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Black Triangle Goodies at Empire Outfitters

If you are a connoisseur of discreet defensive tools, you are likely familiar with Black Triangle and their line of non-metallic implements. You probably also know that gear like their G10 Midnight Creeper, G10 Serval, and similar can be very hard to get your hands on since these items are produced in batches and tend to sell out quickly.

Empire Outfitters can help. They have a huge haul of Black Triangle goodies in bound and have opened pre-orders for all it. If you want something, you’ll need to act FAST.

Rainier Knives Launches New Model: Basecamp

The new Rainier Knives Basecamp is not just a Fastpak with a longer blade and fuller grip though it does retain the focus on lightweight, premium Elmax steel, and customizations found on the Fastpak. The Basecamp has a 7.4″ overall length and a 3.4″ blade. In spite of this larger size, it weighs in at just 2.6 ounces including the sheath thanks to a skeletonized tang and hollowed handle scales.

The Basecamp has a blade shape reminiscent of a roach belly style knife with little to no drop at the spine and a nearly continuous curve at the edge for plenty of belly. It features a high flat primary grind.

The user has their choice of handle scale colors and kydex sheath color options. Rainier Knives sheaths are actually functional for EDC right out the box which is refreshing compared to most knife makers.

The Basecamp, like the Fastpak before it, is designed, produced, and assembled in the USA.

InnerBark Outdoors x Work Tuff Gear Klapatche Companion Knife

Andy Tran of InnerBark Outdoors has a new knife design that is being produced by Work Tuff Gear. The Klapatche Companion Knife is designed to be a companion to a larger knife or axe but can also serve the role of an EDC fixed blade thanks to it’s sheath design.

The Klapatche is a companion knife to larger knives or axes for the serious adventurist or as a standalone blade for those wanting a highly capable knife in a compact and lightweight package. The wider blade allows you to dig the blade deep into wood with a baton. The thumb ramp has a hole that is the perfect size to remove bullets from cartridges so the powder can be used for fire-starting. The handle is shaped to allow for multiple grips (forward grip, reverse grip, blade down etc.). The sheath is equipped with an Ulti-Clip, keeping the sheath secured in your pocket as you draw the knife. The design and ergonomics makes the Klapatche a go-to blade for any outdoor enthusiast.


Overall Length7″
Blade Length3.5″
Cutting Edge3.1″
Blade Thickness0.098″
Type of grind Saber grind with convex cutting edge
Blade Shapedrop Point
Blade Steel SK85 carbon steel56-58 RC
Blade FinishSplatter finish
Handle Material3D machined G10
Knife Weight5 oz
Weight w/ Sheath6.4 oz
Sheath IncludedYes +Ulti Clip USA
Sheath MaterialBlack Kydex

InnerBark Outdoors produced a video of this knife that does an excellent job of conveying it’s purpose and features (as a bonus, it also contains a great look at carving wood wedges which is a very useful skill when paired with a small knife).

The Klapatche Companion Knife is available now in limited numbers and more are being produced as of the time of this writing. You can purchase them directly from

Sagewood Gear Micarta Strops

Strops don’t have to be made from leather and boring wood. They can be made from leather on CNC machined micarta.

Sagewood Gear is now offering Micarta Strops with leather adhered to .125″ thick micarta slabs that have been machined to shape and to add grip texture. They are available in two sizes and with or without strop compound loaded into the leather.

Ground Fall Gear Grifter Slim

Ground Fall Gear’s new Grifter Slim is essentially a simpler, sleeker, and more compact version of their original Grifter Neck Bag. The concept is simple, it’s just a pouch that hangs around your neck, but the applications are many. It can be used to secure travel documents, expand your EDC, carry a first aid kit, and more.

The new Grifter Slim eschews the webbing strap of the original in favor of a paracord neck lanyard. While the original Grifter Neck Bag has multiple pockets and PALS webbing, the Grifter Slim has a single pocket and a sleek exterior.

The Grifter Slim features 500D Cordura Nylon construction and a hook and loop flap closure. All Ground Fall Gear products are made in Minnesota, USA.

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