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Archive for May, 2013

Blade Show – Spartan Blades

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Developed for an element of the Canadian Special Operations Community, the Difensa is a Bill Harsey design.


The name comes from the Battle of Mount La Difensa in Italy during WW II where members of the combined US-Canadian First Special Service Force fought the Germans. This blade is steeped in SOF history, the commercial model available to you has all of the features of the issue knife.

The handles are available in green or black canvas micarta, there is a forward choil allow you to choke up on the blade and the tip thickness on the spearpoint blade is meant to withstand prying. Available in flat black or flat dark earth finishes.

Blade Show – VZ Grips

Friday, May 31st, 2013

VZ Grips has introduced a family of custom grips for the S&W N Frame revolver with round and square butt variants with finger grooves. They are working with Clint Smith and Jason Burton to introduce smooth models without the grooves.


They’ve already produced models for the J Frame but look for the K and L frames next. Then, once they are complete, the Ruger lineup is next.


Blade Show – Steel Flame

Friday, May 31st, 2013


Steel Flame has introduced these new MOLLE Bands. Made from copper, they take on a great patina and Derrick stamps various symbols into the MOLLE Band which fits a standard PALS bar. They are a little bit of a bear to get in place but once they’re there, they aren’t going anywhere.


In addition to what you see, Derrick shared that he plans to introduce Christian Crosses, Jewish Stars of David and Buddhist Wheels so that wearers can display their religious beliefs. He also mentioned working toward offering unit symbols as well. These are a great morale item whether military, LE or civilian.


Blade Show – Strider Knives Announces Adoption of Bawidamann PUP

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Strider Knives has just announced that they are adopting the Bawidamann PALS Universal Platform as a mounting option for their sheath knives.


Bawidamann recently introduced a new injection molded version of the PUP that is no longer riveted but rather allows the user more flexibility in configuring their equipment including MOLLE and belt mounts.

According to Strider’s Josh Lee, while it will still be offered as an option, they are transitioning from the Blade-tech Tech-lok to the PUP for two reasons. First, versatility. The PUP offers a lot of options. Second, Made in USA! America, Fuck Yeah! Nuff Said.

Blade Show – CRKT

Friday, May 31st, 2013

CRKT introduced four new model for Blade Show 2013. Three are from Brian Tighe and the fourth is the creation of Matthew Lerch.


From top to bottom we have the Tighe Coon, Tighe Dye and Tighe Rod. Below is Matthew Lerch’s Moxie. Matthew’s Endorser was released at SHOT Show is under consideration for the best value at this year’s Blade Show.

Look for all of these new models to be available in 6-8 weeks.


2014 Hot Shots Model Countdown – Rhian Sugden

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Today, we are pleased to announce that model Rhian Sugden will be featured on the 2014 Hot Shots Calendar. 50% of proceeds from the sales of these calendars support various UK and US military charities including Help for Heroes and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. In addition, Hot Shots offers other morale items like T-shirts, playing cards, and badges. The models also donate their time by regularly visiting the troops. It’s a great cause and worthy of your support.

Hit the jump to see a photo of Ms Sugden.


Blade Show – Winkler Knives II

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Winkler Knives has introduced the SAR knife, the only stainless knife they produce. Developed in conjunction with the members of Santa Barbara Search and Rescue. It’s an adaptation of the Utility Knife, it incorporates a spike to help gain access to vehicles and features a slightly modified serration for cordage.


The SAR Knife shares the same blade length with the Utility Knife.



Live From The Blade Show 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013