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Wolfwind Leatherworks – Multi-Tool Pouch for Leatherman-Bit Kit-Extender

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

This is the redesigned Wolf Multi-Tool Pouch for Leatherman-Bit Kit-Extender. It will accept the Wave, Surge, Supertool 300, Charge, or Rebar. Brown in color, the pouch will fit belts up to 5 cm (1.97″) wide.

Features:
– Main compartment to fit a Leatherman multi-tool
– Inside Pocket for the Leatherman Bit Kit
– Loop for the Leatherman Bit Driver Extender

Contents:
– High-quality vegetable-tanned leather (8-12oz)
– Heavy-duty Scovill USMC snap fasteners
– Vertical carry
– Handcrafted and hand-stitched with double passage of waxed polyester thread
– Julius Koch’s Ritza 25
– Fiebing’s oil dyes
– Water and mildew repellent finish

wolfwindleatherworks.com

Intellectual Property 101 Shared with the Knife Industry

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

The American Knife & Tool Institute Announces the First in a Series of Expert Articles on Intellectual Property and Brand Protection to Help Knife Businesses

Cody, Wyoming (November 14, 2019) – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is very pleased to announce that the first in a series of articles to provide a useful toolkit for knife businesses has been published on its website. Authored by two experts in the fields of intellectual property and brand protection, Denise Mosteller and Jeremiah Pastrick, as guest contributors on the nonprofit’s website, the article is titled “Intellectual Property 101.” 

Mark Schreiber President CRKT

“We are pleased to share valuable information on intellectual property with our members and the entire sporting knife industry,” said Mark Schreiber, President of CRKT and chair of AKTI’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee. “Helping our industry thrive and grow is part of our mission as a nonprofit trade association representing the entire knife community.”

“When it comes to the basic types of intellectual property (IP) the ‘Big Three’ include patents, copyrights and trademarks,” said Jeremiah Pastrick, who has served as both vice president of a consulting firm specializing in international intellectual property (IP) development, protection and anti-counterfeiting as well as IP counsel to a wide range of global IP owners. “By and large, each of these forms of IP differ in what they provide protection for, what they don’t provide protection for, how they are created, how they are ‘secured’, and what public policy interest they are meant to serve.”

Denise Mosteller, who has had over 22 years of investigation, brand management and intellectual property experience, explained, “Intellectual property is ‘intangible,’ meaning that all forms of it are recognized as ‘creations of the mind.’ The knife industry is very innovative with different knife designs and mechanisms and makers need to protect those unique aspects to ensure financial success and protect their own individual brands.”

The first “Brand Protection” article on the website “Intellectual Property 101” can be viewed at  www.AKTI.org.

Release Your Inner MacGyver with the Combar Outdoor Multi-tool

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Designed by ex-special operations veterans, COMBAR has an innovative rapid-activation design and meticulous safety mechanisms. It’s a revolutionary multi-tool in one grip for survivalists, hunters, first responders, outdoor enthusiasts, law enforcement and military.

It was borne out of a quest to find the right combination of tools that could be easily carried and handle essential needs for outdoor adventures. The COMBAR PRO features five tools in one: a hammer, axe, spade, saw and knife … capable of cutting, sawing, chopping, hammering and digging. The basic COMBAR features three tools in one: a hammer, axe, and spade.

COMBAR is great for camping, fishing, hunting, off-roading, winter sports, trail sports, as well as emergency preparedness and survivalist essentials.

Versatile and rugged, COMBAR offers the following features:
•      Heavy-duty: Made with aircraft grade aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium
•      Safety: State-of-the-art safety mechanisms for your protection
•      Lightweight: The Pro toolset weighs only 1.5 kilos/3.3 lbs
•      Ergonomic: Feels even better than it looks with balanced weight for extended use
•      Designed for durability: Put through hundreds of field tests in extreme conditions
•      A 25-year warranty: Provides decades of use
•      A Red Dot design award winner that “combines sophisticated ideas for sensible use in nature with optimum handling”

The COMBAR Pro and COMBAR Basic are on Amazon. Retail prices: COMBAR Pro $600, COMBAR Basic $425, Pro Kit (knife and saw) $200, Case $95, Holster $45 and Magazine $15. For more info, visit www.Aclim8.com.

Damned Designs Introduces Four Knives for Blade Show West

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Wraith

 

The Wraith is a Sheepsfoot-style blade. Available in frame lock (Micarta or CF/G10 scales) or Titanium framelock, featuring M390 steel.

Yokai

 

The Yokai is a Tanto-style blade. Available as Ti Bolster lock with marbled Carbon Fiber inserts and features M390 steel.

Basilisk

 

The Basilisk is a Drop point-style blade. Available as Ti Bolster lock with marbled Carbon Fiber inserts and features M390 steel.

Oni

 

The Oni is a Mini Tanto Liner lock and Frame lock. It will be crowdfunded via Indiegogo on 1st Nov (same day as Blade Show West).

Damned Designs knives will be available at Blade show west (Table J11) and after the show, on the site.

ROGAN Introduces Pocket Tools

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Check out the all new ROGAN Pocket Tools! These pocket prybars are designed to be used for everything you don’t want to risk breaking your pocket knife for! Save your knife for making fine cuts and these tools will handle all the gouging, prying, scraping, etc. All ROGAN Tools are 100% made in the USA and the bevels are ground by hand. We also offer a full line of accessories that include pouches, carabiners, patches and lanyards.

Check us out at www.roganusa.com

Zero Tolerance Knives ZT0223 Available

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

As you may have seen back ’round the time of Blade Show (see SSD coverage here), Zero Tolerance Knives recently released the ZT0223. A Tim Galyean design, the new folder takes its inspiration from what is obliquely referred to as a “classic military knife” (read, Ka-Bar), but the ZT knife is a folder, “…making it easy to EDC and ready for every task you ask it to take on.”

Details are as follow;

The blade is clip-point style with heavy jimping along the spine and a cutout to decrease weight. CPM 20CV blade steel offers exceptional hardness and wear resistance to take and hold a sharp edge, toughness to resist impact, and—with the highest level of chromium of any high-vanadium steel—excellent corrosion resistance. For an extra measure of blade protection, ZT adds black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating, ceramic bead blasted for a non-glare finish.

The titanium handle is also DLC coated and bead blasted to extend the matte look. The 0223 has a sturdy titanium frame lock with a hardened steel lockbar insert for reliable lockup. ZT’s KVT ball-bearing system, combined with a highly ergonomic flipper, make the 0223 quick and easy to open, too. The 0223’s earth brown G10 handle scales are reminiscent of the original military knife’s stacked leather handle. Our G10 scales wrap around to the top of the handle and meet in the middle to provide a comfortable and secure grip—as well as helping to keep debris out of your knife.

The pocketclip is left/right reversible and made of bent steel with a black Teflon® finish. The bronze-anodized titanium tube spacer in the handle is secured by two custom screws. A series of decorative holes drilled in the ricasso of the blade echo the jimping along the spine and add to the subtle details of this remarkably handsome knife.

The ZT0223 full product sheet can be found online here; on IG @ztknives.

Specs include:
                    Made in the USA
                    Manual open, KVT ball-bearing system
                    Frame lock, with steel lockbar insert
                    Reversible clip (left/right, tip-up)
                    Steel: CPM 20CV, DLC coating
                    Handle: Titanium, DLC coating, earth brown G10 
                    Blade Length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
                    Blade Thickness: 0.156 in. (0.4 cm)
                    Closed Length: 5 in. (12.8 cm)
                    Overall Length: 8.6 in. (21.8 cm)
                    Weight: 4.7 oz. (134 g)

Read up on all the knives here on SSD

Terrain 365 Invictus-AT

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Technical, Rustproof, Non-Magnetic, Edge Holding Folder for All Terrains

Tuesday September 17, 2019 Terrain 365™ officially launches online their first folding knife the Invictus-AT, featuring their super alloy Terravantium™ blade. This technical framelock folder is engineered for use in any environment on land, in and even under water, without ever rusting, pitting or staining. The Invictus-AT is made with advanced and state of the art materials which are all 100% non-ferrous, non-magnetic, and rustproof. Terrain 365’s “AT” (A.ll T.errain) designated folders are required meet the trifecta of apex folding knife performance criteria; rustproof, non-magnetic and edge holding. The dendritic cobalt composition and our annealing process of Terravantium™ achieves all three.

The Invictus-AT is a collaboration between Terrain 365 and Prometheus Design Werx.

 

Creative Director and Co-Founder Patrick Ma of Terrain 365 states,

“The most significant factor behind all of the knives by Terrain 365 featuring our Terravantium is what goes into the super alloy and how we process it. The 2 primary material components are cobalt and carbide. It is their combined properties and how we process the precision bar stock castings that yields the superior performance characteristics. These types of cobalt alloys have actually been around for many years. Industrial applications are their use as engine valve seats, medical implants to lining the barrels of MK46 machine guns. Cobalt alloys are tough and long wearing. Unique to our Terravantium variety is that we do not roll our precision cast bar stock. This retains the original, dendritic crystalline structure of the carbide particles, best described as the microscopic saw teeth, which give our blades their cutting power and edge holding properties. Dendritic cobalt alloys are expensive and were not readily available to the consumer knife industry, but my partner and Co-Founder at Terrain 365, Michael Vagnino worked closely over years to develop and integrate a direct relationship with a foundry specializing in cobalt alloy so we are able to have a regular supply made to our specs and use in our edged tools. ”

The Invictus-AT will be available for $395.00 on their website at 12:00pm PDT, Sept 17, 2019.

 

Gerber Tri-Tip Mini Cleaver

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Gerber Tri-Tip is a mini cleaver. Featuring a blade made from 7Cr17MoV steel, it has beveled leading edge for scraping and a full fine edge knife for cutting. The machined aluminum handle is textured for added grip and less slip while working.

Chisel Edge

Plain Edge

Full Tang

Textured Grip

Lanyard Hole

Ergo Grip

Sheath

Multi-mount

Push Tab Release

www.gerbergear.com/Knives/Fixed/Tri-Tip-Green