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Fresh Take on a TOPS Knives Classic: Apache Dawn Rockies Edition

The Apache Dawn has been in the TOPS Knives line for a long, long time. It’s a classic and its newest iteration might be its best. The Apache Dawn Rockies Edition is now available at TOPS Knives.com.

The new Rockies Edition (RE) features same harpoon blade shape for which the Apache Dawn is known. Unlike the original, the RE has deeply textured, “Rocky Mountain Tread” G-10 handle slabs and a tumble finish.

Check out the Apache Dawn RE at TOPS Knives.

Overall Length 11.88″
Blade Length 6.75″
Cutting Edge 6.13″
Blade Thickness 0.250″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Tumble Finish
Handle Material Black G10
Handle Style Rocky Mountain Tread
Knife Weight 15.5oz
Weight w/ Sheath 21.0oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Olive Drab MIL-SPEC Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing
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RMJ Tactical News: Death Dealer Battle Axe and Last of the Drop Forged Shrikes

There is a lot of news coming out of RMJ Tactical these days including a new axe inspired from an iconic work of art and an iconic tomahawk undergoing some changes.

The new Death Dealer Battle Axe should be instantly recognizable for those who are fans of artist Frank Frazetta. It is inspired directly from Frazetta’s well known painting, Death Dealer. This axe is a joint offering from RMJ Tactical and Frazetta Jr. Enterprises.

From RMJ Tactical’s product page:

Each of these axes is individually serial numbered on the neck with the Frazetta signature on the other side. The head of the axe features RMJ Tactical’s new Death Dealer Battle Ax Seal as well as the Frazetta Seal of Authenticity.

See the Death Dealer Battle Axe at RMJ Tactical.

From one icon to another… Frank Frazetta is an icon of fantasy art world and the RMJ Tactical Shrike and S13 are icons of the tactical tomahawk world. However, those iconic tomahawks are about to undergo some changes. RMJ Tactical is moving to a new shop and that new shop will come with new capabilities. The Shrike and S13 will no longer be drop forged. The next batch will be machined from billet like the rest of the RMJ Tactical line.

If you want a drop forged Shrike or S13, you better grab one from this current batch. See them at RMJ Tactical.

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BRAZA EDC Folder from Bastion

Bastion just launched their newest EDC knife and the timing is great (for you) because they also happen to be hosting a Valentine’s Day sale (see image below).

The BRAZA EDC Folder follows on the success of their PARTIZAN EDC Folder. The PARTIZAN was more of a slim, sleek, gentleman’s knife with tactical sensibility but the BRAZA is larger, more substantial, but but still very refined. It features a 3.75″ D2 blade with a sort of clipped, bull nose shape and a very tall primary grind.

The handle is stainless steel and incorporates the frame lock and a ball bearing system that makes the blade fire very smoothly via the integrated flipper. There is a lanyard loop built into the back spacer and a pocket clip set up for right side tip up carry.

Check out the BRAZA EDC Folder at Bastion.

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Free Bic Sheaths at Blade Rigs

What do you do with a bazillion Kydex scraps? Well, if you are the good folks at Blade Rigs, you make them into slick Bic lighter sheaths and give them away. You can get a free Bic sheath with any order at Blade Rigs while supplies last.

This would be a great time to pick up some of the best sheaths around for defensive fixed blade knife carry.

TOPS Knives 2017 Preview

This is just a taste of the knives (and slingshots) that TOPS Knives has in store for 2017. The names and specs on many of these items may change before they are released. Stay tuned for updated information as it becomes available.


 

TOPS Knives SHOT Show Tease

You won’t have to wait long for the payoff on this TOPS Knives pre-SHOT Show teaser image. If you are attending the show, be sure to stop by the TOPS Knives booth to see the 2017 knives in person (#20401).

 

SET Benchmade 87 Sheath

Snake Eater Tactical (SET) is producing the sheath for the upcoming Benchmade 87 Bali-song. The slim, elastic sheath features laser cut accents and allows for multiple ride heights and positions. It is great to see Benchmade trying new ways to design knife sheaths and working with other Oregon based businesses.

TOPS Knives ICE Dagger – Now Available

We recently profiled the ICE Dagger which is the latest collaboration between Andy Tran of InnerBark Outdoors and TOPS Knives. You can check out that post for background on the design.

The ICE Dagger has been officially released and is now available through the TOPS Knives website. The knife will also be available to view at the TOPS Knives SHOT Show booth (#20401).

Overall Length 7.75″
Blade Length 3.00″
Cutting Edge 2.88″
Secondary Edge 2.88″
Blade Thickness 0.130″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Black Cerakote
Handle Material Black G10
Knife Weight 4.5oz
Weight w/ Sheath 6.5oz

Andy Tran produced a video that shows the ICE Dagger in 4K detail (below).

Geissele is Gearing Up for a Huge SHOT Show

Geissele Automatics and its related brands are gearing up for a massive SHOT Show. They are rolling out several new products including new rails and triggers. They are also rolling out two new brands under the Geissele Umbrella: NCC and Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment.

You can see a complete preview of all the new products in the video below. The video opens with ALG Defense, then moves on to Geissele’s new products, then details the new coating company NCC, and finally reveals the new knives coming from Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment.

Zulu Bravo Paring Knife Sheaths

I recently posted an ode to Victorinox paring knives and mentioned that I used Victorinox BladeSafes to carry them in my pack. A reader asked if there was anyone making kydex sheaths for these useful little buggers. That sent me on a search which lead straight to Zulu Bravo Kydex.

I am familiar with Matt and his kydex bending skills from meeting him at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife shows. His sheaths are excellent. He makes sheaths for both the straight and hooked versions of the paring knives in small batches that sell out quickly thanks in large part to the current popularity of these knives as affordable and plausibly deniable self-defense options.

The sheaths cost around $20 individually or $30 when supplied with a knife. He also makes training versions of these (and any other popular self-defense knives). They are made in batches so you will want to get on the books as soon as possible. You can visit the Zulu Bravo Facebook page or ZuluBravoKydex.com for contact information.

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