Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

Leatherman x Tonquin Trading Emergency Kits

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Leatherman Tools has partnered with Tonquin Trading to introduce three distinct emergency kits. The core of each of these kits is a Leatherman tool with select contents packed in a color-coded, zippered nylon bag, with room for a little more to customize your kit.

Raptor Trauma Kit

In addition to the Leatherman Raptor folding scissors, there’s a SAM XT Tourniquet, nitrile gloves, chest seal, 6” gauze roll, Chitosam 3” x 4’, marker, and cloth tape.

Signal Survival Kit

The survival kit is built around Leatherman’s flagship model, the Signal which is packed with 19 tools. The help keep you alive, there’s also a survival blanket, hand warmer, poncho, pull fire, face mask, toiletries (pocket tissue), light stick, signal mirror, matches, Paracord 50′, and Sawyer Mini water filter.

Wave Plus Repair Kit

In addition to the 18 tool Wave Plus, the kit includes: Duct Tape (2 in x 10 yd), waterproof matches, electrical tape, safety pins (1 3/4″), zip ties 24″ (x2), shop rag, Paracord 50′, thermoplastic repair tape, gear patches, superglue, nylon repair thread and needle set, and 19 gauge wire.

Here, Tonquin Trading founder Jason Johnson, gives you an overview.

Limited Edition Leatherman Raptors

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

The Limited Edition Raptor combines purple or gold PVD coatings and glow-in-the-dark handles. The sheath glows too. Each model is serialized, with only 500 of each color made in this series.

These folding shears incorporate a strap cutter, a ring cutter, a ruler, an oxygen tank wrench and carbide glass breaker.

Kydex EMT Shear Sheaths

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

ER Life Apparel makes some pretty cool Kydex sheaths off EMT Shears. Their ER Life One shears aren’t bad looking either.

Pretty straight forward, you can get both shears and sheath in a variety of colors. Available with 1.5″ belt clip or PALS compatible adapter.

Buck Knives Announces Appointments for Marketing and Business Development Leadership

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, August 12, 2020–Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is pleased to announce key organizational appointments that reinforce and position the company for a dynamic approach to marketing, product development and business development in the modern arena.

Chris Bourassa will assume the role of Director of Marketing and New Product Development, where he will be responsible for delivering Buck Knives’ voice, vision, and product range into the market.

“Buck Knives has a story to tell. Over a century’s worth of legacy, innovation, craftsmanship, and trusted reliability define who we are. I couldn’t me more pleased to help tell that story and contribute to the product line that will further build on everything Buck Knives exemplifies,” said Bourassa.

Having spent the past eight years with Buck Knives as National Sales Manager, and most recently Director of North American Sales, Bourassa is innately suited for this role and prepared to implement this new phase of growth and excitement in Buck Knives.

“Chris is a consummate strategist with a passion for planning and execution,” said Joe Piedmont, COO of Buck Knives. “This move is very fitting for him, as he is a great driving force for our organization.”

Furthermore, Chris Brooks will assume the role of Director of Business Development in an effort to more fully realize Buck’s position in ancillary markets. Brooks will be focusing efforts in the tactical, military, and government sectors, as well as furthering commitment to the culinary side of the product range.

“Having been in this industry for a while, I’ve met a lot of great folks and brought them alongside us to create some amazing products.  It’s an honor to work here at Buck, one of the world’s most reputable knife companies.  I look forward to securing and growing these sectors outside of our normal day-to-day business,” said Brooks.

Brooks has spent the past two decades in the cutlery industry logging time with Kershaw Knives, Southern Grind, and nearly three years with Buck Knives.

“Since joining us at Buck Knives, Brooks has played a key role in developing products and relationships that solidify our position in the tactical and culinary markets.  His vision behind the launch of the Ground Combat knives revitalized our reputation for developing military grade products.  I look forward to seeing the expansion of our non-traditional product lines and market growth through Brooks’ new role,” said CJ Buck, CEO and Chairman of Buck Knives.

Combined, these roles allow Buck Knives to proactively deliver superior service and products to all segments of the market, and will enhance their commitment to building the most trusted knives and tools in the industry.

Gerber TRUSS

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The new Gerber Truss is an all-inclusive multi-tool, with 17 tools built to the exacting needs of the professional user in a size-conscious design.

Needlenose pliers
Regular pliers
Wire cutter
2.25″ plain edge blade
2.25″ serrated edge blade
Real cross driver
Small, medium, and large flathead drivers
Can opener
Bottle opener
Wire stripper

Silent Warrior Foundation Charity Auction Featuring Rare Half Face Blades

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Damascus Push Dagger, a rare, limited-run specialty knife, helmed by Andrew Arrabito, Navy SEAL (ret.) and founder of Half Face Blades, is up for auction benefiting the Silent Warrior Foundation. The auction runs until Aug. 14, 2020.

The Silent Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charity serving our military members and their children since 2010. 

Half Face Blades knives are designed with the distinction and ruggedness required for the work they are intended to do. Each knife is calculated to meet requirements gained by experience, by testing knives and axes, by using them over time at sea and in remote wildernesses.

To bid for this item and to view other products listed for the auction, please head to Whiskey and War Stories 2020 Auction page

Introducing the Terrain 365 STS-AT Framelock Folder

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Rustproof, Versatile, Backcountry-Utility, Framelock Folder


On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 Terrain 365™ launches their STS-AT framelock folder. A modern, technical, framelock folder featuring a distinct clip point blade inspired by the classic Loveless chute knife. Featuring their rustproof and edge-holding Terravantium™ blade, this folder is a cutting tool capable from S.ea T.o S.ummit and anything in between. The “AT” designation for Terrain 365’s folders indicates a build that uses 100% non-ferrous alloys, are non-magnetic and rustproof. Like the core philosophy behind the classic chute knife, the STS-AT is designed to be a highly capable and versatile folder for use in the wilderness, and for EDC.

The rustproof STS-AT will be available in several handle material variants from Terrain 365.

The team at Terrain 365 states,

“The STS-AT not only draws its blade shape inspiration from the Loveless chute, but also its intent. An edged tool that is highly versatile and capable in a wide range of environments and conditions as required by Harry Archer, another legendary figure and the man who initially commissioned the chute knife idea to Loveless. Archer required a knife that could be used for cutting parachute lines, wilderness survival, personal safety, and more; and also do so in demanding, rough environments. With a rustproof Terravantium™ blade, all non-ferrous and non-magnetic components down to the custom turned titanium machined screws and ceramic bearings, the STS-AT is a folding knife that is impervious to rust in any wilderness conditions on land or in water. A highly reliable and capable tool for your next adventure be it at the top of your favorite local peak, fishing spot or even remote, unknown, far away and dangerous places.”

The Terrain 365™ STS-AT will be available for $395.00 for the all titanium handle, $379.00 for the Black G10 variant and an OD Green G10 variant (an exclsuive edition for Prometheus Design Werx), at noon Pacific on their website Tuesday, August 4th, 2020.

Benchmade’s 3300BK Infidel Gets the ‘Unlimited Limited’ Treatment

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Occasionally, Benchmade will roll out an in-line product as an ‘Unlimited Limited’ edition. This simply means they will build and sell this updated, refreshed model for one year only, without a cap on the number for that year. This time, it’s the ever-popular 3300BK Infidel, their out the front automatic opener.

This special edition features a sharp blue anodization to the titanium handle and premium Black DLC coated CPM-S30V blade steel (upgraded from D2). The dynamics of the proven 3300BK are all retained in this model; carrying through the double action side fire release and aggressive scalloping in the handle.

Blade Steel – CPM-S30V
Blade Finish – Diamond-Like Carbon Coated (DLC)
Blade Length – 3.91” [9.93cm]
Blade Thickness – 0.118” [2.997mm]
Open – 8.91” [22.63cm]
Closed – 05.00” [12.70cm]
Handle Material – 6061-T6 Aluminum
Weight – 4.90oz [138.91g]
Handle Thickness – 0.59” [14.99mm]

Available 8/20/20, the 3300BK-2001 is an Unlimited Limited product, that will only be available for 1 year.