Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

Black Triangle x TD DTS Midnight Creeper MK1 Mod2

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Black Triangle has teamed up with Tactical Distributors to release a limited edition Desert Tiger Stripe version of their Midnight Creeper.

The MK1 Mod 2 is the next-generation of Black Triangle’s non-metallic letter opening tools. Crafted form G1o the over all length is 7″.

For carry, it comes with a Kydex sheath in DTS pattern.

New SPD Invictus IL Folder from PDW

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

SPD Edition Invictus-IL

Integral Lock Folding Knife with a Handle Machined from a Solid Block of Titanium

Prometheus Design Werx releases their newest iteration of the Invictus folding knife design featuring a unique handle machined from a solid block of titanium billet. This form of folding knife handle construction required the brand several years and as many machining centers to finally develop, produce, and deliver the highest quality of make in this folding knife. Other high-level details include a Böhler M390 alloy blade, ceramic pivot bearings, signature 5 fullers, lock-bar limiter insert, dive watch grade luminous inlays in the dual thumbstuds, and precision machined, fine details throughout this knife. The Invictus-IL is a purpose driven 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 of the Invictus-IL by Prometheus Design Werx features the Kraken Trident mark representing their Special Projects Division.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“This version of the Invictus design is the original concept we started on 7 years ago. It literally took over 6 years and as many technical manufacturing centers to get our Invictus-IL to place where it was a replicable and producible reality. Ultimately it was a labor of love and really almost an obsession to get to the finish line and bring them to market. It was one of the very first design projects we worked on at PDW. For years, machine shop after machine shop tried, and unfortunately failed. We refused to give up and got on after it, year after year until we finally collated the right manufacturing network with the knowhow and equal perseverance to see this project through with us. At the end of the day, this is an edged tool with a purpose driven design, but also a great exercise and trial in modern folding knife manufacturing. There is nothing ‘fancy’ about this folder, however, there are a great deal of labor intensive industrial refinements found only in the best tools and machines in the world. The Invictus-IL isn’t for everyone, but it is for those who have a highest regard and appreciation for expertly made, detail oriented, functional metal objects and tools.”

The first delivery of the Invictus-IL will be available for $479.00 on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 noon Pacific via their website,

Introducing the Fred Perrin x WNDSN Escape Coin

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

WNDSN Applied Sciences Lab is pleased to announce the release of a collaboration with French knife maker Fred Perrin, an OSS-inspired coin knife based on the heavy metal WNDSN eclipse challenge coin.

The front side of the coin shows the WNDSN metrology motto: “ex mensura, scientia” or “knowledge from measurement” and a graphical representation of a lunar eclipse that utilizes the old alchemical symbol for verdigris and, later, the astronomical symbol for the Earth. On the back side — on top of four graphical quadrants featuring a shadow square, standing for solving problems of space, a set of equal hour lines, standing for determining time, and the sine quadrant as the most elegant of mathematical instruments — Fred installs the blade, perfectly keeping with the lines, and, in its closed state, perfectly flush with the coin surface itself.

The famous Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II. The OSS Research & Development produced its own line of novel spy tools and gadgets, including compasses hidden in uniform buttons, playing cards that concealed maps, a diverse selection of lapel and otherwise concealable knives as well as coins (in the denomination of the respective country of operations) with integrated blades for escape purposes.

Based in the city of tradecraft, and heavily influenced by the atmosphere and climate of the cold war, WNDSN’s roots are inseparably connected to the divided city of Berlin and its flair of competing interests from all over the world.

Enter Fred Perrin, famous French knife maker and covert weapons designer, well known for his legendary LaGriffe (the claw) design, a small, concealable knife with a ring right behind the blade for retention and control. Fred is a former French Army Commando and a world-ranked martial artist.

Fred has a sizeable portfolio of covert tools made in the spirit of the OSS and its siblings in other countries, among which happens to be a version of the (in)famous “escape coin”. Now, many makers are making these coins, but Fred is the only one who’s integrating a thumb stud as his signature take on that by now almost a century old design.

The blade is made from 1095 carbon steel, the coin and hardware, thumb stud, pivot, and stopper pin choice is between raw copper or brass — either of which will patina beautifully.

Available directly from Fred Perrin.

The Billy Waugh Demo Folding Knife: from RYP.Desig

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

RYP (Robert Young Pelton) and William Harsey Jr. have collaborated on a knife — a knife designed as a tribute to the legendary Billy Waugh.

“Why the hell would anyone want my name on their knife?” Waugh asked when they approached him with the idea.

Journalist-Adventurer RYP first met Waugh, a retired Special Forces soldier turned CIA paramilitary, at a Texas Waffle House for an interview. One of the things Pelton, a knife designer, wanted to know was what sort of hardware Billy carried on his missions behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War. Billy remembers his favorite tools being the local (machete-like) parang and the machine-stamped Demo knife issued to soldiers.

RYP offered to design a series of knives that would integrate Waugh’s hard-earned ideas into a reimagining of tactical blades.

That’s when Billy scoffed and gave his reply.

Billy Waugh

Here’s more from the release:

Pelton disobeyed orders and recruited legendary Special Forces knife designer and friend William Harsey Jr to make Billy proud. Together they fine-tuned collaborated on a design only a warrior of Billy Waugh’s level could sign off on.

The design was inspired by the standard issue multi-purpose knife Waugh remembers from his Vietnam days.  The DEMO is not the result of the lowest bidder. The Billy Waugh version is not only a knife fitting of the special operator, but an homage to toughness, and performance under fire.  The DEMO features a balanced three dimensional Titanium alloy body with a retro diamond pattern and vintage finish.  The four inch flat grind M390 blade is on bearings, with flipper, glass breaker screw, and an Awl on bronze washers.  The knife comes with a replacement flat head screw.  The deep pocket combat clip is engraved with Billy Waugh’s signature. The blade is laser engraved with William Harsey’s signature.

Limited quantities of the Billy Waugh edition will be created with the unsigned DEMO version going into production runs later this year.

Billy Waugh


Billy Waugh at age  91 has a military and intelligence career that can only qualify as legendary.  Prevented from enlisting for WW2 because of his age, Billy signed up for the newly created Special Forces – choosing the most dangerous tasks our nation demanded. Billy is the recipient of eight Purple Hearts and has a lifetime of service to America.  Billy Waugh continued his Special Forces career all the way to the opening months of the war in Afghanistan. His 20 years to the CIA post-retirement made Billy officially the oldest serving CIA contractor in history.  Billy’s book “Hunting the Jackal” covers his time tracking Carlos the Jackal and Bin Laden, and “Isaac Camacho An American Hero” is his homage to a fellow Green Beret.

Billy Waugh prepping for a HALO jump in the Republic of Vietnam

Billy Waugh prepping for a HALO jump in the Republic of Vietnam. Waugh was medically retired, went to work for the CIA, and remained in service ever since. He spent his 70th birthday on a mountainside in Afghanistan during the opening days of OEF.


To honor a legend of Billy Waugh’s background, Pelton teamed up with award winning designer William Harsey Jr. Harsey grew up as a logger in the Pacific Northwest but managed to get a degree in fine design. He put his elegant artwork and knowledge of the craft to design knives, and the rest is history. Harsey is the creator of the Applegate Fairbairn Combat Folder and the equally famous “Yarborough” design, which is issued to each Special Forces graduate. Harsey’s designs can be purchased from Gerber, Spartan Blades and Chris Reeves Knives.


Robert Young Pelton is not only an award winning knife designer but best known for his lifetime of documenting war zones on film, and in his books. His time with SF ODA 595 or the “Horse Soldiers” in Afghanistan during the winter of 2001, led to the unit adopting his patch.  Billy Waugh is featured in Licensed to Kill — Hired Guns in the War on Terror  Pelton’s best seller on contractors, paramilitaries and mercenaries.  Waugh and Pelton have shared some of the same wars and hit it off. They have been friends ever since. Billy has been approached numerous times with the idea to make a Billy Waugh specific model.  Billy has graciously refused – until now.

RYP.Design is a new venture in which Pelton will partner with designers and legends to create unique products ranging from books to graphic novels to knives to survival designs.  The initial limited edition DEMO is only offered for sale through two websites: and exclusive RYP Design dealer, Straack –



Weight: 6.80 oz/ 193g

Overall Length: 9.13″/ 232mm

Blade Length: 3.78″/ 96mm

Blade Steel: M390

Rockwell Hardness: 60

Blade Coating: Matte black PVD, then stonewashed

Blade Thickness: .16″/ 4mm

Handle Material: 3D Titanium

Sneak Peek – Yarborough Knife Sheath from Raptor Tactical

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Designed specifically for the Yarborough knife issued to Special Forces Qualification Course graduates, this sheath is 1.5″ x 7.25″ and will fit many other models like the civilian model, the SF Knife.

You’ll get a basic sheath and select the various carry options. basic sheath. Also compatible with Tec-Lok and other attachments.

Lifeline Tactical Rescue Tools – JAWZ Titanium

Friday, February 12th, 2021

The JAWZ Titanium from Lifeline is a maritime tool designed for underwater and surface emergencies. The tool features easy one-handed access for low visibility and restricted movement emergency situations. The device effectively cuts rope, monofilament line, netting, webbing, and other materials encountered underwater. The tool is made from Grade 38 ATI 425 Titanium Alloy with handles and sheath made from the latest in phosphorescent technology to dramatically increase underwater visibility with its glow-in-the-dark properties.

FORLOH & Montana Knife Company Launch Special Edition USA-Made Hunting Knives

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

WHITEFISH, Mont. (Feb. 1, 2021) — FORLOH, the first brand to manufacture high-end technical hunting apparel that is 100 percent made in the USA, has launched a new line of 100 percent USA-made hunting knives. Proudly built in Frenchtown, Montana, by world-renowned master bladesmith Josh Smith of Montana Knife Company, the two new offerings, the Speedgoat and the Blackfoot, are emblazoned with special-edition FORLOH logos and are available now at

“A reliable knife is an essential part of any hunter’s equipment, and we wanted to bring a custom hand-built blade to our customers that uphold our values of 100 percent USA-made and performance in the field,” said FORLOH CEO Andy Techmanski. “We found the perfect collaboration here in Montana with Josh at Montana Knife Company, and are excited to offer two custom FORLOH blades that highlight true American craftsmanship.”

Built in collaboration with the Montana Knife Company, both the Blackfoot and Speedgoat hunting blades are 100 percent USA-made with 52100 high carbon blade steel. Full-tang construction and premium steel selection steel offer robust reliability and an ideal blend of toughness and edge retention allowing for in-field maintenance and sharpening. Both blades are Parkerized with a black finish to prevent corrosion and eliminate glare; then laser etched with FORLOH and MKC logos. Each Blackfoot and Speedgoat comes with a 100 percent USA-made Kydex sheath that is versatile, modular, customizable, and built for external vertical or horizontal carry and quick access. Both the Blackfoot and Speedgoat are available now at

The Blackfoot

The Blackfoot is named after the Blackfoot River valley in Lincoln, Montana, on the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wilderness edge. This do-it-all hunting blade is a versatile and robust straight-point style fixed-blade with a full flat-ground blade and full-tang construction ready to tackle any task in the field. Equipped G10 scales offer superior purchase in wet conditions and will not retain water or blood. The Blackfoot is available in two colors, light green and black-green, at MSRP $300

FORLOH x MKC Blackfoot Hunting Knife with Kydex Sheath

Blackfoot Specs:
• Blade Steel: USA-made 52100 high-carbon
• Scales Material: G10
• Finish: Black Parkerization
• Blade Length: 3.5 in
• Total Length: 7.75 in
• Knife Weight: 2.9 oz

The Speedgoat

The Speedgoat is named after the light and fast antelope native to Montana. The slim, lightweight knife is light enough to pack on an alpine goat hunt but durable and large enough to completely field-dress an elk. This full-tang, full flat ground straight-point blade offers precision control and easy sharpening in a slim, ultralight package. The handle is wrapped in a USA-made 550 paracord that reduces the hand fatigue found in similar ultralight blades and serves as useful cordage in an emergency. The Speedgoat is available now in three colors, blaze orange, coyote tan, and black at MSRP $225

FORLOH x MKC Speedgoat Hunting Knife with Kydex Sheath

Speedgoat Specs:

• Blade Steel: USA-made 52100 high-carbon
• Finish: Black Parkerization
• Blade Length: 3.75 in
• Total Length: 7.75 in
• Knife Weight: 1.9 oz

5.11 Announces New Products for 2021

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Irvine, Calif. (February 1, 2021) – 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built gear, has revealed new packs, apparel, footwear and accessories to be launched in Spring and Fall 2021. The 2021 product line includes all-new items along with updates to previous product offerings for outdoor adventurers and tactical enthusiasts alike.

5.11’s brand mantra, Always Be Ready, has never been more relevant than it is today. In 2021, 5.11 supports this core message with products that enhance customers’ ability to stay healthy, prepared and self-reliant. 5.11’s most robust product offering across categories in years, the RUSH 2.0 collection provides users with versatility and functionality on the go, the A/T Series offers professionals a durable and highly technical support for all day performance and comfort, the PT-R series gives end users an opportunity to stay physically fit in any environment, and the covert Norris Low-Top Sneakers gives daily wearers the protection of a combat boot in a street shoe. Preparedness is the first priority, and 5.11’s new products for 2021 were engineered to get customers there.

“Our end-users depend on 5.11 products and gear to ensure they can live the mantra of Always Be Ready,” said 5.11’s CEO, Francisco Morales. “That fact is a guiding principle as we work to design, develop and introduce new items into our offering. From public safety professionals, operators, and outdoor enthusiasts, we spend years fine-tuning products to meet their needs. We couldn’t be more excited for the new gear we are bringing to market in 2021.”

“This year we are expanding the 5.11 product range to offer something for multiple aspects of life,” added Matt Page, Vice President, Global Product for 5.11. “We want to ensure our customers have 5.11 products to help them feel prepared and to perform their best, whether they’re on duty, at work, training or active in the outdoors. In order to meet that goal, we’ve extended or updated many existing product lines with some exciting new products and categories.”

After years of in-field testing and end-user feedback, the iconic 5.11 RUSH Series Backpacks, featuring 5.11’s signature Center Line™ design – originally launched in 2007 with over 1 million sales since that time – is being reintroduced this Spring with the RUSH 2.0 Series. The new RUSH 2.0 Series is continuing to offer customer-favorite features such as durable 1050D-nylon construction, MOLLE platforms and multiple gear loops for ultimate customization, while introducing all-new aspects including a padded laptop compartment and a hidden concealed-carry compartment. Further updates include revised interior organization; a relocated hydration port; a larger fleece-lined eyewear and media pocket, and new color options. Capacities: RUSH12™ 2.0 (24 liters) (MSRP $109.99), RUSH24™ 2.0 (37 liters) (MSRP $139.99) and RUSH72™ 2.0 (55 liters) (MSRP $189.99). Also available in Multicam®.

5.11 RUSH 2.0 Backpacks
Designed utilizing four guiding pillars of durability, accessibility, functionality and versatility, the new Daily Deploy 48 Pack is a versatile pack offering 39-liter capacity and design features appealing for an application from every-day civilian use to professionals requiring their essential gear organized and accessible. A side brief opening offers full access to a loop lined main compartment and secondary compartment, while a dedicated rear compartment perfectly houses a laptop or hydration system. RUSH Tier compatible with front and side MOLLE webbing, this pack is as versatile as they come and will be available come Spring (MSRP: $159.99). For those that need the versatility of a tactical pack but in a discrete look, the new 32-liter COVRT18 2.0 provides everything from concealed-carry and flex cuff storage to a TSA checkpoint friendly laptop compartment and tuckable logos for the ultimate covert solution. (MSRP: $139.99)

To complement its enhanced line of packs, 5.11 has partnered with Hydrapak® to produce an ultra-durable, 3-liter hydration system with a fixed center baffle for a slim profile. The new WTS and WTS Wide 3L Hydration Systems (MSRP: $44.99) work in conjunction with 5.11’s convertible hydration carriers. The Convertible Hydration Carrier (MSRP $54.99) converts from a backpack to a MOLLE pouch and attaches to a plate carrier/vest via the PC Convertible Hydration Carrier (MSRP: $59.99).

5.11 Hydration System
A whole new category of innovative training gear will be introduced from 5.11 this summer with the Physical Training-Ready (PT-R) Line. The PT-R Weight Kit 50 and PT-R Weight Kit 100 provide the customer a creative and portable solution to training when weights or other gym equipment is not available. The kits include two heavy-duty liner bags that can be filled with sand or other weighted material. The liners can be used as stand-alone weight bags or placed in the larger weight bag for weighted bag training. The liner bags and weight bags feature reinforced, non-slip grip handles to ensure durability and continued use. The PT-R Weight 50 Kit (MSRP: $149.99) holds approximately 25lbs of sand in each liner bag (50lbstotal) and the PT-R Weight 100 Kit (MSRP: $169.99) holds 50lbs of sand in each liner bag (100lbs total). When not filled with sand the bags can be packed into luggage and brought to any destination.

5.11 PT-R Collection
Further additions to 5.11’s training gear include the TacTec® Trainer Weight Vest (MSRP: $139.99) and the TacTec® Weight Plate Sandbag (MSRP: $54.99) Inspired by the Tactec® Plate Carrier, the Tactec® Trainer Weight Vest is a low profile, lightweight and comfortable vest with adjustable stretch cummerbunds, front/ rear MOLLE and is compatible with Rogue® weight plates and the TacTec® Weight Plate Sandbag – a heavy-duty and adjustable bag that can be filled with sand or other weighted materials and secured in the vest allowing the customer to train anywhere.

The new inner/outer 1.75” Maverick Battle Belt features an ergonomic curve for maximum comfort and 5.11’s proprietary TAC-LAM® high strength laminate on top of a dual nylon webbing. 1” and ½” laser-cut weaving opportunities ensure effortless arrangement of your duty and training gear complete with a COBRA® buckle. Available in the fall. (MSRP $149.99)

Another product implanting a unique, innovative and convertible theme is the ABR Plate Carrier (MSRP: $159.99). Covertly stored in a briefcase when not in use, the convertible plate carrier features laser-cut and web MOLLE, an admin pocket, adjustable shoulder straps and quick release waist straps.

5.11 A/T 8 HD
The All Terrain Load Assistance System (A.T.L.A.S.) Footwear collection that was launched in 2020 – and that quickly became a customer favorite – is being enhanced and expanded in 2021 as the A/T Series Featuring 5.11’s A.T.L.A.S. Technology. The A/T 6 Non-Zip Boot (MSRP: $154.99) and A/T 6 Side Zip Boot (MSRP: $154.99) feature 5.11’s Echo (high rebound) and Force (high impact) foam midsole with the A.T.L.A.S. plate for turning and stability control while carrying additional weight, the A/T 8 HD (MSRP: $179.99) offers the full benefits of A.T.L.A.S. technology along with a new heat deflecting leather and internal reflective strobel sock to reduce heat from the ground. The result is a boot that can provide comfort and stability for all-day duty.

The stylish, do-it-all line of Norris Sneakers is also expanding in 2021 with a Low-Top Norris Sneaker (MSRP: $94.99) this Fall. The same functionality and durability of the original High-Top Norris Sneaker will be available in 2 new colors including black/gum and dark coyote. The High-Top Norris is also getting an update this year with new colorways –coyote, storm, multicam, dark navy, black/woodlands camo, and black/white (MSRP: $99.99).

5.11 Low-Top Norris Sneaker

Durable and functional apparel has been a staple of 5.11 since day one. 2021 will see new additions in all apparel categories for both men and women. The new men’s Ridge Pant is constructed with a Flex-Tac polyester/cotton canvas and DWR treated for ultimate durability. Hidden pockets, low-profile cargo pockets, articulated knees and an updated fit add functionality to this stylish and durable pant. It doesn’t get much more versatile than the men’s Decoy Pant and its ability to easily be converted from pants to shorts and back. Add in eight pockets, including concealed cargo pockets, yoke utility pockets and more, along with 50+ UPF protection and a DWR finish, this is one piece of clothing that can do it all. For the bolder men of the world, the ultra-durable Commando Kilt featuring a DWR treated polyester/cotton ripstop fabric will be offered in Multicam this Spring. (MSRP: Ridge Pant $84.99, Decoy Pant $84.99, Commando Kilt in Multicam $94.99).

5.11 Men’s Ridge Pant
The Shella Pant is a new offering in the women’s pant line. It features a straight fit and clean look while offering functionality for in-field and recreational use with low profile pockets, a DWR finish, and a polyester/elastane, 4-way stretch Enduro-Flex™ fabric. Women looking for a comfortable pant that can withstand the rigors of a hard workout will enjoy the Kaia Tight. It offers 5.11’s reflective heat transfer, moisture wicking, anti-odor technology, and flat-locked seams for added comfort. Dual side pockets and a hidden interior waistband pocket allows wearers to comfortably carry valuables. (MSRP: Shella Pant: $74.99, Kaia Tight $64.99).

5.11 Women’s Shella Pant
The men’s apparel line also added shorts for the Spring with the Defender Flex Range Short (MSRP: $64.99), the Trail Short (MSRP: $74.99) and the Icon Short (MSRP: $74.99). The Defender Flex is designed to hold up to consistent wear, tear and humidity with strategically placed reinforcements in high-stress areas and stretch fabrics. Meanwhile the Trail Short is finished with a quick-dry, DWR finish that makes them an amphibian type short great for both on the land and in the water. The tough and popular Icon line is expanding to offer an Icon Short built to withstand long durations of outdoor use and abuse. It features a durable Teflon finish on a stretch fabric and enough pockets to haul gear for any mission or adventure.

5.11 Men’s Wanderer Shirt
For tops, 5.11 listened to customer’s request to offer Marksman Short Sleeve – after the long sleeve iteration became a favorite. The Marksman Short Sleeve offers 50+ UPF protection, a stylish button-up look, moisture wicking properties, underarm mesh gussets and two chest pockets to create a clean and comfortable shirt for any occasion. (MSRP: $54.99) 5.11 is excited to expand their Vent-Tac™ technology offering with two new novelty prints in the 99 Cans of Beer Short Sleeve Shirt and the Wanderer Short Sleeve Shirt (MSRP: $64.99, $64.99)

Functionality, comfort and style are key elements for the new women’s tops of 2021. The Tessa Full Zip (MSRP: $ 74.99) and Tessa 1/4 Zip (MSRP: $74.99) utilize a fitted cut and strong styling accents with a polyester/elastane jersey fabric that wicks moisture and prevents odors. The women’s Nora Short follows suit with a comfortable and durable 98% cotton, 2% elastane stretch twill blend. Additional features of the Nora Short include dual back utility pockets with endure-flex pocketing and a comfort stretch waistband (MSRP $54.99).

5.11 Women’s Tessa ¼ Zip
For customers who desire to Always Be Ready in any and all conditions, 5.11 is introducing the Atmosphere Regulator System, a full, multi-layer clothing system designed for anything nature dishes out. The system starts with the Tropos Base Layer Tight (MSRP: $47.99) and Tropos Base Layer Top (MSRP: $47.99) that feature graphene yarn and flatlock seams for moisture wicking performance and comfort. Next the Stratos 1/4 Zip (MSRP: $69.99) is an all-season pullover with moisture-wicking and anti-odor capabilities, brushed tricot-lined inner collar and raglan sleeves for a versatile layer that provides a full range of motion. The Mesos Tech Fleece (MSRP: $94.99) full-zip jacket is made with anti-piling microfleece and strategically place N6-nylon overlays for extra durability. The Exos Rainshell (MSRP: $129.99) offers 20k-waterproof and 10k-breathable protection and comfort that is fully seamed-sealed to withstand any storm. Finally, the Atmos Warming Jacket (MSRP: $179.99) is parka designed to provide ultimate warmth is extremely low temperatures with polyester PrimaLoft insulation, a slotted button-front placket with webbing attachment, internal sleeve gaiters and under-arm zippers for venting when it’s doing its job too well.

Customers looking for everyday carry tools will be happy to see new many new items from 5.11 that are keychain or micro hardpoint carabiner compatible. The EDT Hex comes with four tip fastening options including a Phillips and slotted screwdriver tips for everyday tasks and T6 and T8 Torx heads, ideal for knife tune ups, optics, and electronic devices (MSRP: $16.99). The EDT Pry features a pry tip that doubles as a flat-head screwdriver, a ¼-inch driver that works with standard hex bits, as well as a bottle opener (MSRP: $14.99). The EDT Rescue includes a carbide tip that can shatter tempered automotive glass, a web cutter that makes quick work of a stuck seat belt, and an oxygen key should you need it (MSRP: $14.99).

5.11 EDC K-USB Flashlight and EDT Pry
When it comes to EDC, knives embody “everyday” more than any other tool. The minimalist Base 1SF knife is a quick-access keychain edged tool. It features a 1.5-inch sheepsfoot blade constructed from 8CR13MOV stainless steel. With a one-handed thumb stud opening and frame lock, this tool can handle everyday tasks directly from your pocket. Measuring less than 4 inches when opened, it folds down to an easily carried 2.365 inches. Practicality simplified for on-the-go. Includes a split ring and micro Hardpoint carabiner for multiple connection options. (MSRP: $16.99)

The EDC K-USB Flashlight keeps 150 lumens at the ready with its keychain-carry design. With a body constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum and IP54 dust and water-resistant rating, it will withstand the daily beating of keychain carry. A battery status LED in the switch reminds users when actively recharging and fully charged. (MSRP: $32.99)

5.11 GTI Capsule
5.11 is thrilled to announce new products in collaboration with special forces veteran and leader in the tactical cutlery industry, Justin Gingrich, who pioneered the modern tactical tomahawk and has developed some of the most sought-after tactical knife and tomahawk designs. Gingrich teamed with 5.11 to design the Peacemaker CFA with a heat-treated steel blade and pick head with full-tang steel construction that’s perfect for heavy field use. Best of all, the Peacemaker CFA swings with the accuracy and feel of a hammer. Its skeletonized frame reduces the weight (1 lb., 12.2 oz), which helps make short work bigger tasks. A textured handle, finished with a tactical pummel tip, provides a sure grip in wet and freezing conditions. It includes a protective sheath and four position belt/MOLLE clip with a 3” capacity. (MSRP: $149.99)

Gingrich also led the design of the CFK 7 Peacemaker (MSRP: $129.99). Thanks to the heat-treated steel blade and full-tang steel construction, the CFK 7 Peacemaker can handle tough jobs that lesser knives can’t touch. Blade perforations reduce weight to help make short work of cutting, batoning, and carving. The textured handle, finished with a tactical pummel tip, provides a sure grip in wet and freezing conditions. It also includes a protective sheath with updated two position 3-inch belt/MOLLE clips.

3M Carbon Black Embellishment for 5.11
5.11 is excited to announce the option for 3M™ Carbon Black embellishment now available through the 5.11 Custom Shop in Manteca, CA. This patented reflective film has a high level of durability while still maintaining flexibility which makes this glass bead technology a perfect candidate for application to uniform and outerwear alike. Officer Safety is the primary intent of this product giving off-angle brightness in low-light situations, however, remaining a muted appearance during daylight conditions. Unlike other treatments, 3M™ Carbon Black will not lose the dark coloration or reflective properties while still maintaining a peak performance for the life of the product. Capability for embellishment is near limitless from custom agency or standardized law enforcement callout. Additional recommendations are to include piping around sleeves and stripes down pant and pocket to allow more points of viability.

“Every new product from 5.11 is designed with a purpose and introduced to meet the needs of our end-users,” said 5.11 Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “At 5.11, we work closely with leading experts, professionals, and enthusiasts to offer gear capable of meeting or exceeding the high standards of our customers. Many of these new items are several years in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited to add them to our assortment.”

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