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New from TOPS Knives: The 3 Bros

TOPS Knives just rolled out the 3 Bros – a trio of compact fixed blade knives that they have shown at trade shows. These knives feature really interesting handles that you have to hold to understand. The thick micarta disks on the handles add enough swell to anchor these minimalist knives in your grip.

From TOPS Knives:

These tiny fixed blade knives pack a lot of use into a very small package. With an overall length of less than four and a half inches, they’re also very easy to carry every day. Each blade is about two inches long and TOPS has decided to offer it with three different styles: Hunter, Tanto, and Sheep’s Foot. They may be small, but TOPS didn’t skimp on the quality. When you need the functionality of a utility knife with the strength of a fixed-blade, the 3 Bros are what you’re looking for.

Pick up the 3 Bros from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/3-bros

Details:

Overall Length: 4.27”

Blade Length: 2.0”

Cutting Edge: 2.0”

Blade Thickness: 0.13”

Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58

Blade Finish: Tumble

Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta

Knife Weight: 1.9oz (per knife)

Weight w/ Sheath: 2.8oz (per knife)

Sheath Material: Kydex

Sheath Clip: Injection molded nylon

Designer: TOPS Team

MSRP: $90 each or $180 for all 3

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KA-BAR BK62 Kephart Knife

If you are a fan of historic outdoor knife patterns, I am about to make your day. Ka-Bar is about to release one of the most accurate recreations of Horace Kephart’s iconic knife design to date. The KA-BAR BK62 Kephart Knife will be released in Ka-Bar’s Becker line based on an excellent original Kephart knife that belongs to Ethan Becker. You can learn more in the video below.

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RE Factor Tactical and Toor Knives Collaboration Knife – The Sicario

RE Factor Tactical and Toor Knives have collaborated on new knife design called the Sicario. This serialized, limited edition knife will only be available to pre-order until November 18th. The knives will then be handmade in the Toor Knives shop and shipped around the end of the year.

This limited edition collaboration between RE Factor Tactical and Toor Knives brings you one of the stabbiest knives on the market.  We set out to design a knife specifically crafted with the warfighter in mind. We are excited to offer this collaboration through Toor Knives, a Veteran owned and operated business that specializes in hand crafting some of the best knives around.  All Toor knives are hand made in their facility out of California.

We based the Sicario off a Persian Fighting Blade that offers the user both slashing and stabbing capabilities.  The 4″ blade is long enough to offer the user the ability to reach vital organs while still having a small enough blade to conceal if needed. The knife is hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 60 and is coated in H-series graphite black Cerakote. The handle is black textured dymalux giving the user ideal grip regardless of the circumstances.

All knives come with a durable kydex sheath with a 5lb draw retention.

Each knife features an individual serial number that will be given to customers based on the order in which the knife is purchased.

  • Manufacturer- Toor Knives
  • Blade Length- 4″
  • Length overall- 8″
  • Thickness – 5/32″
  • Steel – CPM154
  • Weight- 3.6 oz
  • Country of origin- USA
  • Blade Rockwell Hardness- 60

Check it out at: REFactorTactical.com

Teaser: Hill People Gear Designed Knife

Hill People Gear is teasing the potential release of a knife of their own design. This back-country traveller’s knife has very specific features included and omitted on the basis of the Hill brother’s backgrounds and experiences as outdoorsman. That is an approach to gear design that has worked out pretty well for them so far…

Here is what we know:

The knife will come with a kydex sheath that includes two snap loops. This will offer a wide variety of carry methods and it is always nice when a knife comes with a sheath that is actually functional.

Many of the design elements come from the Hill brother’s experiences in the outdoors along with some Kali training. The squared butt is specifically designed to work with a reverse grip in a nod to their edged weapon training. Much of the romance of bushcraft is exchanged for the pragmatism of modern back-country travel. The spine is NOT a squared, 90 degree spine as the Hill brothers find that feature to be more of a help than a hindrance in a cutting tool. The blade has a pronounced guard for safety. This is clearly not a “bushcraft” knife.

The handle slabs are made from G10 for toughness. Hill People Gear states that toughness will key because of the thinner section of handle material that run up into the guard area of the knife. You can also see that care has been taken to scallop the grip near the blade which can help with various grips like a pinch grip.

This knife will make use of 1/8″ thick blade stock from an undisclosed steel. It features a high saber primary grind with a 17 degree secondary edge. This is relatively thin stock compared to many knives on the market and a relatively fine edge. It is obviously made to cut.

Specs:

  • 8.25″ overall
  • 3.5″ cutting edge
  • 1/8″ thick blade
  • 5/8″ thick handle
  • 17 degree final edge

There is an excellent discussion of this knife already in progress on the Hill People Gear Owners Group on Facebook. They have already discussed the included and omitted features as well as the reasoning behind those decisions at length. If you use Hill People Gear products, I highly recommend the group as there is a lot of knowledge to be gleaned there.

Stay tuned for pricing and availability.

HillPeopleGear.com

Happy 20th Birthday TOPS Knives

TOPS Knives turns 20 years old today! That represents 20 years of continued relevance in a fickle market, 20 years of American (Idaho to be specific) manufacturing, and 20 years of great knives.

New from TOPS Knives: Camp Creek Knife

TOPS Knives just released the Camp Creek, their first production knife to use S35VN stainless steel. This knife appears to have a lot of great features including being ground from thin 1/8″ steel stock, a bull-nose skinner profile, and a kydex dangler sheath. The combination of tough S35VN steel, thin stock, and a tall flat primary grind should make this knife an excellent cutter.

From TOPS Knives:

Every year, TOPS’ President Leo Espinoza makes himself a knife for hunting season. Sometimes that knife ends up being a TOPS model. The Camp Creek is one of those. The goal with this model was to make a super high quality hunting/camp knife using materials that are uncommon for TOPS. Hence the use of CPM S35VN steel, 3 color camo G10 handles, and a stylish Kydex sheath with a leather dangler. The superior design, fit and finish, and material selection combine to form one of the best hunting knives ever to grace TOPS’ lineup.

Pick up the Camp Creek from a TOPS authorized dealer or from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/camp-creek

Specs:

Knife Type Fixed Blade
Overall Length 9.00″
Blade Length 4.38″
Cutting Edge 4.25″
Blade Thickness 0.130″
Blade Steel CPM S35Vn
Blade Finish Tumble Finish
Handle Material Camo G10
Knife Weight 6.2oz
Weight w/ Sheath 10.3oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Coyote Tan Kydex
Sheath Clip Dangler
Designer Leo Espinoza

 

 

Ban Tang Knives Launches New Website

Ban Tang Knives has launches a new home for their Stupid Sharp knives. The new website features information on all their available models, information on ordering, occasional one-offs for sale, and more. Check out BanTangKnives.com.

SEREPICK OSS Lapel Dagger – Zirconia Ceramic

Fact: OSS Lapel Daggers are cool.

Fact: Zirconia Ceramic is a cool material.

Fact: OSS Lapel Daggers made from Zirconia Ceramic are extra cool.

SEREPICK’s OSS Lapel Dagger stays true to the original OSS daggers in a lot of ways. The overall shape and size are similar. The sheath can be stitched into a garment like some of the originals. It also has texture applied to the grip for the thumb. However this version has one trick that the originals didn’t. It’s non-ferrous due to its Zirconia Ceramic construction.

These are fairly limited in terms of production and limited production items like this tend to sell out quickly at SEREPICK. Act fast if you want one.

SEREPICK.com

New Model from Colonel Blades: NCO NoVz

Colonel Blades just rolled out their newest and most concealable fixed blade yet. It features the same 2.75″ blade that can be found on the NCO LowVz but the grip is a full 1″ shorter for improved concealment. Like other blades in the NCO line, the new NoVz features machined G-10 handle slabs and AUS-8 steel. It comes with a kydex sheath with an IWB belt clip suitable for center-line carry.

ColonelBlades.com

Bastion Battle Axe

Bastion’s new Battle Axe has the kind of features-to-value ratio that we have come to expect from them. It features full-tang, D2 steel construction with G-10 handle slabs. The slabs are black and the steel is given a durable black PVD finish to match.

The cutting bit has a generous relief cut behind it for choking up on the handle for fine work. The spike on the back of the poll can be used for puncturing or drilling.

BastionGear.com

Specs:

  • Total Length: 11.75″
  • Blade Head Top to Handle: 3.25″
  • Blade Width Blade to Point: 5.88″
  • Handle Length: 8.75″
  • Handle Base Width: 2″
  • Handle Grip Width: 13/16″
  • Handle Grip Height: 11/16″
  • Axe Weight: 1.5 lbs.

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