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.
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||CPM S35Vn|
|Blade Finish||Tumble Finish|
|Handle Material||Camo G10|
|Weight w/ Sheath||10.3oz|
|Sheath Material||Coyote Tan Kydex|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
TOPS Knives will celebrate their 20th year of operation in October of this year. It is only fitting that they release a special version of what is perhaps their most recognizable design…
The Tom Brown Tracker is one of the most iconic survival knife designs on the planet. It has also been one of the highest selling TOPS models in the 20 years that we’ve been in business. So it only makes sense that one of the TOPS’ 20th anniversary limited edition knives be a Tom Brown Tracker. We decided to use the Tracker #3 specifically. It has been upgraded from 154cm to S35Vn steel, Black Linen to Brown Burlap Micarta, and standard Kydex to custom quality burgundy leather. This is one that will definitely become a collector’s piece for many.
Pick up the Tracker #3 20th Anniversary Edition from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/20th-anniversary-tracker
Overall Length: 10.75”
Blade Length: 5.75”
Cutting Edge: 5.5”
Blade Thickness: 0.19”
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Blade Finish: Tumble Finish
Handle Material: Burlap Micarta
Knife Weight: 14.4oz
Weight w/ Sheath: 22.3oz
Sheath Material: Burgundy Leather
Sheath Clip: Belt Loops