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Sneak Peek – Benchmade Limited Edition Infidel

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

You know the Infidel. Benchmade designers decided to create a limited edition version. They DLC coated the CPM-S30V blade and blacked out the hardware.

This is a limited product run of 3,000 pieces. It will be available through dealers and the Benchmade web store, August 16th for $525.00.

Gerber Quadrant Bamboo

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Featuring a 2.7″ straight edge sheepsfoot blade made from 7Cr17MoV with satin finish, the Quadrant incorporates a frame lock and bamboo handle. Also available with a G10 composite handle.

It relies on a finger flip to open and incorporates a pocket clip for secure carry.

Spartan Blades, LLC Announce the Formation of Pineland Cutlery, Inc with KA-Bar Inc

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Spartan Blades, LLC of Southern Pines, NC and KA-BAR Knives of Olean, NY today announce the formation of Pineland Cutlery, Incorporated. Pineland will offer a wide range of cutlery for retail and distribution. The joint company will be headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

KA-BAR Knives a leader in the cutlery industry for over 120 years is announcing its partnership with Spartan Blades, LLC an award-winning maker of premium cutlery to form Pineland Cutlery, Inc. This partnering will combine the core competencies of both companies to bring a diversity of cutlery offerings to the knife market.

“Spartan Blades brings numerous industry awards, a solid reputation for quality, and close military ties to Pineland, Inc.” Said John Stitt, President of KA-BAR “With this partnership, we will leverage our manufacturing knowhow with an established company known for premium products. It is a great opportunity for both companies to grow and become a better company for both employees and customers.”

“Historically, cost and limited manufacturing capabilities have been a hurdle for Spartan Blades.” Said Curtis V. Iovito, Co-owner of Spartan Blades, LLC. “We are proud to be partnering with one of the largest and most storied companies in the U.S.. By partnering with KA-BAR we are expanding our footprint internationally and will benefit from their manufacturing and distribution expertise.”

“KA-BAR brings long-term distribution relationships, manufacturing expertise, and operational expertise, positioning Pineland Cutlery well in our industry.” Said Mark Carey, Co-owner Spartan Blades

Warrior EAST 19 – Leatherman Raptor Now Available In Multiple Colors

Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Raptor folding stainless steel shears are now available with colored handles. This is always handy, as it’s easier to identify which ones are yours.

01 420HC Stainless Steel Folding Shears
02 Strap Cutter
03 Ring Cutter
04 Ruler (5 cm)
05 Oxygen Tank Wrench
06 Carbide Glass Breaker

Warrior EAST 19 – Benchmade Mini SOCP

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Debuting today is the Mini SOCP. designed by Special Operations Combatives Program founder Greg Thompson and profuced by Benchmade, this is a more compact version of thr popular dagger.

The 440C stainless blade on the Mini is 2.22″ for enhanced concealability.

Greg showed me another grip for using the knife. Despite the shorter blade, it can still be inserted up to 5″ and pulled out via the ring. If you twist while doing this, it opens the wound channel even more.

On the sheath, they’ve modified the clip to lock into PALS webbing, pockets and belts and added a leather sweat pad to combat abrasion caused by the ring. This sweat pad can be retrofitted to existing SOCPs.

Leatherman – FREE T4 Multitool

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Reminiscent of a traditional pocket knife, the T4 is the second model in Leatherman’s FREE line. It incorporates a magnetic locking system and one-handed operation.

– 420HC main blade
– Scissors
– Pry Tool
– Package opener
– Awl
– Bottle opener
– Wood/Metal file
– Phillips screwdriver
– Medium screwdriver
– Small screwdriver
– Extra Small screwdriver
– Tweezers

Viking Tactics Knives

Friday, June 28th, 2019

At Blade Show I got a chance to check out the three different knife models from Viking Tactics‘ Bloodline series.

Manufactured by TOPS Knives, they include the Patriot, Crusader and Norseman.

The Patriot features an overall length of 6.75 and a cutting surface of just over 3 inches.

Drawing from the Bloodlines of VTAC’s first ever knife design, “The Assault”, the Crusader is nearly 9 inches long and has a cutting surface 3 ½ inches in length.

Inspired by a knife made by one of SGM Lamb’s Soldiers who was killed in action in Iraq on 17 June 2005, the Norseman offers an overall length of 11.63” and a cutting surface of 5 ½ inches.

Common features include blades made from 1095 steel and hardened to RC 56-58, they all have a spine tastefully decorated with a Viking Vine, Blood Colored handle liners, and Micarta handles. Each also comes with a Kydex sheath.

Benchmade Edge Maintenance Tool

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The Edge Maintenance Tool is a collaboration between Benchmade and Work Sharp.

The tool incorporates a ceramic rod, which can be rotated 360 deg as it is worn down, as well as a leather strop to finish the edge.

The device incorporates built-in angle guides for a consistent bevel while using the ceramic hone.

It also features a pocket carry clip.