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Abraham & Moses Survival Gear – Victor 3

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Teased on social media for the past few months, the Victor 3 Knife from Geissele Automatics offshoot Abraham & Moses Survival Gear made its official debut at last weekend’s Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

The story behind this knife is pretty incredible. I’m going to give a very abbreviated version because Recoil magazine did an in-depth article.

Bill Geissele showed me the knife during last month’s SOFIC and I took a few notes. Many years ago, Bill bought a knife from a Vietnam Veteran he knew and wanted to learn more about it. During last year’s Blade Show he set it out on the table in the A&M booth and sure enough, someone recognized it and after referencing a 35 year old issue of Blade magazine, filled him in on a few details.

Turns out, the knife was originally called the Victory 2 and made by Pennsylvania custom maker Dan Valois. Many Soldiers from the local area bought and carried it back in the 60s. Bill described the original knife’s design to me as a cross between a Bowie knife and a short sword. Bill found out that Dan was from a nearby town and attempted to contact him, only to find that he had passed away. Fortunately, Dan’s widow got back with him and gave him permission to carry-on with the knife’s tradition.

The Victory 3 is not an exact copy of the Victory 2, but it’s still what Bill referred to as a “Classic American Knife.” It’s a survival knife, and although it’s a full tang design, one side of the handle opens in order to store small Survival items. The blade is made from 440C stainless steel and heat treated to 58-60 Rockwell hardness. A&M states the blade is 6.875″ with an overall length of 11.75″.

Bill told me they had to purchase a machine to hollow ground the blades, like on the original. The team also preserved the large brass guard which gives the knife its unique look.

One interesting feature is the hex wrench in the butt. It also accepts a cutdown bandsaw blade into that channel, which gives the knife a different functionality than others out there.

A&M also recreated the sawtooth cuts on the back of the blade, so it’s available with or without. Additionally, they’ve introduced a serrated option for the blade.

While the Victor 2 came in a leather sheath, A&M offers a Boltoron version in Black, Coyote or Green.

Although it’s not on the website yet, it’s available now at

Blade Show 19 – Terrain 365 x Darriel Caston Mini-Butterfly Collab

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Terrain 365’s Patrick Ms showed us the prototype of his Mini-Butterfly collab with Darriel Caston. It’s going to be cool when it’s ready.

Blade Show 19 – Overland Renegade Fixed Blade by Emerson Knives

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Emerson Knives has introduced fixed blade designs to their lineup.

The Overland fixed:
Overall Length: 9.0 in
Blade Length: 4.3 in
Blade Thickness: .125 in
Hardness: RC 57-59
Handle: G-10
Blade: 154 CM
Finish: Stone Washed or Black Coating
Handles: Richlite or Black G-10

The Overland is part of Emerson’s Renegade series and is also available as a folder.

Blade Show 19 – Spartan Blades ZELOS

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

The ZELOS is Spartan Blades’ first automatic knife. It features an aluminum frame and a 3.25” blade made from S35VN along with Mil-Spec anodizing.

Mil and LE have been asking for an auto design and they’ll get their with this Fall.

DoubleStar Exhibiting Full Blade Line at BLADE Show 2019

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

The entire DoubleStar blade line, including the newest addition, the Ahab Knife, will be on display at Booth 310 at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre, June 7 – 9, 2019.

Winchester, Ky. (June 2019) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols, and blades, will be exhibiting its complete blade line in Booth 310 at BLADE Show 2019, to be held in the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 7 – 9, 2019. DoubleStar’s newest addition to its blade line, the Ahab Knife, will be on display, as well as collaborations from Kim Breed, Hakim Isler, and Darrin Sirois. Product staples such as the Brimstone Folder Knife (with a new OD color), Drakon™ Blade, Fang™ Blade, MOTAC™ Blade, Fury™ Machete, Wrath™ CrashHawk, and Noogie™ Bottle Opener will also be at the booth. There will also be some unique one-offs designed by Blade Division Director Rob “Filo” Cabrera on display.

The Ahab Knife, made from 1084 Carbon Steel, is an everyday carry designed by Filo Bladeworks to be discrete and compact without sacrificing relevance. Elements like the oversized ring and precision thumb break provide the best amount of retention for quick deployment. The Ahab’s strong, lightweight construction makes it the perfect duty belt utility that will be there when you need it most. An oversized ring allows for gloved deployment, while a swedged spine at the point provides for better penetration. The Ahab Knife has precision jimping for proper thumb braking and screwed handle hardware for easy maintenance. Equipped with versatile eyelet locations, they provide adaptability to other attachment systems. It is PVD coated for a clean, sharp, durable finish. MSRP $84.99.

BLADE Show, hosted by BLADE Magazine, the world’s number one knife community and publication, is the destination for the best selection of knives and knife products found anywhere. Globally recognized exhibitors and legendary makers gather under one roof to introduce attendees to the largest selection of blades, knives, and outdoor gear and accessories in the world. Over 700 tables, 450+ booths and 40 display tables of the world’s best and most in-demand knives will be on display. From renowned custom knife makers to the industry’s best in mass production, BLADE Show is a cut above the competition. Tactical, utility, hand-forged, camping, art, folding, hunting, kitchen, Damascus, military and other knives, as well as the equipment and materials to make, sharpen and maintain them; Japanese, European and other swords; tomahawks, collection displays, sheaths, multi-tools, antique bows and other cutlery collectibles will all be on display at the world’s largest knife show.

Ahab Knife

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Blackhawk Releases Knife Collaboration with Custom Knifemaker Andrew Arrabito

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Blackhawk has announced its latest product to arrive on the market: a line of five blades designed by custom knifemaker Andrew Arrabito, a former Navy SEAL (ret.) most well-known as the founder of Half Face Blades™.

The line of blades consists of a Combat Filet, EDC, Field Knife, Karambit, and Combat Dagger with very limited quantities – only 10 per style – available for sale during the initial launch. Customers wishing to purchase one of these limited blades can do so directly through as of Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00AM Eastern Time.

The blades are made from CPM ® (Crucible Particle Metallurgy) 154CM steel with a Rockwell steel hardness of 59-60 HRC. Each blade varies in length and all feature a stone-washed finish with skeletonized black G10 textured grips and full tang construction. One side of the blade is etched with the Blackhawk trident logo while the other is etched with Andrew Arrabito’s name, marking these knives as part of this exclusive collaboration. Included with each knife is a friction-fit sheath.

For additional details and to purchase one of these Blackhawk + Andrew Arrabito knives, visit

Hill People Gear – Coyote Knife

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

The Coyote Knife is inspired by a custom knife belonging to the Hill brothers’ had, who had made the late 1960s by Robert’s Roost in St. Ignatius Montana. To this day, that knife is the archetype for what they like in a knife. The HPG Coyote knife, made by LT Wright Handcrafted Knives to their design.

Just like its namesake, the HPG Coyote knife is a generalist – eminently suited to a wide variety of tasks and uses. It’s equally at home in the wilderness of the high Rockies and the nocturnal streets of Los Angeles.

? 3.5″ blade length
? 8.25″ overall length
? 5/32″ thick A2 full tang with lightening holes under the scales
? micarta scales
? brass guard and pins
? leather sheath with dangler and firesteel loop

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By Eric Graves

Darley Defense Days 19 – Benchmade Turret

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

BLADE LENGTH 3.70” [9.40cm]
BLADE THICKNESS 0.124” [3.150mm] OPEN 8.60” [21.84cm] CLOSED 4.90” [12.45cm]
WEIGHT 5.81oz [164.71g]
HANDLE THICKNESS 0.67” [17.02mm]

Available with plain or serrated blades in coated or satin finish.

Benchmade are available for unit and agency orders through Darley Defense.