Archive for June, 2009

Black Palm Syndicate

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Black Palm Syndicate

Available exclusively from Grey Group, Black Palm Syndicate is apparel for the man who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty.

One of the first things that will grab you is the detail that goes into every garment. From the quality American Apparel T-shirts and Polos to the graphics and lettering, everything fits in harmony. There is elegance in the design. Even the Black Palm Syndicate “Manifesto” is printed on the inside of every shirt to remind the wearer of what he is now a part of.

“Black Palm embodies the elite within the group; a connectedness defined by a unique desire to see all worthy tasks thru to the end. We celebrate hard work, sacrifice and individual dedication to the ultimate goal. Black Palm symbolizes a willingness to get your hands dirty and a commitment to the “all in” mentality. Acquire the mark of the Black Palm.”

There have been other motivational brands out there but nothing like this. Finally, clothing that signifies who you are. Order your Black Palm Syndicate shirts from Grey Group.

BHI Releases AR Lower

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Blackheart International has just announced the release of their BHI-15 Stripped Lower Receiver. Manufactured from a 7075 T6 aluminum alloy forging the BHI-15 Lower incorporates a variety of features.

BHI15 Lower Receiver

The entire lower is CNC machined to final dimensions with tolerances as fine as .001”. The magazine well is wire-EDM machined and CNC broached with a flared opening for snag-free magazine insertion. Standard .154” holes for hammer and trigger pins let you install the aftermarket trigger of your choice and .250” pivot and takedown pin holes offer compatibility with a broad range of upper receivers.

The receiver is marked with “safe” and “semi” pictographs and is marked “MULTI Caliber”. It comes finished in Black Hardcoat anodized to MIL-A-8625 Type III Class 2 spec. The BHI-15 Lower Receiver can only be transferred to a Federal Firearms License. For more information visit

Silynx Communications, Inc.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Silynx Communications

Soldier Systems Daily is proud to welcome Silynx Communications, Inc. as a new sponsor. Silynx is a world leader in miniature, software defined, tactical hearing protection, communication headsets. Their headsets are used by elements of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), US Army, USMC as well as international SOF. Silynx specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced and innovative software based noise protection communication headsets. Their name really sums up who and what they are – Silynx combines SI for silent communications and LYNX, a solitary wild cat that is known for its strength, precision, and stealthiness.

C4 Ops

The C4OPS is Silynx’s premier headset featuring 20m immersibility and an excellent man machine interface. The user receives voice prompts from the system in a clear female voice and can monitor up to 3 radios/intercoms simultaneously using the same headset. Additionally, the C4OPS provides hearing protection (ANR & INR) and hearing enhancement. The modular system is designed for ease of repair without putting the entire system down. The heart of the system is the Main Control Box and this allows each user to customize the system to their requirements, whether that means wearing an Eagle headset, Peltor ear muffs, the standard foamies that come with the system or custom molds. When the system is only connected to one radio, the user has dual hearing through both ears but if the user connects to dual comms he receives primary in the left ear and secondary in the right. If the user then connects to an intercom/3rd radio then the user monitors this third connection via both ears. The C4OPS is a PC programmable system which allows the user to customize his system and integrate upgrades as they are produced. Check out the “Build Your Own” web page.

C4 Ops in Use

For us, two things really stand out about Silynx. First, their system is software based so changes can be rapidly made to the system without having to purchase new components and other vendor’s components can be integrated into the system.

For more information please visit

Laptop Stand with External Fan

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

cRadia Minifit XL

cRadia has produced a new laptop stand that not just elevates the computer off of the desk but also allows you to configure the fan placement for optimal cooling. This could come in mighty handy in some of our more hot and dusty AORs.

cRadia Laptop Fan

The USB powered fan can be moved around the base of the stand via a series of pins and holes allowing you to configure your cooling fan under the hottest spot on your laptop. For more information visit cRadia.

Winkler Axes

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Soldier Systems Daily is pleased to be fortunate to present what is the first in a series of articles on the work of legendary knife maker, ABS master smith Daniel Winkler. His work is no stranger to those seeking no nonsense tactical and custom knives. In particular, many are seeking out his family of axes and if you have seen the movie “Last of the Mohicans”, you know of his work. He designed the hawk used by the character Hawkeye. It is our goal to educate a wider audience about his creations and hopefully facilitate some introductions to the right tools for the right users.

Sayoc/Winkler R&D Hawk

The Sayoc/Winkler Hawk is a collaboration between Daniel Winkler and chief Sayoc Tomahawk fighting instructor Rafael Kayanan and the design is heavily influenced by the Filipino Sayoc Kali fighting style. It was designed with edge awareness, economy of motion and mobility in mind. The weight is distributed so that the heaviest area rests at the head, with a full tang and 13″ handle. It is available with a standard head or with front spike and comes with a Maple or Rubber handle. A good background article was printed recently by Blade magazine.

Winkler WWII Combat Axe

The WW II combat axe is available with a Maple or Rubber handle and the sheath features a Tek-lok belt attachment. Discounts are available for military personnel.

The two axes we wrote about today are available as open purchase items. Our next article will discuss are restricted to a select customer base.

Daniel Winkler’s work can be purchased from his website.

Crazy Eric and his 15 lbs Garage Jacket

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Frenchman Eric le Fou or “Crazy Eric” carries over 1300 items on his person and has been called the “Human Pen Knife”. He carries most of his EDC in his coat but also straps “sub-loads” to his shins under his trouser legs.

Eric le Fou's Jacket

Check out his website for details on all of the contents of his 7 kg Schott NYC Jacket. I have been informed by a reader that this jacket may no longer be in production but may be found in a retailer if you are diligent.

TAG Father’s Day Sale

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

TAG is running a unique “two for one sale” from now until June 23rd in honor of Father’s Day. A new spin on the 50% off sale, for each item you purchase, TAG will double the quantity at checkout. The process is automatic so the sizes and colors will remain the same. For example, you can’t order one Mountain Ruck Pack in Coyote and receive a free one in Ranger Green.

Visit to take advantage of this great offer.

Mayflower Adds Armor to Line

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Mayflower Research and Consulting LLC in conjunction with Velocity Systems LLC has just released the first of their new Armor Line. The Low-Vis Assault Armor Carrier comes with Level III-A soft armor and was created by Mayflower to provide the wearer with a high degree of mobility while still providing an acceptable amount of armor coverage. The adjustable cummerbund has integral pockets for 6″ x 6″ hard armor side plates and is held in place in the front by a wide velcro flap that is wider than a hard plate. The flap also features pull tabs at the corners. The hard plates fit into pockets attached to the outside of the soft armor carrier. While the carrier is not a cutaway design, the shoulder flaps facilitate rapid donning and doffing yet remain secure during wear.

Mayflower Assault Armor Front

The Level IIIA Soft Armor panels are manufactured by Velocity Systems LLC and are certified to NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements for Bullet-Resistant Armor. They also meet or exceed the USASOC Fragmentation requirements and meet or exceed the DEA test protocol.

Manufactured from 500D Cordura the Low-Vis Assault Armor Carrier is Berry compliant and available in Coyote Brown, Multicam, and UCP.

The new Low-Vis Assault Armor Carrier is available for order now at