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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 FORLOH.com.

“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 FORLOH.com.

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 FORLOH.com. 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 FORLOH.com. 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.”

Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Find a full list of 5.11 company-owned retail stores at www.511tactical.com/locations.

Terrain 365 Invictus-ATC

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Compact Edition, Rustproof, Non-Magnetic, Edge Holding Folder

Tuesday January 26, 2021 Terrain 365™ releases the Invictus-ATC. A compact version of its big brother featuring their super alloy Terravantium™ in a 3” blade. This technical framelock folder is engineered for use in any environment on land, in and even under water, without ever rusting, pitting or staining. The Invictus-ATC is made with advanced and state of the art materials which are all 100% non-ferrous, non-magnetic, and rustproof. Terrain 365’s “AT” (A.ll T.errain) designated folders are required meet the trifecta of apex folding knife performance criteria; rustproof, non-magnetic and edge holding. The dendritic cobalt composition and annealing process of Terravantium™ achieves all three.

The Invictus-ATC is a collaboration between Terrain 365 and Prometheus Design Werx.

Creative Director and Co-Founder Patrick Ma of Terrain 365 states,

“This is the compact version of our most popular model the Invictus-AT. With a 3” Terravantium™ blade and an OAL of 7” open, this framelock features all the properties and characteristics of its bigger brother, but in a more compact size. Perfect for EDC around town and in the backcountry. As with our other AT designated folder models, this folder is built with 100% non-ferrous materials, non-magnetic, and rust proof. A pivot with ceramic bearings creates a smooth action and the dive watch grade glow-in-the-dark cabochons inlaid in the dual thumbstuds round out the finer details.”

The Invictus-ATC will be available in 3 different handle options all with a titanium frame locking side, on their website at 12:00pm Pacific, January 26th, 2021.

PopGrip Multi-tool from SOG Knives & Tools

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

For PopGrip Multi-tool, we’ve partnered with PopSockets to create a convenient way to carry compact yet useful tools anywhere you take your cell phone. PopSockets make one of the most popular phone accessories out there, with over 100 million sold!

The multi-tool is magnetically latched using SOG’s TwistMag™ design. The compact tool is designed to solve common daily problems, with 5 tools in 1 — with Bottle Opener, Pry bar, Slotted Screwdriver, and 1/4″ and 4 mm hex bit drivers.

• Phone grip and stand
• Multi-tool offers 5 tools in 1
• Swappable top
• Twist off top to charge on wireless charger
• Repositionable and sticks to most devices and cases

PopGrip Multi-tool is offered in Blackout, Civic Cyan, and Moss Green — matching SOG’s other Daily offerings.

$24.95 MSRP

Available April 2021 from sogknives.com.

Magpul Rigger EDC Knife

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

If you missed out on the limited edition versions of the Magpul Rigger knife, they’ve just introduced an EDC version.

Although the overall design remains the same, with its distinctive Modified Wharncliffe blade, they’ve swapped out the blade material from S35VN to CPM 154. CPM 154 aims for a Rockwell C hardness of 58 – 60 and will more readily polish to a mirror finish and is easier to grind than CPM S30V.

It features a double-locking aluminum frame. The Rigger EDC also incorporates Magpul’s Secondary Locking Feature. The pocket clip can also be reversed.


Blade Length: 3.4” (from center of pivot)
Blade Thickness: 11/64”
Open Length: 7.59”
Closed Length: 4.52”
Handle Thickness: 7/16”
Weight: estimated at 3.7oz
Mechanism: Manual Opening w/ Flipper
Flipper Jimping Length: .235”
Blade Spine Jimping Length: .65”
Hardware Material: Stainless Steel
Pocket Clip Position: Reversible Tip-Up
Bearing Type: Caged Ceramic Bearings

The price at $239.95 is a bit more friendly than the limited edition variants as well.


Benchmade Announces 14 New Knives and 2 New Tools for 2021

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Benchmade is kicking off the year by announcing 14 new knife models and two new tools. That’s a lot to chew on so we’ll give you an overview and point out the highlights.


• This year’s Gold Class model is the 211-201 Tengu Flipper, which features white and black marbled carbon fiber, BiFrost pattern Damasteel and a few other unique touches. 

• The 9070SBK Claymore sets a new bar for closed breaking strength, making it the toughest Benchmade folder to date, not to mention being the first Benchmade to use CPM-D2 blade steel. 

• The entire Adamas family is being revised, with the blade steel moving to CPM-CruWear, the super strong tool steel, and the weight being lightened without reducing the strength. 

• Bugout family expands with both a carbon-fiber / CPM-S90V variant as well as a new Mini Bugout incorporating CF Elite, the carbon fiber-reinforced nylon polymer.

• Two new honing tools, for either standard edges or the new SelectEdge styles.





Fixed Adamas

Mini Adamas

Auto Adamas


Mini BugOut


Auto Fact

Auto Presidio II

Tengu Flipper (Gold Class)


Mini Osborne


14 deg Guided Hone Tool

20 deg Guided Hone Tool