Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

Sneak Peek – Pohl Force Prepper S.E.R.E.

Friday, December 1st, 2023

With the Prepper One series, Pohl Force introduced a completely new knife concept for bushcrafters and outdoor enthusiasts in 2016: Compact in overall size, a blade length that complies with German weapons regulations (below 12 cm) and a hollow handle for storing survival utensils. After just a short time, Dietmar Pohl’s design became a real classic among outdoor fans.

In 2023, the Prepper One formed the basis for the further development of a completely new generation, which now focuses on the needs of crew members of civilian and, in particular, military aircraft. The term S.E.R.E. refers to the ability to survive, evade, resist and escape. The Prepper S.E.R.E. was developed with this application profile in mind.

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Tekto – A5 SPRY Tanto OTF Knife

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

One of Tekto’s OTF knives, the A5 SPRY, showed up at SSD headquarters. Having an appreciation for a good knife we gladly gave it a once-over.

The A5 SPRY features a 6061-T6 aluminum housing/handle (available in either black or od green), and a 3.5” S35VN steel blade, which was a tanto-style on the model we had on-hand. In addition to the tanto-style blade, the A5 SPRY can also be had with a dagger or drop point blade.

The A5 SPRY’s push-button action smoothly extracts and retracts the blade from the housing, with a positive tactile feel upon activation. The button features a contoured and textured surface; it takes a fair amount of force to push, so accidental activations are unlikely. Add in its 3.5 oz weight, closed length of 5”, and ambi pocket clip, and the A5 is a great edition to one’s EDC.

Rapid-ResQ Quick Release Hook (Rev 2) from County Comm

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

County Comm is offering the Rapid-ResQ Quick Release Hook (Rev 2), a spring-loaded rescue hook.

It features a Black Oxide Coated Frame with gate clip-style back end to keep it handy and a 440C High Carbon Steel Blade with integrated hook cutter and serrations.

SOG Knives – BAR15T Tanto Bayonet

Friday, October 6th, 2023

There just aren’t a lot of bayonets on the market so when a new one pops up, I’ve got to mention it. Meet the BAR15T Tanto Bayonet from SOG Knives.

It features a 7-inch Tanto-shaped blade made from AUS-8 steel and G10 grip. It weighs 19.2 ounces and has an overall length of 12.2 inches. Fitted with an AR-compatible barrel ring it should fit rifles with Mil-Spec muzzle devices.

However, your rifle will also need a bayonet lug which is integral to the base of a Mil-Spec rifle’s Front Sight Post but isn’t generally found on those without the sight triangle. Your rifle will also require sufficient barrel space to accommodate the length of the bayonet handle, between the ring and attachment.

If you find yourself in this situation but just have to have that bayonet, you might check out the bayonet lug from Cogburn Arsenal. I’m sure there are a few other options out there as well.

Finally, it naturally comes with a sheath.

SPD Invictus-SP

Friday, September 29th, 2023

New Variation of the Invictus Framelock Featuring MagnaCut Blade Alloy

Prometheus Design Werx releases their newest iteration of the Invictus folding knife design under the Special Projects Division sublabel, featuring a MagnaCut blade. This variant also features a chamfered flat handle configuration to reduce the overall thickness for a slimmer profile. Other high-level details include ceramic pivot bearings, a selection of presentation side scale options such as G10, micarta and carbon fiber, a LBS insert, dive watch grade luminous inlays in the dual thumbstuds, signature fullers, and precision machined details throughout this knife. The Invictus-SP is a purpose driven design and edged tool painstakingly made with state-of-the-art multi-axis CNC machines and the highest level of precision refinements found only in the best production tools.

The SPD Edition Invictus-SP by Prometheus Design Werx will be available with OD Green G10, carbon fiber, micarta scales or full titanium handles as pictured.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We created this version of the Invictus to be a slimmer profile when in the pocket. Originally designed to address IWB carry with board shorts, these are well suited for anyone who is looking for a full-sized, technical folder in a slimmer profile. And of course, we’re stoked about our first knife offering in the CPM MagnaCut alloy.”

The SPD Invictus-SP will be available on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 at 12:00pm Pacific via their website,

Pohl Force Knives – MK-9 LEGACY

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

The MK-9 LEGACY from Pohl Force Knives will be available for order on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2023, 5 p.m. German local time (CEST, UTC +2 – Los Angeles 8 a.m., New York 11 a.m.)

The MK-9 LEGACY was designed by Dietmar Pohl to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film First Blood. The world premiere of the knife took place during the celebrations in Hope B.C., the place where it all began about forty years ago.

The knives can only be ordered via email via the website at the launch date. PLEASE NOTE the ordering information on the subpage “MK-9 LEGACY Order Information“.

Black Triangle 2024

Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Blue Ridge Knives to Purchase Ontario Knife Which Will Cease New York Operations

Monday, July 31st, 2023

In a deal expected to close this week, New York-based Servotronics is selling Ontario Knife for $2.1 million to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Knives. Along with this sale, the knife manufacturer will cease operations in Upstate New York, where it has manufactured since 1889.

Parent company Servotronics has owned Ontario Knife since 1967, but makes the majority of its income from motion control equipment.

The company is well known for its government contract knives like the M9 bayonet. A visit to the Ontario Knife Company website informs the reader:

Thank you for visiting our website. We are currently in a transition and not accepting orders.

The factory in Elma, New York may remain open as Servotronics works to keep the 36 employees and determine what they can use the factory for.

No word yet on what plans the new owners have for the future of Ontario Knife.