TYR Tactical

Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

Benchmade Knife Company Levels Up Its Senior Leadership Team

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Brand Adds VP of Marketing and Elevates Long-time Employees into Executive Vice President and Senior Sales Director Roles

(Oregon City, OR) June 22, 2020 – Benchmade Knife Company, the leading producer of American made knives has solidified a new leadership team as it looks to the future for even greater growth.

“This is the perfect moment for Benchmade to prioritize our team and culture” said Jon deAsis, President. “Our commitment to culture and performance drove me to seek out the right people to help support the incredible growth we have been experiencing. Evolving our structure with key talent and vision will energize our brand and improve our ability to satisfy customers worldwide.”

Recently filling the key role of Vice President of Marketing, Joe Prebich joins the team with a long history of defining and developing strong brand relationships to the consumer. Prebich’s previous experience with leading brands like Fjallraven, Oakley and Red Bull, bring a level of consumer expertise that is a key element of Benchmade’s commitment to best-in-class customer experiences.

“I am so proud to be joining the Benchmade family,” said Prebich. “The reputation and dedication to quality is what drew me to the brand, but it is the people that I met along the way that proved Benchmade is truly committed. I look forward to working with the entire organization and to share this incredible story with customers across the world.

Bringing greater depth and sales leadership to the executive team, Charles Darby has been promoted to Sr. Director of Sales and will elevate new responsibilities for Benchmade’s global sales and retail affairs. Darby has made a career at Benchmade and now ascends into the position with a continued commitment to the brand’s long-time relationships across multiple channels of sales.

“Benchmade has given me the chance over the past 15 years to grow as a person and professional,” said Darby. “Now, as I take the reins with my incredible sales team, I am excited to put my perspective on the future and to partner with the group to translate our story to every one of our retail relationships.

Additionally, to emphasize continuity planning, culture, and organizational development, Kristine Gittins has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, focusing on securing strategic access to capital and ensuring execution of our corporate mission.

“Kristine has been an integral part of the culture and success at Benchmade and her promotion caps off a year that has challenged every industry. I am very proud of her leadership through difficult times and am looking forward to her continued success here at Benchmade.”

Benchmade Knife Company is proudly taking actions to ensure the future of the brand remains PEOPLE and PRODUCT.

These strategic new additions follow what has been a year of reinforcing the core values of the business that were established when Les De Asis began hand building knives 40 years ago. Today, Benchmade is known throughout the industry as a leader in quality and technology with a relentless drive to bring only the best product to the Benchmade customer.

“I am thrilled to have established a new leadership structure at Benchmade,” said De Asis. “The addition of Joe and Charles to the team means that we will continue to grow our brand, create value, and enrich collaboration with all market partners. Our vision for servicing the market centers around the important relationships with our customers, investing more in our external channels and strengthening our brand identity overall.”

Sneak Peek – Dynamis Alliance Neptune Dive Blade

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Dynamis Alliance has been evaluating their prototype Neptune Dive Blade with a goal of producing the single most versatile and useful dive blade in the world. It also has to be Made in USA.

They are looking at long term compatibility with their existing IWB/IWS sheath as well as Salt Water corrosion on the metal they have selected. The metal and hardening processes is the single biggest factor in price point so this is an area where it will be worth spending some extra time and research.

The mission continues…

American Tomahawk

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

The Model 1 Tomahawk is a modern recreation of the company’s original design carried by Soldiers in the Vietnam war. RMJ Tactical bought the company in 2019, and they are back in business.

It has a forged 1060 head featuring a forward cutting edge, and a aggressive 3.25″ long Spike.

Offered with Hickory or Nylon 66 Handle and a Kydex sheath.

And, it’s Made in the USA!


RMJ Tactical – Dragonfly Push Dagger

Friday, May 8th, 2020

This Made in USA push dagger is a pretty straight forward design.

• Overall Length: 4.75 in
• Blade Length: 2.375 in
• Cutting Edge Length: 2.32in
• Blade Thickness: .135 in
• Weight: 1.8 ounces (without sheath)
• Blade Material: Nitro-V Stainless Steel (HRC 58-60)

• Sheath: Kydex scabbard two MAD straps

Get yours at www.rmjtactical.com.

Sicario III – RE Factor Tactical x Toor Knives Collaboration

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Based on the popularity of the first two versions, Toor Knives has created this latest variant of the Sicario blade, exclusively for RE Factor Tactical.

The CPM154 steel blade measures 3.25″ with an overall length of 6.5″. Made in the USA.


Get yours at www.refactortactical.com/products/sicario-iii.

Buck Knives Offers Discount to Healthcare Workers

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Post Falls, ID — Tuesday, April 28, 2020– Buck Knives is extending its online discount program to all the heroes that are working the frontlines to keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

Buck Knives is proud to extend the industry partner discount program to men and women in the healthcare industry. This discount applies to doctors, nurses, CNA’s, technicians, technologists, health administrators, EMS, and support staff. The discount offers up to 50% off a full range of products. For full eligibility information, visit Buck Knives Healthcare Discount.

“It is with great gratitude that Buck Knives thanks all of the medical personnel, law enforcement, military, and first responders as they continue to work tirelessly to protect our communities,” said Chris Brooks, Director of Brand Management of Buck Knives.

Buck Knives also offers discounts to military, law enforcement, and first responders through the Service Pro Discount.

GiantMouse Knives Introduces the Biblio in Two New Colors

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Stunning Burgundy and Black-Grey Canvas Micarta
Corte Madera, California, April 24, 2020 – GiantMouse fans love the Biblio. It’s a great EDC folder that combines good looks, superior ergonomics, and exceptional performance. GiantMouse has taken those good looks to the next level with the addition of burgundy and black-grey canvas Micarta models.

“The Biblio has been available in both green canvas and natural canvas Micarta for a couple of years now, and these colors continue to do extremely well. For the new batch of Biblios, we decided to introduce a couple of new colors to give collectors more options,” said Jim Wirth, GiantMouse CEO. “We’ve always loved burgundy canvas Micarta and felt the Biblio was the perfect design to introduce this amazing color on a GiantMouse folder. And when we saw the black-grey canvas Micarta on finished samples, we just knew we had to do a run of these as well.”

The blade of the burgundy model features a satin finish. The black-grey model sports a stonewashed blade. When using the Biblio you’ll realize how well it performs. By choosing the flat saber grind on this knife, they got a strong blade with a fine cutting edge that you’ll enjoy using. The selection of Böhler M390 for blade steel makes the Biblio an exceptional cutting tool that will serve you well for years to come.


Blade Steel: Böhler M390 MICROCLEAN stainless steel
Handle: Burgundy or Black-Grey Canvas Micarta – Bead Blasted
Clip: Wire – Reversible
Liner: AISI 420 Hardened – Bead Blasted
Pivot Mechanism: Ball bearings
Locking Mechanism: Liner lock

Blade Length: 2.875″ (73mm) – measured from tip to forward-most aspect of frame
Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (3mm)
Handle Length: 4″ (101.6mm)
Overall Length: 6.875″ (174.6mm)
Weight: 3.7oz (104.9g)
MSRP: $175



SOG’s New Brand Direction Shines Through In Release Of Flash AT, Aegis AT and Trident AT

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Lynnwood, WA – As Studies and Observations Group (SOG) undergoes an in-depth brand transformation in 2020 it introduces new knives and multi-tools, each relentlessly designed to meet or exceed the specific demands of end-users.

Leading off the new introductions are total redesigns of three favorite SOG assisted-opening folding knives:

Flash AT, Aegis AT and Trident AT. Each feature SOG’s newly developed Assisted Technology XR locking mechanism (AT-XR Lock), are fully ambidextrous and use titanium nitride coated cryogenically heat-treated D2 stainless steel. The newest versions of these best-selling knives deliver real-world solutions for three clearly defined segments of SOG users: Flash AT for daily carry, Aegis AT for outdoor users and Trident AT for professionals.

Flash AT

“Previous versions of these three knives have been among the most popular in the SOG lineup for about a decade,” said Jonathan Wegner, Vice President of Brand, who leads the new design direction and oversees product strategy at SOG. “Because they clearly represent each of our three user groups, they were the most obvious to kick off our entirely new product and brand approach.”

Aegis AT

SOG’s brand transformation emanates throughout the 2020 collection of knives and tools. Each of SOG’s new offerings are the culmination of insights and feedback provided by SOG’s cadre of subject matter experts, made up of professional, outdoor and everyday carry specialists. SOG applies a process of study, observe, understand, apply and repeat, that begins with a deep dive with users, before committing to any design solution. Coupling insights with a proven track record of design and engineering innovation, these new knives are poised to set a new standard as SOG moves forward with increasing the depth and breadth of its product line.

Trident AT

Each featuring SOG’s new and distinct visual brand language, Flash AT, Aegis AT and Trident AT utilize SOG’s incredibly strong XR locking mechanism that has consistently proven to deliver more than 1,000 pounds of lock-up strength in the new, lightning fast AT-XR Lock assisted-open mechanism, designed specifically for this new lineup. The new knives also come in a number of blade styles and various color choices in durable and ergonomic GRN handles.

MSRP for the three folders: Flash AT ($83.95), Aegis AT ($94.95) and Trident AT ($105.95). The three new models are available from Blade HQ, Knife Center and Smoky Mountain Knife Works, as well as SOG’s website.

“These three knives set the table for our 2020 line that puts us on a course to push new boundaries,” said Wegner “This is just the beginning of our pursuit to design solutions that will equip people for greater purpose.”