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Gerber – Freescape Camp Saw

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Here’s another great Christmas gift idea.  The Gerber Freescape Camp Saw accepts standard 12″ saw blades and folds flat for storage.  Unlike many folding saws, the Fresscape utilizes 4 pivot points to effectively cut larger diameter wood while using the full length of the blade. When folded up, the blade is protected and can be stowed safely in a gear kit or camp bin.  The bright green color makes it easy to find and the rubber handle is for a positive grip.



FirstEdge Knives – 5050 Fixed Blade Survival Knife

Saturday, November 28th, 2015


FirstEdge is a newcomer in the knife industry, started by CEO Brett Seber, who has spent 30 years as a senior executive in the knife and tool industry as well as personally having several knife and tool patents. The above knife is the 5050 Fixed Blade Survival Knife. The 5050 Survival Knife was designed and built in partnership with US Special Forces. It features a full tang fixed blade with a length of 5.125″ and a 60-61 HRC, made of ELMAX stainless steel. ELMAX is an extremely durable and wear-resistant steel produced by Bohler-Uddenholm of Sweden. According to once source, a Gunner at NSW was able to cut down a tree using the 5050 Survival Knife without losing any blade sharpness.

Additionally, the 5050 Survival Knife has coarse textured black G-10 handles, a striking pommel, and a lanyard hole. The 5050 Survival Knife also comes with a tri-composite sheath, which is composed of KYDEX with hardened stainless steel liners. These sheaths are designed to be disassembled, be cleaned, and reassembled within minutes, and are designed to withstand harsh conditions, including Arctic conditions.


Outland Equipment – Kryptos K2 Knife

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Kryptos K2 Sell Sheet 2015-11-23.ai

Outland’s Kryptos knife was developed with American Special Operations Forces as a knife for optimum concealed carry, swift and natural draw, and reliable retention. The handle’s shape and sheath profile was designed for discreet horizontal carry, and the sheath is ambidextrous for left or right-handed draw. The handle’s pinky hook is designed to give the user’s hand a secure location for a quick draw, and the handle also has jimping for additional bite. Included in the kit is an aluminum trainer with blunt edges and a rounded point. The trainer handle geometry and sheath draw match the live knife. Kryptos is available in both single and double edge versions.

Full tang CPM 3V steel construction
Single or double-edged versions
3.7 inch primary cutting edge
G10 handle grips
Deep finger choil and aggressive jimping for a secure grip
Pinky hook allows for fast, sightless grip acquisition and sheath draw
Sheath straps horizontally along your belt


SOG Combines Cash And Cutlery With The Cash Card Pocket Knife

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Looking for Christmas gift ideas?  The new Cash Card looks like a winner.


Lynnwood, WA. – SOG Specialty Knives and Tools has announced the release of one of the most minimal and functional mini folders there is. The SOG Cash Card is simple, light, and compact – boasting a durable blade in a slim profile that easily conceals. Slide it inside your pocket or use it as a money clip, and it will ensure that you have everything you need to survive in the modern world.

The thin frame is durable, thanks to the full-metal, stainless steel construction, allowing for years of abuse. The skeletonized structure keeps both weight and bulk to a minimum even with the solid liner lock mechanism and 2.75-inch 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade.


Despite the small size, the Cash Card can still give you maximum versatility as a go-to pocketknife.

With its easy one-handed opening and time-tested liner lock system, this is the perfect solution for a minimalists daily carry needs.

“SOG provides knives, tools and lighting solutions, tailored to our customers’ needs,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nando Zucchi. “We take pride in delivering top-quality and innovative products while meeting the demands of a variety of individuals. The Cash Card not only addressed the need for something small and concealable, but also serves as a multi-functional tool that our users can rely on every day.”

The Cash Card’s blade has a clip point shape, and once folded measures a compact 3.4-inches, and weighs a mere 2.0 ounces.

Available now, the Cash Card is the perfect holiday gift for anyone!


DPx Gear Announces Its First All American Made Folding Knife. Available Only From Kickstarter

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015


DPx Gear is making their first American made hard use folder with a blade length under 3″ for urban use. The DPx HEST/F Urban is designed, sourced, built and backed in the United States of America.

San Diego, CA – November 17, 2015. A 30-day Kickstarter campaign for the knife launched Monday, November 16th with backer rewards that include three different configurations of the knife that are limited edition, numbered runs of 100 units. The knife rewards range in price from $275 – $375 and can be seen on the campaign page.

“I’ve always wanted to make a knife that was uniquely and totally American. And also one that lasted a very long time; what I would call an heirloom-quality knife. One that can be handed down from generation to generation,” says Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear Founder, of the DPx HEST/F Urban.

DPx Gear’s first 100% all American made folding knife will be surprisingly small when compared to its big brother, the Northern Italian made DPx HEST/F. The DPx HEST/F Urban will weigh in at just 3.35 ounces, measure 3.8 inches long when closed, and 6.7 inches long when open. It will be jewel like in its manufacturing precision and have the best feel that U.S manufacturing can deliver. Designed to be carried every day and last lifetimes.

The DPx HEST/F Urban will feature:

  • American 6Al4v Titanium Frame. A frame made of aerospace quality, American 6Al4v titanium alloy in “Battleship Grey” heavy bead blast finish (the “Sterile Edition”). Upgraded options include bronze anodized titanium (the “Bronze Edition”) or a three-dimensional Mr. DP pattern milled into the frame (“The Mr. DP Edition”).
  • S30V Stainless Steel Blade. A U.S. made and formulated blade steel with a stonewashed finish. We chose a hollow ground blade that’s “shaver sharp” with maximum slicing tooth.
  • Bearing Pivot. Stainless steel caged bearing pivot hardware for rapid deployment and effortless opening and closing.
  • DPx Gear Patented Blade Notch. Designed to allow the knife to open faster than an automatic and to the rear of the holder, keeping it safe from the assailant. Naturally it was also designed to open beer bottles and function as a
  • Integral ¼” Hex Drive. DPx believes if you are going to carry around a quality knife it better earn its keep. Pairing commonly used hex tools with our built in hex drive turns your DPx HEST/F Urban into a multi tool.
  • DPx Gear Patented Tri-Gauge Wire Strippers. Jimping that doubles as wire strippers in the exact size of household gauge, auto and even timer wires (for blasting or electronics).
  • Frame Lock. The US-invented frame lock for bulletproof lockup. First used in Chris Reeves’ famous Sebenza knives it has become the standard locking feature for high-end custom knives. We added a stainless steel cap to reduce wear on the lock face.
  • Glass Breaker. Our DPx HEST/F Urban has a hardened stainless steel glass breaker. A potentially life saving tool in the event of an auto accident or fire.
  • Deep Carry Pocket Clip. The deep carry clip ensures your knife rides as low and as unobtrusively as possible in your pocket.
  • www.kickstarter.com/projects/170295107/the-dpx-hest-f-urban-the-all-american-hard-use-poc

    Sneak Peek – American Kami Trench Knife

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    Ver 1


    Ver 2


    Under development by www.americankami.com.

    Leatherman Signal

    Monday, October 26th, 2015

    Leatherman joins the survival craze with a new tool incorporating 19 features including:
    Safety Whistle, Ferrocerium Rod, Diamond Sharpener. Made from 420HC Stainless Steel and featuring DLC (diamomd like coating), the Signal’s survival features may seem like afterthoughts, but this is a great multi-tool for keeping in the trunk for emergencies.  


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