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THE CUTTING EDGE: CRKT Provoke

CRKT Provoke features patent-pending Kinematic forward opening blade that allows for safe carry and rapid deployment without changing your grip on the handle. Blade’s conveyance path does not cross any part of your hand with typical use. The karambit has become a very popular… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: Emerson CQC-8

Photos by Katie and Rebecca Davis Emerson CQC-8 earned the moniker “the Banana” because its profile strongly resembles that of the fruit. Paired with a hand, the Banana’s ergonomics become obvious. The Emerson CQC-8 is not the newest, trendiest piece of gear. And in… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: Hogue EX-F01 Fixed-Blade Knife

Hogue EX-F01 is an outstanding combat and survival knife. It’s available in two blade lengths and comes with Hogue milspec Cordura Ballistic Nylon sheath. Hogue is best known for its outstanding firearms accessories, but Hogue also makes some of the best knives on the… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: CRKT KUK

CRKT KUK’s profile is readily identifiable as Kukri-type blade. Ryan Johnson collaborated with CRKT in its design. Photo: CRKT An edged weapon has a primitive appeal that is hard to deny. In many ways, proficiency with a knife in your hands can be more… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: Newest Spyderco Para 3

Popular Spyderco Para 3 is now available with a tough non-reflective Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) blade coating that’s bonded to the premium CPM S30V stainless steel blade. It’s practical and tactical. Looks great too. The Para 3™ is the latest generation of the Spyderco… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: Colonel Blades Colonel Folder & NoVz

Colonel Folder from Colonel Blades is designed to give you the edge. Designed for shooters, it leverages existing skills. In a close-quarters lethal-force encounter, we may not have the time or ability to deploy our firearm. A dedicated knife for personal defense is an… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: Spyderco Genzow HatchetHawk

Genzow HatchetHawk is an outstanding new utility tomahawk from Spyderco. It was designed by German outdoorsman and historian Martin Genzow. Axes have served as a tool and weapon throughout history, from the dawn of toolmaking through today. The hand axe or tomahawk is a… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: SOG Strat Ops Auto

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools was founded in 1986 by designer and toolmaker Spencer Frazer. Named after the elite Vietnam-era Special Forces military group known as the Studies and Observation Group, the company’s first knife was a replica of the original SOG Bowie knife. The SOG Strat Ops Auto is… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE Hogue HK Karma First Response Tool

HK Karma is versatile new knife from Hogue Knives designed for duty. Author tested this version with spearpoint blade and black G10 handles. Heckler & Koch and Hogue, Inc. have partnered to release a family of high-performance knives designed and built for law enforcement,… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: TOPS Knives Mini Pry Knife

TOPS Mini Pry Knife was designed at the request of law enforcement officers who needed a compact, easily carried, low-profile breaching tool. TOPS Mini Pry Knife has 4¼-inch partially serrated 5160 spring-steel full-tang blade with pry-bar tip and… Read More