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Capewell – Antonini SOS Rescue Knives Sale

Friday, March 10th, 2017



Gerber Supports Veterans Through New Partnership With Team RWB

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (March 2nd, 2017) – Gerber, a leading direct supplier of mission-essential personal knives, tools and equipment to the US Military, announces a long-term partnership with Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB). The multi-year program directly supports the organization’s mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Founded in 2010, Team RWB and its over 115,000 members are bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction, community physical fitness, and shared experiences in over 209 communities across the globe.

Team RWB accomplishes their mission via two core programs: the Chapter and Community Program (CCP) and Leadership Development Program (LDP). Through the LDP, ‘Eagle Leaders’ progress through incremental levels of leadership roles beginning at Social Director to Chapter Captain. At the pinnacle, they join the Eagle Leader Fellowship, a twelve-month leadership development experience focusing on leadership education, mentorship, and experiential learning. Upon completion of this intensive course, the new leader is recognized within the organization and awarded a Gerber “Still Serving” kit. This kit allows Gerber the opportunity to honor their commitment to their nation and their communities.


Additionally, Chapter and Community Programs (CCP) with an outdoor activity focus are supported with “Gerber Gear drops”, properly equipping participants with the American-made knives and tools they were accustomed to while in service.


2016 National Eagle Trail Running Camp


2016 National Eagle Rock Climbing Camp

“Gerber’s close relationship with the US Military has been the backbone of the business over the last decade, and reflects our ongoing focus to serving US service members with high-quality, American-made products.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Vice President of Marketing at Gerber. “Gerber’s commitment to service members extends beyond their time in active duty and we’re honored to support such a strong, growing, and impactful organization. Team RWB’s community-based approach is both unique and results driven, which reflects the unstoppable character of our nation’s veterans who are still serving.”

Gerber’s contributions include financial support and product donations that will help enable outdoor events for chapters throughout the United States.

“We believe that engaged and empowered veterans are an incredible asset to our communities and to America. Together, Gerber and Team RWB are providing Eagle Leaders and veterans with opportunities to engage in healthy behaviors through outdoor events and activities in their communities that lead to more enriched lives.” said Brandon Young, Director of Development for Team RWB.

Learn more about Team RWB and how to join the team here:


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Products: Gerber US-Assist pocket knife and Center-Drive Multi-tool

Enforce Tac – Winkler Knives Now Available With Kryptek Design Handle

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Winkler Knives has been working with Kryptek to introduce laser cut handles in the Kryptek camouflage geometry. Seen here is the Legacy Combat Axe and the Belt Knife with glassbreaker.


These are available from Winkler Knives or through Kryptek.

Ruger Muzzle-BrakeTM Knife by CRKT

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The Muzzle-Brake has elements from a traditional bowie design but is developed with the construction techniques of today. With its stout full tang blade it can be used as a chopper in camp or fashioning a quick shelter in the forest if needed. Its clip point blade shape, featuring a blood groove, is perfect for making quick work of butchering an animal after a successful hunt. The handle is glass filled nylon construction that wraps around a thick blade tang. The sure grip surface matches the Ruger American Rifle® series texture with Ruger® eagles embossed into both sides of the grip.

The Muzzle-Brake is part of the exclusive Ruger® knife line; the line includes designs for everyday carry, hunting, and self-preparedness. The knives are crafted in varying sizes and finishes, with an assortment of blade edges. Developed by six master knife-smiths who combined their knowledge of the art with aesthetic details from Ruger® products, the line offers unique knives with the important features that every good knife should have. These knives are purpose built to be durable and highly functional in the environments where Ruger customers will expect them to perform.


Ruger® Muzzle-Brake
Model Available:

Ruger® Muzzle-Brake (R2501) – $99.99

For more information on the Muzzle-BrakeTM or the entire Ruger® product line go to www.ruger.com/crkt.

Founded in 1994, CRKT® is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for
innovative design. For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email: info@crkt.com, on the web: www.crkt.com.

Sneak Peek – Bawidamann Huginn

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

This graphic gives you an idea of the blade shape for Bawidamann Blades Huginn dagger.

Toor Knives

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

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Toor Knives is a company founded by twin Veteran brothers, one a Ranger and the other a Marine. Although they’re a fairly new brand, they’ve already introduced six individual designs into their fold, including the Serpent knife as seen below.


The Serpent is designed as an EDC defense tool, with a narrow handle and slim blade optimized for in the waistband carry. The blade is made of S35VN steel, and the handle is avaliable in a variety of materials such as G10 and carbon fiber.

Load Out long from Andrew Jones on Vimeo.


AKTI Legislative Update

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The American Knife and Tool Institute is working to change knife laws state by state to repeal and clarify laws that keep you from using, selling or making the knife of your choice with confidence. We continue to work to allow interstate travel of knives without concern of differing state law.

Virginia – “I am pleased to be patron of House Bill 1432, I am grateful for the indispensable assistance of AKTI in preparing and securing Committee passage of the bill, and I look forward to advocating for full passage of the bill during the 2017 General Assembly.” Delegate Ware. HB 1432 & SB 1347 will eliminate carry restrictions on automatic knives for lawful professional and recreational uses. Status: Passed both House and Senate committees. Learn More

Colorado – “AKTI thanks supporter John Bloodgood for his committee testimony and other organizations for their letters of support.” SB 17-008 legalizes sale and possession of automatic and gravity knives by removing them from the state definition of illegal weapons. Status: In Senate for vote. Learn more.

Georgia – SB 49 would increase legal length of a knife blade to carry from 5-1/2 inches to 12 inches. Status: In Senate Committee.

Illinois – SB 607 removes restriction on the sale, manufacture, purchase, possession and carry of automatic knives IF person possesses a current valid Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. Status: In Senate Committee.

Montana – HB 251 would remove knives with a blade length of 4 or more inches wholly or partially concealed from list of illegal concealed weapons. Status: In House

Texas – HB 790 would change definition of illegal knife and legalize an individual to carry concealed or open a dagger, dirk, stiletto or poniard. Status: Introduced

Changing laws is time-consuming and expensive. Please help support our efforts to make changes that benefit the entire knife community.

Make a contribution to AKTI’s Legislative Fund
Become a Member!
Donate a Knife

Know your state knife laws.

SHOT Show 17 – Spartan-Harvey Folder Scale Options

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Spartan Blades has been offering limited run versions of their popular Spartan-Harsey Folder which feature special finishes and handles.

Right now, the plan is to have four different options available at a time and to swap them out for new designs in turn so they don’t all change at once. Here are some examples.

Blade Length: 4″
Overall Length: 8 13/16″
Blade Thickness: 0.154″
Thickness: 0.5″
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Blade Hardness: 58-60 RHC


– Eric Graves
SSD Editor