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Sentinel Gear Update

A lot has happened since I last mentioned Sentinel Gear. Their slim, easy to carry, no nonsense Mk3 is what put them on my radar. They have grown their line of self-defense oriented fixed blade knives considerably since then.

They have introduced a Pikal (reverse edge) knife called the Mk3 P’Kal. It features the same handle that can be found on the Mk3 with a chisel ground 1095 steel blade.

Sentinel Gear Mk3 PKal

Sentinel Gear has also introduced their take on a Persian blade. It features a sweeping, curved blade with a great tip for point driven techniques. It is also available with a sharpened false edge which makes this knife work for both edge in and edge out techniques. The Persian is available in a number of handle options and even a package that comes complete with a training drone.

Sentinel Gear Persian

I like Sentinel Gear’s style. All of their knives are well suited to carry with a handgun and their slim designs make them easy to carry toward the wearer’s centerline. These are purpose driven custom knives that are very affordable compared to many knives in this same space.

Check out Sentinel Gear’s full line of knives.

Sentinel Gear MKIII

You may know Sentinel Gear for their holsters but recently they have also ventured into the realm of purpose built, fixed-blade, self-defense knives – the type of knives that I believe should be carried as a companion to a firearm. They have introduced a knife called the MKIII and it appears to have a lot going for it.

sentinel mkiii blade

Their MKIII blade ticks off all of what I look for in a knife for this purpose…

Ease of Carry: It is slim and compact to be carried close to the body, preferably near the center-line of the body.

Point Driven: It’s blade is designed for point-driven techniques which I find to be the most intuitive.

Strong Retention: The handle promotes strong retention via a slightly hooked pommel, a deep first finger choil, and aggressive texture. The handle shape also allows the user to orient the knife by feel.

Trainer/Drone Availability: The MKIII has an affordable training drone available. This is often overlooked my makers and manufacturers.

Affordable: The MKIII is a full custom knife at the production knife price of just $150.

On top of all that, Sentinel Gear has just introduced a $40, non-metallic version called the MKIII Specter. Point driven designs are very well suited to point driven methodologies since the edge of non-metallic knives doesn’t hold up well to repeated slashing. However, with a sufficiently thick spine, a non-metallic knife can continue to pierce almost indefinitely.

The MKIII is available in a single or double edge configuration. It comes with a kydex sheath with clothe clip so that it can be carried in a variety of ways, even when you don’t have a belt.


Steel: 1095 with dark washed finish

Thickness: 1/8″

Cutting Edge: 3.5″

OAL: 7.12″

Scale Material: G10

Sheath: Kydex

Check out the MKIII at Sentinel Gear.

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