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TOPS Knives Tracker Digger

What happens when you cross the venerable Smatchet with the iconic Tracker knife design? Well, you get something that probably looks a lot like TOPS Knives new Tracker Digger.

Those of us who use knives usually take care to ensure the knife stays out of the dirt and rocks where it will inevitably be dulled or even chipped. The Tracker Digger is designed to be plunged into the earth beneath your feet and shrug it off. Feel free to chop a stubborn weed out of your garden, limb a pole close to the ground, or dig a fire pit. It wants to chop, dig, and root around. It might even like it.

Check out the new TOPS Tracker Digger at TOPSKnives.com

Specs:

  • Overall Length: 10.5”
  • Blade Length: 4.75”
  • Cutting Edge: 4.75”
  • Secondary Cutting Edge: 4.75”
  • Blade Thickness: 1/4″
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
  • Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
  • Knife Weight: 18oz
  • Weight w/ Sheath: 24.5oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Ballistic Nylon
  • Sheath Clip: Molle Backing
  • Designer: TOPS Team

There’s a TQ Holder for That – RE Factor Tactical

SOF-Ts, CATs, RATs… There’s a TQ holder for that. RE Factor Tactical created a video that shows the variety of tourniquet holders that they offer and the basic applications of each one.

TQ Holders at RE Factor Tactical

Wndsn XPD Distance Calculator

I highly suggest you take a look at Wndsn XPD. They currently offer a number of products including their very slick Distance Meters which are trigonometry based with no moving parts and no electronics. These cards allow the user to make use of a specific length of cord, a scale printed on the card, and an object of known size to determine distance (instructions).

This has obvious applications for outdoor pursuits but if you are a precision shooter, it probably sounds very interesting to you too. Wndsn XPD is currently developing a new version of their Distance Meter and two shooting specific tools (one is pictured below). The upcoming shooting calculator will allow the user to simply stretch a string or straight edge across scales for known size and MIL or MOA reticle reading to determine distance.

Check out Wndsn XPD

PACELids – Add Storage Capacity to Your Water Bottle

PACELids are a replacement lid for many of the common wide mouth water bottles on the market like Nalgene (and similar), Klean Kanteen, and more. In addition to keeping your water where it belongs, they also have a watertight storage compartment. This compartment can be used to store whatever you want – first aid items, survival kit items, snacks, water purification tablets, or anything else that fits.

If you are already carrying a compatible water bottle (or two), PACELid could be a great way to organize smaller items that would otherwise be knocking around in your pack.

PACELid.com

TIHK Escape Stick

TIHK first came to prominence with their namesake product, the Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key. Since that time, they have continued to develop other clever and compact products designed to escape illegal restraint. Their latest product, the Escape Stick, is now available.

Part of what separates TIHK products from other products aimed at the same market is the care that TIHK puts into the design of their products. They seem to realize that not only does a tool like this have to work, it also has to be able to be carried and concealed in a way that makes sense.

The new Escape Stick is a great example of that. The tools are important and useful – a handcuff key, a rod saw, and thin metal saw. However, the form factor is just as important. This slim tool is just 3″ long with a 3/8″ diameter and most of the tool is encapsulated with a rubber tube. This design allows it to be concealed almost anywhere – even against the skin of the user.

Escape Stick at TIHK.co

Hill People Gear Original Kit Bag Version 2

Hill People Gear’s Original Kit Bag just learned some new tricks. The Original Kit Bag V2 now features a #10 zipper on the main cargo compartment (instead of the earlier #8). The inside back of the main cargo compartment is now lined with First Spear’s 6/12 material to allow for mounting MOLLE or hook backed pouches. Finally, the bottom of the bag has a single row of PALS webbing that makes a great place to affix a knife sheath.

The Original Kit Bag V2 available now in Black with other colors coming soon.

HillPeopleGear.com

Sneak Peek: TOPS Knives Hammer Hawk Prototype Sheath

TOPS Knives rolled out several new products at SHOT Show and the Hammer Hawk was likely the most talked about. The details of the full-tang tomahawk were mostly ironed out at the time of the show but TOPS did state that they were still working on the sheath for both the tomahawk its companion knife.

Now we have this sneak peek of the prototype sheath set up. Details are likely to change on the production version but this gives us a sold idea of what we can look forward to. It looks like TOPS will have a belt sheath for the companion knife and a bit cover that still allows the user access to the Hammer Hawk’s hammer poll when installed.

TOPS also tells us that the Hammer Hawk is likely not going to make it retail until sometime the last half of 2017 (Q3 or Q4).

TOPSKnives.com

GunfightersINC Introduces Gen2 Kenai Chest Holsters

GunfightersINC just took the wraps off their Gen2 Kenai Chest Holster. The popular chest holster will benefit from improved production processes being phased in at GunfightersINC. The holster shell will now be vacuum formed using molds that are machined in house. The new processes allow for a holster that lays flatter against the chest and promises to be even more comfortable.

The Gen2 Kenai is already available for the following models:

  • Ruger SRH
  • S&W N,X,L Frames
  • Glock 20/21, 40MOS, 17 and 19

Additional models will be phased in over time. Check out the Kenai Chest Holster and accessory holster shells at GunfightersINC.com.

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.

The Hidden Woodsman Laplander Saw MOLLE Sheath

What happens when you take classic bushcraft gear and craft it with mil-spec materials, construction methods, and color palette? Well, you end up with something like The Hidden Woodsman.

Their Laplander Saw MOLLE Sheath is designed around the dimensions of the popular and useful Bahco Laplander folding saw. The pouch will also fit other saws of similar size. As the name implies, the sheath is MOLLE compatible.The MOLLE backing can also be set up as a belt loop.

It is constructed with a 1000D (solid colors) or 500D Cordura (camo option) nylon outer layer and a 500D liner so it is going to take you a couple of lifetimes to wear it out. The sheath is closed via an adjustable side release buckle. It is very deep with a full coverage flap to retain the saw.

Check out the Laplander Saw MOLLE Sheath at The Hidden Woodsman.

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