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Bawidamann Blades Muninn Preorder Closes in 2 Days

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The Muninn Preorder is still open at www.bawidamann.com, but only until 7.15.18 Now is the time to get a Muninn for $245 ($40 off the final price). Please make sure you read/accept terms and conditions before you preorder.

Shown here: Muninn, Huginn, and Ragnarok Ax.
-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

Warrior East 18 – Benchmade SOCP Rescue Tool

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Developed in conjunction with Special Operations Combatives Program founder Greg Thompson, the SOCP Rescue Tool is offers the same ergonomic advantages as the Dagger, but for Rescue and less-than-lethal self-defense.

The tool includes the Benchmade rescue hook design, a carbide glass breaker, O² wrench and the same finger loop and integral sheath design as the rest of the SOCP family.

Designer: Greg Thompson

Mechanism: Fixed

Action: Fixed Blade

Blade Steel: 440C (58-60HRC)

Blade Length: 2.50″ (6.35cm)

Blade Thickness: 0.120″ (3.05mm)

Overall Length: 6.75″ (17.15cm)

Handle Thickness: 0.18″ (4.57mm)

Weight: 1.88oz. (53.29g)

Sheath Weight: 1.04oz. (29.48g)


Now On Kickstarter – Eclipse: The Morphing Coin Shaped Everyday Carry Knife

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Made from 24 individual parts, the Eclipse features a Wharncliffe-style blade made from 440 stainless steel, with a handle made from G10 FR-4 fiberglass epoxy.

Offered in two colors, the “Silver” option has a bead blasted 440C frame, links, and blade. The “Black” option features a 440C black oxide handle and links and a 440C black coated blade, both with black G10 scales.

• Blade Length: 0.7 inches
• Blade Material: Hardened 440C Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
• Blade Stock: 0.08 inches (2 mm)
• Handle Material: 440C Stainless Steel
• Grip Material: G10 FR-4
• Closed Diameter: 1.8 inches
• Open Length: 2.9 inches
• Knife Thickness: 0.24 inches (6 mm)
• Weight: 1.1 oz
• Lock Mechanism: “Button” lock, frame lock


AKTI Works with Senators Mike Enzi and Ron Wyden to Support Senate Commerce Committee Passage of Interstate Transport Act

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Knife Owners Will Have a New Federal Protection While Traveling Under Legislation Advocated For By the American Knife & Tool Institute
Cody, WY, June 27, 2018 – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI), a nonprofit trade association representing the entire knife community, announced that the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed S. 1092, the Interstate Transport Act (ITA), a bill to further protect law-abiding knife owners.

Throughout the 2017-2018 legislative session, AKTI has had numerous successes in easing burdensome restrictions on knife owners throughout the nation, including a repeal of the automatic knife prohibition in Colorado and Michigan. In addition, AKTI has continued its work to protect lawful knife owners traveling through the current patchwork of state and local knife laws with the introduction of the Interstate Transport Act.

The organization has worked closely with legislators and staff in the United States Congress to advance its signature federal legislation, which is led by Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, and currently has eight additional bipartisan co-sponsors. These co-sponsors include: Senators Steve Daines, R-MT, Martin Heinrich, D-NM, James Risch, R-ID, Joe Manchin, D-WV, Jeff Merkley, D-OR, Mike Crapo, R-ID, Tom Udall, D-NM, and Tammy Baldwin, D-WI.

Under current United States code, lawful gun owners are allowed to transport firearms that are legal in both a traveler’s state of origin and state of destination, even if they will pass through jurisdictions that would not permit the firearms, provided they are properly stored and in accordance with all federal restrictions. This protection was created in 1986, when Congress passed the Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA). Prior to this legislation, gun owners had no way to legally travel with their firearms through states and localities that had more stringent laws. This law empowers firearm owners to travel more freely, while not restricting states’ ability to regulate the firearms that are carried within their borders.

Senator Mike Enzi
However, no such federal protection exists for knife owners wishing to transport knives to and from states in which they are legal, but through jurisdictions with varying requirements. The Interstate Transport Act would create a federal protection for knife owners, allowing legal interstate travel with knives, provided the knives are transported to and from states where the law allows possession of said knives, and they are transported in locked containers.

“In Wyoming, we understand that knives are an essential tool for folks, whether they are for hunting, ranching or for everyday use,” Enzi said. “I am glad the committee passed this legislation, which would allow law-abiding knife owners to finally be able to travel across the country without fear of breaking the law. I am hopeful that the Senate will act quickly to pass this common-sense legislation.”

Senator Ron Wyden
“Our bipartisan bill recognizes that law-abiding knife owners shouldn’t risk going to jail for traveling between two places where it’s legal to have knives,” Wyden said. “I’m glad the Commerce Committee has taken this important step toward respecting state laws and restoring some common sense to our nation’s laws regarding knife ownership.”

The Interstate Transport Act is a continuation of AKTI’s efforts in the US Congress since 2013. Over that time, AKTI has heard repeatedly from knife owners who have questions about the confusing and varying laws in locations they are visiting or through which they are planning to travel. Since AKTI’s goal is to ensure that law-abiding citizens have knowledge and confidence in their ability to carry the tools they use in their daily lives, we got to work.

“Since we were formed in 1998, AKTI has worked to systematically address what we saw as outdated, confusing, and unfair laws both in the states, and at the federal level,” said CJ Buck, AKTI President and CEO of Buck Knives, Inc. “Our goal is common sense knife reform, and in recent years we have had success fighting for changes in multiple states, to the benefit of the consumer. We’re extremely encouraged to see the Senate Commerce Committee pass the Interstate Transport Act, and we are highly optimistic that the Senate will soon pass the legislation and send it to the House for their approval. We are proud to be working with a bipartisan group of legislators who share our commitment to common sense solutions, and we look forward to passing this important reform into law. We thank Senators Enzi and Wyden for their hard work on the Interstate Transport Act, and look forward to working with them to get it across the finish line.”

For more information, visit www.AKTI.org.

Rogan Tools

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Rogan Tools offers a variety of pry bars, sized to fit in PALS channel for easy carry.

Seen here is the REX (Rescue.Escape.Xtract.). It is Made in the USA from carbon steel with a paracord handle. The REX measures: 3/8″ thick x 1″ wide x 8″ long

As you can see, this is a tool, intended for multiple tasks. There are models available, in various sizes.


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 | gerbergear.com



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 | gerbergear.com

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