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Mini SERE Compasses from True North Concepts

Not all button compasses are created equal. In fact, most of them are nearly worthless thanks to them being fragile or inaccurate. The dry (no liquid fill), metal body SERE compasses have always been one of the gold standards for “button” compasses. They are tough and they work… but they can be hard to find in genuine form.

Enter True North Concepts. They are working with an original military contract manufacturer to produce their own Mini SERE Compass. It features a solid brass housing with cord loop and OD green finish. The dry compass ensures quick readings and that the bubbles that plague most cheap button compasses won’t be an issue. The indicator markings are painted with lume for low light.

Each compass comes with a length of cord and a customer waterproof case. The back is etched with the True North Concepts logo which allows the brass to show through the OD green paint finish.

TrueNorth-USA.com

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2 New Tools from TOPS Knives: Mini Tanimboca Puukko and Ucon Hawk

TOPS Knives just released two new cutting tools at two different ends of the size spectrum. Both are additions to two lines for which TOPS is becoming very well known. The Mini Tanimboca Puuko fits well into the bushcraft lineup and the Ucon Hawk is a great addition to their line of hatchets.

Mini Tanimboca Puukko

TOPS Tanimboca Puukko has been a big success since it was made available in 2017. So, it was only fitting that when Goran approached TOPS about making a mini version, we were interested. The Mini Tanimboca Puukko is a great tool for making bushcraft items (utensils, kuksa, baskets, blow guns, etc. are all things that Goran had in mind with this), whittling around the fire, and even accomplishing some EDC uses.

This knife is smaller than most and has no guard (so use caution). The knife can be held close to the cutting edge and in multiple grips. If you like making things with your hands especially in the woods, this knife is going to be a must-have. It has the classic Puukko look, but in a much, much smaller package. The spine is ground to 90 degrees for scraping tasks. Well-rounded Black Canvas Micarta handles make the handle comfortable despite its size. The brown leather sheath is set up for a tip-down neck carry, but also has a loop that will fit most belts.

The Mini Tanimboca Puukko was designed by Goran Mihajlovic, who also designed the original one made by TOPS. Goran is originally from Serbia but grew up in Germany. He has lived in Colombia now for many years. He owns a nature reserve called Tanimboca that houses hundreds if not thousands of species of plant, animal, and insect. Throughout his entire life, he has been a knife user and enthusiast. In recent years he has begun making knives at his forge in the Amazon jungle. He prefers Puukkos for their ability to perform well at large variety of cutting tasks.

Overall Length4.00″
Blade Length1.63″
Cutting Edge1.63″
Blade Thickness0.090″
Blade Steel1095 RC 56-58
Blade FinishTumble Finish
Handle MaterialBlack Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight1.4oz
Weight w/ Sheath2.6oz
Sheath IncludedYes
Sheath MaterialBrown Leather
Sheath ClipNeck – none
DesignerGoran Mihajlovic

Mini Tanimboca Puuko at TOPSKnives.com

Ucon Hawk

Hatchets have proven their usefulness over the years, time and time again. They are great for splitting smaller pieces of wood, chopping branches, limbs, and even small trees when necessary. They’re helpful when you need to clear a country road of debris and you forgot your chainsaw again. Some people even prefer them to large chopping knives. That’s why the Ucon Hawk was made.

This tool is similar in dimension to the Hammer Hawk, but it is a little lighter and made with 1095 instead of 1075. TOPS famous differential heat treat gives a tool that will be strong and hold its edge very well. The handles are made from a new material that mixes layers of G10 and rubber to provide maximum grip. The portion of the tang between the handle and the bit is rounded allowing the user to choke up for detailed cuts. So this can do all of the jobs of a hatchet and some of the jobs of a knife. It comes with a 2-piece leather sheath so that it can be carried multiple ways with safety in mind. It’s sure to become the go-to hatchet in your collection.

Overall Length15.00″
Blade Length4.87″
Cutting Edge4.87″
Blade Thickness0.250″
Blade Steel1095 RC 56-58
Blade FinishTumble Finish
Handle MaterialOrange/Black SureTouch G10
Knife Weight31.1oz
Weight w/ Sheath35.6oz
Sheath IncludedYes
Sheath MaterialBlack Leather
Sheath ClipBelt Loop
DesignerLeo Espinoza

Ucon Hawk at TOPSKnives.com

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SEREPICK Handcuff Escape Kit

The new SEREPICK Handcuff Escape Kit contains multiple tools used for escaping unlawful restraint by handcuffs. Contents include:

  • Polymer Handcuff Key Escape Buckle
  • Delta Handcuff Key (and zip tie to secure it)
  • 2x Split Pawl Handcuff Shims
  • 2x Bobby Pins
  • Black Plastic Micro Case ( 2.25 x 1.5 x .5in)

SEREPICK.com

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MIL-SPEC MONKEY Adapt Pack Laser Cut

The Adapt Pack, from MIL-SPEC MONKEY, has picked up some new features. The updated pack is available in Multicam Black initially and sports a more slick look thanks to the use of laser cut laminate material to create the PALS grids. You can learn more in the video below.

MILSPECMONKEY.com

FACTR USA Magwell

FACTR USA’s new Glock Magwell for G19 Gen3-4 is now available. This magwell features a low-profile design intended to strike a balance between easing reloads and remaining compact for carry. It adds less than 1/8″ to the length of the grip (less than the amount a stock magazine sticks out) while making the magwell opening 48% larger.

Features:

  • 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Functional 50° funnel angle
  • Approximately 48% increased opening over stock
  • Contoured grip optimization
  • Generation-specific flush fit plug
  • Flush plug mounting screw
  • Backstrap compatible
  • Less than 1/4 in. increase in overall grip width
  • Approximately 1/8 in. increase in overall grip length
  • TTI Base Pad compatible
  • Gen5 magazine compatible (run Gen5 mags with your Gen3-4 guns)
  • High-quality hard anodized finish delivers durability and that “buttery” soft feel
  • MADE IN USA

FACTRUSA.com

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