Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

Benchmade – Saibu 486, a Nakamura Design

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

During last week’s ADS Federal Range Day, I got to check out the new Nakamura design, the Saibu (Japanese for ‘Details’) from Benchmade.


BLADE LENGTH – 2.98” [7.57cm]
BLADE THICKNESS – 0.114” [2.896mm]
OPEN – 6.79” [17.25cm]
CLOSED – 3.82” [9.70cm]
WEIGHT – 2.70oz [76.57g]
HANDLE THICKNESS – 0.48” [12.19mm]

Gerber Launches 2 New Multi-Tools Based On Classic Suspension : Suspension-NXT & Truss

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018



The Suspension-NXT is an evolution of Gerber’s best-selling multi-tool design, the Suspension. It incorporates 15 tools in an outboard access butterfly design.

NEW Suspension NXT – Available Now | $35.00 MSRP |



The Truss incorporates 17 curated tools, with an edited tool pack which removes unused tools and includes the much-requested ones.

NEW Truss – Available Now| $46.00 MSRP |

CRKT Takes Home Two Awards From Blade Show

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

CRKT received two awards at Blade Show 2018. The TJ Schwarz designed Caligo™ took home “Best Buy of the Year” and the just released Knife Maintenance Tool, designed by Tom Stokes, took home “Accessory of the Year”.


“First off, I feel like the luckiest person in the world. The opportunity to design a product and actually see it reach the public is something I could have only dreamed of growing up. Beyond that, it feels like the award is further evidence of the chemistry between myself and the team at CRKT. My hope is that it marks the beginning of a long and productive relationship.” – TJ Schwarz

Blade Length?? 3.185″ (80.9mm)
Blade Edge?? Plain
Blade Steel ??8Cr14MoV
Blade Finish ??Black Oxide
Blade Thickness ?0.129″ (3.28 mm)
Closed Length?? 4.471″ (113.56 mm)
Weight??? 3.4 oz. (96 g)
Handles ??Black Anodized Aluminum Handles w/Blue Pivot Ring
Style???Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
Overall Length?? 7.625″ (193.68 mm)

CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool

“The CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool is just what the knife lover needs to care for his knife and I am highly honored to receive the Blade Show Award for the 2018 Accessory Of The Year.” – Tom Stokes

First Batch of Winkler-Zev Knives Almost Sold Out

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

I saw a prototype of ZEV Technology’s knife collaboration with Winkler Knives a few months ago and was impressed with the styling. They released it last week, right on the opening of Blade Show and the knife flew off the shelves.

Last night, I spoke with Marketing VP Dave Roberts and he told me they are almost sold out of the initial batch of the knives. They are so cool, I wanted to let my readers know before these limited editions are gone.

The 4-1/4″ blade is made from 80CrV2 steel, coated in black oxide and features a sculpted G10 curved handle, for an overall length of 8-3/8″. Additionally, the blade features thumb index file work on top of the blade. The final detail is the sheath. It’s  Winkler’s new option which incorporates a contrasting Kydex overlay.

In this case, it’s classic Zev Black and Red. I thought it was pretty funny that some readers brought up Deadpool when it was first announced. Apparently, so did Zev Technologies. When I asked them for additional photos, they sent this one along.

Ed Brown Products Introduces the K1 Field Knife Designed by Jason Knight

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

PERRY, MO – Ed Brown Products, Inc, is proud to team up with the craftsmen at Winkler Knives USA and master bladesmith Jason Knight to introduce the Ed Brown K1 fixed blade knife.

Some may know Jason Knight from his time as a Judge on the History Channel’s Forged In Fire.  What you may not know is that he began designing knives at a young age, inspired by Edgar Rice Boroughs novels.

Jason’s designs are more than just edged weapons and tools, they are functional art. His designs are inspired by curves and angles found in nature, and by years of studying blade performance and ergonomics.

His unique designs and experience made Jason the perfect choice to design the first knife for Ed Brown.  Fitting with their 50 year history of making custom 1911s, Jason took some of the design cues from standards like, the Snakeskin on the Kobra Carry and the skeletonized hammer on the 1911.  The K1 field knife is lightweight and the perfect companion in the field or on the range.

Sales and Marketing Director John May said, “It just doesn’t get any better than this –  having a Master Bladesmith like Jason design our first knife.  It has been an honor to work with him, and we look forward to teamming up with him on more projects in the future.

For more information on the K1 Knife, or any of the world’s finest custom 1911s, parts and accessories, check with your local Ed Brown Products Authorized Dealer or visit  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Find  informational videos on our firearms by visiting our YouTube channel.

Blade Show 18 – Brous Blades MFCEO

Monday, June 4th, 2018

If you recognize the initials MFCEO, then you’ll immediately realize who Brous Blades made this knife for.


If not, that’s the moniker James Yeager goes by. He liked the style of the TDI, but was looking for a knife that filled out the hand a bit more, so Jason Brous machined the G10 handle swells to fit the hand perfectly in a forward or reverse grip.

The blade is D2 Steel and it comes with a Kydex sheath by NSR Tactical.

Also available in an aluminum trainer version.

Blade Show 18 – Bawidamann Blades Muninn Pre-order

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Bawidamann Blades has quite a few styles on display but the new Muninn was the one everyone was after.


The Muninn is a smaller version of Bawidamann’s popular Huginn. Both are named after Odin’s pair of Ravens.


-Steel: .100 CPM S35VN
-Finish: Cerakote Elite “Smoke”
-Handle Scales:Bawidamann Chunked Pattern G10
-Hardware: 316 stainless standoffs and Coated torx screws
-Scabbard: comes scabbard ready to carry out of the box.
-Raven concealment iwb hook standard. Soft loop and Discreet carry gear clip optional
-OAL Length: 7.875 inches
-Blade Length: 3 inches
-Weight: 3.3 oz

The Muninn is currently available for pre-order at a pretty good discount (MSRP 285.00 Pre-order price $245.00).

Pre order window will be open for approx. 45 days. 5/30/18 – 6/15/18, with shipping commencing approximately 75 days after pre-order window closes. 9/14/18

Blade Show 18 – Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment AM-1

Monday, June 4th, 2018

I love the story behind Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment. It’s about family.

Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment was founded on a young man’s dream. Bill Geissele was reading stories of backwoods adventures and survival to his son, Abraham. The stories described the age old battle between man and the elements, focusing on the equipment which proved invaluable to man’s survival. Abraham’s interest and imagination were piqued. “Dad, I want to make knives”, the young lad said; and a company named for Bill Geissele’s sons, Abraham and Moses, was born.

At Blade Show, they showed me their new Ferritic Nitro Carbonizing Coating for the AM-1 Knife. With an overall length of 9.5” and a D2 blade measuring 4.6”, it features a full tang construction. G10 handles are available in a variety of colors.