives Tribal and Sculpted Handles

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

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You can get your Winkler Knives with Tribal or Sculpted handles. Pictured above is the Winkler Knives II Belt Knife with Maple Handles. Sculpting adds $15.00 to the base cost of knives and $25.00 to axes. Tribal Decoration adds $35.00 to knives and $75.00 to axes. As pictured the WK II Belt Knife with Sculpted Handle and Caswell Finish is $365.00 and WK II Belt Knife with Tribal Decoration is $385.00.

www.winklerknives.com

Bawidamann Blades All Lined Up

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Monkey Edge created this image to show you how the various Bawidamann Blades size up with one another.

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For size comparisons, the Skraeling is 9-1/8″ long, with a 3-7/8″ blade.

Mykel Hawke HASP

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Designed by Mykel Hawke, Survival Expert, TV personality and Retired US Army SF Officer, the HASP features a High Carbon Steel shaft and blade and Micarta handle. A multipurpose tool, HASP stands for hatchet, axe, shovel, and pick. Hawke used it on at least one of his shows.

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Features:
- Axe blade
- Spade blade
- Pick head that doubles as a brush hook
- Hand Made in the same factory as the legendary Condor machetes.
- Leather belt sheath
- Bead blasted finish
- Micarta handle scales
- Lanyard hole

Specifications:
- Handle Length: 10.325″
- Overall Length: 19.625″
- Blade Width: 5.5″

www.shop.mykelhawke.com

Gough Custom – Making a Custom Knife for the Antarctic Research Mission

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Custom knife maker Aaron Gough crated this special version of the 5″ Resolute for an EMS Lieutenant, and will shortly be who was headed to Antarctica to work as a Communications Tech for the research base. Aaron documented the process which is a boon for those of us intereted in design and manufacturing. About 11 hours of footage was was shot during the creation of the knife, and then that was condensed down to the video. It took them almost four days to edit the footage. The knife itself took Gough Custom about 14 hours to finish.

Specs:
Model name – 5″ Resolute
Blade steel – A2 tool steel @ 62.5HRC
Handle – Black and Toxic Green laminated G10
Sheath – Black Kydex
Overall length – 9.6″ (243mm)
Blade length – 5″ (127mm)

for full details on the materials and tools used in the build visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUxFFON5Lo.