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MDM – Outland Equipment – Kryptos K1 Knife

Thursday, September 24th, 2015


Outland Equipment developed the Kryptos K1 in collaboration with a US SOF customer (as in unit). The K1 is designed as a concealable carry knife, with a covert sheath which can be worn horizontally on a 1.5″ tactical belt. It’s an ambidextrous sheath design and can be positioned anywhere on a belt. The K1 is designed optimally for a swift and natural draw, with a pinky hook which helps index the hand and provides a secure location for a draw, and a solid base for thrusting. The handle of the blade has G10 scales, and jimping, for a more secure grip. The K1 is constructed of CMP 3V steel, with a full tang. The blade is double edged, with a 3.75″ primary cutting edge.

Also included with the K1 is a blue stainless steel training knife. Naturally, the handle geometry and sheath draw are designed to feel exactly like the live knife.

Warrior East - Concept Model

We first encountered the K1 at Warrior East, as a proof of concept while they dialed the design in with the customer. Although largely the same as the final production model, you can see a couple of features still being worked on, such as the design of the sheath, and the smooth scales on the handle, compared to the textured scales on later models.

OR - Pre Production Sample

Later, at Outdoor Retailer, we got to see the Pre-Production Sample Model. Here you can see it serves as the basis for the production knives, including the blue trainer, and the finalized sheath.

Production of the Kryptos K1 for this initial run was limited to 10 kits. At the time of writing, only four kits remained for sale.  There are more coming.

Welcome to the 2016 Modern Day Marine Expo

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Like so many others we went straight from last weeek’s DSEI in London to Modern Day Marine hear him Quantico, Virginia. Please enjoy our coverage.

MDM – Leatherman – Tread

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Tread is a 25-tool multitool in a bracelet form. Made from 17-4 stainless steel, the Tread consists of multiple ‘treads’ which feature a variety of common tools. Some of those tools include:

– Cutting Hook
– Bottle Opener
– Oxygen Tank Wrench
– Carbide Glass Breaker
– Pick/Sim Card Tool

As well as various screwdriver and hex drive bits.

Leatherman is also offering the Tread QM1, a variant of the Tread with a Swiss-made timepiece.

Additionally, Leatherman is also offering every component of the Tread for individual sale, including the timepiece, for replacement or customization.

MDM – 5.11 Tactical – Apex Pant

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Apex pant was initially developed for a customer who required a low-profile operational pant. Constructed of Teflon-treated Flex-Tac fabric, the Apex features dual thigh pockets, each with two integrated magazine pockets; reverse seam construction makes it so the pockets fill against the body instead of billowing outward when used. Two additional low-profile mag pockets above each seat pocket allows for the wearer to store up to 6 AR-15 magazines within the pant. Additional features include a flex cuff pocket built along the inside of the waistband and hidden cuff key pockets in the waistband and the cuff of the pant.

The Apex pant is slated for a Fall 2015 release.

MDM – Blue Force Gear – Belt Minus V2

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The biggest change to the Belt Minus in its V2 configuration is the addition of the laminate foam pad set. The pads are sewn into place, as a Velcro-based mounting system would absorb moisture in jungle environments. The V2 is still constructed of hydrophobic ULTRAcomp material, along with CORDURA and low IR nylon hardware.  Finally, the Belt Minus V2 incorporates low profile lateral stiffeners.  

The Belt Minus V2 will be offered in sizes XS – XL.

MDM – Benchmade – 4300 CLA

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The 4300 CLA is ‘The Composite Lite Auto’, a lightweight automatic knife with G10 scales weighing in at only 3.47 oz. It features a 154CM stainless steel drop-point blade, push button operation with safety, and a reversible tip-up deep-carry pocket clip. Available with and without blade serrations.

MDM – High Speed Gear – Micro Grip Liner

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015


HSGI’s Micro Grip Liner is designed to turn any 1.75″ rigger belt or 2″ duty belt with interior Velcro into a padded belt. It’s constructed of proprietary Neoprene material, adding a “gel like comfort” to the belt; the Neoprene material is the same used to construct the Sure Grip belt.

MDM – Bond Arms

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015


Bond Arms is a firearms manufacturer which offers a line of double barrel self defense pistols. The various models feature an interchangable barrel system. This gives the end user the capability to choose from 25 different caliber combinations from .22 – .45 on a single frame; the barrels range in length from 2.5″ to 4.25″. The grips are also interchangeable across models. Bond Arms pistols also have a crossbar safety.

Additionally, Military receive a generous discount. Interested parties can contact for more info on this offer.