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Elzetta on Anodization

Have you ever wondered why some anodized surfaces seem to scratch just by looking at them while others are downright difficult to scratch? Not all anodization types are created equal. Dave from Elzetta tells you why in the latest video in their excellent flashlight education video blog series.

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QiBit

If you are looking for a compact and easy to carry way to keep whatever type of screw driver you could ever need in your EDC or range kit, check out the QiBit. QiBit is a keychain sized, mini bit driver that accepts common 1/4″ screw diver bits. It is machined from solid 6061-T6 aluminum, hard coat anodized, and retains the bit via an internal o-ring.

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One of the most innovative features of the QiBit are its dual angle wrench flats. There are parallel flats for use with a standard 1/2″ wrench or adjustable wrench and angled flats that are perfect for gripping with a multitool.

The potential for a compact driver like this is endless. Your local hardware store probably sells a near endless array of bits. You could pack it with shorter bits for general use and tight spaces or with longer bits for when a bit of extra reach is required. While the intended use is EDC, I would love to have something like this in a compact range kit that could be used to keep a carbine up and running during a carbine course without taking up much space.

Check out QiBit on Kickstarter.

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4th of July Sale at Chase Tactical

Chase Tactical has launched their Independence Day SALE. Use coupon code FREEDOM to receive 15% OFF your entire order through Monday July 6th.

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Ek Knives Reborn

The Ek Commando Knife is one of the most important pure fighting knives of all time. Its maple handle slabs, poured lead rivets, and long double edged blade should hold a special place in the heart of anyone who appreciates knives, history, and design. The Ek Knives name has been passed around between various entities over the years and most recently it has settled with an American company who knows a thing or two about classic combat knives…

Ka-Bar is reintroducing the Ek Knives brand under the name Ka-Bar Ek Combat Knife Company and they officially released their first knife, the Model 4, today.

The Model 4 manages to look both very modern and unmistakably like an Ek at the same time. It features a 6.625″ double edge blade that is ground 1095 Cro-Van steel and given a parkerized finish. The handles are made from texture glass filled nylon which is a functional choice for a knife like this. The sheath is a self-locking design that is similar to Ka-Bar’s other hard sheaths.

It warms my heart to see a classic back on the market. Check out the Ek Model 4 at Ka-Bar. You can see more about the history of of Ek Knives at EkKnives.com.

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SKD Tactical 4th of July Sales Bonanza

SKD Tactical is having the biggest sale I can ever remember them having. The savings start today at 15% and increase daily by 1% through the 5th when the savings will reach 19%. There are a few exclusions but almost everything that is in stock is on sale.

If you are feeling lucky, you can wait until Sunday to try to get your gear at 19% off but popular items tend to sell out quickly during these sales. Check out SKDTAC.com to see what you can’t live without.

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15% Off at Kinetic Concepts Tactical

Use code JULY4TH to save 15% off at Kinetic Concepts Tactical starting July 1st. The code is good through July 6th. KCT’s prices are already pretty low so 15% off makes their holsters and other kydex gear extremely affordable.

Check out Kinetic Concepts Tactical.

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Massive Independence Day Markdown on Smith & Bradley Sans-13

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I am still wearing my Smith & Bradley Sans-13 watch daily. It has served me very well and I can recommend it to anyone looking for an American made “tool watch” – especially when they are marked down from $399 to $235 to celebrate Independence Day!

The special pricing is good through the 4th of July. The website says that only 50 watches will be sold at the special pricing but if you mention that you came from JTT in the comments of your order, Smith & Bradley will make sure you get the special pricing.

Check out the Sans-13 at a special price.

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TOPS Knives – New Site and Giveaway

TOPS Knives has launched a new website that makes it MUCH easier to browse the more than 200 active knife models that they offer. The new site is easy to use, easy on the eyes, and is a massive improvement over their old site.

They are also hosting a giveaway with 5 prizes including an MSK Survival and the new Baja 4.5. Entering is easy. All you have to do is register on the new site.

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Ballistic Advantage Barrel of the Week: 12.5″ Gov’t Profile, Carbine Gas, Modern Series

The Ballistic Advantage Barrel of the Week deal is pretty sweet. They are offering the Modern Series 12.5″ government profile barrel with carbine gas for $109.50.

Check out the barrel of the week at Ballistic Advantage.

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Hyde Definition Launches PenCottCamo.com

Hyde Definition has launched PenCottCamo.com to serve as a central repository of information about the popular family of camo patterns. The website will be updated as new materials and products become available and host a gallery of photos showing PenCott camo in action.

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