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Engines of Mayhem – Ultra Affordable Defensive Knives

I recently reviewed the Hard Ready HR-1, a knife that I praised for being a very affordable defensive knife with a useable sheath and a trainer. The HR-1 is very affordable for a dedicated defensive knife but there is another more improvised option that beats even the HR-1 away on affordability… thanks to Engines of Mayhem.

Engines of Mayhem makes an array of items around the theme of ultra-affordable defensive knives including everything you need to start training with and carrying the now ubiquitous Victorinox Bird’s Beak Paring Knife that was largely popularized by Ed Calderon of Ed’s Manifesto. This includes modifications to the knife itself, inert trainers for the knife, and kydex sheaths.

Best of all, they do this more affordably than anyone else. After all, the low cost of procuring one of these knives is part of the entire point of the concept.

If you are interested in trying out the fruit knife “concept”, Engine of Mayhem makes it easy to dip your toes in the water. They offer just the pocket sheath for those who want to modify their own fruit knives all the way up to packages that include the knife, sheath, and a trainer. You can even order a separate sheath that fits just the trainer. All of these options are inexpensive.

I recently placed an order for the full kit (knife, trainer, and pocket sheath). I also requested a sheath for the trainer (it doesn’t fit the live blade sheath). They are made to order so it can take a couple of weeks to receive your order depending on timing but I am very pleased. I definitely recommend spending a little extra on the sheath for the trainer as drawing this knife is likely a little different than what you are used to. (redirects to Etsy shop)

UltiClip Teases New Tuckable Clip

UltiClip is teasing a new holster clip. The new clip has UltiClip’s well-known, tenacious camming action but it is mounted on a “U” shaped arm that makes the clip tuckable. The clip is expected to be available on September 1st.

Keep an eye on for details.

ICE Hydration Carrier from Beez Combat Systems

Beez Combat System has a new hydration carrier option made specifically for the IcePlate Curve from Qore Performance.

The IcePlate Curve by Qore Performance was designed to be worn close to the body providing the wearer with a hands free plate carrier hydration or backpack hydration that simultaneously cools or warms the wearer. The IcePlate Curve can be worn inside some plate carrier plate bags such as any issued medium ESAPI compatible plate carrier specifically for training and physical fitness workouts. The IcePlate Curve by Qore Performance holds exactly 50 ounces of fluid or 1.5 Litres of fluid. This unique design of a hydration bladder allows the wearer to have more control over their environment by allowing the manipulation and ‘weaponization’ of various temperatures for the user.

The Beez Combat Systems ICE Hydration Carrier allows the wearer to store the IcePlate Curve hydration bladder by Qore Performance comfortably as a low profile hydration carrier system. The design of the ICE Hydration Carrier by Beez Combat Systems also allows the wearer the choice of either left or right port exits. Along with the ICE Hydration Carrier system Beez Combat Systems offers GRIDLOK attachment technology eliminating the need to source for a third party attachment technology. Beez Combat Systems’ GRIDLOK attachment technology provides the wearer with additional security and ease of attachment while simultaneously reducing the overall weight utilizing laser cut technology. The Beez Combat Systems ICE Hydration Carrier is a bottom load design that mounts to the exterior only.

On the front of the ICE Hydration Carrier by Beez Combat Systems is an additional laser cut GRID for increased real estate for additional load bearing essentials. A two inch Velcro enclosure secures the IcePlate Curve by Qore Performance into place as well as a 3″ x 6″ Velcro ID loop can be found on the hydration carrier to support moral patches, blood type or ID patches. The ICE Hydration Carrier by Beez Combat Systems can be mounted to any MOLLE/Pals style plate carrier with GRIDLOK attachment technology.

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Veterans Day – 2020

Thank you, veterans, for your service. We appreciate what you’ve done to foster freedom in this county.

Happy Veterans Day to you all!

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