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Hardcore Hardware Australia – Reverse Grip KALI Blade

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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A new design by Hardcore Hardware Australia, this reverse grip KALI blade concept popped up recently on Facebook. Made from Bohler-Uddeholm D2 tool steel, the depth of the grinds and aggressive profiling necessitated a thick stock to give the blade the best balance. HHA added a large cavity in the handle to reduce weight, without a compromise in strength. As a bonus, this cavity can be used as a storage compartment in a survival situation, when paired with the hollowed out G10 scale grip.

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The Reverse Grip KALI Blade will come with an ambidextrous kydex molded sheath with a TekLok mount, Torx wrench, and PVC patch. It will be available in the following colorways:

Black G10 on Black Teflon

Dark Earth G10 on Tan Teflon

Black G10 on Graphite Grey Teflon

AUSA – Gerber MP1-AR, MP1-MRO and Cortex Light

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Gerber is displaying several new products but here are three you may be interested in.

First up are the MP1-AR and MP1-MRO are new multi-tools. The AR model is designed for maintenance of the M4/16 family of weapons. It incorporates a full fine edge blade as well as a full serrated blade. It also offers a full maintenance suite including punch tool, scraper, pick, front sight adjustment tool and bit driver complete with 12 bits. To finish it off, it has a spring loaded, forged jaw, needle nose pliers.


The MP1-MRO shares the same chassis as the AR model but it’s accessories are tuned for maintenance and repair operations. In addition the the full fine edged blade, it has a full serrated blade but this one also has a 550 cord hook. Gerber also knows that blades are often used for things they aren’t designed for so they’ve included a pry bar as well as a unique chisel/scraper. There’s a file with units of measurement scale and a lanyard loop. They’ve also incorporated something you don’t often see. The hook can be used to fish lines and pull cotter pins. Naturally, it also has a bit driver with 11-piece set.


The Cortex compact is new to the market. What is unique is that it will accept AA or CR123A batteries and offers three settings; high = 175 lumens, medium = ~100 lumens as well as strobe setting. High will get you 2 hours from a 123 battery. It weighs a scant 2oz. Even with its pocket clip.


All Gerber products are proudly built in Portland, Oregon.

Dynamis Blade Now Available for Order

Friday, October 10th, 2014

During Blade Show we gave you a preview of the new Dynamis Blade, a collaboration between our friends Navy SEAL Veteran Dom Raso and ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler. They’ve known one another for years so when Dom decided to create a fighting knife he immediately turned to Daniel, who has a great reputation in the SOF community for offering high quality, specialized blades.

DA Blade Detail

Blade Specs:

-CPM3V Steel
-3.75″ cutting edge
-Single or double edged, depending on your preference
-Textured rubber handle with subtle Dynamis Shield print for both forward and reverse grip fighting (A Winkler Knives first)
-Skeletonized tang beneath the rubber grip for balance
-Jimping on the thumb ramp, under the hilt, and on the pommel to improve purchase
-Thumb ramp

There is also a Red aluminum trainer knife available with smooth edges.

DA Blade Sheath 2

Dynamis Alliance also worked closely with S&S Precision to offer a new sheath that is responsive, intuitive and optimized for close quarters self-defense and concealed carry. It is designed to accommodate ambidextrous carry (forward or reverse grip) and features rounded edges for comfort while in the waistband.

DA Blade Sheath

Right out of the gate, Dom acknowledges that the clip for the sheath of the Dynamis Blade is based on a Tracker Dan. Simply put, it keeps the sheath in place.

DynAmis is also offering a minimalist sheath for Mil/LE customers that is designed to fit in a vest’s Kangaroo pouch via Velcro (hook on one side and loop on the other) . It’s Kydex with felt lining for reduced noise.

Rifle Dynamics/Emerson Knives Super CQC7

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Like so many of us, Rifle Dynamics‘ Jim Fuller relies multiple times a day on his knife as his most basic tool. He related a story on Facebook that he came to use an Emerson Knives CQC7 and how the collaboration came to be.


Years ago I picked up an Emerson CQC-7 and found it to be a very useful knife. Sometime later Emerson came out with the Super CQC-7, same knife just bigger. It’s the perfect knife for my EDC. I have been carrying this model daily for about 10 years.

Somehow the folks at Emerson heard that I was using the CQC-7 so Kane Tierney contacted us about doing a co-branded version of the knife and we were very happy to do it.

The results are this beautiful CQC-7 with the Rifle Dynamics Warrior Angel logo on one side of the blade and Emerson’s logo on the other side. Additionally the Silver Gray G-10 grip panels were Cerakoted by Ernie Emerson himself. This is a limited edition knife, only 20 will be available so don’t delay as these will sell out fast.


He also states that these are not on their web store as they will go fast, to order send an email to with “CQC7” in the subject line along with your contact info. They are in stock and ready to ship price is 325.00. Don’t miss out on this one time offer!

MDM – Benchmade Knives – 153 Bolo

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Benchmade Knives gave us a rare glimpse of a concept for a fixed blade bolo jungle knife, the 153, to be launched at SHOT Show. This is only a prototype with the production model is still a ways out and expect some design changes beyond what you see here.


1095 Steel
Blade Length: 9.00”
Blade Thickness: .190”
Overall Length: 13.50”
Weight: 11.7 oz
Handle Thickness: .875”

MDM – Gerber – Strongarm

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The Strongarm is a new 4.8″ blade length, fixed blade knife from Gerber. It’s is made from 420 high carbon steel and finds it roots in the Prodigy fixed blade that’s been around for more than a decade.


The sheath is modular and can be worn vertically or horizontally belt mounted or via PALS webbing thanks to the tongue and groove adapter.


It comes in at under $75 and will be available November 1st in Black or Coyote with fine edge or partially serrated.

Ceramic Escape Knife from Gearward

Thursday, August 28th, 2014


Seen here with other items, the Ceramic Escape Knife from Gearward makes a great emergency backup knife. The uses are limited but by your imagination.


As you can see, it can be also stored in a wide variety of locations on your clothing, footwear and kit for retrieval and use in the most dire of circumstances. Being ceramic, it’s also not going to set off magnetometers.


A simple storage compartment can easily be created with the aid of the CEK.


-Ceramic blade stays sharp 10x longer than steel
-Will not rust
-1.75″ x 0.4″ closed; 1.25″ cutting edge
-Weighs 2.5 grams – as much as a penny
-Made in Canada

Tactical Fanboy Reports – Swedish FireKnife

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

We picked up a couple of the new Swedish FireKnife from Light My Fire at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Although we’ve only been able to try them out a couple of times, we are impressed enough to share them with you. Having a fire starter built into the knife’s handle is a pretty handy feature for a 72-hour kit knife. Additionally, Mora has an excellent reputation for offering quality knives.

Light My Fire x Mora

The Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife is a product by Mora and Light My Fire. The blade is 3.9″ and made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, with a Scandinavian grind. The handle is made of high-friction, TPE rubber, and houses a FireSteel Scout firestarter, which twist locks into the handle for convenient access, and can provide about 3000 strikes. This starter works when wet and at all altitudes, producing a 2,980°C (5,400°F) spark, which lights easily when struck by the flat end of the FireKnife blade. The sheath is made of polypropylene and has an included belt clip.

The blade handle and sheath comes in five colors: Black, Red, Orange, Blue, and Green.

- The Three Amigos reporting for Tactical Fanboy

OR Summer Market – Zubin Axe

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

The Zubin Axe caught my eye as I walked through the maze of booths in the three outdoor pavilions. It consists of a hiking staff and a series of optional heads that change the function of the device.


Heads include Axe, Saw, Slingshot, Spear and Fishing Spear.

OR Summer Market – Gerber Introduces Freescape Series

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Gerber introduced a new line of products called the Freescape Series. Available this month, the car camping line consists of Hatchet, Camp Kitchen Knife, Camp Paring knife, Folding Sheath Knife, Camp Saw, Camp Kitchen Kit, Flashlight, and two lantern styles.


The Hatchet’s sheath can be stowed in the handle for use so that you don’t lose it.


Below, you can see several of the new knives in the Freescape Series.


This video by Gerber gives you some info on the Camp Kitchen Knife.

Below, is the Flashlight which is a triangle shape so it won’t roll off.


Several of the items are already available including the Hatchet and Lanterns.

Both Large and Small Lanterns incorporate touch technology which allows you to turn them on and off as well as dim control with the touch of a finger.