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SHOT Show – HK Knives

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Hk Knives are manufactured by Benchmade.


The fixed blade Feint is made from 440C stainless steel with a black santoprene handle. It features a 9.5″ blade with an overall length of 14.5″ and a thickness of 1.25″.

Prometheus Design Werks – The Griffin

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


Prometheus Design Werks has just come out with their first in-house knife, The Griffin. Precision machined from Bohler M390, a premium Austrian blade steel, The Griffin is a skeletonized fixed blade design. The blade is 4″ long, and the spine of the blade features PDW’s proprietary Strikeback feature, a CNCed multi-bevel and arch, function-specific design which is intended to effectively strike ferrocerium rods.


The skeletonized handle features dual lashing points, as well as a combination pry tip/cat’s paw nail puller, which has use with opening cans, breaking glass, reusing nails for emergency shelters, and more. Full length jimping insures a solid grip even with a wet hand, and full chamfering around all the perpendicular edges adds comfort and ease in the hand.


The Griffin comes complete with a Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok mounting hardware.

Available in four finishes: FDE, Matte Black, Milspec OD Green, and Stonewash. The Griffin is made in the USA.

SHOT Show – Winkler Knives Push Dagger

Monday, January 26th, 2015


Winkler Knives had several new items including this push dagger design created for an element of a national LE agency.

SHOT Show – Benchmade

Monday, January 26th, 2015


Designed for brush clearing and similar tasks, the Jungle Bolo and Clip-Point knives are made of 1095 Spring Steel. The handles are orange textured Santoprene, and both blades come with a leather sheath with belt loop.



SHOT Show – Winkler Knives

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The Ranger and Ranger Breaching axes share a very distinctive feature. The shape of the axe head is based on an original hatchet used by a member of Roger’s Rangers in the early 1700s. It was found Fort Wentworth in New Hampshire.


The steel is 80CRV2 and they are available in any of Winkler’s finishes such as the Tan Micarta on the Breaching or the rubber on the Ranger. Naturally, the Breaching element of the breaching model is a distinct element.

SHOT Show – Spartan Blades Lapel Dagger

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

This is Spartan Blades’s brand spanking new take on the classic OSS Lapel Dagger.


The original intent of the knife was for use not as a weapon but as a utility tool. Spartan Blades has added a small screwdriver in the back / pry bar (with the sheath on). The sheath is Kydex and can be suspended on a chain for neck wear but they are working TYR Tactical to make a sheath that can be sewn into clothing. The 4″ long knife is made from CPM 20CV.

SHOT Show – Gerber

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The Vital series was introduced as Gerber’s new introductory hunting line. It consists of multiple tools with replaceable blades, and orange handles and frames for visibility. Tools in the line include the Skin & Gut Knife, Take-a-Part Shears, and Pack Saw.


Gator Premium is an upgrade to the iconic Gator line, which features blades made from S30V steel. The handles of these new knives have a scaly texture very much inspired by their namesake, and they also come with similarly textured sheaths. Only the fixed blade has the metal pommel, although both knives feature lanyard holes. Not pictured are the GH models with a hooked point.


In the image above, you can compare the new Gator Premium Folder CP (top) to the original Gator Folder (bottom).


Here’s the Premium Folder and Fixed knives in their sheaths. This new line is designed and built in Portland, Oregon.


This is the Short Stack. It’s a complete AR-15 armorer’s tool in an extremely compact package. In fact, at the booth it was displayed as fitting inside Magpul MOE and MIAD grips. Rather than unfold in a traditional manner, the tool is held together with a rubber stop as well as magnetically, and each component can be individually separated. It contains the following components:

- Windage elevation sight tool
- Firing pin scraper
- Buffer tube wrench
- Cleaning cable pull handle
- 4mm wrench
- T10 torx
- #0 cross driver
- Bolt carrier & bolt scrapper
- 1/2″, 1/4″, 3/8″, and 3/4″ wrenches


The Span Shotgun tool, which features 12 tools in one solid state, which itself separates into two separate components. It features the following:

- 1/4″ standard bit tip driver
- Bit tip storage
- Torque generating design
- 6 bit tips
- pin punch
- 3x hex wrench
- choke tube wrench
- bottle opener


The Airfoil is a folding knife, with a fine edge, T-shaped thumb studs, and a pocket clip. It’s very light weight at only 2.2 oz., and has a very smooth open action.


The Skyridge is an assisted open knife with a fine edge blade, dual thumb studs, and a pocket clip.

SHOT Show – FNH USA / Bawidamann Blades

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Bawidamann Blades has manufactured a limited run of 250 limited edition knives for FNH.


With an Overall length of 8″, the knife has a 4.25″ blade (CPM S35-VN) with 4″ of continuous cutting thanks to the full belly drop point with mild re-curve. It incorporates jimping and file marks on the spine for thumb traction as well as an ergonomic handle for positive retention. The knife is wolf grey Cerakote with G-10 handles.

Knife includes:
Walnut case
Serialized FN coin
Bawidamann Uber Scabbard Sheath System
Bawidamann PUP system for PALS

Serial #001 will be auctioned off on with proceeds going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Benchmade Partners With

Friday, January 16th, 2015

January 15th, 2015

(Oregon City, OR) Benchmade Knife Company, manufacturer of premium sports cutlery for the last 26 years, is pleased to announce its partnership with to assist in their support of American Law Enforcement and Military snipers. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of active and retired Law Enforcement and Military snipers who volunteer their time to raise equipment and monetary donations at firearms industry and military events/functions. All funds donated to go towards the procurement of requested supplies that will deploy with snipers to help them in their missions around the globe.

As part of this effort, Benchmade introduces the special edition 551BKSN-AS Griptilian that will feature a black 154CM steel blade, sand handle scales and custom laser markings. Portions of the sales from this special edition Griptilian will go directly to the to aid them in their initiatives.


“ is very grateful to have Benchmade approach us and want to work with us on a project like this.” says an official from “Many of us on the cadre have carried and relied on Benchmade knives on and off duty for years, and we know the quality and reputation of the products. We are very excited about the program and know the supporters will get a great product with our legacy logo.”

Visit Benchmade Knife Company and this year at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) January 20th through the 23rd at Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. Benchmade Knife Company will be located at booth #10357 and will be located in the non-profit organizations hall at booth #L-338.

Winkler Knives Exhibits in First SHOT Show Booth

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

I received this note this morning from ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler. He is a true artist and one of the friendliest people I know in industry. If you are at SHOT Show, it is well worth your time to stop by and see him.

Well after 5 years on the waiting list we finally have a booth at the 2015 Shot Show in Las Vegas, January 20 – 23 at the Sands Convention Center, Lower level Booth #861.

Besides Karen and me, will have retired SEAL and Army Special Operations Operator Kevin Holland. Also Dom Raso, former SEAL, NRA News commentator and originator of Dynamis Alliance, will be at the booth each day of the show.

If you can make it to the Shot Show please drop by and see us and our entire product line. Also please pass this invitation to any of your colleges that might be attending.

The Shot Show is a professional Trade Show open only to retailers, LE, Military and First Responders. It is not open to the general public.