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High Speed Gear® releases new ReFlex accessory

SWANSBORO, N.C. – June 23, 2020 – High Speed Gear® is proud announce the expansion of the ReFlex™ line with the ReFlex Vehicle Mount, a companion accessory for the ReFlex IFAK System.

The ReFlex Vehicle Mount is designed specifically to mount the Med Roll to the back of most detachable headrests. The elastic cinch strap design allows the Med Roll, or similarly-sized pouches/items, to be quickly pulled out to the side without disengaging the side-release buckle. This mounting platform can also hold a tourniquet with a 3” elastic loop for easy vehicle storage.

“This is just a logical accessory that brings the ReFlex IFAK System directly into the everyday,” said Bill Babboni, HSGI® vice president of sales and operations. “The ReFlex Vehicle Mount is exactly what you need to keep your medical gear within easy reach.”

About Comp-Tac Victory Gear®

Comp-Tac Victory Gear® is devoted to designing and manufacturing the highest quality concealed carry, competition, tactical holsters and related accessories on the market. Comp-Tac® products offer options that make it easy and comfortable to carry a firearm for all our customers: law enforcement, military, shooting sports enthusiasts and responsibly armed citizens. We build with the customer in mind, ensuring speed of manufacturing, quality of product, competitive pricing and superior customer service to support the desire to take responsibility for personal safety, security and recreational firearm use.

About High Speed Gear®

High Speed Gear® is dedicated to building the best 100% American-made, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality and versatility. Satisfaction is guaranteed for all our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly-armed citizens. Our products are user driven and are designed based on the operational experiences of a wide variety of end users.


SNAGGLETOOTHMF – Add a Pocket Opener to Almost Any Knife with Thumb Studs

The SNAGGLETOOTHMF from Snaggletooth Tactical allows you to add a pocket opener (a wave) to almost any knife with thumb studs. The clever attachment replaces the thumb studs with a stud on one side and a hooked protrusion over the spine of the knife that is attached to the opposite side of the blade.

The addition of the SNAGGLETOOTHMF allows users to continue to thumb open the knife via the stud or deploy it as the knife is drawn from the pocket like any other waved knife. They also happen to be very affordable, especially when purchased in multipacks.

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Bargain or Just Cheap? – Steel Will Cutjack C22M

Welcome to Bargain or Just Cheap? This series will review budget friendly knives for a variety of uses in a short format. All of the knives will cost less than $50 (in most cases, much less) and will be purchased out of my own pocket. I’ll buy them, carry them, and use them in an attempt to determine if the knife is a bargain or just cheap.

I have already reviewed the Steel Will Modus in a past installment of Bargain or Just Cheap?. That knife is one that started to change what I expected from an affordable Chinese knife. As good as the Modus is in terms of a stylish EDC knife, the Cutjack is better. If the Modus is a great knife, the Cutjack is verging on “classic” status.

Steel Will offers the Cutjack in two sizes – the 3″ bladed C22M and the 3.5″ bladed C22. Like the Modus, they also offer it in a more upscale model with upgraded materials and blade steel. This review will be confined to the more budget oriented C22 and C22M models both of which features excellent textured FRN scales and a D2 steel blade.

The blade is a flat ground, drop point design with a flipper tab that acts as a guard and a large choil meant for chocking up. That large choil is a big part of the magic of this knife because it is actually very comfortable to use. The handle design works very well with the choil which means that the knife can feel very compact when folded but offer a handle that feels very roomy when opened. Couple that small-in-pocket-but-big-in-hand design with a very slicey blade grind, pocket-friendly scales, and a 3 ounce weight… You are approaching EDC perfection.

Steel Will’s liner locks are excellent in my experience. They lock up fully but early enough that you will get years and years of use out of them. They also do great work with flippers on phosphor bronze washers. The detent also seems to be perfectly tuned for great flipping action without the need for bearings. The action on these knives also punches well above their weight class. It locks up strong and flips well.

I think the cheaper and smaller C22M is the pick of the litter unless you need the extra size of the C22. The C22M, being smaller, really optimizes the advantages of this design.

Bargain or Just Cheap?

The Steel Will Cutjack is an incredible knife. It is a bargain at $60, let alone the $38ish you’ll actually pay. The Cutjack is lightweight, deploys smoother than many flippers costing significantly more, and offers a lot of cutting performance in a compact package.

I am using Amazon as the price baseline for this series. All knives were purchased by me from Amazon: Steel Will Cutjack Series

Our goal is to represent knives for a variety of uses from EDC, to outdoor, to tactical knives. Do you have a favorite affordable knife? Let us know about it in the comments!

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Boker Plus Stubby Strike – BladeHQ Exclusive

Boker is well known for affordable automatic knives that are actually of very good quality. This reputation is based in part on the Strike line. While previous iterations of the Strike line-up featured AUS-8 blade steel and full-size dimensions, the newest addition to the line sports upgraded D2 steel and much smaller dimensions.

The Stubby Strike is a California legal auto thanks to its 1.9″ blade. The flat ground D2 blade is paired with a 3.375″ long handle to keep the overall package compact. Like the full-size Strike, the Stubby Strike has a textured aluminum handle with sliding safety. The included pocket clip is set up for right hand, tip-up carry.

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