Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

Bradford x Beyond Limited Edition Guardian5 Knife

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016


Beyond Clothing has released another collaborative knife with Renton, WA-based Bradford Knives, a Guardian5 knife, limited to 100 blades. The Guardian 5 is made of CPM-3V steel with a nimbus finish, and comes complete with a custom contoured canvas micarta handle.


All knives include a custom kydex sheath. Sheaths are compatible with all major clip accessories, including G-Clip, Tek-Lok, Sm. Tek-Lok and MOLLE/PALS attachments.


The Guardian5 is proudly made in the USA.

Bravo Company – The Colonel

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


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Designed by Al and Nico Salvitti with AAR input from multiple Special Operations End Users, The Colonel is a fighting knife, through and through, working around the shooter and utilizing existing muscle memory to produce an effective stabbing and slashing weapon that requires no special training to maintain effectiveness.


The Colonel is designed to be drawn the same as a handgun, while striking with the blade is the same as throwing a punch. The grip angle, which mirrors that of a pistol, allows The Colonel to sit low in the hand for positive retention.


The shape of The Colonel’s blade makes it virtually impossible for a user to stab themselves while the blade is in use, something that can happen when fighters employ stabbing motions with other kinds of blades, and miss the target.


The Colonel Blade is hand forged in Italy with American made G10 grip panels; sharpening and assembly is completed in the US. Each blade is QPPed (Quench Polish Quench), a nitrocarburizing case hardening that increases corrosion and wear resistance. Simply put, The Colonel is designed to be durable and effective.

Victorinox – Knife Combat Utility – Special Offer For SSD Readership

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Knife Combat Utility

The Knife Combat Utility is an update to the classic Demo Knife. It is designed to be low profile, with black anodized tools, including:

  • Partially Serrated Blade
  • Awl / Reamer
  • Phillips Screw Driver / Punch
  • Small Screw Driver w/ Can Opener
  • Large Screw Driver w/ Cap Opener / Wire Stripper / Wire Bender
  • Wood Saw / Dual Cut
  • The Windrose Group is offering a special deal for the SSD readership. Get the Knife Combat Utility for $62.50 delivered, anywhere CONUS.

    You can email for more information.

    New Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool Now Available

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 1, 2016) – Gerber, a leading manufacturer of personal knives, tools, and equipment today launched a much anticipated new multi-tool, the Center-Drive. The product is now available through and select retail partners.

    “Gerber has seen a tremendous response from media and the public since the announcement of the Center-Drive.” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Gerber‘s Director of Marketing Communications. “This exciting new product reflects Gerber’s unique design DNA, and represents a commitment to innovation, quality and American Manufacturing. We’re excited to introduce the tool to the market.”

    The New Center-Drive multi-tool offers uncompromising performance through revolutionary design. Innovative Center Axis Tech™ aligns the full size driver in the center of the tool to yield maximum torque and rotation, just like the real thing. No productivity is sacrificed with the addition of a 30 percent longer outboard blade and one-thumb opening sliding jaws. Full size, real tools – the multi-tool just got a reality check.

    The new Gerber Center Drive will be available at the following retailers Nov. 1st 2016.

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    Michael Rodriguez – Push Dagger

    Thursday, October 20th, 2016

    These are four different versions of a new push dagger design called the “Throat Punch” or Tecpatl, by SF Veteran Michael Rodriguez. It’s a design that CRKT will be launching soon with proceeds of sales benefitting the George W Bush Military Service Initiative and the Special Operations Care Fund. He recently presented them to a very special group of friends on a particular personal security detail. They are made of layered G10 fiberglass making them lightweight, functional and concealable.

    MDM – SERE Industries OM27-S

    Friday, September 30th, 2016

    I saw a lot of interesting gear at Modern Day Marine but the OM27-S from SERE Industries stuck out for a couple of reasons. First off, is the obvious; it’s a multi-functional tool, but creator Tim Langan is also a Marine Corps Veteran and based the design on need. Items built fulfill an operational need always garner my attention.  Langan says, in addition to its use a tool, the OM27-S can also be used for fitness applications. Those of you who participated, may recognize the tool from type US Army’s 2016 Advanced Warfighting Experiment.

    The OM27-S consists of the OS-100 Operational MultiPurpose Support Bar which serves as the tool’s shaft, OG-1 MultiPurpose Survival Tool which resembles the spearhead, M5 MultiPurpose Utility Handle which looks like a hammerhead, CCW-101 Cervical Counterweight and MutiPurpose Shovel which is the hexagonal item, and the Tactical Survival Bag/Field Litter-Splint.

    The SERE OM27-S Survival Tool is a one-of-a-kind hybrid multi-functioning tactical tool designed for infinite combinations of use and brings the individual a system of over 50 solutions for a variety of operational applications in multiple threat environments in 7.7 pounds.

    There’s a lot of capability here. I’m going to try to purchase one to enhance the BII for my Pinzgauer. The SERE Industries OM27-S is available for unit and agency purchase through Federal Resources.

    American Knife & Tool Institute Presents “Common Sense Award” to Senator Martin Heinrich and Congressman Kurt Schrader

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

    “Common Sense Award” Recognizes the Senator and Congressman’s Bipartisan Leadership on a Federal Initiative to Better Protect Citizens from Complex and Burdensome Government Regulations

    September 19, 2016 – Cody, WY – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) last week presented Senator Martin Heinrich, D-NM, and Congressman Kurt Schrader, D-OR 5, with the “AKTI Common Sense Award.” The award is designed to honor Members of Congress who have worked across party lines to further common sense legislation.

    AKTI Presentation to Congressman Kurt Schrader D-OR

    AKTI Presentation to Congressman Kurt Schrader D-OR

    In today’s annual presentation, AKTI honored Senator Heinrich and Congressman Schrader for their bi-partisan work on the Knife Owners’ Protection Act (KOPA), a bill that will ensure federal protection for lawful knife owners from the current patchwork of state and local knife laws.

    “I would like to thank the American Knife and Tool Institute for this award, recognizing the growing bipartisan support for the Knife Owners Protection Act,” said Senator Heinrich. “This legislation will protect law abiding knife owners from being arrested or fined when they are traveling with hunting or pocket knives. Sportsmen and hunters who are safely transporting their knives from one location where they are legal to another should not fear unfair prosecution when they cross state lines and jurisdictions. With the patchwork of knife laws across the country, this legislation is just common sense.”

    “When responsible knife owners transport their knives across state lines, they are very often met with drastically different laws regulating their knives from state to state,” said Rep. Schrader. “This creates a lot of legal confusion that no other group is forced to face. We worked together to find a common sense solution to alleviate a lot of that confusion.”

    AKTI Presentation to Senator Martin Heinrich D-NM

    AKTI Presentation to Senator Martin Heinrich D-NM

    Under current U.S. code, lawful gun owners are allowed to transport firearms legally in both the state of origin and the state of destination, provided they are properly stored and in accordance with all federal restrictions. However, no such protection exists for knife owners wishing to transport knives to and from states in which they are legal, but through jurisdictions with varying requirements. KOPA would allow legal interstate travel for knives, provided the knives are transported to and from states where the law allows possession of said knives, and they are transported in closed containers. In the Senate, the bill, S. 1315, has passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and is sponsored by Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, and co-sponsored by Senators Joe Manchin, D-WV, Martin Heinrich, D-NM, Mike Lee, R-UT, John Thune, R-SD, Jon Tester, D-MT, Jerry Moran, R-KS, Tom Udall, D-NM, Steve Daines, R-MT, Maria Cantwell, D-WA, Mike Crapo, R-ID, Jeff Merkley, D-OR, and Jim Risch, R-ID. In the House, H.R. 419 is sponsored by Congressman Matt Salmon, R-AZ 5, and co-sponsored by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-OR 5, Thomas Massie, R-KY 4, Trent Franks, R-AZ 8, Paul Gosar, R-AZ 4, Cynthia Lummis, R-WY At Large, David Schweikert, R-AZ 6, Martha McSally, R-AZ 2, and Rob Bishop, R-UT 1.

    “Since our inception, AKTI has been a bi-partisan organization that looks to partner with legislators operating above partisan politics and interested in bringing sound, practical solutions for people who depend on knives in their daily lives,” said CJ Buck, AKTI President and Co-Founder. “It has been an honor to work with Senator Heinrich and Congressman Schrader on common sense legislation that brings clarity to people who travel with knives as part of their daily professional and recreational activities.”

    For nearly 20 years, AKTI has served as the go-to resource for knife owners looking to ensure that they comply with all local, state, and federal laws related to knives. One of the biggest complaints and points of confusion AKTI hears about from lawful knife owners involves the interstate transport of knives. While citizens are making every effort to comply with patchwork state and local laws, it has become clear that there is the need for a federal protection for sportsmen, hunters, and other law-abiding knife owners that does not interfere with state and local restrictions on knife use.

    Skallywag Tactical – Gladium Knife

    Monday, September 19th, 2016


    Skallywag Tactical has released a brand new ‘affordable’ blade, the Gladium Knife. The Gladium is forge from 440 stainless, with a black stone wash finish. It comes complete with a kydex sheath, and is only 5″ OAL and 3mm thick, making it a good addition to an EDC configuration.